The triathlon team to compete at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games was named yesterday by the New Zealand Olympic Committee at the Tri NZ High Performance Centre in Cambridge. Profile Design SpeedTeam/TwentyFour member Tom Davison was one of the 3 selections to the team.
After almost leaving the sport for a “real job”, Tom has been producing powerful performances throughout the last year on TwentyFour Series wheels. At the beginning of April, Davison powered the train at ITU World Triathlon Auckland, averaging 400watts over the 40K draft-legal bike course on a 38/TwentyFour wheelset. His impressive performance catapulted fellow teammates into top 10 spots.
"It’s a huge honour to represent your country in any race; to do it at the Commonwealth Games is unreal. A lot of work has gone into making the team,” said Davison. "My parents are my biggest supporters so they were obviously over the moon. To make this team for them is my biggest motivator as they have supported me through thick and thin. Dad’s response summed it up, he just shouted ‘you have made my year, you bloody beauty’, that was a great moment, but for me now the hard work is just beginning."
Fellow Speed Team/TwentyFour pro Nicky Samuels of Wanaka was also named to the team as a reserve for the Mixed Team Relay.