Two-time Olympic rowing champion wins national time trial medal

Hamish Bond, in only his first year as a professional cyclist, finishes third at the New Zealand Time Trial Championships

Hamish Bond (right) ont the podium with winner Jack Bauer ©Bruce Jenkins Photography

(Image credit: BRUCE JENKINS)

A New Zealand rower who has won two Olympic medals, the most recent in Rio, has made a spectacular transition to cycling, finishing third at his home country's National Time Trial Championships.

Hamish Bond, who has won gold in the coxless pair at both the 2012 and 2016 Games and also counts eight world championship medals in the discipline, switched to cycling in the aftermath of Rio and rode to an incredible podium place in Napier yesterday.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.