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Cooper and Gaze make history

July 30th, '14.  It was a historical day for New Zealand as Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze went one-two in the men’s cross country event at the Commonwealth Games, claiming the country’s first ever medals in the ... read more

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Sergent fifth in men’s time trial as Dowsett wins

Jesse Sergent TT Romandie prologue smlAugust 1st, ’14.  In the men’s individual time trial Jesse Sergent lined up for a hotly contested race alongside a field that included defending champion, David Millar of Scotland, Geraint Thomas of Wales and Rohan Dennis of Australia.  But all were overhauled by England’s Alex Dowsett who took on the 38.4km course in 47.42mins.  

 
Linda Villumsen wins time trial gold
Linda Villumsen portrait smlAugust 1st, ’14.  New Zealand’s Linda Villumsen has won the individual time trial at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.  In wet conditions, Villumsen just edged out England’s Emma Pooley to take the gold medal with Australia’s Katrin Garfoot taking the bronze medal.

 
Tour of the Murray River stage 4: Gough on form while Norton active in break
 
Darcy Ellerm-Norton smlAugust 1st, ’14.  Brenton Jones of the Avanti Racing Team now has a 12 second advantage over Budget Forklifts’ Jesse Kerrison after finishing in the first group on the fourth stage of the Tour of the Murray River.  There was nothing the break could do to stop Jayden Copp from taking the win though as the Australian broke away for narrow solo win.
 
Santos Tour Down Under 2015: People’s Choice Classic
Peoples Choice Classic map smlJuly 31st, ’14.  This month saw the race organisers of the Santos Tour Down Under announced the route for the 2015 race.  The week-long event will begin on the 18th January and commence - as is customary - with the People’s Choice Classic around downtown Adelaide.

 
Winter Fun Ride Series 2014

Dynamoevents Ind Par 2014-15 300x250 Banner smlJuly 31st, '14.  With spring fast approaching, August marks the return of the Dynamo Events Winter Fun Rides in the Waikato region. These are a series of 3 standalone races that take in a different Waikato town each weekend. Stephan Cox and the team at Dynamo Events have put together some great courses that are both challenging while giving you some great views along the way.

 
Kiwis at Murray River: stages 1-3
Michael Vink smlJuly 31st, ’14.  Two days and three stages into the latest event in the Subaru Cycling Australian National Road Series - the Tour of the Murray River - and the Kiwis invasion is already seeing rewards.  Budget Forklift teammates Daniel Barry, Westley Gough and Michael Vink collaborated to send teammate Jesse Kerrison to stage 2 victory and second place in the overall standings.  Gough also made a crucial break in stage 3 to launch himself into the top 20 overall.

 
Elizabeth Steel: 4th in Kapellen

July 30th, ’14.  In her last race in Belgium this season Elizabeth Steel came tantalisingly close to the podium, finishing fourth in her final kermesse of 2014. The 60km race was won by Thalita De Jong of Rabo Liv Women’s Cycling Team.

 
Karioi Classic: Peters wins 5th anniversary edition
Three riders view smlJuly 30th, '14.  Dirk Peters won the 5th edition of the Karioi Classic in Raglan.  Tackling the on-road, off-road course in 1.59.02 hours Peters finished 2 seconds ahead of Carl Jones and 38 seconds ahead of Saul Webb.
 
Cameron Karwowski & Hamish Schreurs at the post-Tour criteriums
Greg Van Avermaet smlJuly 30th, ’14.  It’s post-Tour criterium time for the Tour de France, but also for New Zealand’s Cameron Karwowski and Hamish Schreurs.  The Veranclassic-Doltcini riders were one of 29 riders invited to the Natourcriterium Aalst featuring some of the best and brightest to have lit up the news headlines and screens over the past three weeks.  The race was won by Greg Van Avermaet of BMC Racing.

 
Cooper and Gaze make history

Sam Gaze  Anton Cooper smlJuly 30th, '14.  It was a historical day for New Zealand as Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze went one-two in the men’s cross country event at the Commonwealth Games, claiming the country’s first ever medals in the event.