Myron Simpson

Myron started racing bikes at the age of 4, and has won more national titles than he can remember from BMX, to road and track championships. His first international competition was at the age of 8, from there he went on to represent New Zealand at Oceania Championships, Track World Cups, Junior and Elite World Track Championships and the Commonwealth Games in 2010. Myron lived and raced as a professional cyclist for a number years, enjoying the successes in the sport tempered with the reality of injuries and setbacks. Three broken collarbones and one broken shoulder-blade tested his love for the sport but he always managed to come back fitter and stronger through rehab and adversity without any hesitation or being put off the sport.

Myron's last track race was at the 2015 Elite National Track Champs, where he won Bronze in the 30km points race. Following that race, he decided to take a step back from cycling and see what else was out there - quickly finding a passion in helping others. He spent 6 weeks in Mexico building houses for the poor, the longest he had been without his bike, and didn't think twice about going for a ride. He knew then it was time for something else, and this is when he began coaching junior cyclists at Saint Kentigern College. Fast forward two years and Myron is now in charge of the premier boys team at St Kent's, taking them back to the top step of Team Time Trialing on numerous occasions throughout 2017.

Following on from coaching juniors, Myron focussed on coaching track cycling back at the Manukau Velodrome in Auckland - the discipline where his passion really lies and one in which he hopes to uncover the next generation of talent and give them every opportunity to reach the top of the sport. Myron’s knowledge of track cycling brings huge value to the Roulston Team. Through the school cycling scene in Auckland, Myron has been able to view the next generation of talent across a variety of schools in New Zealand's largest city.

“When Hayden asked me to join the Roulston Team, it was an easy yes! Throughout my years as a cyclist, Hayden helped me a lot with mental preparation and guidance as he had been there and done everything I wanted to achieve. I understand the processes that an athlete goes through on a day to day basis, and will pass this knowledge onto any athletes that I have the pleasure of being able to coach. Having the right processes in place, the right intentions, the right work ethic and self-belief can turn a good bike rider into a champion bike rider. Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard!”

Notable Results
2013 Elite New Zealand Madison National Championships – 1st (with Aaron Gate)
2012 PowerNet Tour of Southland – Prologue – 1st
2011 Ras Tour – Stage 5 – 1st
Being part of the PowerNet team at 2011 Tour of Southland that rode Josh Atkins into yellow on the Queen stage from Lumsden to Te Anau, then defended the jersey for two days and Josh winning the tour.
2010 Elite New Zealand Madison National Championships – 1st (with Aaron Gate)
2010 UCI Melbourne World Cup – 2nd in Madison (with Aaron Gate)
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi – 1km Time Trial – 4th
2010 Schaffen Kermesse – 1st (my first win in Europe)
2010 UCI Beijing World Cup – 2nd in Madison and Team Pursuit (my first UCI World Cup medals)
2007 UCI Junior World Track Championships Mexico – 2nd in Omnium

2013
1st, Elite New Zealand Madison National Championships (with Aaron Gate)
3rd, Individual Pursuit – Elite New Zealand National Track Championships

2012
1st, Prologue – PowerNet Tour of Southland – New Zealand
1st, Cambridge Criterium – New Zealand
2nd, Bevel Kermesse – Belgium
3rd, 4km Team Pursuit – UCI Beijing World Cup (Gough, Latham and Karwowski)
5th, Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Classic – New Zealand
10th, Prologue – Pais de Savoie – France
15th, IWT Top Competition – Belgium

2011
1st, Booischot Kermesse – Belgium
1st, Stage 5 Ras Tour – Ireland
1st, Lokeren Kermesse – Belgium
1st, Heffen Kermesse – Belgium
1st, Tour of Murray River – Stage 5 – Australia
2nd, Team Time Trial at Tour of Southland – New Zealand
Part of the PowerNet team that won the yellow jersey and finished 2nd on Teams Classification
6th, Stage 4 Tour of Southland – New Zealand

2010
1st, New Zealand Madison National Championships (with Aaron Gate)
2nd, Madison – UCI Melbourne World Cup (with Aaron Gate)
4th, 4km Team Pursuit (PB of 4.01.602 with Archbold, Gate and Karwowski)
2nd, Omnium – Oceania Track Championships – Adelaide
2nd, 4km Team Pursuit – Oceania Track Championships – Adelaide
2nd, Madison – Oceania Track Championships – Adelaide (with Aaron Gate)
4th, 1km Time Trial – Commonwealth Games Delhi
2nd, Halen Kermesse – Belgium
1st, Schaffen Kermesse – Belgium
2nd, Hoeleden Kermesse – Belgium
10th, Omnium – UCI Elite Track Cycling World Championships – Copenhagen
1st, Team Sprint – Elite New Zealand National Track Championships
2nd, 1km Time Trial – Elite New Zealand National Track Championships
3rd, Madison – UCI Beijing World Cup (with Tom Scully)
3rd, 4km Team Pursuit – UCI Beijing World Cup (Archbold, Gate and Scully)

2009
3rd, 50km Madison – Australian National Madison Championships (with Aaron Gate)
2nd, Overall Madison – New Caledonia International 4-Day Madison (with Aaron Gate)
2nd, Best overall rider from all Nations – New Caledonia International 4-Day Madison
3rd, Madison – Oceania Track Championships – Invercargill (with Aaron Gate)
3rd, Tielt –Winge Kermesse – Belgium

2008
1st, U19 1km Time Trial – New Zealand National Track Championships
1st , U19 Team Sprint – New Zealand National Track Championships (new NZ record with Sam Webster/Ethan Mitchell)
2nd, U19 Sprints – New Zealand National Track Championships
3rd, 8km Scratch Race – New Zealand National Track Championships
4th, Team Sprint – UCI Junior World Track Championships – Cape Town

2007
1st, U19 Criterium – New Zealand National Championships – New Plymouth
1st, U19 – K1 Cycle Race – Coromandel (2nd overall)
3rd, U19 25km Time Trial – New Zealand Road National Championships – Auckland
1st, U19 102km Road Race – Auckland Road Championships
1st, U20 Road Race – National Secondary School Championships – Palmerston North
2nd, Omnium – UCI Junior World Track Cycling Championships – Mexico