19 Dec 2010

More gold for New Zealand cyclists in Colombia

2:48 pm on 19 December 2010

The New Zealand track cycling team will enjoy a well deserved Christmas break after rounding of their Track World Cup in Colombia with a commanding performance in the men's team pursuit to claim gold.

The quartet of Sam Bewley, Wes Gough, Marc Ryan and Jesse Sergent led from the gun with a controlled display of power and precision to clock 4:00.637 with the Colombians losing a man under the pressure.

New Zealand ended the Cali event with gold medals in the men's and women's team pursuit and women's individual pursuit and bronze in the men's team sprint.

After two World Cup contests in Melbourne and Cali, the New Zealand contingent lead the standings in all four pursuit disciplines, second in the team sprint and third in the men's omnium.

There are two further World Cup events in Beijing and Manchester next month which provide qualifying points for World Championships in the Netherlands in March and the 2012 London Olympics.