The New Zealand Olympic Committee has named a 15-strong track cycling team for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The athletes, made up of a mixture of experienced campaigners and exciting new talent, were officially selected to the New Zealand Team at a function at the Cambridge Avantidrome this morning.
Olympic Summer Games
Six riders return from the team that competed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, with four of those to compete in their third Olympic Games following their debuts at London 2012 – Aaron Gate, Ethan Mitchell, Rushlee Buchanan and Jaime Nielsen. Nine riders will be making their Olympic debuts.
The team includes Rio medallists Sam Webster and Ethan Mitchell; current Points Race World Champion Corbin Strong with six former world champions in Gate, Mitchell, Webster, Campbell Stewart, Regan Gough and Jordan Kerby.
The athletes are:
Women - Endurance:
Bryony Botha – Team Pursuit, Madison (reserve)
Rushlee Buchanan – Team Pursuit, Madison
Holly Edmondston – Team Pursuit, Omnium
Jessie Hodges – Madison, Omnium (reserve), Team Pursuit (reserve)
Kirstie James – Team Pursuit, Sprint (TBC)
Jaime Nielsen – Team Pursuit
Ellesse Andrews – Keirin, Sprint
Men - Endurance:
Aaron Gate – Team Pursuit, Madison (TBC), Omnium (TBC)
Regan Gough – Team Pursuit
Jordan Kerby – Team Pursuit
Campbell Stewart – Team Pursuit, Madison (TBC), Omnium (TBC)
Corbin Strong – Team Pursuit, Madison (TBC), Omnium (TBC)
Sam Dakin – Team Sprint, Keirin
Ethan Mitchell – Team Sprint, Sprint
Sam Webster – Team Sprint, Sprint, Keirin
Callum Saunders (sprint) and Nick Kergozou (endurance) have been selected as travelling reserves.
Jordan Castle, Tom Sexton, Michaela Drummond, Nicole Shields, Emily Shearman and Ally Wollaston have been named as non-travelling reserves with one of the female riders to be selected as a travelling reserve next year.