Jorge Sandoval honoured in New Zealand

Jorge Sandoval's long-standing passion for the sport of cycling has been rewarded in the New Zealand's New Year Honours list. Chilean-born Sandoval, who has been made an Honorary Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to cycling, said he felt privileged at receiving the honour.

Sandoval fled to New Zealand as a political refugee from the oppressive regime of Dictator Augusto Pinochet in the mid 1970s. He has been a cycling administrator in his adopted country for over 25 years and he has organised over 30 elite international events in that time, including last year's international women's cycle tour and the women's World Cup cycling event.

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