4 Oct 2010

Julian Dean only New Zealander to finish at Geelong

8:04 am on 4 October 2010

The New Zealand cyclist Julian Dean was left bitterly disappointed after ending his season at the World Road Championships in Melbourne on Sunday.

Dean was the only New Zealander to finish the men's road race, but he was 14 minutes behind winner Norwegian Thor Hushvold in 77th place.

The 35-year-old Dean rode the Italian and French tours this year but won't go to the Commonwealth Games this week.

Dean wanted to show his best in Melbourne, but was instead left fighting back the tears after the race but he says that's cycling.

Fellow New Zealand riders Greg Henderson and Hayden Roulston both withdrew during the race.