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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...
Coryn Rivera wins third stage of Women's Tour of California
May 14, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " Coryn Rivera brought her winning ways back to home soil.The American cyclist out-sprinted Arlenis Sierra and Giorgia Bronzini on Saturday to win the third stage of the Women's Tour of California, following... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 14, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PESCHICO, Sicily (AP) " Results Saturday in the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, 189 kilometers (117 miles) from Molfetta to Peschici:1. Gorka Izaguirre, Spain, Movistar Team, 4:24:59.2. Giovanni Visconti, Italy, Bahrain-Merida,... More...
Izaguirre wins stage, Jungels keeps Giro lead despite crash
May 14, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PESCHICI, Italy (AP) " Spanish rider Gorka Izaguirre profited from a crash on the short but steep concluding climb to win the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday while Bob Jungels held on to the pink jersey despite a minor... More...
Katie Hall wins Stage 2 to take Tour of California lead
May 13, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) " Katie Hall kept churning over the final climb during the second stage of the Women's Tour of California, driven ahead by the voices of her UnitedHealthcare teammates in her ear.They were saying "Suffer!... More...
Australia's Ewan wins 7th stage of Giro; Jungels keeps lead
May 13, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ALBEROBELLO, Italy (AP) " After three top-10 finishes in the opening week, Caleb Ewan of Australia finally won a stage in the Giro d'Italia on Friday.The Australian rider with the Orica Scott team claimed Stage 7 in a sprint finish... More...
Defending champ Guarnier wins Tour of California opener
May 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) " American cyclist Megan Guarnier finally has her season back on track.Just in time to ride on home soil, too.The three-time U.S. champion won the opening stage of the women's Tour of California on... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TERME LUIGIANE, Italy (AP) " Results Thursday from the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 217-kilometer (135-mile) leg from Reggio Calabria to Terme Luigiane:1. Silvan Dillier, Switzerland, BMC Racing Team, 4 hours, 58 minutes,... More...
Dillier wins stage 6 of the Giro, Jungels retains lead
May 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TERME LUIGIANE, Italy (AP) " Silvan Dillier won from an early breakaway to take the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia and his first Grand Tour victory on Thursday, while Bob Jungels retained the overall lead.Dillier began his sprint... More...
Victorious Coryn Rivera heads home for Tour of California
May 11, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
American cyclist Coryn Rivera long ago established her credentials on home soil, winning so many national championships in so many disciplines that she sometimes lost track of the total.It stands at more than 70, by the way.But... More...
Gaviria sprints to 2nd Giro d'Italia victory on 5th stage
May 11, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MESSINA, Sicily (AP) " Colombia's Fernando Gaviria won a bunch sprint at the end of the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday to claim his second victory of this year's race, while Quick-Step teammate Bob Jungels remained... More...
Watch: Cyclist celebrates a lap too early
May 10, 2017 (20:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There was an incredible moment in the Giro d'Italia fifth stage overnight when rider Luka Pibernik thought he had claimed a stage victory, only to find he had a lap to go. Pibernik raised his hands in triumph, forgetting another... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 10, 2017 (20:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MOUNT ETNA, Italy (AP) " Giro d'Italia Results on Tuesday:1. Jan Polanc, Slovenia, UAE Team Emirates, 4:55:58.2. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha-Alpecin, :19 behind.3. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Team Sky, :29.4. Thibaut Pinot,... More...
Slovenia's Polanc wins Giro fourth stage
May 10, 2017 (20:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ETNA, Sicily (AP) " Slovenian rider Jan Polanc produced a remarkable ride after making an early breakaway to win stage four of the Giro d'Italia on the summit of Mount Etna on Tuesday.The UAE Team Emirates rider, who also won a... More...
Tour de France champion Froome struck by car in training
May 10, 2017 (20:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MONACO (AP) " Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says his bike was wrecked by a car when the driver intentionally struck him.The incident Tuesday morning comes less than three weeks after Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro... More...
Tour de France champion Froome struck by car in training
May 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says his bike was wrecked by a car when the driver intentionally struck him.The incident Tuesday morning comes less than three weeks after Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d'Italia winner,... More...
Greipel wins 2nd stage of Giro to move into overall lead
May 08, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TORTOLI, Italy (AP) " Andre Greipel of Germany won a bunch sprint to take the second stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday and the pink jersey for the first time.Greipel edged out Roberto Ferrari at the end of the hilly 221-kilometer... More...
Prescription for a healthier Auckland
May 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Indicators which signal Auckland's collective health are flashing amber. A new snapshot of the region's health status shows too many adults are overweight or obese, diets are short of fruit and vegetables, and too few of us walk... More...
Quintana kicks off attempt at rare Giro-Tour double
May 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " Nairo Quintana is attempting to do what Alberto Contador couldn't.The Colombian is bidding to become the first rider since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year.Contador... More...
Hamish Bond takes year off rowing to cycle Europe
May 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Hamish Bond's desire to push himself to discover the extent of his sporting abilities will take him to Europe on a cycling mission this year.With his longtime coxless pair partner Eric Murray having retired, Bond is contemplating... More...
Stefan Kueng wins chilly Tour of Romandie stage
May 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CHAMPERY, Switzerland (AP) " Stefan Kueng won a shortened Tour of Romandie stage Thursday that started on snow-lined roads, ended in chilling rain and left the top of the overall standings unchanged.The Swiss rider outlasted Andriy... More...
Masters Games: 94-year-old races, carefully, to victory
May 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
As Reg Rye stood on the side of the Cambridge Avantidrome track and waved to his adoring crowd, a dream was realised.New Zealand's oldest competitor at the World Masters Games 2017 had just completed eight laps of the 250-metre... More...
Albasini wins another Romandie stage; Felline retains lead
May 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CHAMPERY, Switzerland (AP) " Michael Albasini won his seventh career Tour of Romandie stage on Wednesday, and Fabio Felline of Italy retained the overall lead.The 36-year-old Swiss sprinted through rain and light fog on a mountain... More...
Livestrong revenue dropped again in 2015, trending up now
May 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " The Livestrong cancer charity saw a fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal.Livestrong's most recent federal... More...
Clouds loom but County2Coast set to be bright
May 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There is plenty of enthusiasm already emerging in the countdown to the great Hawke's Bay Today County2Coast event, with the only cloud over the popular recreational and competitive outing being the chance of clouds.The forecast... More...
Italy's Felline wins Tour of Romandie prologue for Scarponi
May 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " Fabio Felline of Italy won the Tour of Romandie prologue and dedicated his victory to compatriot Michele Scarponi, whose funeral was taking place on Tuesday.In a post-race interview, Felline said his best... More...
Masters Games: Marathon champs turn mountain biking masters
May 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A pair of Kiwi long-distance legends have turned their attentions to a different pursuit.Rod Dixon and Allison Roe were at Woodhill Forest in Auckland to compete in the mountain biking at the World Masters Games, decades after they... More...
Biker's long trek a salute to big bro
May 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Lewis Brindley owes his love of mountain biking to his big brother.But in August last year Neil Brindley, 32, took his own life in England, devastating his family.Lewis Brindley, 27, has now found a way to reflect on his life... More...
Scarponi funeral to take place Tuesday, thousands visit body
May 01, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
FILOTTRANO, Italy (AP) " The funeral of former Giro d'Italia winner Michele Scarponi will be on Tuesday in his hometown of Filottrano, near Ancona.Scarponi, who won the Giro in 2011, died after a collision with a van while training... More...
Cycling: Home town boy triumphs in Rotorua
March 30, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The crowds were on their feet chanting his name and fist pumping the air, as Rotorua local Keegan Wright won the Crankworx Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by Rockshox against the undefeated Pump Track World Champion.Wright,... More...
'Cycle train' gets green light
March 30, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An ingenious Kiwi venture that fixes bicycles to a disused section of the Napier to Gisborne railway line has been given the green light.Railbike Adventures director Geoff Main said he believes the project, on a 90-kilometre stretch... More...
Crankworx visitor's warning to others after bike stolen at mountain biking festival in Rotorua
March 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A tourist in town for Crankworx has been left gutted after her bike was stolen - as police warn festival visitors that mountain bikes are a "hot item" for Rotorua's thieves. Mea Bishop travelled from the South Island with her daughter,... More...

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