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New Zealand National Track Cycling Championships - IM

Invercragill, New Zealand, March 13-17, 2007

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Race 8 - March 16: Evening session

Young group of four breaks 4000m team pursuit record

A team of four prepares for the start
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A team of New Zealand's best junior male cyclists that was compelled to attempt to break the under 19 New Zealand team pursuit 4000m record was one of the highlights of the pen-ultimate day of the 2007 track national championships in Invercargill. Myron Simpson (Auckland), Jason Christie (Mid-South Canterbury), Tom Scully (Southland), and Shane Archbold (Mid-South Canterbury) raced together for the first time and set a new record time of 4.21.705, smashing the old record time of 4.35.575 set in Wanganui in 1997.

In the final of the men's team sprint, the Canterbury team of Adam Stewart, Pete Murray, and Matt Fox beat their new national record from this morning, with a time of 47.040 seconds.

A star studded line up of New Zealand's best female cyclists fought out the women's 20km points race, with defending champion Jo Kiesanowski narrowly beating Catherine Cheatley. The result was decided in the final sprint when Kiesanowski narrowly beat Cheatley, giviing her a total of 18 points, with Cheatley and Katri Laike both finishing on 17.


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Womens 20km Points race
1 Jo Kiesnaowski Canterbury                                      
2 Catherine Cheatley West Coast North Island                     
3 Katri Laike Otago                                              
Mens 30km points race
1 Anthiny Chapman Otago                                          
2 Tim Bennett Waikato                                            
3 Scott Murray Auckland                                          
AWD tandem (Athletes with Disability)
1 Not provided                                                   
2 Jane Parsons and Michelle Laurenson West Coast North Island    
3 Neelusha Memon and Annaliisa Farrel Canterbury       

4000m Team Pursuit U19 record attempt

1 Myron Simpson, Jason Christie), Tom Scully, Shane Archbold      4.21.705