2 Apr 2010

Cheatley to lead NZ women's road team in China

2:32 pm on 2 April 2010

The Olympian Cath Cheatley will lead a six-strong New Zealand women's road cycling team in China next month.

The team's received a late invitation to compete in the Tour of Chongming Island, which is off Shanghai, in early May.

BikeNZ's Andy Reid says they've selected a mix of experience and youth for the tour.

Cheatley will be joined by current national time trial champion Melissa Holt, Te Awamutu's Emma Petersen, experienced Aucklander Toni Bradshaw, up and coming Tauranga rider Courtney Lowe and Wellington's Rachel Mercer, a former leading junior who raced professionally in Europe last year.