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With Froome absent, Quintana favored to win Spanish Vuelta
August 23, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) " Chris Froome's decision not to defend his Spanish Vuelta title and fitness concerns for other top cyclists leaves Nairo Quintana in position to claim the Grand Tour for a second time.Quintana beat Froome... More...
Nationality confusion forces Zabelinskaya out of Asian Games
August 23, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) " One thing seems certain amid the conjecture over Olympic medalist Olga Zabelinskaya's bid to switch nationality from Russia to Uzbekistan " she won't be competing at the Asian Games.Zabelinskaya has been... More...
Vigilant cyclist averts danger after vandals place rock barrier on popular Auckland cycleway
August 21, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A vigilant cyclist on Auckland's Northwestern Cycleway was able to avert danger after vandals created a lethal roadblock using rocks.The popular bike route was closed off by a row of small rocks behind a blind corner and on a... More...
First responder to cyclist's accident tells of desperate moments to help save him
August 21, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A first person to the scene where a cyclist died during a race has detailed the desperate moments following the incident.Jordan, who teaches CPR to children for the Red Cross, was driving along Tauwhare Rd yesterday when he saw... More...
Cyclist suffers heart attack during Waikato cycle race
August 19, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A man is in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack midway through a Hamilton cycle race.Waikato police Senior Sergeant Mike Henwood said the man, 73, was cycling along Tauwhare Rd, on the outskirts of Hamilton, in the... More...
Crankworx Rotorua 2019 dates announced
August 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The dates for Crankworx Rotorua 2019 have been set and will see the festival run for six days.The 2018 festival ran for nine days and the idea of a more compact festival was brought up at a Rotorua Lakes Council meeting earlier... More...
Proven winners on top again at Whangamata
August 16, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Multisport experiance told for the Whanganui team 'Chafing the Dream' as they were victorious in the Men's 4 Person category of the 12 Hour Duathlon at the 2018 Whangamata Adventure Race last Saturday.Leif Campbell and Nick Payne,... More...
Ironman Terenzo Bozzone 'disappointed' driver he believes cause him to crash has not come forward
August 15, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi ironman Terenzo Bozzone has released a statement detailing his disappointment in the driver he believes caused him to crash on his bike. Police today said there was "no evidence" to suggest a truck hit and seriously injured... More...
Teachers' strike: What can you do with the kids?
August 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
If the weather's good enough, Auckland schoolgirls Amy and Emma Gernhoefer may get to ride their scooters along the waterfront tomorrowinstead of going to school.Amy, 10, and Emma, 7, are among 468,000 primary, intermediate and... More...
Watch: Horror as young cyclist survives being hit by car at roundabout
August 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A video of a young cyclist getting taken out by a car at a Christchurch roundabout is going viral. The footage, taken from inside a vehicle, shows a car failing to give way at a roundabout and smashing straight into the child on... More...
Restructure proposed for High Performance Sport New Zealand staff
August 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
High Performance Sport New Zealand has proposed a restructure which could result in job losses and a revision of roles at the organisation.Plans for a new framework were presented on August 1, and staff were given a period of what... More...
Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich arrested on suspicion of assaulting a prostitute in Frankfurt
August 10, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Jan Ullrich, the only German ever to win the Tour de France, was held on suspicion of assaulting a prostitute on Friday, as he returned to his native country seeking a fresh start to recover from drug and alcohol problems. The former... More...
Cycling: George Bennett finishes fourth at Tour of Poland
August 10, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has finished just short of his second podium finish at World Tour level, claiming fourth overall at the Tour of Poland.Bennett was again heavily involved on the final stage, launching a volley of attacks, but in the... More...
Former Tour champion Ullrich arrested over alleged attack
August 10, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BERLIN (AP) " Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich was arrested early Friday and is being investigated for attempted manslaughter after allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel."It seems Mr. Ullrich and an escort... More...
Cycling: George Bennett lights up Tour of Poland with attacking effort
August 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has shown his strength ahead of the Vuelta a Espana, lighting up the Tour of Poland with a series of attacks on the final climb of stage six.It wasn't quite enough for the stage win, with the Kiwi climber being caught... More...
Otago cycle trails get $13.2m boost from Government
August 08, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Government will spend $13.2 million extending the Otago cycle trail network to link 30 communities.Around 122km of new trail will be built to connect the Clutha Gold Trail, Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge Trail and... More...
Cycling: Strong ride puts George Bennett on podium at Tour of Poland
August 07, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has passed his first real test with flying colours in his return to racing at the Tour of Poland. In his first stage race since finishing eighth at the Giro d'Italia in May, Bennett has earned a podium finish in Poland;... More...
Australian cycling star Simon Gerrans to retire
August 07, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SYDNEY (AP) " Simon Gerrans, who won two stages of the Tour de France and is the only Australian to have won two of cycling's one-day classics, has announced he will retire at the end of the 2018 season.Gerrans is one of only seven... More...
Cycling: George Bennett staying leader of the pack
August 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett insists his Tour de France aspirations remain undiminished despite the emergence of a world-class rider on his team.Bennett skipped the 2018 Tour to contest the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana, and his LottoNL-Jumbo... More...
Police appeal for witnesses to fatal Maramarua road crash
August 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Police are appealing for witnesses of a fatal road crash south of Auckland to come forward.A 49-year-old man was hit by a truck around 7.20 last night on State Highway 2 at Maramarua. He died at the scene.The police said officers... More...
Nibali has 'successful' surgery on broken back
July 31, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " Vincenzo Nibali will return to training in a few days after undergoing back surgery following a crash in the Tour de France.Nibali broke his 10th vertebra on the famous climb up to Alpe d'Huez on July 19 when a fan... More...
Welsh govt to give a parade to Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas
July 30, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
By becoming the first-ever Welsh to claim La Grande Boucle, Geraint Thomas is the new icon of a nation. After lighting the City Hall and the Welsh Assembly in yellow, the Cardiff City Council is now looking at organising a huge... More...
Cycling: Geraint Thomas antidote to Sky vitriol
July 30, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Geraint Thomas ascended to the pinnacle of cycling yesterday, saying his historic Tour de France victory was proof of the power of "hard work" and insisting his triumph had not been aided by the use of drugs.Standing on the top... More...
Team Sky's dominance at Tour de France set to continue
July 30, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " The Tour de France has a new champion, but the narrative remains the same at cycling's biggest race: Team Sky's domination has no limits.By placing Geraint Thomas on top of the podium on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday,... More...
Lawson Craddock's Tour de France miracle - last comes first in saving his hometown track
July 30, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
No one has tried harder to finish last than American cyclist Lawson Craddock, and no one has got more joy from it.The 26-year-old should never have finished this year's Tour de France, after fracturing his shoulder blade in a day... More...
Tour de France: Why the French hates Team Sky?
July 30, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The 2018 edition of the Tour de France has been imbued with an unusual and strong tension between the public and the peloton. Team Sky was particularly targeted. Ahead the third week of race, four-times Tour de France winner Chris... More...
Gracious in defeat, Froome set to aim again at Tour glory
July 29, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Sitting alone and unnoticed behind a giant board during the Tour de France winner's news conference, Chris Froome patiently listened to Geraint Thomas's answers.It was an unfamiliar position for Froome, who for the... More...
Tour de France Stages
July 29, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
July 7 " Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile_Fontenay-le-Comte, flat (201km-124.9 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria)July 8 " Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain_La Roche-sur-Yon, flat (182.5-113.4) (Peter... More...
Thomas: Olympic star, loyal teammate, and now Tour champion
July 29, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Five years ago when riding the Tour de France in support of Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas fell off his bike on a Corsican road in the opening stage and broke his pelvis.Against all odds, Thomas soldiered on for 3,000... More...
Undeterred by skeptical fans, Thomas takes Tour title
July 29, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " The spits and the jeers. The eggs thrown at team cars. The attempts to unbalance riders while riding up the most grueling climbs.Geraint Thomas never flinched at whatever fans " or his rivals " threw at him or Team... More...
Cycling: Geraint Thomas wins his first Tour de France title
July 29, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Geraint Thomas won his first Tour de France title on Sunday, concluding his transformation from a support rider into a champion of cycling's biggest race.The Welsh rider with Team Sky successfully defended his lead of 1 minute,... More...
Tour de France Champions
July 29, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
1903_Maurice Garin (France)1904_Henri Cornet (France)1905_Louis Trousselier (France)1906_Rene Pottier (France)1907_Lucien Petit-Breton (France)1908_Lucien Petit-Breton (France)1909_Francois Faber (Luxembourg)1910_Octave... More...
Cycling: Thomas defies the Tour doubters
July 29, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
This is a summer marked indelibly by the passing of the flame. No sooner had Lionel Messi's last realistic hope of World Cup glory been snuffed out by the jet heels of Kylian Mbappe than the yellow jersey had slipped from Chris Froome's... More...
Cycling: Geraint Thomas - Olympic star, loyal teammate, and now Tour de France champ
July 28, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Five years ago when riding the Tour de France in support of Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas fell off his bike on a Corsican road in the opening stage and broke his pelvis.Against all odds, Thomas soldiered on for 3,000 kilometers and... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Paris delights saving the best for last
July 28, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ESPELETTE, France (AP) " The Tour de France's final stage brings the curtain down on three weeks of gastronomic delights with the best saved for last in the French capital.Sunday will be a day of indulgence.Riders will toast champagne... More...
Thomas: Olympic star, loyal teammate, and now Tour champ
July 28, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ESPELETTE, France (AP) " Five years ago when riding the Tour de France in support of Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas fell off his bike on a Corsican road in the opening stage and broke his pelvis.Against all odds, Thomas soldiered... More...
Tour de France Stages
July 28, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
July 7 " Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile_Fontenay-le-Comte, flat (201km-125 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria)July 8 " Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain_La Roche-sur-Yon, flat (182.5-113) (Peter Sagan,... More...
Thomas effectively seals his first Tour de France title
July 28, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ESPELETTE, France (AP) " No longer merely a support rider for Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas is going to Paris in the yellow jersey.The Welshman with Team Sky effectively sealed his first Tour de France title by protecting his lead... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Pan-seared squid in the Basque Country
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LARUNS, France (AP) " The Tour de France's penultimate stage is a time trial in the Basque Country, where pan-seared squid with Espelette peppers washed down with deep red wines contribute to the locals' bonhomie.Artisan chocolates,... More...
People on Bikes to take viewers on ride of their lives
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Want to get fit, help the environment and enjoy some fresh air while sampling the beauty of New Zealand? Then get on your bike!Each week, new TVNZ 1 show People on Bikes will take viewers on an armchair ride along one of New Zealand's... More...
Thomas can taste Tour title with 1 big stage to go
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LARUNS, France (AP) " Having worn the leader's yellow jersey over the Alps and through the Pyrenees, only one more challenging stage stands in the way of Geraint Thomas winning his first Tour de France.Thomas takes an advantage... More...
Ladies first: 13 female cyclists completing Tour de France
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LOURDES, France (AP) " They ride every stage of the Tour de France before the men do.Over the same mountains on the same 3,351-kilometer (2,082-mile) route.Except there won't be a podium or prize money waiting for them on the... More...
Cycling: Cyclists' incredible toughness in Tour de France revealed
July 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
One of the scarier sights in this year's Tour de France was on Tuesday seeing top Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert mistime his high-speed descent into a tight corner in the Pyrenees and go flying over a steep edge.Gilbert climbed... More...
Running: For a new challenge he ran every stage of the 2018 Tour de France
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The man who last year ran 44 marathons in 44 countries in 44 days wanted a new challenge - so he ran every stage of this year's Tour de France.Because the average speed of the winner in each stage of the Tour is more than 40kph,... More...
Dumoulin down to his last chance in Tour de France
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PAU, France (AP) " The Tour de France is Geraint Thomas' race to lose with only one rider seemingly left with a slim hope of catching the Welshman.The last stage in the Pyrenees on Friday - the Tour's so-called "queen stage" for... More...
Tour de France Stages
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
July 7 " Stage 1: Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile_Fontenay-le-Comte, flat (201km-124.9 miles) (Stage: Fernando Gaviria, Colombia; Yellow Jersey: Gaviria)July 8 " Stage 2: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain_La Roche-sur-Yon, flat (182.5-113.4) (Peter... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Legendary mountains, miracles at Lourdes
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) " In Lourdes, where villager Bernadette Soubirous said she had visions of Mary while gathering stones back in the 19th century, Chris Froome will need a miracle heading into the Pyrenees' final stage... More...
Tour de France: Geraint Thomas looks to cement Tour lead in final mountain leg
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Arnaud Demare was rewarded today for hauling his muscular frame over the Alps and through the Pyrenees.Geraint Thomas, meanwhile, is preparing to cement his hold on the yellow jersey in Friday's final mountain test of the Tour de... More...
Tour de France glossary: Fries, water heaters and lanterns
July 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PAU, France (AP) " Geraint Thomas is having "la frite" at this Tour de France. He's the race's new "patron."Meanwhile, four-time champion Chris Froome "went through the window" in the Pyrenees and has been relegated to a "super... More...
Nibali to have surgery on broken back
July 26, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " Vincenzo Nibali will undergo surgery next week on the back he injured during a crash in the Tour de France as the Bahrain Merida cyclist aims to be back to ride in the Spanish Vuelta.Nibali broke the 10th vertebrae... More...

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