Hawera's Seth Colman won the Hawera Cycling Club's senior championship 40km race after a perfectly timed surge to the line in Manaia at the weekend.
It was the first time the 24-year-old had taken the blue-riband event.
In the women's division, it was left to national veteran triathlete Janice McCallum to take top honours for yet another year.
The oldest man on the day, 63-year-old Kevin Lock, had no problems taking out the vet six category.
- Taranaki Daily News
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