Phillimon has a long history inside not only the team but has also been involved with our partners and the people we work with. Everywhere he's touched, fruit has come from. Parting ways with an individual as inspiring as Phillimon is definitely not easy, but we know that he will make a big success wherever he is.
"Philli" has been there, done that. He has gained valuable experience everywhere in the cycling industry. From distribution, technical work, sales, and riding as a professional. He has worked hard to get where he is, and up until today he is continuing his journey upward in the South African cycling scene.
From racing at the UCI Mountain bike Marathon World Championships twice, to winning the last stage of the KAP Sani2C whilst working full time at TRAILWOLF Cycles is a massive achievement. Phillimon's new endeavor will be alongside the Curro Schools South Africa, Future Coaches Cycling, and Grit Procurement Solutions are known as C2R.
He will fulfill a management and ambassador role within the development brand, to encourage and develop the skills in young individuals heading into the cycling industry in South Africa. We re very excited. Things are happening, even during this lockdown period South Africa is facing. We only see positive things coming out of this." ~ Izak Coetzee, Co-Founder of Cycle 2 Ride
"There are three key things to me: humility, determination, and just genuine character. "Philli" has had an incredible journey in his life. He had an introduction into cycling, sunk his teeth into it and we've literally been able to see him take that opportunity and take it to the next level. He is the first black man to win a stage at a major stage race in South Africa. He took the third stage at the 2019 Sanic2C and he's also won a number of individual events." ~ Richard Crous, PYGA Mountainbikes CEO
As Team PYGA Euro Steel, and all our partners we would like to thank you Phillimon. The time we have had with you as a professional mountain bike rider in our team will never be forgotten. Our doors to you will never close and we look forward to sharing the next step in your life with you.
Take care Mr. Sebona.