Cycling: Five riders to attend track worlds

Edward Dawkins, Simon van Velthooven and Ethan Mitchell will all compete at the track world champs. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Edward Dawkins, Simon van Velthooven and Ethan Mitchell will all compete at the track world champs. Photo / Mark Mitchell

BikeNZ will send just five riders to the world track cycling champs in Belarus later this month.

The team is based around the rising sprint squad of Simon van Velthooven, Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins

They'll be joined by Olympic team pursuit medallist Aaron Gate, who won the individual pursuit, scratch race, points race and Madison at last week's nationals.

No women have been selected, with world champion Alison Shanks unavailable through injury.

- Newstalk ZB

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