LATHAM Peter < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 08 Jan 1984
Height1.82 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Te Awamutu, NZL
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Surveying - University of Otago: Dunedin, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started cycling when he was 13 years old.
Why this sport? He was introduced to cycling through a school program.
Club / Team Bissell Pro Cycling Team: United States
General Interest
Hobbies Spending time at the beach, playing golf, catching up with friends, watching movies. (bissellprocycling.com, 07 Sep 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. (New Zealand Commonwealth Games Guides, 2010)
Injuries In late 2007 he broke his back in a crash at the foot of the Pyrenees. He was in hospital for a week and had to wear a cast for three months. (NZ Herald, 08 Feb 2008)

In 2005 he injured his left shoulder, dislocating it in a fall in the Oceania points race in Wanganui, New Zealand. The fall affected his preparation for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. (NZ Herald, 08 Feb 2008)
Other information He has been training and racing in team pursuit in Belgium. (New Zealand Commonwealth Games Guides, 2010)

DESCENT SETBACK
During a training ride with his high school team one of his team members were killed after crashing into a car whilst on a descent. He attributes the sobering affect the crash has on him as the reason for his caution while descending. (cyclingnews.com, 07 Nov 2005)