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


5 Current Olympic Track Racers Confirmed To Ride

Canterbury Track Cycling Carnival - Jan 4th and 5th, 2013

5 Current Olympic Track Racers Confirmed To Ride

Get ready for 2 nights of adrenalin pumping action at the local Hornby Denton Park Velodrome here in Christchurch.

The stage is set for power house performances by New Zealand Olympians as they strut their stuff at the upcoming Track Cycling Carnival on January 4th and 5th 2013.

2012 Olympic medalists Simon van Velthoven and Marc Ryan will be showing what they’re made of when they go head-to-head against fellow Olympians Eddie Dawkins and Shane Archbold during the event. But that’s not all... Cantabrian and Olympian Natasha Hansen will also be there with the bit between their teeth.

Our Olympic riders are the event draw cards, but they’re not the only big hitters “riders come from all round New Zealand” says CTC Chairman Syd Martin “Canterbury alone boasts a number of National Elite and Age Group Champs”

21 year old Canterbury cyclist Michael Vink (The Vinkanator), has been turning heads on his recent return to the track claiming a Denton Park record of 4:39.21 for 4000m at the Canterbury Mid-Season Champs last weekend.

Track Carnival racing has something for everyone: One lap sprints, Keirins, Eliminations and Handicaps. There is also the two feature races – The Harcourts Wheel Race and The Hornby Working

Men’s Cup Race. Back-to-back rapid racing is fantastic for spectators and competitors alike.

The Canterbury Track Cycling Carnival is going to be a star studded event worth marking in your diary. Racing starts at 6.00pm both nights and ticket sales will be available at the gate ($10/night).

For more information

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


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>>


John McBeth: On Jonah Lomu

For many New Zealanders, the enormity of Jonah Lomu's reputation will have come as a surprise... His deeds were watched and enthused over by movie stars and musicians, politicians and superstars from other codes. He reached into the lives and homes of millions and mixed with famous people most New Zealanders would only have read about. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news