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Cycling: Lillian Calmejane beats cramp to win Tour de France stage
July 08, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Frenchman Lilian Calmejane has fought off a bout of cramp to claim a dramatic solo win in the eighth stage of the Tour de France, snatching the polka-dot jersey as mountains leader. The race's overall favourites remained quiet... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Cheese in a box and Brel's favored wine.
July 08, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The guys on the bicycles can count themselves lucky; at least they get to burn off the calories on the moving feast also known as the Tour de France.For those who follow the peloton in cars, however, this first week has been testing... More...
Cycling: Kittel smiles after photo finish
July 08, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Another day, another victory for Marcel Kittel in the Tour de France. But this time, the German made his move nearly too late and edged Edvald Boasson Hagen, of Norway, only in a photo finish to win his third stage - and second in... More...
Without Sagan and Cavendish, Kittel eases to Tour stage win
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TROYES, France (AP) " Marcel Kittel had little trouble winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint finish Thursday with Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish both no longer in the race.Chris Froome held on to the leader's... More...
Court rejects Sagan appeal to be allowed back into Tour
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TROYES, France (AP) " Sport's highest court has rejected Peter Sagan's appeal to be allowed back into the Tour de France.The world champion was sent home from the race for elbowing British rival Mark Cavendish during Stage 4 on... More...
Tour de France: Marcel Kittel eases to stage win
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Marcel Kittel had little trouble winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint finish today, with Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish both no longer in the race.Chris Froome held on to the leader's yellow jersey after... More...
Tour de France: Cavendish lashes out at social media
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Mark Cavendish has appealed to social media users to stop sending "vile and threatening" comments to him and to his family after the horror smash on Tuesday which forced him to pull out of the Tour de France and led to the hugely... More...
Cycling: Froome gets Fabio message
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
After losing two of its biggest stars in one horror crash, the Tour de France needed a pick-me-up.Italy's Fabio Aru answered the call.On the first mountain climb of this 104th Tour, after the lower altitudes where Mark Cavendish... More...
Cavendish recalls 'puddle of blood' after horrific crash
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VITTEL, France (AP) " British rider Mark Cavendish commended the "courage" of Tour de France jurors for disqualifying world champion Peter Sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on Tuesday.Speaking Wednesday,... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Mushrooms on menu as race hits mountains
July 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
After the flat terrain and wooded valleys of Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, the Tour de France goes up in altitude on Wednesday, climbing into the dense pine forests of the Vosges Massif in eastern France " one of five mountain... More...
Tour de France: Kiwis escape race carnage
July 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Nelson's George Bennett continues to lead the Kiwi contingent through four days of the Tour de France, with all seemingly escaping the fourth stage carnage relatively unscathed.Bennett, Jack Bauer, and rookies Patrick Begin and... More...
Tour de France: Froome beaten but gets yellow jersey
July 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Italy's Fabio Aru accelerated away from three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome and other top contenders for the yellow jersey in an impressive show of strength on the first mountain climb of this year's race, winning Stage... More...
Cavendish withdraws, Sagan disqualified after Tour crash
July 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VITTEL, France (AP) " Mark Cavendish has been forced out of the Tour de France after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in a serious crash caused by world champion Peter Sagan, who was disqualified from cycling's showcase event.Hours... More...
Cycling: Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for causing serious crash
July 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Peter Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team has announced they have officially lodged a protest against the Slovakian's expulsion from the Tour de France. Race officials expelled Sagan following today's crash involving Mark Cavendish, which... More...
Tour de France Stages
July 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
July 1 " Stage One: Duesseldorf, Germany, individual time trial (14km-8.7 miles) (stage: Geraint Thomas, Britain; Yellow Jersey: Thomas)July 2 " Stage Two: Duesseldorf to Liege, Belgium, flat (203.5-126) (Marcel Kittel, Germany;... More...
Sagan wins Tour de France Stage 3
July 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONGWY, France (AP) " Peter Sagan has sprinted to his eighth career Tour de France stage victory, and Geraint Thomas preserved the overall race lead.On the final short, sharp climb to the Stage 3 finish in Longwy, Sagan was cruising... More...
Letters: Cycleway around Lake Rotorua a great idea
July 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Ray McCully's suggestion ( Letters , July 4) is brilliant and it could be such a bonus for not only cyclists . . . like in the USA where everyone enjoys these walkways. Eventually constructing it right around Lake Rotorua would... More...
Tour de France: Peter Sagan wins stage three
July 03, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Shaking off an equipment glitch in the furious finishing sprint, Peter Sagan bagged his eighth career Tour de France stage victory today with an impressive display of power and quick-thinking on a short, sharp final uphill dash.Geraint... More...
Kittel's Tour win contrasts with cycling's dirty past
July 03, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LIEGE, Belgium (AP) " The thriving current state of German cycling stood out in sharp contrast to the sport's dirty past during the second stage of the Tour de France on Sunday.As Marcel Kittel rode toward a commanding sprint victory... More...
Tour de France: Marcel Kittel wins stage two, Froome in crash
July 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Germany's Marcel Kittel met expectations and won the second stage of the Tour de France with a commanding sprint finish Sunday while three-time champion Chris Froome didn't lose any time despite falling to the pavement amid a mass... More...
Froome's most loyal support rider wins Tour de France opener
July 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) " Chris Froome's most loyal support rider finally got some glory of his own.Geraint Thomas won the wet and slippery opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday and claimed the yellow jersey.It was... More...
Valverde crashes out of Tour de France
July 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) " Alejandro Valverde, a podium finisher in 2015, has crashed out of the Tour de France in the opening time trial on rain-slickened roads, dealing a blow to his teammate Nairo Quintana's hopes of winning the... More...
Cycling: Belgian Bakelants slapped for 'inappropriate' quips about Tour de France hostess
July 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Belgian rider Jan Bakelants has been forced into a humble apology, after making "inappropriate" and sexual remarks about Tour de France hostesses.The 31-year-old, who won a stage of the Tour in 2013, got himself into hot water,... More...
America's Cup: Cyclist van Velthooven lured to sailing full-time
July 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cycling has probably seen the last of Olympic medallist Simon van Velthooven - he's been well and truly bitten by the sailing bug.Van Velthooven, who took keirin bronze at the 2012 London Olympics, became one of the secret weapons... More...
Cycling: Kiwis come a cropper in treacherous opening stage of Tour de France
July 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclists George Bennett and Patrick Bevin made intimate acquaintance with the roads of Dusseldorf, but it could have been far worse, as the Tour de France claimed its first victims on the opening time-trial stage.Spaniard Alejandro... More...
Cycling: Guess what, Lance the drugs didn t work
July 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
When in 2012, cyclist Lance Armstrong finally confessed to the most "sophisticated, professionalised and successful" doping programme the world had ever seen, he became sport's ultimate bogeyman.His admission that for years he took... More...
Eltje Malzbender's road to recovery through cycling an inspiration
July 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Eltje Malzbender has come back from the brink of death after a cycling crash to be on the cusp of representing New Zealand.The Cambridge physiotherapist almost lost her life after crashing off her bike while cycling on an isolated... More...
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett's fans plan spectacle at Tour de France
June 30, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The devil will have some Kiwi competition on the roadside at the Tour de France this year.A few of outstanding Kiwi cyclist George Bennett's former schoolmates will be supporting him from the roadside at the tour which starts in... More...
By George! How a 'slow' rider became a Tour de France contender
June 30, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
At last, New Zealand has the type of cyclist who might one day win the Tour de France. On the eve of the start of the 104th edition, George Bennett talks about fear, food and ambition.To contend for the yellow jersey in the world's... More...
Tributes pour in after New Zealand cyclist dies in Corsica riding accident
June 30, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Christchurch man has died in a cycling accident on the French island of Corsica.He was 50-year-old Darryl Queen of Christchurch.Queen was cycling near the city of Calvi, in the northern part of Corsica called Haute-Corse, when... More...
Drug injected by Lance Armstrong 'does not boost performance'
June 29, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
By Henry Bodkin in LondonWhen in 2012, cyclist Lance Armstrong finally confessed to the most "sophisticated, professionalised and successful" doping programme the world had ever seen, he became sport's ultimate bogeyman.His admission... More...
Cycling: More Kiwis than Americans in Tour de France
June 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
It's a record breaking Tour de France starting this weekend for New Zealand cycling.Quick-Step Floors rider Jack Bauer has joined George Bennett, Dion Smith and Patrick Bevin as starters, trumping last year's record of three Kiwis... More...
Submitters on Ruapehu dual-use track worry about cyclists
June 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Submitters fear a new dual-use track on Mt Ruapehu will be crammed with downhill speeding cyclists and disadvantage walkers, a panel considering it heard.One submitter asked whether it was necessary to allow cyclists into the park... More...
Rotorua teen chases thief and gets schoolmate's bike back
June 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Rotorua teenager has been praised after he recovered a fellow student's bike by cycling after the thief and simply asking him to give it back.Regan Creighton, a student at John Paul College, noticed a young man taking a bike from... More...
Cyclists dress smartly for the Rotorua Tweed Ride
June 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Bike riders were looking smart as they gathered at the Lakefront for the Rotorua Tweed Ride today. The ride started at the Bike Tree at the Village Green and had been shortened to about 8km due to weather over the weekend, with about... More...
Watch NZH Local Focus: Thanks to the Rotorua Redwoods volunteers
June 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
As volunteer week draws to a close, the efforts of locals were celebrated at the Rotorua Lakes Council. Whakarewarewa Forest, commonly known as Redwoods, was recently awarded the gold standard for mountain biking at an international... More...
Cycling: Stress and negativity downed Olympic chances
June 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A stressful and negative team environment played a significant role in cycling's poor performance at last year's Rio Olympics, a High Performance Sport NZ review has found.The 16-strong New Zealand team had targeted a haul of four... More...
Tauranga cyclist badly hurt in Colorado to return home
June 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Tauranga cyclist who was seriously injured after being hit by a truck in the United States now faces a $150,000 medical bill.Jason Creswell, 35, suffered nine fractured vertebrae, four fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a small... More...
Rotorua riders named in mountain bike world championship team
June 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Two Rotorua riders have been named in one of the strongest ever New Zealand teams to contest the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Australia.Taylor Johnston and Keegan Wright have been named in the 29-strong team to compete... More...
Cavendish back racing with Tour de France still possible
June 16, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) " Mark Cavendish returned to cycling for the first time since March on Thursday at the Tour of Slovenia, and the sprint star remains hopeful he can start the Tour de France next month.Cavendish had not raced... More...
Panel reports 'culture of fear' in Britain's cycling program
June 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONDON (AP) " British cyclists operated within a corrosive culture of fear where inappropriate behavior was tolerated by a leadership focused on maintaining the country's Olympic dominance, a panel reported Wednesday.The investigation... More...
Hein Verbruggen, former cycling head, dies at 75
June 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BRUSSELS (AP) " Hein Verbruggen, the former president of the International Cycling Union who oversaw the worldwide spread of a sport often tainted by doping, has died. He was 75.The UCI and the International Olympic Committee both... More...
Fuglsang uspsets favorites to win Criterium du Dauphine
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BRIZON, France (AP) " Jakob Fuglsang upset all favorites to become the first Danish rider to win the Criterium du Dauphine on Sunday.The Astana rider attacked on the final climb to the Plateau de Solaison in the French Alps, a grueling... More...
Kennaugh wins Alpe d'Huez stage at Criterium du Dauphine
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) " Britain's Peter Kennaugh soloed to victory at the top of the Alpe d'Huez to claim his second stage win at the Criterium du Dauphine on Saturday.Kennaugh, who posted his maiden stage win in the warmup... More...
Fuglsang wins thrilling stage 6 at Criterium; Porte leads
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LA MOTTE-SERVOLEX, France (AP) " Danish cyclist Jakob Fuglsang won the first mountain stage of the Criterium du Dauphine race in a thrilling finish on Friday, while Australian Richie Porte took the overall lead ahead of archrival... More...
Phil Bauhaus wins 5th stage of Criterium du Dauphine
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MACON, France (AP) " Phil Bauhaus sprinted to victory in the fifth stage of the Dauphine Libere on Thursday.The 22-year-old German edged four French riders at the finish line to claim his biggest career win."Today I felt I had... More...
Porte wins time trial at Criterium du Dauphine; Froome 8th
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BOURGOIN-JALLIEU, France (AP) " Australian rider Richie Porte beat the favorites to win the individual time trial on stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine on Wednesday, while Belgian rider Thomas De Gendt retained the overall lead.The... More...
Koen Bouwman wins 3rd stage of Criterium du Dauphine race
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TULLINS, France (AP) " Dutch cyclist Koen Bouwman beat five other riders in a sprint finish to win the third stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Tuesday.Stage three took the peloton over 184 kilometers (114 miles) from Le Chambon-sur-Lignon... More...
Demare wins stage 2 of Criterium; De Gendt retains the lead
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ARLANC, France (AP) " French cyclist Arnaud Demare beat Alexander Kristoff in a sprint to the line to win the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Monday.Belgian rider Thomas De Gendt, the winner of the first stage, retained... More...
Thomas De Gendt wins 1st stage of Criterium du Dauphine
June 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) " Belgian rider Thomas De Gendt won the opening stage of the Criterium du Dauphine race after a solo breakaway on Sunday.De Gendt, a stage winner in the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, completed... More...

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