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  Ione Johnson and Hamish Bond win 2018 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge  
  November 24th 2018  
  Ione Johnson wins the 2018 women's Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. Photo: Supplied  
  Rain didn't dampen the celebrations in Taupo as Ione Johnson and Hamish Bond claimed victory in the elite road races at 2018 Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

In the women's race Ione Johnson won the sprint from a select seven rider group that broke away half way through the race edging out Elyse Fraser and Teresa Adam for the title. Track star Michaela Drummond lead home the main chase just over three minutes behind.

Women's Top 10

1 Ione Johnson
2 Elyse Fraser +0
3 Teresa Adam +0
4 Jenna Merrick +0
5 Georgia Christie +0
6 Kirsty McCallum +0
7 Elizabeth Stannard +3
8 Michaela Drummond +3:15
9 Bryony Botha +3:15
10 Holly Edmondston +3:15

Olympic rowing gold medallist Hamish Bond continued his successful transition to cycle as he stormed to a solo victory to take the men's crown. Bond went in to time trial mode with the bunch unable to match his power finishing two minutes behind. Commonwealth Games track medallist Dylan Kennett won the bunch sprint for second narrowly edging rising talent Corbin Strong.

Men's Top 10

1 Hamish Bond
2 Dylan Kennett +2:00
3 Corbin Strong +2:00
4 Jason Christie +2:01
5 Tom Sexton +2:01
6 Sam Horgan +2:01
7 Ryan Christensen +2:01
8 Aaron Wyllie +2:01
9 Sam Dobbs +2:02
10 Michael Torckler +2:02
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