1 Jan 2011

Defending champion won't line up in Wellington Cycle Classic

11:48 am on 1 January 2011

This month's Wellington Cycle Classic will start without the defending champion.

New Zealand's Michael Torckler won last year's UCI sanctioned event but Race Director Jorge Sandoval says Torckler's team Pure Black Racing hasn't entered this year's event.

Seventeen five-man teams will compete with five from Australia.