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NZ cycling duo to retire

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/09/2016

New Zealanders Jo Kiesanowski and Matt Archibald have both announced their retirement from top-level cycling.

Kiesanowski, 37, made her New Zealand debut at the 2004 Athens Olympics, finishing 17th in the road race.

She has contested three Olympic Games and three Commonwealth Games, finishing seventh in the omnium at the 2012 London Olympics, and also winning silver in the scratch race at the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games.

She enjoyed stage wins for her pro teams in Europe and USA, finishing her 12-year professional career with her final race for Team TIBCO-SVB in US earlier this month.

Archibald has been a key part of the New Zealand men's sprint programme, moving to Invercargill and then Cambridge with the high performance team.

His breakthrough came when he won the bronze medal over the 1000m time trial at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The following year he produced an outstanding 1min 00.470sec effort to claim bronze at the world championships in the same event in Paris.

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