17 Dec 2010

NZ win gold at cycling World Cup event in Colombia

6:57 pm on 17 December 2010

The New Zealand women's team pursuit has won a gold medal at the UCI World Cup cycling event in Colombia.

The trio of Alison Shanks, Lauren Ellis and Rushlee Buchanan beat the United States in the final by over three seconds.

It's the same combination which won a bronze medal at the world champs earlier this year, setting a world record in the process.

The men's team finished third in their event.