26 May 2014

Gaze third at World Cup

8:48 am on 26 May 2014

The New Zealand rider Sam Gaze has finished third in the under 23 cross country race at the latest Mountain Biking World Cup in the Czech Republic.

Fellow New Zealander and former Junior World Champion Anton Cooper finished 11th.

18-year-old Gaze, the current under 23 New Zealand and Oceania champion, finished the race in 1 hour 18 minutes and three seconds, edging the fourth placed French rider by just one second.

The Netherlands Michiel Van Der Heijden was first almost two minutes ahead of Gaze with Frenchman Jordan Sarrou second.