It is around 10,000km from the township of Capricorn Park in Muizenberg, Cape Town to the roads around the salt marshes of the Salinas de Torrevieja park where, on August 24, Nic Dlamini will line up for the start of the Vuelta a Espana for Team Dimension Data. 

The 24-year-old will take a breath and reflect on a journey that has taken him from riding a clunker on the streets of Capricorn to starting one of the three grand tours on the cycling calendar.

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