Bevin wins New Zealand time trial title for second time

Patrick Bevin (New Zealand)

Paddy Bevin claimed the newly-merged CCC Team 's first victory of 2019 when he landed the New Zealand national time trial title in Napier on Friday. The 27-year-old previously won the title in 2016. "I said I wanted to come here and take the jersey back," Bevin said in a statement released by his team. "It’s a hard race to really target and it’s the first race of the year, but I’ve really progressed with my time trialling in the past couple of seasons. It’s become a real focus so to carry the silver fern in Europe is going to be a huge honour." Bevin scorched around the course at an average speed of 47.291kph, running out a convincing winner in the event. Silver medallist Hamish Bond was the only rider to finish within two minutes of the CCC rider, coming in 1:52 behind. Hadyen McCormick took bronze, at 2:04. ...

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