City cyclist gains spot with Denmark-based team

Steph McKenzie, left, in action with fellow cyclist Natasha Hansen at the Invercargill velodrome this year.
Steph McKenzie, left, in action with fellow cyclist Natasha Hansen at the Invercargill velodrome this year.

Invercargill-based New Zealand track cyclist Steph McKenzie has signed with Team Novo Nordisk.

Previously known as Team Type 1, the Denmark-based team has been put together to educate, empower and inspire people with diabetes.

While the organisation is headed by a professional men's road cycling team, McKenzie is one of about 100 athletes from a range of sports around the world who are also signed to the team.

She is currently in Spain on a team bonding camp, but will return to New Zealand for the summer tomorrow.

McKenzie, a former triple-medallist at junior world championship level, will continue to train as part of the BikeNZ women's sprint programme.

The Southland Times