Southern Spars wheels lit up the track once again this weekend at the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cambridge, as the NZ team dominated the velodrome taking home an impressive medal haul.
On home soil the Kiwis set the precedent early, winning three gold medals and coming within 0.3s of a world record on the opening day in the Avantidrome.
The men’s sprint team of Mitchell, Webster and Dawkins claimed their first World Cup win since 2017, after edging out rivals Australia in the final. New Zealand’s Gough, Stewart, Kerby and Kergozou then set the second-fastest time in history to win gold in the men’s pursuit, setting a new national record by over two seconds. That win for New Zealand was then backed up by a victory in the women’s team pursuit as the team smashed their own national record to top the podium with a time of 4m16.028s.
Over the course of the event two more gold medals were won in the Men’s Madison and the Men’s Keirin, as well as two bronze medal placings in the Women’s Madison and the Women’s Scratch. This extraordinary achievement by the Kiwi cyclists has reaffirmed their world-class status in the cycling arena and forms a solid foundation for the team in their build up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Southern Spars is proud contributor to New Zealand’s sporting success. The spar builder has been involved with track cycling since 2016 with the development of the company’s new generation carbon fibre track cycling wheels that are lighter and stiffer than anything Team NZ had used before. It was a project that enabled Southern Spars to push the boundaries of innovation and showcase their expertise in a cutting-edge application. Their unique design and manufacturing technology has enabled the company produce a wheel they believe sets the benchmark in the sport.
Southern Spars wish to extend their congratulations to the NZ Track Cyclists and their support crews for their well-deserved Tissot UCI World Cup result.