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Magnus Jamieson has been selected for the 2023 UCI Junior Track World Championships, and Oliver Keast brought home a bronze medal from the National Road Cycling Championships!

Magnus Jamieson

Magnus Jamieson, Year 12, has been selected for the 2023 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Cali, Columbia! The Championships are to be held on the 23-27 August. 

Magnus' selection comes on the back of impressive performances throughout the 2022 and 2023 seasons. Recently Magnus competed in the Oceania champs, representing NZ in a number of races, winning silver medals in 3 events.

Magnus is training hard both on the track and the road, leading into the first NZ training camp later this month. The camp will involve a number of workshops and time on the bike.

Oliver Keast

Oliver Keast competed at the National Road Cycling Championships held in Timaru on 14th-16th April in the U15 boys 36km Road & 16km time trial, bringing home a bronze medal!

Road Race: The road race was relaxed for the first 20km with the 36 riders staying together. Multiple breaks occurred but were kept in check and dragged back in by the peloton. The first real attack occurred at the 25km mark at the base of the hill climb, when Oliver and six others formed a break away. Oliver slowly drifted off the attacking group but caught back up on the downhill. Riders were exchanging attack for attack during the last 6km and the pace was fast. With 500m to go everyone was cranking and getting into position for the final sprint, where Oliver finished 7th. 

Time Trial: The time trial with 20 riders was a dead flat course. Oliver was the 2nd last rider and he knew he had to do a fairly good time. Within 3 minutes he had caught his first rider and could see others in his sight up ahead. The gap was closing and he was feeling really strong, seeing the turnaround gave him more motivation. He crashed on a wet patch on a corner, but he was able to get back on his bike and resume the ride, with a rider close behind. His leg was numb and he thought there wasn’t much chance of a medal but he kept pushing and gained the bronze medal by 2 seconds! 

Congratulations Oliver!

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