17 Feb 2009

Roulston best placed NZ cyclist

6:12 am on 17 February 2009

Olympic medalist Hayden Roulston is the best placed New Zealander heading into today's second stage of the Cycle Tour of California, a 187km ride from Sausalito to Santa Cruz which includes a trip over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Roulston is in 28th place, 5 minutes behind the leader, Jeremy Vennell is 30th, Glen Chadwick is 54th and Peter Latham 68th.

Of the big names Lance Armstrong is 5th, Floyd Landis 29th , Carlos Sastre is 115th while Fabian Cancellara has withdrawn.