A real heart-warmer from the 2015 SBS Bank Tour of Southland came at the prizegiving dinner on Saturday night when four of the five members of the Worlds Champs gold medal Team Pursuit team - these four rode the Tour this year - presented Cycling Southland with a signed rainbow jersey for our stunning memorabilia collection.
Those World Champs riding the tour this year were Marc Ryan, Pieter Bulling, Alex Frame and Regan Gough. The fifth member was Dylan Kennett.
Marc Ryan, on behalf of the team, commented that... this was in recognition of the impact that Cycling Southland has had over the years in helping to achieve such a notable world result.
Darned nice sentiment guys - truly honoured and grateful for the recognition of the many years we were the home of elite cycling!
Huge thanks from the Deep South!