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Posted on Feb 26, 2012 05:34 PM AEST
Beijing Olympian Rosara bike jersey cheapJoseph will leads the BikeNZ National team at the Women’s Tour of New Zealand in the Manawatu this week.
BikeNZ has selected a six-women team with a mix of skills and experience to provide valuable training and learning opportunities for some of New Zealand’s top women road riders.
Joseph, better known for herBouygues Cycling jerseys sale mountain biking success, will be joined by experienced New Zealand track representative Kaytee Boyd along with Sequoia Cooper, Emily Collins, Kate Chilcott, and Reta Trotman for the five-day tour starting in Palmerston North tomorrow.
"It’s a fantastic opportunity for the riders to get international racing experience here at home. There is a good mix of experience and newcomers in the team. This is the chance for another tier of riders to put their hands up and show what they are capable of," said Andy Reid, BikeNZ Team Manager.
"Our main objective is to ride cohesively as a team, which will lead to results on the general classificaag2r cycling jerseytion and the chance of a stage win."
Reid will be joined by former national road cycling champion Catherine Cheatley in the Director Sportif role. An injury last year has forced Cheatley off the bike, but she is relishing the opportunity to get a taste of the other side of the sport.
"Cath has a huge amount of experience, has achieved a great deal on the bike and brings a new dimension to the team" said Reid.
Joseph will be using the intense racing to increase her fitness ahead of the upcoming Oceania Mountain Bike Championships acheap bike jersey for mennd World Cup Season as she looks to secure herself Olympic selection.
There is a strong international field for the Tour, which includes reigning Olympic champion Kirstin Armstrong (US Natio09 Barloworld Cycling Jerseynal Team), former World Champions Tatiana Guderzo (Italian National Team) and Judith Arndt (GreenEdge-AIS).
The field also includes teams from USA, cycling apparelJapan, China, Australia, Italy and other top riders from Canada, England, New Zealand and Australia.
The racing starts on Wednesday evening with a 7.1km time trial around Massey University with the Tour continuing until Sunday.
Posted on Feb 26, 2012 05:40 PM AEST
New Zealand's national cyclcaisse d'epargne cyclinging federation BikeNZ has come to the rescue of the financially hamstrung PureBlack Racing team, with the two organisations forming a partnership that will see the team able to continue in 2012.
PureBlack Racing had ambitious plans for its future in the sport, telling Cyclingnews early last year that the teamcycling apparel hoped to launch a ProConti or WorldTour team by 2015. Those ambitions were dismantled however in December of last year when finances dried up, and a difficult domestic economic environment proved debilitating to the team's future.
"The impact of the Rugby World Cup and the Christchurch disaster have made it a really tough year to raise funding for cycling apparelemerging sports like cycling and international programmes like PureBlack Racing," said Greg Cross when he reported on a grim future for the team late last year.
But after nearly twobissell cycling jerseys sale months of negotiations, BikeNZ have come to the rescue, with both organisations hoping this fresh partnership will breathe new life into the team. The team will race as a national squad, giving it eligibility at key races such as the Tour de Langkawi to which they've been invited. The full calendar is yet to be decided.
BikeNZ's Kieran Turner felt that it would be too big a loss to allow Pure Black to fold, and added there were significant synergies to be taken advantage of by the exisiting national team set up.
"PureBlack Racing has done a great job of promoting cycling, both in New Zealand and internationally andbicycling apparel has proven they have the talent, management and technical expertise required to support an international cycling team. We have too few teams like PureBlack and Subway Pro Cycling and cannot afford to lose these bianchi cycling jerseys bibsexpertise."
Turner explained that the use of facilities and a shared calendar made it a natural extension to create a partnership that could benefit both parties.
Posted on May 02, 2013 08:09 AM AEST
I hear you, Odessa. I'm not worried about ametuar cyclists or anyone with a brain. I'm concerned about the minority who use any shred of there I told you so to continue to fan the flames of anti-cycling. They're a declining number, yet with the press latching onto every opportunity to fan the flames as well, we need to keep the conversation positive while minimizing all opportunities for distractions from those positive messages. I've been involved in cycling promotion and advocacy for a long time and will always press for keeping the conversation on-topic and positive, and that includes minimizing these distractions. The simple act of flipping the photo is a bit of artistic license that removes this particular distraction, without spoiling the beautiful setting and great shot.
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