Auckland cyclist Tom David will lead the BikeNZ road team at the UCI World Junior Championships in South Africa in July. The seven-strong team will compete in road and time trial events on a 13.6km circuit that runs through the centre of Capetown on 18-20 July.
David was the best of the New Zealanders in last year's world championships in Mexico, where he placed fifth in the time trial and 21st in the road race. New Zealand has qualified six riders in the junior men's team with Te Awamutu's Emma Pettersen who is the sole female in the team.
BikeNZ has also named a team to compete in the Tour de L'Abitibi in Montreal from 25-29 July and the round of the UCI Under 19 Nations Cup from 31 July-3 August.
New Zealand UCI Junior World Junior Championships team: Patrick Bevin (Taupo), Tom David (Auckland), Tom Findlay (Palmerston North), Wade Mangham (Rotorua), Mathew Marshall (Invercargill), Alex McGregor (Alexandra), Emma Pettersen (Te Awamutu).
New Zealand Tour de l'Abitibi team: Latham Croft (Auckland), Taylor Gunman (Auckland), Oliver Harding-Sheath (Auckland), Simon Honour (Rotorua), Sam Lindsay (Auckland), Hamish Presbury (Invercargill).