BikeNZ has named the team to represent New Zealand at the 2007 UCI Junior Road World Championships in Mexico, as well as the team for the prestigious Tour de l'Abitibi in Canada.
For the Junior Road World Championships (Aguascalientes, Mexico), August 9-12, the team will be James Williamson (Alexandra), Tom David (Auckland), James Dobson – (Palmerston North), Alex Cull (Auckland), Shane Archbold (Timaru) and Rachel Mercer (Raumati South).
The time trial is on August 9. The road race is on August 12.
For the Tour de l'Abitibi (Val-d'Or, Quebec, Canada), July 16-22, the team will consist of James Williamson (Alexandra), Tom David (Auckland), James Dobson (Palmerston North), Josh Brown – (Palmerston North), Simon Honour (Rotorua) and Wade Mangham (Rotorua).
The Tour de l'Abitibi in Canada will be used as preparation for the Junior World Championships. Mercer will compete at various events in Europe as part of her build up programme while Archbold and Cull will prepare with the junior track team.
The junior track world championships are being held in Aguascalientes, immediately prior to the junior road world championships.