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Wholly Bagels to NZ

Wholly Bagels presented by Unichem Perham Pharmacy has announced it's team for the women's Wellington (New Zealand) UCI World Cup and Tour of New Zealand that will be held next week.

The team has been created especially for participation in these two events, building on the ongoing individual sponsorship of several developing Wellington athletes by the independent bagel cafe chain. The aim of the team is to provide the best possible platform for a group of developing cyclists to get as much as possible out of the rare opportunity of having the world's very best female cyclists racing on home soil.

The team combines the experience and leadership abilities of Wellington cross-country mountain-biker Robyn Wong (Olympian and 2006 NZ Commonwealth Games Team member) and American Category 1 road cyclist Robin Farina (on exchange from Team Kenda Tyre, USA), with some of New Zealand's most talented up-and-coming women cyclists.

Team Manager, Karl Kane said, "This team will give our two established elite-level riders (Wong, Farina) a chance to take on a supported leadership role, and offer our development riders, some are very strong all-rounders already and others great technicians or very talented climbers, the chance to play a real role in a solid team result."

Team roster: Robyn Wong (NZL, Captain: World Cup), Robin Farina (USA, Captain: Tour), Amy Mosen (NZL), Karina Wilkinson (NZL), Rosy McCall (NZL), Nicola Johnson (NZL), Pernille Fletcher (NZL, Tour only). Staff: Oli Brooke-White (NZL, Mechanic), Paul Larkin (NZL, Soigneur), Tim Wilding (NZL, Soigneur: World Cup), Karl Kane (NZL, Manager).

Sponsors: Wholly Bagels, Unichem Perham Pharmacy, Maxxis Tyres, Roadworks Bicycle Workshop, Leppin Sport, Pro4, Ultimo. DeFeet and Dopers Suck.

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