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Subway Aiming for a Podium Finish

Media release 29 January 2008

Subway Aiming for a Podium Finish

Subway Cycling Team are confident Jeremy Yates can continue his remarkable return to professional cycling in this week’s Trust House Cycle Classic Tour of Wellington starting tomorrow.

Since signing with the Subway Cycling Team last year, Yates has collected a series of prestigious wins including King of the Mountain title in the Tour of Southland and an overall win in Nelson’s four-day Tour de Vineyards earlier this year.

Leading a young but experienced Subway Cycling Team into this week’s tour, Yates says “The tour of Wellington is always a tough race but the changes to the race this year will really suit the Subway team. Most of the teams on the tour are put together for the race, giving us a strategic advantage over other riders as the most cohesive team on the tour.”

Alongside Yate’s superior hill climbing abilities, Subway rider Joseph Cooper will also be one to watch after winning the Hawke’s Bay two-day tour earlier this month.

Josh England will be Subway’s rider for the three criteriums that are included in this year’s tour while Alex Meenhorst’s reliable talent will provide Yates the necessary support required to win the tour.

Youngest team member James Williamson (18) will continue to impress this week with his tactical knowledge and ability. The Alexandra youngster has an uncanny ability to put himself into race-winning breakaways, however this tour is likely to see him play the team role for his more experienced team-mates.

Non-travelling Team Manager Greg Hume says, “The selection of this year’s team has been made from our roster following a number of impressive performances around the country of late. Each rider has a distinct role within the team with a view to achieving the desired outcome by tour’s end.”

Over the five days of racing riders will complete a total of 564 kilometres of racing. The hardest stage in this year’s tour will be stage three, a hilly 185km race around the Masterton area finishing at the top of Admiral Hill, a 16km hill climb to a total of 535 meters above sea level.


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