19 Mar 2012

Odlin secures Canterbury double at Oceania road cycling

7:21 am on 19 March 2012

The Oceania elite men's cycling road race honours proved a winning double for Canterbury riders over the weekend.

Christchurch rider Paul Odlin outlasted a classy field over a demanding course near Queenstown to claim the elite men's title over 153kms yesterday.

His win follows the time trial victory by fellow Canterbury and Subway Pro Cycling teammate Sam Horgan earlier in the championship, where Odlin finished runner-up.

The 33-year-old edged out Australian Nick Aitken in the final sprint, with Aitken finishing second across the line to take out the Oceania under-23 title.

The strong Australian contingent dominated the championships, winning 22 of the 30 medals.