CyclingNZ Home
Victory at the Prijs Stad Roeselaere - Belgium
26 Apr, 2010 - Clinton Avery

I got another victory today – one in which I have been waiting a while to get. After last week’s near victory I wanted so badly to make up for it.

Today’s race was the perfect one to seek revenge as I know all the roads like the back of my hand (it’s my training area). The race was 170km with two laps over the Kemmelberg. It was the same race as the Women’s World Cup event held there today, the only difference was we had five local laps and they only had two.

I started the race not feeling 100% so I though I would try taking the start easy for a change – well that lasted all of about the neutral zone. The flag went down and I began attacking.

When I was finally convinced the legs weren’t good I went and sat back in the peloton. Just as I did that, the break goes.

Our team missed the break so we had the duty of chasing, but the break wasn’t a very strong group so we weren’t too worried. The second time up the Kemmel we had pretty much caught the break and the legs were feeling a little better.

I thought it was time for another attack.

I hit the top of the climb hard and only six other guys could hold me. About 20km later we were joined by fifteen other riders, including two of my teammates. It was going to make the job a little easier coming into the finish.

We started the local laps and the attacks began, but 5x 9km is still a fair way to go.

Fortunately with the other two (Arthur and Jens) and myself were just taking turns at following or attacking ourselves so the work load wasn’t too great. However, my work load was doubled after the feed zone when I crashed.

I took a feed bag and as I was sorting it out a gust of wind caught my front wheel and turned me inside out before I knew what was going on. I ended up rolling the front tubular off. The wheel change took longer then it should have after the crash so I spent the next half to 3/4 of the lap chasing, but I got back on eventually.

On the last lap we were down to four riders, Arthur, myself and two others. We decided that I was the better sprinter so Arthur was on attack duty.

His final attack into the last corner with 600m to go forced the other two to chase, setting me up perfectly for the sprint.

I crossed the line with a solid lead over the second place getter. Just the win I needed to make up for last week’s shambles.

It couldn’t have turned out more perfect for me!

Click to enlarge...

Latest News
fi’zi:k are to supply world-class saddles to the best of the UCI WorldTour, with Team Sky, BMC Racing Team, Movistar Team, AG2R La Mondiale and Lotto NL-Jumbo on the 2018 roster. The quality of the squads and their ambitions for the forthcoming season should make for some highly entertaining >>
fi’zi:k are delighted to announce the roster of top-level riders who will be wearing the highly praised, award-winning R1B shoes throughout the 2017 season. The hit-list of Olympic, World and National Champions includes sprinters, climbers and puncheurs from across the globe, opting for the >>
The Kenyan Riders Downunder team will make their first visit to Aotearoa in January when they line up to race in the New Zealand Cycle Classic, an elite men’s road cycling race held entirely in the Wairarapa. The Kenyan Riders Downunder (KRD) team, made up of Australian, New Zealand and >>
Latest Articles
fi’zi:k’s new shoe, Terra X5 promises improved comfort, performance and protection for every rider on any terrain from trails and singletrack to forest road. The new Terra X5 is adaptive; its Volume Control means improved fit through an asymmetric opening and the Boa L6 Dial B dial running >>
Team Skoda Racing â€" New Zealand’s leading elite cycling team - are heading to China to take on the Tour of Quanzhou Bay - internationally ranked UCI 2.2 race. The race is a new addition to the Asian UCI circuit and will be contested over 3 days - 2-4th December. The tour will consist of three >>
To raise funds and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, Jonathan Douglas in association with Hayden Roulston (Ex professional Tour De France rider and NZ Olympic Silver Medallist) are searching for amateur cyclists who want the challenge of a lifetime by riding every stage of >>
2013 fizik
Rouler Cycles
ELITE Italia 190609
ISM Saddles
Morgan Blue Cleaning
 Photo Gallery
Tour de Vineyard Jersey Wearers 2011 Tour de Femme
Tour de Femme Waterfront Auckland TT 2-10-10
Home Kiwi Riders Sports Science Beginners Articles Riders Reports Tech Corner Contact
© 2018 | Login | Design by OnfireDesign