11 Jan 2013

Villumsen, Vink set records at Calder Stewart national road cycling

8:15 pm on 11 January 2013

The world championship medallist Linda Villumsen set an allcomers' record to claim her first New Zealand title at the Calder Stewart road cycling championships near Christchurch.

Villumsen blitzed the field to win the elite women's time trial over 25kms at Lincoln, clocking in at 33m 38s, taking more than a minute off the course record.

It proved a record-setting day with outstanding 21-year-old Cantabrian Michael Vink retaining his under-23 honours over 40kms in a time that would have comfortably won the elite men's title.

That went to Wellington rider Joseph Cooper, who celebrated the first national title for his new Australian-based UCI Continental team, Genesys Wealth Advisors.