20 Jan 2013

Top 8 finishes for NZ cyclists in Mexico

5:33 pm on 20 January 2013

the New Zealand cyclists Sam Webster and Matt Archibald have grabbed top-eight finishes on the final day of the UCI World Cup track meeting in Mexico.

Webster finished fifth overall in the men's sprint and Archibald eighth.

Archibald qualified fifth in 9.737 seconds, the fastest time that any New Zealand rider has achieved.

That beat the previous best of 9.963 seconds by Eddie Dawkins at the world championships last year.

They have accumulated valuable points to hopefully cement qualifying spots for the world championships.

The riders return to prepare for the upcoming national track championships in Invercargill.