Leaders jerseys change hands for winter
After only a month back on the bike after fracturing his back in a collision with a car in late January Southlander Corbin Strong won today’s elite men’s 139 kilometre race in round four of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Timaru.
It’s shaping up well – new course, tight points stables and the key elements:
· Pro cyclist Southlander Matt Zenovich is keen on the same result as last year
· Team Skoda Fruzio’s young guns Finn-Fisher Black, Corbin Strong, Kiaan Watts and round two winner Bailey O’Donnell are all flying as they are all preparing to head to the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Switzerland in August.
· Women’s professionals Kate McIIroy and Sharlotte Lucas return to the series after missing the previous two rounds due to Commonwealth Games commitments, and
· Leading Kiwi triathlete Andrea Hewitt is racing
Southlander Matt Zenovich lost and then regained the leader’s jersey for the elite men and Ella Harris grabbed the women’s leaders’ jersey off the absent Kate McIlroy who was racing in the Commonwealth Games after an exciting double header weekend of racing in the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Hokitika.
Matt Zenovich has a chance to consolidate his lead while Ella Harris has the opportunity to take the women’s leader’s jersey as the second round of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series that features a double header weekend of racing for the first time, hits Hokitika.