Bianca Haw was always going to be a mountain biker. As daughter to the effervescent 'Farmer Glen' Haw, the man behind world-famous races such as Sani2c, Imana Wild Ride and joBerg2c, she was around the sport from a young age.
2014 was Haw's first year out of school, with the 18-year-old relocating to Stellenbosch, both to start a university career and train in what is South Africa's hotbed of professional endurance athletes.
While she admits that adapting to a new hometown takes some time, and that she found trying to achieve in both her sporting and academic career quite a challenge, she still managed to take the South African Junior XCO title, the African Junior XCO as well as the SA Junior Marathon Championship, and the South African Junior Road title. She was ranked fifth overall in the UCI Junior XCO world cup rankings.
In 2015, she raced for a new team, Specialized, with the Sasol MTB team for Marathon races. Her main goal for this year is to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics in XCO.Read more