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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...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 21, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CORVARA, Italy (AP) " Results Saturday on the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 210-kilometer (131-mile) high mountain ride from Alpago to Corvara1. Esteban Chaves, Colombia, Orica-GreenEdge, 6 hours, 6 minutes, 16 seconds.2.... More...
Dutch rider Kruijswijk takes Giro lead after 'queen' stage
May 21, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CORVARA, Italy (AP) " Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk took the pink jersey following the "queen" stage of the Giro d'Italia as favorites Vincenzo Nibali and Alejandro Valverde each struggled on Saturday.Esteban Chaves, a Colombian... More...
Alaphilippe holds onto Tour of California overall lead
May 21, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) " Eighth place felt like first for Julian Alaphilippe on Friday.The French cyclist known for his climbing ability turned in a surprising performance in the Stage 6 time trial at the Tour of California, minimizing... More...
Amador becomes 1st Costa Rica rider to wear pink jersey
May 21, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI, Italy (AP) " Andrey Amador became the first rider from Costa Rica to wear the pink jersey at the Giro d'Italia, while Mikel Nieve won the first big mountain stage on Friday.Nieve got into a breakaway and launched... More...
Skujins wins Stage 5 of Tour of California from brekaway
May 19, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) " Toms Skujins pulled away from Adam De Vos and Xabier Zandio, the only remnants of an early breakaway, and cruised across the finish line to win Stage 5 of the Tour of California on Thursday.Julian Alaphilippe... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 19, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BIBIONE, Italy (AP) " Results Thursday in the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 182-kilometers (113-mile) flat ride from Noale to Bibione:1. Andre Greipel, Germany, Lotto Soudal, 4 hours, 16 minutes.2. Caleb Ewan, Australia,... More...
Andre Greipel wins Giro stage, then abandons race
May 19, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
German rider Andre Greipel sprinted to his third stage win in the Giro d'Italia on Thursday then abandoned the race, while Bob Jungels had little trouble holding onto the overall lead during the 12th stage.Cranking his pedals in... More...
Greipel posts 3rd win in this year's Giro then abandons race
May 19, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BIBIONE, Italy (AP) " German rider Andre Greipel sprinted to his third stage win in the Giro d'Italia on Thursday then abandoned the race, while Bob Jungels had little trouble holding onto the overall lead during the 12th stage.Cranking... More...
Peter Sagan wins seconds stage of Tour of California
May 19, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) " It was fitting that Peter Sagan would win a stage of the Tour of California on a racetrack.The world champion and one of the fastest finishers in pro cycling successfully navigated two brutal climbs near... More...
Ulissi wins 11th Giro stage; Jungels keeps pink jersey
May 19, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ASOLO, Italy (AP) " Italian rider Diego Ulissi won a three-way sprint to take his second victory in this year's Giro d'Italia on Wednesday as Bob Jungels held onto the overall leader's pink jersey after the 11th stage.Launching... More...
Cycling: Mr No 8 Wire perfect for driving that 5-medal tally
May 13, 2016 (18:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Pragmatic, versatile and gregarious when required - those are the skills Mark Elliott will employ to help Cycling New Zealand count to five at the Rio Olympics.The sport will receive $4.7 million of taxpayer money this year, and... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 13, 2016 (18:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ROCCARASO, Italy (AP) " Results Thursday in the sixth stage of the Giro D'Italia, a 157-kilometer (98-mile) leg fromPonte to Roccaraso:1. Tim Wellens, Belgium, Lotto Soudal, 4 hours, 40 minutes, 5 seconds.2. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark,... More...
Wellens wins first mountain finish of Giro; Dumoulin leads
May 13, 2016 (18:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ROCCARASO, Italy (AP) " Belgian rider Tim Wellens won the first mountain-top finish of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday while Dutchman Tom Dumoulin added to his overall lead in the sixth stage.Wellens got into a breakaway before the... More...
Greipel wins 5th stage; Dumoulin retains Giro lead
May 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BENEVENTO, Italy (AP) " German rider Andre Greipel won a mass sprint by a large margin to take the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday, and Tom Dumoulin held onto the overall leader's pink jersey.Greipel surged ahead on... More...

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