Jenner out of Trust House Cycle Classic

Chris Jenner will not be able to participate in this month's Trust House Cycle Classic. New Zealand's only Tour de France stage winner phoned tour director Jorge Sandoval from his New Caledonia home yesterday with the bombshell.

The 30 year-old is training to become a steward for Air Caledonia and only learned yesterday that the final 60 hours of on-the-job training begins during the January 26-30 tour. The Trust House-sponsored race was to be Jenner's Farewell from professional cycling and Sandoval had lured a star-studded team to Wellington in an effort to give the former Upper Hutt rider a winning sendoff.

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