It's not often I get to take New Zealand sports royalty around the mountain bike trails of Rotorua, but that's exactly what happened last week. And this gentleman was far from what I expected. His story begins last century.
Gran Fondo World Tour, second event in Kazakhstan. The circuit comprises six cyclo-sportive events all over the world where the participants can collect points that will place them on an comprehensive ranking.
In one of the most thrilling finishes in the race’s 57-year history, Victoria’s Neil van der Ploeg (IsoWheySports-SwissWellness) powered to victory in the 2017 Grafton to Inverell Cycle Classic in race record time.