Evers rides onto podium at Oceania Road Titles

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TWO weeks ago Grafton cyclist Craig Evers broke through for his first stage win in a UCI level cycling event when he beat his fellow breakaway riders to the line in Stage 2 of the New Zealand Cycle Classic.

On Friday the 23-year-old landed a new personal best - 2nd place in the Elite Men's Time Trial at the 2015 Zarrafas Oceanea Road Championships.

The Data#3 rider completed the 37.6km loop in 49 minutes and 17 seconds - 36 seconds behind winner Michael Hepburn and two seconds ahead of third placed Cameron Wurf.

The event consisted of many of Australia and New Zealand's top professional cyclists.

"Today's course wasn't too hilly and featured solid head wind which suited me nicely," Evers told his fans on Facebook.

"I'm so happy plus appreciative to come away with such a result in such a strong field. Can't thank everyone enough for their support and help. Data#3 Racing Team for giving me the opportunities it has this year already! Thank you to the management today Peter Zijerveld and Peter Richards for keeping us calm and collected."

Evers' personal cycling coach is Yamba endurance mountain bike rider Morgan Pilley.

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