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Massey researcher developing e-bike safety sensors receives $25k boost from KiwiNet
HAMILTON, NZ â€" 13 April, 2018 â€" 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 award from the KiwiNet Emerging Innovator Programme which helps early career scientists develop >>
Fast and Furious Racing at NZ Cycle Classic
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 >>
Cedric Gracia Joins Crankbrothers Team
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 multi-talented World Cup downhill and four-cross racer, freerider, and enduro athlete. Gracia joins the >>
Vogels Applauds Drapac Team After Tour of Turkey
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. Sprinter, Wouter Wippert was Drapac's best on Sunday while Adam Phelan moved into the top 20 on GC, >>
Webster & McKenzie Defend Sprint Titles
Young Kiwi sprint stars Sam Webster and Stephanie McKenzie defended their sprint titles in emphatic fashion on the second night of finals at the Track Cycling National Championships in Cambridge tonight. Webster, 22, a member of the world champion team sprint, and McKenzie, 20, won in two straight rides over Eddie Dawkins and Natasha Hansen respectively at the new Avantidrome. Both riders hope >>
BDO Wellington to Auckland Enters Final Stages
Jason Thomason (Taranaki) took a stranglehold on the BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge, extending his Group One lead to over 3 minutes at the end of day five as stages 9 and 10 took the 160 riders from Ohakune into Turangi and then Taupo today. The big change in group one however saw Richard Jones drop from second place on general classification to 7th after losing over 8 minutes on >>
GMC Enters Development Team for NZCT
Top New Zealand rider and multi-national road champion Gordon McCauley, hasentered the first New Zealand base team for the 2014 NZCT Cycle Classic – Tourof Manawatu.McCauley, who needs no introduction to cycling fans in New Zealand, has entereda GMC Development team made up of youngsters coached by the men himself.The GMC Development team has been set up to provide an additional pathwayfor >>
Catching up With Garmin-SHARP Star Dan Martin
The Tour de France has already been a big success for Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) thanks to a spectacular win on stage nine in the Pyrenees that brought him into top-10. Although, Martin is in line for a top-10 finish in Paris, his main focus for the third-week of the Tour is to take another stage win and not focusing on the general classification. Castelli caught up with Dan for a chat >>
Radioshack Name Tour Team
The Radioshack Leopard team has been named for the 2013 Tour de France but to the disappointment of kiwi fans the powerful Hayden Roulston has not been named. After completing a successful Tour de Suisse it had been hoped the Cantabrian would get the nod with space being freed up in the squad with the omissions of Frank Schleck who is currently serving a doping suspension and Fabian Cancellara >>
Kiesanowski Gains New Teamate on TIBCO
Pescadero, CA – Team TIBCO is pleased to announce its newest addition to the squad: Lauren Stephens. Stephens is a Dallas, Texas native who has put up strong results this year, including a win at the National Criterium Calendar's Charlotte Presbyterian Crit, as well as earning a spot on the podium with a 3rd place finish in the overall GC standings at the NRC Joe Martin Stage Race. She is >>
BikeNZ Appoint Interim CEO
BikeNZ has appointed Brian Broad as an interim CEO for an initial three month term, commencing Tuesday June 4. Broad has held senior business transformation and change management roles at Alliance Group, Air New Zealand, and has recently done contract work for Auckland Council and the Airline Pilots association. He is also a former competitive cyclist and national selector. BikeNZ President >>
BikeNZ Announce Masters World Championships Wildcards
BikeNZ were pleased to announce that the following riders have been offered wildcard entries to the UCI Masters World Championships. - Jim McMurray - David Rowlands - Graham Nuttridge - Peter Murphy - Stephen Sheldrake - Fiona Southorn - Lesley Mouat - Sara Harnett - Sarah Morrison Long list – riders who will be offered wildcard entries should one of the riders above not accept >>
Kiesanowski Pulls TIBCO to Cnadian Win
Team TIBCO won the UCI Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau race today through impressive teamwork that helped put Shelley Olds in position to take the sprint for first. A 6-rider Team TIBCO squad contested the 134-kilometer race in Western Quebec this morning, racing assertively and keeping the pressure on by drilling it at the front of the race. "It was a really big victory today for us as a team," >>
Drapac Headed for the Big League
Drapac Professional Cycling (DPC) is excited to announce they will apply to the UCI for a Professional Continental License in 2014. ''The team has been working for 18 months on returning to a Professional Continental License. It's just been a matter of picking the right time and that is now, '' says Michael Drapac, Team Principal. With Australia and its riders becoming a dominant force in world >>
Evans To Face Strong Competition in Benchmark Round
Benchmark Homes Elite Cycling series leader Brad Evans will be hoping to repeat last year's success in Nelson when the second round of the series is held in the region on Sunday. Evan's, an Otago University student racing for the Fitlab team, won the Nelson round of the series last year. He also won the opening round's elite men's race in early March in Canterbury in a large frantic bunch sprint >>
BikeNZ Rider of the Year finalists announced
A number of Olympic cyclists were named amongst the finalists for the 2012 BikeNZ Awards today, with the winners to be announced on December 12. Panel members from each disciplines community, member organisation and BikeNZ have selected three nominees each for Male and Female Rider of the Year awards in each of Road, Track, BMX and Mountain Bike; based on the 2012 calendar year.There are also >>
Cooper Gets Genesys Ride for NZCT Classic
Wellington hardman Joseph Cooper will be competingfor Australia's No.1 professional cycling team for thelast three years, Genesys, in the NZCT Cycle Classicin the Manawatu from January 23 to 27, 2013.Cooper has competed with distinction for the PureBlack New Zealand team in 2012, but will be one ofGenesys's new recruits next year. One of his best ridesin Asia this year was to finish in the top >>
Have Your Vote in the BikeNZ People's Choice Awards
The final five nominees for the BikeNZ People's Choice Award were announced today, having been nominated by the New Zealand public. Olympians Sarah Walker and Marc Willers (BMX) are joined by new Junior World Champion Anton Cooper (Mountain Bike – Cross-country), 20-year-old speed merchant Brook MacDonald (Mountain Bike – Downhill) and Olympic bronze medallist Simon van Velthooven (Track) as the >>
The New Zealand Schools Road Cycling Championships wrapped up in gusty conditions today with points races at the Manfeild Auto Course in Manawatu. Devon Hiley (St Cuthbert's College) broke away early in the 24km women's under-20 points race and stayed away to win every sprint contest and a national title. "It was a tough race but I had a few of the girls working to keep the bunch together and >>
Kiwi's Race to Seven Medals
New Zealand brought its medal tally to seven tonight as the women led the way for the locals at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Invercargill. Firstly it was Alexandra's Sophie Williamson who bagged her second silver medal in as many days on the Stadium Southland Velodrome in the women's scratch race. Just 24 hours after a gutsy performance in the points race, Williamson was edged out >>
Olympic Track Action
The New Zealand women's team pursuit cyclists were unable to match their male counterparts and get among the medals at the Olympic velodrome day. The men won the bronze medal yesterday, but the women, fourth in the last world championships, had to settle for fifth, despite breaking the New Zealand record by a sizeable 1.6s. Lauren Ellis, Jaime Nielsen and Alison Shanks recorded 3min 18.514s >>
Garmin Barracuda Sharpens Up
Slipstream Sports, owners of the top professional cycling team dedicated to ethical sport and developing the next generation of cycling champions, today announced that it has added Sharp as a new, co-title sponsor of the team. Sharp is a world-leading technology provider, offering one of the widest portfolios of business and lifestyle products in markets across the globe. "In the year Sharp >>
PureBlack Tackle Tour de Beauce
BikeNZ PureBlack Racing, New Zealand's National Cycling team, will begin Le Tour de Beauce in Quebec, Canada today. Le Tour de Beauce is a UCI category 2.2 race and covers 756kms over six days, including a 20km time trial on Stage Four, and a summit finish on the mountain stage on day three. Director Sportif, John Harris, believes the team is ready to take on the Pro-Cycling teams such as Team >>
Horgan Takes Le Race - Odlin Comes So Close
Sam Horgan (SUBWAY® Pro Cycling Team) won the tough 100 kilometre Christchurch to Akaroa Le Race today in two hours and forty minutes. Horgan's team mate, Oceania Road Race Champion Paul Odlin, looked to have the win secured until he crashed on the final corner of the descent into Akaroa. "It's not how I like to win a race, but I'm happy the win stayed within the team and I'm pleased Oddy >>
Horgan Continues Winning TT Form
Christchurch cyclist Sam Horgan gave the New Zealanders something to cheer about with an outstanding victory in the elite men's time trial on the opening day of the UCI Oceania Road Championships in Queenstown. Horgan edged out his fellow Subway Pro Cycling teammate Paul Odlin by just over four seconds to claim the honours, the high point of the career to date for the rider who turns 25 >>
2012 Oceania MTB Championships Ready to Launch
The 2012 edition of the southern hemispheres most important mountainbike race is all set to go this weekend, in the Whakarewarewa Forest in Rotorua. The RaboDirect Oceanias event, presented by Nature Valley returns to New Zealand every second year, and its status continues to grow as the highest level domestic mountainbike event for all of the Oceania countries represented. Rotorua is no >>
Italian Talent Heads to New Zealand
Former women's world road champion Tatiana Guderzo heads a powerful Italian national team chosen to contest the NZCT women's cycling tour of New Zealand from February 22 to 26.Race director Jorge Sandoval is always seeking to attract big name teams and riders to his events, and he has excelled in securing the Italian national team for the first time. Following on from Sandoval's five-day New >>
National Champ Leads Strong Team for International Tour
Double national champion Michael Vink leads a strong Mico-Protrain team for the international NZ Cycle Classic Tour of Manawatu next week. In order to capitalise on his winning form, Vink has been in full training mode since his stunning performance at the RaboDirect Elite Road National Championships in Christchurch earlier this month where he won the under 23 time trial and road race national >>
SUBWAY Aim for Double at Festival of Cycling
SUBWAY® Pro Cycling has riders capable of featuring on the podium on both days of this weekend's Armstrong Motor Group Festival of Cycling in Canterbury. Paul Odlin, Sam Horgan, Jason Allen and Tom Hubbard all bring good recent form and strong results into racing this weekend which includes the 90 kilometre Waipara Challenge road race on Saturday and City Criterium at Canterbury University on >>
Chooky Fowler Keen for Another Southland Tour
Legendary PowerNet Tour of Southland champion Brian Fowler admits he's keen for another crack at the punishing race. And with more Tour titles to his credit than any other rider in the race's 56-year history, you can bet it will take more than blowing out the candles on his 50th birthday cake to faze him. Fowler, of Christchurch, has ventured south for the first time in three years' to >>
Oram & Villumsen Create History For NZ Cycling
Star kiwi cyclist Linda Villumsen and young hope James Oram created an historic double medal winning day for New Zealand at the UCI Road World Championships in Copenhagen today. Both won silver medals in the elite women and junior men time trials respectively, the first time BikeNZ has won two medals at the same World Championships. The same three elite women shared the medals in the time trial >>
Christie & Williams Impress at World Championships
New Zealand riders Jason Christie and Georgia Williams have made strong starts to the BikeNZ campaign at the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in Copenhagen today. Christie (Ashburton) and Williams (Auckland) both places sixth in the time trials through the streets of downtown Copenhagen, the opening races of this year's world championships. The 20 year old Christie was 12th through the >>
Warmup & Pushbikes Team Up for Team Expansion
Leading heating solutions company Warmup have combined with Christchurch cycle stores Pushbikes to sponsor a squad of 15 cyclists for the coming seasons racing. Warmup Marketing Manager Kelly Chapman said he was very excited to have another major sponsor on board for the team meaning more resources and support for the riders. "Our focus remains the same – it's about enjoying the team >>
Archbold Takes Fourth in Tour of Ireland Stage 1
World omnium silver medallist Shane Archbold has finished a creditable fourth on the opening stage of the Ras Tour of Ireland today. The Timaru rider is part of the BikeNZ endurance track squad who are competing extensively on the roads in Europe in preparation for next year's campaign towards the London Olympics. Archbold was in the bunch sprint to decide the opening 148km stage >>
Chadwick Bags Top Ten in Gila for Pure Black Racing
PureBlack Racing's Glen Chadwick has finished eighth overall in General Classification in New Mexico's five day SRAM Tour of the Gila, regarded as one of the toughest on USA Cycling's racing calendar. In today's final stage, the Gila Monster, Chadwick crossed the line eighth after riding solo off the front for much of the race to also secure second overall in the King of the Mountain point >>
SUBWAY In Action This Weekend
The SUBWAY® Pro Cycling Team is again in action in both the North and South Island this weekend. This Saturday sees Paul Odlin, Dillon Bennett, Sam Horgan and Jason Allen line up in the 101 kilometre Forest Estate Graperide in Marlborough while Matt Gorter and Westley Gough race in the Rotorua to Taupo 100 kilometre flyer. SUBWAY® Pro Cycling Manager Hayden Godfrey feels the team is >>
Dramatic Lead Change in Taiwan Finale
It was every bit as dramatic as it everyone thought it would be on the final Stage Nine of the Tour de Taiwan 2011. But in the end, Markus Eibegger of the Tabriz Petrochemical team had just that little more grit to be at the front of the harsh climb up Yangmingshan to win over the yellow jersey from team mate Mehdi Sohrabi to at once take the final individual general classification of the >>
SUBWAY in Action at Both Ends of New Zealand
The SUBWAY® Pro Cycling Team is in action at both ends of New Zealand over the next few days. Tom Hubbard, Matt Gorter and Nick Lovegrove line up in the four day BDO Tour of Northland that starts today and Jason Allen, Sam Horgan and Dillon Bennett race in this weekend's R & R Tour in Dunedin. The SUBWAY® Pro Cycling Team's Manager Hayden Godfrey said it was good to have the team >>
Quick Step Look to Start Season Strong in Australia
  Belgium team Quick Step has unveiled the rider list for the 2011 Santos Tour Down Under, which sees the return of top sprinter Francesco Chicchi to the team. "Chicchi is no stranger to the Santos Tour Down having competed here in 2009 and winning the final stage of the race," says Santos Tour Down Under Race Director, Mike Turtur. "It will be interesting to see "The Sheriff" >>
Team Orca Merino Wrap up Day Five
A cold wet day in the Tour of Southland – now that's more like what we're used to. Guy Fawkes Day should have been a wash-out but the fireworks started with the first sprint, as a few riders attacked off the front. Within 10 kms a group of seven established a break that would stay away until Blackmount Hill another 100kms away. Included in that break were two Orca Velo Merino riders, our >>
Roulston Wary of Landis Participation in NZ
Hayden Roulston hopes the inclusion of controversial American cyclist Floyds Landis in this year's Powernet Tour of Southland will not have a negative impact on the event. "I supported him coming last year but in light of his revelations and accusations I just hope he does not attract or generate any negativity for the event or for cycling," Roulston said. "The Powernet Tour of Southland >>
Earthquake Takes its Toll on Benchmark Series
Earthquake destruction cancels the fifth round of the Benchmark Homes Cycling Tour Due to the 7.1 magnitude earthquake which rocked Christchurch district early Saturday morning, the fifth round of the Benchmark Homes Cycling Tour has been cancelled. The damage caused by the massive earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks has meant that the race, planned for the Cust area of north >>
Cheatley & Amaran Wrap up NRC Titles
The 27th Annual Chris Thater Memorial criterium marked the final 2010 event of the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC). With both overall individual titles nearly in the bag, the focus in downtown Binghampton over the weekend turned to the NRC team titles. The absence of overall NRC leader Luis Amaran (CUB/Jamis Sutter Home-Colavita) helped open the door for the Fly V Australia duo of >>
Roulston Enjoys First Grand Tour Stage Win With HTC - Columbia
Hayden Roulston was part of a winning HTC-Columbia team in opening team time trial of the Vuelta a Espana last night. The Kiwi and his team mates came through the 13 kilometre late night race against the clock through the streets of Seville in Spain ten seconds faster than second placed Liquigas-Doimo on the flat fast course to record his first Grand Tour podium win. "It was just awesome >>
Roulston Dedicates Tour of Denmark Stage Win to Son
Hayden Roulston won the last stage of the Tour of Denmark in style last night, dedicating his win to his young son Moses. "I was flying today, it was such a great feeling going over the line and holding my hands up; the win was for my boy Moses," Roulston said. Stage 6 included four laps of a key section of the 2011 World Championship circuit with the finish line on the final straight of >>
Tour de Poland Remembers Auschwitz
Today, during the 6th stage from Oswiecim to Terma Bukowina Tatrzanska, a 228.5-kilometer route, organizers of the 67th Tour de Pologne wanted to pay homage and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust tragedy. After leaving from Oswiecim, the city of peace, cyclists transferred to the former Auschwitz II Birkenau concentration camp, where the whole Tour de Pologne observed a minute of silence. >>
New Director for Taupo Cycle Challenge
The Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has appointed Rob McKnight as the Event Director for the 2010 event. "We are delighted that Rob has accepted the role as the Event Director for the 2010 event – his experience with other Taupo events such as Ironman and Ironkidz and, of course, his previous experience with Cycle Challenge will hold him in good stead in this role," said Doug Simmons, >>
Nelson Cyclefest Launch Web and Event Details
The website for New Zealand‟s newest cycling festival has been launched in Nelson. The event will run from 8-17 October 2010 and promises something for riders of all ages and abilities with everything from serious racing to social coffee rides. There will be road, mountain bike, bmx and tandem races in a variety of locations around Nelson throughout the week. The Nelson Cycle Festival >>
Roulston To Hone Form in Dauphine Libere
Kiwi protour racer Hayden Roulston is back after his brief hiatus to improve his health after a demanding classics campaign. The HTC Columbia rider placed an impressive 10th in Paris Roubaix before taking time off and now returns in the eight day Dauphine Libere. Roulston will be lining up to find form as he looks to take a place in his teams line up for the Tour de France.  >>
Vink Wins French Tour
Subway – Avanti Pro Cycling Team's Michael Vink rode away from the field on the last stage to secure a win in the MCB Tour in France at the weekend. The National Under 23 Time Trial champion left New Zealand in late March for a six month contract racing for a Belgium Club in Europe, and has been in impressive form. Vink, 18, dominated the Tour which was held was in the Champagne region >>
Tour of Britain Unveil Hardest Route in Seven Years
The Tour of Britain 2010 Unveils Hardest Route in Seven YearsWales, Norfolk and Essex will host for the first time the country's largest free to attend eventLondon, 20 April 2009 – SweetSpot, organisers of The Tour of Britain have today unveiled the route for the 2010 event, which will take place across eight days of racing from 11th to the 18th September. The launch event, which took place at >>
Peoples Champion King Again
Gordon McCauley has taken back the crown he lost 12 months ago and regained his status as the countries number one Individual time trial specialist in taking out the event today at the Raboplus Elite road nationals in Christchurch. The hard man of Auckland cycling and team Subway Captain recorded a blistering 50.10 for the 40km winning the Elite male class by a commanding 55 seconds from last >>
Shanks, Villumsen Add Class to RaboPlus Cycling Time Trial
The RaboPlus national elite road cycling championships will get off to high profile start in Christchurch on Friday. The time trial, which so often plays second fiddle to the road race, has received a significant boost with entries from world championship bronze medallist Linda Villumsen and world track champion Alison Shanks. The individual time trial from Lincoln University, with women >>
Pensec and the 2010 Tour - Part One partners up with Ronan Pensec of Ronan Pensec travel for an insight into the 2010 Tour de France and the ins and outs of a Tour package that delivers. The former yellow jersey and team mate of Lemond has a staggering 23 Tours under his Belt under the various guises of rider, Tour operator and Television commentator CNZ - The ASO has released an interesting route for 2010, one >>
Roulston enters Vineyards for Nationals & Tour Down Under
Double Olympic medallist Hayden Roulston has entered Nelson's Tour de Vineyards as part of his preparation for the RaboPlus Elite National Road Race and the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide. Roulston began training again in early December and is focused on doing well in the Elite National Road Race in Christchurch on Sunday 10 January before heading over to Adelaide the following >>
Alex Ray - Team Bici Vida Hits Form
It was surprises all round in Day two of the Armstrong Motor Group Festival of Cycling as two young up and comers toppled a field of world champions, Olympians and national champions. Christchurch threw up perfect racing conditions and a huge crowd for the second day of the Armstrong Motor Group Festival of Cycling. The Festival moved downtown for the exciting City Criterium around the Oxford >>
Julian Dean In Action This Friday Night
New Zealand's best known professional rider Julian Dean will take to the streets of Taupo this Friday night for the Elite Street Race around the CBD. The seasoned Garmin Pro has just ompleted one of his toughest seasons to date which included the incredible feat of completing all three of the Grand Tours (Italy, France, Spain) this season, Dean was the only rider in the Pro peloton to achieve >>
Peoples Champion Maintains Position in Peoples Republic
Stage Eight of the UCI 2.HC Tour of Hainan did not provide many highlights as Gordon McCauley retained his overnight fifth position on General Classification whilst his Subway – Avanti Cycling Team retained its second place behind the Ukraine National Team. Any form of concern for the team on the extended 185 kilometre journey from Dongfang to the tour start city of Sanya was when >>
Class Field for Oceania Games This Week
There's plenty at stake for the leading women in this week's Oceania Track Cycling Championships starting tomorrow at the ILT Velodrome in Invercargill. They will be chasing places in the team for next week's key UCI World Cup in Melbourne which will be selected following this week's racing. The championships, which feature world champions Alison Shanks, Sam Webster, Ethan Mitchell and >>
Blackgrove Seals the Deal in Southland
United States-based cyclist Heath Blackgrove has enjoyed the biggest day of his life, winning the 53rd PowerNet Tour of Southland before rushing off to get married. His super-strong Zookeepers-Cycle Surgery team only had to cover the options on the final 65km stage into Invercargill after main rival Marc Ryan (Timaru, ColourPlus) missed the key break in the morning 79-km stage from Te Anau to >>
Official Statement - Roulston withdraws from PowerNet Tour of Southland
Following is an official statement from Hayden Roulston outlining his withdrawal from the PowerNet Tour of Southland. Defending PowerNet Tour of Southland champion Hayden Roulston was forced to pull out of the event after sustaining injuries after being involved in a crash while officials attempted to neutralise the race during stage two of yesterday's racing. He has suffered >>
Yates Undisputed King Of K2
Jeremy Yates once again confirmed himself as the top one-day racer on New Zealand's domestic circuit with his third consecutive win in Coromandel's prestigious RoadCraft K2 Classic. Perfect cycling conditions greeted a record field of 1500 riders for the eighth RoadCraft K2, but it was the shrewd tactical riding of Jeremy Yates that won the day. Yates was a marked man right from the gun >>
Roulston and HTC Columbia Confirmed for Tour Down Under
  Team Columbia-HTC Line Up Announced: TDU Champions Greipel and Rogers Return Team Columbia-HTC is fielding a strong, experienced and competitive line up for the 2010 Santos Tour Down Under, ready to take victory. Santos Tour Down Under, Race Director, Mike Turtur is pleased that two previous overall Tour Down Under winners in Andre Greipel (2008) and Michael Rogers (2002) will >>
Warmup cycle team makes presence felt at Tour de Lakes
The Warmup Cycling team made its presence felt at the Tour de Lakes held in Central Otago, Northern and Western Southland at Easter. Team Manager Kelly Chapman survived a crash to win the C grade competition based on a very strong opening prologue and day three 20 km time trial. It is Chapman's first win in a cycling event in his second season of racing. "I was stoked to get the win," he >>
CYCO Criterium Series Air NZ Mystery Escape Prize
Leading Auckland race series the CYCO Criterium series last season gave away the superbe prize on behalf of Air New Zealand, a Mystery Escape. Man about town Clint Patchett was the lucky winner. Here is what he got up to....  >>
PowerNet Tour Team Profile - Hudson - Gavin - Martin
The team is a new one sponsored by Hudson Gavin Martin, a new law firm specialising in intellectual property and technology law that was established last year by two former partners from Bell Gully (Wayne Hudson and Simon Martin) and a former partner form Russell McVeagh (Mark Gavin). The firm has adopted a novel approach towards branding (see the attachments) and sees the Tour of Southland as >>
Hudson - Gavin - Martin PowerNet Tour Update 1
Well, we made it to the Tour of Southland and we've got through stages 1 and 2 with no mishaps, so everyone in the team is happy. Jane and I came down to Invercargill on Friday afternoon and were picked up from the airport with the van we were to be using all week. A relatively "well used" 9 seater van (with 218,000 kms on the clock), it had HUDSON GAVIN MARTIN printed all along the side >>
Hudson - Gavin - Martin PowerNet Tour Update 2
Stage 3: Invercargill to Gore – 164 kms Today was the first really hard day for all of us. Not hard in terms of pitch ( nothing beats Bluff Hill) but hard in terms of length and speed. There were 10 sprints in the first 50 kms, which meant that the pace was savage right from the gun. Nick Lovegrove (permanently referred to by the race directors as Longrove) managed to get 3rd in one of >>
Taupo – The Final countdown
With only four weeks to go until Taupo what do you need to think about, and do to make sure you ride well? Over this next four weeks be sure to: Keep practising your bunch skills. Being able to ride effectively in a good bunch can dramatically reduce your time. Gradually reduce your training volume. Fresh is best, and tired is, well tired is slow! Too many people make the mistake >>
Training For Taupo - Part 2
Training for Taupo – Part 2 Can you believe it, Taupo is not far away now! Thankfully the weather has been kind and the sun is motivating many to hit the road, almost clogging Auckland's waterfront with cyclists before work! With not much time left what do you need to be doing? First of all you need to decide on your goal for Taupo. Then once you have, apply the 7 golden rules: 1. >>
Pedal your way to carbon free
It was only a matter of time before New Zealand adopted pedal power in the major cities in a bike sharing programme. Over 25 countries in Europe have bike sharing whereby bikes are strategically left around the city, and peddlers can hire, or use them within certain city boundaries. Good gear has led the charge in New Zealand starting last week with bicycles left (and helmets) in Auckland, >>
Do you want to improve?
We are creatures of habit, and it is very easy to slip into joining our mates every other day, doing the same loop on the days in between, and low and behold six months have gone by. To improve, our bodies need to do something different in training EVERY week. Something has to change, and that something can be directed from a coach, based on what you need to change to improve your performance.  >>
Why Cycling?
Is cycling really the new golf? Has plaid been replaced with lycra – ugly pants traded for tight ones showing off muscles, or unwelcome adipose tissue (kind word for FAT rolls). Apparently it grows and grows each year? According to regional councils, and sports organizations mounting two wheels is the latest thing. In the seventies, and eighties running became the thing for New Zealanders, >>
Bike vs Car - A reader's poll.
The New Zealand Herald is running a readers poll this week (see link) on why cycling is so unsafe in New Zealand. As readers of road cycling's most popular website, we would like your views. The cyclist versus motorist has been an argument which seems to have been running for years. This is because it is an >>
Paris Dakar by Bike!
"The Sahara on a bicycle, is that possible?" A group of 25 enthusiastic cyclists accepted this challenge and left from the Eiffel Tower on 10 September 2006 to hit the road to Dakar. They completed this incredible idea of crossing the Sahara by bike passing sand dunes and surprised camels. We leave Paris on a sunny Sunday morning along the banks of the Seine in search of adventure for the >>
Favourite Rides - Auckland - The BCL
The BCL, or Butter Chicken Loop, is a meandering loop ride through the back roads and foothills of the Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland. The name originates from a bunch ride in the murky past. At the obligatory coffee stop at Titirangi, the excellent Hardware Café was full, so another establishment was frequented. Amongst the coffees, scones, and bagels one of the riders ordered Butter Chicken. >>
The Bunch Ride
A bunch ride is a great way to cover miles easily, enjoy some company, meet other riders and improve your riding. It's a great leveller of abilities meaning that a vast range of talents and fitness can ride and train together enjoyably. With any bunch ride there are a number of explicit (stated and known) and implicit (taken for granted) rules. Explicit rules are things like the route, start >>
Club Snap shot - Morrinsville Wheelers
The rolling pastures of the Waikato have been the training and racing grounds for 43years for the Morrinsville Wheelers Cycling Club. Start in 1964, the club has produced many New Zealand representatives, including Jack and Stephen Swart, Tom Bamford, Julian Dean, Double Olympian Roz Reekie-May, Mark May, and most recently Eliot Crowther. Club secretary Bev May was the first woman to hold a >>
Auckland Track Development Interview
Cycling Auckland is again promoting track cycling with sessions for newcomers which began in October, and are again under the direction of David Osten who has seen riders gain experience, confidence, skills and enjoyment and move on to succeed at higher levels. There are many riders who have come through this squad and gone on to win at national and even higher levels. Here's how David responded >>
When the inevitable happens...
On a recent bunch ride that I was on there was an accident. The accident was a reasonably simple event, the outcome wasn't. The result of the fall left a rider injured, in considerable pain and, after quite a lengthy wait, a ride in an ambulance. It got me thinking, we all ride, and from time to time we all crash. So when the inevitable happens: Do you have the basic skills to be able to >>
Road Safety Changes Not Enough, Say Cyclists Following the recent speight of cyclists that have been killed on our roads, you may want to read about what is being done in New Zealand to improve safety for us on the roads. Cyclists have welcomed some aspects of the Government's Road Safety Policy Statement but called for stronger action to make New Zealand's roads safer.  >>
NZ cyclists to race on borrowed equipment The New Zealand track cycling team will have to use borrowed equipment at the Moscow World Cup meet after their kit bag of high tech equipment worth $20,000 failed to arrive in the Russian capital. Coach Terry Gyde said from Moscow it had been discovered that the bag never got off the ground - it had been sitting at Auckland airport, untagged. The Australian team had >>
Auckland Criterium Championships Preview
To mark the end of its first series of criteriums at the Auckland waterfront "tank farm", the CYCO Auckland Criterium Championships this Thursday night will offer fast and frantic turns of speed from a showcase field of riders – many of them NZ representatives. The men's event is at 7pm and the women will race at 6.15pm. In the men's race it will be interesting to see if the up and >>
CYCO Auckland Criterium Championships Preview
To mark the end of its first series of criteriums at the Auckland waterfront "tank farm", the CYCO Auckland Criterium Championships this Thursday night will offer fast and frantic turns of speed from a showcase field of riders – many of them NZ representatives. The men's event is at 7pm and the women will race at 6.15pm. In the men's race it will be interesting to see if the up >>
CYCO Auckland Criterium Champs
CYCO will be running the Auckland Criterium Champs on the 14th of December. There will be a separate Womens and Mens race, but no other categories. Entries opened on Thursday 30th November and are accepted at the discretion of the Race Director. The Womens race will start at 6:15 and will be 25 minutes plus 3 laps in duration. Sprints at 10 and 20 minutes. Entry Fee is $20.00 and the >>
First timer ripe for another challenge
Graham Moor, a 42 year-old company director from Kerikeri, was a Taupo first timer two weeks ago. Having only been cycling for a year he gives us his thoughts on his first Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge experience. How long have you been cycling? What got you into it? I have been cycling for just over a year. I was walking past the local shop Fat Dog Cycles and saw a great deal on a Trek 1400 and >>
New Zealand Criterium Championships throws up two surprise winners
The feature men's national title race saw no less than 15 national champions or national reps, among them Commonwealth Games medallists Hayden Godfrey, Gordon McCauley and Hayden Roulston. But it was national track squad member Marc Ryan (Timaru) who broke the race apart. In a lightening fast race Ryan forced a breakaway after the third of the race. National road champion Hayden >>
The" who's who" of New Zealand cycling front up for the New Zealand Criterium Champs
In just its second year Christchurch's Armstrong Peugeot Festival of Cycling continues on its quest to become the most prestigious cycling event in New Zealand. Close to 2000 riders, both elite and recreational, are expected for this weekend's Armstrong Peugeot Festival of Cycling. The two-day event features a 75k road ride around the Lyttelton Harbour bays and an inner city criterium >>
New Zealand Tour Down Under team announced The official New Zealand team for the 2007 Tour Down Under has been announced. The team will be Hayden Roulston, Tim Gudsell (pending availability from his pro team), Heath Blackgrove, Peter Latham, Logan Hutchings, Jeremy Vennell, Clinton Avery and Matthew Haydock. The team staff will consist of Jacques Landry (Director), Kris Withington (Mechanic), Sarah Blake (Massage >>
The Big Lap of the Lake is Over
We can all relax now that we have completed our lap of the lake for another year. Many will have been on the website today trying to figure out which training partners they beat and how to be more strategic next year in the group they start with. Whether happy with your time or not, the class of the organisation of Taupo cannot be overlooked. Taupo has a unique vibe to it that no other event >>
Tips for Survival as a Cycling Parent
Time keeping at the recent Auckland Time Trial Championships conjured up memories of becoming a cycling parent back in 1995. My 12 year old daughter, who had just made it as a Division 1 swimmer, was introduced to school cycling. With all the best intentions to cross train, her allegiance to cycling emerged by the end of the first Auckland waterfront time trial series and the 5am trips to Glen >>
Weekend Warrior Report
Auckland ITT championships I have never been a great fan of Time Trials (TT's). I have always found that I go better struggling to hang-on to the bunch or, if I am lucky, sitting in the middle and getting sucked along. The whole TT thing of suffering alone with nothing but the sound of me gasping for air as comfort has never really appealed to me. But because this year the calendar had >>
Exponential Growth Responses
We had such a great response from the Exponential article that we thought we should post a few ideas. welcome feedback and appreciate any comments you have on anything posted on this site so keep it up! Keep the banter going and enjoy. --- I would have to say that joining a club would not have entered my mind were it not for my employers who paid for a professional coaching >>
The Kiwi Experience in Limoux France
When first asked me to write a piece on living and racing in France, I wondered whether I would be able to make the article concise enough to fit on the CNZ website! France and New Zealand are such different worlds in so many ways it is hard to know where to begin really…… The BikeNZ European Training Centre is based in a little town called Limoux in the South of France– Limoux >>
N.Z. U17 Canberra and Development Group Camp
The N.Z. U17 Development Team to Canberra and N.Z. Development Group camp was held in Palmerston North 16th, 17th and 18th June. The camp was held in conjunction with the Twin Peaks Tour. The camp was headed up by Bike N.Z. Development Manager, Beverley Chamberlain, ably assisted by Hughie Castle, Bike B.Z. Coaching staff of Lynn Murphy, Lyndon Cooney, Andrew Jamieson. Camp assistants: Don >>
The Lure of the Auckland Waterfront
For anyone that lives in Auckland, the waterfront is a welcome 8-kilometre stretch of road that extends from the city and has few traffic lights. It is an interesting place that could almost be turned into a television drama series. When cycling down the waterfront you are guaranteed to see other kindred cyclists, although a wave of acknowledgement is not always such a sure thing. You cannot >>
Married to a pro - What's it like.
Wife, soul-mate, best friend, number one fan, unconditional supporter, confidante, gofa (or personal assistant - just to sound fancy!), business partner, motor-pacer, masseuse, cook, house-cleaner, and self-appointed removalist. My name is Carole Dean and I am all of these to Julian Dean, professional cyclist currently with Team CSC. We've been together for 9 yrs - way before pro-cycling ever >>
Auckland's Retro Ride
By Amy Mason The retro ride is a new addition to the Auckland cycling calendar. Ridden once a month, it is the brainchild of Mr Retro, Dave Benson. The retro ride is a leisurely ride around the flat lands of south Auckland, with a unique twist: ride retro cycling equipment 1985 or earlier. This is a ride not about who is riding the strongest or who comes first. It's all about who's got the >>
Cycling Singapore: Barking at Monkey's
Jon Bridges recently went up to Singapore for work. Not content to go without his usual weekly ride he did his research and found himself a bike to ride up there. Below is his account of the ride. Turns out there is a group of Aussies and Nzers in Singapore called the Australia New Zealand Singapore Association Cycling Group or something like that. I found them through their website ( >>
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