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New Zealand track team loses luggage before World Cup

The field at the last track world cup in Sydney

The field at the last track world cup in Sydney (Image credit: John Veage)

The New Zealand track team arrived in Moscow to prepare for the upcoming track World Cup sans all of their luggage - again. Last year on a trip to Moscow, the squad lost all 56 pieces of their luggage according to the New Zealand Herald.

This year, coach Terry Gyde said the bikes of two team members, Jesse Sargent and Westley Gough, were delayed by one day. A variety of spare parts including power cranks, pumps, and other items are also missing.

The delayed and missing equipment will not prevent the trackies from competing, but it has distracted riders and support staff. Fortunately, after last year's experience, the team arrived farther in advance of the World Cup in order to have more time to address any travel-related problems.

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