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Rush Aims to Build on Calder Stewart Series Lead  Editor
North Otago cyclist Tim Rush wants to build on his elite men’s lead while a real battle looms in the women’s race for individual honours in the fifth round of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series, the Small Business Accounting Methven Grand Prix, being held in the Methven District for the first time on Saturday. Riding for the Mike Greer Homes cycling team Rush leads the men’s elite series >>
MET Helmets Manta Review  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 matter of minutes of riding with the Manta that I realized just how special this helmet was. Out >>
Big Jim Tackles the Hour Record  Editor
The Avantidrome in Cambridge is up in lights yet again as Tirau cyclist Jim McMurray attempts to set a new UCI World Record in the masters 55 - 59 age group. McMurray will take to the track on the 19th of March 2016 at 4.30pm to challenge the current record of 45.0189kms, set in 2012 by Keith Ketterer from America. Living just 15kms from the Avantidrome in Cambridge, McMurray’s training >>
Fast and Furious Racing at NZ Cycle Classic  Bike Adventures
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 including Julian Dean, Robbie McEwen and Hayden Roulston, O’Connor looks certain to be one of the next >>
Bike Adventures
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 >>
Drapac Professional Cycling wrapped up its 2014 Presidential Tour of Turkey campaign on Sunday afternoon in Istanbul.Stage 8 of the 50th edition of the 2.HC race saw Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma QuickStep) take his fourth win of the week while Orica GreenEdge secured the overall through Adam Yates. >>
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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North Otago cyclist Tim Rush wants to build on his elite men’s lead while a real battle looms in the women’s race for individual honours in the fifth round of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series, the Small Business Accounting Methven Grand Prix, being held in the Methven District for the first >>
The Avantidrome in Cambridge is up in lights yet again as Tirau cyclist Jim McMurray attempts to set a new UCI World Record in the masters 55 - 59 age group. McMurray will take to the track on the 19th of March 2016 at 4.30pm to challenge the current record of 45.0189kms, set in 2012 by Keith >>
The New Zealand National team gave locals plenty to cheer about in the Wairarapa today when Brad Evans won Stage 2 of the New Zealand Cycle Classic. Evans, a previous winner of the five-stage tour and winner of the 2015 Tour of Tasmania and Tour of Southland, overcame a puncture to win the 136km >>
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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