OUR VISION

As experienced athletes and coaches ourselves, we analysed all the variables that influence your performance and created the most comprehensive online solution possible to optimise your results.

From personalised training programmes tailor-made to YOUR individual goals and physiology, to expert advice on nutrition and race preparation, or exclusive discounts for leading sports brands, we’re always on the lookout for ways to give you that extra edge.

All our products and services are grounded in proven scientific principles and data analyses and are specifically selected to help you BE YOUR BEST!

MEET THE TEAM BEHIND THE TEAM

Steve Saunders

As a regular commentator at major events including 947 Cycle Challenge, 702 Walk-the-talk and JUMA, Steve Saunders is a familiar face (and voice!) in the South African sports industry.

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With a BPhysEd degree and professional cycling background, Steve strives to deliver best-in-class products and services and has a long history in the supply of technical equipment for sports performance monitoring and training.

 

“Modern fitness devices and equipment take the guess work out of training,” says Steve.

 

“They give you and your coach the data on TrainingPeaks to see whether you have overdone, underdone or achieved the objective of the day and facilitate an intervention,” he explained.

 

His area of speciality is the use of fitness equipment as an intervention strategy within a periodised programme, typically simplifying complex feedback mechanisms to help understand their usage in real life scenarios. Being able to understand technical data (HR, Power, Cadence, and 34 other parameters from the Wattbike) means he is able to assist the coach or athlete in the making the most efficient use of the equipment in the simplest and most practical way possible.

 

“By monitoring actual performance data such as heart rate, effort, sleep cycles and even recovery, combined with the sophisticated algorithms of our TrainingPeaks programme, we are able to adapt your training based on actual scientific data instead of only subjective feedback.”

Bosseau Boshoff

Nicknamed “The Boss” for his meticulous, no-nonsense approach to training and race preparation, Guillame Henri Bosseau Boshoff– Bosseau (pronounced Boss-O) for short – is one of our top

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high performance coaches and international team managers.

Highly qualified as both a local (Cycling SA Level 1, Club & Skill Level) and international (UCI Level 2) cycling coach, Bosseau prides himself in nurturing young talent. He coaches various well-known mountain biking and road cycling champions including Yolandi du Toit, Amy-Beth McDougal, Robyn de Groot, Waylon Woolcock, Sam Saunders and Timo Cooper and boasts several prestigious Road and Track titles himself.

 

Bosseau brings extensive experience in coaching and managing over 70 national team riders at various prestigious international events with an A-grade International Team Manager’s Licence.

 

Under his mentorship, riders have qualified and participated at World Championships, World Cup Events and Commonwealth Games, Continental Champs and Le Tour de Abitibi Canada.

 

He also co-ordinates the race appearances of professional Pro Tour and Pro Continental cyclists including Daryl Impey (Mitchelton Scott), Louis Meintjies (Dimension Data), Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Cervelo Bigla) and multiple world champion Marianne Vos (Waow Deals Pro Cycling) at South African national championships or big events such as Cape Cycle Tour or 947 Cycle Challenge.

VIRGILIA TESTA

Virgilia is PTS’s highly skilled “Formula One engineer” trained to identify athletes’ biomechanical strengths and weaknesses and fine tune them for peak performance.

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With a BA Sports Psychology and honours in Biokinetics, Virgilia is primed and passionate about helping athletes reach their full potential by improving their mobility, flexibility and strength through customised exercise programmes.

 

Her experience in working with elite athletes including the Sharks Rugby Team, Dolphins Cricket Team and other professionals at Prime Human Performance Institute in Durban gives Virgilia a unique insight into the demands of high performance training and rehabilitation from injury.

DAVID Pieterse

David has been racing bikes in 1989 and retired in 1998 to follow his passion for woman’s cycling, which he now specialises in.

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With over 20 years’ experience in the industry he is known as one of the best team managers as well as mechanics in road cycling.

Managing individuals and teams such as Liberty Life, Cycle Lab, Momentum, Biogen, Supercycling, Lotto Belisol and currently Demacon Max Wax women’s team David is well versed in all things cycling. He understands the sport better than most and has taken individuals and teams to win several South African and international podiums.

David along with his wife Lynette Burger – ex professional cyclist – manages the Performance Through Science Speed Centre. Dedicated to providing exceptional service and expert advice on a wide variety of subjects, David is a great asset to the world of cycling and our team.

CASPER Bester

Former head mechanic for MTN Qhubeka (now Dimension Data for Qhubeka) Casper Bester returned from Europe to found Chain Wizard

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and build on his reputation as the go-to mechanic for professional bicycle services. With a previous background in healthcare and

Emergency Medical Services, Casper began his career in cycling as a side-hustle working for local professional cycling teams at the local classics and later as mechanic for the South African national team at tours and championship events within Africa.

His reputation for exceptional workmanship preceded him and he was soon snapped up by MTN Qhubeka as they began their international campaign in earnest. Whilst working on the World Tour, Casper was part of the team’s successes across Europe, Africa and Asia including Gerald Ciolek’s win at Milan San Remo and support of the South African national team at World Championships.

Through opportunities provided by the team’s sponsors, Casper’s enginuity was recognised with training at SRAM in Holland and product development camps with Trek.

Even before his time in Europe, Casper could see a gap in the South African cycling market for a service and maintenance focused facility.

The world is a busy place, and the demand by successful business people with a serious cycling habit for exceptional worksmanship and attention to detail was not being sufficiently catered to. Chain Wizard Mobile was birthed to cater to this need, offering services on-premise without the need to travel to a bicycle shop.

As the business has grown and evolved, Casper continues to remain at the cutting edge in development and advancements in the sport to ensure he remains able to provide his clients the best advice and worksmanship available.

david low

David Low is a Professional South African Mountain Bike athlete and Cycling Coach at Performance Through Science (PTS).

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David has been involved in the sport of Mountain Biking for the past 20 years. In 2003, David received SA Colours when selected to represent South Africa at the XCO World Championships in Laguna, Switzerland and in 2014, he represented South Africa at the World Marathon Championships.

Since then he has achieved significant race results both locally and nationally. David is considered an amicable, well-disciplined and enthusiastic individual with a very positive approach and takes great interest in the training and development of young aspiring athletes. His current goal – to win the title of SA Marathon Champs, is a sure indication of his commitment to the sport of cycling.

ODELLE JOUBERT

Former pro cyclist and multiple South African & provincial road cycling, duathlon and road running champ, “Dee” Joubert is one of our very experienced female coaches.

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Her years on some of the top women’s teams in South Africa provide a wealth of “inside info” backed by proven a proven coaching track record, current training techniques and the sophisticated TrainingPeaks™ software.

Qualified in Exercise Science, Sports Nutrition and several renowned Coaching courses (as well as a BComm Marketing), Dee loves how all the various sporting disciplines, fitness industry, wellness, nutrition & technology – is constantly pushing boundaries for performance.

She has made it her business to stay abreast of all the new fitness trends, training equipment and devices. Combining this with her experience as a Master trainer – “Trains the Trainers” – on Power Training, Wattbike and Technogym, is very familiar with how to leverage the latest technology with time-efficient, effective training to reach your potential.

“Motivation comes from within but I believe that dreams can be realised with the right guidance and commitment. You CAN always take yourself to the #NEXTLEVEL,” adds Dee.

Whether you are a beginner, professional athlete, busy executive or stay-at-home mom, Dee is able to design a fun, functional training programme that will keep you fit, fulfilled and motivated to reach new heights!

lynette Burger

Former Continental champion, All African Games South African and Provincial Road and Track champion, world age category champion for road, time trial,

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as well as winner of the Cape Town Cycle tour (2015 – 3months after her first baby was born) and many more local races, Lynette Burger has travelled the world racing in African countries and all over Europe.

Lynette has been involved in numerous sports since a young age ranging from Netball where she played for the Free State Province, tennis, gymnastics winning several medals and competitions, to athletics in track and field events.

It was only later in her life that she got introduced to cycling and fell madly in love with it.
Lynette rode for her first professional team in 2004 which was Liberty Life then proceeded to race for many teams after that and now currently for Demacon Max Wax Woman’s team.

Lynette represented South Africa in 2008 in Europe racing in most major tours – Tour de l’Ardeche, Tour of Toscana and UCI World Cup to name a few. In 2010/2011 she had the opportunity to ride for Lotto Belisol in Europe and did the ladies Giro d Italia.

With over 14 years’ experience as one of the top performing cyclists in South Africa, Lynette has developed a passion and successfully helped growing ladies cycling. Well known for her remarkable mentoring and coaching abilities she has taken many riders under her wings teaching them vital skills required for successful racing.

Together with PTS Lynette is confident she can make a difference and continue making a positive impact on ladies cycling.
“Giving back to the sport is what I love, and it is my daily mission to get it to where I know it can be.”

JEREMY MAARTENS

Jeremy has been in cycling for 25 years, as a rider, coach, manager, administrator and a selector

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As a rider Jeremy has worked hard and had a successful pro career, he raced at an international level and made it to the highest echelons of world cycling.

A few of his career highlights include:

  • International stage race wins,
  • SA champ, road, time trial and track events.
  • World Masters Time Trial Champion

“How I see my coaching benefiting the local community and SA cycling:

I have a passion and deep desire to play and part in developing and upskilling the youth of SA cycling, they are the future of our sport.

I believe that I have the skill set and experience required to make positive influences on the youth of SA cycling.

I hope to see the day that a SA rider wins World Road Race Champs”