19 Jan 2009

Four NZ golds at world cycling event

9:08 am on 19 January 2009

In their first competitive event together, the rookie New Zealand women's cycling team has won the team pursuit at the UCI World Cup in Beijing.

Alison Shanks, Kaytee Boyd and Lauren Ellis set the second fastest time in the world for the 3,000-metre event, beating hosts China in the final.

The medal was New Zealand's fourth gold on the final night at the Olympic venue, the Laoshan Velodrome.

Auckland's Kaytee Boyd is a former mountainbiker who only got on a track bike for the first time a few weeks ago.

Lauren Ellis, of Ashburton, is just out of the junior ranks.