WORLD ROAD CHAMPS
Maddi's sadly flu affected road race power file and GPS. Shows the severity of the course and her power was down from what we know she was capable of.
WORLD MASTERS TRACK CHAMPS
Harri Rajaniemi placed 6th in the 40-44 750m TT and 7th in the Match Sprints.
CANTERBURY TRACK CYCLING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The track season has started at Denton Park and we have also started the Development Programme for Junior Cyclists to get started in the sport. I have led this programme for several years (and also in 1993) and it is a great fun watching riders come through and many like Olivia Podmore and Christine Lambley go on to become National Champions!
Have been contracted by BikeNZ to deliver content on coaching, track cycling physiology and track riding technique up in Te Awamutu on the 19-20th of October. I did the level 1 course myself in 1995 and the level 2 in Sydney in 1997. I taught numerous level 0 courses and a couple of level 1 course back then. It is great to be back delivering information to new coaches!
Jamie Nicoll finished an excellent 6th in this multi day Enduro event in France. He now heads to Italy for the final round of the Enduro World Series.
YUNCA JUNIOR TOUR OF SOUTHLAND
Christine Lambley 2nd in U15 Girls on GC. Olivia Podmore won the Sprint Ace in U17 Girls. Holly Edmondston 5th in U19 Women on GC and 2nd in Sprint Ace. Lucy Timmings 3rd in U19 Sprint Ace.
SOUTHLAND JUNIOR TRACK CARNIVAL
Some top class racing. Olivia won the Invitational Women's Keirin and was part of a NZ squad that beat the Australians in an Italian Pursuit. Holly was dominant in the U19's women's racing. Was down in Invercargill on behalf of Canterbury Track Cycling so ran a session to bring everyone up to speed and then provided support to all Canterbury riders while the racing was going on.
MELBOURNE TO WARRNAMBOOL
This is one of Australia's biggest and historical single day races and is now part of the Australian NRS. It was a main target for Sam Horgan and having never raced for 7 hours before required some extra planning and nutritional guidance. Sam took his good form from winning the Benchmark Series and Great South Coast Tour and his preparation and converted potential into a HUGE VICTORY!!!
It was also a great success for the Budget Forklifts teams demolishing the top class field to take a never achieved before 1-2-3 in the event.