MOUNTAIN BIKE XCO, SOUTH AFRICAN XCO AND TT CHAMPIONTEAM CANDICE, SUPPORTED BY FACES, SEATTLE COFFEE COMPANY, KING PRICE INSURANCE, CANNONDALE AND ROLA
Many would describe Candice as determined. When she was only 3 years old, she had made up her mind to ride to the Oribi Gorge Hotel and back - a 22km round trip. And that’s where it started. Today, it’s this same determination that drives Candice towards her goals of winning the Cape Epic and consistently placing top 10 at the World XCO.
Calling her husband, Darren, and family her greatest source of inspiration for always believing and supporting her unconditionally, Candice is motivated to push herself beyond her self-imposed limits to see how far she can go.
When she’s pushing herself to these limits, it’s Cadence Nutrition that fuels her. “I love doing sessions that are made up of mixed intervals and by the end you are totally finished”, she says. For anything under 3 hours, Candice fuels with CarboFuel - and Marathon for over 3 hours. Gels are what keeps her fighting spirit pedaling in XCO races - and Salted Caramel CarboFuel bars when she’s enjoying a longer ride. Revive is a must after hard sessions or racing.
One talent that does need any pushing is Candice’s ability to sleep. Developed at boarding school, she claims that if she is tired enough, she will sleep on any surface, no matter how noisy it is.
When times get hard in her career, Candice channels her inner 3-year old self who simply loved the joy and freedom of riding a bike. The trails in Tokai or a ride over Chapmans Peak does exactly that for her.
Being an ambassador for Cadence Nutrition means that she’s able to use and promote a product that she enjoys and believes in.
- 3rd at XCO World Champs as a Junior
- Finishing top 5 in U23 XCO World Cup Series
- 2nd in GC at Cape Epic
- 11th in XCC World Championships
- Previous African XCO Champion
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