Olympic rowing champion Hamish Bond takes New Zealand time trial title

Double Olympic rowing gold medallist, Hamish Bond continues his successful switch to cycling with the New Zealand national time trial title

Hamish Bond in the 2017 World Championships.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Hamish Bond has continued his successful transition from Olympic rowing champion to cyclist, taking the 2018 New Zealand national time trial title – and all but securing a ride in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

Bond made an impact in his debut national TT last year when he finished third behind Jack Bauer and Jason Christie. After focussing on his time trialling in the past 12 months, the 31-year-old took to the top step. It's a familiar spot for Bond, who won gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games in the coxless pair and claimed eight rowing world titles between 2007-2015.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.