02 Feb 2021

Tuesday 02 February 2021

During early January, Oli Fisher (Year 13, Marsden) and Tom Stephenson (Year 12, Greenbank) competed in the TSB Hawkes Bay Tour.

Hawkes Bay Tour IV


Stage 1 was an 8km individual time trial (ITT) in which Tom finished 2nd only 2 seconds off first place with Oli 5th a further 30 seconds back.

Stage 2 was a 58km road race over an undulating course with a bunch sprint to finish with Oli claiming 3rd and Tom finishing in the same bunch in 6th.

Stage 3 was another road race over 56km with Oli again claiming 3rd and Tom finishing in the same bunch in 5th.

The fourth and final stage was another road race over 60km with Tom making a big effort to get enough time on the rider holding first in the General Classification (GC) to take the title, but it wasn’t to be. Final placings on GC were, Tom 2nd, Oli 4th.

This represented a great effort on the part of the two King’s riders and they took vital points in the ongoing 10-race National Road Series, with the next race in the series the Tasman Tour over Auckland Anniversary weekend.