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Overweel catches Cambridge's best by surprise
March 23, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui High School's Jack Overweel only thought about getting on a track bike last October and less than six months later he is a national champion.The 13-year-old cleaned up at the NZ Secondary Schools Track Cycling Championships... More...
Cycling: Hamish Bond wins Oceania time trial title
March 23, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Multi Olympic and world rowing champion Hamish Bond has claimed elite time trial honours on the opening day of the Oceania road cycling championships in Tasmania. Bond, who moved to cycling last year, produced a confidence-boosting... More...
It's here - the biggest sporting weekend of them all
March 22, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
For 11 months of the year the dedicated fan has any number of major and minor events to satisfy an obsession with the wonderful wide world of sport; although there can be long, lean periods of nothing but reruns and highlights.Then... More...
Valverde wins 4th stage of Tour of Catalonia, regains lead
March 22, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ALP, Spain (AP) " Defending champion Alejandro Valverde regained the overall lead in the Tour of Catalonia by winning the fourth stage on Thursday.The Spaniard outdueled Egan Bernal of Colombia in the final climb of the 170-kilometer... More...
Cycling: George Bennett moves into top 10 at Volta a Catalunya
March 22, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett is on track for another top 10 finish in a major stage race after a solid day in the mountains at the Volta a Catalunya in Spain.Bennett has fought with the leaders for most of the mountainous fourth... More...
Cycling: UCI unveils $800,000 lead-lined X-ray unit as cycling boss David Lappartient promises to stamp out mechanical doping
March 21, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
David Lappartient, the president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), has unveiled a raft of new measures aimed at combating what is known as mechanical doping, including a lead-lined portable X-ray machine which will be taken... More...
UCI steps up bid to deter would-be motorized-cycling cheats
March 21, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GENEVA (AP) " The chief of cycling's governing body says it is pulling out the technological stops to deter would-be cheats from sneaking tiny, tough-to-detect motors into their bike frames, as the sport seeks to head off another... More...
De Gendt takes Tour of Catalonia lead with 3rd-stage win
March 21, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SETCASES, Spain (AP) " Thomas De Gendt pulled off a successful solo breakaway to win the third stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Wednesday and take the overall lead from defending champion Alejandro Valverde.De Gendt made a move... More...
Watch: Cyclist disqualified after throwing bike at rival, fighting
March 21, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
It takes something special for the Tour de Langkawi to be mentioned in these parts.Yes, we are talking about a second-tier Malaysian cycling tour, and there's not even a Kiwi connection. Standout Kiwi rider Joseph Cooper is out... More...
Valverde takes Tour of Catalonia lead with 2nd-stage win
March 20, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VALLS, Spain (AP) " Defending champion Alejandro Valverde took the overall lead in the Tour of Catalonia by winning Tuesday's second stage in northeastern Spain.The Spaniard was in a group of seven riders who broke out from the... More...
Teenage Whanganui athlete Hunter Gibson wins national gold
March 20, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui teenager Hunter Gibson has struck gold at the Suzuki National Schools Triathlon Championships in Nelson this week.On Monday the 14-year-old Year 9 Wanganui Collegiate athlete won the Under-14 individual boy's triathlon... More...
Whanganui teenager Finnegan Murphy wins maiden road race cycle trophy
March 19, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Teenager Finnegan Murphy claimed the coveted Couchman Cup for his maiden trophy win at the Wanganui Cycling Club's annual event on Saturday.The 15-year-old gave a glimpse of the enormous potential he has over the 66km course from... More...
Cycling: Mark Cavendish sent airborne after crashing into bollard during race
March 17, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
British road racing cyclist Mark Cavendish was sent flying over his handlebars today after colliding with a traffic bollard in Italy.Competing in the Milano Sanremo, the cyclist was riding along quickly when he hit the bollard and... More...
Nibali wins Milan-San Remo classic with solo attack
March 17, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAN REMO, Italy (AP) " Vincenzo Nibali carried off a daring solo attack to win the Milan-San Remo classic on Saturday and add to his long list of major cycling achievements.The Italian rider accelerated away from the pack on the... More...
Cycling: Lesson must be learned: cycling boss
March 15, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand's top track cyclists got a tough wake-up call at the world championships this month, according to high performance boss Martin Barras.They were guilty of a degree of complacency which bit them hard in the Netherlands,... More...
Simon Wilson: What's the real reason Mt Eden retailers are opposed to bigger bus stops?
March 15, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
One afternoon late last year I had a meeting with a man in downtown Auckland. He was late. Then he rang to ask, where was he supposed to park? He said he had been driving round and round and there weren't any parks anywhere.Where... More...
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's plan for a regional petrol tax for Auckland gaining support
March 15, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's plan to raise the price of petrol to tackle the city's transport crisis is gaining support.Half of Aucklanders back a regional petrol tax of 11.5 cents a litre near the halfway point of consultation on... More...
Mike Hosking: Memo, council planners - get your hands off my car
March 14, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
My first piece of advice is don't call your building Daisy.Daisy is the name of a cat or dog - not a building.Buildings should have bold names like The Empire, or The Statesman.Mind you, they could have called it anything, it... More...
Helmet-optional cycle planned through Wellington
March 14, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cyclists wanting to make a statement against current helmet laws and the state of infrastructure will be riding the streets of Wellington bare-headed on Saturday.A new cycling advocacy group, Choice Biking, is pushing for a reform... More...
Cycling: Kiwi rider George Bennett - Chris Froome is a distraction
March 13, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Top Kiwi road cyclist George Bennett believes Chris Froome shouldn't be allowed to compete while he awaits the outcome of an ongoing doping investigation.Bennett has finished ninth overall in the Tirreno Adriatico in Italy, a week... More...
Kwiatkowski wins Tirreno-Adriatico, Dennis takes final stage
March 13, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) " Michal Kwiatkowski won the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race Tuesday after an impressive time trial on the final stage, which was won by Rohan Dennis.Kwiatkowski started the individual time trial... More...
Kwiatkowski leads Tirreno-Adriatico with 1 stage left
March 13, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
FANO, Italy (AP) " Marcel Kittel won his second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race and Michal Kwiatkowski remained in the overall lead on Monday ahead of the closing time trial.Kittel edged Peter Sagan, who had been held up by... More...
Nice to host opening stage of 2020 Tour de France
March 13, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " The 2020 Tour de France will begin in Nice.The Riviera city, which hosts the final stage of the Paris-Nice race each year, previously held the Grand Depart in 1981.Cycling's biggest race last stopped there in 2013... More...
Yates wins 5th stage with solo, Kwiatkowski moves into lead
March 11, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
FILOTTRANO, Italy (AP) " Adam Yates soloed to victory in the fifth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race on Sunday, while Michal Kwiatkowski finished third to take the overall lead with just two stages remaining.Yates attacked with... More...
Editorial: Cycle lanes can do the job without being gold-plated
March 11, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Tamaki Drive cycleway has just turned 42. The milestone is significant because it is a reminder that cycling has been part of Auckland's urban landscape for decades, yet its acceptance as part of the transport mix still faces... More...
Marc Soler upsets Simon Yates to win Paris-Nice by 4 seconds
March 11, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
NICE, France (AP) " Marc Soler of Spain won the weeklong Paris-Nice race after dislodging overnight leader Simon Yates of Britain with a successful attack in the final stage on Sunday.Soler, who rides for Movistar and trailed his... More...
Kiwi Sam Gaze stuns rivals to claim first leg of the UCI Mountain Bike world champs
March 11, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand mountain bike rider Sam Gaze has stunned the competition to claim the opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup season.The 22-year-old defeated world champion and top seed rider Nino Schurter to take the top spot... More...
Yates wins Paris-Nice stage, leads by 11 seconds
March 11, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VALDEBLORE LA COLMIANE, France (AP) " British rider Simon Yates took the Paris-Nice lead on Saturday after claiming the queen stage of the weeklong race with a decisive move in the final climb.Yates' teammate Roman Kreuziger raised... More...
Landa sprints to win 4th stage, Caruso moves back into lead
March 11, 2018 (21:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SARNANO-SASSOTETTO, Italy (AP) " Mikel Landa won a thrilling sprint at the end of the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race on Saturday, while Damiano Caruso moved into the overall lead after a mechanical failure for previous... More...
Successful second outing for Bike the Bason in Whanganui
March 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui residents united on Tuesday, racing around the Bason Botanical Gardens to raise almost $600 and counting for Parkinsons New Zealand.They were at Bike the Bason, an event in its second year, sponsored by Downer and created... More...
Molard wins 6th stage of Paris-Nice; Sanchez retains lead
March 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VALDEBLORE LA COLMIANE, France (AP) " French cyclist Rudy Molard won the sixth stage of the Paris-Nice race on Friday and Spanish rider Luis Leon Sanchez kept the leader's yellow jersey.Molard became the fourth Frenchman to win... More...
Geraint Thomas takes overall lead of Tirreno-Adriatico
March 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TREVI, Italy (AP) " Geraint Thomas moved into the overall lead at the Tirreno-Adriatico on Friday, and Primoz Roglic rode to an uphill victory at the end of the third stage.Roglic was involved in a crash on Thursday, but the Slovenian... More...
Local Focus: Missing Mummy 'beyond words'
March 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
"She's a tough cookie to impress but at my level of fitness and in this heat, she would say "yeah, you did okay for a part-time dad rider"Papamoa builder James Gray has just completed a 300km bike ride from Auckland to Tauranga... More...
South African attempted chainsaw amputation: Triathlete can wriggle toes, overwhelmed by support
March 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The South African triathlete who nearly lost his leg in a chainsaw attack while on a training ride in Durban has woken to an outpouring of international support after an operation to save his leg.Mhlengeni Gwala, who has competed... More...
Cousin wins Paris-Nice stage as Sanchez retains lead
March 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SISTERON, France (AP) " French rider Jerome Cousin won the fifth stage of the Paris-Nice race by beating Nils Politt in a sprint Thursday.After Cyril Gautier and a few others had been felled in a crash, Cousin launched his attack... More...
Cycling: Kiwi Patrick Bevin takes overall lead at Tirreno-Adriatico
March 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand's Patrick Bevin has the overall lead after finishing fifth on stage two of cycling's Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy.It is Bevin's first time leading a World Tour race, with the talented rider becoming one of the few Kiwis... More...
Kittel wins 2nd stage as Bevin takes overall lead
March 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
FOLLONICA, Italy (AP) " Marcel Kittel claimed his first win of 2018 by sprinting to victory in a crash-marred Tirreno-Adriatico second stage on Thursday while Patrick Bevin took the overall lead.German rider Kittel was helped by... More...
Simon Wilson: Karangahape Rd is Auckland's best road for bike lanes so why are retailers scared of them?
March 09, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Bike lanes will bring a host of new opportunities to Karangahape Rd, but still there are retailers who don't get it. So now we need a new "bright minds" organisation to help the mayor and Auckland Transport get good work done well.... More...
World cycling boss calls Team Sky 'cheats' over drugs regime and demands new probe after devastating British parliamentary inquiry
March 07, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The pressure on Team Sky intensified last night when the most powerful man in cycling demanded an investigation into the doping allegations that have been levelled against them.David Lappartient, the president of the UCI, gave an... More...
Cycling's governing body decides to keep podium girls
March 07, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cycling's world governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale, has announced it will introduce new medal ceremony guidelines, but would not be ditching 'podium girls'.In a separate announcement, timed to coincide with International... More...
UCI chief wants investigation into Team Sky doping findings
March 07, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " The head of cycling's world governing body wants an investigation into the findings of a doping report that accused Team Sky of using drugs to enhance the performance of Bradley Wiggins and possibly other... More...
Poels wins Paris-Nice time trial, Sanchez keeps overall lead
March 07, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) " Luis Leon Sanchez kept the leader's jersey after the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice race on Wednesday as Wout Poels of the Netherlands powered to victory in the 18.5-kilometer time trial around Saint-Etienne.Four-time... More...
Cavendish crashes, BMC wins time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico
March 07, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LIDO DI CAMAIORE, Italy (AP) " British rider Mark Cavendish crossed the finish line with ripped clothes and blood on his face after crashing during the opening team time trial on Wednesday at the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race.He... More...
Tour Aotearoa riders' stolen bikes draw huge social media response
March 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Two cyclists on Tour Aotearoa from Cape Reinga to Bluff had an emotional day yesterday, ranging from devastation to relief, after their bikes were stolen from a bed and breakfast in Whanganui.The bikes belonging to Don Montgomery... More...
Luis Leon Sanchez takes Paris-Nice lead, Hivert wins Stage 3
March 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CHATEL-GUYON, France (AP) " Jonathan Hivert of France won the third stage of Paris-Nice on Tuesday after a breakaway, while former champion Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain claimed the race leader's yellow jersey.Hivert moved to the front... More...
'Captain Underpants' in ride of life for Kiwi kids
March 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Starship paediatrician Dr Greg Williams is already a superhero to countless sick Kiwi kids and their families.And now he is about to reveal another special power, plus a different side of himself, around the country. Williams... More...
Wiggins says 'malicious' doping report smears his reputation
March 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONDON (AP) " Bradley Wiggins says he is the subject of a "malicious" attempt to smear his name as he strongly denied accusations from British lawmakers that he used banned substances to enhance his performance while preparing to... More...
Bradley Wiggins denies '100 per cent' Triamcinolone use to cheat: 'I'd have more rights if I had murdered someone'
March 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sir Bradley Wiggins has defended his decision to use Triamcinolone but denies '100 per cent' using the drug to cheat.The reputations of Wiggins and Sir David Brailsford appeared in ruins on Monday after an explosive parliamentary... More...
Groenewegen wins Paris-Nice stage 2, Demare in the lead
March 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VIERZON, France (AP) " Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands overpowered his fellow sprinters in the final section to win the second stage of the Paris-Nice on Monday.The Lotto-Jumbo rider claimed his first stage victory in the weeklong... More...
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...

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