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Campervan driver faces charges for careless driving after Canadian cyclist injured
February 14, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Chinese campervan driver will appear in court next week accused of causing a severe brain injury to a Canadian tourist.Visitor Wei Zhang, 34, has been charged with careless driving causing injury to 59-year-old Bernard Gendron... More...
Fishing line tied across Queenstown mountain biking track
February 14, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Police are investigating the ''moronic'' actions of a person who tied fishing line at head height across a Queenstown track.Queenstown Mountain Bike Club member Allan Birkett was cycling to work yesterday morning when he spotted... More...
Lance Armstrong loses bid to halt $100 million lawsuit
February 14, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government's $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from his performance-enhancing drug... More...
Cyclists warned to lock bikes out of sight as thieves prowl Tauranga carports and garages
February 14, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Bikes are vanishing from garages, carports and doorways amid a wave of thefts that some cyclists are attributing to an organised gang working the streets of Tauranga.Police are urging owners to photograph their bikes, record their... More...
Over the hill: Finishers- Pioneer day 7
February 11, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
I'm sitting here looking at the Remarkables and it's a great sight.It means that Greg Bowker and I have finished the Pioneer.Finished: it's not normally a word that means much in the sporting realm, something I have been involved... More...
Over the hill: Coming home - Pioneer day 6
February 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There's a different feeling around camp tonight.It's one of excitement and anticipation about tomorrow's final stage of the Pioneer but it's also because of a realisation that riding partner Herald photographer Greg Bowker and I... More...
He Tangata: A chat with The Gentle Cycling Company's Rose Griffin
February 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
I grew up at Hobbiton, although it wasn't Hobbiton then, it was just Matamata. My parents were dairy farming people - we came from a long line of preachers, teachers and farmers - and Dad was always quite religious about taking us... More...
Over the hill: Putting the will into willpower - Pioneer day 5
February 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There are some phenomenal riders taking part in the Pioneer.Among the most notable in the gaggle of professional riders is the 13-time Spanish mountain bike champion. The elite riders rarely stop at aid stations and there have been... More...
Over the hill: Being tourists - Pioneer day 4
February 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There are plenty of times when us Kiwis take New Zealand for granted.We hear about how beautiful our county is but don't really appreciate it. It's what we have always known: mountains, lakes, rivers, tussock lands. Yep. Got them... More...
Roger Walkowiak, 1956 Tour de France champ, dies at 89
February 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Roger Walkowiak, who won the 1956 Tour de France against all odds after making the most of a long breakaway, has died at the age of 89.Walkowiak's wife told The Associated Press her husband died early Tuesday in a hospital... More...
Over the hill: Re-birth - Pioneer day 3
February 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Written on the top of Andrew Gilboy's bike are the words, re-born on the Fourth of July.That was the day, in 2013, when Gilboy had healthy stem cells put back in his body as he attempted to overcome double hit lymphona.The Englishman... More...
Over the hill: No 8 wire, slashed tyres and Sir Edmund Hillary - day 2 of the Pioneer
February 06, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Good, old Sir Edmund Hillary. He was on hand just when we needed him the most.Sir Ed probably would have approved, given his ability to overcome a tricky situation.It was the day of the No 8 wire, slashed tyre and Sir Edmund Hillary... More...
Australia's Damien Howson wins Herald Sun Tour
February 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " Australia's Damien Howson held on to his overall lead to win the Herald Sun cycle tour on Sunday, repelling the challenge of three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome.Britain's Ian Stannard won Sunday's... More...
Over the hill: Avoiding the body bag - Pioneer day 1
February 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
One of the trails on the first day of the Pioneer mountain bike race is called the Body Bag.It was our intention to ensure we got through the opening stage of the seven-day race from Christchurch to Queenstown without being in one,... More...
American McCabe wins crash-marred stage of Herald Sun Tour
February 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " American Travis McCabe won a crash-marred third stage of the Herald Sun Tour on Saturday, out-sprinting a reduced field over the final kilometers.McCabe was one of only a handful of riders to emerge from... More...
Michael Brown: The mental battle of attacking a 549km race
February 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Frank Sinatra reckoned he had a few regrets. Funnily enough I've started playing his ditty My Way in my head and replaced the word regret with doubts because, jeepers, I've had a few lately over this Pioneer mountain bike race that... More...
Australian maintains lead after Stage 2 of Herald Sun Tour
February 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " Australian Damien Howson kept the Herald Sun Tour lead on Friday after overcoming a tire puncture late in the 165.6-kilometer second stage of the four-stage race.The tire blowout with 20 kilometers to... More...
Clean, green focus for 2017 Coast to Coast
February 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Organisers of the Kathmandu Coast to Coast race have teamed up with a global environment group to ensure the iconic event leaves no trace upon the spectacular South Island countryside it traverses.The annual multisport event, held... More...
Cycling: Rider disqualified for punching race leader
February 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There was controversy on stage three of the Dubai Tour after race leader Marcel Kittel was punched by Astana's Andriy Grivko during the race. The Ukrainian Grivko was disqualified and fined 200 Swiss francs by organisers after... More...
Australian 1st after Day 1 of Herald Sun Tour, Froome 6th
February 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " Australian cyclist Damien Howson took the overall lead in the Herald Sun Tour after winning the grueling opening Falls Creek stage on Thursday, leaving three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome in sixth... More...
Watch: Cyclist's terrifying tumble over bridge
February 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Luck, and a quick reaction saved the life of a cyclist who found himself hanging off the side of a bridge at the end of a bicycle race in the United States.Mike Allec, 51, was sprinting for the line in the Santa Barbara Road Race... More...
Road rage driver's lawyer pleads for leniency as she has 'already been punished' on Twitter
February 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A driver filmed screaming at British television presenter Jeremy Vine as he rode his bike has been warned she could face jail, despite her lawyer claiming that she has already been "punished"on social media.Shanique Syrena Pearson... More...
Grant Bradley: Which way would you go?
January 31, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand's cycle trail network is on track for being one of our great tourist and lifestyle assets - much like Europe's historic canals.And the Motu Trails on the East Cape are a true gem - remote, uncrowded and through some... More...
German sprinter Arndt wins Cadel Evans Great Ocean race
January 31, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GEELONG, Australia (AP) " German sprinter Nikias Arndt timed his finish perfectly to deny Australian Cameron Meyer a win at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road race on Sunday.Meyer launched an attack with 600 meters left in the 174-kilometer... More...
Long weekend traffic clears near Puhoi
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Traffic near the Puhoi tunnel on State Highway 1 is back to normal after north-bound motorists faced delays this morning.New Zealand Transport Agency said the queues disappeared just before midday.Motorist Samantha Lochery was... More...
Opportunites abound for adventure racers
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Coast to Coast, ironman, ultra marathons, GODZone, multi-day adventure races, Pioneer ... it's like shopping at Christmas time - you're spoilt for choice and struggle to select the right one.Where once there was only a handful,... More...
Cycling in virtual reality world
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Former Olympic cyclist Graeme Miller has immersed himself in the virtual reality world to train and prepare for the World Masters Games in April.Instead of pedalling for hours and hundreds of kilometres a week on the road, Miller... More...
Dutch Olympian Van Vleuten wins Australian road race
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GEELONG, Australia (AP) " Dutch Olympian Annamiek van Vleuten sprinted clear of four other lead riders to win the women's event in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on Saturday.The Orica-Scott rider was leading the Rio de Janeiro... More...
Inventor breaks silence on how mechanical doping has infiltrated cycling
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Hungarian designer of a secret bicycle motor says he thinks pro cyclists have used them to cheat since 1998 and US cycling legend Greg LeMond says he can't trust Tour de France results.Both were interviewed by the CBS television... More...
Cycling: Young squad heading for World Cup
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cycling New Zealand has named a group of young prospects in its team to contest the third UCI Track World Cup in Colombia next month.A 12-strong team will compete, mostly comprising riders who have medalled at recent junior world... More...
Cycling: How to look after your bike
January 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
I'm a bit cheap, although it was probably always going to be the case.Not only am I of Scottish stock, but I've also got a dollop of Presbyterianism in my heritage. Frugality is a skill I really should flag up on my CV.I have... More...
Richie Porte wins stage 5 of Tour Down Under
January 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) " Australia's Richie Porte emphatically won the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under cycle race Sunday to take an unassailable lead on general classification with one stage remaining.Porte won the 151.5 kilometer... More...
Caleb Ewan wins 4th stage of Tour Down Under
January 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) " Rising Australian star Caleb Ewan claimed his third stage victory on this year's Tour Down Under cycle race when he won Friday's 149.5-kilometer (93-mile) stage from Norwood to Campbelltown while compatriot... More...
Quintana to ride in Giro d'Italia ahead of Tour de France
January 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MADRID (AP) " Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana plans to ride in this year's Giro d'Italia as preparation for the Tour de France.Quintana's Movistar team has detailed his schedule for the 2017 season, with a return to Italy's three-week... More...
Caleb Ewan wins 3rd stage of Tour Down Under
January 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) " Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan won Thursday's third stage of the Tour Down Under cycle race while compatriot Richie Porte retained the overall lead with three stages remaining.Ewan outsprinted two-time... More...
Cycling: The world's best bike trips
January 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
1. NORTH SEA CYCLE ROUTE Officially known as EuroVelo 12 , this 6000km route winds its way through eight countries that border Europe's North Sea: England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium.... More...
Cyclist films nosedive crash into steep ditch
January 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Tour de France stage winner Joaquim Rodrguez has posted a terrifying video of a crash during a training ride where he went straight over a barrier and down a steep ditch.Rodrguez, who last month announced he won't be riding professionally... More...
Chaves pips Rosa to become 1st Colombian to win Il Lomardia
October 01, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BERGAMO, Italy (AP) " Esteban Chaves became the first Colombian to win Il Lombardia in snatching victory from Diego Rosa of Italy by less than a bike wheel on Saturday.Rosa looked set for a surprise victory after launching his sprint... More...
Bid to legalise cycling on footpaths gains support
September 28, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A proposal to make it legal for children to ride their bicycles on the footpath deserves consideration by the Government, the Children's Commissioner says.Lower Hutt woman Joanne Clendon has submitted a petition to Parliament which... More...
Tour winner Froome says anti-doping system 'open to abuse'
September 27, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONDON (AP) " Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says the anti-doping system is "open to abuse" by letting athletes take banned substances as medication.Froome, whose two officially approved "therapeutic use exemptions"... More...
Team Sky could releases TUE info after Wiggins furor
September 26, 2016 (19:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MANCHESTER, England (AP) " Team Sky is set to publish information about its riders' future Therapeutic Use Exemptions in light of the growing furor around former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins' use of a banned substance to... More...
Wiggins says he did not seek 'unfair advantage'
September 25, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONDON (AP) " Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins said he needed permission to use a banned substance to treat his asthma to ensure he was "back on a level playing field."The British rider's confidential medical information... More...
Jack Tame: Savour the little pleasures
September 24, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
I moved back to Auckland and bought a bike. It's an avocado-coloured hardtail, with lock-off suspension on the front and separate tires for the city and the mud.The guy in the shop took one look at my femurs and went straight for... More...
Rowing: Hamish Bond ditches Eric Murray for new challenge
September 22, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Olympic and world champion rower Hamish Bond will swap boat for bike when he takes on next month's Tour of Southland.Bond, one half of the indomitable New Zealand men's pair with Eric Murray, will ride for the Vantage Windows &... More...
British cyclists Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome given drugs exemption
September 15, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome are among a new wave of athletes to have details of substances they had taken leaked by Russian hackers who broke into their drug-testing records. The British cycling greats were part of the... More...
100th Giro d'Italia starting with 3 stages in Sardinia
September 14, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " The 100th Giro d'Italia next year will start with three stages in Sardinia.It will be the third time the Italian grand tour has started on the island, although it will be the first time in 10 years.Fabio Aru, who... More...
Quintana extends contract with Movistar through 2019
September 12, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MADRID (AP) " Spanish Vuelta champion Nairo Quintana has agreed to renew his contract with his Movistar team through the 2019 season.Movistar announced Quintana's new contract on Monday, a day after the Colombian climber won the... More...
George Bennett becomes first Kiwi to crack top 10
September 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi George Bennett has finished tenth overall in cycling's Vuelta a Espana. The tour has just wrapped with a sprint finish in Madrid. He's the first Kiwi cyclist to finish top ten in a grand tour. Movistar rider Nairo Quintana... More...
Spanish Vuelta Results
September 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MADRID, Spain " Results Sunday from the 21st and final stage of the 71st Spanish Vuelta, a 105-kilometer (65-mile) ride from Las Rozas to Madrid (rider, country, team, time):1. Magnus Cort Nielsen, Denmark, Orica BikeExchange, 2... More...
Quintana wins Spanish Vuelta ahead of Froome
September 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MADRID (AP) " Movistar rider Nairo Quintana won the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, adding the title to the 2014 Giro d'Italia on his Grand Tour list of honors.The Colombian climbing expert had cemented his commanding lead over nearest... More...

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