Head coach of the New Zealand National Team Tim Carswell have not yet finalized the team listing for the UCI World Track Cycling Championships in Denmark on Thursday.
Together with fellow coaches Dayle Cheatley and Justin Grace, Carswell shares that the team have settled in nicely and track sessions for them have been promising. “It is definitely going to be our toughest job to make the final decisions on who will start in the team pursuits, team sprints and some of the individual events because there is so little separating the riders.”
The sprint team for men’s will be comprised of Sam Webster, Ethan Mitchell, Eddie Dawkins, Simon Van Velthooven and Adam Stewart.
Carswell expects tough competitors at the World Championships. With names like Chris Hoy and other top cyclists who gave up the worlds for the Beijing Olympics are now back.
Carswell said that they will try to start with the best squads in qualifying for both men’s and women’s. They will not bother so much on the medal rides until they are doing it by then.
Copenhagen’s track has resurfaced for the event. Carswell noted on how warm the weather was and how he hopes it can work to their advantage. The New Zealand Team is ready to burn tyres and speed up to the finish line.