Date: Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Southland tasted further success on day two of the New Zealand club road cycling national championships in Alexandra.

Ewan Syme narrowly defeated Corbin Strong to give Southland gold and silver in the boys' under-17 road race. 

The race was a lively affair with breaks off the front on each of the three laps of the 60km race, with the airport hill providing the best platform to attack.

The breaks were clawed back with a final 10-strong group sprinting for the honours where the pair prevailed in a time of 1:37.14, just ahead of Callum Walsh from Auckland Central.

This brought Southland's medal haul today to three after world champion track cyclist Erin Criglington claimed her second silver medal of the meeting to finish second in the masters 3 women's 60km road race 16 seconds behind Fiona Humpheson from Canterbury TT.

Three of yesterday's four age group time trial winners made it a double with victories in the road race at the New Zealand Club Road Cycling Championships in Alexandra.

Under-15 time trial winners Maddison Douglas (Te Awamutu) and Laurence Pithie (Canterbury TT) along with under-17 girls winner Ally Wollaston showed their overall prowess when they took out their respective road titles.

The masters men's grades will be staged tomorrow, followed by senior, under 23 and under 19 men and women on Sunday.

The boys' under-17 medal ceremony at the national club road cycling championships in Alexandra with Southland's Corbin Strong, left, Ewan Syme, centre and Callum Walsh from Auckland Central.

Article and photo courtesy Stuff

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