2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Hamish Bond

  • 24/03/2018
Hamish Bond
Cyclist Hamish Bond. Photo credit: Photosport

Age: 32
Height: 1.90m
Event: Time trial
Born: February 13, 1986
Social links: @hamish.bond.54 (Facebook)

Probably the best known athlete in the NZ cycling team owes his reputation to his feats in the rowing arena.

Bond is a two-time Olympic champion, combining with Eric Murray in the coxless pair at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

The duo also won seven world titles - including one coxed pair - and maintained an eight-year unbeaten streak through to their retirement after the 2016 Olympics.

While Murray fell out of competitive sport, Bond switched his attention to road cycling with immediate success.

He had already dabbled in the bike, contesting the 2009 Tour of Southland and returned to that event after Rio.

Bond was selected for the 2017 world championship time trial, puncturing early and finishing 39th. He bounced back by winning the 2018 national title with a new course record and wound up his Commonwealth Games preparation with victory at the Oceania Championship.