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Rio Olympics 2016: The good and the bad of the Olympic women's time trial
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kristin Armstrong had just put together another golden effort in an Olympic time trial, this time slicing through driving wind and rain, when her 5-year-old son approached her at the finish."Mama," Lucas asked, "why are you crying?... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Villumsen fails to fire in time trial
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cyclist Linda Villumsen has missed a medal in the women's time trial at the Rio Olympics. The 31-year-old finished sixth on the hilly 29.9km course which was made even more difficult by rain and wind that hit the city. "It... More...
What's coming up tonight: Villumsen going for gold
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Day four of the Olympics might have been unkind to the Kiwis but redemption can arrive as early as tonight.Another full day of action in Rio will be kicked off by cyclist Linda Villumsen in the women's road time trial, where New... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Dawkins relishing target on his back
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Eddie Dawkins is relishing the idea of racing with a target on his back.Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster are marked men going into Thursday's team sprint qualifying at the Rio Olympics.The trio have won world championship... More...
Olympic icon Bradley Wiggins aims dig at old foes Australia the day before Rio track cycling begins
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Nation that poses the biggest team-pursuit challenge to veteran chasing an eighth Olympic medal "are the worst winners in the world - and the worst losers as well" More...
Olympic cyclist Chris Froome denies his coach's suggestion illness cost him road time-trial gold
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Tour de France champion insists he simply lost to the better man on the day rather than suffering from a “tight chest” as he repeated London 2012 bronze More...
Chris Froome comes up short in Olympic gold quest - but has no excuses and no regrets
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The Tour de France winner finished third in the men's time trial in Rio, but couldn't keep in touch with the outstanding Fabian Cancellara More...
Chris Froome wins Olympic bronze medal in men's time trial as Fabian Cancellara takes gold
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The Tour de France winner couldn't get near his Swiss counterpart but was able to claim third-place with a late burst to the line More...
Duchess of Cambridge has an Olympic doppelganger in French cycling sensation
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot has sent social media into a frenzy after she was identified as a look-a-like of Kate Middleton while appearing in Rio More...
Emma Pooley misses out on medal in women's time trial as Team USA's Kristin Armstrong takes gold
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The 33-year-old finished more than two minutes behind eventual winner, Team USA's Kristin Armstrong More...
Mark Cavendish believes missing Olympic cycling gold medal in Rio means he will have "failed again"
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The Tour de France legend has missed out on medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and says that it is now or never for him to take gold More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Dutch cyclist posts photo after horror crash
August 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten's face is still black-and-blue after her horrific crash late in Sunday's road race, but at least, she has a smile on her face again.The Dutchwoman Tweeted a picture of herself on Tuesday marked by scars... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Australian cyclist hospitalised after training crash
August 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Australian rider Melissa Hoskins was taken from the Rio Olympics velodrome on a stretcher Monday after her pursuit team crashed hard while doing a training effort at race speed.The team of Hoskins, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker,... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Linda Villumsen's a contender for medal in time trial
August 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A year ago, Linda Villumsen was the toast of New Zealand women's cycling after finally nabbing the world individual time trial.It had been a while coming. Danish-born Villumsen had been knocking on the title door for years.From... More...
Australia's Lachlan Morton wins Tour of Utah
August 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " Australia's Lachlan Morton won the final stage of the Tour of Utah on Sunday to take the overall title in the seven-leg competition.Twenty-two seconds behind leader Andrew Talansky entering the 78-mile finale,... More...
Olympic cycling ace Chris Froome out to blow time trial rivals away after practicing in a wind tunnel
August 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
British Tour de France king left empty-handed in the weekend's road race was working on his aerodynamics for the against-the-clock event on Wednesday More...
Annemiek van Vleuten provides update on condition as she posts first picture since Olympics horror smash
August 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The Dutch cyclist was leading the Women's Road Race when she lost control on the descent, landing awkwardly on the roadside curb More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Cycling leader in horrific crash
August 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Dutch cyclist involved in a horror crash that marred the women's road race at the Rio Olympics is reportedly in intensive care in hospital.Annemiek van Vleuten, was leading the race when she crashed just 11km from the finish... More...
Lizzie Armitstead reveals exhaustion after drug test controversy
August 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
“I felt a little bit like a zombie going into it, not much sleep in these last few weeks" More...
Chris Froome confident of striking gold as he goes bids for Olympic glory in Wednesday's time trial
August 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Froome finished 12th in Saturday's road race but remains hopeful of emulating Sir Bradley Wiggins' 2012 double success More...
Lizzie Armitstead misses out on medal in women's road race as Anna van der Breggen takes gold
August 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The Otley racer saw her build-up to Rio marred by three missed drugs test and was unable to match her silver-medal winning performance from London 2012 More...
Cyclist baffles Olympic fans by appearing to live-tweet his gruelling road race at Rio 2016
August 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Namibian road racer Dan Craven kept up a lively commentary on his Twitter account throughout the dramatic race More...
Touring France with the World's best
August 06, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
THE ATMOSPHERE was fizzing with anticipation.I was surrounded by hot, sticky bodies all craning their necks down the road.There was a flash of green and yellow. The crowd erupted. This was the Tour de France.Thousands had turned... More...
Victoria Pendleton says Lizzie Armitstead "only has herself to blame" over drug controversy
August 06, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The London 2012 silver medalist takes part in Sunday's Olympic road race with the row over three missed drug tests hanging over her head More...
Team GB cycling gold hopes dashed as Geraint Thomas crashes and Chris Froome falters in Olympic road race
August 06, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The Welshman looked set to battle it out for the medals before a dramatic fall cost him his chance while Tour de France winner Froome dropped off the pace More...
Chris Froome almost misses registration for Olympic road race
August 06, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
A journalist had to tell the Rio 2016 medal hopeful to complete his paperwork before the start of the event in Brazil More...
European Championships to be moved from Nice due to security concerns
August 06, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
The European Cycling Union (UEC) has decided to move the 2016 European Championships in light of security concerns following the terrorist attacks in Nice last month. The UEC still holds hope of finding a new location for the event, which is due to take place from 14-18 September. Given that it was an event that would have required a large police presence and that we have not received any guarantees about their deployment, the cycling championships that Nice was due to hold in France's name are cancelled," Nice mayor Philippe Pradal said on Friday, according to the BBC. Nice is still reeling from the terrorist attack that hit the heart of the city on Bastille Day. A man claiming allegiance to the terrorist group IS drove a truck into crowds celebrating the French national day on the Promenade des Anglais, killing 85 and injuring hundreds more. The European Championships were due to take place on a route using several sections familiar to the final stage of Paris-Nice. The UEC backed up the decision by the Nice mayor to cancel the event.ADVERTISEMENT This decision is justified on the grounds of safety as this event required a huge security presence which cannot be guaranteed because the significant constraints, the UEC wrote in a statement. We would like to assure you that the Union Europenne de Cyclisme is already looking for an alternative venue on the dates already scheduled. The Union Europenne de Cyclisme would like to express its full solidarity with the city of Nice at this difficult time as well as with the victims families. AFP has reported that there are two potential new hosts, one in France and the other outside, although they did not say where. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Nice cancels European road cycling championships
August 05, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
NICE, France (AP) " The European road cycling championships in the French city of Nice have been canceled for security reasons.Nice mayor Philippe Pradal says the Sept. 14-18 event required a large police presence but that city... More...
Chris Froome and Britain's Olympic cycling team go in search of Rio redemption after 2012 road wars
August 05, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Froome and his British cycling teammates are out to right the wrongs of London 2012, when they were ambushed by rival nations in the men's road race More...
Olympic Games road race live coverage coming soon!
August 05, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
The OlympicGames opening ceremony is about to get underway, but some of the men who race at 09:30 on Saturday morning are skipping the festivities in order to rest up and be top shape for the start of their 237.5km race. You can follow all of the action on Cyclingnews' live ticker for the men and women's races through the finish, expected to be around 16:20 local time. Olympic Games cycling full preview Men's road race start list Men's road race map and profile Olympic Games:10 riders to watch in men's road race Froome's lack of one-day race experience not a factor forOlympics says Brailsford The women's race begins onSunday at 12:15 local time and also ends around 16:20(15:20EDT/21:20 CET) and is contested over 136.9km.ADVERTISEMENT Women's road race map and profile Women's road race start list 10 riders to watch in the women's Olympic road race Mara Abbott:Seizing the opportunity at OlympicGames Guarnier one of four big cards to play for Team USA at Rio Olympics For the full schedule of races and how to watch on television, check out our How to watch the OlympicGames guide. Racing doesn't end in Rio, however. Cyclingnews will continue to publish full coverage of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and the Vuelta a Burgos. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
USA Cycling to revisit Olympic Games selection procedures after triple arbitrations
August 05, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
In the run-up to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, USA Cycling has had to defend itself in three separate legal cases against its selection process, leading new CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall to set the goal of reviewing the selection procedures beginning the day after this year's Games. The selection committee choose three riders to fill the team - only Megan Guarnier won an automatic bid with her bronze medal in the world championships. Kristin Armstrong and Evelyn Stevens were chosen to fill the time trial spots, and Carmen Small and Amber Neben, were not. Climber MaraAbbott completed the team. Bouchard-Hall fought back against public perception of bias in the selection of two-time Olympic gold medalist Armstrong over Small, who dominated in the national championships on a similar course and in similar conditions. Small and Neben fought the selection in arbitration and lost.ADVERTISEMENT Jim Miller, USA Cycling's athletics director, also happens to be Armstrong's personal coach. Miller developed the selection criteria, assembled the selection committee, and came up with the method for aggregating rider data and presenting it to the committee. He declared the conflict of interest, and left it to the women's road coach, Jack Seehafer, to make the actual data and recommendations to the selection committee. Bouchard-Hall said he was confident that there was no opportunity for bias to be introduced in the process, but wants to avoid having this sort of negative public perception in the future. "We're certainly going to revisit that as part of the next process. When we have those conflicts of interest it certainly opens us up to accusations of bias and unfairness. Even if in reality we can separate ourselves from those, the perception is a real problem. We have a legacy of challenges that lead to that," Bouchard-Hall said. Subjectivity Yonamine wins fight to represent Japan at Olympic Games Canadian Numainville appeals OlympicGames exclusion Objectivity You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Mara Abbott: Seizing the opportunity at Rio Olympic Games
August 05, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Mara Abbott is revelling in the chance to experience her first Olympic Games, but she is not taking her selection for the women's road race for granted after recently winning an arbitration launched against her spot on the four-woman team by compatriot Coryn Rivera. The American climbing phenom plans to make the most of the opportunity she's earned to do everything in her power to help Team USA win a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. "I've worked really hard to be at the Olympics, not because I want the experience of going and getting lots of T-shirts and meeting a lot of people," Abbott firmly stated in an interview with Cyclingnews. "If you're an athlete who is at the level of being at the Olympics, you're going to compete. There are a lot of things around it, but for me, I see it as a really important bike race." USA Cycling's Selection Committee named Abbott as one of the four women to represent Team USA for the road race. Megan Guarnier had secured an automatic spot after placing on the podium at the World Championships in Richmond last September, and the Selection Committee also chose Evelyn Stevens and Kristin Armstrong, both for the road race and the time trial.ADVERTISEMENT The selection didn't sit well with US time trial champion Carmen Small, who launched a highly publicised arbitration for one of the two time trial spots. Amber Neben joined that arbitration, contesting for a place on the team. Also, Rivera opened a separate arbitration for Abbott's spot on the team for the road race. "Coryn directly arbitrated against my Olympic spot, and I was really affected by it. I had to get a lawyer and be a witness. It wasn't widely known because a lot of the focus was on Carmen's case," said Abbott, who was competing at the Giro Rosa in early July when she was notified of the arbitration. "It was terrifying and unpleasant. It wasn't a positive experience. But that is the way the system is right now, and it was absolutely within Coryn's right to fight for a spot that she thought that she deserved." Olympic Games: 10 riders to watch for the women's road race USACycling to revisit Olympic Games selection procedures after triple arbitrations Small, Neben lose arbitration cases over USOlympic spots You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Olympic Games: Italy replaces Russia in men's team pursuit
August 05, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Italy has been admitted as a late replacement entry in the mens team pursuit at the Rio 2016 Olympics after Russias appeal against its exclusion was turned down on Friday morning. The decision means that Italy, who placed fourth in Marchs World Championships, will field a team that includes Filippo Ganna, the reigning individual pursuit world champion. The Russian team pursuit quartet had qualified for the Olympics as the sixth-ranked European team, but their participation was cast into doubt following the response to last months publication of the McLaren Report into allegations of state-sponsored doping in the country. Sergey Shilov, who tested positive for carphedon in 2009, was ruled out of the Games by a new measure barring all Russian athletes who had previously served doping bans, while Kirill Sveshnikov, Dmitry Sokolov and Dmitry Strakhov were implicated in the McLaren report. This left Viktor Manakov as the only member of the team pursuit squad who had not been potentially barred.ADVERTISEMENT Sveshnikov, Sokolov and Strakhov appealed their exclusion to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which has been holding hearings in Rio this week, but on Friday morning it was confirmed that they had lost their case against the UCI and IOC. Elia Viviani, who was part of Italys team pursuit squad at the London Worlds, is already in Rio to participate in the omnium, with Filippo Ganna, Liam Bertazzo, Simone Consonni, and Francesco Lamon set to fly to Brazil this weekend to join him. The qualifying round of the mens team pursuit takes place next Thursday. Ganna, Consonni and Lamon, who all ride for the Colpack Continental squad, were part of the Italian squad that recently set a new national record of 3:56.393 at the European Under-23 Track Championships. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead releases statement in bid to quash doping claims
August 03, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The 27-year-old Olympian will compete in Rio despite accumulating three anti-doping violations relating to whereabouts in the past 12 months More...
Geoghegan Hart targeting GC result at Tour of Utah
August 03, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
British U23 road champion Tao Geoghegan Hart (Axeon Hagens Berman) is in Utah this week to shoot for a top general classification result in his third attempt at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Geoghegan Hart finished 39th overall during his first race in 2014, but then jumped to 13th last year in the race that bills itself as America's toughest. "It's always different coming back to racing for the first time in a little while," he told Cyclingnews before the stage 2 start in Escalante. "I haven't raced since nationals. I had a little break after that and then built back up. You have different sensations and then throw altitude into the mix and you can't really predict how that goes."ADVERTISEMENT Things have gone well so far for Geoghegan Hart's Axeon team this week, with teammate Colin Joyce finishing second during the opening stage and Logan Owen coming in fifth. It was a good start for the team and a nice way to set the tone for the rest of the week. "I think on paper it doesn't always look amazing to get second and fifth on the stage, but there weren't really any big trains or anything in the finish and it was quite chaotic and big swarms and stuff," he said. "So having two guys going for the sprint actually meant that we covered our bases a little bit more than someone getting boxed in. "I was just trying to get Colin and Logan get up there as best as possible, working with both of them to try and get into position. It was a good start and we'll try and build on it throughout the week." You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Bookwalter hoping to surprise in Olympic debut
August 03, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
As one of only two Americans to make the men's road team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brent Bookwalter knows the odds are stacked against him for a podium spot, but the first-time Olympian is ready to give his best and hope he can pull off something special. "The goal for the road race is to simply do the absolute best result that I can. I don't want to limit myself in any way," Bookwalter said. "I think the Olympic field and the Olympic event has sometimes shown it can produce some surprise results and surprise medallists, especially with the teams that are there, the team size and racing on a course that has rarely ever been raced on. I am feeling ambitious and motivated to be the best Brent Bookwalter there is and getting the most out of myself." At 32, Bookwalter is in his ninth season with the BMC Racing Team, and has eight Grand Tours behind him, but none of that has jaded the experience of being a first-time Olympian.ADVERTISEMENT "It is a little bit surreal to be going to the Olympics because the Olympics are one of these ionic events in my mind. From my memory of my childhood, I have watched and have been passionate about them. Now, to realize that I am going and I am going to be part of that center stage and taking part in the racing, is really inspiring and motivating and encouraging. I am trying to let that not detract from my preparation and stay confident in my own preparation. That is something I know has worked for me and that I have developed over the past 10 years in racing professionally." Because the United States lacked WorldTour points, the country only earned two places for the Olympic Games men's road events this year. Bookwalter and Taylor Phinney will compete in both the road race and time trial. Having only two will be a disadvantage in the road race against powerful teams like those from Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Australia, or Colombia that have five riders, but Bookwalter doesn't think a result is impossible. "I think having one teammate " Taylor " does affect the way we will race a little bit, as a pro and a con. The downside is that we don't have the numbers to play. We don't have the numbers to support a leader as heavily as we could with five. But the good thing is we can kind of sit back and key off the other teams a little bit. Hopefully, we can lurk in the shadows a little bit and then use our experience to pick the right moments and be a factor at the end of the race. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Biker finds driver who hit her
August 03, 2016 (16:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An Auckland cyclist has found the driver who knocked her from her bike - and has been inundated with offers to help her recover from the accident.Anna Hickey, 23, was knocked from her bike on Dominion Rd on Friday. She said a large... More...
Sir Chris Hoy backing Sir Bradley Wiggins to overtake him as Britain's most decorated Olympian in Rio
August 02, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Wiggins will bring to an end his 16-year Olympic career by attempting to win gold in the men’s team pursuit More...
Lizzie Armitstead avoids four-year anti-doping ban despite missing three tests in 10 months
August 02, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Armitstead was Britain's first medallist of London 2012 four years ago with silver in the road race on The Mall More...
UCI expands WorldTour to 37 events
August 02, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
The UCI announced an expanded WorldTour calendar for 2017, with 10 new events including the Amgen Tour of California, Tour of Qatar, Abu Dhabi Tour and Tour of Turkey, and one-day races Dwars door Vlaanderen, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Prudential RideLondon, Eschborn-Frankfurt and Strade Bianche. The UCI was able to include three-year licences to every WorldTour event after long and contentious negotiations with the Tour de France organisers ASO, but next year will see a reduction in WorldTour teams to 17, with further reductions to 16 for 2019 and beyond. The publication of this new calendar is an important step in the development of mens professional road cycling," UCI President Brian Cookson said. "Alongside the prestigious events which have already proven their worth, the UCI WorldTour is enriched by the addition of some truly fantastic races across the globe. Im delighted to see this development.ADVERTISEMENT The season begins again with the Tour Down Under from January 17-22, followed by the Great Ocean Road Race on January 29 before heading to its newest races in Qatar and Dubai. The Omloop Het Nieuwsblad overlaps with Dubai, however, as the UCI continues to have conflicting WorldTour events rather than separate them further on the calendar. Strade Bianche comes on March 4, one day before the start of Paris Nice (March 5-12), which still overlaps with Tirreno-Adriatico (March 8-14). Dwars door Vlaanderen (March 22), E3 Harelbeke (March 24) and Gent-Wevelgem (March 26), during the Volta a Catalunya (March 20-26). The Tour of Flanders (April 2) and Paris-Roubaix (April 9) bookend the Vuelta al Pais Vasco (April 3-8). 17-22 January: Santos Tour Down Under (Australia) 29 January: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Australia)* 6-10 February: Tour of Qatar (Qatar)* 23-26 February: Abu Dhabi Tour (United Arab Emirates)* 25 February: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Belgium)* 4 March: Strade Bianche (Italy)* 5-12 March: Paris-Nice (France) 8-14 March: Tirreno-Adriatico (Italy) 18 March: Milano-Sanremo (Italy) 20-26 March: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (Spain) 22 March: Dwars Door Vlaanderen / A travers la Flandre (Belgium)* 24 March: Record Bank E3 Harelbeke (Belgium) 26 March: Gent-Wevelgem in Flanders Fields (Belgium) 2 April: Ronde van Vlaanderen / Tour des Flandres (Belgium) 3-8 April: Vuelta al Pas Vasco (Spain) 9 April: Paris-Roubaix (France) 16 April: Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) 18-23 April: Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (Turkey)* 19 April: La Flche Wallonne (Belgium) 23 April: Lige-Bastogne-Lige (Belgium) 25-30 April: Tour de Romandie (Switzerland) 1 May: Eschborn-Frankfurt Rund um den Finanzplatz (Germany)* 6-28 May: Giro dItalia (Italy) 14-21 May: Amgen Tour of California (United States)* 4-11 June: Critrium du Dauphin (France) 10-18 June: Tour de Suisse (Switzerland) 1-23 July: Tour de France (France) 29 July: Clsica Ciclista San Sebastian (Spain) 29 July-4 August: Tour de Pologne (Poland) 30 July: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (Great Britain)* 7-13 August: Eneco Tour (Benelux) 19 August-10 September: Vuelta a Espaa (Spain) 20 August: Cyclassics Hamburg (Germany) 27 August: Bretagne Classic " Ouest-France (France) 8 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Qubec (Canada) 10 September: Grand Prix Cycliste de Montral (Canada) 30 September: Il Lombardia (Italy) You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Laura Trott sets sights on Rio medal haul as fiance Jason Kenny closes in on Sir Chris Hoy's Olympic record
August 01, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Kenny is already a triple gold medallist and can break Hoy's landmark of six in Rio, making the pair the most decorated household in British history More...
Bauke Mollema wins San Sebastian Classic
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) " Dutch rider Bauke Mollema broke away on a downhill descent to win the one-day San Sebastian Classic on Saturday.Tony Gallopin was second, followed by another former winner, Alejandro Valverde, in the... More...
UCI: no traces of motors hidden inside bikes at Tour
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " There were no were no cases of riders using hidden motors inside their bikes on this year's Tour de France, following extensive testing by the International Cycling Union.In a statement Wednesday, the UCI... More...
Cars on Auckland's roads during rush-hour drops
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Each week there are 33,570 fewer cars on the roads during the morning rush hour thanks to carpooling, public transport and extra walking and cycling options.Auckland Transport says that number equates to a line of cars stretched... More...
Children at Froome's old school wear special yellow T-shirts
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
JOHANNESBURG (AP) " Children at Chris Froome's old school in South Africa have been celebrating his victory at the Tour de France by wearing special yellow T-shirts.A day after the Kenyan-born Briton won this third Tour title, the... More...
No suspense at Tour? Blame Team Sky
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Chris Froome's superiority at the Tour de France was under threat for only a brief moment.A few minutes of suspense over 21 days of racing shed a light on Team Sky's dominance in cycling's toughest race.Froome and... More...
Tour de France 2016: Five moments that won the yellow jersey for Chris Froome
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Chris Froome has all but secured his third Tour de France title ahead of Sunday's traditional procession into Paris.The Team Sky man has taken a different approach to this year's tour, using his domestiques to set a punishing tempo... More...
Taste of the Tour: Steak tartare and champagne in Paris
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " A gastronomical, sporting and cultural glance at Stage 21 of the Tour de France on Sunday:REGION: The mostly flat 113-kilometer (70-mile) final stage began north of Paris in Chantilly and ended with the traditional... More...
Froome defies bad luck, crashes to win 3rd Tour de France
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " On the bike " and off " Chris Froome has been in a class of his own for three weeks at the Tour de France.With rivals unable to attack in the mountains and seemingly content to fight for podium places, only bad luck... More...
Cycling: Chris Froome celebrates third Tour de France title
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sharing beer and Champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years today.The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack during the final stage, arm-in-arm... More...

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