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Strong return to racing after back fracture in fourth round of Calder Stewart Cycling Series   Editor
After only a month back on the bike after fracturing his back in a collision with a car in late January Southlander Corbin Strong won today’s elite men’s 139 kilometre race in round four of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Timaru. One of New Zealand's most promising young cyclists, 18 year old Strong (Team Skoda Fruzio) fractured his T1 vertebra in a nasty collision with a car while >>
Strong return to racing after back fracture in fourth round of Calder Stewart Cycling Series   Editor
After only a month back on the bike after fracturing his back in a collision with a car in late January Southlander Corbin Strong won today’s elite men’s 139 kilometre race in round four of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Timaru. One of New Zealand's most promising young cyclists, 18 year old Strong (Team Skoda Fruzio) fractured his T1 vertebra in a nasty collision with a car while >>
Different course but Zenovich keen on same result in round four of Calder Stewart Cycling Series   Editor
It’s a different course but Southlander Matt Zenovich is keen on the same result as last year while women’s professionals Kate McIIroy and Sharlotte Lucas return to the series after missing the previous two rounds due to Commonwealth Games commitments as round four of the Calder Stewart Cycling hits Timaru on Saturday. The pair were first and second in the opening round in Dunedin and will >>
Zenovich Consolodates, Harris Takes Control  Editor
Southlander Matt Zenovich lost and then regained the leader’s jersey for the elite men and Ella Harris grabbed the women’s leaders’ jersey off the absent Kate McIlroy who was racing in the Commonwealth Games after an exciting double header weekend of racing in the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Hokitika. It was the first time the series has held two road races over a weekend and it >>
Bike Adventures
HAMILTON, NZ " 13 April, 2018 " Massey University researcher Dr. Matthew Miller has received a $25,000 boost to develop e-bike feedback sensors that improve braking control and rider safety. Dr. Miller, a lecturer at Massey University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition, received the >>
Don’t forget the name Ben O’Connor. The 20-year-old Australian claimed his first UCI yellow tour jersey following a dominating display during the five-day UCI 2.2 New Zealand Cycle Classic which concluded in the Wairarapa, New Zealand, this afternoon. Like previous tour winners him >>
Adding to its world-class roster of athletes, crankbrothers today announced the addition of mountain bike legend and Enduro World Series racer Cedric Gracia to its team. Gracia grew up riding BMX and freestyle skiing before becoming a pillar of the professional mountain bike scene as a >>
Competitions
Cyclingnz.com would like to congratulate Jason Blair and Anna Taylor in winning the team kit prizes for the Jazz Apple competition. Jason and Anna take away the full kit of Jersey, shorts, gloves and drifit cap all made by team issue supplier Champion Systems. >>
Don't deny it, the Jazz Apple pics have been the ones you have stared the longest at! It's no wonder right, the striking navy blue and crisp Jazz Apple motif are stand out!Well you need look no longer; the team at ENZA / Jazz Apple has generously given cyclingnz.com two complete Champion System >>
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After only a month back on the bike after fracturing his back in a collision with a car in late January Southlander Corbin Strong won today’s elite men’s 139 kilometre race in round four of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Timaru. One of New Zealand's most promising young cyclists, 18 >>
After only a month back on the bike after fracturing his back in a collision with a car in late January Southlander Corbin Strong won today’s elite men’s 139 kilometre race in round four of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Timaru. One of New Zealand's most promising young cyclists, 18 >>
It’s a different course but Southlander Matt Zenovich is keen on the same result as last year while women’s professionals Kate McIIroy and Sharlotte Lucas return to the series after missing the previous two rounds due to Commonwealth Games commitments as round four of the Calder Stewart Cycling >>
Interviews
In our industry, leading fitting protocols and technology have proven highly successful with all types of riders, and Bike Fitter Karl Murray has the experience to help you achieve your goals. His unique blend of training and experience with the rigors of training and racing, Combined with his >>
With the advancements in bike fitting taking a quantum leap in the last couple of seasons riders are starting to see the huge benefits that can be derived from being in the perfect position on the correctly sized bike. Cyclingnz.com caught up with Aucklander Karl Murray from Exceed bike fit who >>
Pimped Rides
Scott has released the new range of bikes for 2008. Check out the new Gambler Downhill and Freeride Bikes, as well as the popular Spark and Addict carbon featherweights. With a comprehensive range for Men and Women you'll be wishing you had one! www.scott-sports.com >>
Team Rubicon/Gluekos will race the top of the line Orbea Orca as their team bike for the 2006 US racing season. The Orbea name has been made famous through the sponsorship of the Basque UCI ProTour team of Euskatel Euskadi. This partnership could be no more apt given that Orbea's home is Northern >>
The 2006 DeRosa Protos is a full carbon frame and fork weighing in at 1350grams. This actual bike was on display at the Las Vegas Interbike show and Paul was lucky it was his size, 56cm. De Rosa has stated that this is the first one in the Southern Hemisphere. Its decked out with Campag record >>
Road Rash
Auckland cycle courier legend Wade Rose exists on a diet mainly consisting of muffins, cigarettes and coffee. While the effects of the first two are fairly well known; muffins provide a tasty snack and tobacco offers cancer and other nasty diseases, the effects of coffee specifically caffeine - >>
Being a Pom, I am often accused of being a whinger, even though I try my utmost to avoid complaining to avoid being bracketed in that stereotype. However, when it comes to New Zealand's press I cannot help having a dig, because to be frank, it is generally appalling. When it comes to cycling >>
If there is one social environment that encourages small talk more than any other, even around water coolers, it is in elevators. Conversations have to be kept to a minimum as journeys last only a few seconds and, as there are often other people in the lift, subject matter has to be limited so as >>
Technical Views
The MET Manta is the Italian companies flagship aero road helmet. Weighing in at a very respectable 220gm the Manta is an extremely versatile helmet. As a long time user of the well-established American brand Giro, I was skeptical to say the least when receiving this helmet. But it was only a >>
It turned into a whole new bike race after Wednesday's long, wet race stage of the Giro d'Italia. The "bigs" became the ex-bigs, as 56 riders split away from the field and rode off into the distance. A combination of tired legs, hard terrain, rain, cold, and tactical errors ended the hopes of >>
The first Alpine stage of the TdF clearly showed the tactics of the climbing specialists - they have to put time in to Cadel Evans, Christian Vandevelde and Denis Menchov before the Tour leaves the mountains. In the first (stage 4) TT Frank Schleck, Carlos Sastre and Bernhard Kohl lost significant >>
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MTB joins the Tour de France with an extreme jump on one of the mountain stages last year.  >>
Last week the New Zealand National team participated in the Canadian Tour of PEI. The final stage was a criterium where Toni Bradshaw featured at 8th. This is coverage of the fast paced criterium showing a good quality field zooming around the town circuit with a good supportive crowd.  >>
This weeks you tube video of the week is a classic piss take of Floyd Landis and his positive test in 06. Thanks for Mark Leishman for sending it in. If you have any favorites email your links to us at cyclingnz.com  >>
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