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Written by Peter Thorley, The Northern Advocate   
Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Evans managed to take 3rd place. Picture/Michael Cunningham

BEN Evans completed a rags to riches cycling story yesterday by taking third place overall in the Mizone Twin Coast Cycle Challenge.

It was the best ever finish by a Northlander in the event's eight-year history and is even more impressive if you realise a little more than two years ago, Evans hadn't been on a bike for five years.

He started riding from his home in Ngunguru to his job in Whangarei each day and decided he needed a light racing bike for the daily round trip.

The 36-year-old osteopath decided for a number of reasons he wanted to get back into cycling. He started riding from his home in Ngunguru to his job in Whangarei each day and decided he needed a light racing bike for the daily round trip.

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