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Kittel wins Tour stage 10, Froome keeps race lead
July 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BERGERAC, France (AP) " Marcel Kittel has no serious challenger for the King of the Sprint title at this year's Tour de France.The German sprinter won the 10th stage with remarkable ease on Tuesday, while Chris Froome stayed safely... More...
The French Connection helps Auckland move greener
July 12, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
How can Auckland make its transport network greener? In the third part of the Herald 's French Connection series, Jamie Morton looks at our public transport potential - and some odd ideas from Paris. Imagine being able to dream... More...
Cycling: Marcel Kittel stamps sprinting class on Tour de France
July 11, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Marcel Kittel has no serious challenger for the King of the Sprint title at this year's Tour de France.The German sprinter won the 10th stage with remarkable ease this morning, while Chris Froome stayed safely in the main pack to... More...
Kiwi Jack Bauer punched by fellow rider during Tour de France
July 11, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi Jack Bauer was punched by a fellow rider late into stage 10 of the Tour de France.The Quick Step rider was struck by Nacer Bouhanni of Team Cofidis, with the incident captured by a overhead camera. Bauer was working to set... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Sweet white wine and a big nose star
July 11, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BERGERAC, France (AP) " After a well-deserved rest day, the Tour de France peloton gets back to work on Tuesday through the colorful landscapes of the Perigord region.Here's a gastronomic, sporting and cultural glance at the 178-kilometer... More...
Tour de France: Kittel wins stage 10, Froome retains yellow
July 11, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
German rider Marcel Kittel won the 10th stage of the TourdeFrance in a sprint finish today, while Chris Froome stayed safely in the main pack to retain the race leader's yellow jersey.A sprint specialist, Kittel perfectly timed... More...
Froome denies barging into Tour rival Aru
July 11, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
BERGERAC, France (AP) " Race leader Chris Froome has described suggestions that he deliberately barged into rival Fabio Aru during a grueling Tour de France stage as "crazy."Froome, who leads Aru by 18 seconds after nine stages,... More...
Dave Brailsford insists it's never crossed his mind to quit Team Sky amid long-running doping investigation
July 11, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
"This has never impacted on my enjoyment and being involved in this job. This is dragging on a little bit, but I am very confident we will be cleared of wrongdoing" More...
Chris Froome clocks up 50 days in Tour de France yellow jersey as Team Sky chief talks up 'assassin' mentality
July 11, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Froome is halfway to Paris in the Tour de France after defending his 18-second lead on Stage 10 of the race More...
Cyclist Eltje Malzbender fighting her way to fitness after crash
July 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Te Awamutu Sports cyclist Eltje Malzbender says she has to consider herself lucky to have a second chance to reconstruct her life after a serious crash.Her unwavering determination and work ethic have been critical to her ongoing... More...
Froome retains lead on ultra-tough Stage 9, Porte out
July 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
CHAMBERY, France (AP) " Chris Froome fiercely defended " and even extended " the overall lead in the Tour de France on an ultra-tough day of high drama and punishing climbs in eastern France's Jura mountains on Sunday, seeing both... More...
Watch NZH Local Focus: Crankworx cranking Rotorua economy
July 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The first financial results of the Crankworx Mountain Biking Festival have been announced, with the event racking up a surplus of $4.5 million dollars."Crankworx Rotorua 2017 is really the start of a new era for us, as we move into... More...
Tour de France leader Chris Froome denies shoulder-barging Fabio Aru after chasing down controversial Sunday breakaway
July 10, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Leader insists there was nothing sinister in bump with Italian who attacked while he was dealing with a mechanical issue — a big cycling no-no More...
Kiwi Tour de France star George Bennett frightened by crashes as he cracks the top 10
July 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi George Bennett, who is riding into Kiwi sports lore in the Tour de France, says life flashed before his eyes on a day of horror crashes in the famous race.Bennett, who lies 10th on general classification after finishing seventh... More...
Tour de France: Richie Porte crashes out on final descent of stage nine
July 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Richie Porte's Tour de France dreams have been shattered after the Australian was involved in one of the worst crashes in the race's history.Porte was part of an elite group screaming down the treacherous Mont du Chat descent in... More...
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett in Top 10 on Tour de France
July 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist George Bennett has shot into the top 10 on the Tour de France's general classification after stage nine.The Tour of California champion has finished seventh on the brutal 181.5 kilometre stage from Nantua to Chambery.Bennett... More...
Cycling: Froome faces up to the monster
July 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
After 1400km in eight days of racing, the suffer-fest called the Tour de France turned the pain dial up a notch or five overnight (NZT). How does scaling half the height of Mt Everest in one day sound?That was the monstrous challenge... More...
Adopted Mana Williams-Eade cycles the country for Voyce and vulnerable children
July 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A young man who was put into state care as a baby is cycling the length of the North Island to raise money for vulnerable children.Mana Williams-Eade, 19, will cycle 1100km from Wellington to Kaitaia over seven days starting from... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Pike cakes and wildcats in the Alps
July 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The climbs, high-speed descents and hairpin turns on tap for Stage 9 of the Tour de France will be enough to make even spectators watching at home dizzy.Fortunately, the culinary offerings available as the race enters the Alps on... More...
Tour de France Stages
July 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
July 1 " Stage One: Duesseldorf, Germany, individual time trial (14km-9 miles) (stage: Geraint Thomas, Britain; Yellow Jersey: Thomas)July 2 " Stage Two: Duesseldorf to Liege, Belgium, flat (203.5-126) (Marcel Kittel, Germany; Thomas)July... More...
Calmejane grits teeth to win Stage 8 of Tour
July 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
STATION DES ROUSSES, France (AP) " Speeding away on a small mountain road more suited to goats than riders, Lilian Calmejane won Stage 8 to the Rousses ski station in the Jura Massif on Saturday, for his first victory in his first... More...
'Such a s*** day': Team Sky's Geraint Thomas sums up crashing out of Tour de France as collar bone break is confirmed
July 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Thomas suffered his fourth fall in nine days when he came off on a rapid descent More...
Chris Froome dodges carnage and controversy to retain Tour lead as Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas crash out
July 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Richie Porte – one of Froome's best pals in the peloton – was taken to hospital after he smashed into a wall at 45mph on another treacherous descent More...
Richie Porte suffers sickening injury in Tour de France horror crash after hitting grass verge on bend
July 09, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The BMC Racing rider's race is over after he was put in a neck brace by doctors before being taken away in an ambulance More...
Cycling: Lillian Calmejane beats cramp to win Tour de France stage
July 08, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Frenchman Lilian Calmejane has fought off a bout of cramp to claim a dramatic solo win in the eighth stage of the Tour de France, snatching the polka-dot jersey as mountains leader. The race's overall favourites remained quiet... More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Cheese in a box and Brel's favored wine.
July 08, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The guys on the bicycles can count themselves lucky; at least they get to burn off the calories on the moving feast also known as the Tour de France.For those who follow the peloton in cars, however, this first week has been testing... More...
Cycling: Kittel smiles after photo finish
July 08, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Another day, another victory for Marcel Kittel in the Tour de France. But this time, the German made his move nearly too late and edged Edvald Boasson Hagen, of Norway, only in a photo finish to win his third stage - and second in... More...
Chris Froome retains yellow jersey as Lilian Calmejane wins stage eight of Tour de France 2017
July 08, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The Direct Energie rider held on for the win despite cramping in the final moments of the 187.5km stage More...
Without Sagan and Cavendish, Kittel eases to Tour stage win
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TROYES, France (AP) " Marcel Kittel had little trouble winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint finish Thursday with Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish both no longer in the race.Chris Froome held on to the leader's... More...
Court rejects Sagan appeal to be allowed back into Tour
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
TROYES, France (AP) " Sport's highest court has rejected Peter Sagan's appeal to be allowed back into the Tour de France.The world champion was sent home from the race for elbowing British rival Mark Cavendish during Stage 4 on... More...
Tour de France: Marcel Kittel eases to stage win
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Marcel Kittel had little trouble winning the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint finish today, with Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish both no longer in the race.Chris Froome held on to the leader's yellow jersey after... More...
Tour de France: Cavendish lashes out at social media
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Mark Cavendish has appealed to social media users to stop sending "vile and threatening" comments to him and to his family after the horror smash on Tuesday which forced him to pull out of the Tour de France and led to the hugely... More...
Cycling: Froome gets Fabio message
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
After losing two of its biggest stars in one horror crash, the Tour de France needed a pick-me-up.Italy's Fabio Aru answered the call.On the first mountain climb of this 104th Tour, after the lower altitudes where Mark Cavendish... More...
Cavendish recalls 'puddle of blood' after horrific crash
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VITTEL, France (AP) " British rider Mark Cavendish commended the "courage" of Tour de France jurors for disqualifying world champion Peter Sagan for a horrific crash that took both of them out of the race on Tuesday.Speaking Wednesday,... More...
Marcel Kittel wins stage seven of the Tour de France in a photo finish
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Kittel edged out Edvald Boasson Hagen by the narrowest of margins as Chris Froome crossed safely to retain his 12-second lead More...
Italian cyclist Claudia Cretti in coma after sustaining head injury in crash at Giro Rosa
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The 21-year-old was flown to hospital after colliding with the barriers during stage seven of the women's Tour of Italy More...
Robert Millar becomes Philippa York as legendary Tour de France rider completes transition to become a woman
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The legendary British rider, 58, is part of ITV4's commentary team for the current Tour de France More...
Chris Froome avoids 'scary' encounter with garden furniture as he defends Yellow Jersey at Tour de France
July 07, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Froome had to be at his best to dodge a loose parasol that blew across the road with 60 miles to go More...
TASTE OF THE TOUR: Mushrooms on menu as race hits mountains
July 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
After the flat terrain and wooded valleys of Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, the Tour de France goes up in altitude on Wednesday, climbing into the dense pine forests of the Vosges Massif in eastern France " one of five mountain... More...
Tour de France: Kiwis escape race carnage
July 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Nelson's George Bennett continues to lead the Kiwi contingent through four days of the Tour de France, with all seemingly escaping the fourth stage carnage relatively unscathed.Bennett, Jack Bauer, and rookies Patrick Begin and... More...
Tour de France: Froome beaten but gets yellow jersey
July 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Italy's Fabio Aru accelerated away from three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome and other top contenders for the yellow jersey in an impressive show of strength on the first mountain climb of this year's race, winning Stage... More...
Cavendish withdraws, Sagan disqualified after Tour crash
July 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
VITTEL, France (AP) " Mark Cavendish has been forced out of the Tour de France after suffering a fractured shoulder blade in a serious crash caused by world champion Peter Sagan, who was disqualified from cycling's showcase event.Hours... More...
Mark Cavendish hits out at trolls sending him "violent and threatening comments" after Tour de France horror crash
July 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The 32-year-old Brit added there is no bad blood between him and Peter Sagan following the fourth stage crash More...
Tour de France 2017 live stream details, route, stage guide, TV schedule and odds as Chris Froome defends title
July 05, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Team Sky's leader Froome is the favourite to claim his fourth yellow jersey finish on the Champs-Elysees More...
Cycling: Peter Sagan disqualified from Tour de France for causing serious crash
July 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Peter Sagan's Bora-Hansgrohe team has announced they have officially lodged a protest against the Slovakian's expulsion from the Tour de France. Race officials expelled Sagan following today's crash involving Mark Cavendish, which... More...
Tour de France Stages
July 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
July 1 " Stage One: Duesseldorf, Germany, individual time trial (14km-8.7 miles) (stage: Geraint Thomas, Britain; Yellow Jersey: Thomas)July 2 " Stage Two: Duesseldorf to Liege, Belgium, flat (203.5-126) (Marcel Kittel, Germany;... More...
Sagan wins Tour de France Stage 3
July 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONGWY, France (AP) " Peter Sagan has sprinted to his eighth career Tour de France stage victory, and Geraint Thomas preserved the overall race lead.On the final short, sharp climb to the Stage 3 finish in Longwy, Sagan was cruising... More...
Letters: Cycleway around Lake Rotorua a great idea
July 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Ray McCully's suggestion ( Letters , July 4) is brilliant and it could be such a bonus for not only cyclists . . . like in the USA where everyone enjoys these walkways. Eventually constructing it right around Lake Rotorua would... More...
Mark Cavendish out of Tour de France after 'breaking shoulder' in horror crash that saw Peter Sagan disqualified
July 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
The Slovakian rider appeared to push Brit Cavendish in the closing stages of fourth stage More...
Watch the moment Mark Cavendish is knocked into Tour de France barrier by Peter Sagan during dramatic bunch sprint
July 04, 2017 (20:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Cavendish appeared to be elbowed by his green jersey rival during Tuesday's stage four More...

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