BikeNZ names strong team for junior champs

Last updated 13:24 08/04/2014

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Southlanders in the top 16 as young Auckland player Louis Chand wins NZ Snooker Championships Mark Hunt smashes UFC and Brock Lesnar as doping controversy rages on Lisa Carrington's Hungarian rival will have busy Rio Olympics schedule Joseph Parker plans two more fights before facing Anthony Joshua next year Joseph Parker to fight giant Ukrainian Alexander Dimitrenko in October Rio Olympics top five: Must-see events All you need to know about Joseph Parker's next opponent New Zealand's Golden Olympic moments: Sarah Ulmer in Athens 2004 Plays of the Week: TJ Perenara running over people, amazing goals and Justin Timberlake Daring divers jump 27 metres off medieval tower in La Rochelle, France

BikeNZ has named a 13 strong team of junior track riders to compete at the Oceania Championships in October, looking to develop the group ahead of the 2015 World Champs.

Palmerston North 17-year-old Campbell Stewart and Southland's Emma Cumming lead the group, having claimed several age group titles.

The team will form the basis of the next echelon of development riders to be considered for the 2015 UCI Juniors Track Cycling Championships.

Coach Ross Machejefski said he and his fellow selectors were impressed with the emerging talent at the recent national age group championships and under-19 nationals.

"We have a strong team heading to the junior track world championships this year and a number of them are eligible for this team to the Oceania event," he said.

"However we believe the Oceania Championships represent an ideal opportunity for us to look at the next group coming through and give them their first taste of international competition.

"This is an important part of their development for the following year as we look to nurture a deeper base of young talent for the future both on the track and the road."

The team is:

Female - Endurance: Michaela Drummond (Palmerston North), Makayla Smith (Southland), Ione Johnstone (Wellington), Lydia Rippon (Waimauku); Sprint: Emma Cumming (Invercargill), Jaymie King (Taupo).

Male - Endurance: Sam Dobbs (Cambridge), Lachie McGregor (Dunedin), Max Jones (Christchurch), Campbell Stewart (Palmerston North), Tom Sexton (Invercargill); Sprint: Hamish Beadle (Invercargill), Sam Buckner (Christchurch).

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