5 Aug 2010

Pro Tour riders among strong Games cycling team

6:56 pm on 5 August 2010

A maximum cycling team of 26 has been named to represent New Zealand at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in October.

Experienced professionals Greg Henderson and Hayden Roulston head the men's road team, while the pursuiters Jesse Sargent, Sam Bewley, Westley Gough, Marc Ryan and Peter Latham, who all won World Championship medals, lead the track team.

Also in the road team is national champion Jack Bauer, while Gordon McCauley will ride the time trial in which he won a bronze medal at Melbourne in 2006.

The women's road team is centred on two well performed professionals in Danish-born Linda Villumsen and Beijing Olympian Cath Cheatley, while 2009 world pursuit champion, Alison Shanks and world points race silver medallist Lauren Ellis headline the women's track team.

The New Zealand Cycling Team to the Delhi Commonwealth Games is:


Track: Shane Archbold (Timaru), Sam Bewley (Rotorua), Eddie Dawkins (Invercargill), Westley Gough (Waipukurau), Peter Latham (Te Awamutu), Ethan Mitchell (Auckland), Marc Ryan (Timaru), Jesse Sergent (Feilding), Myron Simpson (Auckland), Adam Stewart (Christchurch), Simon Van Velthooven (Palmerston North), Sam Webster (Auckland).

Road: Jack Bauer (Nelson), Greg Henderson (Dunedin), Gordon McCauley (Auckland), Hayden Roulston (Christchurch). One to be added.


Track: Kaytee Boyd (Waiuku), Rushlee Buchanan (Te Awamutu), Gemma Dudley (Levin), Lauren Ellis (Hinds), Joanne Kiesanowski (Christchurch), Jaime Nielsen (Hamilton), Alison Shanks (Dunedin).

Road: Catherine Cheatley (Wanganui), Melissa Holt (Cambridge), Linda Villumsen (Auckland)