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Dion Smith second in Winston Salem Crit

June 1st, '15.  Dion Smith has finished second in the Winston Salem Criterium after an aggressive and fast paced race.  Brad White took the win for UnitedHealthcare as Smith finished ahead of Gavin ... read more

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Michael Torckler: unpredictable bike racing
Michael Torckler bunch photo Mark Sowry 150June 3rd, ’15.  He came to the POWERCO Tour of Taranaki looking to win his home race, he came away a three-time stage winner and king of the mountains champion.  As he gets ready for the winter, we talked to Budget Forklifts Kiwi professional Michael Torckler.
 
Weaver wins POWERCO Tour of Taranaki
David Weaver photo Mark Sowry 150June 3rd, ’15.  David Weaver has won the 2015 POWERCO Tour of Taranaki.  His consistency over the five-stage event saw him overcome a close challenge from both Josh Page and Callum Gordon.  Also featuring stand out performances from Michael Torckler.
 
George Bennett speaks up
Stage 5 - George Bennett 150June 2nd, ’15.  The day before the Giro d’Italia kicked off, George Bennett received the devastating news that all his preparation for the race had come to nought; low cortisol levels meant that he would be unable to start according to the rules of the MPCC.  Last week George spoke up about the situation.
 
Hayden McCormick: pain in Paris-Roubaix
Hayden McCormick - LBL - photo Kristof Bruers Sportfotograaf 150June 2nd, ’15.  Look at Hayden McCormick’s performance in the Paris-Roubaix Espoirs race at the weekend and you could assume that he’d done a decent job.  Just missing out on top 20 in terrible conditions, on a day where most of the field dropped out is certainly a respectable ride.  But Hayden’s performance came on the back of multiple severe crashes that now sees him out of action for the next three weeks.
 
Joanne Kiesanowski fourth as UHC dominate criterium
Joanne Kiesanowski portrait 150June 1st, ’15.  Joanne Kiesanowski of TIBCO-SVB and Rushlee Buchanan of UnitedHealthcare starred in the Winstom Salem Criterium at the weekend.  Kiesanowski finished fourth in the women’s race, won by UnitedHealthcare's Alexis Ryan.
 
Kiwi clean sweep in Battle on the Border
Joseph Cooper - Battle on the Border photo Neil Walker 150June 1st, ’15.  Avanti Racing have done it again.  Joseph Cooper led an Avanti Racing 1-2 after dominating from stage 3 of the race.  It is Cooper’s second win in a row at Battle on the Border and comes ahead of teammate Patrick Bevin.  Keagan Girdlestone completed the Kiwi podium.
 
Alberto Contador secures Giro d’Italia
Stage 21 - Iljo Keisse wins 150June 1st, ’15.  Alberto Contador has won the Giro d’Italia in a rather interesting final stage, that saw the sprinters denied a chance at glory.  Iljo Keisse of Etixx-Quick Step and Orica GreenEDGE’s Luke Durbridge were the sources of the upset, providing a breakaway victory on the sprinters’ stage.
 
U19 riders steal show in ITS Adelaide
Campbell Stewart 150May 30th, ’15.  New Zealand’s young track stars have delivered abroad, as both men and women medalled across the board in the South Australia Grand Prix.  They also shone in yesterday’s ANZAC Cup; catch up on the action from the U19 events here.
 
Keagan Girdlestone wins Battle on the Border opener
Stage 1 - Girdlestone  Bevin 150May 28th, ’15.  Keagan Girdlestone has won the first stage of the Battle on the Border.  The Charter Mason Racing overcame the might of Avanti Racing to take the stage win and overall lead ahead of Patrick Bevin and Matthew Clark, with Joseph Cooper in fourth place.
 
New Zealand’s sprint cyclists prepare for major campaign
Mens keirin - Sam Webster wins 150May 28th, ’15.  Cycling New Zealand will take their biggest and strongest group of sprint cyclists to the USA and Europe for a training and racing block to prepare for this summer’s all-important international campaign.  Olympic and world championship medallists will team up with a young development squad for the biggest outfit ever to make the trip together.