SUBWAY® Pro Cycling takes top two podium spots
SUBWAY® Pro Cycling takes top two podium spots on day one of elite national champs
6 January 2012
SUBWAY® Pro Cycling took first and second at the RaboDirect National Road Cycling Championship’s opening time trial event today in Christchurch.
SUBWAY® Pro Cycling’s Paul Odlin won in 49 minutes and 35 seconds beating his teammate Sam Horgan by 21 seconds. The SUBWAY® Pro Cycling team mates were the only two senior elite riders to go under 50 minutes with both riders beating World Tour Pro rider and pre race favourite Jesse Sergent who recorded 50 minutes and 3 seconds for the 40 kilometre course.
Odlin, who was at 33 was the oldest in the field today, said the win was his best in New Zealand and it was his first senior elite national title. He paid tribute to his SUBWAY® Pro Cycling team mates, management and support staff and his family, who he stressed laid the foundation for his success. He also said his preparation was a key to today’s result, and that it was an event he had targeted for some time.
Horgan said he was happy to be beaten by his team mate and was very pleased to get on the podium.