EIS Group will head in to next weekend’s Crowe Horwath Corporate Pursuit Finals as the number one seed after qualifying fastest at yesterday’s Grading Time Trial in Cycling Southland’s annual business track cycling competition.
The four-person EIS team covered its 1000 metre Italian pursuit in a blistering 1 minute 17.782 seconds to lead the thirty team field.
Less than half a second separated the fastest three teams with NZ Police finishing in second place in 1:18.161 to sneak in front of Fonterra’s 1:18.166 by just five one-thousandths of a second.
The top sixteen will contest the Division One competition on Sunday with NZ Fire Service’s two teams, Crowe Horwath, Whyte’s Gravel Supplies, ILT Heineken, AWS Legal, Preston Russell Law, YMCA, Environment Southland, Classic Hits, Harrex Group, SBS Bank and Opus International also making the top grade.
Division Two will feature BNZ, Amalgamated Builders, Ricoh Southland, Westpac, IFS Growth Ltd, Colac Bay Tavern, McIntyre Dick & Partners, Speights Ale House, HW Richardson, South Port, PowerNet, Mitre 10 Mega, Southern District Health Board and Waihopai Health Services.
Racing will start at SIT Zerofees Velodrome at 9:30am with the focus switching from racing the clock to racing the opponent on the other side of the track. The two division trophies are awarded at the end of an elimination round-robin format with some close racing expected on yesterday’s evidence.
Entry is just $2 for adults with children free.