Dunedin rider Alysha Keith showed another glimpse of her
potential with an impressive ride at the Oceania championships
in Adelaide on Saturday.
Keith claimed the silver medal in the elite women's points
race behind Australian winner Ashlee Ankudinoff.
She produced her best form over the final four laps, with a
sizzling solo break to claim maximum points and get into
It is potentially a sign of bigger things to come for Keith.
This is only the start of the summer campaign, but she looks
in fine touch.
The national championships in February will provide another
opportunity for the young Dunedin woman to impress as BikeNZ
begins to prepare for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the
Olympic Games in 2016.
The Oceania championships also gave Dunedin rider Katie
Schofield a chance to shine.
On the opening night, Schofield partnered London Olympian
Natasha Hansen to win the team sprint. The Otago rider then
finished second to Olympic medallist Kaarle McCulloch in the
500m time trial.
Southland's Pieter Bulling finished second in his first
attempt at the gruelling omnium on Saturday.