Stage five of the 2018 NZ Cycle Classic UCI Oceania Tour (Masterton criterium) in Masterton, New Zealand on Friday, 21 January 2018. Photo: Dave Lintott / lintottphoto.co.nz
Stage five of the 2018 NZ Cycle Classic UCI Oceania Tour (Masterton criterium) in Masterton, New Zealand on Friday, 21 January 2018. Photo: Dave Lintott / lintottphoto.co.nz Dave Lintott

Newbery wins KOM despite suspected broken wrist

FRASER Coast product Dylan Newbery has claimed his second King of the Mountain jersey in as many events this year.

The Mobius BridgeLane rider finished the five-stage New Zealand Cycle Classic with 12 KOM points, level with teammate Angus Lyons but ahead on countback.

And he did it a potentially broken wrist.

Newbery was caught up in a crash about 15km into Saturday's fourth stage, which unmounted several riders including the former yellow jersey holder Nick Reddish.

The former Maryborough resident powered on, and while he did not accumulate any more KOM points he managed to finish the stage.

He started Sunday's fifth and final stage, a 120km, 10-lap circuit, with his left wrist heavily bandaged and a mission to finish the tour.

His KOM win came just two weeks after he won both the KOM and sprinter's jerseys at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships in Buninyong, Victoria.



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