30 Apr 2009

Christie posts maiden road win in Europe

7:25 am on 30 April 2009

The South Canterbury cyclist Jason Christie has enjoyed his maiden road win in Europe with victory in the Raiffeisen Grand Prix in Austria.

Christie, who's based in Belgium with the national track squad, made a solo break to win the 123-km road race in a 250-strong field.

The two-time junior world medallist is back in top shape after injury prevented him competing in the New Zealand track championships two months ago.