Hamish Bond wins men's elite time trial at National Road Cycling Championships

The former rower finished third at the event last year.
The former rower finished third at the event last year. Photo credit: Photosport

Former rower Hamish Bond's won the elite men's time trial at the National Road Cycling Championships with a hugely impressive ride in Napier.

Bond, who finished third last year, won by a minute and 29 seconds to record a time of 50 minutes and 48 seconds.

Michael Vink claimed second place, while Jason Christie finished third, a further eight seconds back.

Bond's time was a minute better than last year's champion Jack Bauer - and the conditions today were much worse than when Bauer won in 2017.

"It was hard, everytime I do a race like that I wonder what on earth I'm doing, maybe I should go back to rowing - it hurts and it carries on hurting for 50 minutes," Bond said after the race.

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