13 Oct 2017

Friday 13 October 2017

The National Secondary School Cycling Championships took place in Feilding on 1-3 October, proving a successful event for our College Cycling team who rose to the occasion to compete against many top New Zealand representatives.

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Stand-out cyclist Theo Gilbertson (Year 12, Greenbank) claimed an impressive third place in the Under 20s Road Race of 56km, winning a Bronze medal for the College on the second day of racing.

Teacher-Liaison of Cycling Udi-Ann Delport said Theo took advantage of an early race break-away to get a lead on his top competitors.

“The initial group of 12 from a field of 60 was whittled down over the rolling course by strong attacks from Theo, which left a group of five riders sprinting for the line,” says Udi-Ann.

Promising new team member, Oliver Fisher (Year 9, Marsden), also raced well, finishing 7th in the Points Race and 10th in the Road Race for the Under 14s. These results back up his impressive first attempt at the Northern Tour where he was 6th in both the Mount Wellington Hill Climb and Criterium National Championships.

The event also marked the end of a fantastic King’s College Cycling career for the team captain Tyler Jerram (Year 13, Major). Tyler has been the College's most successful individual cyclist to date, gathering a total of eight medals while competing in the various Auckland Secondary School Road Races and Criterium events both regionally and nationally.

“He has served the King's College Cycling Club well, as both cyclist for five years and captain for 2017," says Udi-Ann.