The Official race programme is now available on the UCI web site just click track, and then Junior worlds MOSCOW and you will see our Sprint Girls will have their Team Sprint on the first night of racing
Men's endurance squad is now based in Belgium racing and training. Fraser Gough won a 100km U19 Kermis from Scott Creighton. Hayden McCormick was 6th, Dylan Kennett 7th and Alex Frame (who has been there 3 months and had two wins) was 11th. They will join the rest of the team in Aigle, Switzerland to put the final touches on the preparation before they head up to Moscow.
Both Steph McKenzie and Georgia Williams put up Internationally respectable times at NZ Track Champs in March so hopefully they can go faster on the super fast track in Moscow.
Sophie williamson is also training in the States track and road before joining up with the team in Switzerland for the final build up for the Junior Worlds, the remaining team of womens endurance and womens sprint team will fly out of Auckland on the 28th of July, and will join up with the other members along the way.
Sophie was in fine form in the mass start events at Track Nationals and had got some road experience at the highest levels racing the Bay Crits in Aus at New Year against International competition. She has been placing in the track racing in T-Town in the Elite grade.
28th 2130 hrs the last of the NEW ZEALAND JUNIOR WORLDS TRACK TEAM left Auckland international air port, heading eventually for the UCI center to complete their build up. One over aurthoritarian AIR PORT securty officer deemed that you are not allowed to carry aero helmets, and casco helmets as carry on luggage to london an a direct flight with a transit stop over in LA. team and management not happy, as we all Know how well airlines can keep track of bike boxes,Last minute unpacking of bike boxes to some how hopefully pack helmets in so that they may get to destination in one piece!!!! Insurance cover yeh right!!!! The team will keep us all in the loop as things develop.
Saw Steph in Invercargill on Wed looking fit and feeling confident in the hard work she has been doing. Go hard team! I know the male enduros cant wait to get on the track after a successfull road block in Belg.
The team have all come together, and are now settled into their accomodation. All have hit the roads, to spin them legs. the sprinters have had their first gym session,The count down has begun! With recent track results from the European under 19/under 23 track champs out, giving some of our riders an indication of where some of their opposition are at 2 1/2 weeks out from the worlds. The enduros now have some targets to aim for, so as do our sprinting pocket rockets! GO TEAM!!!!!
For those who are unaware of the Kiwi team for 2011 they are:- Scott Creighton( Waikato) Alex Frame (Canterbury) Fraser Gough(Hawkesbay/East coast North Island) Dylan Kennet (Canterbury) Hayden McCormick(Te awamutu) Stephanie McKenzie (West Auckland/Southland) Paige Paterson (Auckland) Cassie Cameron (Wanganui) Georgia Williams(Auckland) Sophie Williams (Alexandra) Georgina Wilson (Auckland)
12/8/2011. The team have now left the UCI centre and will have their first official training session on the Moscow Track at 1630 hrs local time. Their training group includes the USA, Great Britain and the Ukraine teams. The final count down has begun. If anyone is interested Steph Mckenzie has a blog up and running, and will be able to keep all of us informed as the Junior worlds get closer http://stephmckenzie.blogspot.com/
13/8/2011 Just a wee up date fraser gough has got arround to add to his blog, if you are interested in some great photos of inside the moscow track try http://frasergough.blogspot.com/2011/08 ... ss.html?fb yeh I know he is not a sprinter, but they are all part of a great kiwi team