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Tim Gudsell - Getting Back in the Saddle  Tim Gudsell
Hi all, It's been a blustery couple of days here on the cote d'azur, with high winds creating havoc along the coast. Though back in the hills it has been a little calmer so what better reason to do a little climbing. So it's been almost nine weeks since my arm has been in plaster and as you imagine I'm itching to get it off. Though as always the rehab does not end here. Having your wrist >>
The Tom Scully Report  Tom Scully
Well Team as most of you know, a month or so a go I was heading off around the world to Europe to start a big five month campaign leading towards final selections for the Commonwealth games, ive been named on the short list, with the final team to be named around July some time, it was a to be a big year ahead. So I packed up two bikes a road bike and a time trial bike and a set of racing >>
Avery Podiums Again  Clinton Avery
Whats up all, Yesterday (Saturday) I raced another UCI 1.2 (Erprijs Victor De Bruyne – Hoboken) where I had a ride I was not expecting. It took me 2 days to recover after the race a couple of weeks ago in Zellik-Garlmaarden and I again I wasn't recovered on Thursday after last Sundays victory. I knew it was getting to the time where I needed a small break. On the Thursday I called my team >>
Victory at the Prijs Stad Roeselaere - Belgium  Clinton Avery
I got another victory today – one in which I have been waiting a while to get. After last week's near victory I wanted so badly to make up for it. Today's race was the perfect one to seek revenge as I know all the roads like the back of my hand (it's my training area). The race was 170km with two laps over the Kemmelberg. It was the same race as the Women's World Cup event held there today, the >>
Bike Central
At the moment every other person out there on their bike is the contender for the title. I don't know what title a lot of them think they are capable of attaining, but anyway there they go... Some may ask what am I on about commenting about training rides from the Bike Lane. Well, it stems from >>
BikeNZ Track Team
The 1st Doper has been caught from this years Tour de France and Suprize Suprize he's Spanish! Mikel Astorloza has popped the test tube for EPO, but however it was actually 25 days before the tour and not from the test taken when he won the 16th stage. Here at Cyclingnz we'd like to know what the >>
This Sunday the Auckland cycling centre will hold it's annual Time Trial champs in Aka Aka where Aaron Strong and Gordy McCauley resume thier battle for Auckland TT dominance. The last time the two met Gordy got the better of Aaron by 2 minutes at the Counties Manukau TT champs on the same coures >>
So Cav won the last stage (By Heaps Bro).. Who would've predicted that? At least the green jersey was a good battle..KOM was a bit more lame, and who the hell is Fettuncini not to be kissing the Black podium girl at the finish? Was she not hot enough for you Buddy? Jeeeesh...I would've been in >>
Clinton Avery
Whats up all, Yesterday (Saturday) I raced another UCI 1.2 (Erprijs Victor De Bruyne – Hoboken) where I had a ride I was not expecting. It took me 2 days to recover after the race a couple of weeks ago in Zellik-Garlmaarden and I again I wasn't recovered on Thursday after last Sundays victory. I >>
I got another victory today – one in which I have been waiting a while to get. After last week's near victory I wanted so badly to make up for it. Today's race was the perfect one to seek revenge as I know all the roads like the back of my hand (it's my training area). The race was 170km with two >>
I raced today the Omloop van de Grensstreek - Wervik and to be honest wasn't expecting to do to well with the race from Sunday in my legs and only one Recovery day, but the team wanted me so I had too race. It was 175km on (for west vlaanderan) a rather hilly circuit including climbs like the >>
Counties Manukau Cycling Club
This weekend sees the facing off of club members from Aucklands biggest cycling club, Counties Manukau in their annual individual time trial championships. The 180 rider field spread across all grades will see some new talent come through in the junior grades and the age old battles between >>
Well another busy day at Ramarama last Saturday, with nearly maximum fields in several grades, there was some great racing. Also a good result for the race day sponsors with Aarron Strong winning the A grade, being a principal at Kinetic Edge coaching and a sponsored rider of Avanti Plus Mt Eden. >>
Daniel Carruthers
Circuit race at Sea Otter The final race of the Sea Otter PRO road races was brutal with the steep hill to get over on each lap of the 2.2 mile circuit. Early on, a group of six riders broke away and maintained a 1-2 minute lead before the catch was made after 18 laps or so of racing. My >>
A new website www.ridechina.com was launched recently promoting cycling tours in China. Currently, Nathan Dahlberg (NZ ex-Tour de France rider) is the main tour guide. If you are interested in experiencing cycle tours in China, contact us for further information. The first tour led by Nathan >>
A couple of weeks ago on Halloween night, featured some interesting racing at the Dirt Derby scene in Austin. A number of racers turned out with Halloween costumes to provide entertainment. I dressed up as Count Dracula on wheels with cape and fangs. This was how I raced for 30 minutes under the >>
Genevieve Whitson
UK National Cyclocross Trophy, round 6 – 4th place again… I had kind of mixed emotions after the final round of the UK Cyclocross National trophy last weekend. I was pleased with a solid ride and managing to stay upright for the entire race which seemed to be the biggest challenge, but I was >>
I think that my introduction to road racing in Europe was definitely bordering on the slightly bizarre side of things. I was riding with a Japanese team (Ready Steady - Go Japan!), and embracing the Japanese culture, while racing in France where English was minimal. I was trying to explain to >>
Gordon McCauley
So with the Subway Avanti team training camp in Christchurch out of the way I headed back to Auckland and gridded up for the 100km Flyer.Team GMC Coaching had 13 riders on the start grid as either build up for Southland, K2 or Taupo.The day dawn with crap wind and rain so it was gonna be a tough >>
So finally I managed a win in a really hilly race!My climbing form is the best it's been in probably 8-9 years, I even had an average cadence of almost 90rpm for the day and thats unheard of for me in even a crit, let alone a 140km race with 1600 metres of climbing.The race went with out a hitch >>
The Tour of Gippsland in Victoria Australia started yesterday with a large contingent of Kiwi's battling it out with our Australian counterparts. Included in the Kiwi line up is OEX team Enterprize led by Former junior world champion Jeremy Yates, his team-mates include Former U-23 national >>
Greg Henderson
Altitude, physiologist make conditions uncomfortable G'day from 6000ft. Finally, the first rest day of our intense training camp has arrived. I can tell you it is very welcome. We arrived in Mexico about a week ago and adaptation to altitude is slowly occurring. Slowly but surely. We >>
The Gateway cup is a 4 race serious over Labor Day here in St Louis. Home of the Rams, Cardinals and of course home of Nelly! Day 1 80km Crit Rained all day and by the time we got to race is was only drizzling a little. The circuit was very slippery and it was hard to see cos we were racing at >>
This weekend is a major objective for our 7up/Maxxis team as we have the defending champ Kevin Monohan. I must admit I struggled screwing my head back on after the World Champs but realised that I was being selfish to my team if I didn't do the work needed. Just because I had achieved what I >>
Hayden Godfrey
Morgan Hill Criterium, CA The Morgan Hill Criterium was a 75 minute race on a cool course what had a very steep 100 meter climb which stopped you in your tracks. Kodak Gallery – Sierra Nevada had six of us at the race which was held in the heart of Specialized Bicycles territory. Specialized >>
Mexico Training Camp. Dirty old Mexico! The NZ Track Team has been in Aguascalientes, Mexico almost two weeks now and it has been an interesting time at that. Training has been really good and everyone has been going really hard plus the fact the city is at 1900 meters make for a lot of deep >>
Stage One, Hutt City Criterium, 1 Hour I flew up to Wellington on Tuesday and Fraser picked me up from the Airport. We stayed with his brother for the night. Next morning we drove out to Lower Hut to check in with the race and get sorted for the first stage that afternoon. Stage one was a >>
Hayden Roulston
Firstly, sorry for the lack of updates! basically there has been nothing to report of huge interest, plus me just being plain old lazy in getting online and posting an update.. so here you go.. the long awaited one, and a good one too.. its worlds time.. i wont go on and tell you of the happenings >>
Well a lot of you are probably wondering what planet I've disappeared too, and what's been going on, well here you have it straight from the wounded horse's mouth!After Milan San Remo I headed back home with a lot of confidence, and fully ready to start the classic season. I had Dwoors door >>
Kunne Brussels Kunne Hey everyone....Well this is the first report of the european season... its been a cold start thats for sure with snow, rain, hail all playing havoc in the seasons early races. I've had a bad run to tell you the truth, I got really sick in Malaysia and had to come home after >>
Jason Allen
After a few weeks of hard training for the SUBWAY® – Avanti team of myself and Hayden Godfrey embarked on what was going to be a long weekend, of travelling, racing, and a lot more travelling. First stop on the "form finding mission '09" was San Jose, about 50 minutes south of San Francisco. >>
Well the year kicked off quite well, I was part of the SUBWAY team for the tour of Wellington, and Matt Yates from our team managed to take out overall which was mint, so a big thanks must go to Graeme Stone, Carboshotz and Subway Lower Hutt, as the team was really well organised and managed for >>
Jazz Apple Professional Cycling Team
It has been over ten seasons since one of New Zealand's best ever roadies Susy Pryde was crowned the number one female road rider on the USA circuit. The Auckland law student, team boss and pro rider heads up the campaign stateside with partner Chris Drake for a third season with the support of >>
Tonight's stage was a tight figure eight course with a gentle hill on one side. The roads here must have been battered by weather as the pavement is broken and tattered. It's as if the someone dropped a demolition ball in the centre of town and tossed the concrete around like little pieces. This >>
Saturday's road course was like a piece of corrugated iron on steroids -big rollers all day long. Despite multiple breakaway attempts, including truly lion-size efforts made by our own, Steph Roorda, the bunch maintained a healthy weight of 30 odd (albeit beaten-up) riders into the finish. >>
Joanne Kiesanowski
I just got back to Switzerland after a 5am start to catch our flight from Madrid to Zurich. We were flying back from our very successful trip for the Castilla y Leon World Cup in Valladolid, Spain where Nicole won her 2nd round of the World Cup!! This means she now has a lead of 74 points over >>
Ronde van Drenthe, Holland and living in Bonate Sotto, ItalyHi there,Stage 3 Well if i had good luck yesterday with where i flatted, today i didn't!! I flatted my front wheel on the 2nd section of pave, and once again these are sections of cobbles through forests, you would normally think that >>
Frustrated at Flanders Hi there, Well yesterday at the Flanders World Cup was a great day for me until about 1200 metres to go! I was in a group of about 15 girls who got turned the wrong way just before the 2nd to last corner. I still can't believe it happened now and its the day after. Up >>
Julian Dean
So behind the car I got, and flat stick we went. By now the rain was falling in sheets and at 65km /hour, I couldn't see shite except the back of the car. The only word I allowed myself to think was 'trust'. Click here for the full story.. http://www.juliandean.co.nz/diary.php This image >>
It's just gone six in the morning and I'm at the airport heading back home to Spain after my final race of the year. Yesterday was the Paris-Tour World Cup. My final UCI race for the 2003 season. It was also my final race with Team CSC. I will not be continuing with the team next year and >>
The one thing that I've always liked about cycling, and probably the thing that got me into this sport more than anything else when I was younger, was the simplicity of it. It was always very simple. The harder that I worked and the more time and effort I put into it, whether it be training, >>
Lance Armstrong News
Cycling legend Lance Armstrong will return to South Australia to compete in the Tour Down Under in January 2010. Premier Mike Rann confirmed the seven-time Tour de France winner's return to Australia following a meeting with Lance Armstrong in Dublin. "I'm delighted to announce that Lance >>
Lauren Webb
Commonwealth Youth Games- Bendigo Dec 04We arrived on the Monday and soon realized that this trip was going to be nothing like any other trip we had been on b4, we skipped the flag raising ceremony so we could put our bikes together and then were sent off to a very long presentation and then a team >>
Marina Duvnjak
Hey, So I have been hanging out with Mike in Portland OR for the past 3 weeks and it has been wicked!! Time flies when you're having fun! Over the weekend I headed back south to meet up with the Jazz girls in Monterey. We had 2 days of racing. Day 1 = 100km = 9 laps. It was a hard wee >>
So today was a stunner once again!! Not only was the sun out baking, its was by far the most testing course of the 3 days!! It's called Tulsa Tough for a reason!!! The only flat part of the course was the start finish area which was about 400m long and then a hard right into a steep 250m climb, >>
Hi So, I am sitting at the Philly Airport waiting to fly to our next race!! Nature Valley! Because I was a late arrival to the team I am flying alone this time and will meet the team there! Now I know I am supposed to be a grown up here, but the thought of driving to the airport this morning in >>
Michael Torckler
I have just completed the Vuelta a la Montaña Central de Asturias which as it sounds was based in the central mountains of asturias also meaning there were some solid climbs with the matching descents to keep things interesting.I was riding with a different team for the race, apparently it is >>
Mike Northey
Hi all, its about time for another update! Since Nature Valley I have taken a much needed rest! I hadn't had a week of not racing since I arrived in the States! Spent basically 3 weeks here to which was cool. Got to go out and look around Portland and go swimming in the river! We have had some >>
Been back in Portland coming up one week now. Its been so good finally having a break off the bike and racing! Marina is staying here too so perfect timing! The week has gone fast tho, back into training full swing again next week.Nature Valley ended up not being so bad.. Considering i was feeling >>
CNZ-Hi Mike, Your third place in Nature Valley this week was standout! With such a high calibre field it must have been on the rivet to keep the break out front. Crater made some nice comments stating "I couldn't believe how hard Northey was going when he went". With a 16 second lead in the >>
Olly Pearce
Hello everyone I'll start with my first race on the Friday,the points race which is my specialist event,usually I will wait for the pace to ease off before I start going for those all so precious points but things didn't go as planned and I touched a wheel and came down bringing down two of >>
Pete Latham
Hey all Well as most of ya all know, I'm in France at the moment, travelling from one place to the next, and going from one race to another. This year the plan is to give the road a really good nudge, to see if I can stack up against all the other thousands of hopefuls over here and prolong >>
The 2005 World Track Championship, held from March 24-27, saw the best track cyclists from five continents come together to compete in their respective events, and strive to become Champion of the World. The pinnacle track cycling event for 2005 was held in the ADT indoor velodrome, a stadium part >>
Well the snow has gone, the sun has come out, and today we went out minus the double set of gloves, minus the winter booties, minus the 5 layers on top and even minus the legwarmers. It was magic actually, Limoux is a beautiful place to train, and after being on the road the last couple of weekends >>
Robin Reid
Hi everyone, I've just got back from a pretty successful Tour of Korea. Yet another Marco Polo adventure completed. The race was scheduled a month later this year so as not to clash with the Asian games cycling events in Japan. This meant that the temperatures were much hotter than the previous >>
Robyn Wong
One day to race day and all is quiet at camp. Most of the team arrived on Tuesday morning, convening at Melbourne airport between 8am and 11am. We required 3 vans and one truck to transport the 25 riders (another 4 to join us later), 5 team management and 27 bikes to Alexandra, a 90 minute >>
Rosy McCall
Hi Everyone again! Thought i'd give you all a brief update of my take on the Superweek International Cycling Challenge here in Wisconsin after Susy's great report on the N.Z women's development team here, that have certainly made themselves present in this gruelling 9 straight days of racing! >>
Hi Everyone,Just thought i'd send an update of what's going onhere in the big old USA cycling scene.I have justcompleted my first big race with my new team, teamFUJI at the Bike Jam/ Kelly Cup criterium inBaltimore, Maryland.A pretty standard, average styleCrit coarse, 1 mile loop around a wide >>
Sam Bewley
Hello everyone,Those you who are in the circle of cycling would probably know that Mark Langlands one of the 5 riders in france preparing for the junior road worlds had a crash and got some pretty serious injurys and is now in a back\neck brace for the next 3months... this was pretty sad news for >>
Hey Everyone,Just a quick email before we our afternoon road ride, The flight over here was a bit of an adventure.. the flight from NZ to LA wasnt so bad sleeping pills kicked in nicely and i got about 8ours sleep, but when we got to LA we had to across to the other side of the airport which took >>
Hey everyone, This was the second tour in 1 week for most of us, so was always going to be a test for everyone as alot of people were still suffering from Tour of Taranaki only four days prior. The 1st stage started so early in the morning i cant even remember what time it was all i know is that >>
Scott Lyttle
Things are going pretty well here. France is fine, the team is good and the riding is going bloody brilliant. Yesterday I won my first race!! Unreal, it was awesome and I am still buzzing. Last year I did ok, however never won a race out right. So, this year one of the major goals I set myself was >>
Hi all, Got selected to do a criterium last night. Got told it was a `pro´ crit so was going to be hard. Criterium Professinal de Mancoles. I though it may be Jean Floch, Agrituble sort of teams. Arrived in this tiny little village for the race and passed a car. I looked across and who did I see in >>
Stephen Elden
Things are going great here in Italy. I'm living in the team house with 9 others in a small village called Penna, which is 50km from Florance and 35km from Arezzo in the Tuscany region. The training around here is awesome! I did my first race as a Professional in Croatia, in a UCI Cat. 2.5 a >>
Team Land Rover - ORBEA
The young Portland based Land Rover – ORBEA; Benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation team nets first big win of the 2009 season PORTLAND, Oregon; May 6, 2009– Roman van Uden, 20 year old youngster from Auckland, New Zealand wins the 23rd Annual SRAM Tour of the Gila Silver City Downtown >>
Team TIBCO
Team TIBCO was rewarded for its consistently strong, aggressive riding all week at the Nature Valley Grand Prix, taking home the overall team general classification title for the six-stage race.Katharine Carroll and Joanne Kiesanowski both finished in the top 10 of the final, difficult stage, the >>
Joanne Kiesanowski of Team TIBCO sprinted to 2nd place in Wednesday evening's Downtown St. Paul Criterium, continuing the strong performance with which the team opened the six-stage Nature Valley Grand Prix during this morning's time trial. The 10-second time bonus for 2nd place moved the New >>
Joanne Kiesanowski of Team TIBCO benefited from a strong team performance to earn 2nd place in the prestigious Liberty Classic in Philadelphia Sunday. The New Zealander was perfectly positioned to join a 12-rider group that slipped off the front the final time up the infamous Manayunk Wall and >>
Tim Gudsell
Hi all, It's been a blustery couple of days here on the cote d'azur, with high winds creating havoc along the coast. Though back in the hills it has been a little calmer so what better reason to do a little climbing. So it's been almost nine weeks since my arm has been in plaster and as you >>
Hey Folks, Well I had thought I would be still writing from Holland after another stage of the Eneco Tour, though as pro cycling goes changes can be made at anytime. I was listed as first reserve for the Vuelta Espange or Tour of Spain, though with one rider not fully healthy and my condition >>
Hi all It's been a full gas couple of weeks since the latest diagnosis of my problem, and really happy to finally see some progress. After 10days of solid treatment with the physio and osteo, we packed the car and headed for Italy to under go a full biomechanical assesment at the Mapei Sport >>
Tom Scully
Well Team as most of you know, a month or so a go I was heading off around the world to Europe to start a big five month campaign leading towards final selections for the Commonwealth games, ive been named on the short list, with the final team to be named around July some time, it was a to be a >>
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