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Local boards prioritise road safety as number of road deaths and serious injuries hit crisis point
April 18, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A cyclist left in a critical condition after a collision with a car this morning is one of many amid an increasing number of road deaths and serious injuries on Auckland roads.Elite New Zealand cyclist Alexander Ray is unconscious... More...
Cycling: George Bennett drops back in Tour of the Alps after tough stage
April 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Perhaps George Bennett isn't Superman after all.That moniker is already claimed by Miguel Angel Lopez in the world of cycling, and Lopez showed why this morning, winning a gruelling second stage of the Tour of the Alps.However,... More...
Auckland records busiest month ever on cycleways
April 17, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Auckland's cycleways were used more last month than ever before with 50,000 more trips taken.A record breaking 430,000 rides were recorded in March 2018, up 13.5 per cent on the previous year, according to data collected by Auckland... More...
Cycling: George Bennett hit by car before Tour of the Alps, still claims top 10 finish
April 16, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has avoided a near calamity to continue his strong form in the lead-up to the Giro d'Italia.Bennett was hit by a car on a training ride yesterday, the day before taking part in the Tour of the Alps, but... More...
COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Valerie Adams' silver medal speech that was gold
April 16, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Northland's six gold-medal winning athletes are being talked about for all the right reasons after a competitive and sometimes controversial New Zealand team performance on the Gold Coast.Portia Woodman scored a try in the women's... More...
Graeme Simpson: MTB people are gems
April 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A few weeks on from Crankworx and the force is still strong in this one.I was media accredited, but I was busy with other work and up on the hill less than I wanted to. I also felt 162 in the media centre. When did the MTB media... More...
Kris Shannon: Hamish Bond's feats impressive but Shohei Ohtani trumps them
April 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An athlete excelling in two disparate disciplines is always confounding - an evocation of childhood, perhaps, when we all knew one annoying kid who was good at everything.It's something that should be impossible in the specialised... More...
Cycling: Heartbreak for Kiwi men road racers
April 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
In the first 167.3 kilometres of the men's road race, the New Zealand team rode a perfect race.In the last kilometre, they fell apart, with Australia staging a dramatic snatch and grab to claim gold, and leaving New Zealand with... More...
Commonwealth Games: Georgia Williams takes silver in the women's road race
April 14, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Georgia Williams has broken New Zealand's 20-year medal drought in the women's road race at the Commonwealth Games.Williams has claimed silver on the 112.2 kilometre course on the Gold Coast, riding strongly to finish comfortably... More...
Commonwealth Games: Sam Gaze - 'I acted like a boy, I'll be a man now'
April 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand's warring mountain bikers have made their peace after Sam Gaze delivered one of the distasteful gold medal performances in a black jersey.A contrite Gaze fronted media yesterday to set the record straight on his bad... More...
Weekend Herald editorial: Bitter display let air out of cyclists' one-two glory
April 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
What a pity that one young Kiwi should win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and promptly vent his spleen about the silver medallist, a fellow Kiwi. We rarely have the thrill of watching New Zealanders fight out the finish of... More...
Cycling: Hundreds sign up for Rotorua to Taupo 100K Flyer
April 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Between 900 and 1000 cyclists will take on a 100km test of endurance from Rotorua to Taupo this weekend.The Moa Rotorua to Taupo 100K Flyer has been alternating directions in recent years. This year was meant to be from Taupo to... More...
Commonwealth Games: Showing the finger - we've seen this in New Zealand cycling before
April 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Haven't we seen this movie before? A New Zealand cyclist forced to apologise for seemingly spiteful behavior after winning a bike race?Sam Gaze's actions yesterday recall Jason Christie's controversial obscene gesture to the cyclists... More...
Comment: Sam Gaze becomes one of NZ's most ungracious victors with spiteful aftermath
April 13, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sam Gaze's metamorphosis from hero to villain was swift.Hopefully he gets a chance to redeem himself.The 22-year-old delivered one of the most exhilarating moments of this Commonwealth Games when he suffered a puncture on the... More...
Commonwealth Games: Stadium Side with cyclist Natasha Hansen
April 11, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Natasha Hansen is on top of the world at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Kiwi cyclist has won three Commonwealth Games medals during the past few days on the Gold Coast.The 28-year-old collected silver medals in both the team sprint... More...
Cycling: Linda Villumsen adds silver to Commonwealth Games medal collection
April 10, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Linda Villumsen has claimed her third Commonwealth Games medal in the time trial, adding silver to her collection after a solid ride on the Gold Coast.While the 33-year-old couldn't defend her Glasgow gold, she was hardly expected... More...
Commonwealth Games: Not much more I could've done, says Hamish Bond after time trial bronze
April 10, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Hamish Bond remains one of the miracles of this New Zealand sporting generation.The champion-rower-turned-elite-cyclist took bronze in the Commonwealth Games time trial on the Gold Coast after completing the 38.1km course in 48m... More...
Commonwealth Games: Medal haul welcome after slip at worlds
April 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A sense of vindication for national track cycling coach Anthony Peden after New Zealand's 12-medal haul at the Commonwealth Games.As the team's sprint boss, Peden was responsible for eight discs as his charges tried to peak for... More...
Commonwealth Games: Cycling newbie and veteran on same time-trial mission
April 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Hamish Bond and Linda Villumsen are New Zealand cyclists at opposite ends of their careers, both seeking similar achievements at the Commonwealth Games.Much has been made of Bond's switch from the boat to preparing for his Games... More...
Investigation launched into Paris-Roubaix rider's death
April 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " French judicial officials launched an investigation Monday into the death of Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts during the Paris-Roubaix cycling race.Goolaerts died Sunday after collapsing during the one-day classic on... More...
Paris-Roubaix rider Goolaerts dies after collapsing in race
April 08, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ROUBAIX, France (AP) " Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts died of cardiac arrest after collapsing while competing in the Paris-Roubaix race on Sunday.Goolaerts' team said the 23-year-old died in a Lille hospital where he had been taken... More...
Commonwealth Games: Women's sprinters offer gauge of cycling progress
April 08, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Time tends to be everything in sport, and the efforts of the New Zealand cycling team to peak for two pinnacle events in the space of five weeks is proof.The Kiwis struggled at the world championships in the Netherlands with Rushlee... More...
Sagan's 1st Paris-Roubaix win overshadowed by rider's death
April 08, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " World champion Peter Sagan outsprinted Silvan Dillier to the finish line to win the prestigious Paris-Roubaix race, but his first victory in the race known as the Queen of the Classics was overshadowed by the death of... More...
Cycling: Three more medals on the track for New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games
April 08, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Eddie Dawkins and Natasha Hansen are leaving the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with three medals apiece.The Kiwi cycling duo both nabbed their third medal of the Games today on a busy day at the track, with Dawkins claiming silver... More...
Cycling: Sam Webster completes the golden double at Commonwealth Games
April 07, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sam Webster has completed the sprint cycling double at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.The 26-year-old New Zealander has beaten Scotland's Jack Carlin in the final in the final of the men's individual sprint at the Anna Meares... More...
Kiwi bronze medalist Dylan Kennett accused of disrespecting Aussie rival
April 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A New Zealand cycling star has been accused of producing a gesture of disrespect towards his Australian rival in the men's 4000m individual pursuit bronze medal showdown.New Zealand's Dylan Kennett had blown Aussie Jordan Kerby... More...
Cycling: Elite race tribute to WWI cyclists
April 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
When Kiwi cyclists Jack Bauer and Tom Scully take to the start line of the most feared and revered one-day bike race tomorrow, they will carry in their hearts the memory of nearly 60 New Zealanders who lie in the ground beneath.Just... More...
Cycling: Natasha Hansen and Dylan Kennett turn adversity into medals
April 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Natasha Hansen and Dylan Kennett seized on slim Commonwealth Games opportunities to secure medals at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane last night.Hansen said back injuries meant she was almost pulled from the sprint programme... More...
Commonwealth Games: Kiwi cyclists in the medals
April 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The New Zealand cycling medal chest was boosted by three further discs at Brisbane's Anna Meares Velodrome tonight.Natasha Hansen earned silver in the individual sprint, Dylan Kennett took bronze in the individual pursuit, and Eddie... More...
Cycling: WW1 cylists remembered as Jack Bauer and Tom Scully battle at Paris Roubaix
April 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
When Kiwi cyclists Jack Bauer and Tom Scully take to the start line of the most feared and revered one-day bike race this weekend, they will carry in their hearts the memory of nearly 60 New Zealanders who lie in the ground beneath.Just... More...
Cycling's top riders set for Tour of California next month
April 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LOS ANGELES (AP) " The top men's and women's teams will compete next month in the Amgen Tour of California, the premier U.S. cycling race.The men will cover 645 miles over seven stages from Long Beach to Sacramento from May 13 to... More...
Commonwealth Games: Pioneering moment for New Zealand women's sport at velodrome
April 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The men's team sprint won gold last night at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane, but that could not overshadow two pioneering moments for New Zealand women's sport.Silver medallists Natasha Hansen and Emma Cumming in the team... More...
Commonwealth Games: New Zealand cyclists earn one gold and two silvers on the track
April 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand team sprint pioneers Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins took another step in their illustrious careers by defending their Commonwealth Games title last night at Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane.They were... More...
Commonwealth Games: Cycling boss takes blame for disqualification disaster
April 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand's men's team pursuit have been disqualified from their rideoff for bronze at the Commonwealth Games tonight.The New Zealanders were red-carded for having an illegal bike on the start line, missing out on their bronze... More...
Your views: How to get round opposition to helmets
April 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
In the last couple of weeks, it's been interesting to read the claims that wearing of helmets on push bikes should be made voluntary.I was involved in supporting Rebecca Oaten and the "Protect the Brain's" Trust programme to encourage... More...
Three cyclists hit by vehicle in West Auckland
April 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Police and ambulance are responding to a crash in which three cyclists have been hit by a vehicle in the Auckland suburb of West Harbour.The incident occurred at the intersection of Hobsonville and Trig roads at 5.50pm.St John... More...
Sunshine and spot prizes the catalysts for a successful Raetihi Gutbuster
April 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The sun came out and with it came the people as 100 competitors showed up for the Raetihi Gutbuster on Easter Sunday.The furthest came from Boise, Idaho in the United States to take part in either a bike ride or a run along the... More...
Wheels to light up the night in Whanganui Light Up Bike Spectacle
April 04, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui's first-ever Light Up Bike Spectacle is set to illuminate the city's new shared pathways.The all-ages, all-wheels event, organised by Whanganui District Council, will be held at 5.30pm on Friday, May 4, arts facilitator... More...
Jacinda Ardern sets out Government's transport plan, including nationwide fuel tax
April 03, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Aucklanders face a double whammy of fuel tax hikes of about 20 cents a litre if central government fuel levy increases and a regional fuel tax are brought in, but Transport Minister Phil Twyford says he believes Aucklanders understand... More...
Niki Terpstra wins Tour of Flanders after late attack
April 01, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
OUDENAARDE, Belgium (AP) " Niki Terpstra continued his fine form by winning the Tour of Flanders classic with a well-timed late attack on Sunday, becoming the first Dutch rider in more than 30 years to win the race.Terpstra caught... More...
200 enjoy Hawke's Bay's Little Easy fun cycle ride in a 'fantastic' start to Easter
March 30, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The sun shone on the 200 people who started their Easter weekend with a fun, family-friendly 12km cycle along the banks of the Tukituki River for the Little Easy yesterday. It was the first ride of the annual Big Easy cycling event,... More...
Lampaert secures back-to-back wins in Flemish classic
March 28, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
WAREGEM, Belgium (AP) " Belgium's Yves Lampaert won the Across Flanders race for the second straight year after surging from the leading group in the final kilometer of the Flemish cobbled race on Wednesday.In difficult weather... More...
A moment in time with Te Wainui a Rua school up the Whanganui River Road
March 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Last week I received a call from the principal of Te Wainui a Rua school in Ranana.She told me her students had won a big prize at the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRY-athlon down in Wellington and invited me out to find out more.Being... More...
Peter Sagan wins Gent-Wevelgem classic for the third time
March 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GENT, Belgium (AP) " Peter Sagan came out on top of a bunched sprint to win the Gent-Wevelgem classic for the third time on Sunday.The Slovakian rider attacked on the left of the group and had enough of a margin to hold off Elia... More...
Valverde wins Tour of Catalonia for 2nd straight year
March 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) " Alejandro Valverde of Spain won the Tour of Catalonia for the second consecutive year after his closest competitor fell near the end of Sunday's final stage in Barcelona.Valverde cruised to victory after... More...
Cycling: George Bennett claims sixth at Volta a Catalunya
March 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has claimed one of his best finishes in a major stage race.Bennett has finished sixth overall at the Volta a Catalunya - the second best finish in his professional career, behind last year's triumph at... More...
Injured Auckland cyclist calls for end to 'reckless' anti-helmet campaign
March 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The yellow helmet that was strapped onto commuter cyclist Dr James Woodfine's head when he crashed and was launched over the handlebars has suffered a "fatal injury".Happily, it also protected Woodfine's head. Other parts of his... More...
Your say: Victim had to relive abuse
March 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
I wonder how many "respectable citizens" in positions of trust kept silent during the years when Trevor Gibbs taught music at Wanganui Collegiate School in the 1970s and enabled him to continue his child abuse.Many people were complicit.... More...
Schachmann wins shortened sixth stage of Tour of Catalonia
March 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TORREFARRERA, Spain (AP) " Maximilian Schachmann won the sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia which was shortened due to heavy snow and bad weather in the Pyrenees Mountains on Saturday.Defending champion Alejandro Valverde maintained... More...
Pantano wins stage, Valverde keeps lead in Tour of Catalonia
March 23, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VIELHA, Spain (AP) " Defending champion Alejandro Valverde maintained his overall lead in the Tour of Catalonia by staying near the front in a stage won by Jarlinson Pantano of Colombia on Friday.Pantano outsprinted Vegard Stake... More...

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