SUBWAY® Pro Cycling’s Tayla Harrison won the prestigious 100 kilometre Blackball WMC Cycle Classic on the South Island’s West Coast on Saturday.
In an impressive display of strength the 17 year old Christchurch rider rode away from his two breakaway companions on the final lap of the 25 kilometre race circuit to record his best senior result.
“With one lap to go I attacked the two riders I was with, built up a lead and was rapt to win the race solo by over three minutes,” he said.
“It was a tough challenging circuit and I’m looking forward to more good results in SUBWAY® Pro Cycling colours.”
There was sponsorship and prizes of more than $4000 up for grabs, and newly-crowned BikeNZ Under-19 coach and former national champion Gordon McCauley showed he still has some bike racing form finishing fourth.
Harrison’s breakaway companions Hamish Schreurs and Tom Hubbard held on to finish second and third.