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Australia's Michael Matthews wins Tour of Romandie prologue
April 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
FRIBOURG, Switzerland (AP) " Michael Matthews of Australia won the opening Tour of Romandie prologue on Tuesday for his first victory of the season.Matthews was one second faster than Tom Bohli of Switzerland on the 4-kilometer... More...
Jungels wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege
April 22, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ANS, Belgium (AP) " Luxembourg champion Bob Jungels posted the biggest win of his career on Sunday with a solo victory in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege race, cycling's oldest classic, as his Quick-Step team continued to dominate the season.Just... More...
Commonwealth Gold: Behind the intense Sam Gaze is fire and ice
April 20, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
In the beginning, it was a small chip on Sam Gaze's shoulder. And that chip morphed into rage. And the rage created an incandescent energy. And that energy was the difference between second and first; between silver and gold. But... More...
Weekend Warrior: 'Crazy' cyclist Emma Hadley now an inspiration
April 20, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Emma Hadley was quite busy last year. She set a new women's record for four laps of Lake Taupo (25 hours and 56 minutes), won two golds in cycling at last year's World Masters Games, finished 15th in the amateur world championships... More...
Cycling: George Bennett wraps up Tour of the Alps with second place finish on final stage, earns fifth overall
April 20, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has claimed his best result of the 2018 season, earning fifth overall in the Tour of the Alps after another quality showing on the final stage.For the second straight day, Bennett finished second on the stage, in... More...
Cyclist Alexander Ray 'into repair mode' after horrific injuries from crash
April 19, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The elite cyclist who is in an induced coma after colliding with a car is "into repair mode" and has had his jaw operated on. Alexander Ray was taken to Auckland Hospital Wednesday morning in a critical condition. The incident occurred... More...
A timeline of Lance Armstrong's cycling career
April 19, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A timeline of Lance Armstrong's cycling career and controversy:1991: Armstrong is the U.S. amateur national champion at the age of 20.1992: Turns pro and finishes last in his debut race in San Sebastian, Spain.1993: Wins world... More...
Cycling: Lance Armstrong settles US$100m US government lawsuit for less
April 19, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Lance Armstrong has reached a US$5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought US$100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories... More...
Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with US government
April 19, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour... More...
Simon Wilson: Anti-cycling rage stirrers are dangerous
April 19, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Like many things, cycling in Auckland doesn't attract quite the same level of mouth-frothing rage as it does in London. I'm discounting social media in saying that, of course, but I don't think we have the equivalent of Father Michael... More...
Cycling: George Bennett finishes second on fourth stage of Tour of the Alps
April 19, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett is inching ever closer to his first stage victory as a professional cyclist.The 28-year-old New Zealander has claimed second place on stage four of the Tour of the Alps, escaping from the bunch in the final kilometres... More...
Andy Rihs, Swiss owner of cycling, soccer teams, dies at 75
April 19, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BERN, Switzerland (AP) " Andy Rihs, a Swiss businessman who owned the BMC Racing cycling team and Young Boys soccer club, has died. He was 75.Rihs died Wednesday in Zurich after "a patient and valiantly endured illness," the BMC... More...
Cyclist Alexander Ray faces facial reconstruction after horrific injuries
April 19, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The elite cyclist who was left fighting for his life after colliding with a car yesterday is back into surgery today.Alexander Ray was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition. The incident occurred on the intersection... More...
Cycling: George Bennett bounces back into the top 10 in the Tour of the Alps
April 18, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has bounced back from a tough day in the mountains yesterday to earn back his spot in the top 10 in the Tour of the Alps.Bennett, who has finished in the top 11 of all of his stage races in 2018, claimed fourth... More...
Local boards prioritise road safety as number of road deaths and serious injuries hit crisis point
April 18, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A cyclist left in a critical condition after a collision with a car this morning is one of many amid an increasing number of road deaths and serious injuries on Auckland roads.Elite New Zealand cyclist Alexander Ray is unconscious... More...
Cycling: George Bennett drops back in Tour of the Alps after tough stage
April 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Perhaps George Bennett isn't Superman after all.That moniker is already claimed by Miguel Angel Lopez in the world of cycling, and Lopez showed why this morning, winning a gruelling second stage of the Tour of the Alps.However,... More...
Auckland records busiest month ever on cycleways
April 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Auckland's cycleways were used more last month than ever before with 50,000 more trips taken.A record breaking 430,000 rides were recorded in March 2018, up 13.5 per cent on the previous year, according to data collected by Auckland... More...
Cycling: George Bennett hit by car before Tour of the Alps, still claims top 10 finish
April 16, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has avoided a near calamity to continue his strong form in the lead-up to the Giro d'Italia.Bennett was hit by a car on a training ride yesterday, the day before taking part in the Tour of the Alps, but... More...
COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Valerie Adams' silver medal speech that was gold
April 16, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Northland's six gold-medal winning athletes are being talked about for all the right reasons after a competitive and sometimes controversial New Zealand team performance on the Gold Coast.Portia Woodman scored a try in the women's... More...
Graeme Simpson: MTB people are gems
April 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A few weeks on from Crankworx and the force is still strong in this one.I was media accredited, but I was busy with other work and up on the hill less than I wanted to. I also felt 162 in the media centre. When did the MTB media... More...
Kris Shannon: Hamish Bond's feats impressive but Shohei Ohtani trumps them
April 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An athlete excelling in two disparate disciplines is always confounding - an evocation of childhood, perhaps, when we all knew one annoying kid who was good at everything.It's something that should be impossible in the specialised... More...
Cycling: Heartbreak for Kiwi men road racers
April 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
In the first 167.3 kilometres of the men's road race, the New Zealand team rode a perfect race.In the last kilometre, they fell apart, with Australia staging a dramatic snatch and grab to claim gold, and leaving New Zealand with... More...
Commonwealth Games: Georgia Williams takes silver in the women's road race
April 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Georgia Williams has broken New Zealand's 20-year medal drought in the women's road race at the Commonwealth Games.Williams has claimed silver on the 112.2 kilometre course on the Gold Coast, riding strongly to finish comfortably... More...
Commonwealth Games: Sam Gaze - 'I acted like a boy, I'll be a man now'
April 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand's warring mountain bikers have made their peace after Sam Gaze delivered one of the distasteful gold medal performances in a black jersey.A contrite Gaze fronted media yesterday to set the record straight on his bad... More...
Weekend Herald editorial: Bitter display let air out of cyclists' one-two glory
April 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
What a pity that one young Kiwi should win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and promptly vent his spleen about the silver medallist, a fellow Kiwi. We rarely have the thrill of watching New Zealanders fight out the finish of... More...
Cycling: Hundreds sign up for Rotorua to Taupo 100K Flyer
April 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Between 900 and 1000 cyclists will take on a 100km test of endurance from Rotorua to Taupo this weekend.The Moa Rotorua to Taupo 100K Flyer has been alternating directions in recent years. This year was meant to be from Taupo to... More...
Commonwealth Games: Showing the finger - we've seen this in New Zealand cycling before
April 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Haven't we seen this movie before? A New Zealand cyclist forced to apologise for seemingly spiteful behavior after winning a bike race?Sam Gaze's actions yesterday recall Jason Christie's controversial obscene gesture to the cyclists... More...
Comment: Sam Gaze becomes one of NZ's most ungracious victors with spiteful aftermath
April 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sam Gaze's metamorphosis from hero to villain was swift.Hopefully he gets a chance to redeem himself.The 22-year-old delivered one of the most exhilarating moments of this Commonwealth Games when he suffered a puncture on the... More...
Commonwealth Games: Stadium Side with cyclist Natasha Hansen
April 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Natasha Hansen is on top of the world at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Kiwi cyclist has won three Commonwealth Games medals during the past few days on the Gold Coast.The 28-year-old collected silver medals in both the team sprint... More...
Cycling: Linda Villumsen adds silver to Commonwealth Games medal collection
April 10, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Linda Villumsen has claimed her third Commonwealth Games medal in the time trial, adding silver to her collection after a solid ride on the Gold Coast.While the 33-year-old couldn't defend her Glasgow gold, she was hardly expected... More...
Commonwealth Games: Not much more I could've done, says Hamish Bond after time trial bronze
April 10, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Hamish Bond remains one of the miracles of this New Zealand sporting generation.The champion-rower-turned-elite-cyclist took bronze in the Commonwealth Games time trial on the Gold Coast after completing the 38.1km course in 48m... More...
Commonwealth Games: Medal haul welcome after slip at worlds
April 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A sense of vindication for national track cycling coach Anthony Peden after New Zealand's 12-medal haul at the Commonwealth Games.As the team's sprint boss, Peden was responsible for eight discs as his charges tried to peak for... More...
Commonwealth Games: Cycling newbie and veteran on same time-trial mission
April 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Hamish Bond and Linda Villumsen are New Zealand cyclists at opposite ends of their careers, both seeking similar achievements at the Commonwealth Games.Much has been made of Bond's switch from the boat to preparing for his Games... More...
Investigation launched into Paris-Roubaix rider's death
April 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " French judicial officials launched an investigation Monday into the death of Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts during the Paris-Roubaix cycling race.Goolaerts died Sunday after collapsing during the one-day classic on... More...
Paris-Roubaix rider Goolaerts dies after collapsing in race
April 08, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ROUBAIX, France (AP) " Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts died of cardiac arrest after collapsing while competing in the Paris-Roubaix race on Sunday.Goolaerts' team said the 23-year-old died in a Lille hospital where he had been taken... More...
Commonwealth Games: Women's sprinters offer gauge of cycling progress
April 08, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Time tends to be everything in sport, and the efforts of the New Zealand cycling team to peak for two pinnacle events in the space of five weeks is proof.The Kiwis struggled at the world championships in the Netherlands with Rushlee... More...
Sagan's 1st Paris-Roubaix win overshadowed by rider's death
April 08, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " World champion Peter Sagan outsprinted Silvan Dillier to the finish line to win the prestigious Paris-Roubaix race, but his first victory in the race known as the Queen of the Classics was overshadowed by the death of... More...
Cycling: Three more medals on the track for New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games
April 08, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Eddie Dawkins and Natasha Hansen are leaving the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with three medals apiece.The Kiwi cycling duo both nabbed their third medal of the Games today on a busy day at the track, with Dawkins claiming silver... More...
Cycling: Sam Webster completes the golden double at Commonwealth Games
April 07, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sam Webster has completed the sprint cycling double at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.The 26-year-old New Zealander has beaten Scotland's Jack Carlin in the final in the final of the men's individual sprint at the Anna Meares... More...
Kiwi bronze medalist Dylan Kennett accused of disrespecting Aussie rival
April 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A New Zealand cycling star has been accused of producing a gesture of disrespect towards his Australian rival in the men's 4000m individual pursuit bronze medal showdown.New Zealand's Dylan Kennett had blown Aussie Jordan Kerby... More...
Cycling: Elite race tribute to WWI cyclists
April 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
When Kiwi cyclists Jack Bauer and Tom Scully take to the start line of the most feared and revered one-day bike race tomorrow, they will carry in their hearts the memory of nearly 60 New Zealanders who lie in the ground beneath.Just... More...
Cycling: Natasha Hansen and Dylan Kennett turn adversity into medals
April 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Natasha Hansen and Dylan Kennett seized on slim Commonwealth Games opportunities to secure medals at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane last night.Hansen said back injuries meant she was almost pulled from the sprint programme... More...
Commonwealth Games: Kiwi cyclists in the medals
April 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The New Zealand cycling medal chest was boosted by three further discs at Brisbane's Anna Meares Velodrome tonight.Natasha Hansen earned silver in the individual sprint, Dylan Kennett took bronze in the individual pursuit, and Eddie... More...
Cycling: WW1 cylists remembered as Jack Bauer and Tom Scully battle at Paris Roubaix
April 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
When Kiwi cyclists Jack Bauer and Tom Scully take to the start line of the most feared and revered one-day bike race this weekend, they will carry in their hearts the memory of nearly 60 New Zealanders who lie in the ground beneath.Just... More...
Cycling's top riders set for Tour of California next month
April 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LOS ANGELES (AP) " The top men's and women's teams will compete next month in the Amgen Tour of California, the premier U.S. cycling race.The men will cover 645 miles over seven stages from Long Beach to Sacramento from May 13 to... More...
Commonwealth Games: Pioneering moment for New Zealand women's sport at velodrome
April 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The men's team sprint won gold last night at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane, but that could not overshadow two pioneering moments for New Zealand women's sport.Silver medallists Natasha Hansen and Emma Cumming in the team... More...
Commonwealth Games: New Zealand cyclists earn one gold and two silvers on the track
April 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand team sprint pioneers Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins took another step in their illustrious careers by defending their Commonwealth Games title last night at Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane.They were... More...
Commonwealth Games: Cycling boss takes blame for disqualification disaster
April 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand's men's team pursuit have been disqualified from their rideoff for bronze at the Commonwealth Games tonight.The New Zealanders were red-carded for having an illegal bike on the start line, missing out on their bronze... More...
Your views: How to get round opposition to helmets
April 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
In the last couple of weeks, it's been interesting to read the claims that wearing of helmets on push bikes should be made voluntary.I was involved in supporting Rebecca Oaten and the "Protect the Brain's" Trust programme to encourage... More...
Three cyclists hit by vehicle in West Auckland
April 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Police and ambulance are responding to a crash in which three cyclists have been hit by a vehicle in the Auckland suburb of West Harbour.The incident occurred at the intersection of Hobsonville and Trig roads at 5.50pm.St John... More...

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