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Dean, Cheatley named to Kiwi Olympics squad

Team Garmin-Chipotle's Julian Dean was named to the New Zealand Olympic cycling team this week. Dean will be joined by Timothy Gudsell (Française des Jeux) and Glen Chadwick (Team Type 1) for the men's road race, while Joanne Kiesanowski will be the sole representative for the women's road race.

Catherine Cheatley, who has accumulated good results in the United States racing for the Cheerwine team, and Peter Latham have been added to the Kiwi track team. They will join Samuel Bewley, Westley Gough, Greg Henderson, Hayden Roulston, Marc Ryan, Jesse Sergent and Alison Shanks.

New Zealand had initially qualified three spots in the women's road race, but lost two after the UCI downgraded two events which had given the country ranking points. The New Zealand federation has appealed that decision, and expects to hear whether it will regain the spots. If it does, Cheatley and mountain biker Rosara Joseph will join Kiesanowski for that event.

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