Medals From the Velodrome

Christchurch omnium champion Hayden Godfrey, 30, has won gold at the Beijing UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classic series. Godfrey beat Great Britain’s Chris Newton in the men’s 60-lap, 15km scratch race final. New Zealand won silver in the men’s team pursuit, while Jesse Sergent collected gold in the men’s individual pursuit as did Alison Shanks in the women’s 3km individual pursuit. The Beijing World Cup is the fourth round of the 2008-2009 UCI Track Cycling World Cup series and features around 400 cyclists from 40 nations in 17 events over three days of racing.


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New Zealand Trail Star Nancy Jiang Rises to Success

New Zealand Trail Star Nancy Jiang Rises to Success

Chinese-born New Zealander Nancy Jiang’s determination to succeed in trail running is shaped by her upbringing, when her parents pushed for academics over sport, according to Mark Agnew who interviewed Jiang…