New Zealand's selectors have announced the NZ team for the 2005 World Track Cycling Championships in Los Angeles, from March 24-28. In accordance with the guidelines, the 10 athletes chosen have all represented New Zealand during the 2005 Track World Cup series, and their performances indicated that they would be capable of a top 6 finish at the World's.
The riders will miss the Lion Foundation National Track Cycling Championships being held in Mosgiel March 7-12 as they will be at a World Championships training camp in Mexico. Despite this, BikeNZ's High Performance Director Michael Flynn is viewing the National's as crucial to the future of New Zealand track cycling as the country's top junior cyclists are all participating, as well as New Zealand's top sprinters. Following the track championships, BikeNZ is holding a two day endurance camp for the top juniors to help them prepare for international events in the future.
World Championship Riders
Matthew Haydock (current Oceania Champion Individual Pursuit)
Greg Henderson (current World Champion in Scratch)