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Video shows truckies joke about running over cyclist, abuse rider
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Dunedin contractor says a video showing one of its workers urging his colleague to run down a cyclist is ''extremely embarrassing'', and it has launched an investigation.The expletive-laden video showed two employees of Clearwater... More...
Geraint Thomas' Tour de France trophy stolen at cycling show
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Team Sky says the Tour de France trophy won by Geraint Thomas has been stolen from a cycling show in Britain.The team says police are investigating after the trophy disappeared during an event in Birmingham, where Team Sky displayed... More...
Geraint Thomas' Tour de France trophy stolen at cycling show
October 12, 2018 (08:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Team Sky says the Tour de France trophy won by Geraint Thomas has been stolen from a cycling show in Britain.The team says police are investigating after the trophy disappeared during an event in Birmingham, where Team... More...
Mike Yardley: The staggering inherent selfishness of cyclists who hog the road
October 09, 2018 (19:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: Well, Auckland motorist Pieter Kruger has certainly sparked a storm of media attention after taking to task the inherent selfishness of cyclists riding two abreast who block road traffic.And good on Pieter for calling... More...
Cycling community defend two 'rude' riders filmed side-by-side in West Auckland
October 09, 2018 (19:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Members of the New Zealand cycling community have defended two riders who rode side-by-side on West Coast Rd, angering a Piha motorist.Pieter Kruger gave the cyclists a gob-full as he drove behind them, unhappy they took up more... More...
Cycling: Mountain biker finds his stolen bike outside court house
October 08, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Mount Maunganui champion mountain biker was reunited with his stolen bike after it was spotted outside the Tauranga courthouse.Angus Riordan's Giant Anthem mountain bike, worth about $6000, was one of three bikes stolen from outside... More...
Heart-stopping moment a cyclist narrowly escapes being crushed by a tree
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
This is the heart-stopping moment a cyclist is almost crushed to death by a falling tree as bungling workmen chop it down on a busy road.Footage captured the nail-biting scene as tree surgeons use a chainsaw to bring down the huge... More...
Circling around: Floyd Landis starting own cycling team
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team.The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong's cheating says he's... More...
Kāpiti Police call for public information following car collision with cyclist
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kāpiti Police are putting a call out to the public for information following a collision between a car and cyclist on Wednesday night.Police are keen to speak to anyone who might have witnessed the collision on Raumati Rd,... More...
BMX: Sarah Walker watches brutal crash before finishing 8th in Argentina
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sarah Walker has cycled through blood to cap off a successful weekend of BMX racing in Argentina.The 2012 Olympic Silver medallist has backed up yesterday's third-placed finish " her first podium at a World Cup event in seven years... More...
Spain's Alejandro Valverde sprints to road race world title
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) " For the seventh time in his career, Alejandro Valverde stepped onto the podium after the men's road race at the world championships on Sunday.But for the first time he received the gold medal.The Spanish... More...
Whanganui National Park preparing for summer onslaught
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Bookings for the coming season on the Whanganui River are building up, and that has Conservation Department staff busy working on access and accommodation facilities.Recent floods have meant Department of Conservation (DoC) rangers... More...
Grey Lynn businesses withdraw support for cycleway fix costing $23m
October 07, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A $23m cycleway project for the inner city suburb of Grey Lynn is on the skids after local businesses said it would destroy their livelihoods.The Grey Lynn Business Association has thanked Auckland Transport for coming up with a... More...
Anna van der Breggen takes world title after 40K solo ride
September 29, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) " Anna van der Breggen won the women's road race at the world championships after a 40-kilometer solo ride on Saturday.The Olympic champion from the Netherlands was in front with Amanda Spratt but the Australian... More...
Time to start training for Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge
September 29, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Spring is here, the days are longer, and the temperature is warmer, so it is the perfect time to start gearing up for the 42nd annual BDO Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge.The largest cycling event in New Zealand will take place on... More...
Rohan Dennis beats Dumoulin for world time trial title
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) " Rohan Dennis has finally won the only major time trial title lacking from his long list of victories.And he has done so in style.The Australian rider won gold at the road world championships on Wednesday,... More...
Cycling: Patrick Bevin shines for top finish at world road championships
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Patrick Bevin has recorded the best ever finish by a New Zealand male in the time trial at the world road cycling championships in Austria this morning.Bevin put in a stellar effort on the gruelling 52.1 kilometre course, finishing... More...
'Absolutely ridiculous': Public respond to Auckland CBD 30km/h speed limit proposal
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Reducing Auckland's city-centre speed limit to 30km/h is creating a stir among the public, with some welcoming the proposal and others calling it "absolutely ridiculous".Yesterday, Auckland Transport announced its plan to introduce... More...
Cycling: Dion Smith ready for the big time after signing with Mitchelton-Scott
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
At the start of last year, Dion Smith was out of a job. At the start of next year, he'll be at the top of the world cycling mountain. The Kiwi cyclist has signed a two-year deal with leading World Tour team Mitchelton-Scott " a... More...
Cycling: Top rider Eddie Dawkins defends controversial former Cycling New Zealand coach Anthony Peden
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
In the week Cycling New Zealand have appointed a new sprint coach to replace the controversial Anthony Peden, top rider Eddie Dawkins has given Peden a vote of support.German Rene Wolff, a former world and Olympic champion, was... More...
Auckland's footpaths soon to be clogged with speedy yellow e-scooters
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Gliding down the footpath at Auckland's Wynard Quarter on an e-scooter at close to 30km/h felt illegal but surprisingly it's not.OnzO announced yesterday that it would be adding 2,500 e-scooters to its existing bike-share fleet... More...
Cycling: German Rene Wolff to replace Anthony Peden as New Zealand head sprint coach
September 28, 2018 (10:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A former Olympic and world championship medal winner will take over as Cycling New Zealand's sprint coach.German Rene Wolff will replace Anthony Peden, who has left the organisation in the wake of an investigation into the culture... More...
King wins 4th Vuelta stage, Kwiatkowski keeps red jersey
August 28, 2018 (20:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ALFACAR, Spain (AP) " Benjamin King of the United States dominated the final climb to win the fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, with overall leader Michal Kwiatkowski keeping the red jersey despite losing time.King... More...
Cycling: George Bennett moves up at Vuelta a Espana
August 28, 2018 (20:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has continued to move up the general classification at the Vuelta a Espana - but he may have missed out on a promising opportunity.Bennett has finished in 23rd on stage four of the Vuelta, nestled safely amongst the... More...
CCTV captures Whanganui cyclist's direct hit with van
August 28, 2018 (06:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A young boy on a bicycle was lucky to come away with only a minor injury after being hit by a van at speed at a Whanganui intersection on Tuesday afternoon.The boy, a City College student just leaving school, had shot across the... More...
Whanganui teenager Dylan Simpson pedals to Garthorne Cup glory
August 28, 2018 (06:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui teenager Dylan Simpson earned himself a slice of history winning the tough road cycling race from Whanganui to Mangamahu and return on Saturday.The 18-year-old's impressive ride won him the prestigious Garthorne Cup, a... More...
Are cyclists riding or hiding in Cambridge?
August 28, 2018 (06:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
As members of Cambridge's cycling community contemplate snuggling under the duvet for the night, a number of their phones beep with one word test messages.Are they "riding" or "hiding"?That's code for whether they spring out of... More...
Viviani wins Vuelta stage, Kwiatkowski keeps overall lead
August 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ALHAURIN DE LA TORRE, Spain (AP) " Italian rider Elia Viviani won the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday, with Michal Kwiatkowski keeping the leader's red jersey ahead of Alejandro Valverde.Viviani dominated the final sprint... More...
Cycling: New Zealand team for world road championships named
August 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand will have multiple chances for a top finish at the cycling world road championships in Innsbruck next month.The best chance, surely, lies with George Bennett, who has been named as leader for the men's road race, where... More...
Valverde wins 2nd Vuelta stage, Kwiatkowski takes lead
August 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CAMINITO DEL REY, Spain (AP) " Alejandro Valverde won the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, with Michal Kwiatkowski taking the overall lead.Valverde beat Kwiatkowski in the final meters of an uphill sprint to win the... More...
Cycling: George Bennett snares fifth as favourites falter at Vuelta a Espana
August 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has stamped his mark as one of the contenders at the Vuelta a Espana.It's early days, of course, but Bennett has surged to fifth place on stage two this morning, finishing three seconds behind stage winner Alejandro... More...
Australian rider Dennis wins time trial to start Vuelta
August 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MALAGA, Spain (AP) " Australian rider Rohan Dennis won the time trial on Stage One of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday, while Michal Kwiatkowski of Sky grabbed an early advantage over other team leaders.Dennis powered his way through... More...
Cycling: George Bennett underway in tilt at Vuelta a Espana
August 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has rolled off the starting ramp for what could be a history-making Vuelta a Espana.At least, Bennett hopes it will be, with the ambitious rider out to achieve some firsts for New Zealand cycling. The... More...
Cycling: George Bennett a chance as Vuelta wait is over
August 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Vuelta a Espana gets under way tomorrow morning " and the solitary Kiwi rider in the field, George Bennett, is in with a chance for a top showing. Niall Anderson runs through all the important and unimportant questions for the... More...
Cyclist Alec Tang tells Auckland motorists: 'Just stop with the awful driving'
August 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A cyclist almost knocked off his bike twice on the way home from work has a message for Auckland drivers: "Have some patience and compassion".Alec Tang shared on Twitter two close calls he had with inattentive and aggressive drivers... More...
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...

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