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College Cyclists selected for New Zealand Development Squads

December 17, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Saint Kentigern College Cyclists have continued to build on their proud tradition of excelling in road cycling, with 11 riders selected for the 2016 Cycling New Zealand road junior development programme. The programme will begin with a series of regional camps followed by a national camp in July. The camps will focus on development essentials such as team culture, physical strength, power and endurance, skills and techniques, sports science, time management, organisation and professionalism, communication and emotional resilience, race strategies, tactics, and feedback.

There will also be targeted key races to test performance and assess against progress in training. Every development squad has a national development coach who is managed by Cycling New Zealand. They will coach the squads when in camps and races and provide personal feedback on squad riders’ improvement and areas to work on. Out of this programme comes the possibility of selection for various New Zealand teams which will travel overseas to compete.

Tom Lott, Liam Cappel, Sam Titter-Dower, Connor Brown and Old Collegian James Fouche have gained highly coveted places in the prestigious Under 19 Boys Development Squad whilst Callum Walsh has gained selection in the Under 17 Boys Squad. For the first time in the history of Girls Cycling at the College, three riders have gained selection – Kate Fouche, Annabelle Waterworth and Claudia Spain in the Under 17 Girls Squad and Lizzy Mudford and Maddie Park in the Under 19 Girls Squad.

Congratulations to all these riders on their selection.

 

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