"Gobsmackingly Brilliant" rides of 2000

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Jeremy Yates


Best individual performance of any rider in any grade: Jeremy Yates, New Zealander in Junior World Race, ranked last, no team-mates, finished World Champion.

R Olsthoorn
Levin, New Zealand
Sun, 10 Dec


The best result of 2000 has to be that of New Zealand school boy Jeremy Yates winning the world junior road race, riding alone without any team mates, seeded 170th, on a very ordinary bike, the campaign financed almost entirely by his family.
Admittedly I am just a wee bit biased in my opinion, but Jeremy's achievement has made his fellow club members and kiwi cyclists immensely proud and should be the spring board for a long and successful career.

New Zealand
Tuesday, November 28