Fouché goes solo to take New Zealand title
Twenty-year-old James Fouché (Team Wiggins Le Col) stole the show to pull on the New Zealand national champion’s jersey, with a solo attack that held off older and more experienced rivals. Fouché animated the race from the start. He was part of the decisive 12-rider break and then attacked alone on the Napier Hill climb with two and a half laps of the city circuit remaining to solo to overall victory. Fouché also won the Under-23 time trial title on Friday. Kees Duyvesteyn finished second and WorldTour rider Tom Scully (EF Education First) was third 3:15 behind Fouché’ after working to ensure the move stayed away. Scully took the elite honours ahead of fellow WorldTour rider and time trial winner Patrick Bevin (CCC Team). However under Cycling New Zealand rules, only Fouché will wear the distinctive silver fern national champion’s jersey for the next 12 month. “It was a long ...
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