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Cycling: More Kiwis than Americans in Tour de France
June 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
It's a record breaking Tour de France starting this weekend for New Zealand cycling.Quick-Step Floors rider Jack Bauer has joined George Bennett, Dion Smith and Patrick Bevin as starters, trumping last year's record of three Kiwis... More...
Submitters on Ruapehu dual-use track worry about cyclists
June 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Submitters fear a new dual-use track on Mt Ruapehu will be crammed with downhill speeding cyclists and disadvantage walkers, a panel considering it heard.One submitter asked whether it was necessary to allow cyclists into the park... More...
Rotorua teen chases thief and gets schoolmate's bike back
June 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Rotorua teenager has been praised after he recovered a fellow student's bike by cycling after the thief and simply asking him to give it back.Regan Creighton, a student at John Paul College, noticed a young man taking a bike from... More...
Cyclists dress smartly for the Rotorua Tweed Ride
June 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Bike riders were looking smart as they gathered at the Lakefront for the Rotorua Tweed Ride today. The ride started at the Bike Tree at the Village Green and had been shortened to about 8km due to weather over the weekend, with about... More...
Watch NZH Local Focus: Thanks to the Rotorua Redwoods volunteers
June 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
As volunteer week draws to a close, the efforts of locals were celebrated at the Rotorua Lakes Council. Whakarewarewa Forest, commonly known as Redwoods, was recently awarded the gold standard for mountain biking at an international... More...
Cycling: Stress and negativity downed Olympic chances
June 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A stressful and negative team environment played a significant role in cycling's poor performance at last year's Rio Olympics, a High Performance Sport NZ review has found.The 16-strong New Zealand team had targeted a haul of four... More...
Tauranga cyclist badly hurt in Colorado to return home
June 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Tauranga cyclist who was seriously injured after being hit by a truck in the United States now faces a $150,000 medical bill.Jason Creswell, 35, suffered nine fractured vertebrae, four fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a small... More...
Rotorua riders named in mountain bike world championship team
June 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Two Rotorua riders have been named in one of the strongest ever New Zealand teams to contest the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Australia.Taylor Johnston and Keegan Wright have been named in the 29-strong team to compete... More...
Cavendish back racing with Tour de France still possible
June 16, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) " Mark Cavendish returned to cycling for the first time since March on Thursday at the Tour of Slovenia, and the sprint star remains hopeful he can start the Tour de France next month.Cavendish had not raced... More...
Panel reports 'culture of fear' in Britain's cycling program
June 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONDON (AP) " British cyclists operated within a corrosive culture of fear where inappropriate behavior was tolerated by a leadership focused on maintaining the country's Olympic dominance, a panel reported Wednesday.The investigation... More...
Hein Verbruggen, former cycling head, dies at 75
June 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BRUSSELS (AP) " Hein Verbruggen, the former president of the International Cycling Union who oversaw the worldwide spread of a sport often tainted by doping, has died. He was 75.The UCI and the International Olympic Committee both... More...
Fuglsang uspsets favorites to win Criterium du Dauphine
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BRIZON, France (AP) " Jakob Fuglsang upset all favorites to become the first Danish rider to win the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday.The Astana rider attacked on the final climb to the Plateau de Solaison in the French Alps, a grueling... More...
Kennaugh wins Alpe d'Huez stage at Criterium du Dauphine
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) " Britain's Peter Kennaugh soloed to victory at the top of the Alpe d'Huez to claim his second stage win at the Criterium du Dauphine on Saturday.Kennaugh, who posted his maiden stage win in the warmup... More...
Fuglsang wins thrilling stage 6 at Criterium; Porte leads
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LA MOTTE-SERVOLEX, France (AP) " Danish cyclist Jakob Fuglsang won the first mountain stage of the Criterium du Dauphine race in a thrilling finish on Friday, while Australian Richie Porte took the overall lead ahead of archrival... More...
Phil Bauhaus wins 5th stage of Criterium du Dauphine
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MACON, France (AP) " Phil Bauhaus sprinted to victory in the fifth stage of the Dauphine Libere on Thursday.The 22-year-old German edged four French riders at the finish line to claim his biggest career win."Today I felt I had... More...
Porte wins time trial at Criterium du Dauphine; Froome 8th
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BOURGOIN-JALLIEU, France (AP) " Australian rider Richie Porte beat the favorites to win the individual time trial on stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine on Wednesday, while Belgian rider Thomas De Gendt retained the overall lead.The... More...
Koen Bouwman wins 3rd stage of Criterium du Dauphine race
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TULLINS, France (AP) " Dutch cyclist Koen Bouwman beat five other riders in a sprint finish to win the third stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Tuesday.Stage three took the peloton over 184 kilometers (114 miles) from Le Chambon-sur-Lignon... More...
Demare wins stage 2 of Criterium; De Gendt retains the lead
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ARLANC, France (AP) " French cyclist Arnaud Demare beat Alexander Kristoff in a sprint to the line to win the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Monday.Belgian rider Thomas De Gendt, the winner of the first stage, retained... More...
Thomas De Gendt wins 1st stage of Criterium du Dauphine
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) " Belgian rider Thomas De Gendt won the opening stage of the Criterium du Dauphine race after a solo breakaway on Sunday.De Gendt, a stage winner in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, completed... More...
2019 Tour de France to start in Brussels
May 31, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " The 2019 Tour de France will start in Brussels to celebrate the 50th anniversary of five-time champion Eddy Merckx's maiden win in cycling's biggest race.Tour organizers say it will be the second time the race will... More...
Pohutukawa trees will have to make way for Auckland city cycleway
May 30, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Fourteen pohutukawa will have to make way for an extension to a cycleway on Auckland's waterfront.Auckland Transport has applied for a resource consent to construct a 1km extension of the recently completed Quay St cycleway.If... More...
Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin wins 100th Giro d'Italia
May 29, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " Tom Dumoulin won the 100th Giro d'Italia in dramatic fashion Sunday, reclaiming the overall lead in a final-stage individual time trial.It's the first Grand Tour victory for Dumoulin, a Dutchman with Team Sunweb, and... More...
Anton Cooper bags elite mountain bike podium placing in Germany
May 29, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand's Anton Cooper has become just the second Kiwi to secure a cross-country World Cup podium with a brilliant third placing in Germany today.The 23-year-old Trek Factory Racing rider produced a stunning performance to claim... More...
Quintana keeps lead but Dumoulin remains pick to win Giro
May 29, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ASIAGO, Italy (AP) " Nairo Quintana held on to the pink jersey in the penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday but couldn't be sure of victory. The 100th race will be decided on the last stage.Thibaut Pinot of France won... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PIANCAVALLO, Italy (AP) " Results Friday in the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 191-kilometer (119-mile) leg from Pordenone to Asiago:1. Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky, 4:53:00.2. Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates, 1:49 behind.3.... More...
Cycling: Bennett new king of road
May 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The momentous nature of George Bennett's Tour of California win has been put into context by past and present New Zealand cycling professionals.Julian Dean, who competed in 19 grand tours and is arguably the country's greatest road... More...
Quintana reclaims pink jersey with 2 stages to go in Giro
May 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PIANCAVALLO, Italy (AP) " Nairo Quintana reclaimed the pink jersey from Tom Dumoulin with two stages to go in the Giro d'Italia on Friday, setting up what could be a tense finale in Milan on Sunday.Dumoulin couldn't keep up with... More...
Lance Armstrong announces engagement to Hansen
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " Cyclist Lance Armstrong has announced his engagement to longtime partner Anna Hansen.The couple has been together nearly a decade and have two children. Armstrong announced Wednesday on social media that he'd... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ORTISEI, Italy (AP) " Thursday's results from the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia, 137-kilometer (85-mile) leg from Moeana to Ortisei:1. Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing Team, 3:54:04.2. Mikel Landa, Spain, Team Sky,... More...
Van Garderen wins 18th stage, Dumoulin keeps Giro lead
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ORTISEI, Italy (AP) " Tejay van Garderen claimed his first grand tour victory on the tough 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia as Tom Dumoulin kept the pink jersey on Thursday.Van Garderen, of the United States, came round the inside... More...
Brazilian cycling team hit with 2nd ban for doping
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " The International Cycling Union has suspended the Soul Brasil Pro Cycling team for the second time because of multiple doping offenses.The UCI says Soul Brazil cannot compete in international events for... More...
Pierre Rolland wins Stage 17, Dumoulin keeps Giro lead
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CANAZEI, Italy (AP) " Pierre Rolland launched a late solo attack to win the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, and Tom Dumoulin's overall lead remained unchanged.Rolland, a Frenchman who rides for the Cannondale-Drapac... More...
Russian, Azerbaijani Olympic cyclists banned for doping
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MOSCOW (AP) " A pair of Olympic cyclists from Russia and Azerbaijan have been banned for doping by the International Cycling Union.The UCI says Tatyana Antoshina of Russia was given a four-year ban after testing positive for GHRP-2,... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CANAZEI, Italy (AP) )" Results from the 17th Stage of the Giro d'Italian on Wednesday, a 219-kilometer (136-mile) run from Tirano to Canazei, with a pair of early Category 2 climbs1. Pierre Rolland, France, Cannondale-Drapac, 5:42:56.2.... More...
Dumoulin keeps Giro lead despite nature break in 16th stage
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BORMIO, Italy (AP) " Tom Dumoulin's overall lead in the Giro d'Italia was drastically reduced in the race's toughest stage Tuesday after the Dutchman stopped to answer the call of nature at the foot of the last of three major climbs.Defending... More...
Man seen cycling down Auckland's North Western motorway wearing headphones, no helmet
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An Auckland cyclist took a ride on the wild side this afternoon, pedalling without a helmet on along the North Western motorway.At least 10 people called police to report that the man, in his 20s, was cycling in the bus lane of... More...
Tom Dumoulin retains Giro d'Italia lead despite mid-stage squat
May 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Tom Dumoulin's overall lead in the Giro d'Italia was drastically reduced in the race's toughest stage Tuesday after the Dutchman stopped to answer the call of nature at the foot of the last of three major climbs.Defending champion... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
1. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, 4:16:51.2. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, same time.3. Thibaut Pinot, France, FDJ, same time.4. Adam Yates, Britain, Orica-Scott, same time.5. Domenico Pozzovivo, Italy,... More...
Jungels wins 15th stage as Dumoulin keeps pink jersey
May 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) " Bob Jungels took a sprint ahead of several overall favorites to win the crash-filled 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, while Tom Dumoulin had six seconds shaved off his overall lead in the final leg... More...
Huffman wins stage, Bennett overall at Tour of California
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) " George Bennett was in shock after winning the time trial at the Tour of California.Shock hardly describes how he felt on Saturday.After taking the overall race lead with a magnificent ride against the clock... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
OROPA, Italy (AP) " Results Saturday in the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 131-kilometer (81-mile) route from Castellania to Oropa:1. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Team Sunweb, 3:02:34.2. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha-Alpecin,... More...
Dumoulin wins 14th Giro stage to extend overall lead
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
OROPA, Italy (AP) " Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin put in a perfect performance on the tough climb up to Oropa to win the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia and extend his overall lead on Saturday.Dumoulin edged out Ilnur Zakarin at the... More...
Cycling: California tour winner George Bennett highlights dangers on NZ roads
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has taken time out from his finest hour - victory in the Tour of California - to lament the strained relationship between riders and motorists on New Zealand roads.Bennett, 27, became the first NZ cyclist... More...
Cycling: California winner George Bennett eyes support role at Tour de France
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
He may have just created history, as the first Kiwi to take out a tour on cycling's world circuit, but Nelson's George Bennett still has his feet firmly on the ground.Bennett, 27, is celebrating victory at the seven-stage Tour of... More...
Twelve things you need to know about new Kiwi cycling star George Bennett
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has become an instant hit, as the first Kiwi cyclist to win a major tour event. We check out Bennett, following his brilliant Tour of California victory. 1) The 27-year-old Bennett hails from Nelson, and took up... More...
Dibben wins stage, Bennett into Tour of California lead
May 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) " George Bennett woke up Friday feeling downright miserable.He was miserable physically after the grueling fifth stage of the Tour of California that took riders on the arduous climb up Mount Baldy. And... More...
Cycling: Kiwi cyclist George Bennett wins Tour of California
May 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has won the Tour of California.The Lotto NL-Jumbo rider has held on to his yellow jersey in a blistering final 125 kilometre stage, to become the first New Zealander to win a UCI World Tour title.Bennett... More...
Cycling: Kiwi on cusp of tour glory
May 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
By 9am today, George Bennett will know if he has created New Zealand road cycling history.No Kiwi has won a World Tour title since the system was instituted by the sport's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale, in 2009.Riding... More...
B samples confirm 2 Italian cyclists doped before Giro
May 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " Italian cycling team Bardiani CSF has begun proceedings to sack Nicola Ruffoni and Stefano Pirazzi for positive doping tests before the Giro d'Italia.The duo was dropped from the Giro on the eve of their nation's biggest... More...
Gaviria wins his 4th stage of this year's Giro d'Italia
May 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TORTONA, Italy (AP) " Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria sprinted to his fourth stage victory at the Giro d'Italia on Friday in his Grand Tour debut.Gaviria came from the back and around the right side of the sprinters to edge Sam... More...

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