Cyclists make strong start to Glasgow buildup

Last updated 18:11 11/06/2014
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MATT ARCHIBALD: The NZ cyclist and his track sprint team mates Eddie Dawkins and Sam Webster had a clean sweep of the podium places in the UCI Keirin Cup competition at the outdoor velodrome in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania.

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New Zealand's track sprinters have made a successful start to competitive racing leading into the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Eddie Dawkins, Sam Webster and Matt Archibald had a clean sweep of the podium places in the UCI Keirin Cup competition at the outdoor velodrome in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, where the New Zealand squad is based.

Dawkins, Webster, Archibald and Ethan Mitchell all won their first round races, with Dawkins edging out Archibald in the semifinal where both progressed.

Mitchell was knocked out in the semifinals, losing out to Webster and Trinidad's Njisane Phillips.

Dawkins domination of the event continued in the final, where he finished ahead of Webster in second and Archibald in third for an all Kiwi-podium.

The squad begins weekly squad racing for the UCI Cup category one competition at Trexlertown, with a number of international teams expected to compete, including the Dutch squad.

At the end of June the New Zealand squad will move to Europe, setting up a final camp in Bordeaux, France, ahead of the Glasgow Games.

Meanwhile, sprinter Steph McKenzie will join the BikeNZ development riders to compete in a five-day competition in Adelaide this week.

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