The Oceania Road and Track Championships are coming up at the end of this month. The annual event will take place in Wanganui, New Zealand, from November 30-December 4, 2005, with the track events scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and the Road Time Trials and Races on the weekend.
The 2005 edition is the largest Oceania Champs ever held in New Zealand: a total of six countries and 220 riders are participating, including Sarah Ulmer, 2005 U23 Time Trial bronze medalist Pete Latham and Gordon McCauley, who will be going for triple header of National Road Champ, Tour of Southland winner and now Oceania Road Champ. As the event is important for Commonwealth Games selection, most of NZ’s top cyclists will be there, as well as top Australian riders coming including Athens gold medalists. The NZ Track team will be riding in Wanganui before heading off on Friday to Manchester for Track World Cup.