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Subway on the Hunt for the Double
16 Apr, 2010

The Subway – Avanti Pro Cycling Team heads to the West Coast of the South Island for two events this weekend it is determined to make its mark on.


“This weekend’s double-header is a must attend for any team intending to win the two series that both events represent,” Team Manager Greg Hume said.


The team is aiming to strengthen the advantages of leaders Gordon McCauley and Matt Gorter in the RaboPlus National Points Series event Around Brunner on Saturday, and then it turns its attention to round two of the Benchmark Series in Hokitika the following day.


“While Gordon and Matt are lying first and second in the National Points Series we will not be taking our eye off winning the actual round as any number of the Subway – Avanti riders is capable of winning it, particularly Hayden Godfrey should it come down to a bunch sprint.”


Hume said he expected late team entry Bici Vida to do its best to ensure McCauley did not secure too many points in the Brunner event in the absence of its leader Patrick Bevin who sits tied in third place in the National Series with Christchurch teenage Josh Atkins.


“Because the 2010 Benchmark Homes Tour is still in its infancy with just one round completed, that series remains wide open.  Consistency remains the key to winning any of the classifications on offer; however classifications aside, the team wants to win the Hokitika round on Sunday after missing out on podium spots in Nelson.”


“No soft Benchmark Homes round is ever won due to the high calibre of teams competing.  We are aware of strengthening the overall position of our best placed rider Gorter who is fourth overall.”


Hume stressed that while Gorter’s position was worth focusing on, attention will also be given to the team’s remaining members to collect points to ensure they are not left behind in the race for the overall title. 


“The more riders Subway – Avanti can place towards the top of the leader-board, the more strategic options we will have as the series progresses.  The team of Benchmark Homes has this luxury at present as it fills the top three overall placings.”


Subway – Avanti’s McCauley leads the National series with 210 points, with team mate Gorter second on 155 points with Atkins and Bevan tied on 100 points.

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