It was Vik (who else?) first spotted the man; ‘there’s a New Zealand rider winning a lot of races for Kingsnorth Wheelers in Flanders just now, you should get hold of him!’ he told me, last summer. We duly tracked down Jack Bauer and have been keeping an eye on him and talking to him, ever since.
The season total was eight wins in Flanders; then we picked up on his good ride in the Southland Tour in New Zealand – but by the time we got hold of him, he’d even topped that.
It is with pleasure we bring you our first interview with the freshly crowned New Zealand Elite road race champion, Jack Bauer of Endura Racing.