Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


First ever UCI Cyclocross points for NZ

26 November 2012

First ever UCI Cyclocross points for NZ

New Zealand picked up its first ever UCI Cyclocross World Cup points on the weekend at the Koksijde World Cup in Belgium.

BikeNZ riders Alex “Zander” Revell and Angus Edmond both scraped inside the top 50 finishers of the elite men at the internationally renowned event to claim their places on the UCI Cyclocross points table.

Wellington’s Revell has shown tremendous improvement since arriving in Belgium as an unknown moustache-bearing foreigner just months ago, and despite still finishing four laps down on eventual winner Sven Nys (BEL), made another step in the right direction with this performance.

“The momentum has continued to grow in equal measure to the experience and form I am gaining,” said Revell, who finished second at the first official New Zealand Cyclocross Championships in Hawke’s Bay earlier this year.

“It has been the most surreal experience, going from the humble but passionate grassroots scene in New Zealand to the big time on the world stage with a nation of people whose life really is cyclocross.”

Edmond finished one further lap behind Revell and lone Australian Lewis Rattray in the battle of the Southern Hemisphere trio.

The next UCI Cyclocross World Cup event will take place on December 2 in Roubaix, France.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


University Of Canterbury: Henry VIII’s Divorce Lawyer’s Magna Carta On Display

The University of Canterbury is publicly displaying New Zealand’s oldest copy of the Magna Carta for the first time, just as a new connection it has with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn has been discovered. More>>

Arts Festival: An Evening With Richard Dawkins

In a special one-off, New Zealand event at the Michael Fowler Centre, Dawkins will reflect on his eminent career as a scientist, and expand on the themes of inspiration, influence and ideas in his recent memoir, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Worldly And Unworldly

"Being Magdalene" by Fleur Beale The situations shown in this youth novel are shocking, scary, and very moving as we experience Magdalene’s struggle to be a perfect girl as defined by the cruel and unreasonable leader of “The Children of the Faith”, as she moves reluctantly into young womanhood. More>>

Whistle Stop: Netball NZ To Implement New INF Rules

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) will implement the new Official Rules of Netball, as set down by the International Netball Federation (INF), from January 1, 2016. Key changes include the elimination of whistle following a goal, amendments to injury time and changes to setting a penalty. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Waiata Aroha

Vaughan Rapatahana on Chappy by Patricia Grace: With this eminently readable novel Patricia Grace returns to the full-length fiction stage after a hiatus of ten years. More>>

'Ithaca' At Q Theatre: Introducing NZ's World Class Cirque Troupe

NZ’s very own cirque troupe is set to become a household name with the premier of its adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey having secured a key season in Auckland. More>>

Music Awards: The Tuis Are Broody This Year

Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year’s 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>


Sport: Richie McCaw Retires From Rugby

Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby. The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to the day, and ended in London last month when he hoisted the Webb Ellis Cup aloft for the second time. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news