Photo shows Nicole Begg winning the A grade ladies 500 meters in the “Tour of Timaru” from local 14 year old Prodegy Emily van den Heyden. Unfortunately the X-TECH skinsuits arrived in New Zealand & were delivered back to China, arriving back today, so Emily had to race in her South Canterbury Club Colours but showed exceptional form to win her 500 meters semi final, then gain 2nd in the final beind Coach & Team mate Nicole Begg ahead of Samantha Michael & Swiss skater Livia Meier, also both X-TECH WHEELZ New Zealand team members, for a complete final of X-TECH skaters. In the 1,000 pusuit Emily qualified 5th time, beat the 4th seed in the Quarter Final, then had to front Nicole Begg in the Semi Final, before beating Tegan Roffe in the run off for 3rd & 4th. A very promising performance in the Tour. At the N.Z. Junior road champs she suprised by winning the 200 T/T & 500 meters, then placing 2nd in the 1,000 & 3,000 points.
Photo Nicole leads Emily over the line, with Samantha & Livia next.