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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...
2019 Tour de France to start in Brussels
May 31, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " The 2019 Tour de France will start in Brussels to celebrate the 50th anniversary of five-time champion Eddy Merckx's maiden win in cycling's biggest race.Tour organizers say it will be the second time the race will... More...
Pohutukawa trees will have to make way for Auckland city cycleway
May 30, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Fourteen pohutukawa will have to make way for an extension to a cycleway on Auckland's waterfront.Auckland Transport has applied for a resource consent to construct a 1km extension of the recently completed Quay St cycleway.If... More...
Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin wins 100th Giro d'Italia
May 29, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " Tom Dumoulin won the 100th Giro d'Italia in dramatic fashion Sunday, reclaiming the overall lead in a final-stage individual time trial.It's the first Grand Tour victory for Dumoulin, a Dutchman with Team Sunweb, and... More...
Anton Cooper bags elite mountain bike podium placing in Germany
May 29, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand's Anton Cooper has become just the second Kiwi to secure a cross-country World Cup podium with a brilliant third placing in Germany today.The 23-year-old Trek Factory Racing rider produced a stunning performance to claim... More...
Quintana keeps lead but Dumoulin remains pick to win Giro
May 29, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ASIAGO, Italy (AP) " Nairo Quintana held on to the pink jersey in the penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday but couldn't be sure of victory. The 100th race will be decided on the last stage.Thibaut Pinot of France won... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PIANCAVALLO, Italy (AP) " Results Friday in the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 191-kilometer (119-mile) leg from Pordenone to Asiago:1. Mikel Landa (Spa) Team Sky, 4:53:00.2. Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates, 1:49 behind.3.... More...
Cycling: Bennett new king of road
May 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The momentous nature of George Bennett's Tour of California win has been put into context by past and present New Zealand cycling professionals.Julian Dean, who competed in 19 grand tours and is arguably the country's greatest road... More...
Quintana reclaims pink jersey with 2 stages to go in Giro
May 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PIANCAVALLO, Italy (AP) " Nairo Quintana reclaimed the pink jersey from Tom Dumoulin with two stages to go in the Giro d'Italia on Friday, setting up what could be a tense finale in Milan on Sunday.Dumoulin couldn't keep up with... More...
Lance Armstrong announces engagement to Hansen
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " Cyclist Lance Armstrong has announced his engagement to longtime partner Anna Hansen.The couple has been together nearly a decade and have two children. Armstrong announced Wednesday on social media that he'd... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ORTISEI, Italy (AP) " Thursday's results from the 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia, 137-kilometer (85-mile) leg from Moeana to Ortisei:1. Tejay Van Garderen, United States, BMC Racing Team, 3:54:04.2. Mikel Landa, Spain, Team Sky,... More...
Van Garderen wins 18th stage, Dumoulin keeps Giro lead
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ORTISEI, Italy (AP) " Tejay van Garderen claimed his first grand tour victory on the tough 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia as Tom Dumoulin kept the pink jersey on Thursday.Van Garderen, of the United States, came round the inside... More...
Brazilian cycling team hit with 2nd ban for doping
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " The International Cycling Union has suspended the Soul Brasil Pro Cycling team for the second time because of multiple doping offenses.The UCI says Soul Brazil cannot compete in international events for... More...
Pierre Rolland wins Stage 17, Dumoulin keeps Giro lead
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CANAZEI, Italy (AP) " Pierre Rolland launched a late solo attack to win the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, and Tom Dumoulin's overall lead remained unchanged.Rolland, a Frenchman who rides for the Cannondale-Drapac... More...
Russian, Azerbaijani Olympic cyclists banned for doping
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MOSCOW (AP) " A pair of Olympic cyclists from Russia and Azerbaijan have been banned for doping by the International Cycling Union.The UCI says Tatyana Antoshina of Russia was given a four-year ban after testing positive for GHRP-2,... More...

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