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Van Garderen embraces No. 2 role for team at Tour de France
July 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France (AP) " For years, Tejay van Garderen has been the United States' best hope of winning the Tour de France.But for this edition of the world's biggest cycling race, Van Garderen is tasked with doing all he... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Pricey potatoes and sailing in the Vendee
July 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France (AP) " The normally clear-defined lines between land and sea will blend together during Saturday's opening stage of the 105th Tour de France.Crosswinds will likely be a factor, too.The race begins in the... More...
Froome calls on skeptical fans to let him ride Tour in peace
July 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAINT-MARS-LA-REORTHE, France (AP) " Chris Froome has asked Tour de France fans to let him race in peace, even if they doubt the recent ruling that cleared him of doping allegations.The British cyclist has been targeted by spectators... More...
Team Sky fields impressive Tour lineup in support of Froome
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
After being cleared of doping, Chris Froome is ready "to make history" in France.Froome will be on the starting line of the Tour de France on Saturday in the western region of Vendee, aiming to join Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx,... More...
TOUR 2018: Route highlights of the Tour de France
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Twenty-one stages, 26 tough climbs across six mountain ranges, three mountain-top finishes and two time trials will test the limits of 176 riders' endurance and skill in the Tour de France, which begins Saturday in the... More...
TOUR 2018: Tour de France moments from AP PHOTOS
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " The Tour de France begins Saturday with 176 riders competing in the 105th edition. Here are 10 moments, incidents or highlights that stand out from the long history of cycling's greatest race, accompanied by Associated... More...
TOUR 2018: A look at the main Tour de France contenders
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TOUR 2018: A look at the main contenders for the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday in the Vendee region:CHRIS FROOMEAge: 33Froome is the undisputed favorite to triumph for a record-tying fifth time after being cleared... More...
TOUR 2018: Divisions remain after Froome's drug case
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
This was supposed to be the year Chris Froome was warmly welcomed into cycling royalty with an expected record-tying fifth Tour de France title.Instead, the Team Sky rider finds himself only freshly cleared of doping after an asthma... More...
Cycling: Chris Froome cleared of doping by UCI ahead of Tour de France
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Chris Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union on Monday in a decision that will allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title later this week.Froome had been racing under the cloud of a potential... More...
Cycling: Sky appeals Tour de France decision to ban former winner Chris Froome from starting the 2018 event on Saturday
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
With less than a week to go until this year's Grand Depart, Chris Froome's Tour de France participation has been thrown into doubt with reports in France suggesting that ASO, the Tour's owners, have blocked the British rider's participation... More...
Graeme Simpson: MTB groups raise fund for concussion and suicide awareness
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Mental health issues and cancer have some striking similarities.From my own experience (including my brother's death from depression in 1999), they can both be stealthy, sneaking up on someone without any major symptoms, before... More...
Fewer kids are walking and biking to school - an AA survey tells us why
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Double and triple parking outside schools, a tumble on an uneven footpath that left one person with a "massive" two-week shiner, speeding motorists and frightening cycle journeys " Aucklanders have spoken out on the hazards families... More...
Weekend Warrior: Kit Panting
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
When doctors diagnosed Kit Panting with early-onset type two diabetes that would require a lifetime of medication and treatment, he begged for an alternative solution.It was suggested to Panting that if he lost a significant amount... More...
Martin Devlin: Cycling review - take a large pile of BS and wrap it all over in red tape
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whatever happened to that Cycling Review?Remember all that kerfuffle about the coach Anthony Peden?And HPNZ gonna leave no stone unturned to get to the very bottom of every scandalous utterance and accusation?Let me tell you... More...
Cycling: Tom Scully latest to be named as four Kiwis will take the start at the 2018 Tour de France
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Tom Scully is the latest Kiwi confirmed for the 2018 Tour de France, joining Patrick Bevin, Jack Bauer and Dion Smith on the startline next week.This equals last year's record number of Kiwi riders in the three-week race.All four... More...
Mountain biking: Final Rotorua Winter MTB Series inclusive as ever
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
For 17 years Rotorua's Winter MTB Series has adapted to be as inclusive as possible.It is therefore fitting that, in the final year in its current form, the series will include an E Bike race for the first time. The pedal-assisted... More...
Cycling Vietnam: One word, many meanings
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The intricacies of the Vietnamese language, in which tonal variations can change the meaning of a word, were brought home for Travel Editor Winston Aldworth last week while cycling in the south-east Asian country. In this video,... More...
German track cyclist Kristina Vogel badly injured in crash
July 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BERLIN (AP) " German track cyclist Kristina Vogel has been seriously injured after crashing in training in the eastern city of Cottbus on Tuesday.The dpa news agency reports that the Olympic champion suffered a severe spinal injury... More...
Skujins wins Stage 3 of Tour of California out of breakaway
May 15, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) " Toms Skujins was in a breakaway at the Tour of California a year ago when he crashed heavily on the descent, then woozily tried to remount his bike despite what turned out to be a concussion.His breakaway... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 15, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A 244-kilometer (152-mile) leg from Penne to Gualdo Tadino in Umbria, the longest leg in the event:1. Matej Mohoric, Slovenia, Bahrain-Merida, 6:04:52.2. Nico Denz, Germany, AG2R La Mondiale, same time.3. Sam Bennett, Ireland,... More...
Giro leader Yates gains 3 seconds but his team struggles
May 15, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GUALDO TADINO, Italy (AP) " Overall leader Simon Yates gained three bonus seconds in the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday but it was a difficult day for his Mitchelton-Scott team as Esteban Chaves dropped out of contention.Slovenian... More...
Cycling: George Bennett moves up after drama on stage 10 of Giro d'Italia
May 15, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett's chances of a top five finish at the Giro d'Italia have been given an unexpected boost after a dramatic tenth stage.Esteban Chaves, who came into the day placed second overall, lost a flabbergasting 25 minutes, plummeting... More...
Team Sky's Bernal wins first GC test in Tour of California
May 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) " Egan Bernal tasted glory at the Tour of California when he rode solo to the top of Gibraltar Road.Sebastian Henao and Tao Geoghegan Hart were just as heroic Monday.After powerful Team Sky worked to... More...
Gaviria wins sprint to take Tour of California opening stage
May 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) " Fernando Gaviria missed the spring classics after the Quick-Step Floors cyclist broke his hand in a crash at Tireno-Adriatico, interrupting what had already been a successful start to the season.The Colombian... More...
Yates wins 9th stage to cement Giro lead, Froome loses time
May 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GRAN SASSO, Italy (AP) " Simon Yates cemented his position as overall leader of the Giro d'Italia by winning the ninth stage on Sunday but it was a bad day for British compatriot Chris Froome, who lost more than a minute in the general... More...
Cycling: George Bennett moves into seventh at Giro d'Italia as Chris Froome flops
May 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has hung tough as other contenders completely cracked on stage nine of the Giro d'Italia.The Kiwi climber has crossed the line in seventh place on the mountain-top finish, 12 seconds behind Simon Yates, who won the... More...
Cavendish, Sagan ready to line up for Tour of California
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
In some ways, Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish will always be joined at the hip.Or the elbow.You see, the two have long been among the world's top cyclists, routinely winning some of the sport's marquee races. Sagan is a three-time... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
209 kilometers (130 miles) from Praia a Mare to Montevergine di Mercogliano, with a Category 2 finishing climb1. Richard Carapaz, Ecuador, Movistar, 5:11:35.2. Davide Formolo, Italy, Bora-Hansgrohe, :07 behind.3. Thibaut Pinot,... More...
Cycling: Kiwi cyclist George Bennett calls Bible 'a storybook that got out of hand'
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand cyclist George Bennett has described The Bible as "a storybook that got out of hand" when highlighting the conflict between Israel and Palestine.The 28-year-old LottoNL-Jumbo rider has been outspoken about the city... More...
Mother's joy as cyclist Alexander Ray recovers from crash
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The mother of the elite cyclist left fighting for his life after a collision with a car is overjoyed at hearing him speak for the first time since the accident.Alexander Ray, 27, was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical... More...
Carapaz wins 7th stage as Yates maintains Giro d'Italia lead
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MONTEVERGINE, Italy (AP) " Richard Carapaz pulled off a superb final attack to win the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, and British rider Simon Yates remained in the overall lead after the second mountain finish.Carapaz... More...
Cycling: George Bennett stays in top 10 at Giro d'Italia after exciting finish
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has remained ensconced in the top 10 at the Giro d'Italia after an entertaining finish on stage eight.Bennett has finished in 15th on the summit finish of Montevergine di Mercogliano, coming home in the main group... More...
Graeme Simpson: Rosebank trail is history at every turn
May 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
It may only be a kilometre long. However, Rosebank trail in the Whakarewarewa Forest has history at every corner.It was part of the initial wave of trails pioneered by Fred Christensen more than 20 years ago.That started with... More...
Bennett wins 7th stage as Yates maintains Giro d'Italia lead
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PRAIA A MARE, Italy (AP) " Sam Bennett timed his sprint to perfection to win the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, while British rider Simon Yates remained in the overall lead as the race went over to the Italian mainland on Friday.Bennett... More...
Cycling: George Bennett stays in top 10 at Giro d'Italia ahead of testing weekend
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has safely navigated through stage seven of the Giro d'Italia, but the real challenges await in the next two days.Bennett has finished comfortably in the peloton in 30th position on the stage for the sprinters, a... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A 159-kilometer (99-mile) route along the Calabrian coast from Pizzo to Praia a Mare:1. Sam Bennett, Ireland, Bora-Hansgrohe 3:45:27.2. Elia Viviani, Italy, Quick-Step Floors, same time.3. Niccolo Bonifazio, Italy, Bahrain-Merida,... More...
Yates moves into overall lead of Giro, Chaves wins stage 6
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ETNA, Sicily (AP) " Simon Yates took the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday after the British rider finished second on stage six, just behind Mitchelton-Scott teammate Esteban Chaves on the summit of Mount Etna.Yates... More...
Cycling: George Bennett shines on first mountain test at the Giro d'Italia
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett underwent his first real test at the Giro d'Italia this morning, and he has passed with flying colours.A supremely strong ride from the Kiwi climber has seen him claim fourth place on stage six, a result which leaps... More...
Battaglin wins 5th stage as Dennis maintains Giro lead
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SANTA NINFA, Sicily (AP) " Enrico Battaglin surged ahead at the perfect moment to win the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday as Chris Froome and most of the other favorites finished in the main pack.Rohan Dennis held... More...
Cycling: George Bennett into top 20 as big test looms at Giro d'Italia
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett had two reasons to celebrate when he crossed the line on stage five of the Giro d'Italia.First and foremost, his arm was raised in triumph for his teammate, Enrico Battaglin, who sprinted away from Giovanni Visconti... More...
Cycling: Giro d'Italia - Kiwi riders look forward to Italian leg after 'tough' start in Israel
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Giro d'Italia has moved back to traditional territory in Italy from its grand start in Israel, but the lingering impression is that the Middle East country embraced the multi-stage cycle race with a fervour.Israelis lined the... More...
Cyclist Karl Murray's eight-year ban for doping one of NZ's longest
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand cyclist Karl Murray faces one of the longest bans handed down to a New Zealand athlete after being found guilty of multiple doping violations.Murray, already serving a two-year ban, will now serve an eight-year ban that... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A 202-kilometer (126-mile) leg from Catania to Caltagirone:1. Tim Wellens, Belgium, Lotto Fix All, 5:17:34.2. Michael Woods, Canada, EF Education First-Drapac, same time.3. Enrico Battaglin, Italy, LottoNL-Jumbo, same time.4.... More...
Froome drops more time as Wellens wins 4th stage of Giro
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CALTAGIRONE, Sicily (AP) " Chris Froome fell further behind the leaders as Belgian rider Tim Wellens won the hilly fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.Froom finished 21 seconds behind Wellens, pushing the four-time Tour... More...
Froome drops more time as Wellens wins 4th stage of Giro
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CALTAGIRONE, Sicily (AP) " Chris Froome fell further behind the leaders as Belgian rider Tim Wellens won the hilly fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.Team Sky reported that Froome finished 23 seconds behind Wellens as... More...
Cycling: George Bennett moves up slightly after stage four of Giro d'Italia
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has moved up the general classification after a busy finish to stage four of the Giro d'Italia.Bennett crossed the line in 14th on the stage, 10 seconds behind the winner - a finish which saw him beat... More...
BMX: Sarah Walker crashes out of Supercross event
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
London Olympic medallist Sarah Walker secured two semifinal performances but suffered a crash in the UCI BMX World Cup Supercross event in the Netherlands yesterday.She was able to walk away after crashing off the side of the track,... More...
2 Argentine cyclists suspended for positive doping tests
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " The International Cycling Union says two Argentine riders tested positive for doping at the second-tier Tour of San Juan stage race.Race winner Gonzalo Najar tested positive for CERA, an advanced version... More...
Viviani wins 3rd stage as Giro bids farewell to Israel
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
EILAT, Israel (AP) " Elia Viviani won the third stage of the 101st Giro d'Italia on Sunday for his second bunch sprint finish victory in as many days as the Grand Tour race bid farewell to its historic start in Israel.The Italian... More...
Cycling: Now, the Giro d'Italia truly begins
May 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Giro d'Italia's Israeli excursion is over, and now the excitement begins.With the opening time trial and two sprint stages complete, the Giro will head to hillier territory as the riders travel to Italy, where the contenders... More...

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