So who exactly is Jens Voigt?
“Who can say that they’ve done 20 kilometers in the Tour de France on a child’s bike?
“Who can say they were flown off by helicopter [after a bad crash] and came back 12 weeks later for the next race?”
“Who has six children (yes, SIX)?”
“Who can say they broke the 1 hour record?”
“Who can say they have completed the Everest challenge?”
“Often referred to as the Chuck Norris of cycling, Jens has certainly been busy in his retirement.”
Jens Voigt, is a professional cyclist known for his aggressive riding style. He joined UCI ProTeam Trek Factory Racing in 2011. Voigt, who is estimated to have cycled around 850,000 km in his career.
“Indeed my career was a roller coaster ride in many ways. But I enjoyed and loved every moment of it. Especially off the front, alone in the wind, suffering like there was no tomorrow. These were the moments when I said to myself a thousand times: “SHUT UP LEGS, please shut up and do what I tell you!”
“I didn’t know back then that this would be the origination of a special phrase that would be used all over the world. You guys out there turned it into a slogan that would inspire others or yourself, by painting it on the roads, shouting it out loud to yourself or the the passing peloton or by tattooing (!!) it onto your bodies!”
“Thanks to all of my fans – the support all of these years has been incredible! You are simply amazing!”
“Don’t endure. Conquer.”
And now he is coming to meet his South African fans; to chat about his passion for Trek bikes, the ABC’s of cycling safety and to partake in the prestigious Cape Town Cycle Tour, as social cyclist, to help raise funds and awareness for the non-profit, Qhubeka.
He will be riding the Domane SL7. This bike has it all:
- Blistering speed.
- Incredible race comfort and stability.
- Front and rear IsoSpeed decouplers.
- IsoSpeed diminishes the fatiguing impacts of the road, allowing the rider to remain fresher for longer.