A top New Zealand team to compete in next week’s Trust House Cycle Classic has been confirmed. The Samsung-New Zealand team will be headed by 2002 tour winner and member of the Athens Olympic road team, Robin Reid, who races internationally for the Marco Polo team. Reid will be hoping to put last year’s tour disappointment behind him. He finished runner-up by just ten seconds to Canadian Eric Wohlberg.
Reid’s four teammates have been members of the New Zealand Olympic and World Cup squads over the last two years: current New Zealand Under 23 Time Trial champion Peter Latham, Tim Gudsell, Marc Ryan and Jason Allen.
"In last year’s tour, the Samsung team won stage one and team member Tim Gudsell took the first yellow jersey as tour leader. Don't be surprised if the Samsung-New Zealand team provide the mystery element this year, as a team with experience behind them they are certain to be dangerous opposition," said race director Jorge Sandoval.
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