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UCI: no traces of motors hidden inside bikes at Tour
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " There were no were no cases of riders using hidden motors inside their bikes on this year's Tour de France, following extensive testing by the International Cycling Union.In a statement Wednesday, the UCI... More...
Cars on Auckland's roads during rush-hour drops
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Each week there are 33,570 fewer cars on the roads during the morning rush hour thanks to carpooling, public transport and extra walking and cycling options.Auckland Transport says that number equates to a line of cars stretched... More...
Children at Froome's old school wear special yellow T-shirts
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
JOHANNESBURG (AP) " Children at Chris Froome's old school in South Africa have been celebrating his victory at the Tour de France by wearing special yellow T-shirts.A day after the Kenyan-born Briton won this third Tour title, the... More...
No suspense at Tour? Blame Team Sky
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Chris Froome's superiority at the Tour de France was under threat for only a brief moment.A few minutes of suspense over 21 days of racing shed a light on Team Sky's dominance in cycling's toughest race.Froome and... More...
Tour de France 2016: Five moments that won the yellow jersey for Chris Froome
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Chris Froome has all but secured his third Tour de France title ahead of Sunday's traditional procession into Paris.The Team Sky man has taken a different approach to this year's tour, using his domestiques to set a punishing tempo... More...
Taste of the Tour: Steak tartare and champagne in Paris
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " A gastronomical, sporting and cultural glance at Stage 21 of the Tour de France on Sunday:REGION: The mostly flat 113-kilometer (70-mile) final stage began north of Paris in Chantilly and ended with the traditional... More...
Froome defies bad luck, crashes to win 3rd Tour de France
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " On the bike " and off " Chris Froome has been in a class of his own for three weeks at the Tour de France.With rivals unable to attack in the mountains and seemingly content to fight for podium places, only bad luck... More...
Cycling: Chris Froome celebrates third Tour de France title
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sharing beer and Champagne with teammates, Chris Froome celebrated his third Tour de France title in four years today.The Kenyan-born British rider finished safely at the back of the main pack during the final stage, arm-in-arm... More...
Tour de France Champions
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
1903_Maurice Garin (France)1904_Henri Cornet (France)1905_Louis Trousselier (France)1906_Rene Pottier (France)1907_Lucien Petit-Breton (France)1908_Lucien Petit-Breton (France)1909_Francois Faber (Luxembourg)1910_Octave... More...
'Vive la France': Froome makes emotional Tour victory speech
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " After the beer and champagne celebrations, Chris Froome delivered a sobering and emotional message from the Tour de France winner's podium on the Champs-Elysees.Ten days after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that... More...
Cycling: Lack of enjoyment leads to retirement for Jesse Sergent
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Double Olympic medallist Jesse Sergent says a lack of enjoyment was behind his sudden retirement from cycling.The former track cyclist spent five seasons as a road professional, riding in three grand tours and claiming a podium... More...
Tour de France Results
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MORZINE, France (AP) " Results Saturday at the 20th stage of the Tour de France, a 146.5-kilometer rainy ride in the Alps from Megeve to Morzine, with four categorized climbs including Category 1 climbs to the Col de la Colombiere... More...
Taste of the Tour: Fera du Lac Leman and Savoie white wine
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MORZINE, France (AP) " A gastronomical, sporting and cultural glance at Stage 20 of the Tour de France on Saturday:REGION: The final stage in the Alps " before the mostly ceremonial finale on the Champs-Elysees " followed a 146.5... More...
Froome warms up for Tour by winning Dauphine for 3rd time
June 13, 2016 (09:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SUPERDEVOLUY, France (AP) " Chris Froome warmed up for the Tour de France by winning the Criterium du Dauphine stage race for the third time on Sunday.It may prove to be a good omen for Froome, because his other Dauphine wins were... More...
Sagan gets record 12th career Tour of Switzerland stage win
June 13, 2016 (09:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BAAR, Switzerland (AP) " World champion Peter Sagan earned a record 12th career win at the Tour of Switzerland, sprinting to a second-stage victory on Sunday. Juergen Roelandts of Belgium leads overall.On a second day of racing... More...
Froome retains Dauphine lead as Pinot wins penultimate stage
June 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MERIBEL, France (AP) " French climber Thibaut Pinot won the penultimate stage of the Criterium du Dauphine after beating countryman Romain Bardet in a sprint finish Saturday, while defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome extended... More...
Criterium du Dauphine Results
June 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MERIBEL, France (AP) " Results Saturday in the sixth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, a high-mountain ride in the Alps from La Rochette to Meribel:1. Thibaut Pinot, France, FDJ, 4 hours, 24 minutes, 16 seconds.2. Romain Bardet,... More...
German cycling star Rudi Altig is dead at 79
June 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) " The German cycling union says former star rider Rudi Altig has died of cancer. He was 79.Altig won Germany's last road world title in 1966. He won a total of 18 stages at the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia... More...
Cancellara takes yellow jersey in final Tour of Switzerland
June 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BAAR, Switzerland (AP) " Home favorite Fabian Cancellara rode on rain-slicked roads to win the opening prologue of the nine-day Tour of Switzerland on Saturday.Cancellara, the former world and Olympic champion in time trial, was... More...
Olympics: In hot pursuit of a medal
June 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The sight of Brendon Cameron armed with a stop watch on the inner rim of the Athens velodrome was a reassuring sub-plot to his partner Sarah Ulmer's individual pursuit gold medal at the 2004 Olympics.If not the power behind her... More...
Chris Froome seizes overall lead at Dauphine Libere
June 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VAUJANY, France (AP) " Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome seized the overall lead at the Criterium du Dauphine after winning the fifth stage on Friday.Froome attacked with about 2 1/2 kilometers left, and his former teammate... More...
Hagen salutes injured Kiwi cyclist with Dauphin win
June 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Edvald Boasson Hagen won the fourth stage of the Criterium du Dauphin today and paid his respects to Keagan Girdlestone afterwards, as the young Kiwi rider continues to work on recovery following his crash in Italy.Prompt action... More...
Mountain Biking: Gaze wins Olympic spot for New Zealand
June 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sam Gaze has won the hotly contested men's cross-country mountain bike berth in the New Zealand Olympic team for Rio.The Commonwealth Games silver medallist has secured the sole spot ahead of the man who beat him in Glasgow, Anton... More...
Boasson Hagen wins Stage 4 at Dauphine Libere
June 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BELLEY, France (AP) " Edvald Boasson Hagen claimed the fourth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine Libere on Thursday after coming out on top of a bunch sprint finish.The Norwegian edged Frenchmen Julian Alaphilippe and Nacer Bouhanni... More...
Italian Fabio Aru wins 3rd stage of Dauphine Libere
June 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TOURNON-SUR-RHONE, France (AP) " Fabio Aru won the third stage of the Criterium du Dauphine Libere on Wednesday after a well-timed late breakaway.The 25-year-old Italian climber pulled clear 22 kilometers (13.5) miles from the end... More...
Herrada wins Stage 2 of Dauphine, Contador leads overall
June 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CHALMAZEL-JEANSAGNIERE, France (AP) " Jesus Herrada of Spain won the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine Libere on Tuesday after making the most of a slightly uphill finish to time his attack to perfection.Two-time Tour de... More...
Christchurch-based cyclist in critical condition in Italy
June 06, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Prompt action by paramedics at the scene may have saved the life Keagan Girdlestone, the young Christchurch cyclist who crashed during the Italian Coppa della Pace.The 19-year-old Girdlestone, originally from South Africa, suffered... More...
Criterium du Dauphine Results
June 06, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAINT-VULBAS, France (AP) " Results Monday in the first stage of the Criterium du Dauphine Libere, a hilly ride from Cluses to Saint-Vulbas1. Nacer Bouhanni, France, Cofidis, 4 hours, 27 minutes, 53 seconds.2. Jens Debusschere,... More...
Bouhanni sprints to victory in Dauphine Libere 1st stage
June 06, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAINT-VULBAS, France (AP) " Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni claimed the first stage of the Criterium du Dauphine Libere after edging Belgium's Jens Debusschere in a sprint finish on Monday.Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador... More...
Contador wins Criterium du Dauphine prologue
June 06, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LES GETS, France (AP) " Alberto Contador signaled his strong form a little less than a month before the Tour de France starts with a fine victory in the Criterium du Dauphine prologue on Sunday.Contador, who won the Tour de France... More...
Belgian prosecutors want Merckx tried in corruption case
June 02, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BRUSSELS (AP) " Belgian prosecutors on Wednesday formally asked judges to put cycling great Eddy Merckx on trial on corruption charges.Merckx, 70, is one of 13 people investigated about irregular purchases of equipment by Brussels-area... More...
Prosecutor: Eddy Merckx to be charged in corruption case
May 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BRUSSELS (AP) " Five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx, considered by many the greatest cyclist of all time, will be charged Wednesday in a Belgian corruption case linked to irregular purchases of equipment by Brussels-area police... More...
Pajon, Daudet win BMX titles; Post, Long qualify for US team
May 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) " Mariana Pajon of Colombia has won the women's elite race at the BMX world championships, while Joris Daudet of France took the men's title.American riders Alise Post and Nicholas Long each finished third... More...
Nibali wins 2nd Giro d'Italia title and 4th Grand Tour
May 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TURIN, Italy (AP) " Riding a completely pink bicycle and patting his teammates, home favorite Vincenzo Nibali clinched a second Giro d'Italia victory and a fourth Grand Tour title on Sunday but Giacomo Nizzolo's hopes of a first stage... More...
Kimmann, Buchanan win time trials at BMX Worlds in Colombia
May 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MEDILLIN, Colombia (AP) " Niek Kimmann of the Netherlands won the men's time trial and Caroline Buchanan of Australia took the women's race at the BMX World Championships on Saturday.Kimmann covered the course in 36.858 seconds,... More...
Cycling: Leading from the front matter of split-seconds
May 28, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Few Olympic sporting assignments are more intimidating than leading a team pursuit of cyclists out in a velodrome.The fan cacophony reverberates off the ceiling and on to the Siberian spruce track as opposing quartets power through... More...
Nibali takes pink jersey to virtually clinch Giro victory
May 28, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SANT'ANNA DI VINADIO, Italy (AP) " Vincenzo Nibali attacked on the final major climb of the Giro d'Italia and grabbed the pink jersey from Esteban Chaves to virtually clinch his fourth Grand Tour victory Saturday, capping a dramatic... More...
Nibali takes pink jersey to virtually clinch Giro victory
May 28, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SANT'ANNA DI VINADIO, Italy (AP) " Vincenzo Nibali attacked on the final major climb of the Giro d'Italia and grabbed the pink jersey from Esteban Chaves to virtually clinch his fourth Grand Tour victory Saturday, capping a dramatic... More...
Tour de Belgique race cancels stage after mass crash
May 28, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " The Tour de Belgique cycling race says it has canceled its fourth stage following a serious crash.The BELGA news agency said Saturday that the incident happened when two motorcycles provoked the fall of 17 riders, five... More...
Chaves takes Giro lead as Kruijswijk crashes into snowbank
May 27, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
RISOUL, France (AP) " Steven Kruijswijk crashed into a snowbank on a dangerous descent and Colombian rider Esteban Chaves surprisingly took the overall lead in the Giro d'Italia following a wild 19th stage Friday.Vincenzo Nibali... More...
Crafty teamwork helps Trentin win longest Giro stage
May 27, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PINEROLO, Italy (AP) " Matteo Trentin used a late counterattack and some crafty teamwork to win the longest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday, while Steven Kruijswijk held on to a comfortable overall lead with only two challenging... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 25, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CASSANO D'ADDA, Italy (AP) " Results from the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, a 196-kilometer (122-mile) ride from Molveno to Cassano d'Adda:1. Roger Kluge, Germany, IAM Cycling, 4 hours, 31 minutes, 29 seconds.2.... More...
Track cyclist Kluge takes Giro stage; Kruijswijk keeps lead
May 25, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CASSANO D'ADDA, Italy (AP) " German rider Roger Kluge used his track cycling experience to take the biggest victory of his road career, winning the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday with a well-timed counterattack.Steven... More...
Report: BMX legend Dave Mirra had brain disease CTE
May 25, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TORONTO (AP) " Doctors have reportedly concluded that BMX rider Dave Mirra, who took his own life in February, suffered from the brain disease CTE.ESPN reports a neuropathologist at the University of Toronto and two others have... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 24, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ANDALO, Italy (AP) " Results Tuesday in the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 133-kilometer (82-mile) mountain stage from Bressanone to Andalo:1. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 2 hours, 58 minutes, 54 seconds.2. Steven... More...
Kruijswijk reinforces Giro overall lead, Valverde wins stage
May 24, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ANDALO, Italy (AP) " Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk strengthened his grip on the pink jersey by finishing second to Alejandro Valverde on the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday.Pre-race favorite Vincenzo Nibali had another... More...
23,000 police mobilized to protect Tour de France
May 24, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Cyclists at the Tour de France will be under the watch of an unprecedented force of 23,000 police, including SWAT-like intervention squads, as the government tries to ensure security amid extremist threats.France has... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 23, 2016 (06:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
1. Alexander Foliforov, Russia, Gazprom-Rusvelo, 28 minutes, 39 seconds.2. Steven Kruijswijk, Netherlands, LottoNL-Jumbo, same time.3. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, 23 seconds behind.4. Sergey Firsanov, Russia, Gazprom-Rusvelo,... More...
Kruijswijk opens up big Giro lead after mountain time trial
May 23, 2016 (06:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ALPE DI SIUSI, Italy (AP) " Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk had a strong performance in a mountain time trial and opened up a potentially decisive lead in the Giro d'Italia on Sunday.Pre-race favorite Vincenzo Nibali struggled and... More...
Kristoff, Vos win stages in Tour of California
May 21, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) " Someone finally had the legs to beat Peter Sagan at the Tour of California.Alexander Kristoff followed an impressive ride by his Katusha teammates, then outsprinted Sagan " the winningest cyclist in race... More...

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