Jaime Nielsen will attempt to a New Zealand hour track record for women.  The Olympian and world track championship medallist will make the attempt on the hour record on Friday 21st July from 6pm at the Avantidrome in Cambridge.

Since the UCI World Track Cycling Championships in Hong Kong, Jaime Nielsen has been keeping us in suspense as to what her next goal would be.  In Hong Kong Nielsen formed part of the team pursuit squad that won a hard fought bronze medal, racing alongside Rushlee Buchanan, Michaela Drummond, Racquel Sheath and Kirstie James.  

But last week the announcement was made, and on Friday 21st July the attempt will be made on the New Zealand hour record for women.  Voice of cycling, Del Woodford, will be calling the event which will see Nielsen tackle the banks of the Avantidrome from 6pm.  

Currently the world hour record for women stands at 49.980km, set by America’s Evelyn Stevens in Colorado on 27th February 2016.  Closer to home though is the former hour record of Australia’s Bridie O’Donnell, who stopped the clock having covered 46.882km in 60 minutes.

We will keep you posted with more information as the record attempt comes closer.  The event will be open to the public to come and support Jaime Nielsen, with gold coin donations going towards Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari.


Photo:  Eugene Bonthuys


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