Top 10 for Southland’s Corbin Strong on the World Cycling Stage

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Southland cycling world champion Corbin Strong at the SIT velodrome in Invercargill in need of maintenance. [File photo].

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Southland cycling world champion Corbin Strong at the SIT velodrome in Invercargill in need of maintenance. [File photo].

Southland’s Corbin Strong couldn’t repeat his exploits in the 2020 points race, but still recorded a top 10 at the World Track Cycling Championships in France.

Strong made his name in the cycling history books last year when, at just 19, he became the first New Zealand rider to win a World Points Championship title.

He failed in his attempt to get back in the points race at the 2021 World Championships on Saturday morning.

Although it is not to be laughed at for its ranking in the top ten on the world stage.

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Strong was seventh in the 160-lap 40 km points race.

He started out winning strongly in the opening sprint, determined every 10 laps, and collected points in six of the first eight laps before many pauses led to laps won on the pitch. Strong appeared to be part of a group that won a lap, but he and the Italian rider did not get the 20 bonus points which would have put him in contention for the bronze medal.

“There seemed to be some confusion with this lap, but to be honest I didn’t have the conditions for a better result and the best one won the race,” said Strong.

“It helped those who took part in the European Championships a few weeks ago, but it was no excuse. I didn’t have the legs today but gave her everything I had.

Strong is expected to ride in the madison with Aaron Gate on Monday morning [NZ time].

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