City cyclist gains spot with Denmark-based team

23:17, Dec 18 2012
Natasha Hansen
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