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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...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CANAZEI, Italy (AP) )" Results from the 17th Stage of the Giro d'Italian on Wednesday, a 219-kilometer (136-mile) run from Tirano to Canazei, with a pair of early Category 2 climbs1. Pierre Rolland, France, Cannondale-Drapac, 5:42:56.2.... More...
Dumoulin keeps Giro lead despite nature break in 16th stage
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BORMIO, Italy (AP) " Tom Dumoulin's overall lead in the Giro d'Italia was drastically reduced in the race's toughest stage Tuesday after the Dutchman stopped to answer the call of nature at the foot of the last of three major climbs.Defending... More...
Man seen cycling down Auckland's North Western motorway wearing headphones, no helmet
May 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An Auckland cyclist took a ride on the wild side this afternoon, pedalling without a helmet on along the North Western motorway.At least 10 people called police to report that the man, in his 20s, was cycling in the bus lane of... More...
Tom Dumoulin retains Giro d'Italia lead despite mid-stage squat
May 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Tom Dumoulin's overall lead in the Giro d'Italia was drastically reduced in the race's toughest stage Tuesday after the Dutchman stopped to answer the call of nature at the foot of the last of three major climbs.Defending champion... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
1. Bob Jungels, Luxembourg, Quick-Step Floors, 4:16:51.2. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, same time.3. Thibaut Pinot, France, FDJ, same time.4. Adam Yates, Britain, Orica-Scott, same time.5. Domenico Pozzovivo, Italy,... More...
Jungels wins 15th stage as Dumoulin keeps pink jersey
May 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) " Bob Jungels took a sprint ahead of several overall favorites to win the crash-filled 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, while Tom Dumoulin had six seconds shaved off his overall lead in the final leg... More...
Huffman wins stage, Bennett overall at Tour of California
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) " George Bennett was in shock after winning the time trial at the Tour of California.Shock hardly describes how he felt on Saturday.After taking the overall race lead with a magnificent ride against the clock... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
OROPA, Italy (AP) " Results Saturday in the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 131-kilometer (81-mile) route from Castellania to Oropa:1. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Team Sunweb, 3:02:34.2. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha-Alpecin,... More...
Dumoulin wins 14th Giro stage to extend overall lead
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
OROPA, Italy (AP) " Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin put in a perfect performance on the tough climb up to Oropa to win the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia and extend his overall lead on Saturday.Dumoulin edged out Ilnur Zakarin at the... More...
Cycling: California tour winner George Bennett highlights dangers on NZ roads
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has taken time out from his finest hour - victory in the Tour of California - to lament the strained relationship between riders and motorists on New Zealand roads.Bennett, 27, became the first NZ cyclist... More...
Cycling: California winner George Bennett eyes support role at Tour de France
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
He may have just created history, as the first Kiwi to take out a tour on cycling's world circuit, but Nelson's George Bennett still has his feet firmly on the ground.Bennett, 27, is celebrating victory at the seven-stage Tour of... More...
Twelve things you need to know about new Kiwi cycling star George Bennett
May 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has become an instant hit, as the first Kiwi cyclist to win a major tour event. We check out Bennett, following his brilliant Tour of California victory. 1) The 27-year-old Bennett hails from Nelson, and took up... More...
Dibben wins stage, Bennett into Tour of California lead
May 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) " George Bennett woke up Friday feeling downright miserable.He was miserable physically after the grueling fifth stage of the Tour of California that took riders on the arduous climb up Mount Baldy. And... More...
Cycling: Kiwi cyclist George Bennett wins Tour of California
May 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has won the Tour of California.The Lotto NL-Jumbo rider has held on to his yellow jersey in a blistering final 125 kilometre stage, to become the first New Zealander to win a UCI World Tour title.Bennett... More...
Cycling: Kiwi on cusp of tour glory
May 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
By 9am today, George Bennett will know if he has created New Zealand road cycling history.No Kiwi has won a World Tour title since the system was instituted by the sport's governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale, in 2009.Riding... More...
B samples confirm 2 Italian cyclists doped before Giro
May 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " Italian cycling team Bardiani CSF has begun proceedings to sack Nicola Ruffoni and Stefano Pirazzi for positive doping tests before the Giro d'Italia.The duo was dropped from the Giro on the eve of their nation's biggest... More...
Gaviria wins his 4th stage of this year's Giro d'Italia
May 20, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TORTONA, Italy (AP) " Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria sprinted to his fourth stage victory at the Giro d'Italia on Friday in his Grand Tour debut.Gaviria came from the back and around the right side of the sprinters to edge Sam... More...
Cycling: Superb time trial propels Kiwi Bennett into Tour of California lead
May 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has snatched the leader's yellow jersey with one day remaining in Tour of California.Trailing Pole Rafal Majka by six seconds entering the penultimate stage, Bennett produced an outstanding 24km time... More...
Talansky climbs to Stage 5 win in Tour of California
May 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MOUNT BALDY, Calif. (AP) " Andrew Talansky's consolation prize was merely a signature victory on arguably the most famous climb in North America, the grueling ascent of Mount Baldy during the Tour of California.The American rider... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
REGGIO EMILIA, Italy (AP) " Results Thursday in the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia, 229 kilometers (142 miles) from Forli to Reggio Emilia1. Fernando Gaviria, Colombia, Quick-Step Floors, 5:18:55.2. Jakub Mareczko, Italy, Wilier... More...
Gaviria claims his 3rd Giro stage win, Dumoulin keeps lead
May 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
REGGIO EMILIA, Italy (AP) " Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria won a bunch sprint at the end of the longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday to earn his third victory in his first Grand Tour.Gaviria, who rides for Quick-Step... More...
Huffman wins from breakaway in Stage 4 of Tour of California
May 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) " Evan Huffman had spent nearly the entire day in a breakaway with four other riders at the Tour of California, his energy drained and his legs pushed to the limit in an effort to stay away.Yet his mind... More...
Fraile wins 11th stage of Giro; Dumoulin protects lead
May 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BAGNO DI ROMAGNA, Italy (AP) " Spanish rider Omar Fraile won the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia after being on the attack for most of the day Wednesday, and Tom Dumoulin kept the overall leader's pink jersey he earned a day earlier.Amid... More...
World champ Sagan wins Stage 3 of Tour of California
May 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) " Peter Sagan was so far back of the leaders after making the final turn to the finish, and turned up the speed so quickly to overcome them, that he couldn't even remember which riders he passed.All he had... More...
Tour of California Results
May 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
1. Peter Sagan, Bora Hansgrohe, 4 hours, 53 minutes and 26 seconds.2. Rick Zabel, Team Katusha Alpecin, same time.3. Simone Consonni, UAE Abu Dhabi, same time.4. Alexander Kristoff, Team Katusha Alpecin, same time.5. Jean-Pierre... More...
World champ Sagan wins Stage 3 of Tour of California
May 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MORRO BAY, California (AP) " World champion Peter Sagan moved through the peloton and outsprinted Rick Zabel and Simone Consonni on the uphill finish to win the third stage of the Tour of California on Tuesday.Sagan took advantage... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MONTEFALCO, Italy (AP) " Results Tuesday in the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 40-kilometer (25-mile) individual time trial from Foligno to Montefalco1. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Sunweb, 50:37.2. Geraint Thomas, Britain,... More...
Dumoulin dominates 'wine trial' to take Giro d'Italia lead
May 19, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MONTEFALCO, Italy (AP) " Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin dominated an individual time trial through Umbria's winemaking region to take the pink jersey after the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.Dumoulin, who also won time trials... More...
1997 Tour winner Ullrich to work at classic race in Cologne
May 16, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) " Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich, who admitted to doping in 2013, says he is returning to cycling as sporting director of the classic Rund um Koeln race in Cologne.Ullrich tells the Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger... More...
Majka wins second stage, takes Tour of California lead
May 16, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAN JOSE, California (AP) " Rafal Majka and George Bennett knew they won't be able to touch some of the other big names in the time trial at the Tour of California, so they looked at the hilly profile of Stage 2 on Monday and decided... More...
Footpath cycling for certain groups backed by parliamentary committee
May 16, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi kids are a step closer to being able to cycle on footpaths legally after a Parliamentary committee recommended a change to the road rules.A Petition in the name of Lower Hutt woman Joanne Clendon asked Parliament to allow... More...
Kiwi rider George Bennett just misses out on Tour of California stage win
May 16, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi rider George Bennett was edged out of a stage win at the Tour of California's second stage this morning.Poland's Rafal Majka, who had won three Tour de France stages, just beat the New Zealander in a heads-up sprint with Bennett... More...
Kittel takes opening stage in sprint at Tour of California
May 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " Marcel Kittel's only previous attempt at the Tour of California ended early, when a bout of knee inflammation forced the German sprinter to withdraw.This year's showing is already off to a much better start.Kittel... More...
Van der Breggen tops Hall to win Women's Tour of California
May 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " Anna van der Breggen started the final stage of the Tour of California trailing by a second.She finished it ahead by a second.The Olympic road race champion picked up two seconds on Katie Hall at an intermediate... More...
Quintana takes Giro lead as crash slows other contenders
May 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ROCCAMORICE, Italy (AP) " Nairo Quintana rode away from his main rivals up the grueling climb to Blockhaus to win the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia and take the leader's pink jersey in a leg that was marred by a mass crash involving... More...
Fury after motorbike crash carnage in Giro d'Italia
May 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Britain's Geraint Thomas hit out at organisers Sunday after he and Sky teammate Mikel Landa fell victim to a crash caused by a police motorbike that virtually ended their Giro d'Italia hopes."I don't know what to say, except it's... More...

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