I’ve spent the last 5 days racing the NZ Cycle Classic in Palmerston North. Previously held in the sunny Wairapa the race moved to Palmy this year for the first time and the combination of strong crosswinds, flat courses, and a strong field of riders meant that many of the 521kms were spent single-file in the gutter holding on for dear life.
On the bike the entire Wheelworks Racing team displayed an inspiring amount of class and determination. Off the bike they were, as always, heaps of fun to hang out with and talk shit.
It really was a team effort to help Mike Naylor maintain the position he gained after a ballsy move on Day 2 landed him in the winning break, and he has an incredible 20th on GC to show for it after 5 days of racing.
I’m now back in the workshop and fizzing with the excitement of finishing my first UCI tour (and all the coffee I’ve had to try and kickstart my body after a hard week.) If you’d like to discuss a new set of wheels I can be reached on 04 387 3592 or firstname.lastname@example.org