Kim le Court
I started cycling when I was 12 years old. My dad, mom and brother were all into cycling before I started. I just fell completely in love with the sport. Since I was young, my dream was to represent my country (Mauritius) at the African Championships, World Championships and the Olympics. I have had the opportunity to achieve my first and second goals, which were huge achievements for me. I went to the African Continental Championships in 2013 for XCO “Cross Country in March 2013, and I came fourth.
I then took part at the XCO World Championships in September 2013 and finished 29th and second in the African division. I competed in the Juniors Women Category as a first year junior.
A few months later, I took part in the 2014 XCO African Continental Championships in February 2014. I competed in the Junior Women’s Category and as second year Junior Women, where I came third, which I was very happy with, being a ‘roadie’.
My main focus is road cycling, I love my road bike. I also enjoy mountain biking, but road cycling has my main focus.
The 2013 XCO African Continental Championships was actually my first XCO ever. It was a huge experience for me, and, to be honest, a real shock. I never knew you could race on such a course!
From this experience, I learnt slowly, and practiced a lot, which brought me to participate at the Worlds XCO 2013 and African Champs XCO 2014.
I’ve achieved Top 5 at the youth Olympics in Beijing in 2017 during my second year junior in the road race. I have also won one of the biggest Classics in South Africa, the Amashova, and also got a hotspot sprint in the 947 Classic – racing against Marianne Vos and other elite women like Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Cherise Stander.