Kiwi cyclists drop back in Tour of Beijing

Last updated 09:04 11/10/2012

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Kiwi star Mark Hunt might quit UFC due to performance-enhancing drugs New Zealand's Golden Olympic moments: Yvette Williams in Helsinki 1952 Junior Black Sox in medal contention at world junior softball champs National boxing champion and rugby rep Sam Watt faces critical career choice Fit and healthy Jack Bauer disappointed to miss out on Olympic Games road race New Zealand kayaker Mike Dawson helps feed locals ahead of Rio Olympics Rio Olympics provides ideal motivation for Southland javelin thrower Tori Peeters Quiz: Test your sports knowledge - July 29 Marathon runner Paul Martelletti loses Rio appeal after Sports Tribunal of New Zealand decision Junior Black Sox reach world softball champs playoffs

The Kiwis have slipped well off the pace after the second stage on the Tour of Beijing cycling race in China.

Greg Henderson, who was sixth heading into the 126km stage from the Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium to Men Tou Gou in the hills west of the Chinese capital, struggled on the hills and finished 92nd, 13 minutes and 13 seconds behind the winner, German Tony Martin.

Clinton Avery was 124th at the same time and Hayden Roulston (69th) and Jesse Sergent (70th) didn't fare a whole lot better, crossing 9.06 behind Martin.

The best of the New Zealanders was George Bennett, who was 2.56 behind the winner in 56th place to be the leading Kiwi in the general classification. The RadioShack Nissan Trek rider is 45th, 3.15 behind.

Martin, the defending champion, takes a significant 50-second lead in the general classification ahead of Italy's Francesco Gavazzi.

The third of five stages in the UCI World Tour race is later today, 162.5km from Men Tou Gou to Badaling Great Wall.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content