Road cyclists Hamish Bond and Linda Villumsen will try to carry on the success of their track counterparts, when they contest the time trial events at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Villumsen brings an outstanding record to the women’s 24.5km event, with six world championship medals to her name, including the 2015 title. She took gold in the time trial at Glasgow four years ago and finished sixth at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
By contrast, Bond brings very little cycling pedigree to the men’s 37.8km event, but his outstanding experience as a world and Olympic champion rower.
Although relatively new to road cycling, he has shown glimpses of his ability on the bike and may surprise the more established riders in the field.
Elsewhere, New Zealand’s other best medal hopes on Day Six may rest with hammer thrower Julia Ratcliffe, a former US college champion and silver medallist at Glasgow.
She was ranked third in the Commonwealth last year with 70.35m.
Most other medal-contending sports are still in elimination rounds, with our squash players entering doubles competition and boxing still in the quarter-final stages.
The full schedule of Kiwis in action on April 10 is:
Lawn bowls - men's singles, round three (Shannon McIlroy vs Kenya)
Shooting - men's 50m rifle prone qualifying (Ryan Taylor)
Road cycling - men's individual time trial (Hamish Bond, James Oram)
Shooting - Queen's Prize fullbore rifle, open pair, finals day two (Brian Carter, John Snowden)
Athletics - men's 800m heats (Brad Mathas)
Swimming - women's 400m freestyle heats (Carina Doyle)
Swimming - men's para 100m backstroke heats (Chris Arbuthnott, Jesse Reynolds)
Squash - women's doubles, pool matches (Joelle King, Amanda Landers-Murphy vs Malaysia)
Swimming - men's 200m individual medley heats (Bradlee Ashby, Lewis Clareburt)
Athletics - men's 400m hurdles heats (Cameron French)
Hockey – men’s pool A, Black Sticks vs Scotland
Lawn bowls - women's pairs, round three (Jo Edwards, Val Smith vs Tonga)
Lawn bowls - men's singles, round three (Shannon McIlroy vs England)
Boxing - women’s 57kg quarter-final (Alexis Prtichard vs Sri Lanka)
Squash - mixed doubles, pool matches (Amanda Landers-Murphy, Zac Millar vs England)
Shooting - men's 50m rifle prone final*
Squash - mixed doubles, pool matches (Joelle King, Paul Coll vs Papua New Guinea)
Athletics - men's 200m heats (Joseph Millar)
Road cycling - women's individual time trial (Linda Villumsen, Rushlee Buchanan)
Beach volleyball - women's quarter-finals, NZ vs Cyprus (Shaunna Polley, Kelsey Wills,
Boxing - men’s 91kg quarter-final (David Nyika vs Cameroon)
Beach volleyball - men's quarter-finals, NZ v Trinidad & Tobago (Sam O'Dea, Ben O'Dea)
Squash - mixed doubles, pool matches (Amanda Landers-Murphy, Zac Millar vs Malta)
Lawn bowls - women's triples, round three (Katelyn Inch, Mandy Boyd, Tayla Bruce vs Jersey)
Squash - men's doubles, pool matches (Paul Coll, Campbell Grayson vs St Vincent & Grenadine)
Swimming - women's 400m freestyle final
Boxing – men’s 69kg quarter-final (Leroy Hindley vs Northern Ireland)
Swimming - women's 50m backstroke final
Swimming - men's 200m individual medley final
Athletics - women's hammer final (Julia Ratcliffe)
Swimming - men's para 100m backstroke final
Basketball - women's qualifying final, Tall Ferns vs Mozambique
Swimming - women's 4x100m medley relay final (Bobbi Gichard, Bronagh Ryan, Helena Gasson, Laticia-Leigh Transom)
Boxing – men’s +91kg quarter-final (Patrick Mailata vs Northern Ireland)