9 Jan 2012

Vink claims greater self belief behind win at national champs

11:29 am on 9 January 2012

The New Zealand cyclist Michael Vink says greater self belief was behind his impressive win in the road race at the elite national champs in Christchurch on Sunday.

The 20-year-old stunned the senior riders competing in the 183-kilometre journey and is the first rider to win the under-23 and the overall title.

Vink will next compete in the the Tour of Manawatu later this month before heading overseas.