SOUTH AFRICANS IN THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Do not scroll down yet!!! (the correct answers are below). Can you guess the surnames of these
SOUTH AFRICANS IN THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE? And……. GO…!!!
- Lance Armstrong is, without a doubt, one of the most famous cyclists of all time with seven Tour de France victories, which have since been removed due to doping controversy, which has probably increased his fame nonetheless.
- Daryl Impey – His biggest wins to date have been the 2018 and 2019 Tour Down Under in Australia being the first ever person to win back to back titles 2019 Tour Down Under.
- Robert “Robbie” Hunter – is a retired South African professional road racing cyclist who competed professionally between 1999 and 2013. Hunter competed with UCI ProTeam Garmin–Sharp during his final professional season.
- Chris Froome – Missed out on Tour e France this year because of a serious crash erarlier the year which left him hospitalised.
- Eddy Merckx – The Cannibal – This Belgian cyclist is slated as the best cyclist of all time winning an absurd 525 times during his career which included five Tour de France’s, five Giro d’Italia’s, and one Vuelta a España as well as winning all five of the Five Monuments of Cycling: Milan–San Remo, Tour of Flanders, Paris–Roubaix, Liège–Bastogne–Liège, and the Giro di Lombardia.
- Ernst “Ertjies” Bezuidenhout – He won the Rapport Tour in 1984 and the Argus three times in 1981, 1982 en 1986. Ertjies was a strong climber and won the King of the Mountains title several times during the Rapport Tour.
- Miguel Indurain – Indurain of Spain was a dominant force in the ‘90’s winning five consecutive Tour de France’s along with the Giro twice.
- Greg LeMond – the first non-European to win the Tour de France and he not only did it once but three times. He’s the only American to ever win the Tour de France.
- Alberto Contador – Alberto Contador Velasco is a Spanish professional cyclist, one of six riders to have won all three Grand Tours of road cycling. He was the winner of the 2007 Tour de France.
10. Louis Meintjes – currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Dimension Data. He won the South African National Road Race Championships in 2014, and has finished 8th overall in the Tour de France, on 2 occasions in 2016 and 2017.