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Godfrey Joins Strong Field for Around Brunner

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Former world Champion Hayden Godfrey is the latest big name to enter the Around Brunner elite road race this weekend. The 2008 Omnium World Champion was knocked off his bike in Christchurch in February, putting his arm through a car windscreen which required surgery meaning he missed valuable training and race time and missed out on selection in the New Zealand Track team for last month's >>
Findlay Guests For Mico/About Plumbing Team for NPS Brunner Event

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This weekend is again a busy weekend for the Mico/All About Plumbing Cycling team presented by Revolution Racing. Saturday has the team lining up on the West Coast in Greymouth for the 130km National Point Series (NPS) Around Brunner Cycle Ride. Team director Steve Elden says "the ride or race for the elites is a good hit out for the team the day prior to the second round or the Benchmark series. >>
Interest High in Corporate Pursuit

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Less than two weeks after entries opened, interest is already high in Cycling Southland's Harrex Group Corporate Pursuit being held in June. Organisers expect to easily fill the field of 32 corporate teams that will compete in New Zealand's only indoor velodrome in Invercargill in a grading time trial on Friday 18 June and then finals on Sunday 27 June. Some teams have already started >>
Swiss Precision in Roubaix - Roulston Cracks Top Ten!

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Being touted as the world's best cyclist of the moment is a big call but what Fabian Cancellara has achieved over the past two weeks of racing in justification. The Swiss powerhouse was an out and out favourite as the race departed and no one was watching him closer than arch rival Tom Boonen of Quickstep. In a race that Boonen has taken ownership of over the past seasons the Belgian >>
Subway Look to Increase Lead in National Series

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Increasing the lead of two of their riders in the RaboPlus National Point Series is the focus of the Subway – Avanti Pro Cycling team in this Saturday's 160 kilometre Kaimai Cycles 1000 road race in the Waikato region. New Zealand's only UCI Continental team has entered five riders in the event which is round four of the National Points Series. Subway – Avanti's Mathew Gorter leads the >>
Hendi Goes Close in Belgium

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Greg Henderson narrowly missed out on another win this season, this time on Belgium soil in Wednesdays Scheldeprijs Classic. The Dunedin native is having a breakout season on his new team "SKY" where he is being given the protected rider opportunities which have already resulted in a Stage victory in Paris - Nice. "I came strong at the finish, but I was just out of position," Henderson told >>
National Pilot for Pace Car Project

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Sport Northland is launching the Pace Car Project this April and it will be the very first initiative of its kind in New Zealand. The Pace Car Project is a simple initiative that asks motorists in the Whangarei community to sign a pledge whereby they agree to drive courteously around other road users such as walkers and cyclists, and to the speed limit. By signing the pledge, drivers make a >>
San Marco Launch Worldwide Test Program

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Do you know that San Marco allows you to test the saddles before the purchase? Find out which is the most suitable model for his own anatomical characteristics it's important. For this reason we thought about helping to find the perfect saddle, giving you the chance to test it for free. How to do? All you need to do is to go into one of the shops that stick to the promotion. There you will >>
Miller Takes 13th in Flanders

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Team TIBCO/To the Top made a solid start to its spring European campaign under extremely difficult conditions at the Tour of Flanders Sunday. Brooke Miller survived the wind, occasional rain and hazardous riding conditions created by slick cobbles and a nervous peloton to take 13th place in the race known to race fans simply as The Ronde."There were many big crashes and pileups in the first 60 >>
Franks and Fox on Podium at 2010 NZ BMX Nationals

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Daniel Franks, of Christchurch, finishes second in the final of the UCI Junior Elite Men at the New Zealand BMX Championships with fellow Yeti rider Nick Fox, of Gisborne, in third. But the race, held on Saturday at the Franklin-Waiuku BMX track, was not without controversy after officials took the unusual step of calling for a re-run of the final. "In the Junior Elite Men's final a >>
Bici Vida Cleans up at bioSPORT Criterium

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Bici Vida took a hat trick in the overall results in bioSPORT City Criterium Series Finale last night at the Viaduct Tank Farm. Mike Northey was awarded the well-deserved first Place, taking out second and two primes in the sixth and final race to cement his lead in series points. Team mate Alex Ray took the line honours winning him second place overall, his efforts last night pulling him ahead >>
Vink's Record Highlight of Local TT Season

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Michael Vink's breaking of Brian Fowlers 16 year old time trial record was a highlight of the Christchurch Time Trial association's summer season that ended last night. A number of age group records were also broken during the season which experienced excellent growth and interest with large numbers turning out for the weekly racing on a Tuesday night. Vink, 18, broke the long standing >>
Missed opportunities at weekend for Subway – Avanti Cycling team

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Missed opportunities is how Subway – Avanti Pro Cycling team Manager Greg Hume labelled the teams efforts after competing in Marlborough's Grape Ride and the first Round of the Benchmark Homes Series in Nelson over the weekend. "We have high expectations in any event we compete in and we failed to achieve the results I expected with the calibre of riders we had at the weekend, but we will >>
Topeak Scoops Red Dot Awards

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Topeak cycling accessories has received a total of four prestigious red dot awards for 2010, including one 'Best of the Best' distinction for the Mega MorphTM compact floor pump. Three red dot product design awards were awarded for the Air BackPack, RaceRocket mini pump and Mini 20 Pro tool. The red dot awards The red dot design award has been held by the Design Centre of North >>
Phinney Takes Gold, New Zealands Sergent Takes the Silver

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Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./Trek-Livestrong) became the first American to win back-to-back elite men's world titles on the track, re-capturing the rainbow jersey in the 4-kilometer individual pursuit Thursday night in Denmark. The U.S. women's team pursuit squad also qualified for the finals for the first time in history, finishing fourth. "It feels relieving. I did a lot of training >>
Bauer to FBD RAS

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With the start of the 2010 FBD RÁS just over two months away, the first team for this year's race has been confirmed. A powerful New Zealand national team will be travelling from its temporary base in Europe for the prestigious Irish event, the first such visit since 1988. The quintet is expected to leave a real mark on the race. While the final lineup will be decided shortly before the start of >>
Intense Competition For World Championship Places

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BikeNZ head coach Tim Carswell faces a tough job to make his final team selections ahead of the UCI World Track Cycling Championships that begin in Copenhagen overnight Wednesday (NZ time). Carswell said competition for places has been intense with little separating individuals in the New Zealand team with he and his fellow coaches Dayle Cheatley and Justin Grace facing a task none of them >>
Records Broken at Le Race

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Michael Vink signalled his is in fine form to start his first overseas contract next week storming home to win the 100 kilometre Christchurch to Akaroa Le Race cycle race in record time today. Vink, 18, beat a high quality field that including his Subway – Avanti team mates Gordon McCauley, Joe Cooper, Sam Hogan and Hayden Godfrey, the experienced Paul Oldin and James Early and Brett Dawber >>
Wyn Masters and Daniel Franks Clash in 4X Final

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A thrilling race in the UCI Oceania Mountain Bike Championships 4X final on Friday evening in Dunedin, New Zealand, saw seasoned World Cup racer and New Zealand downhill champion Wyn Masters, of Rotorua, clash with 16-year-old Daniel Franks, of Christchurch, to win the top medal. Franks, riding for Yeti NZ, dominated the start and looked comfortable in the lead through the straights at the >>
Former World Champ Enters Le Race

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Former world champion Hayden Godfrey is a late entry for Le Race after missing selection in the New Zealand track team for next week's UCI World Track Championships in Denmark. The 2008 Omnium World Champion was knocked off his bike in Christchurch early last month, putting his arm through a car windscreen which required surgery meaning he missed valuable training and race time. "I have >>
Aussie Invasion at Oceania Championships

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The UCI Oceania Mountainbike Championships are on this weekend in Dunedin. Six Oceania titles are up for grabs, and a strong contingent of Australian and French Polynesian athletes will be in Dunedin trying to take these titles home. Australia's travelling contingent of Cross Country racers will stretch New Zealands best multi-lap athletes for sure this weekend. Exceptionally strong in the Elite >>
Cold, Rain, Mud and Cobbles

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On a cold and windy Wednesday morning, nine riders of the Cervélo TestTeam spent a couple of hours training on the parcours of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, including a couple of sessions on the Belgian pavé. They were trying out a new kit for cold and wet racing, based on some ideas that came out from a focus group with the Cervélo TestTeam "Wet & Cold" Spring classic riders last summer. >>
U17-19 Cycling Camp

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A camp for the U17 and U19 age group squads is to being run between the Te A Tour and CRI selection tours. A limited number of spots may be avaliable for riders who, as yet, are not included in squads. The camp, held in Rotorua, runs from the evening of Monday 5th April to the afternoon of Friday 9th April. The cost is $320.00 Expressions of interest are sought from riders who >>
Contador Races Into Yellow

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The worlds number one stage racer Alberto Contador has shot into the leaders yellow jersey in Paris Nice, the climbing ace put the tours GC contenders to the test on stage fours mountain top finish up the 'montée Laurent Jalabert' in Mende in what was a repeat performance of three years ago when he first claimed Paris-Nice. Contador went early attacking 1.6 km from the summit, but although the >>
Track Nationals in Your Living Room

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Brought to you by BikeNZ with support from RaboPlus and Southland Cycling, watch full replays of the action from the RaboPlus Elite Track Nationals in Invercargill as our riders build up for the World Championships. SKY TV has replays of all three days from the 24th-28th March. The shows will currently air at 4pm on Sky Sport 1, but please check on the day for final viewing times.The 2010 >>
Henderson Adds Paris Nice Win to Palmares

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Kiwi professional Greg Henderson this morning cemented his name as one of the best sprinters in the Pro Tour when he sprinted clear to win stage two of the Paris Nice stage race. Henderson has become somewhat of a big race winner in the past two seasons and now has wins to his name in both the Vuelta and PN. "It was a headwind and it was like a slow motion sprint and I was lucky to  >>
Surprise Winners Dominate Karapoti

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The 25th anniversary of the Southern Hemisphere's longest standing mountain bike race threw up surprise winners yesterday as Taupo's Tim Wilding and Rotorua's Annika Smail dominated the Merida Karapoti Classic. More than 1300 riders from eight countries assembled for the event that kick-started New Zealand's mountain bike movements 25 years ago. The 50k ride around Upper Hutt's rugged and >>
Exciting Racing and No Foregone Conclusions

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5th race of BioSport City Criterium Series, Auckland Viaduct, Thursday 4 March 2010. Taylor Gunman (Bici Vida) was the eventual winner of the A Grade race in last night's penultimate bioSPORT City Criterium, outsprinting Subway-Avanti's Nick Lovegrove for the line. Champion duathlete Paul Amey finished third. There were no foregone conclusions last night - and as a result more even >>
SKY Sport Meet the Demand in 2010

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SKY Sport is proud to bring you unprecedented international cycling coverage in 2010 from around the world with both LIVE and highlight packages and with five New Zealanders now contracted to "Pro-tour" teams in Europe, you'll be able to monitor the progress of our lads as they race against the likes of Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador. This month, the 'race to the sun', the Paris-Nice >>
Leading Australian Professional Enters Le Race

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Leading Australian professional cyclist Carla Ryan has entered the Christchurch to Akaroa cycle event Le Race on Saturday 20 March. The 24 year old won the woman's event in 2007 and last year convincingly won the Australian time trial title for the second time in three years as well as the elite woman's road race to record a rare double victory. Based in Queensland, Ryan races for >>
Roulston Starts Classics Season in Style

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In conditions more like the Tour of Southland Hayden Roulston finished fourth in the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne classics race in Belgium yesterday. Wind and freezing rain buffered riders with miserable conditions marking the 194 km race. Bobbie Traksel (Vacansoleil) won a three man sprint ahead of Rick Flens (Rabobank) and Ian Stannard (Team Sky). After crashing and losing skin and badly >>
Whalley and Miller Win Stage, Williams and Hogg Take the Title

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Capping off four days of tough racing, Team R&R Sport riders Tony Hogg and Mark Williams sealed the victory at the 2010 Alpine Epic, but not without a big final stage fight from the Property Syndication riders Ollie Whalley and Brent Miller, both of Christchurch, who won Stage 6."Brent was on fire today and totally smashed the climb up the Irishman," his teammate Whalley said."I just wanted >>
Northey Dominates Fourth Round of bioSPORT City Criteriums

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Bici Vida rider Mike Northey took the A Grade race honours again last night this time from Nick Lovegrove of Subway-Avanti. Lovegrove led out on lap one taking Northey and three other riders with him, leaving the 45+ strong field to trail in their wake for the entire race. On the finish Northey and Lovegrove were the only two left standing. The breakaway group led by an impressive >>
Hogg and Williams Victorious After Ttough First Day in Alpine Epic

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Navigation errors and misfortune thrive during the first day of the 2010 Alpine Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race yesterday with Tony Hogg and Mark Williams taking two stage wins from defending champions Kashi Leuchs and Marcus Roy. The wins, on sub-alpine routes that travelled from Mt Somers to Rangitata Gorge, came as a surprise to the R&R Sport team of Hogg and Williams. "We were >>
Titles Decider Down to the Wire

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The RaboPlus 2010 NZ MTB Cup was completed over the weekend in Rotorua's Whakarewarewa Forest. The six event national series in MTB Cross Country and Downhill was wrapped up in style at the world famous Rotorua MTB mecca, with tough racing across all Elite and age group categories.Saturday's Cross Country race was held in perfect conditions, on a multi-lap race course that couldn't have been any >>
Bici Vida Too Good

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Bici Vida owned the A Grade podium in last night's third race of the bioSPORT City Criterium Series at the Auckland Viaduct, with Patrick Bevin (Bici Vida) outsprinting Mike Northey (Orbea Bici Vida) and Alex Ray (Bici Vida) having to settle for third. Describing it as "a very hard race", Bevin made Northey his effective leadout man, sitting on Northey's wheel as they came into the finishing >>
The NZCT Start List is Out

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The start list is out for the upcoming Women's NZ Cycle Classic in Wellington. It what would have to be the strongest NZ team ever fielded the Kiwis are in a strong position to stamp their authority on their home tour this season. Standing in their way will be the huge competition from the Australian's and American's who come with grand palmares of World Championship and major european >>
Amber Neben to Race NZ Womens Classic

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Amber Neben, the world time trial champion in Varese, Italy, in 2008, is leading a powerful United States national team in the NZCT Women's Cycle Tour of New Zealand from February 24 to 28.Neben, 35, has fashioned an impressive record, and is the only active American woman cyclist with multiple stage wins in UCI-sanctioned events. After recurring stress fractures ended her running career when at >>
NZ MTB Cup Round Five Wrap

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Round Five of the RaboPlus NZ MTB Cup was completed over the weekend in Tauranga and Hamilton. Both venues were new to national level racing and both delivered in spades to the high quality competitive fields and spectators alike. Saturday's Downhill at the 2Stage Mountainbike Park in Welcome Bay, Tauranga saw an estimated 3000 spectators flood the race course to watch stunning action, while >>
Bevin Sweeps into Town for bioSPORT win

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Bici Vida rider Patrick Bevin hit a top speed of 66kph as he sprinted into the headwind and for the line in last night's A Grade race in the second of the BioSPORT City Criterium Series, narrowly beating last week's winner Mike Northey (Orbea Bici Vida). Northey's younger brother James Northey (Kiwi Velo) finished third. Showing no signs of the injury sustained at the recent Elite National >>
Garmin Transitions & Columbia HTC Give up the Hot seat

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Team Garmin-Transitions, Team HTC-Columbia and USA Cycling today announced the American Pro Tour squads will auction seats in their team cars to benefit the USA Cycling Development Foundation. The auction is now live at http://www.usacdf.org/dfstory.php?id=4660. Participants can win the chance to ride in a mechanic's car to view the cobbles of the Classics up close. Team HTC-Columbia is >>
Auckland Action at "Hammer Street" the Tank Farm

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bioSPORT City Crits Series 2010 Race Report One - Thursday 4th February The newly named bioSPORT City Criterium Series kicked off on Thursday night at the Tank Farm in Auckland's Viaduct, with 102 riders competing across three grades in the first of six races. The A Grade continues to attract some of Auckland's best riders, and it was particularly encouraging to see some teams lining up, >>
Webster Earns Westpac Emerging Talent Award

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BikeNZ is excited about its burgeoning track sprint programme which received a significant boost with the award to world champion Sam Webster at the Halberg Awards in Auckland. Webster (Auckland), who won three gold medals at the 2009 UCI Junior World Championships, was announced as the Westpac Emerging Talent Award winner. He is New Zealand's most successful junior at a world >>
World Champion Confirmed for NZCT Women’s Tour of NZ

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World track champion Alison Shanks has been selected in a powerful New Zealand team for the NZCT Women's Cycling Tour of New Zealand, which starts in the Wairarapa on February 24.BikeNZ has put together the cream of the country's women's cycling talent in naming Shanks to ride alongside national road champion Rushlee Buchanan, the accomplished Joanne Kiesanowski, and 2005 tour winner Cath >>
bioSPORT Criteriums Start Tonight

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If you've ever been interested in racing or watching hard, fast and furious inner city racing (think Grand Prix on bikes!) bring the family and come on down. It has the makings of an excellent event for competitors and spectators alike with some great riders including bioSPORT-sponsored Alex Ray who recently won the Christchurch Festival of Cycling Criterium, and his Bici Vida team mates hot >>
Torckler Takes Out Trust House Classic

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Rising Kiwi Cycling star Michael Torckler has confirmed himself as a rider for the future after taking out the overall classification of the Trust House Classic in Wellington. In what were somewhat abnormal circumstances for day fives racing the Commisaires took the decision for the stage to not count in the overall result due to the atrocious conditions in the Capital. With this being the case >>
Michael Matthews Takes Stage Four of the Trust House Classic

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Day four saw Australian Under 23 champion Michael Matthews (Jayco-Skins) take stage honors in which was the third foriegn win out of four for the Tour so far. Matthews win all but cemented his lead in the Wairarapa event's young rider classification. The victory is Jayco-Skins first victory outside Australia, where it won both Under 23 men's road titles, after the team previously raced as >>
Thompson Scores Big For FLY V in Trust House Classic

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For the second day running South African Jay Thompson was in the thick of the action from the start intent of getting up the road in search of young Kiwi Michael Torcklers yellow jersey. On a stage where no one wanted to give an inch and the top teams covering each other in a tit for tat battle the pace was on and off for the first third of the stage. Once the break formed it was Jay Thompson >>
Torckler Torques it up on Stage Two Trust House Tour

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Young Kiwi cyclist Michael Torckler delivered his biggest win to date in New Zealand Stage racing today in taking out stage two of the UCI Trust House Classic. The U23 climbing ace put on a show of brilliance up the infamous Admirals Hill in Marsterton which surely was the fruits of his successful season racing in the hot bed of cycling in Spain last season. Torckler sensing the danger the lead >>
Aussie Dominates Day One of Trust House Tour

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More than 100 cyclists took on the massive Rimutaka Hill today in the first stage of the Trust House Cycle Classic. It was defending champion, Peter McDonald of the Australian Drapac Porsche team who showed his strength in the hills and managed to take the yellow jersey. The 121km stage started in Upper Hutt, climbed the Rimutaka Hill before travelling through Featherston, Martinborough and >>
Fierce Competition in Changeable Nelson Conditions

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Nelson threw all it could weather wise at the RaboPlus NZ MTB Cup competitors in Nelson this weekend, but it wasn't enough to dampen some extremely close competiton in the South Island MTB Cup Finals. Forecast 'showers' on Friday morphed into intermittent deluges for Cross Country competitors trying to practice the 7km Nelson race course at the Codgers MTB Trail complex. The already >>
Henderson Makes GC Podium in first Pro Tour Event of 2010

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Top Kiwi professional Greg Henderson has capped off a brilliant week in Adelaide today which commenced with his victory in last weekend's Cancer Helpline Classic. Today after a solid week of finishing at the pointy end of the peloton the rider from Dunedin took second place on the stage behind Aussie team mate Chris Sutton generating a fantastic podium finish overall for his newely formed SKY TV >>
Cream Rises to the Top in Takapuna

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The North Shore City Grand Prix crowned two new worthy champions last night in Takapuna Beach. Proving how specialised this form of cycling is, criterium sprinters Emma Petersen & Peter Latham took glory at the end of the night. With an Elite Women's field stacked with contenders, it was ex-Olympic rower Sonia Waddell who opened the account first, claiming the night's first sprint. NZ Team >>
North Shore Grand Prix - Head to Head Battle This Friday

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This Friday night Hurstmere Rd will host the 7th annual North Shore City Grand Prix in Takapuna Beach. This year's edition promises to be the most hotly contested in the event's history with many of New Zealand's very best riders bringing top form to Takapuna. North Shore's Mike Northey & his Bici Vida team who are full of fasting-finishing sprinters (Patrick Bevin, Alex Ray) will face >>
Top Riders Ready to Rumble in Wellington

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New Zealand riders will be pressing hard to break Australia's recent dominance in next week's Trust House Cycle Classic in the Wairarapa and Wellington. Australians Travis Meyer and Peter McDonald have won the last two tours, and with seven strong professional teams entered from across the Tasman riders from that country will have a powerful presence. Within the New Zealand squads though there a >>
Henderson Closes Gap in Stage 2

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Kiwi Professional Greg Henderson brought his team closer to another victory in Adelaide as the designated sprinter for Team SKY finished a close second to yesterdays stage winner Andrei Greipel (HTC-Columbia). Hendi improved on yesterdays finish of fifth place this time coming in on the slipstream of the popular German. With both HTC Columbia and SKY being the two most organised teams in the >>
Tour Champion Returns to Trust House Classic

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Defending champion Peter McDonald is set to return next week to defend his Trust House Cycle Classic title in Wellington and the Wairarapa.The Australian will lead the Drapac Porsche UCI Continental team, perhaps the strongest of the seven Australian squads to have entered for the 23rd running of the classic, starting in Upper Hutt next Wednesday. Last year was a particularly good one for >>
Hendi Makes SKY Debut a Winner

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Dunedins Greg Henderson (Team SKY) proved too good for the class field in last nights Cancer Helpline Classic in Adelaide. The race that serves as a pre cursor to the Santos Tour Down Under featured the best field to be assembled in Australia. Riders like Robbie McEwen, Geert Stegemans and Alan Davis were eager to get points on the board after a difficult 2009 season. It was to be a double >>
Dunedin Weather holds for NZ Cup Mountainbike Action

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The RaboPlus NZ MTB Cup completed Round Two of the six race series today in Dunedin. Wet and changeable weather in the week leading up to the event, and threatening rain right through the weekend didn't prevent some close racing in both Saturday's Cross Country event and todays Downhill race. The age group categories racing in Saturday morning's Forrester Park Cross Country race encountered >>
Four More Australian Professional Teams for Trust House Cycle Classic

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Australian riders are again poised to excel in the 2010 Trust House Cycle Classic in the wake of their brilliant countryman Travis Meyer winning in 2008 and last year's winner Peter McDonald, with confirmation that four more top Australian teams will make their way to New Zealand to compete in this month's Trust House Cycle Classic and ensure that a third successive winner from across the Tasman >>
Cycling Sensation Jack Bauer to Lead Trusthouse Team

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The hottest new name in New Zealand road cycling, Jack Bauer, has been confirmed to lead the Trust House team in this month Trust House Cycle Classic from January 27 to 31. The Nelsonian made himself a contender for Commonwealth Games selection in outsprinting the country's top road riders, Hayden Roulston and Julian Dean, to win the New Zealand championship in Christchurch last Sunday. Bauer >>
2010 NZ Mountainbike Cup Round Two Preview

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The RaboPlus 2010 NZ MTB Cup continues this weekend in Dunedin. The six event national series in MTB Cross Country and Downhill disciplines takes competitors all over NZ in January and February, culminating in the RaboPlus MTB National Championships at the end of February in Wellington. Dunedin is hosting Round Two of the 2010 Cup on the same race courses that will be used later in March for the >>
Go By Bike Breakfast 2010
Don't miss out on Auckland City Council's 13th Go By Bike Breakfast on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 from 6.30am – 9am! This celebratory cycling event is a great chance for you to join New Zealand's month-long celebration of Bike Wise Month 2010. Whether you cycle everyday or just once in a while, the Go By Bike Breakfast is for all cyclists. All you need to do is arrive at the event at >>
Jack Bauer Come to the Front of the Class!

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Wellington-based rider Jack Bauer snatched a thrilling victory from two major stars of New Zealand cycling in a sprint finish at the 2010 RaboPlus national road race in Christchurch today. A huge crowd saw the 24-year-old Bauer clinch his first national road title ahead of pre-race favourites Hayden Roulston (Ashburton) and five-time Tour de France competitor Julian Dean (Rotorua). All three >>
Rushlee Buchanan Scores Big at Raboplus Championships

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The 21-year-old national criterium Champion, who for the past two seasons has raced for Team Tibco in the United States, took charge of the 123km race at the halfway stage and never looked back. In the last of the eight laps she had to withstand a bold challenge from former Dane, Linda Villumsen who has switched her allegiance to New Zealand. Villumsen chopped a deficit of more than six >>
Road Rager Give Five in the Clink

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60-year-old Christopher Thompson was sentenced to five years in prison today in Los Angeles for assaulting two cyclists in a 2008 road rage incident. Thompson was convicted of mayhem, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges when he slammed on the brakes of his car in front of two cyclists on purpose in order to "teach them a lesson". The former emergency room physician admitted on the >>
Ride With the Stars in Skins GP

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A unique chance for recreational cyclists to rub shoulders and ride with New Zealand's top professionals, including Tour de France podium winner and double Olympic medallist Hayden Roulston, the day before they do battle in the RaboPlus National Championships, is offered in the SKINS Grand Prix on Saturday. The recreational ride is a new event being held on Saturday as part of the RaboPlus >>
Reigning Champ Davis Returns to Adelaide

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  Reigning Santos Tour Down Under champion Allan Davis will return to Adelaide to defend his title with new team Astana. Allan Davis today confirmed he has signed a two year contract with Astana and will debut with the team at the Santos Tour Down Under later this month. "Being the defending champion means pressure in any sport. But as always I am looking forward to the Santos Tour >>
Christie Takes Final and Roulston the Yellow

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After four sun filled days in the beautiful Tasman, Pro Tour racer Hayden Roulston wrapped up a successful trip north from his Canterbury base culminating in his first yellow jersey for 2010. The Columbia HTC rider finished mid pack in the 60km final stage around the roads of Richmond with his one second advantage over George Bennett never under any threat. UK bound rider Jason Christie took >>
Bennett Shines on Takaka Whilst Roulston Takes Yellow

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Young George Bennett (Tasman Glass) took an impressive win atop the mighty Takaka hill on stage three of the Tour de Vineyards today. Enroute to victory Bennett had to put time between himself and the best bike riders in the country on the feared 16km slope as the race defining stage was once again hotley contested. Chasing him all the way were the high powered duo of Hayden Roulston and Tom >>
Bevin Opens 2010 Account Early

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Taupo cyclist Patrick Bevin (Team Bici Vida) has opened his 2010 winning account early this time at the Tour de Vineyards in Nelson. The bright light of NZ cycling has taken out the first two stages of the Tour in sprint finishes, with stage one being ahead of our big gun Hayden Roulston whom has just resumed training after a stunning season with the Cervelo Test Team. Team Bici Veda managad by >>
Duvnjak Claims Tour Title

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Perseverance and determination pay off – well they did for Aucklander, Marina Duvnjak when she claimed the Tineli Nelson Tour de Femme title at the end of the 3 day, 5 stage event. Duvnjak, who commented that it was a tough competition but an enjoyable one, made her move on Stage 4, the Individual Time Trial, and maintained her advantage in the penultimate 80km stage 5, despite some gutsy >>
Saddle Up With San marco Promotion

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Take advantage of huge savings on saddles from Italian legends San marco this month at www.cyclingnzshop.com . Included in the range is the saddle that has been Ridden to more Tour de France victories in the past ten years than any other, the Concor light. Find out what the pro riders are raving about! Be it lightweight, retro or uber comfort there has never been a better time to upgrade to >>
Stuey Confirms for Santos Tour Down Under

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Stuart O'Grady today confirmed that he will compete at the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide. "As the inaugural Santos Tour Down Under winner in 1999 and a great South Australian sports star, Stuart is a big favourite with the crowds," says Mike Turtur, Santos Tour Down Under Race Director. "It is always special to watch O'Grady riding in the peloton in his hometown and it is great >>
Young Guns to Tour Down Under

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The line-up for the UniSA-Australia team competing at the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under will feature the talented young guns of Australian cycling including two local riders.Race Director Mike Turtur confirmed that South Australians Timothy Roe and Rohan Dennis will make their Santos Tour Down Under debut in January 2010."There is no better feeling for a cyclist then racing at the highest level in >>
Tour de Vineyards Attracts Big Names

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It's that time of year again where the countries racing elite start fine tuning for their first big hit out for the year the Tour de Vineyards in Nelson, in what is arguably New Zealand's most picturesque racing backdrop. With the Elite National Championships looming soon after the TDV finishes on January 4th many riders will be looking to bring their form to a peak on the roads of Nelson. The >>
Cool Your Feet With Coolmax

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Christmas spirit is alive and well at cyclingnzshop.com with the bonus of free Coolmax cycling socks from Grammo with every order over $50 for the remainder of December. Cool your jets with these air flow pro woven beauties this >>
Jack Bauer Interview - 2009 Season Revelation

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Cyclingnz columnist Karl Murray hits the interview trail with one of his team mates from the recent Powernet Tour of Southland, Jack Bauer. Bauer has been a revelation in cycling this season and looks to next season as he embarks on his first year with his new team. Karl: How did you get into cycling? Jack: I began racing mountainbikes as a kid growing up in Golden Bay near Nelson Karl: >>
Caisse d'Epargne Brings Armada to Adelaide

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Caisse d'Epargne will bring some of Spain's best cyclists to Adelaide to compete in the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under in January. Santos Tour Down Under Race Director, Mike Turtur, today announced the full line-up for Caisse d'Epargne, which includes 2009 Vuelta a España winner Alejandro Valverde and Tour de France stage winner Luis León Sánchez Gil. "Caisse d'Epargne is bringing an >>
Kiesanowski Grabs Top 10 in World Cup

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New Zealand rider Joanne Kiesanowski has grabbed another top-10 finish at the UCI Tracy Cycling World Cup in Colombia today. Kiesanowski (Christchurch) was 10th in the final of the 20km points race at the penultimate World Cup in Cali. This leaves her in a share of 12th place on the World Cup rankings to go with her fourth placing overall in the scratch race with one round remaining in >>
Tour de France Winner to Australia

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2006 Tour de France winner Oscar Pereiro will compete with his new Astana team at the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under in January. Santos Tour Down Under Race Director, Mike Turtur, today said that the return of Pereiro will be another big boost to the race. "Pereiro raced here this January and it's great that he's decided to come back in 2010," said Mike Turtur. "He was a major draw for the >>
40/50 Tour Round-up

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Hills around the Tasman region played a large roll in the 4th annual 40/50 Tour, the countries premiere cycle race for riders 40-years old and over. Organised by Nathan Fa'avae, the new tour route replaced the previous course since 2006 that used to include Nelson and Marlborough roads. "After 3-years of the same route I felt a course change was needed and also utilising lower volume traffic >>
BikeNZ's Elliot Responds to IOC Decision

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New Zealand BikeNZ high performance director Mark Elliott responded today to the recent decision by the IOC that cut the blue ribbon events from the Olympic games track program . Three of the nation's five Olympic track medals have come from the individual pursuit, and in Alison Shanks the nation also has the reigning International Cycling Union (UCI) World Champion. "It's disappointing from >>
BMC Confirm Team for Tour Down Under

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Team BMC Racing has named an all-star line-up to compete at the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under in South Australia. Santos Tour Down Under Race Director, Mike Turtur, today announced that reigning World Champion Cadel Evans and Tour de France stalwart George Hincapie will both ride with Team BMC in Adelaide. "It is great for the race and for Australian cycling fans that Cadel will be returning >>
Subway - Avanti Announce 2010 Roster

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New Zealand's sole professional road cycling team has settled on its line-up for the 2010 season to commence January 1st. Re-titled Subway – Avanti Pro Cycling Team will again be registered with world cycling governing body Union Cycliste Internationale as a UCI Continental team for a second successive term. Each athlete from the ten-rider roster has signed a contract for its >>
Sandoval Documentary on TV

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The story of Chilean born New Zealand cycling promoter Jorge Sandoval gets told this Sunday at 11:30 on TV One. The story of Jorge Sandoval is one of hardship as a political prisoner in his dictator lead native country of Chile, to one of an incredible Kiwi pushing the boundaries for cycle racing in New Zealand. A must >>
2010 Cervelo TestTeam Uniform Unveiled in Switzerland

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Cervélo TestTeam unveiled its new kit at the team's first meeting for the 2010 season in Basel, Switzerland. "We're really happy with the new design of the kit," said Gerard Vroomen, co-founder of Cervélo. "The Cervélo TestTeam riders are back in black, making it easy to pick them out of the bunch. While Castelli has gone more futuristic in its fabrics, the look is updated with the classic >>
Omega - Pharma Lotto for TDU

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Omega-Pharma Lotto will send an experienced European contingent to January's Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide. "Mickael Delage will be leading his team at this year's race in South Australia," says Mike Turtur, Santos Tour Down Under Race Director. Delage made his Giro D'Italia debut in 2006 and won the first stage of the Tour de l'Avenir the same year. In 2009, Delage finished third >>
Class Field for Festival of Cycling

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Close to 1500 riders from seven countries take to bikes in Christchurch this weekend for the Armstrong Motor Group Festival of Cycling, among them some of New Zealand's brightest stars. The festival kicks off on Saturday at McCormacks Bay Reserve in Redcliffs with the 80k Armstrong Motor Group Harbour Ride, the Avanti Long Bays Classic, the Benchmark Homes Kid's Mini Bays and a new mountain >>
Armstrong and RadioShack To Open Season in Australia

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Lance Armstrong's Team RadioShack will make its worldwide debut with a competitive team at the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide. Santos Tour Down Under Race Director, Mike Turtur, today confirmed the full rider roster that Team RadioShack will bring to the first UCI ProTour race of the season. "There's no doubt that it's great for the race and for South Australia that Lance is >>
New Zealand's Gudsell for Tour Down Under

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  French cycling team Francaise des Jeux will return to the Santos Tour Down Under in January 2010, looking to claim a third Winning Team victory. Santos Tour Down Under Race Director, Mike Turtur, believes the team has their sights set on a third straight win after taking overall honours in the Winning Team category in 2008 and 2009. "Francaise des Jeux are bringing a strong team >>
Track Stars Confirm for Festival of Cycling

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More than 1500 riders, both elite and recreational, are expected for this weekend's Armstrong Motor Group Festival of Cycling. The two-day event, scheduled for December 5 and 6, features an 80k road ride around the Lyttelton Harbour bays and an inner city criterium around the Oxford Terrace café strip. Timaru's Marc Ryan and Invercargill's Tom Scully will line up in Christchurch still >>
Roberts Lines up for Home Tour

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South Australian Olympic gold medalist Luke Roberts will return to the UCI ProTour in 2010, making his first appearance with German team Milram at the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under. Santos Tour Down Under Race Director, Mike Turtur, confirmed Milram's rider list today for January's race in Adelaide. "While it's great to have the international cycling superstars racing in Adelaide, it is >>
Bevin Rips Home Crowd into Frenzy

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11,154 entrants were treated to near perfect riding conditions in the 2009 Wattyl Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on Saturday 28th November. 18 year old Patrick Bevin had his home town buzzing when he crossed the line first in the Avanti Classic Race – in a sprint finish at the end of the 160km race, he edged out the experienced Jeremy Yates and Cambridge's Eric Drower. In the inaugural >>
Robbie McEwen and Katusha return to Adelaide

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  Robbie McEwen and his Katusha team will return to Adelaide in January with hopes of success at the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under. Santos Tour Down Under Race Director, Mike Turtur, believes McEwen is a hot favourite to win stages and contend for the overall Santos Ochre Leaders' Jersey. "McEwen has won 12 stages at Santos Tour Down Under, more than anyone else in the race's >>
Floyd Landis' cycle clothing and Tour of Southland bike

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Following Floyd's recent trip to New Zealand to compete in the 2009 Powernet Tour of Southland for Team Cyclingnzshop.com-BioSPORT, Team Manager Wayne Hudson is delighted to give you the opportunity to secure some top quality cycling items autographed by Floyd, including a Team Cyclingnzshop.com-BioSPORT cycling vest, Team Ouch jersey, Team Ouch jersey and bib-shorts, and the bike Floyd rode >>
Ag2r La Mondiale Return to Chase Another Title

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Ag2r La Mondiale, the only team to have competed at every edition of the Santos Tour Down Under, will bring a strong team to compete in the 2010 race in Adelaide. Santos Tour Down Under Race Director, Mike Turtur, said that he is looking forward to the return of 2007 Tour Down Under champion Martin Elmiger. "Elmiger started out strong in January finishing fourth overall at the 2009 Santos >>
Source to Sea

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Pleasant conditions but a wind blowing up the Buller Gorge added to the challenge of the 3rd Source to Sea Buller Cycle Challenge for the 545-starters, riding either as individual riders, in relay teams, on tandems, as part of a workplace team and even one recumbent cycle. First away from Lake Rotoiti at 9am on Saturday was the Pro Field, 27-elite riders competing also for the MASI Pro Team >>
Aussie Golden Boy Graeme Brown Confirms for TDU

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  Australian 'golden boy' Graeme Brown will lead the Dutch Rabobank team at the Santos Tour Down Under in January. Santos Tour Down Under Race Director, Mike Turtur, welcomed the return of Brown, a Santos Tour Down Under veteran and dual gold medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics. "Graeme Brown had a great start to the 2009 season with a stage win at the 2009 Tour Down Under and two >>
Peoples Champion Tells it How it is

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NZ Elite road champion Gordy McCauley, aka the Peoples Champion gets candid for the camera on sprinting, international races and the Subway team strategy. Currently racing in China in the Hainan Tour Macca takes a few moments to reflect.  >>
Tour Peloton to Grow in 2010

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Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has announced he has long been considering an increase in the size of the Peloton for the 2010 event. Effectively the increase would come from the Tour wild card entries handed out during the season, Prudhomme admitted that up to 26 teams could be selected but with the number more likely to be around 22. "I can't say anything now, but we are certainly >>
Blackgrove Rocks into Yellow in PowerNet Tour

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Waimate professional Heath Blackgrove regained the tour leader's yellow jersey on a pivotal, penultimate day of the PowerNet Tour of Southland. The Zookeepers-Cycle Surgery rider took advantage of outstanding tactics from his team as key teams including that of the previous leader Jack Bauer (Share The Road), Subway Avanti and US-based Bissell Pro all missed the vital early break on the 165km >>
Evans for Santos Tour Down Under

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The Santos Tour Down Under today had verbal agreement from BMC Racing Team and Cadel Evans to accept a wild card invitation to race in the 2010 event. Premier Mike Rann says that it is a triumph for the event to get Australia's Cadel Evans – who on September 27 in Mendrisio won the World Road Championships – to compete in the Santos Tour Down Under in his rainbow colours. "Never before has >>
Pensec Travel - The Tour de France in Style

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Cobblestones, tricky climbs and only one - albeit long - time trial outside the prologue will keep this 2010 Tour de France suspenseful. The mountains will be honoured - especially with a finish on the summit of Tourmalet - and your favourite riders will be present along with seven time champion Lance Armstrong. So do not miss this exceptional event and board on a breathtaking ride! Check out >>
Denmarks Loss is New Zealand's Huge Gain!

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Former women's Tour of France and current Dainish national road and time trial Champion Linda Villumsen, has changed her citizenship to New Zealand. Villumsen, 24, told the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet that she had long considered her move before actually changing her citizenship. "My connection to Denmark will always be there, but it is here in New Zealand that I have my life," she said. >>
Kiwis Excell on the Boards at UCI Masters

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UCI World Masters Track Cycling Championships Summary of Kiwi medal winners at the UCI World Masters Track Cycling Championships held in Sydney 19-24 October. The 2010 World Masters Track Cycling Championships will be in Portugal. GOLD Justin Grace Mens 35-39 1000m Time Trial Reon Park Mens 35-39 3000m Individual Pursuit Megan Blatchford Womens 45-49 >>
Sockfest at Cyclingnzshop.com

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Labour Weekend sees a sockfest at NZ Industry site cyclingnzshop.com with all made in the USA "SOS Save Our Soles" coolmax socks at just $12.90 a pair. Now's the opportunity to clean out the sock drawer and fill it at a fraction of the cost. >>
Choose Cycling

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Each Christmas, Transport Minister Steven Joyce pumps up his bike tyres, rides down the country road from his Albany home and reminds himself he really ought to do this more often. For the sake of relations between cyclists and drivers, it would be a good thing if he did. The sight of the country's transport leader biking to and from Parliament could be just the thing to transform New Zealand's >>
New Cycling Club for Auckland

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The launch of the Grammar Cycling Club today coincides with the 90th running of the Norm Carter Cup Grass Track Championships, begun at Auckland Grammar School in 1919. The new club has formed to fill the large gap between competitive cycling at the school level, and cycling for those who have left school, but still love to ride their bikes, whether competitively or not. "We want to >>
TREK World

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Recently I have got back from Madison Wisconsin in the USA where the 2010 Trek World was held. Trek World for those of you who don't know is Treks own show for their International distributors and national retailers. Bevan Cheatley, our New Zealand Sales manager and Myself-Blair Taylor, Northern Area Sales Manager went up for 7 days. The first 3 days were for distributors only and the last 4 >>
Alex Ray Champion of Champions

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Under 23 roadie Alex Ray blitzed the Auckland Championship titles yesterday, taking the race overall and in doing so became the new U23 Champion and one to be watched by the elder statesmen of Auckland cycling. With a vicious attack on the final part of the climb up the Bombay Hill to the finish, the Under 23 rider out sprinted Karl Murray to win the race, but not the senior title. That went >>
Cycling Does Pay - TDU Wins Tourism Award

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The 2009 Tour Down Under was named the Best Tourism Event at the inaugural Australian Event Awards at a ceremony last night in Sydney. Tourism Minister Jane Lomax-Smith says the award gives well-deserved recognition to the event, which has become the biggest cycling race in the Southern Hemisphere and a major tourism attraction. Other winners included Carols by Candlelight (best charity or >>
Floyd Landis to Lead www.cyclingnzshop.com - BioSport Team in PowerNet Tour

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Floyd Landis has agreed to ride for the cyclingnzshop.com – bioSPORT Team in the 2009 PowerNet Tour of Southland. Floyd Landis is an American cyclist from California, who currently rides for the UCI Continental OUCH Pro Cycling Team. Floyd turned professional in 1999 with the Mercury Cycling Team. He joined the US Postal Service team in 2002, and moved to the Phonak Hearing Systems team in >>
Cycling the Public Debate

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The recent highly public and very vocal motorist versus cyclist debate should send alarm bells ringing in New Zealand's transport and road safety agencies. The debate highlighted the dire lack of understanding amongst some of our drivers that contribute to New Zealand's poor road safety record. It sends a pretty clear message that our current approach to road safety around cyclists is failing.  >>
Put Your Best Foot Forward in October

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For the month of October all customers to NZ Industry webstore www.cyclingnzshop.com receive the free gift of two pairs of genuine BraveIt Coolmax cyclingsocks when spending just $50! Kick springtime off in style and treat your feet to unrivaled ventilation. Cyclingnzshop.com brings you genuine industry promotions on products backed up by authorised importers and retailers with the >>
Radical Changes Instore For Olympic Track Programme

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In a stunning announcement from the UCI regarding the 2012 London Olympic Games Track racing programme today the news was revealed that there are major shakeups in store for the events we have known as the backbone of the Velodrome. The changes are designed to bring parity to the men's and women's programmes, with five events for each at the 2012 Games in London. Whilst the news is exciting for >>
Massive Netti Clothing Clearance

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As the fun ride season approaches and the lycra gets inevitably thinner after a winter on the roads www.cyclingnzshop.com brings you some incredible blowouts from the Netti clothing range, with most items on sale at 50% off the recommended retail price now is the time to stock up and look like you have just stepped off the catwalk. The purchase of any Netti item also sees your order shipped >>
New Caledonia Report Stage 8 Part 2

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Yesterdays stage started in the far south at a resort. On the way there ex pro and brother in law Chris Jenner and I drove the course and the roads were bad, the part climbing out of the area was a dirt road with heaps of ruts and it went through some mine roads. Here is a few pics of what it's like but they don't really give you the real feeling for the roads. The race didn't split like I >>
BikeNZ Hiring

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BikeNZ is a vibrant and unique national sporting organisation that is leading the development of cycling in NZ. We work to guide NZ cycling to success in all areas – from sport and recreational riding both on and off road. BikeNZ's current Event Manager is about to go on maternity leave opening the door for an up and coming Event Manager / Marketer to really hone their skills in an exciting and >>
Roulston Leads Worlds Team

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2009 has been a stunning year for Kiwi cyclist Hayden Roulston, in his comeback season he scored big in the Tour of California taking a stage second placing to Roberto Noncentini, then in his debut Tour de France he took to the podium again taking third on a stage. But the 2009 season won't end there for the Cervelo all rounder as he has just been named as team leader for team New Zealand's >>
Tour of New Caledonia - Day 5

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After going blocks and swiping the first prime of the day the race was quickly neutralised due to a massive pile up on a single lane bridge, one of the worst casualties was Kiwi Brad Carter who was eventually taken to hospital, with many others looking more like they had stepped off a battlefield. Once re-started we were directed over some nasty roads and climbs for the day, the final col to the >>
Cyclingnz.com Partners With NZ Cycle Industry

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Cyclingnz.com has partnered with the New Zealand Cycle Industry and brought to the internet www.cyclingnzshop.com . The online store was conceived by industry heads to bring you the cycling enthusiast a broader range of the worlds leading brands but with the major difference being that of the source, with all items originating from the appointed importer, meaning faster no hassle warranties and >>
Nouvelle Caledonie Tour - Van Uden Takes 3rd

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Day one rolled out in wet stormy conditions which then eased leaving the island roads slick and slippery which meant there were a few crashes to avoid in front of us. The Nasty hill in the 5km circuit did its job in splitting things up but we managed to get team mate Roman Van Uden in the break which was the plan, and he raced to 3rd as the dominant Drapac Porsche team had a three man lead out >>
Kiesanowski's TIBCO Team Take NRC Title

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One of the main goals of the TIBCO Women's Pro Cycling Team for 2009 was to be the top team in North America. After Sunday's Atlanta Women's 10K Classic, the final race of the NRC series, it's official.Team TIBCO has won the overall team classification of the USA Cycling NRC series."This was one of our biggest goals for this year," said Team TIBCO founder and manager Linda Jackson. "Team TIBCO >>
Frocks on Bikes - Ponsonby

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And now for something a little different! Do you rock the frock? Do you participate in frock o'clock? Are you forever sashed with your combination lock? Have you abundant chain lube on stock? Introducing Frocks on Bikes – a frockalicious way to avoid the climate changing. Let's frock the planet! Frocks On Bikes sees fabulous women gathering with their bikes and their style – from winter to >>
BikeNZ Launches 1.5m To Survive Challenge To Motorists

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Would you stand on the edge of a busy road with your back turned towards a 30 tonne articulated truck as it drives towards you at 100km/h, knowing it's going to pass within a metre of you? Plain lunacy? Well, BikeNZ is appealing to all New Zealanders to consider this frightening challenge. BikeNZ CEO Kieran Turner acknowledges that few in their right mind would want to take up this >>
Eurobike 2009

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The biggest day on the cycling industries calendar begins tomorrow with the opening of Eurobike 2009, during the four days of the exhibition over 37,000 visitors will pass through the gates. One of them will be our affable roving reporter Ric Reid sending back photos and information as it comes to hand all in the name of enhancing your cycling experience for 2010. With the latest in equipment >>
Ali Shanks World Champion Interview

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Ali Shanks succeeded in her rise to the top in 2009 becoming World Champion in the 3000m individual pursuit after placing an impressive fourth in Beijing 2008. The star Dunedin cyclist remains as grounded as ever and looks to more success in the future. Cyclingnz.com's Sam Allan brings you this exclusive interview. Q Ali - It has been a meteoric rise to the top of the world for you in >>
Taipei Cycle Expo - Part 2
With the look and simplicity of a bygone era for the single speed market, Italian saddle legend Sanmarco after much demand opened the 30 year old full production molds of the infamous Regal, Rolls and Concor models to satisfy the thirst of the purists, interestingly it is still the Regal that graces the mount of Tom Boonens Specialized and Contadors Trek, there is no improving upon >>
Taipei Cycle Expo - Part 1
The Taipei show was originally an OEM expo but has evolved into one of the most important cycle industry showings of the year. Not only a chance for cycle importers to finish off the spec for next seasons range but for accessory makers to showcase what will be available just a few months down the track. Its early season date means what you are seeing is most definitely the latest trend and if >>
Jazz Apple Cycling Team: Tour of New Zealand and UCI 1.1 Masterton

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Jazz Apple made a worthy start to their 2009 racing season racing in the Tour of New Zealand and UCI category 1.1 event in Masterton this past week. The Tour of New Zealand was the first outing for the 2009 composition of athletes, and their efforts shone with promise for the season ahead as Ruth Corset won the Queen of the Mountain (QOM) category, and finished 4th overall. Dotsie Bausch >>
Gordon McCauley Interview - The Peoples Champion

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Hi Gordy and once again congratulations on the record breaking 5th elite national road title. This must give you an average of wins in 50% of your line ups? GM - I've ridden the nationals 10 times in total (a few missed years due to living overseas). I've won 5 times, 2nd twice, 3rd once, and the 2 years I didn't medal the RR I either won or medaled in the TT. So life has taken on a new tack >>
Ronan Pensec Interview cyclingnz.com exclusive

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Ronan I am please to make your acquaintance and learn of your VIP Tour de France Travel company "Ronan Pensec Travel" you have operated since retiring from the pro peloton. For many of my generation you were one of the most flamboyant and prominent Tour riders of the eighties and nineties. What year did you commence your career as a professional cyclist and what was the team? RP I >>
Pimp My Ride 2
Another LOOK and this time the flagship 595 as powered by Thor the god of thunder Hushovd over the past two seasons. This work of aftermarket wonder belongs to Auckland cyclist Darryl Brigham, Ive seen him at work and he beams perfection. The final strokes on this French made masterpiece are of the same standard.Starting at the heart of the bike is the 595 Frame with the monobloc HSC5 Fork with >>
ASK THE COACH

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July sees the introduction of "Ask The Cooach" at cyclingnz.com. With the constant requests for coaching information we have enlisted professional Amy Taylor of Kinetic edge. To find whats missing in your regieme or how to go about achieving your goals contact editor@cyclingnz.com Amy Taylor is an Auckland based New Zealand Cycling Coach of the year. She is an experienced Exercise Physiologist >>
Be at the 2006 Tour de France

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The Air New Zealand Travelcentre chain of stores has put together an excellent package to the 2006 Tour de France. Starting from $7,777 (ex AKL) you can see who Lance's successor will be. The package includes return economy flights via Los Angeles to London, accommodation in London, transfers to and from France, all bike transfers and a 14 night Graham Baxter Sporting Tours package that includes >>
Tour de Vineyards

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As summer draws ever closer its time to think about some holiday racing. Top of the list has to be the Tour de Vineyards. This race combines the scenic beauty of the Marlborough and Nelson Region's with some good early season racing. Held from 1 Jan 06 until 4 Jan 06 this is a great way to spend the first 4 days of the new year. Check out www.starandgarterwheelers.co.nz for more details. Race 1 >>
Pimped Rides
In this episode of Rides we looked at the Pimped out Magic that is Ric Reids LOOK 585 - Campagnolo Record mount. This bike has had the best of everything fitted from the ceramic bearinged American Classic 420 wheelset to the newly released Grammo King Cobra integrated steering system (the worlds lightest integrated system. ed), Elite Patao carbon cages blend seamlessly into the bottomless pool of >>
King Country Classic This Weekend

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This Saturday 19 Nov ~ Pureora Forest Park ~ Great prizes, excellent location, real hospitality, in and around Pureora Forest Park, the heart of the King Country. This ride is set to become a classic amongst New Zealand's great mountain bike events.4 event options:Cycletime Classic - 65kmN-Zo Epic - 45kmRnR Sports Team Challenge - 2 team members each riding the 45kmBosco Cafe Mini Classic - 8km  >>
Taupo Approaches - Are You Ready!

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The biggest fun ride event on the calendar is looming up with less than 2 weeks to the big day. The event is proving even more popular than in previous years with numbers already exceeding last year's record 10,000 riders. By now the last of the big rides should have been done and you should be approaching your taper to ensure those pins are fully loaded on the day. Remember the be courteous to >>
Bike The Lake This Weekend

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The Hotel Ibis Bike The Lake takes place this weekend in Rotorua, starting at 8am for the two lap event outside the Hotel Ibis. This is certainly a gentler event than last weeks K2 and K1 but will still be an important build up for those doing >>
More Pimped Rides

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This week we go all Cannondale on our Pimped Rides with a couple of limited edition bikes. >>
Zerorh+ Eye Wear Competition Winners

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Congratulations to Georgina Turnbull and Ross Edney who will now be the envy of their friends in a set of Zerorh eyewear. Thanks again to all those who entered and watch out for our next >>
Our First Pimped Ride

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Our first pimped ride comes courtesy of Andrew Larkin, who found love at first sight with his Bianchi l'una. Check it out here. If any of you think you can do better then bring it on. This will be a regular feature and a chance to brag about your  >>
Pimped Rides

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A lot of you out there spend a lot of time and money making your stead that little bit special. Now's your chance to show it off to the rest of the world in our new bike porn section - Pimped Rides. Send us some photos's of your "ride"and tell us why it's so special and each week we'll pick the hottest looking bike and plaster it all over the web. Send your photos and information about your >>
Fun Ride Season Is Here

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The Bauer Hamilton to Auckland Express fun ride took place yesterday heraldingthe start of the fun ride series. Check out our Fun Rides listings to plan your >>
DRUGS!!!!

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Now that got your attention.The world-wide profile of cycling has recently been firmly placed in the spotlight with the proliferation of drug offences. It may be considered an unfavourable time for many, but perhaps cycling needs to be figuratively 'put through the wringer' before we have a level playing field again. The negative impact that performance enhancers have on the human body is >>
What We Don't See At The TDF: A NZ Perspective

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There is no doubt, as enthusiasts bedazzled by an overwhelming fanfare of chiselled anatomy, we become so attached to those three weeks of human triumph over adversity and soap opera scandals that it is almost acceptable we arrive at a somewhat misguided sense of what it takes to merely reach the Champs Elysees. Indeed like repetitive elevator music, we listen to many Tour riders hoping to >>
Le Tour - Week One Review

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What a first week it's been at the tour, a veritable crash fest that has spared virtually no one. The weather has been atrocious and the desire to win has almost been palpable in my lounge as I watch with my heart in my mouth. But best of all NZ cyclist Julian Dean has been on fire. Not only do we have a kiwi in the tour this year but he's been in amongst the action almost every day. While I >>
The Greatest Stage on Earth

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The Tour de France has started and the two words on everybody's lips, for better or worse are "Lance Armstrong". Armstrong goes into the 91st edition of the worlds greatest bicycle race as the undisputed favourite. And to add to the usual fervour that surrounds this race, Armstrong will be chasing an unprecedented 6th win. That's not to say he'll have it all his own way, with strong >>
What Is The Value Of Your Life?

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I've been working longer hours lately at my real job, which means that I am constanly driving or riding to and from work in the dark. One of the more pleasing trends in Auckland has been the increasing number of people I see out riding in the dark. Either training or more likely than not, riding to work. However, what I have noticed is the number of people who ride without lights on their bikes. >>
Women can do anything

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Well my last piece on women's cycling elicited a few interesting responses. Some felt I was being a bit harsh on women and not encouraging them to ride up a grade and so on. Nothing could be further from the truth. Until we get more women's fields with stronger competition I would fully expect that those women looking to improve would choose to ride in a higher grade. One such example is the >>
Top Women Cyclist's Missing In Action

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By now most of you will be back at work after an all to short holiday (I don't want to know about it if you aren't). I hope everyone had a good Xmas and spent New Years partying like Edita Rumsas' mother. 2003 promises to be yet another year full of cycling. Can Lance win five in a row? Can more kiwi rider's foot it in Europe? Will Bruce Stokell (CNZ's new CEO) be able to stop the ship from >>
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Waterfront TT 24 Oct '09

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Tour de Femme 2009

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Waterfront TT 10 Oct '09

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