Congratulations to Michael Vink on taking out the NZ U23 road and time trial titles this weekend in Christchurch.
Vink sat calmly in the bunch for much of the 183km race before riding off the front with Jeremy Vennell to reel in a solo breakaway rider.
Vink made his race winning move on the second to last lap, dropping Vennell on the climb and going solo for the finish. Behind him James Williamson joined Vennell and in the last lap they clawed back most of Vink’s 60 second lead.
But Vink was too good holding on to win the U23 title and overall honours by just six seconds in front of a screaming home crowd.
Michael Vink wins in Tineli.
Photo credit Bruce Wilson
The Elite National Road Championships are on 5-8 January 2012 in Christchurch. This is NZ’s premier road cycling event and Tineli are a major sponsor and see the investment as a small way to give something back to cycling and to Canterbury.
The event attracts New Zealand’s top road cyclists who are chasing the prestigious national titles. It is a three day summer showcase of New Zealand cycling in the heart of the city and is always well supported by thousands of spectators.
Check out the Tineli stand at the event as well as watching our from giveaways from the Tineli team!
Full details here http://www.elitenationals.co.nz/