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Gudsell Star Signing for Pure Black Racing
9 Dec, 2010
PureBlack Racing today announced that the team has signed Pro Tour rider Tim Gudsell for its inaugural season on the world stage next year.  Coming from Pro Tour European team Francaise des Jeux, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to PureBlack Racing.
Tim has been back in New Zealand since the end of his European season and is still under contract to Francaise des Jeux until the end of the year.  His next race will be in Friday’s RaboDirect National Criterium Championships in Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore.
“I’ll be officially joining the team at the start of 2011,” said Tim.  “PureBlack Racing has already set the bar high with a sprint win in the Tour of Southland and a ‘Pure’ win in Taupo, I can only hope to help the team achieve more of its goals after such a fantastic start.”
“This week I’ll be competing against PureBlack Racing at the National Criterium Championships and will get a good look at my future team mates.  Takapuna is a long way from the roads of France, but New Zealand is my home and I expect to ride hard and fast while I’m on the ground here.”
Born February 17, 1984 in Fielding, Tim started out as a Team Pursuit expert competing in the Track World Championships, Track World Cup and Commonwealth Games in 2005 and 2006.  As an amateur in 2006 Tim tallied up over ten top five finishes including a number of wins in Europe. 
Tim turned pro in 2007 and is now viewed as a world class pro team rider.  His accomplishments include, winning the Team Classification, Tour Down Under Australia in 2008 with Francais de Jeux – the same year in which he rode his first Grand Tour at the Giro d’Italia.  He’s also had strong showings in the Tour of Poland and Vuelta a Espańa in 2009. 
Tim represented New Zealand in the Olympic Road Race in Beijing 2008 alongside his new PureBlack Racing teammate Glen Chadwick.
Tim lists one of his major goals as wining a stage of the Tour de France.  “To win a Tour de France stage with a Kiwi team would make the achievement even more amazing.  That’s why I am excited to be part of this new team from the outset,” commented Tim.
“Tim is a major addition to PureBlack Racing”, says team leader, Carl Williams. “We are pleased to add a Pro Tour rider of Tim’s experience to the roster and we know he will make a major contribution to the team’s organisation, power and performance.  Few Kiwi riders have European Pro Tour experience.  In fact, during 2010 only four New Zealanders were contracted to teams.  And beyond his reputation on the road, his commitment to the sport and community will benefit our younger riders.”
About PureBlack Racing
Team PureBlack Racing is a New Zealand-based professional road cycling team, launched in 2010, with the aim of becoming New Zealand’s first UCI ProTour road cycling team.  Lead by America’s Cup yachtsman, Star Class World Champion and Olympian, Carl Williams and investor and entrepreneur Greg Cross, PureBlack Racing will compete in the UCI’s US Continental Tour in 2011 with the ultimate aim of becoming a ProTour Team with entry to the Tour de France.

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