Smallman Wins Back To Back Races At Weekend
30 July 2012
Ian Smallman from the SUBWAY® Pro Cycling team won back to back races in Nelson and Christchurch at the weekend.
Smallman beat former Olympic cyclists Robin Reid and Chris Nicholson to win round five of Nelson’s winter series held in
the Moutere District on Saturday. He then backed up to win the final round of the PushbikesWinterWorlds series A grade
race held in Prebbleton on Sunday.
“I was stoked to win both days,” the Christchurch based cyclist said.
In Nelson Smallman was in a two person break after 40 kilometres of racing that got caught with two kilometres
remaining. He broke away again taking Reid with him and then outsprinted the Athens’s Olympian to win the 70 kilometre
race in one hour and 40 minutes.
Racing on Sunday he managed to avoid a crash that disrupted the event and rode away from the field with his SUBWAY® Pro
Cycling team mates Paul Odlin, who finished second, and Sam Horgan, who was third. Smallman’s winning time of 56 minutes
and 25 seconds was a course record.
•SUBWAY® Pro Cycling Team was New Zealand’s first professional cycling team, established seven years ago, and is
currently the country’s only professional UCI registered team.
•It has been registered as a UCI Continental team since early 2009 with a successful track record of racing in New
Zealand, Asia and the United States.