Australia Day came early in Adelaide with Rohan Dennis heading a clean sweep of the podium in the Santos Tour Down Under. Racing in front of a crowd of 115 thousand fans the South Australian from the BMC Racing team can now boast of a UCI World Tour victory
A commanding win for Nathan Capp in the State Capital Classic in Wellington today. Capp proved a class above his rivals in the 3.3km swim, finishing almost half a minute clear of the field in near perfect conditions on Oriental Bay.
A 22 year old man is believed drowned in the Waikato River at Hamilton after trying to swim across the river. Just before 9pm Saturday emergency services were called to the river near Jellicoe Drive Hamilton.
A desperate defense by South Australian Rohan Dennis has seen him cling to the Santos Tour Down Under lead despite a strong challenge by Tasmanian Richie Porte. Most Competitive Rider goes to Kiwi Greg Henderson (Lotto-Soudal)
Canterbury Police SAR led a successful operation to rescue a hiker that had got bluffed while descending Mt Sebastopol this afternoon. The 20 year old woman from Palmerston North had set off on a day hike up Mt Sebastopol
Australian Steele Von Hoff grabbed the victory at the end of a crash marred finish of Bupa Stage 4 in Mount Barker. Von Hoff crossed the line at the end of the 144.5 kilometre stage from the beachside suburb of Glenelg
The BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge is now very much established on the cycling calendar as one of the ‘must do’ cycling events for riders of all abilities, a 7-day stage tour that engages with the competitor in everyone, whether it is a competition just to get to the finish as fast as possible
George Haynes had to wipe the tears out of his eyes before lining up in the ironman at the Eastern Region championships today, although tears of pride quickly gave way to tears of joy as he held on for a tenacious win.
The men’s freeski superpipe elimination rounds took place at X Games in Aspen, USA today with Cardrona NZ Park & Pipe Team members Byron Wells and Jossi Wells on the start list. Byron Wells finished ninth, just missing out on a coveted top eight spot which would have seen him progress to finals.
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has reasserted its commitment to fighting illegal betting, match-fixing and corruption in sport by signing up to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS).
At approximately 3.00pm Police were alerted that a kayaker was in trouble in waters off Pukehina, Western Bay of Plenty. A 46 year old male had fallen from his kayak and was adrift but thankfully wearing a life jacket
The ever popular Goat Adventure Run from Whakapapa to Turoa Ski Fields, traversing the trail around Mt Ruapahu western slopes, has been won by former Coast to Coast champion Elina Ussher and Shay Williamson.
It’s been a busy few weeks for Wanaka based multisporter Jess Simson, with 2 top international podium finishes - first in Australia & then in Brazil. “I don’t like to think about my competitors really, I just like to focus on my own thing & do my best."
Cycling commentator Del Woodford tells us about Avanti Plus teaming up with Gordon McCauley to put together a junior coaching programme. “Its Gordon McCauley coaching…its a pretty exciting opportunity for some young riders.”
Triathlon journalist Liam Scopes talks about kiwi Michelle Bremer opening up her domestic season in “really good form”, with a 2nd at the Challenge Forster behind Aussie Rebecca Hoschke ( who won Ironman Australia earlier this year).