Cycling

Inquest Begun Into Olivia Podmore’s Death

The death of Olympic cyclist Olivia Podmore has now led to a Coronial inquest. Assisting coroner Louella Dunn with her inquiry will be Cycling New Zealand as well as High Performance Sport NZ, as well as several friends and members of the deceased’s family. Podmore, only 24, passed away in ….

Independent Inquiry Following Podmore Death

An independent investigative inquiry has now been established for looking into the death of New Zealand Olympic cyclist Olivia Podmore. The inquiry has been formed by High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) and Cycling New Zealand (CNZ). The 24-year-old Podmore passed away last Monday of what is assumed to have ….

Bikers Approve Waikaia Mountain Bike Park

A new mountain bike park proposed for northern Southland has received the thumbs up from local bikers. The park, which was discussed in Waikaia on Wednesday evening by the Ardlussa Community Board, will be developed in the Waikaia Forest, and has at its heart the idea of giving the town ….

Corbin Strong Confident In ‘21 Olympic Debut

Kiwi cycling star Corbin Strong says he expects the Tokyo Olympic Games to go ahead as planned despite Tokyo’s current status of city in a state of emergency. Olympic organisers, too, have been doggedly insistent about this year’s Games going ahead even as Tokyo reels under daily new cases and ….

Cyclist Banned For 9 Months For Poland Crash

Dylan Groenewegen, the Dutch cyclist responsible for the Tour de Pologne horror crash that earlier this year left fellow countryman and contender Fabio Jakobsen fighting for his life and with severe injuries to his face and head, has been banned from racing for nine months. The four-time Tour de France ….

NZ Cyclists Tested for Coronavirus at Cancelled UAE Tour

One of New Zealand’s champion cyclists is among the athletes restricted to a hotel as they await test results after a coronavirus on the United Arab Emirates WorldTour. The last two stages of the race have been cancelled in light of two staff members testing positive for the virus. The ….

Team Ineos Sign On Ethan Hayter

British former world champion rider Ethan Hayer will be joining team Ineos as part of a three-year contract. 21 year old Hayter will focus on his track cycling until after the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo comes to an end, after which he will take up road cycling instead. The ….

Eder Frayre’s Impressive Climb in Southland

Mexican rider Eder Frayre has proven his mettle once again by making a second impressive climbing performance for the 2019 SBS Bank Tour of Southland, further securing his chance for a yellow jacket. The rider, who rides on behalf of Kia Motors, scored his second stage victory in just two ….

Great Britain Earns Gold At Para World Cup

Great British Corrine Hall, Lora Fachie, and Fin Graham collectively won their second gold medals while participating at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup, which took place in Canada. Tandem duo Fachie and Hall, who won in their events at the Rio Paralympics, claimed victory at the road race by ….

Egan Bernal Wins Tour de France 2019

Egan Bernal has won the Tour de France and set a record s the youngest rider in 110 years to claim victory for the event after Caleb Ewan won the traditional sprint finish in Paris. The race leader remained unchallenged for the final stage of the race, 22-year-old Bernal became ….