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Lack of medical records taints Team Sky, British cycling reputation
March 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
After fueling Britain's transformation into an Olympic superpower, the country's cycling reputation is being damaged by a medical mystery that keeps on growing.Britain's anti-doping agency and legislators have spent months trying... More...
Iranian cycling team blocked from racing over 2 doping cases
February 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " Iranian team Pishgaman Cycling has been suspended from racing for 30 days after two riders tested positive for doping.The International Cycling Union says the third-tier team "is suspended from participating... More...
2018 Tour de France to start on the Passage du Gois
February 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Riders in the 2018 Tour de France will set off from the Passage du Gois, a causeway that Atlantic Ocean tides cover twice a day.With this year's race set to start in the German city of Dusseldorf, cycling's biggest... More...
Call for cheaper Crankworx tickets for locals
February 27, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A call to offer cheaper Crankworx tickets for locals will be looked into by Rotorua Lakes Council staff.Councillor Tania Tapsell raised the question of cheaper options for locals at a meeting of the council today , but it could... More...
Van Avermaet wins Het Nieuwsblad
February 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GENT, Belgium (AP) " Olympic road champion Greg Van Avermaet edged a three-man sprint to claim a second consecutive victory in the Het Nieuwsblad, which marks the start of the Spring classics.For the second year in a row, the Belgian... More...
Watch: Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan celebrates prematurely, loses race
February 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan has been left embarrassed after celebrating prematurely on the second stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour.The 22-year-old spriting prospect looked to have a stage victory in the bag against a slew of the world's... More...
Mountainbiker suffers serious leg injuries in Wellington crash
February 25, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A mountainbiker was flown to Wellington Hospital today suffering serious injuries from a crash on a track in the city's hills.The cyclist, aged in his 20s, was riding at the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park in Karori.He crashed... More...
Paul Lewis: Cheats never prosper, but what about Livestrong?
February 24, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
News of Lance Armstrong facing a US$100m lawsuit in November which could ruin him financially - with fellow cycling drug-taker Floyd Landis standing to benefit - further underlines the tawdriness of performance-enhancing drugs in... More...
Lance Armstrong to face trial in November
February 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Lance Armstrong's US$100 million (NZ$138m) legal fight with the federal government has been set for a November trial.US District Judge Christopher Cooper on Thursday set a Nov. 6 trial start in Washington.Armstrong's legal team... More...
Lance Armstrong faces November trial in $100 million lawsuit
February 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " Lance Armstrong's $100 million legal fight with the federal government has been set for a November trial.U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper on Thursday set a Nov. 6 trial start in Washington. Armstrong's... More...
Viral cyclist video 'was staged'
February 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A viral video of a female cyclist 'taking revenge' on a catcalling van driver was staged, an eyewitness has claimed.It shows a van driver verbally abusing the woman before she later gets revenge by ripping the motorist's wing mirror... More...
Facing lawsuit, Armstrong says he 'loved' wearing Postal
February 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " Former cyclist Lance Armstrong says he "loved" representing the U.S. Postal Service, even as the government sues to get back the millions it spent sponsoring his teams.After years of legal wrangling, the federal... More...
John Harrison: Report on Napier velodrome project is a waste of ratepayer's money
February 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Last week I received an early copy of the 19-page executive summary together with the full 75-page business case for Napier's biggest commercial gamble to date - the velodrome project.Together with the previous Napier City Council... More...
A 13.6km separated cycleway for Mount Maunganui proposed
February 23, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A 13.6km cycle loop could be the answer to Mount Maunganui's traffic, parking and congestion issues.That's what Bike Mount pitched to councillors this afternoon - a Mauao Cycle Loop which would enable cyclists, commuters and families... More...
Injured Canadian cyclist surprises doctors by talking
February 16, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Canadian cyclist Bernard Gendron surprised doctors in Dunedin yesterday by talking.Gendron, 59 was cycling with his partner, Huyen Tran Thi Thanh, on Otago Peninsula on Saturday when he was hit by a campervan and suffered a severe... More...
Joy for family of Canadian cyclist injured in campervan crash
February 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The tears flowed when Canadian cyclist Bernard Gendron responded to his children's commands in Dunedin Hospital on Tuesday.The joy was short-lived but his children know their father will not give in without a fight.Gendron, 59,... More...
Amstel Gold Race drops Cauberg hill from final lap
February 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) " The tough final climb up the Cauberg hill has been cut from this year's Amstel Gold Race cycling classic, with organizers saying the move should create a more open race.Climbing specialists often wait... More...
Russia recruiting Australian cyclist for Olympic team
February 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MOSCOW (AP) " Russia is hoping to recruit former world champion track cyclist Shane Perkins of Australia in a push for medals at the 2020 Olympics.Perkins said Wednesday in a Facebook statement that he "will now be riding for Russia,"... More...
Yachting: Olympic cyclist trialling for Team NZ
February 15, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Former track cyclist Simon van Velthooven is trialling for a spot on Team New Zealand's America's Cup boat.A Cycling New Zealand spokesman confirmed the London 2012 bronze medallist has asked for time away from the sport.It follows... More...
Campervan driver faces charges for careless driving after Canadian cyclist injured
February 14, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Chinese campervan driver will appear in court next week accused of causing a severe brain injury to a Canadian tourist.Visitor Wei Zhang, 34, has been charged with careless driving causing injury to 59-year-old Bernard Gendron... More...
Fishing line tied across Queenstown mountain biking track
February 14, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Police are investigating the ''moronic'' actions of a person who tied fishing line at head height across a Queenstown track.Queenstown Mountain Bike Club member Allan Birkett was cycling to work yesterday morning when he spotted... More...
Lance Armstrong loses bid to halt $100 million lawsuit
February 14, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) " A federal judge on Monday refused to block the government's $100 million lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, putting the former cyclist on course for trial in a 2010 case stemming from his performance-enhancing drug... More...
Cyclists warned to lock bikes out of sight as thieves prowl Tauranga carports and garages
February 14, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Bikes are vanishing from garages, carports and doorways amid a wave of thefts that some cyclists are attributing to an organised gang working the streets of Tauranga.Police are urging owners to photograph their bikes, record their... More...
Over the hill: Finishers- Pioneer day 7
February 11, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
I'm sitting here looking at the Remarkables and it's a great sight.It means that Greg Bowker and I have finished the Pioneer.Finished: it's not normally a word that means much in the sporting realm, something I have been involved... More...
Over the hill: Coming home - Pioneer day 6
February 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There's a different feeling around camp tonight.It's one of excitement and anticipation about tomorrow's final stage of the Pioneer but it's also because of a realisation that riding partner Herald photographer Greg Bowker and I... More...
He Tangata: A chat with The Gentle Cycling Company's Rose Griffin
February 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
I grew up at Hobbiton, although it wasn't Hobbiton then, it was just Matamata. My parents were dairy farming people - we came from a long line of preachers, teachers and farmers - and Dad was always quite religious about taking us... More...
Over the hill: Putting the will into willpower - Pioneer day 5
February 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There are some phenomenal riders taking part in the Pioneer.Among the most notable in the gaggle of professional riders is the 13-time Spanish mountain bike champion. The elite riders rarely stop at aid stations and there have been... More...
Over the hill: Being tourists - Pioneer day 4
February 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There are plenty of times when us Kiwis take New Zealand for granted.We hear about how beautiful our county is but don't really appreciate it. It's what we have always known: mountains, lakes, rivers, tussock lands. Yep. Got them... More...
Roger Walkowiak, 1956 Tour de France champ, dies at 89
February 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Roger Walkowiak, who won the 1956 Tour de France against all odds after making the most of a long breakaway, has died at the age of 89.Walkowiak's wife told The Associated Press her husband died early Tuesday in a hospital... More...
Over the hill: Re-birth - Pioneer day 3
February 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Written on the top of Andrew Gilboy's bike are the words, re-born on the Fourth of July.That was the day, in 2013, when Gilboy had healthy stem cells put back in his body as he attempted to overcome double hit lymphona.The Englishman... More...
Over the hill: No 8 wire, slashed tyres and Sir Edmund Hillary - day 2 of the Pioneer
February 06, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Good, old Sir Edmund Hillary. He was on hand just when we needed him the most.Sir Ed probably would have approved, given his ability to overcome a tricky situation.It was the day of the No 8 wire, slashed tyre and Sir Edmund Hillary... More...
Australia's Damien Howson wins Herald Sun Tour
February 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " Australia's Damien Howson held on to his overall lead to win the Herald Sun cycle tour on Sunday, repelling the challenge of three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome.Britain's Ian Stannard won Sunday's... More...
Over the hill: Avoiding the body bag - Pioneer day 1
February 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
One of the trails on the first day of the Pioneer mountain bike race is called the Body Bag.It was our intention to ensure we got through the opening stage of the seven-day race from Christchurch to Queenstown without being in one,... More...
American McCabe wins crash-marred stage of Herald Sun Tour
February 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " American Travis McCabe won a crash-marred third stage of the Herald Sun Tour on Saturday, out-sprinting a reduced field over the final kilometers.McCabe was one of only a handful of riders to emerge from... More...
Michael Brown: The mental battle of attacking a 549km race
February 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Frank Sinatra reckoned he had a few regrets. Funnily enough I've started playing his ditty My Way in my head and replaced the word regret with doubts because, jeepers, I've had a few lately over this Pioneer mountain bike race that... More...
Australian maintains lead after Stage 2 of Herald Sun Tour
February 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " Australian Damien Howson kept the Herald Sun Tour lead on Friday after overcoming a tire puncture late in the 165.6-kilometer second stage of the four-stage race.The tire blowout with 20 kilometers to... More...
Clean, green focus for 2017 Coast to Coast
February 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Organisers of the Kathmandu Coast to Coast race have teamed up with a global environment group to ensure the iconic event leaves no trace upon the spectacular South Island countryside it traverses.The annual multisport event, held... More...
Cycling: Rider disqualified for punching race leader
February 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
There was controversy on stage three of the Dubai Tour after race leader Marcel Kittel was punched by Astana's Andriy Grivko during the race. The Ukrainian Grivko was disqualified and fined 200 Swiss francs by organisers after... More...
Australian 1st after Day 1 of Herald Sun Tour, Froome 6th
February 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) " Australian cyclist Damien Howson took the overall lead in the Herald Sun Tour after winning the grueling opening Falls Creek stage on Thursday, leaving three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome in sixth... More...
Watch: Cyclist's terrifying tumble over bridge
February 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Luck, and a quick reaction saved the life of a cyclist who found himself hanging off the side of a bridge at the end of a bicycle race in the United States.Mike Allec, 51, was sprinting for the line in the Santa Barbara Road Race... More...
Road rage driver's lawyer pleads for leniency as she has 'already been punished' on Twitter
February 02, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A driver filmed screaming at British television presenter Jeremy Vine as he rode his bike has been warned she could face jail, despite her lawyer claiming that she has already been "punished"on social media.Shanique Syrena Pearson... More...
Grant Bradley: Which way would you go?
January 31, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New Zealand's cycle trail network is on track for being one of our great tourist and lifestyle assets - much like Europe's historic canals.And the Motu Trails on the East Cape are a true gem - remote, uncrowded and through some... More...
German sprinter Arndt wins Cadel Evans Great Ocean race
January 31, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GEELONG, Australia (AP) " German sprinter Nikias Arndt timed his finish perfectly to deny Australian Cameron Meyer a win at the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road race on Sunday.Meyer launched an attack with 600 meters left in the 174-kilometer... More...
Long weekend traffic clears near Puhoi
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Traffic near the Puhoi tunnel on State Highway 1 is back to normal after north-bound motorists faced delays this morning.New Zealand Transport Agency said the queues disappeared just before midday.Motorist Samantha Lochery was... More...
Opportunites abound for adventure racers
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Coast to Coast, ironman, ultra marathons, GODZone, multi-day adventure races, Pioneer ... it's like shopping at Christmas time - you're spoilt for choice and struggle to select the right one.Where once there was only a handful,... More...
Cycling in virtual reality world
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Former Olympic cyclist Graeme Miller has immersed himself in the virtual reality world to train and prepare for the World Masters Games in April.Instead of pedalling for hours and hundreds of kilometres a week on the road, Miller... More...
Dutch Olympian Van Vleuten wins Australian road race
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
GEELONG, Australia (AP) " Dutch Olympian Annamiek van Vleuten sprinted clear of four other lead riders to win the women's event in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on Saturday.The Orica-Scott rider was leading the Rio de Janeiro... More...
Inventor breaks silence on how mechanical doping has infiltrated cycling
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A Hungarian designer of a secret bicycle motor says he thinks pro cyclists have used them to cheat since 1998 and US cycling legend Greg LeMond says he can't trust Tour de France results.Both were interviewed by the CBS television... More...
Cycling: Young squad heading for World Cup
January 28, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cycling New Zealand has named a group of young prospects in its team to contest the third UCI Track World Cup in Colombia next month.A 12-strong team will compete, mostly comprising riders who have medalled at recent junior world... More...
Cycling: How to look after your bike
January 26, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
I'm a bit cheap, although it was probably always going to be the case.Not only am I of Scottish stock, but I've also got a dollop of Presbyterianism in my heritage. Frugality is a skill I really should flag up on my CV.I have... More...

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