Date: Saturday, 10 October 2015
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Erin World MastersWhat a day at the office!
Today we had all of the NZ riders on the track for the World Masters Track Champs in Manchester.

The morning stared with Grant and Neil F teaming up with a South African and a Chilean rider for the men's 55-64 team pursuit. The qualified 3rd fasted and narrowly  missed out on the ride for gold.  In the final they caught the opposition to claim the Bronze medal.

The evening session was saw Erin ride in the combined women's 35-49 points race.  With separate podium's on offer for each of the three age brackets, the pace was fast and furious!  Erin managed a fast finishing final sprint, however it was only enough to win a silver in the 40-44 age bracket behind Susie Mitchell from Ireland.

Colin Claxton raced in the men's 65-69 points race and finished safely in the bunch.

Bill Allen pulled one out of the bag in the 75+ men's points race and claimed the bronze medal after coming from behind and winning the final sprint.

Tomorrow only Erin is left racing with the match sprints.

With one day of racing left, the NZ medal table is as follows:
Erin - gold IP, gold scratch, silver TP, silver points; Grant - silver IP, silver scratch, silver points, bronze TS, bronze TP; Colin - silver IP, silver sprints; Neil F - bronze TS, bronze TP; Bill - bronze points


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