The Subway Cycling team performed well in the Armstrong Motor Group Festival of Cycling Harbour Race on Saturday, taking two podium places and finishing with four riders inside the top 12.
Team Manager Hayden Godfrey said he was satisfied with the result that also saw the team dominate the trade team’s general classification.
Subway – Avanti rider Joe Cooper lost a sprint finish to Hayden Roulston with his team mate Michael Vink finishing third just 10 seconds behind. Roulston’s winning time was one hour 49 minutes and 51 seconds.
Vink had broken away from the leaders through the Lyttelton Bays section of the course only to be caught by Cooper and Roulston on the Evans Pass climb.
With Cooper and Roulston sharing the work in the closing kilometres of the race Vink could not catch the pair.
Subway – Avanti’s Sam Horgan was eighth, winning the chasers bunch sprint to record one hour 51 minutes and 53 seconds with team mate Nick Lovegrove recording the same time to come in twelfth.
James Williamson was the fifth Subway-Avanti rider to finish coming in 41st in two hours and seven minutes. Ian Smallman was involved in a crash in the first 10 kilometres of racing and did not finish.