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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...
Olympics: The Mule and The Rhino to battle on the velodrom
May 11, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Mule and The Rhino will vie for the final sprint spot in the New Zealand men's track cycling team for the Rio Olympics. Matt Archibald and Simon van Velthooven are contesting to see who will be reserve to world champion team... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PRAIA A MARE, Italy (AP) " Results Tuesday from the Giro d'Italia:1. Diego Ulissi, Italy, Lampre-Merida, 4 hours, 46 minutes, 51 seconds.2. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Giant-Alpecin, 5 seconds behind.3. Steve Kruijswijk, Netherlands,... More...
Ulissi wins 4th Giro stage; Dumoulin reclaims overall lead
May 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PRAIA A MARE, Italy (AP) " Italian rider Diego Ulissi won the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday by attacking on a climb shortly before the finish, while Tom Dumoulin crossed second to reclaim the overall lead.Returning... More...
Prince Harry greets Kiwi medalist at Invictus Games
May 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand claimed a gold, silver and bronze at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida this morning.Rower Glen Barnes claimed gold in the Men's one-minute row, Amy Baynes picked up silver in the road cycling event while Nu... More...
Seven named in Para-Cycling squad for Rio
May 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A team of seven Para-Cyclists have been selected by Paralympics New Zealand to the New Zealand Para-Cycling squad to compete in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this September. Emma Foy and Laura Thompson triple World Champions will... More...
Kittel wins 2nd successive Giro stage to take overall lead
May 10, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ARNHEM, Netherlands (AP) " Another superb performance from Marcel Kittel saw the German cyclist claim a second successive sprint victory at the Giro d'Italia and replace Tom Dumoulin as the overall leader after the third stage on... More...
Cycling: Walker returns to BMX track
May 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sarah Walker's return to the BMX track has gone smoothly.The Olympic medallist took a low-risk approach in windy conditions to qualify on the opening day of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in the Netherlands today.Walker, who... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
NIJMEGEN, Netherlands (AP) " Results Saturday in the second stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 190-kilometer (118-mile) leg from Arnhem to Nijmegen, Netherlands:1. Marcel Kittel, Germany, Etixx-QuickStep, 4 hours, 38 minutes, 31 seconds.2.... More...
Kittel wins 2nd Giro stage as Dumoulin retains overall lead
May 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
NIJMEGEN, Netherlands (AP) " Tom Dumoulin retained the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia as Marcel Kittel sprinted to victory in the second stage on Saturday.Kittel waited to start his sprint but once the German hit the front no... More...
Giro d'Italia Results
May 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) " Results Friday in the first stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 9.8-kilometer (6-mile) individual time trial:1. Tom Dumoulin, Netherlands, Giant-Alpecin, 11 minutes, 3 seconds.2. Primoz Roglic, Slovenia,... More...
Tom Dumoulin wins Giro d'Italia opening time trial
May 07, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) " Home favorite Tom Dumoulin won the opening individual time trial of the Giro d'Italia by the finest of margins on Friday.At the end of the flat 9.8-kilometer (6-mile) route, the Dutchman beat Primoz... More...
Cyclists in polluted air still better off
May 05, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative impact on health from air pollution.Researchers from the University of Cambridge's Centre for Diet and Activity Research and Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, and... More...
Nibali headlines Giro amid mechanical doping concerns
May 04, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
ROME (AP) " Too many parties and too many extra pounds.Vincenzo Nibali knows exactly why he struggled so much last year, and this year the Sicilian is determined to return to cycling's pinnacle when he lines up as the main attraction... More...
UCI to test thousands of race bicycles for hidden motors
May 04, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " The International Cycling Union plans to test thousands of bicycles for hidden motors, including at the Tour de France and Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Around 2,500 bikes have been scanned since tests started... More...
Watch: Stalled motorcyslist causes mass cycling crash
May 01, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A cycling race in the United States had to be restarted yesterday after a motorbike stalled at the beginning of the race, wiping out half the field.The United States leg of the international Red Hook Crit (Criterium) series had... More...
Quintana wins Tour of Romandie; Albasini gets stage win
May 01, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GENEVA (AP) " Nairo Quintana protected his overall lead to win the Tour of Romandie on Sunday after a final stage won by race specialist Michael Albasini.Colombian Quintana rode safely in the pack to keep his 19-second lead over... More...
Cyclists dodging fines
April 30, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
More than 72 per cent of cyclists who broke the law last year haven't paid their fines, including 4449 people who owe more than $244,695 after being caught by police not wearing a helmet.But offences by cyclists have dropped by... More...
Froome wins Romandie mountain stage, Quintana leads overall
April 30, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VILLARS-SUR-OLLON, Switzerland (AP) " Chris Froome rode solo to win a rain-swept mountain stage Saturday at the Tour of Romandie, and Colombian Nairo Quintana retained the overall lead with one day left.Britain's Froome shook off... More...
Pinot wins hilly Romandie time-trial, rises to 2nd overall
April 29, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SION, Switzerland (AP) " Thibaut Pinot won the hilly time-trial stage at the six-day Tour of Romandie on Friday and rose to second overall behind leader Nairo Quintana.Frenchman Pinot was two seconds faster than Tom Dumoulin of... More...
Cycling: Spoke in British Cycling's wheels
April 29, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
It's been a grim week for British Cycling.There are lessons for all sport in what has erupted in an organisation noted in recent years for producing excellence on two wheels: a whopping 16 gold medals over the past two Olympic Games,... More...
UCI tests for hidden motors at Tour de Romandie all negative
April 29, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " The International Cycling Union has tested bicycles at the Tour de Romandie for using hidden motors and all the tests were negative.The UCI said in a statement that 347 bikes belonging to all teams were... More...
Cyclist Yates can keep racing despite positive doping test
April 29, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " British cyclist Simon Yates can continue to race despite a positive doping test during the Paris-Nice race, the International Cycling Union said Friday.An administrative error has been blamed by the Orica... More...
British Cycling confirm unnamed rider tests positive
April 28, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONDON (AP) " British Cycling says an unnamed rider has tested positive in a race.The organization released a statement late Thursday without elaborating any further.It said the International Cycling Union was handling the case.British... More...
Lance Armstrong asking judge to end government lawsuit
April 28, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
WASHINGTON (AP) " Lance Armstrong has asked a federal judge to end a lawsuit against him by the U.S. government that seeks to recover millions of dollars in sponsorship money the U.S. Postal Service paid to his cycling teams.Armstrong's... More...
Tour of Romandie Results
April 28, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MORGINS, Switzerland (AP) " Results Thursday in the Tour of Romandie, the second stage from Moudon:1. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar Team, 4 hours, 28 minutes, 40 seconds.2. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha, same time.3. Rui... More...
Quintana awarded stage win, leads Tour of Romandie overall
April 28, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MORGINS, Switzerland (AP) " Nairo Quintana was awarded victory, and took the overall lead, after stage two of the Tour of Romandie on Thursday when Ilnur Zakarin was demoted for impeding him.Zakarin, the defending champion from... More...
Kittel wins Tour of Romandie stage cut short by snow
April 27, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MOUDON, Switzerland (AP) " German sprinter Marcel Kittel won the second day of racing in the Tour of Romandie on Wednesday after the course was shortened because of overnight snow and slippery roads.Jon Izagirre of Spain, who won... More...
Britain's Olympic cycling coach resigns over comments
April 27, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MANCHESTER, England (AP) " One of the key figures behind Britain's successful Olympic cycling team resigned on Wednesday, soon after being suspended by the national governing body for allegedly making discriminatory remarks to riders.Shane... More...
Cycling: Rider suspended six years in first case of 'motorised doping'
April 27, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Belgian rider Femke Van den Driessche has been suspended for six years by the UCI in the first case of motorised doping in cycling.Disciplinary proceedings began in March after the 19-year-old allegedly used a bike containing a... More...
Jon Izagirre wins Tour of Romandie prologue in rain, cold
April 27, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland (AP) " Jon Izagirre of Spain won a chilly, rain-swept prologue of the six-day Tour of Romandie on Tuesday.Izagirre was six seconds faster than Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands on a 3.95-kilometer (2.5-mile)... More...
Cyclist banned for 6 years for cheating with hidden motor
April 27, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " Caught using a hidden motor at a world championship race, cyclo-cross rider Femke Van Den Driessche of Belgium has been banned from cycling for six years.The sanction imposed Tuesday by the International... More...
Ex-world time trial champ Rogers retires with heart problem
April 27, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
SYDNEY (AP) " Former time-trial world champion Michael Rogers has retired from competitive cycling because of a heart condition.Rogers, a bronze medalist from the 2004 Olympics who also won three consecutive time-trial world championships... More...
Poels beats Albasini to win Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic
April 24, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LIEGE, Belgium (AP) " Dutch rider Wout Poels attacked near the end and held off Swiss veteran Michael Albasini to take the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic on Sunday, the biggest win of his career.With four riders left in the home stretch... More...
Valverde wins Fleche Wallonne for record 4th time
April 20, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
HUY, Belgium (AP) " Alejandro Valverde of Spain became the first rider to win the Fleche Wallonne four times after racing to a third straight title Wednesday.Spanish rider Joaquin Rodriguez was the first to attack during the brutal... More...
Enrico Gasparotto posts 2nd win in Amstel Gold Race
April 18, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VALKENBURG, Netherlands (AP) " Italian rider Enrico Gasparotto easily won a two-man sprint Sunday to claim a first win in four years and a second victory in the Amstel Gold Race.The 34-year-old Italian had not tasted victory since... More...
UCI suspends use of disk brakes after Ventoso injury
April 15, 2016 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " Cycling's governing body has suspended the use of disc brakes following an injury to Movistar rider Francisco Ventoso.The UCI says it's acting on a request from the professional teams' association after... More...

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