July 2013

With all the Tour de France late nights over, this is what else was happening in July.

For two weeks in July, Marc was lucky enough to get to go back to California to join Ron Castia of Wenzel coaching and run a beginner’s criterium race clinic, working on everything from bikes handling skills, race skills to tactics. They got a full house with everyone going away stoked and having new tricks to work on.

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Cycling:

The south Island schools champs took place over a super cold weekend out at the Ruapuna raceway.
Amongst the big winners of the weekend was Olivia Podmore taking out both the U17 girls ITT and scratch race titles in Impressive fashion, recording the fastest TT time by a female that day and then riding away solo in the road race.
Tessa Jenkins got second in the U19 girls road race from a two person break with Holly Edmonston.
Due to the strong winds breaks won all day. From a four person break away in the U16 girls race, Rose Marshell-Lee sprints to third place.

The Rangi ruru senior team time trial A team of Charlotte Hand, Tessa Jenkins and Gabby Gray won the open girls title from Columba then Avonside girls. And their junior team of Rose Marshell-Lee, Chloe Jenkins and super star year 8 Ava Moore placed a surprise third.

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Duathlon:

Round two of the JD Duathlon series took place on the 28th with an even larger turn out to the first one.
Chloe Jenkins again won the youth girls.
Jared Pidcock won his youth category.
Dean placed 5th in the open men.
PTS Endurance Centre’s masseuse Seonaigh Conchie took third spot in the vet female class with Margaret Wood finishing 6th.

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BMX:

New Zealand recently hosted the UCI BMX world champs at Vector Arena. Local kiwi crowds along with a awesome track made for some great racing.
PT Systems would like to congratulate Tahlia Hansen for becoming the 2013 16 Girls cruiser world champion and second in the 20″ class.
Christina Freeman for making the quarter finals in a tough field.

Wicked effort girls!!!

See Tahlia’s 20″ final and cruiser final on the links below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoeKrHfojV0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1bq8DeS-QQ

 

 

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