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Keagan Bontekoning

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  • Born - 6th January 2000
  • Height - 175cm
  • Hometown - Krugersdorp, South Africa
  • racing motorbikes, hockey
  • Sani2C, Berg&bush, wines2whales

Race Highlights

  • 4X SA Track Cycling champion
  • SA XCO Cup Champion
  • 2nd African Continental Championships
  • Top 5 Wines2Whales
  • Represent South Africa at the UCI Mountainbike World Championship
  • Cape Epic Finisher
  • 1st Solo Magoeba Trek

Biography

Keagan was born into a very passionate cycling family, with his parents both being avid cyclists and owning their own bicycle shop. The bug bit at a young age when Keagan started racing cross country events (XCOs) and local races at the age of 12. He then went into the Spur Schools MTB Series, where he worked his way up the ranks and did very well.

Keagan tried his hand in all disciplines of cycling as an u/16 and showed great potential on the track and road. He then turned his focus to mountain biking in 2017, where he showed great potential as a consistent top 3 Junior (u/18).

In 2018, Keagan was won the SA XCO Cup series overall and also represented South Africa at both the African Continental Championships, where he finished 2nd, and then again at the 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

Keagan joined the Insect Science Team in 2020 after having a successful cycling season in 2019, with consistent strong results.

Cycling has taken me to many beautiful parts of the world and enabled me to meet some really amazing people. I am very proud to be a part of the Insect Science team, which is like a family and is very passionate about the sport we all love.”