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Bevin & Buchanan crowned in Takapuna

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Nov 21st, ’14.  A fantastic evening of racing in Takapuna saw Rushlee Buchanan and Patrick ... read more

Mike Northey - it’s going to be a great race

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Nov 21st, ’14.  Mike Northey heads into today’s Criterium National Championships as the defending champion ... read more

Catching up with: Courteney Lowe

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Le Tour via two of the greats

July 14th, 13. Le Tour via two of the greats.

Tour de France: stage 14 preview

July 13th, 13. 191km between Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon comprises the 14th stage of this year’s Tour de France and a quick glance at the profile suggests there . . . . could . . . .  be trouble ahead.  

Tour de France 2013: Stage 13 Cav wins while Froome is attacked

stage 13 cav thumbJuly 13th, 13.  Mark Cavendish of Omega Pharma-Quick Step took his 25th Tour de France stage win at the end of one of the most dramatic flat stages of the Tour in recent times.  

Tour de France: stage 13 preview

July 12th, 13.  Part 2 in the series of stages destined for the sprinters takes the riders from Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond, a distance of 173km.  

Tour de France 2013: Stage 12 Kittel claims three

stage 12 finish thumbJuly 12th, 13.  Argos-Shimano’s Marcel Kittel took his third stage win, and second in as many bunch road stages, pipping Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Mark Cavendish to the line after 218km between Fougeres and Tours.  

Image of the day - Stage 11 (Avranches - Mont-Saint-Michel)

July 11th, 13. Image of the day - Stage 11 (Avranches - Mont-Saint-Michel)

Tour de France stage 11 Martin masters the time trial

stage 11 podium martin thumbJuly 11th, 13. Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Tony Martin took his second ever Tour de France stage win in the individual time trial on stage 11 of the Tour de France.

Image of the day - Stage 10 (Saint-Gildas-des-Bois - Saint-Malo)

July 10th, 13.  Image of the day - Stage 10 (Saint-Gildas-des-Bois - Saint-Malo)

Tour de France 2013 stage 10 Kittel triumphs as Henderson comes 12th

stage 10 thumbJuly 10th, 13. After a textbook lead-out from kiwi Greg Henderson, Lotto Belisol looked like victory was assured for their man Andre Greipel; but in a spectacular finish Germany’s young discovery Marcel Kittel of Argos-Shimano, winner of stage one, pipped the ‘gorilla’ to the line to take his second Tour stage win.

Ladies Giro, behind the scenes with the Wiggle Honda girls

July 9th, 13. Ladies Giro, behind the scenes with the Wiggle Honda girls

GreenEDGE rocks AC/DC

July 9th, 13. GreenEDGE.... more than just Yellow wearing cyclist, also rock stars.. we loved this.

Stage 9, Full results

July 8th, 13. Full Stage 9 results

Mark Cavendish's Hydraulic Road Brakes By SRAM

July 7th, 13. Mark Cavendish's Hydraulic Road Brakes By SRAM.

The importance of recovery

July 7th, 13. The importance of recovery.

Image of the day - Stage 7 (Montpellier - Albi)

July 6th, 13. Stage 7 finish.

Tour of Austria - stage 6 Ciolek on form in finish

July 6th, 13. In spite of crashing twice Astana’s overall leader Kevin Seeldraeyers was still able to maintain his lead in the Tour of Austria, while at the front of the race MTN-Qhubeka’s Gerald Ciolek won the bunch sprint finish, taking his fourth win of the year so far.

Tour of Austria: stage 5 Frank makes history

July 5th, 13BMC Racing’s Mathias Frank made history in stage 5 of the Tour of Austria, as he became the first rider in the team’s history to win on two consecutive days of racing.  The fifth stage of the race was easily the longest at 228.3km between St Johann/Alpendorf and Sonntagberg; and in the end Frank had the better of Saxo-Tinkoff’s Rafal Majka and Cofidis’ Nicolas Edet in the finish.

Crosswinds in the TdF with GreenEDGE

July 5th, 13. GreenEDGE talk Crosswinds.

Tour de France 2013 - stage 6 Poetry in motion for Lotto Belisol

stage 6 finish thumbJuly 5th, 13. It was a fabulous day for Lotto Belisol and particularly for their ‘gorilla’ Andre Greipel who won the sixth stage of the Tour de France in highly convincing fashion.

2014 Tour Down Under route announced

image race thumbJuly 4th, 13. The 2014 Santos Tour Down Under will see Stage 1 return to Nuriootpa for the first time since the race’s inception in 1999, including the gruelling Menglers Hill climb just 14 kilometres from the finish line at Angaston.

Tour de France 2013: Stage 14 Trentin joins the OPQS party

stage 14 close finish thumbJuly 14th, 13. Well, well, well, after two weeks of racing this year’s Tour de France has finally enjoyed its first successful day-long breakaway.  It was a historical moment for Italy too with Matteo Trentin of Omega Pharma-Quick Step taking the team’s third victory in four stages and the first by an Italian rider in three years.  

New contract for Greg Henderson

July 13th, 13. Lotto Belisol were pleased to announce that Greg Henderson has signed a new contract with the team that will keep him with the Belgian line-up at least until the end of the 2015 season.  

Argos-Shimano on sprint finishing
July 12th, 13. Argos-Shimano on sprint finishing.
INJURY UPDATE: Greg Henderson

July 12th, 13. INJURY UPDATE:  Greg Henderson

Tony Martin's winning TT Specialized

July 11th, 13. Tony Martin's winning TT Specialized.

Tour de France stage 12 preview

July 11th, 13. The first of a handful of stages designed to give the sprinters something to smile about.  So far the likes of Andre Greipel, Mark Cavendish, Matthew Goss and Marcel Kittel haven’t really had the best time of it.

Tour de France: Stage 11 preview

2013 map thumbJuly 10th, 13. This is one of those ‘It’s time!’ moments.  The first individual time trial of the 2013 Tour de France.  This year the courses aren’t very long ones, this one from Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel is only 33km long, but with time gaps being what they are at the moment this could be quite a surprisingly critical moment in the Tour.

The Legend, Hinault on Le Tour

July 10th, 13. The Legend, Hinault on Le Tour.

Rest day 1: Tour assessments

July 9th, 13. Rest day 1:  Tour assessments

Stage 9, GreenEDGE

July 9th, 13. Stage 9, GreenEDGE.

Tour de France 2013 - stage 9 Martin victorious as Bauer attacks the Pyrenees

stage 9 podiumJuly 8th, 13It was a rude awakening for the yellow jersey of Chris Froome in stage 9 of the Tour de France as the Sky Procycling team leader found himself isolated and needing to go on the defensive for almost the whole day on stage 9 of the Tour de France.

Stage 8 via GreenEDGE

July 7th, 13. Stage 8 via GreenEDGE

SRAM Unveils New Hydraulic Road Brakes and 11-Speed Drivetrain

July 7th, 13. Srams new Red 22 and Hydraulic brake.

Tour de France 2013 - stage 8 Allez Chris Froome!

stage 8 froome podium thumbJuly 7th, 13. There can be no question about it, Team Sky are back in their element and making it count.  Chris Froome did what much of the cycling world predicted he would, laying down the gauntlet and daring anyone to challenge him.

Tour de France 2013 Stage 8 preview

July 6th, 13. It’s time.  Gone is the hour for chatter or procrastination, the mountains are here, and they’re here good and proper.  Stage 8 of this year’s Tour de France takes the riders into the Pyrenees with 195km between Castres and Ax 3 Domaines.

Tour de France 2013 - stage 7 Sagan and Cannondale dominate

sagan thumbJuly 6th, 13. It’s happened!  Peter Sagan has finally taken his first stage win of this year’s Tour de France after threatening to do so for almost all of the six stages before.

Tour de France 2013 Stage 7 preview

July, 5th, 13.  Alert!  Mountains looming!  Alert!  Mountains looming!  We are close now, very close.  Stage 7 from Montpellier to Albi is the first to really whisper the fact that the mountains are well and truly on the horizon as the 2013 Tour de France speeds towards the Pyrenees.

Stage 6 video shots

July 5th, 13. Stage 6 video shots.

Tour de France 2013 Stage 6 preview

July 4th, 13. This is the kind of stage that to look at will cause many a rider to breathe a long sigh of relief.  176.5km separate the field between Aix-en-Provence and Montpellier, and it’s set to be a fast one.

Road safety message to feature in 2013 Tour of Southland

share the road thumbJuly 4th, 13. This year’s Tour of Southland cycle race will carry and important road safety message, with this week’s announcement of a new partnership between event hosts Cycling Southland and Road Safety Southland.

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