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...
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...
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.
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