The first New Zealander has dropped out of the Giro d'Italia after Hayden Roulston didn't start the 17th stage of the gruelling tour.
Kiwi Olympic cyclist Shane Archbold sprinted his way to a narrow victory in the second stage of the Tour of Ireland.
Lithuanian rider Ramunas Navardauskas won the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia with a solo breakaway, and Vincenzo ibali held on to the overall lead.
French rider Sylvain Georges tested positive for a banned stimulant in a doping test at the Giro d'Italia.
Colombian rider Rigoberto Uran won the first big mountain stage of the Giro d'Italia, and Vincenzo Nibali held onto the overall lead after the 10th leg.
Maxim Belkov of Russia won the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia with a superb solo performance, and Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.
Alex Dowsett won the individual time trial in the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia after favourite Bradley Wiggins was slowed by a puncture and only managed second.
John Degenkolb sprinted to victory on the fifth stage of the Giro d'Italia following a crash near the finish, as Italian Luca Paolini retained the overall leader's pink jersey.
BikeNZ head sprint cycling coach Justin Grace has resigned after five years in the role.
Enrico Battaglin of Italy sprinted to victory on the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia, while compatriot Luca Paolini retained the overall leader's pink jersey.
Italian Luca Paolini used a late solo attack to win the third stage of the Giro d'Italia on Monday and take the overall leader's pink jersey from compatriot Salvatore Puccio.
Bradley Wiggins is already in control of the Giro d'Italia.
British standout Mark Cavendish won the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia in a sprint that was marred by a crash shortly before the finish.
In terms of big titles, Bradley Wiggins far outshines Giro d'Italia rival Vincenzo Nibali. It's just the opposite for the two men who will be guiding the riders in the team cars when the three-week race begins.
Riders Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Cadel Evans, Vincenzo Nibali, Ryder Hesjedal, Matthew Goss and Samuel Sanchez looked ahead to the 2013 Giro d'Italia in Naples.
Lance Armstrong is facing the federal government in a legal fight with tens of millions of dollars at stake, and a loss could bankrupt the cyclist who until last year ranked among the wealthiest and most popular athletes in the world.
Bradley Wiggins led Sky to victory in a team time trial at the Giro del Trentino, as the Tour de France winner prepares for the upcoming Giro d'Italia.
New Zealand road time trial champion Joe Cooper has won the four-day Tour de Perth in Western Australia, the first race of the Australian road race series.
New Zealand cyclists Jesse Sergent and Hayden Roulston were delighted to play a role as Swiss team-mate Fabian Cancellara claimed his third Paris-Roubaix Spring Classic title in France.
The French rider suffered a nasty crash at the back of the peloton as the main bunch chased down a breakaway group of four riders: 2007 winner Stuart O'Grady, Gert Steegmans, Mathew Hayman and Clement Koretsky.
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