3 Sep 2009

Solid start for New Zealand mountainbikers

6:18 am on 3 September 2009

New Zealand mountainbikers produced solid performances against the power of the Europeans on the first day of the UCI World Championships in Canberra.

Twenty-two proved the number with Rotorua's Alexa Peters and Tokoroa's Michelle Bellamy the best of the New Zealanders, both placing 22nd in the under-19 and under-23 crosscountry races respectively.

There are 7 New Zealanders in action in the junior men's crosscountry today.