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American world cycling champion supports roofing Whanganui velodrome
February 22, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
World champion masters cyclist Leo Menestrina is loving his new life in Whanganui, particularly the "million dollar view" from his home and a velodrome he is passionate about.Mr Menestrina, an American, and his New Zealand-born-and-raised... More...
19 riders compete in cycling race held in oppressive heat
February 22, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There was some oppressive heat last Saturday when the Wanganui Cycling Club held their first summer series race with 19 riders competing.The four lap handicap race was held at the regular Western Line circuit, which starts at Brunswick... More...
Scores build their cycling skills in Whanganui's Kiwi Kids' Bike Race
February 21, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui's annual Kiwi Kids' Bike Race series has clicked into gear. Yesterday more than 100 kids turned up at the St Johns Hill grounds to take part in the first of the three bike-race events held in Whanganui. For the past... More...
Froome finishes 10th in Ruta del Sol, Wellens wins
February 18, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MADRID (AP) " Chris Froome finished Spain's Ruta del Sol race in 10th place behind winner Tim Wellens on Sunday.The five-stage race in southern Spain was Froome's first event since the four-time Tour de France winner was found to... More...
Bike the Bridge: Thousands bike over Auckland Harbour Bridge
February 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Thousands of Kiwis have welcomed a break in the clouds and cycled over the Auckland Harbour Bridge this morning.The annual Bike the Bridge event has been running since 2011 to raise money for multiple sclerosis and encourage more... More...
Cyclists 'Bike to the Future' to show support for Grey Lynn cycleway
February 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A controversial Grey Lynn cycleway project got a boost of support from 250 cyclists when they rode along the Richmond Rd route to present a petition requesting Auckland Transport continue the improvements.Organised by Generation... More...
Cycling: Code-swapping stars highlight New Zealand Commonwealth Games cycling team
February 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Two of New Zealand's finest code-swapping athletes are about to be reintroduced on the international stage.Hamish Bond and Kate McIlroy have been selected for April's Commonwealth Games as part of a 33-strong cycling squad covering... More...
Big Street Bikers planning electric charging stations across Auckland
February 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Matt Weavers and his company Big Street Bikers are on a mission to convert Auckland commuters from four wheels to two.The electric bike company has partnered with energy company Mercury to develop a public, solar-powered electric... More...
Cyclists rewarded with breakfast at Whanganui's Go By Bike Day
February 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
About 80 Whanganui cyclists and supporters were treated to a breakfast of pancakes on their way to work and school.Wednesday was National Go By Bike Day and bicycle enthusiasts celebrated with a pancake breakfast at Cornfoot Reserve.Brother... More...
Cycling: Chris Froome returns to racing despite doping investigation
February 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome returned to racing on Wednesday despite being under investigation by cycling's world governing body for failing a doping test.Froome is participating in the five-day Ruta del Sol in... More...
Whanganui farewells former cycling great Graeme Bing
February 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
By JB Phillps Whanganui has lost one of its most versatile and successful former champion cyclists with the death of 75-year-old Graeme Adrian (Bingo) Bing who collected victories in both track and road championships.In the mid... More...
Cheatley scolds council after River City Wheel Race rainout
February 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The River City Wheel Race's rain cancellation for the second year in a row has organiser and former national coach Ron Cheatley "really over it" as he stares at rotting wooden boards removed from a Whanganui velodrome without a roof.By... More...
Philippa Baker-Hogan calls on cycling body to commit to Whanganui
February 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An upgraded Whanganui velodrome could run up an estimated loss of almost a quarter of a million dollars in its first year. A review of costs commissioned by the Whanganui District Council has estimated it would cost $285,000 to... More...
Bike Month: Cycling enthusiast to lead Frocks on Bikes ride
February 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
If Lillybeth Melmoth could cycle everywhere, she would. The 37-year-old gets excited when she knows she can get somewhere by bike.Melmoth cycles to work from Matapihi over the rail bridge to work in the Tauranga CBD and it takes... More...
Trentin wins his 2nd Vuelta stage; Froome keeps overall lead
August 29, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ALHAMA DE MURCIA, Spain (AP) " Chris Froome kept his Spanish Vuelta lead by avoiding trouble in the difficult final descent of Tuesday's Stage 10, which was won by Matteo Trentin.It was the second stage victory for the Italian,... More...
Cycling: British star Sir Chris Hoy tells middle-aged men to stop wearing Lycra
August 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
For years, "middle-aged men in Lycra" (Mamils) have stoically defended their right to squeeze into tight-fitting cycling gear, despite the sniggers of practically everyone else.But now, even Sir Chris Hoy has waded into the debate,... More...
Vuelta a Espana Results
August 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
EL POBLE NOU DE BENITATXELL, Spain (AP) " Results on Sunday in the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, 174 kilometers (108 miles) from Orihuela to El Poble Nou de Benitatxell:1. Chris Froome, Britain, Team Sky, 4:07:132. Esteban... More...
Froome wins 9th stage, increases Spanish Vuelta lead
August 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
EL POBLE NOU DE BENITATXELL, Spain (AP) " Chris Froome moved to the front in the final climb to win the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday and increase his overall lead.The Tour de France winner took the lead with about... More...
Vuelta a Espana Results
August 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
XORRET DE CATI, Spain (AP) " Results on Saturday in the eighth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, 199.5 kilometers (124 miles) from Hellin to Xorret de Cati:1. Julian Alaphilippe, France, Quick-Step Floors,4:37:552. Jan Polanc, Slovenia,... More...
Froome keeps his lead after Spanish Vuelta's longest stage
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CUENCA, Spain (AP) " Slovene rider Matej Mohoric comfortably won the Spanish Vuelta's longest stage on Friday and Chris Froome maintained his overall lead.Mohoric took control of the race during the final climb and cruised to victory... More...
Hamish Bond - Winning switch a natural cycle
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
With Hamish Bond's selection as an international cyclist, Andrew Alderson looks at the difficulty he faces in transitioning from rowing to elite riding. Hamish Bond took liberties when he was selected as a time-triallist for New... More...
Vuelta a Espana Results
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CUENCA, Spain (AP) " Results on Friday in the seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta, 207 kilometers (129 miles) from Lliria to Cuenca, with three Category 3 climbs1. Matej Mohorcic, Slovenia, UAE Team Emirates, 4:43:35.2. Pawel... More...
Hand-cycle frees one-legged Zane to speed around with his mates
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
West Aucklander Zane Kukutai-Seumanu may have only one leg, but when it comes to zooming around on a shiny, new "bike", hands can perform just as well as feet.Nine-year-old Zane was born with spina bifida and later had the lower... More...
Froome holds Vuelta lead after Van Garderen crashes twice
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAGUNT, Spain (AP) " Chris Froome maintained his lead of the Spanish Vuelta after Tejay van Garderen crashed twice during the sixth stage on Thursday.Van Garderen entered the stage in second place at 10 seconds behind Froome. But... More...
Vuelta a Espana Results
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAGUNT, Spain (AP) " Results on Thursday in the sixth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, a 204-kilometer (127-mile) hilly ride from Vila-real to Sagunt, with five categorized climbs:1. Tomasz Marczynski, Poland, Lotto Soudal, 4:47:02.2.... More...
Lutsenko wins Vuelta's 5th stage, Froome adds to lead
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ALCOSSEBRE, Spain (AP) " Chris Froome increased his lead in the Spanish Vuelta during a fifth stage won by Alexey Lutsenko of Kazakhstan on Wednesday.Froome started the day just two seconds ahead of a trio of riders and with most... More...
Trentin wins 4th stage of Vuelta, Froome keeps lead
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TARRAGONA, Spain (AP) " Matteo Trentin of Italy won a sprint finish to claim the fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, while Chris Froome maintained his overall race lead.Trentin powered past Juan Jose Lobato and had time... More...
US Cycling hires longtime Aussie coach for endurance program
August 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) " USA Cycling has hired longtime Team Australia coach Gary Sutton to oversee its endurance program, which won a world championship in team pursuit and two silver medals at the Rio Olympics.Sutton had... More...
Vuelta a Espana Results
August 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra (AP) " Results on Monday in the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta, 158 kilometers (98 miles) from Prades to Andorra La Vella, with a pair of Category 1 climbs followed by a Category 21. Vincenzo Nibali,... More...
Froome takes Spanish Vuelta lead as Nibali wins 3rd stage
August 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra (AP) " Vincenzo Nibali of Italy won the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta and Tour de France champion Chris Froome took the overall lead after a strong run in the first mountain stage on Monday.Froome was... More...
Lampaert leads Vuelta as riders face winds, passing train
August 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GRUISSAN, France (AP) " Yves Lampaert took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday after winning the second stage which saw strong winds, crashes and even a brief wait for a passing train.Quick-Step Floors rider Lampaert... More...
New Zealand brewery cans Armstrong ad campaign
August 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) " A New Zealand brewery has canned a planned advertising campaign featuring disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong.Lion Breweries flew Armstrong to New Zealand last year to film the campaign for... More...
BMC Racing wins team time trial to open Spanish Vuelta
August 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
NIMES, France (AP) " Team BMC Racing won the time trial that opened the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday, with Australian rider Rohan Dennis taking the early overall lead.BMC won the 13.7-kilometer (8.5-mile) stage in the French city... More...
Lion says 'on yer bike' to Lance Armstrong campaign
August 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
By Neil Reid Lion have scrapped its much-vaunted promotional campaign featuring drugs cheat Lance Armstrong.The brewing giants brought the disgraced cyclist to New Zealand late last year to film a marketing campaign with the working... More...
Donated bike a 'blessing' to Afghanistan boy Malid Rashidi living in Flat Bush, Auckland
August 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Most people wouldn't even think about it, but when Malid Rashidi rides his bicycle to and from school, he feels blessed.The 15-year-old lives in Flat Bush, Auckland, after moving to New Zealand from Afghanistan two years ago."We... More...
Olympic rowing champion selected in New Zealand cycling team
August 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) " Two-time Olympic rowing champion Hamish Bond has been selected in the New Zealand team to compete at the World Road Cycling Championships in Bergen, Norway next month.Bond teamed with Eric Murray to... More...
Ex-Olympic cycling champ Sanchez fails doping test
August 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " Former Olympic cycling champion Samuel Sanchez was suspended on Thursday after failing an out-of-competition doping test.The International Cycling Union said the Spanish rider for BMC Racing tested positive... More...
Froome favored to end run of 2nd places at Spanish Vuelta
August 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) " After winning the Tour de France for a fourth time, Chris Froome will try to break his run of second-place finishes at the Spanish Vuelta.Froome has finished the Vuelta as runner-up on three occasions, coming... More...
Cycling: Track champion Aaron Gate to make Grand Tour debut at Vuelta a Espana
August 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Former world track champion Aaron Gate will round out a four-man Kiwi contingent to contest cycling's third Grand Tour - Vuelta a Espana - starting this weekend.Gate, 26, who won the 2013 world omnium crown and finished second in... More...
Cycling: Former rower Hamish Bond named for time trial at world cycling champs
August 17, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Two-time Olympic rowing champion Hamish Bond has completed his transformation to cycling, with selection for the New Zealand team to the UCI road championships in Norway.Bond has flirted with cycling as part of his cross-training... More...
Cycling: Greg Henderson announces retirement
August 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Greg Henderson has officially retired.The veteran cyclist has posted a heartfelt tribute on his website to all who have helped him pursue a professional career which included five Tours de France.Henderson also represented New... More...
Vandalism accusations in stoush between motorists and cyclists on Hutt Rd cycleway in Wellington
August 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
"A few bad eggs" are causing strife between motorists and cyclists along the Hutt Road cycleway in Wellington, with car owners discovering their side mirrors broken off and words scribbled across their bonnets.Cyclists have been... More...
Tour de France rider breaks leg at brother's stag
August 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
British Tour de France rider Luke Rowe faces a lengthy break from cycling after breaking his leg at his brother's tag party.The Team Sky rider sustained fractures to his tibia and fibula following a rafting accident, according to... More...
2-time Tour winner Alberto Contador to retire after Vuelta
August 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MADRID (AP) " Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will retire next month after riding in the Spanish Vuelta.Contador announced his plan to stop racing on a video posted Monday on Instagram. The Spanish rider said the... More...
Paterson finishes eighth at BMX World Champs in South Carolina
August 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
After fighting hard for a spot in the 15-year-old boys' division final at the BMX World Championships, Rotorua's Zach Paterson was unlucky to be caught up in a crash at the start of the race.He finished eighth overall at the event... More...
Prance Armstrong: Tiny horse dreams big, enters cycling race
August 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
It was the Tour de Prance!The Tour of Poland took an unexpected twist when an escaped pony entered the race 100km from the finish line.The group of riders were cruising along at a stable speed when the fluffy pony jumped from... More...
Kiwi claims world masters cycling title after drug scandal exposure
August 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
By Grant Chapman Six times, Colin Claxton has had to stand one step down on the medal podium and listen to the French national anthem played.Now he knows why.Claxton, 68, from Drury, has just become a masters world cycling champion,... More...
Could return to carless days solve Auckland motorway congestion
July 30, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
With congested motorways enraging motorists and regular appeals to take the bus or ride a bike to work, could a return to "carless days" induce calm on our roads?Today is the anniversary of former Prime Minister Robert Muldoon's... More...
Cycling: Chris Froome aims to make history, reign in Spain
July 29, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
By Tom Cary It was no great secret that he was planning to ride the Vuelta a Espana after winning his fourth Tour de France title but Chris Froome has now confirmed beyond all doubt he will seek to make history at the three-week... More...
Cycling: George Bennett ramping up for Vuelta a Espaa challenge
July 29, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett is taking a long-term approach to his cycling future, but short-term success is still a distinct possibility.Bennett is ramping up for a crack at the Vuelta a Espaa in three weeks, after his promising Tour de France... More...

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