Yates breaks record again in BikeNZ series

Hawkes Bay rider Jeremy Yates broke a second race record in as many weeks to extend his lead in the BikeNZ National Road Points Series in Taranaki He took out the Round Mt Egmont Classic after a slog in fierce winds over the 150km journey, clearing out in the run home from former national champion Gordon McCauley (Counties Manukau) and teammate Tom Findlay (New Plymouth).

Yates's partner Serena Sheridan (Nelson) continued her impressive run to win the women's race and extend her lead in the national points series The 90-strong field enjoyed a flying start, as they took advantage of the tailwinds over the first 60km down the coast before turning into a powerful and tricky crosswind to Eltham and the final 50km slog home directly into the strong and cold headwinds.

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