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17 Jan 2022 11:22
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  •   Home > News > Sports > Cycling

    Michael Vink is one step closer to winning his third Tour of Southland

    Michael Vink is one step closer to winning his third Tour of Southland


    The Canterbury cyclist blitzed the field in the stage eight 13 kilometre time trial around Winton with a time of 15 minutes and 31 seconds, setting a new record.

    Vink smashed Hamish Bond's time of 15 minutes and 51 seconds set in 2018.

    With one event remaining, Vink holds a three minute and 45 second lead in the general classification.

    The final event is a 77k ride from Winton to Invercargill, which gets underway at 1.30 this afternoon.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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