28 Mar 2011

NZ finishes with 4 cycling medals

8:20 am on 28 March 2011

New Zealand riders have matched last year's record tally of four medals at the Track Cycling World Championships that finished in The Netherlands this morning.

They were not able to add to the total despite some solid performances with experienced Christchurch Joanne Kiesanowski finishing ninth overall in the women's omnium, Southland sprinter Eddie Dawkins 10th in the men's kilo time trial and Tom Scully combining with Aaron Gate to be 13th in the 50km Madison.

BikeNZ High Performance Director Mark Elliott says the championships have been a definite pass mark for the team who will face real challenges over the next 16 months through to the London Olympics.

Most of the endurance track riders will return to various road campaigns, many with their professional teams, and will return to the track later in the year when the UCI World Cup series begins in December.