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Showdown on the Streets of Takapuna
10 Dec, 2010

Tonight's RaboDirect National Criterium Championships has the making of an unforgettable showdown on the streets of Takapuna Beach in the heart of Auckland's North Shore. Run in conjunction with the North Shore City Grand Prix, the Championships have attracted an Elite field bursting with class & sure to entertain.

For the first time in the events history, team dynamics are likely to play a major role in the course of the race with the BikeNZ Track Team, Pure Black Racing, Subway & Kiwivelo all fielding serious lineups. Jerry Clayton BMW have commissioned Commonwealth Games hard man Gordon McCauley to fly the flag against Sam Bewley & Jesse Sergent (BikeNZ), Mike Northey & Roman van Uden (Pure Black), Jeremy Yates (Cannondale) and Tim Gudsell who will race for the final time in KiwiVelo colours.

Live coverage will be shown on a Big Screen adjacent to the finishline & a 1-hour production will screen on Sunday 19 December.

Racing commences at 6pm as follows: U17 Girls (6pm), U17 Boys (6.20pm), Open Age Group (6.45pm), Elite Women (7.15pm), Elite Men (7.55pm)

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A warm bath it won't be but McCauley hopes to bath in glory tonight

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