It’s just two days away! The Elite Road Nationals are around the corner and here is our list of 10 to watch in the men’s elite and U23 races coming up on Friday and Sunday.
There are a number of riders who we’re looking forward to seeing in Napier, with a number of them riding the course for the first time having not ridden in 2016. Shane Archbold will be there, Jack Bauer will too, as will Hamish Bond and many more.
Interestingly there are only two defending champions present from last year instead of eight. There was no U23 women’s category for either road race or time trial last year, while U23 champions Hamish Schreurs from the road race and Hayden McCormick from the time trial are both absent. Also not defending his title on Friday will be Patrick Bevin who was crowned elite men’s national time trial champion last time around.
Jason Christie is back though to defend his road race crown, as is 2015 champion Joseph Cooper. Check out our 10 to watch and let us know your thoughts on who we should be keeping an eye open for this weekend!