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Wild wins 3rd title as Dutch dominate track championships
March 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) " Kirsten Wild has won her third title of the week on the final day of the world track cycling championships with a victory in the points race on Sunday.The 35-year-old Dutchwoman also took gold in the... More...
The shaming of Sir Bradley Wiggins: MPs conclude that cycling hero DID take drugs
March 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sir Bradley Wiggins took drugs to boost his performance before winning the 2012 Tour de France, a devastating report said last night.In a bombshell conclusion, MPs rejected claims that the five-time Olympic gold medallist took triamcinolone... More...
Cycling: NZ road champion Jason Christie loses appeal to be included in Commonwealth Games team
March 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand national road race champion Jason Christie has lost his appeal to be included in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games team.The Sports Tribunal this morning dismissed Christie's appeal against the decision not to be... More...
Investigation: Drug enhanced Wiggins performance in Tour win
March 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONDON (AP) " Bradley Wiggins used a banned powerful corticosteroid to enhance his performance while preparing to win the Tour de France in 2012, a British parliamentary committee said in a doping investigation report that accuses... More...
Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall helps open new Churton School bike track
March 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Churton School has a new bike track and Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall joined some of the school's pupils on Wednesday to take a first ride around it.The 500m track was completed by Downer with contributions of free labour and... More...
Maori Toa triathlon all about whanau and fitness
March 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Nothing is a barrier to participating in the Maori Toa Tri Whanganui. The whānau focused triathlon was held for a second time on Sunday with more than 70 people participating in either a triathlon or a fun run and walk. "It's... More...
Demare wins 1st stage of Paris-Nice race in photo finish
March 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MEUDON, France (AP) " Arnaud Demare won the opening stage of the Paris-Nice race in a photo finish on Sunday after edging out three other riders in a sprint to the line.The French cyclist, who also won the first stage last year,... More...
Cycling: Campbell Stewart fifth in stirring debut
March 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi teenage talent Campbell Stewart gave a hint of his prodigious future with a close fifth placing in the omnium on the penultimate day of the world track cycling championships in the Netherlands yesterday.The 19-year-old from... More...
Dygert breaks pursuit record 2x at track cycling worlds
March 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) " Chloe Dygert broke the women's individual pursuit world record twice in winning at the world track cycling championships on Saturday.Dygert, who anchored the Americans to another team pursuit gold medal... More...
Cycling: Buchanan gets home in a rush for omnium bronze
March 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Rushlee Buchanan has produced an outstanding performance to grab New Zealand's first medal at the track cycling world championships in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn.Buchanan lapped the field twice in the points race, the final discipline... More...
Vogel wins record-tying 11th women's world cycling title
March 02, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) " Kristina Vogel of Germany won a record-tying 11th women's world cycling title when she took out the individual sprint at the track world championships on Friday.Vogel, Olympic champion in the discipline,... More...
Cycling: Picture perfect snapshot of NZ
March 02, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
In the first of a series on Weekend Warriors, Mike van Niekerk talks to photographer and keen cyclist Phil Walter. Phil Walter likes to ride bicycles a long way at speed. Mid-morning on Monday, he left Cape Reinga at the northern... More...
Clancy leads Britain to team pursuit win at track cycling
March 01, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) " Three-time Olympic champion Edward Clancy led a youthful Britain team to victory in the men's pursuit at the track cycling world championships on Thursday.Also the Olympic women's champion, Britain,... More...
Dutch win 2 golds on opening day of track cycling worlds
March 01, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) " The Netherlands won two gold medals and a silver in front of their home fans on the opening day of the track cycling world championships.The hosts had a perfect start to the championships as Kirsten... More...
Urgent repairs to Aramoho Rail Bridge footbridge section
February 27, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Repairs will be carried out this week to the Aramoho Rail Bridge after concerns raised by Chronicle readers.Whanganui East resident Peter Andrews contacted the newspaper about the bridge's state of disrepair and raised concerns... More...
Mountain biking: Lack of stand down period for transgender rider causes confusion for field
February 26, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Confusion around the crossover period of transgender athletes is seeing some Kiwi downhill mountain bikers shy away from competition in the sport, a former world No.2 junior says. It's a result of Kate Weatherly's involvement in... More...
Mountain biking: Ed Masters, Kate Weatherly take out national titles
February 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Taranaki professional Ed Masters produced an excellent run in quality conditions to win his first elite title at the Altherm Mountain Bike National Championships in Wanaka on Sunday.The Pivot Factory Team rider finished nearly three... More...
Paracyclist Nau Puriri's Paralympics bid 32 years after stroke
February 24, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Whangārei paracyclist has his sights set on Paralympic glory at the 2020 Tokyo Games, despite only taking up the sport three years ago.Nau Puriri had a stroke at age 5, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 8 and at 12 had brain... More...
Local Focus: Ōpōtiki initiative teaching kids to bike safe
February 22, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There's no shortage of youth riding bikes in Ōpōtiki and the Ōpōtiki Bike Kitchen is all about educating them to bike safely in their community.Founder Steve Hodge saw the need in Ōpōtiki after moving... More...
American world cycling champion supports roofing Whanganui velodrome
February 22, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
World champion masters cyclist Leo Menestrina is loving his new life in Whanganui, particularly the "million dollar view" from his home and a velodrome he is passionate about.Mr Menestrina, an American, and his New Zealand-born-and-raised... More...
19 riders compete in cycling race held in oppressive heat
February 22, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There was some oppressive heat last Saturday when the Wanganui Cycling Club held their first summer series race with 19 riders competing.The four lap handicap race was held at the regular Western Line circuit, which starts at Brunswick... More...
Scores build their cycling skills in Whanganui's Kiwi Kids' Bike Race
February 21, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui's annual Kiwi Kids' Bike Race series has clicked into gear. Yesterday more than 100 kids turned up at the St Johns Hill grounds to take part in the first of the three bike-race events held in Whanganui. For the past... More...
Froome finishes 10th in Ruta del Sol, Wellens wins
February 18, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MADRID (AP) " Chris Froome finished Spain's Ruta del Sol race in 10th place behind winner Tim Wellens on Sunday.The five-stage race in southern Spain was Froome's first event since the four-time Tour de France winner was found to... More...
Bike the Bridge: Thousands bike over Auckland Harbour Bridge
February 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Thousands of Kiwis have welcomed a break in the clouds and cycled over the Auckland Harbour Bridge this morning.The annual Bike the Bridge event has been running since 2011 to raise money for multiple sclerosis and encourage more... More...
Cyclists 'Bike to the Future' to show support for Grey Lynn cycleway
February 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A controversial Grey Lynn cycleway project got a boost of support from 250 cyclists when they rode along the Richmond Rd route to present a petition requesting Auckland Transport continue the improvements.Organised by Generation... More...
Cycling: Code-swapping stars highlight New Zealand Commonwealth Games cycling team
February 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Two of New Zealand's finest code-swapping athletes are about to be reintroduced on the international stage.Hamish Bond and Kate McIlroy have been selected for April's Commonwealth Games as part of a 33-strong cycling squad covering... More...
Big Street Bikers planning electric charging stations across Auckland
February 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Matt Weavers and his company Big Street Bikers are on a mission to convert Auckland commuters from four wheels to two.The electric bike company has partnered with energy company Mercury to develop a public, solar-powered electric... More...
Cyclists rewarded with breakfast at Whanganui's Go By Bike Day
February 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
About 80 Whanganui cyclists and supporters were treated to a breakfast of pancakes on their way to work and school.Wednesday was National Go By Bike Day and bicycle enthusiasts celebrated with a pancake breakfast at Cornfoot Reserve.Brother... More...
Cycling: Chris Froome returns to racing despite doping investigation
February 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome returned to racing on Wednesday despite being under investigation by cycling's world governing body for failing a doping test.Froome is participating in the five-day Ruta del Sol in... More...
Whanganui farewells former cycling great Graeme Bing
February 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
By JB Phillps Whanganui has lost one of its most versatile and successful former champion cyclists with the death of 75-year-old Graeme Adrian (Bingo) Bing who collected victories in both track and road championships.In the mid... More...
Cheatley scolds council after River City Wheel Race rainout
February 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The River City Wheel Race's rain cancellation for the second year in a row has organiser and former national coach Ron Cheatley "really over it" as he stares at rotting wooden boards removed from a Whanganui velodrome without a roof.By... More...
Philippa Baker-Hogan calls on cycling body to commit to Whanganui
February 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An upgraded Whanganui velodrome could run up an estimated loss of almost a quarter of a million dollars in its first year. A review of costs commissioned by the Whanganui District Council has estimated it would cost $285,000 to... More...
Bike Month: Cycling enthusiast to lead Frocks on Bikes ride
February 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
If Lillybeth Melmoth could cycle everywhere, she would. The 37-year-old gets excited when she knows she can get somewhere by bike.Melmoth cycles to work from Matapihi over the rail bridge to work in the Tauranga CBD and it takes... More...
Trentin wins his 2nd Vuelta stage; Froome keeps overall lead
August 29, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ALHAMA DE MURCIA, Spain (AP) " Chris Froome kept his Spanish Vuelta lead by avoiding trouble in the difficult final descent of Tuesday's Stage 10, which was won by Matteo Trentin.It was the second stage victory for the Italian,... More...
Cycling: British star Sir Chris Hoy tells middle-aged men to stop wearing Lycra
August 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
For years, "middle-aged men in Lycra" (Mamils) have stoically defended their right to squeeze into tight-fitting cycling gear, despite the sniggers of practically everyone else.But now, even Sir Chris Hoy has waded into the debate,... More...
Vuelta a Espana Results
August 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
EL POBLE NOU DE BENITATXELL, Spain (AP) " Results on Sunday in the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, 174 kilometers (108 miles) from Orihuela to El Poble Nou de Benitatxell:1. Chris Froome, Britain, Team Sky, 4:07:132. Esteban... More...
Froome wins 9th stage, increases Spanish Vuelta lead
August 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
EL POBLE NOU DE BENITATXELL, Spain (AP) " Chris Froome moved to the front in the final climb to win the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday and increase his overall lead.The Tour de France winner took the lead with about... More...
Vuelta a Espana Results
August 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
XORRET DE CATI, Spain (AP) " Results on Saturday in the eighth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, 199.5 kilometers (124 miles) from Hellin to Xorret de Cati:1. Julian Alaphilippe, France, Quick-Step Floors,4:37:552. Jan Polanc, Slovenia,... More...
Froome keeps his lead after Spanish Vuelta's longest stage
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CUENCA, Spain (AP) " Slovene rider Matej Mohoric comfortably won the Spanish Vuelta's longest stage on Friday and Chris Froome maintained his overall lead.Mohoric took control of the race during the final climb and cruised to victory... More...
Hamish Bond - Winning switch a natural cycle
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
With Hamish Bond's selection as an international cyclist, Andrew Alderson looks at the difficulty he faces in transitioning from rowing to elite riding. Hamish Bond took liberties when he was selected as a time-triallist for New... More...
Vuelta a Espana Results
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CUENCA, Spain (AP) " Results on Friday in the seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta, 207 kilometers (129 miles) from Lliria to Cuenca, with three Category 3 climbs1. Matej Mohorcic, Slovenia, UAE Team Emirates, 4:43:35.2. Pawel... More...
Hand-cycle frees one-legged Zane to speed around with his mates
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
West Aucklander Zane Kukutai-Seumanu may have only one leg, but when it comes to zooming around on a shiny, new "bike", hands can perform just as well as feet.Nine-year-old Zane was born with spina bifida and later had the lower... More...
Froome holds Vuelta lead after Van Garderen crashes twice
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAGUNT, Spain (AP) " Chris Froome maintained his lead of the Spanish Vuelta after Tejay van Garderen crashed twice during the sixth stage on Thursday.Van Garderen entered the stage in second place at 10 seconds behind Froome. But... More...
Vuelta a Espana Results
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAGUNT, Spain (AP) " Results on Thursday in the sixth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, a 204-kilometer (127-mile) hilly ride from Vila-real to Sagunt, with five categorized climbs:1. Tomasz Marczynski, Poland, Lotto Soudal, 4:47:02.2.... More...
Lutsenko wins Vuelta's 5th stage, Froome adds to lead
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ALCOSSEBRE, Spain (AP) " Chris Froome increased his lead in the Spanish Vuelta during a fifth stage won by Alexey Lutsenko of Kazakhstan on Wednesday.Froome started the day just two seconds ahead of a trio of riders and with most... More...
Trentin wins 4th stage of Vuelta, Froome keeps lead
August 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TARRAGONA, Spain (AP) " Matteo Trentin of Italy won a sprint finish to claim the fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Tuesday, while Chris Froome maintained his overall race lead.Trentin powered past Juan Jose Lobato and had time... More...
US Cycling hires longtime Aussie coach for endurance program
August 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) " USA Cycling has hired longtime Team Australia coach Gary Sutton to oversee its endurance program, which won a world championship in team pursuit and two silver medals at the Rio Olympics.Sutton had... More...
Vuelta a Espana Results
August 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra (AP) " Results on Monday in the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta, 158 kilometers (98 miles) from Prades to Andorra La Vella, with a pair of Category 1 climbs followed by a Category 21. Vincenzo Nibali,... More...
Froome takes Spanish Vuelta lead as Nibali wins 3rd stage
August 22, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra (AP) " Vincenzo Nibali of Italy won the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta and Tour de France champion Chris Froome took the overall lead after a strong run in the first mountain stage on Monday.Froome was... More...
Lampaert leads Vuelta as riders face winds, passing train
August 21, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GRUISSAN, France (AP) " Yves Lampaert took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday after winning the second stage which saw strong winds, crashes and even a brief wait for a passing train.Quick-Step Floors rider Lampaert... More...

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