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Skujins wins Stage 3 of Tour of California out of breakaway
May 15, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) " Toms Skujins was in a breakaway at the Tour of California a year ago when he crashed heavily on the descent, then woozily tried to remount his bike despite what turned out to be a concussion.His breakaway... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 15, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A 244-kilometer (152-mile) leg from Penne to Gualdo Tadino in Umbria, the longest leg in the event:1. Matej Mohoric, Slovenia, Bahrain-Merida, 6:04:52.2. Nico Denz, Germany, AG2R La Mondiale, same time.3. Sam Bennett, Ireland,... More...
Giro leader Yates gains 3 seconds but his team struggles
May 15, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GUALDO TADINO, Italy (AP) " Overall leader Simon Yates gained three bonus seconds in the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday but it was a difficult day for his Mitchelton-Scott team as Esteban Chaves dropped out of contention.Slovenian... More...
Cycling: George Bennett moves up after drama on stage 10 of Giro d'Italia
May 15, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett's chances of a top five finish at the Giro d'Italia have been given an unexpected boost after a dramatic tenth stage.Esteban Chaves, who came into the day placed second overall, lost a flabbergasting 25 minutes, plummeting... More...
Team Sky's Bernal wins first GC test in Tour of California
May 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) " Egan Bernal tasted glory at the Tour of California when he rode solo to the top of Gibraltar Road.Sebastian Henao and Tao Geoghegan Hart were just as heroic Monday.After powerful Team Sky worked to... More...
Gaviria wins sprint to take Tour of California opening stage
May 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) " Fernando Gaviria missed the spring classics after the Quick-Step Floors cyclist broke his hand in a crash at Tireno-Adriatico, interrupting what had already been a successful start to the season.The Colombian... More...
Yates wins 9th stage to cement Giro lead, Froome loses time
May 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GRAN SASSO, Italy (AP) " Simon Yates cemented his position as overall leader of the Giro d'Italia by winning the ninth stage on Sunday but it was a bad day for British compatriot Chris Froome, who lost more than a minute in the general... More...
Cycling: George Bennett moves into seventh at Giro d'Italia as Chris Froome flops
May 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has hung tough as other contenders completely cracked on stage nine of the Giro d'Italia.The Kiwi climber has crossed the line in seventh place on the mountain-top finish, 12 seconds behind Simon Yates, who won the... More...
Cavendish, Sagan ready to line up for Tour of California
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
In some ways, Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish will always be joined at the hip.Or the elbow.You see, the two have long been among the world's top cyclists, routinely winning some of the sport's marquee races. Sagan is a three-time... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
209 kilometers (130 miles) from Praia a Mare to Montevergine di Mercogliano, with a Category 2 finishing climb1. Richard Carapaz, Ecuador, Movistar, 5:11:35.2. Davide Formolo, Italy, Bora-Hansgrohe, :07 behind.3. Thibaut Pinot,... More...
Cycling: Kiwi cyclist George Bennett calls Bible 'a storybook that got out of hand'
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand cyclist George Bennett has described The Bible as "a storybook that got out of hand" when highlighting the conflict between Israel and Palestine.The 28-year-old LottoNL-Jumbo rider has been outspoken about the city... More...
Mother's joy as cyclist Alexander Ray recovers from crash
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The mother of the elite cyclist left fighting for his life after a collision with a car is overjoyed at hearing him speak for the first time since the accident.Alexander Ray, 27, was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical... More...
Carapaz wins 7th stage as Yates maintains Giro d'Italia lead
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MONTEVERGINE, Italy (AP) " Richard Carapaz pulled off a superb final attack to win the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, and British rider Simon Yates remained in the overall lead after the second mountain finish.Carapaz... More...
Cycling: George Bennett stays in top 10 at Giro d'Italia after exciting finish
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has remained ensconced in the top 10 at the Giro d'Italia after an entertaining finish on stage eight.Bennett has finished in 15th on the summit finish of Montevergine di Mercogliano, coming home in the main group... More...
Graeme Simpson: Rosebank trail is history at every turn
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
It may only be a kilometre long. However, Rosebank trail in the Whakarewarewa Forest has history at every corner.It was part of the initial wave of trails pioneered by Fred Christensen more than 20 years ago.That started with... More...
Bennett wins 7th stage as Yates maintains Giro d'Italia lead
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PRAIA A MARE, Italy (AP) " Sam Bennett timed his sprint to perfection to win the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, while British rider Simon Yates remained in the overall lead as the race went over to the Italian mainland on Friday.Bennett... More...
Cycling: George Bennett stays in top 10 at Giro d'Italia ahead of testing weekend
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has safely navigated through stage seven of the Giro d'Italia, but the real challenges await in the next two days.Bennett has finished comfortably in the peloton in 30th position on the stage for the sprinters, a... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A 159-kilometer (99-mile) route along the Calabrian coast from Pizzo to Praia a Mare:1. Sam Bennett, Ireland, Bora-Hansgrohe 3:45:27.2. Elia Viviani, Italy, Quick-Step Floors, same time.3. Niccolo Bonifazio, Italy, Bahrain-Merida,... More...
Yates moves into overall lead of Giro, Chaves wins stage 6
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ETNA, Sicily (AP) " Simon Yates took the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday after the British rider finished second on stage six, just behind Mitchelton-Scott teammate Esteban Chaves on the summit of Mount Etna.Yates... More...
Cycling: George Bennett shines on first mountain test at the Giro d'Italia
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett underwent his first real test at the Giro d'Italia this morning, and he has passed with flying colours.A supremely strong ride from the Kiwi climber has seen him claim fourth place on stage six, a result which leaps... More...
Battaglin wins 5th stage as Dennis maintains Giro lead
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SANTA NINFA, Sicily (AP) " Enrico Battaglin surged ahead at the perfect moment to win the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday as Chris Froome and most of the other favorites finished in the main pack.Rohan Dennis held... More...
Cycling: George Bennett into top 20 as big test looms at Giro d'Italia
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett had two reasons to celebrate when he crossed the line on stage five of the Giro d'Italia.First and foremost, his arm was raised in triumph for his teammate, Enrico Battaglin, who sprinted away from Giovanni Visconti... More...
Cycling: Giro d'Italia - Kiwi riders look forward to Italian leg after 'tough' start in Israel
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Giro d'Italia has moved back to traditional territory in Italy from its grand start in Israel, but the lingering impression is that the Middle East country embraced the multi-stage cycle race with a fervour.Israelis lined the... More...
Cyclist Karl Murray's eight-year ban for doping one of NZ's longest
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand cyclist Karl Murray faces one of the longest bans handed down to a New Zealand athlete after being found guilty of multiple doping violations.Murray, already serving a two-year ban, will now serve an eight-year ban that... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A 202-kilometer (126-mile) leg from Catania to Caltagirone:1. Tim Wellens, Belgium, Lotto Fix All, 5:17:34.2. Michael Woods, Canada, EF Education First-Drapac, same time.3. Enrico Battaglin, Italy, LottoNL-Jumbo, same time.4.... More...
Froome drops more time as Wellens wins 4th stage of Giro
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CALTAGIRONE, Sicily (AP) " Chris Froome fell further behind the leaders as Belgian rider Tim Wellens won the hilly fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.Froom finished 21 seconds behind Wellens, pushing the four-time Tour... More...
Froome drops more time as Wellens wins 4th stage of Giro
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CALTAGIRONE, Sicily (AP) " Chris Froome fell further behind the leaders as Belgian rider Tim Wellens won the hilly fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.Team Sky reported that Froome finished 23 seconds behind Wellens as... More...
Cycling: George Bennett moves up slightly after stage four of Giro d'Italia
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has moved up the general classification after a busy finish to stage four of the Giro d'Italia.Bennett crossed the line in 14th on the stage, 10 seconds behind the winner - a finish which saw him beat... More...
BMX: Sarah Walker crashes out of Supercross event
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
London Olympic medallist Sarah Walker secured two semifinal performances but suffered a crash in the UCI BMX World Cup Supercross event in the Netherlands yesterday.She was able to walk away after crashing off the side of the track,... More...
2 Argentine cyclists suspended for positive doping tests
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " The International Cycling Union says two Argentine riders tested positive for doping at the second-tier Tour of San Juan stage race.Race winner Gonzalo Najar tested positive for CERA, an advanced version... More...
Viviani wins 3rd stage as Giro bids farewell to Israel
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
EILAT, Israel (AP) " Elia Viviani won the third stage of the 101st Giro d'Italia on Sunday for his second bunch sprint finish victory in as many days as the Grand Tour race bid farewell to its historic start in Israel.The Italian... More...
Cycling: Now, the Giro d'Italia truly begins
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Giro d'Italia's Israeli excursion is over, and now the excitement begins.With the opening time trial and two sprint stages complete, the Giro will head to hillier territory as the riders travel to Italy, where the contenders... More...
Cycling the light fantastic in Whanganui
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Light Up Bike Spectacle held in Whanganui on Friday night was a huge success and organiser Riah King Wall said there was an "incredible turnout."The family-friendly event was organised by Whanganui District Council in conjunction... More...
Dennis nabs Giro pink jersey, Viviani takes 2nd stage
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) " A day after his opening stage lead slipped away to Giro d'Italia defending champion Tom Dumoulin " the last of the 175 riders in the individual time trial " Rohan Dennis got a measure of revenge by taking the... More...
Cycling: New leader in Giro d'Italia as George Bennett stays safe
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There is a new leader after stage two of the 2018 Giro d'Italia, and the old leader couldn't be happier about it.Such is life in the world of cycling, where the leader's jersey at a major tour can lead to an unwanted workload for... More...
Battaglin wins 5th stage as Dennis maintains Giro lead
May 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SANTA NINFA, Sicily (AP) " Enrico Battaglin surged ahead at the perfect moment to win the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday as Chris Froome and most of the other favorites finished in the main pack.Rohan Dennis held... More...
Cycling: George Bennett into top 20 as big test looms at Giro d'Italia
May 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett had two reasons to celebrate when he crossed the line on stage five of the Giro d'Italia.First and foremost, his arm was raised in triumph for his teammate, Enrico Battaglin, who sprinted away from Giovanni Visconti... More...
Cycling: Giro d'Italia - Kiwi riders look forward to Italian leg after 'tough' start in Israel
May 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Giro d'Italia has moved back to traditional territory in Italy from its grand start in Israel, but the lingering impression is that the Middle East country embraced the multi-stage cycle race with a fervour.Israelis lined the... More...
Cyclist Karl Murray's eight-year ban for doping one of NZ's longest
May 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand cyclist Karl Murray faces one of the longest bans handed down to a New Zealand athlete after being found guilty of multiple doping violations.Murray, already serving a two-year ban, will now serve an eight-year ban that... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A 202-kilometer (126-mile) leg from Catania to Caltagirone:1. Tim Wellens, Belgium, Lotto Fix All, 5:17:34.2. Michael Woods, Canada, EF Education First-Drapac, same time.3. Enrico Battaglin, Italy, LottoNL-Jumbo, same time.4.... More...
Froome drops more time as Wellens wins 4th stage of Giro
May 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CALTAGIRONE, Sicily (AP) " Chris Froome fell further behind the leaders as Belgian rider Tim Wellens won the hilly fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.Froom finished 21 seconds behind Wellens, pushing the four-time Tour... More...
Froome drops more time as Wellens wins 4th stage of Giro
May 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CALTAGIRONE, Sicily (AP) " Chris Froome fell further behind the leaders as Belgian rider Tim Wellens won the hilly fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.Team Sky reported that Froome finished 23 seconds behind Wellens as... More...
Cycling: George Bennett moves up slightly after stage four of Giro d'Italia
May 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has moved up the general classification after a busy finish to stage four of the Giro d'Italia.Bennett crossed the line in 14th on the stage, 10 seconds behind the winner - a finish which saw him beat... More...
BMX: Sarah Walker crashes out of Supercross event
May 07, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
London Olympic medallist Sarah Walker secured two semifinal performances but suffered a crash in the UCI BMX World Cup Supercross event in the Netherlands yesterday.She was able to walk away after crashing off the side of the track,... More...
2 Argentine cyclists suspended for positive doping tests
May 07, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " The International Cycling Union says two Argentine riders tested positive for doping at the second-tier Tour of San Juan stage race.Race winner Gonzalo Najar tested positive for CERA, an advanced version... More...
Viviani wins 3rd stage as Giro bids farewell to Israel
May 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
EILAT, Israel (AP) " Elia Viviani won the third stage of the 101st Giro d'Italia on Sunday for his second bunch sprint finish victory in as many days as the Grand Tour race bid farewell to its historic start in Israel.The Italian... More...
Cycling: Now, the Giro d'Italia truly begins
May 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Giro d'Italia's Israeli excursion is over, and now the excitement begins.With the opening time trial and two sprint stages complete, the Giro will head to hillier territory as the riders travel to Italy, where the contenders... More...
Cycling the light fantastic in Whanganui
May 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Light Up Bike Spectacle held in Whanganui on Friday night was a huge success and organiser Riah King Wall said there was an "incredible turnout."The family-friendly event was organised by Whanganui District Council in conjunction... More...
Dennis nabs Giro pink jersey, Viviani takes 2nd stage
May 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) " A day after his opening stage lead slipped away to Giro d'Italia defending champion Tom Dumoulin " the last of the 175 riders in the individual time trial " Rohan Dennis got a measure of revenge by taking the... More...
Cycling: New leader in Giro d'Italia as George Bennett stays safe
May 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There is a new leader after stage two of the 2018 Giro d'Italia, and the old leader couldn't be happier about it.Such is life in the world of cycling, where the leader's jersey at a major tour can lead to an unwanted workload for... More...

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