21 Jan 2014

Dawkins tops Track Cycling World Cup rankings

5:22 pm on 21 January 2014

The Southland cyclist, Eddie Dawkins, has earned the award as leading sprinter after the completion of the UCI Track World Cup circuit for 2013-2014.

Dawkins gained two fourth placings and a 10th placing to top the competitive group of male sprinters after the three-round World Cup, that finished in Mexico yesterday.

Dawkins set a national record of 9.907 at the Oceania Championship this season.

He again went under the 10 second barrier to be third fastest in qualifying in Mexico at the weekend, beaten by teammate Sam Webster for the race for the bronze medal.

BikeNZ expect to announce an initial squad late this week for next month's world championships, before awaiting final confirmation of quota spots from the UCI.