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Age Group Day 5 Photo Gallery

05/03/2011 - All the action from the final day of racing at the 2011 Championships. <view photos>


Southland Dominates Track Nationals

05/03/2011 - Southland has again proved itself to be the most powerful track cycling centre in New Zealand, defending the Cycling NZ National Points Shield with style at the RaboDirect National Track Championships, held at Invercargill's ILT Velodrome over the last 8 days. <read more>

Final Session Qualifiers Found

05/03/2011 - The final morning of qualifying at the RaboDirect Age Group Championships was held this morning at the ILT Velodrome. <click here>

Age Group Day 4 Photo Gallery

04/03/2011 - All the action from the penultimate day of racing at the 2011 Championships. Individual Pursuits, Points and Scratch Races and Team Sprints. <view photos>

Day Four Brings More Gold

04/03/2011 -  There was excitement across all events at the fourth day of the RaboDirect Age Group Track National Championship in Invercargill. <read more>

Another Day, Another National Record ... or Three

04/03/2011 - Another day day, another National Record. NZ records were threatened and beaten this morning in qualifying for the Under 19 and Masters Individual Pursuits. <read more>

Day 3 Photo Gallery

Check out Robyn Jordan's great action shots from the third evening of competition at the RaboDirect National Age Group Champs <view photos>

Family Affair for National Champ

Tim Carswell calls laps for Uncle Bruce Jones at the 2011 National Champs03/03/2011 - Southland's Bruce Jones had to share his success with plenty of mates on the third night of finals at the RaboDirect Age Group Track Championships in Invercargill.

The 55 year old Southlander won the men’s 55 years plus individual pursuit national title in record time at the ILT Velodrome.

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Record Falls to Jones

03/03/11 - Another National Record fell by the wayside this morning at the RaboDirect Age Group Championships. <read more>

Michael Culling wins the U17 Scratch Race in a Photo FinishDay 2 Photo Gallery

02/03/2011 - View all the action from the second night of finals racing at the ILT Velodrome <view photos>

Century Up For Southland

02/03/2011 - Records fell and Southland brought up its century of points on the second night of finals at the RaboDirect National Age Group Track Cycling Champs at Invercargill's ILT Velodrome this evening. <read more>

Age Group Track Nationals at the ILT velodromeDay Two Promises Plenty

02/03/2011 - Tonight's second night of racing at the RaboDirect Age Group Track Cycling Champs promises plenty as another 13 national champions will be crowned. 

This morning saw qualifying in a number of events and the start of both the Mens and Womens U19 Omniums.

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Age Groups Day 1 Photo Gallery

Images from the opening day of competition in the RaboDirect Age Group Track Champs <view photos>

Southland Dominates Opening Day

01/03/2011 - Junior world championship representative Stephanie McKenzie proved she has a bright future after a superb performance on the opening night of the RaboDirect National Age Group Cycling Championships in Invercargill tonight. <read more>

McKenzie Follows Hansen's Lead

1/03/2011 - Southland's Steph McKenzie followed the lead set by fellow sprinter Natasha Hansen in the Elite Championships by lowering her U19 National Sprint Record in qualifying this morning on the opening day of the RaboDirect Age Group Track Nationals. <read more>

Eddie Ethan and Sam celebrate raising over 1000 dollars for Canterbury with their Sprint Training ClSprinters Give Back for Canterbury

28/02/2011 - BikeNZ’s world class sprinters utilised their cycling skills to raise money for quake stricken Christchurch. Commonwealth Games medallists Eddie Dawkins (Southland) and Auckland’s Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster ran a coaching clinic at the ILT Velodrome today. 

“By sharing the skills that we have with other riders we are doing our bit for Christchurch,” said Webster.

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Natasha Hansen heads to the line to win the Womens KeirinHansen Has Eyes On London

28/02/2011 - Southland’s Natasha Hansen is the fastest girl on wheels after a dominant display at the RaboDirect New Zealand track cycling championships that finished in Invercargill tonight. 

Hansen won all four sprint events, setting two new national records in the process. <read more>

Southland Dominate Elite Champs

27/02/2011 - The 2011 RaboDirect Elite National Track Cycling Champs ended in fine style at Invercargill's ILT Velodrome tonight with the host centre laying one hand on the Points Shield. <click here>

Day 3 Photo Gallery

All the action from the third and final night of racing at the Elite Track Nationals inclucing Tom Scully and Gemma Dudley's Omnium wins and Simon van Velthooven and Natasha Hansen's domination of the sprint events <click here>

National Record Falls in Tandem

27/02/2011 - Short and fast was the order day at the ILT Velodrome this morning on the final day of the 2011 RaboDirect Elite Track National Championship. Para-cyclist Philippa Gray and her tandem pilot Laura Thompson (Southland) rode a blistering ride in the tandem kilometre time trial to set a new national record. The women set a 1.12.417 over four laps of the track. It is a massive confidence boost for the duo ahead of the para-cycling World Championships in Montichiari, Italy in the middle of March. <read more>

Jason Allen charges to the line to win the Mens Scratch RaceJason Allen Grabs Second Gold

26/02/2011 - Christchurch’s Jason Allen, with 11 national titles to his name, finally ticked off the big one when he won the individual pursuit at the RaboDirect New Zealand track championships in Invercargill tonight. But his victory in a handy 4:27.732 over talented Southland-based Marlborough rider Cameron Karwowski had a hollow ring to it. <read more>

Photo Gallery - Day 2

Shots from morning action including the Men's Individual Pursuit and Women's Omnium Flying Lap <click here>

National Sprint Record Lowered Twice

26/02/2011 - Natasha Hansen continued her success at the RaboDirect Elite Track Nationals by setting a blistering pace in the women’s sprint qualification. <read more>

Matt Archibald with his 250m TT Gold MedalSwift Rise Endorsed by Medal

26/02/2011 - When Matt Archibald rode in his first New Zealand track cycling nationals in 2008, he finished the event full of doubt. 

The former rower, who won a medal at a national level, had chucked in his first sport of choice to have a shot at cycling.

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Golden Girl Thinking of Quake

26/02/2011 - Natasha Hansen pulled something special out of the bag yesterday to win gold on day one of the 2011 New Zealand track cycling championships in Invercargill – but she did it thinking about Christchurch. <click here>

Shanks Defends Pursuit Title with Style

25/02/2011 - Dunedin’s Alison Shanks bounced back from a hasty flight home from Europe to claim her fourth individual pursuit title on the opening night of finals at the RaboDirect New Zealand Track championships in Invercargill tonight. <read more>

Southland Dominates Opening of Track Nationals

25/02/2011 - Southland riders proved their dominance in the opening session of the 2011 RaboDirect Elite Track National Championships in Invercargill this morning. <read more>

Track Nationals to Proceed as Planned

24/02/2011 - The 2011 RaboDirect Track Cycling National Championships are to proceed as planned, starting at the ILT Velodrome in Invercargill from 11am on Friday. <read more>

Laurie Tall 1948 Caledonian Games in InvercargillA Tall Cycling Story

24/02/2011 - As you watch New Zealand’s best riders powering around our world-class ILT Velodrome, take a moment to reflect on how cycling has evolved in Southland – it’s a remarkable journey. One man in particular – coaching stalwart Laurie Tall – knows the full extent of the progression that’s taken place.

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The Quest for Olympic Glory

23/02/2011 - New Zealand’s elite cyclists have embarked on an arduous journey in pursuit of Olympic glory. The London 2012 Olympics might still be 17 months away but Bike NZ has developed an extensive agenda to ensure every minute counts. <read more>

Juniors Eye 2012

Sophie Williamson at the ILT New Year Carnival22/02/2011 - Two of cycling’s young guns are following in some pretty impressive tracks in their quest to compete on the international stage. 

Dylan Kennett hails from Waimate and doesn’t have to look far for inspiration with riders the calibre of Marc Ryan and Shane Archbold proudly calling South Canterbury home. Alexandra’s Sophie Williamson need not even leave the house to find an elite rider to aspire to.

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Track Nationals Set To Go - Preview

21/02/2011 - The RaboDirect Elite Track National Championships is a showcase of New Zealand’s track cycling talent.  It is undeniable that New Zealand is one of the bigger contenders on the international track scene and that our riders are world class. The three days of the Elite events will see teammates become rivals as the BikeNZ Track Squad squabble for the national titles. <read more>

National Record holders Erin Criglington Ray Robinson and Jacqui Dearlove - Photo courtesy of SouthlMasters of the Track

17/02/2011 - The impressive feats of a Cycling Southland trio is proof it doesn’t take young legs to smash national records. 

Masters cyclists Ray Robinson, Erin Criglington and Jacqui Dearlove all claimed New Zealand records at last month’s Southland championships – an achievement they’d each love to repeat when the RaboDirect National Elite and Age Group Track Championships are staged in Invercargill later this month. <read more>

Points Shield Defence Looms

14/02/2011 - The largest ever Southland track cycling team was last  announced to defend the National Points Shield at the RaboDirect National Track Championships at Invercargill’s ILT Velodrome later this month. <read more>

2011 Southland Centre Nationals Track Team

02/02/2011 - Congratulations to all the riders who have been named by the selectors to compete in the 2011 NZ National Elite & Age Group Track Championships. <read more>

McLeay Jewellers Southland Track Championships

Lee Evans wins the McLean Cup at the 2011 Southland Track ChampsThree great days of racing in preparation for the upcoming RaboDirect Elite and Age Group Track Championships at the ILT Velodrome from February 25th.

For reports and full results from the 2011 Southland Track Champs at the ILT Velodrome click here.

Pictured left: Lee Evans wins the Open Men's 1000m Time Trial at the 2011 Southland Track Champs and with it, the prestigious McLean Cup - presented in memory of young Southland cyclist Stuart McLean by his mother Diana McLean

Next Stop National Champs

31/01/2011 - Another full week for the southern cycling fraternity as Cycling Southland hosted the annual McLeay Jewellers Southland Track Champs. Close on one hundred riders from Southland and Central Otago, along with some travellers from points further north, made the ILT Velodrome their home over three days this week, looking to impress selectors and build up to the National Track Championships at the end of next month. <read more>

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