Shane Archbold wins New Zealand National Championships

Shane Archbold (Deceuninck-QuickStep) took victory at the New Zealand National Championships road race on Saturday, his first win as part of the Belgian team. The 31-year-old, a new signing for the squad in 2020, beat George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) to the line by two seconds in Cambridge.

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Brief results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shane Archbold (NZl) Deceuninck-QuickStep4:14:42
2George Bennett (NZl) Jumbo-Visma0:00:02
3Dylan Kennett (NZl) St George Continental Cycling Team0:00:55
4Aaron Gate (NZl) Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy0:00:56
5Ollie Jones (NZl)0:01:04
6Dion Smith (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:07
7Logan Griffin (NZl)0:01:10
8Hayden McCormick (NZl) Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy0:01:43
9Luke Mudgway (NZl) Black Spoke Pro Cycling Academy0:01:45
10Finn Fisher-Black (NZl) Jumbo-Visma Development Team0:02:53

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Dani Ostanek
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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix