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Mike Northey wins in Britain

July 22nd, ’14.  Mike Northey’s preparation for the Commonwealth Games has certainly taken a leap in the right direction.  On Friday Mike won the fourth round of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Series in Beverley, East Yorkshire in dominant ... read more

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Commonwealth Games: gold and bronze for New Zealand
 
Pieter Bulling TP sml
July 25th, '14.  New Zealand are already on the Commonwealth Games medal table, with two medals on the track in both the men’s team sprint and team pursuit events.  In the team pursuit New Zealand faced Canada in the bronze medal match and dominated, while the same was true of the New Zealand team in the gold medal match against England.

 
Tour de France stage 18: Nibali seals victory
Stage 13 - Vincenzo Nibali wins smlJuly 25th, ’14.  Assuming he stays away from crashes or major mechanical issues Vincenzo Nibali has sealed the win in the Tour de France.  The Italian Astana rider produced a sublime performance to win the 18th stage of the Tour de France in destructive fashion to extend his overall advantage to more than 7 minutes over the new second placed rider in the race; Thibaut Pinot.

 
Mike Northey wins in Britain: VIDEO
Mike Northey smlJuly 24th, '14.  Check out this great footage from the guys at Cyclevox of the British Elite Circuit Series event in Beverley; where Kiwi cyclist Mike Northey reigned supreme in style!
 
Commonwealth catch up: Matt Archibald
Matt Archibald  Eddie Dawkins smlJuly 24th, '14.  As the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony starts today we caught up with Matt Archibald, our fast man with a bit of a reputation in the gym!  From the athletes' village in Glasgow Matt talked about the buzz of racing at the Games, the weight of expectation and the off-bike work that helps the on-bike efforts.
 
Tour de France stage 17: Majka does the double
Stage 17 - Rafal Majka smlJuly 24th, ’14.  The Tinkoff-Saxo team continued to demonstrate their strength today with Rafal Majka taking his second stage win of the Tour de France; and the team’s third in four stages.  Majka finished 29 seconds ahead of Giovanni Visconti of Movistar with Vincenzo Nibali in third; maintaining the yellow jersey.

 
Kiesanowski, Smith & Oram star in the States
Team Action dominated smlJuly 23rd, ’14.  A fantastic week of racing by our Kiwi riders in the States culminated in two great final stages of racing for both the men and women’s races as Joanne Kiesanowski, Dion Smith and James Oram all starred on the last day of the Cascade Cycling Classic.

 
Innovations in the Campagnolo Shamal

Campagnolo Miguel Indurain 93 smlJuly 23rd, '14.  It is a wheel steeped in history but the team at Campagnolo have not used that as an excuse to rest on their laurels.  Their passion for innovation - even with tried and proven products - has led them to the Shamal Mille.

 
Commonwealth Games Catch Up - Sam Gaze
Sam Gaze wins MTB World Cup Eliminator smlJuly 23rd, '14.  After a cracking start to the season, which included claiming the National Championship, Sam Gaze is ready to take on the world, or at the very least the rest of the Commonwealth. He took a break from packing up his bike for the trip to Glasgow to chat to roadcycling.co.nz about his preparations and aspirations for the cross country mountain bike event at the Commonwealth Games.

 
Tour de France stage 16: Rogers wins longest stage
Stage 16 - Michael Rogers wins smlJuly 23rd, ’14.  Tinkoff-Saxo’s Michael Rogers has made it two wins in three stages for his team, taking a solo victory and his first Tour de France stage at 35-years old.  The Australian took a bow after finishing brilliantly ahead of Thomas Voeckler of Europcar and Vasil Kiryienka of Team Sky.  Overall there was no change for Vincenzo Nibali who still leads Alejandro Valverde on the eve of the first summit finish in the Pyrenees.

 
Commonwealth catch up: Aaron Gate

Aaron Gate track smlJuly 22nd, '14.  With just over 24 hours until the Commonwealth Games we caught up with Aaron Gate, winner of the 2013 omnium event at the UCI World Championships.  Forced to take to one of the individual disciplines - with the omnium not part of the Games programme - RoadCycling's Ed Wright talked with Aaron about preparation and planning, the season gone and the pressure of wearing the rainbow stripes.

 
Commonwealth catch up: Marc Ryan

Marc Ryan smlJuly 22nd, '14.  Tomorrow the 20th Commonwealth Games gets underway and in this feature we look at one of the track riders who is set to be one of the busiest of the team!  In between the final finishing touches to training in the velodrome at Bordeaux; Marc Ryan took a little time out to answer a few quick questions.

 
Mike Northey wins in Britain
Mike Northey smlJuly 22nd, ’14.  Mike Northey’s preparation for the Commonwealth Games has certainly taken a leap in the right direction.  On Friday Mike won the fourth round of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Series in Beverley, East Yorkshire in dominant fashion.
 
 
Commonwealth catch up: Karen Hanlen

 CommGames smlJuly 21st, '14.  Conquering obstacles might be par for the course when it comes to mountain biking, but for Karen Hanlen the road to the Commonwealth Games has been more challenging than she could ever have imagined. The Whakatane native took some time out from her preparation for the 29 July cross country event to speak to roadcycling.co.nz.

 
Tour de France stages 14-15: Majka climbs to win as Bauer denied on the line

Stage 15 - Jack Bauer sml July 21st, ’14. Rafal Majka won the final day’s racing in the Alps; but the big news for New Zealand came today. Jack Bauer came within metres of winning his first stage of the Tour de France; being denied on the line by the sprinters who were led home by Alexander Kristoff of Katusha. He and Martin Elmiger performed brilliantly throughout the day and it was a tragedy to see their lead swept up within seconds of the finish line.

 
Fraser Gough third in Belgium
July 19th, '14.  Ramblers Cycling Club's Fraser Gough has come third last night's Omloop van de Groetenstreek.  The 21-year old Kiwi who is the reigning U23 National Time Trial Champion finished behind Jelle Cant of De Toekomstvrienden Baal and Nico Indekeu of Snake Cycling Team VZW Koningshooikt.