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Police seek witnesses to Christchurch hit and run
September 05, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Police are seeking witnesses after a cyclist was knocked off her bike in Christchurch this morning.The woman was riding along Greers Rd towards Northcote Rd at about 7.15am when she collided with a beige Toyota Corolla wagon travelling... More...
Japan: Bridging the gap
September 03, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
I'm not a lycra-clad cyclist-type by any means but after hearing about the beautiful scenery of the cycling path linking the islands of Honshu and Shikoku, I decide to give it a try. Also known as the Nishiseto Expressway, it's a... More...
Family mourn 'devoted' wife and mother Carmen Greenway who died in London cycling accident
September 03, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Family of a Kiwi woman who died in London following a tragic cycling accident are mourning the loss of a "devoted" wife and mother who "exudes love and happiness".Carmen Greenway, 41, was cycling with her mother and friends on August... More...
New Zealand's best bike rides
August 30, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Inspired by the launch of Lonely Planet 's Epic Bike Rides of the World , we asked for your stories on the best cycle trails across the globe. We had such a great response that we want to share them all. This week, New Zealand... More...
Dylan Kennett's dad slams Cycling New Zealand over treatment of his son in Rio
August 26, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The father of Kiwi Olympian Dylan Kennett believes his son was the subject of a personal attack from Cycling New Zealand's high performance director, following his races in Rio.Kennett's performance was openly questioned by Cycling... More...
Watch: Superman cyclist's daring move
August 25, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cyclists, maybe not try this one on New Zealand roads.Despite the fact it's reportedly a set up, and there is could be an element of acting from the fellow riders, this Superman style while going downhill is still a pretty impressive... More...
When mere paint won't do it: Bike lanes around the world
August 23, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cities are increasingly changing bike lanes to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars.From Boston to San Francisco and New York to Tokyo, traditional bike lanes running alongside vehicle traffic are... More...
Spanish Vuelta Results
August 22, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MIRADOR DE EZARO, Spain (AP) " Results Monday from the third stage of the 71st Spanish Vuelta, a 176.4-kilometer (109.6-mile) route from Marin to the Mirador de Ezaro (rider, country, team, time):1. Alexandre Geniez, France, FDJ,... More...
Geniez wins 3rd Vuelta stage, Fernandez takes over lead
August 22, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MIRADOR DE EZARO, Spain (AP) " Alexandre Geniez of France held off an attack by the title favorites on a brutal final climb to win the third stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Monday.Geniez completed the hilly 176.4-kilometer (109.6-mile)... More...
Meersman sprints to victory in 2nd stage of Spanish Vuelta
August 21, 2016 (19:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BAIONA, Spain (AP) " Belgium's Gianni Meersman beat a pack of sprinters to claim the Spanish Vuelta's second stage on Sunday for his first win at a grand tour.The 30-year-old Meersman was launched by his Etixx-Quick Step team in... More...
Riverbank to be shored up for shared pathway
August 21, 2016 (19:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Work on the next stage of the cycling and walking track from the Whanganui City Bridge to North Mole starts on Monday.The contract for the work has been awarded to B Bullock (2009) Ltd. Because some of the work involves shoring... More...
Froome's Sky wins Vuelta opener, Contador's Tinkoff labors
August 20, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
OURENSE, Spain (AP) " Chris Froome had a successful start to the Spanish Vuelta with Sky winning the team time trial as the grand tour got underway Saturday.Sky picked up from helping Froome win his third Tour de France in July... More...
Spanish Vuelta Results
August 20, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
OURENSE, Spain " Results Saturday from the first stage of the 71st Spanish Vuelta, a 27.8-kilometer (17.2-mile) team time trial near Ourense (team, country, time):1. Sky, Britain, 30 minutes, 37 seconds.2. Movistar, Spain, same... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Crash costs Trent Jones place in BMX final
August 20, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand' sole BMX representative in Rio, Trent Jones, has missed out on a chance to contest the medals after a crash in the second run of his semifinal.The 22-year-old made a promising start to his semifinal, finishing third... More...
Froome has 'unfinished business' at Spanish Vuelta
August 18, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) " Chris Froome has some "unfinished business" when the Spanish Vuelta starts on Saturday.The Kenyan-born British rider enters the grand tour as the undisputed favorite after winning his third Tour de France... More...
You're not on kiss cam! British rider seals silver with kiss from Wales rugby winger
August 14, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
This is the moment no one in the velodrome knew where to look as Team GB's silver medallist Becky James goes in for a passionate kiss with her rugby star boyfriend George North.The 24-year-old cyclist claimed silver in the women's... More...
Watch: Kiwi cyclist Olivia Podmore lucky to escape serious injury
August 14, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist Olivia Podmore was lucky to escape a serious injury at the Rio Olympics velodrome today.Podmore was caught up in a spectacular crash during the sprint stage of the first qualifying stage for the Keirin event.The New... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Women's pursuit team to ride for bronze
August 13, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The New Zealand women's pursuit cycling team have booked a ride for a bronze medal later this morning after recording an easy victory over Poland in their first round race.In what was largely a heart-breaking morning for New Zealand's... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Silver team sprint success helps take heat off
August 12, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins' silver team sprint medal at the Rio Olympics will alleviate some pressure on Cycling New Zealand. Anxious moments loom as the track campaign gets into top gear.The governing body is... More...
Cyclist to return home after near fatal crash in Italy
August 12, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A 19-year-old cyclist who came close to death after he crashed during a high-speed mountain descent in Italy could return home to Christchurch soon.Professional cyclist Keagan Girdlestone is making a slow but sure recovery in San... More...
New Zealand's secret super bikes debut at Rio Olympics
August 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
While the men's cycling sprint team raced for gold at Rio Olympics this morning there were members of the team feeling the nerves back home in Auckland.David Higgins of Sheppard Industries designed and built the Avanti bikes that... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Silver for New Zealand men's sprint team
August 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Team sprinters Eddie Dawkins, Sam Webster and Ethan Mitchell have been edged out of their Olympic dream by 0.102s against Britain at the Rio velodrome.The world champions can take pride in becoming the first New Zealanders to earn... More...
Top cycling teams vote to boycott world championships
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
DOHA, Qatar (AP) " The world's best cycling teams have decided to boycott the team time trial event at the world championships in Qatar in October as a protest against the sport's global governing body.The teams have been at odds... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: The good and the bad of the Olympic women's time trial
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kristin Armstrong had just put together another golden effort in an Olympic time trial, this time slicing through driving wind and rain, when her 5-year-old son approached her at the finish."Mama," Lucas asked, "why are you crying?... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Villumsen fails to fire in time trial
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cyclist Linda Villumsen has missed a medal in the women's time trial at the Rio Olympics. The 31-year-old finished sixth on the hilly 29.9km course which was made even more difficult by rain and wind that hit the city. "It... More...
What's coming up tonight: Villumsen going for gold
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Day four of the Olympics might have been unkind to the Kiwis but redemption can arrive as early as tonight.Another full day of action in Rio will be kicked off by cyclist Linda Villumsen in the women's road time trial, where New... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Dawkins relishing target on his back
August 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Eddie Dawkins is relishing the idea of racing with a target on his back.Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster are marked men going into Thursday's team sprint qualifying at the Rio Olympics.The trio have won world championship... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Dutch cyclist posts photo after horror crash
August 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten's face is still black-and-blue after her horrific crash late in Sunday's road race, but at least, she has a smile on her face again.The Dutchwoman Tweeted a picture of herself on Tuesday marked by scars... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Australian cyclist hospitalised after training crash
August 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Australian rider Melissa Hoskins was taken from the Rio Olympics velodrome on a stretcher Monday after her pursuit team crashed hard while doing a training effort at race speed.The team of Hoskins, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Georgia Baker,... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Linda Villumsen's a contender for medal in time trial
August 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A year ago, Linda Villumsen was the toast of New Zealand women's cycling after finally nabbing the world individual time trial.It had been a while coming. Danish-born Villumsen had been knocking on the title door for years.From... More...
Australia's Lachlan Morton wins Tour of Utah
August 09, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " Australia's Lachlan Morton won the final stage of the Tour of Utah on Sunday to take the overall title in the seven-leg competition.Twenty-two seconds behind leader Andrew Talansky entering the 78-mile finale,... More...
Rio Olympics 2016: Cycling leader in horrific crash
August 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Dutch cyclist involved in a horror crash that marred the women's road race at the Rio Olympics is reportedly in intensive care in hospital.Annemiek van Vleuten, was leading the race when she crashed just 11km from the finish... More...
Touring France with the World's best
August 06, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
THE ATMOSPHERE was fizzing with anticipation.I was surrounded by hot, sticky bodies all craning their necks down the road.There was a flash of green and yellow. The crowd erupted. This was the Tour de France.Thousands had turned... More...
Nice cancels European road cycling championships
August 05, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
NICE, France (AP) " The European road cycling championships in the French city of Nice have been canceled for security reasons.Nice mayor Philippe Pradal says the Sept. 14-18 event required a large police presence but that city... More...
Biker finds driver who hit her
August 03, 2016 (16:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An Auckland cyclist has found the driver who knocked her from her bike - and has been inundated with offers to help her recover from the accident.Anna Hickey, 23, was knocked from her bike on Dominion Rd on Friday. She said a large... More...
Bauke Mollema wins San Sebastian Classic
July 31, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) " Dutch rider Bauke Mollema broke away on a downhill descent to win the one-day San Sebastian Classic on Saturday.Tony Gallopin was second, followed by another former winner, Alejandro Valverde, in the... More...
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...

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