Bike Manawatu and Cycling New Zealand are proud of the amazing results produced at the World Junior Track Champs in Switzerland by our three local Manawatu stars Campbell Stewart, Michaela Drummond and Emily Shearman.
Campbell becomes the most successful New Zealand rider in the Junior World Champs with four gold medals one better than the previous best of three held by Rio de Janeiro NZ Olympian Sam Webster.
Michaela Drummond won an incredible two Silver medals and Emily Shearman competing at her first Worlds, took home a proud Silver medal in the teams pursuit.
This is a phenomenal and well deserved result for our three track stars who’s families,coaches and supporters have been there for them every step of the way.
These outstanding achievements should encourage all those young local riders to dream big and never give up on the dream.
Tour de France 2016.
Welcome back to local masters riders Gary Buys, Derek McNab and Pat Nolan who returned from an epic month of their organised tour riding the big Tour de France mountains, raving about the beautiful countryside, baguettes and red wine with sore climbing legs. Well done boys.
Meanwhile in the real Tour de France the 21 days of this years tour served up an absolute treat for all of us to watch on the TV daily. It is sad that the amazing tour commentary and legendary picturesque country side of France are behind us for another year. But we can all get back on our own bikes and start preparing for the upcoming Feilding Festival of cycling on the 11th of September with the knowledge we now know how to ride better and faster thanks to the Tour de France.
Tour de France General Classification Results:
1. Chris Froome-Team Sky (GB)
2.Romain Bardet-AG2R La Mondiale (Fra)
3.Nairo Quintana-Movistar Team (Col)
53. George Bennett-LottoNI-Jumbo (NZ)
155.Greg Henderson- Lotto Soudal (NZ)
Jessie Sergent Retires
One of our biggest Manawatu and New Zealand cycling stars has retired at the tender age of twenty eight.
8 phenomenal medal/podium results for NZ at the Olympic Games,World Championships and Commonwealth Games puts Jessie right up there as one of NZ best.
Coach Mike McRedmond can vouch for Jessie’s raw talent that took him to become a very good professional who also got a stage podium finish in the famous Giro d’Italia one of a big three tours of Europe.
Enjoy your retirement Jessie and thank you for the excitement you brought us.