2012 Oceania Track Championships
Some exciting news is happening for Manawatu at the Invercargill Velodrome for the Oceania Track Champs 2012 being held this week.
Local track cyclists from Manawatu are bringing in medals and NZ National records with outstanding efforts and huge commitment to their teams and some exceptional individual efforts have paid off for Simon van Velthooven and Jesse Sergent, both winning gold in their races last night.
First medal of the night went to Levin rider, Gemma Dudley, who’s won bronze in the women’s 3000m team pursuit.
Jesse Sergent’s team pursuit team then went on to win gold in the same night in an incredible race against the Australian team. Warm conditions inside the velodrome added an awesome night of racing with many records being broken.
It was then Simon van Velthooven’s turn on Monday night to ride for the gold medal in the individual 1000m time trial, in which he also broke the NZ record previously held by Southland rider Eddie Dawkins.
Jesse Sergent tipped it off last night with an outstanding gold winning race in his 4000m individual pursuit smashing his his own NZ record in 4:16:139, which he previously won in 2009. (photo’s in next email)
All photo’s taken by Kirsty Kaihau