9 Mar 2009

NZ track cycling team named for world champs

6:49 pm on 9 March 2009

An experienced New Zealand track cycling team has been named for the UCI World Championships in Poland this month. [March 25th]

The 12 strong squad includes a number of Olympians - including Jesse Sergeant and Alison Shanks.

The pair are seen as New Zealand's big hopes in the individual pursuit and both will spearhead strong team pursuit line-ups as well.

Also heading to Poland is veteran Hayden Godfrey, who will defend the Omnium title he won at last year's World Championships.

The New Zealand team will train in Invercargill for the next week before heading to Poland.

New Zealand Team for UCI World Championships

Alison Shanks (Otago), Jamie Neilson (Waikato Bay of Plenty), Kaytee Boyd (Auckland), Lauren Ellis (Mid South Canterbury), Jesse Sergent (West Coast North Island), Marc Ryan (Mid South Canterbury), Pete Latham (Waikato Bay of Plenty), Westley Gough (East Coast North Island), Sam Bewley (Waikato Bay of Plenty), Hayden Godfrey (Canterbury), Eddie Dawkins (Southland), Simon van Velthooven (West Coast North Island).