Henderson Takes Control Of Tour of Cailfornia Lead

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MODESTO, California, May 17, 2011 (AFP) - New Zealand's Greg Henderson took the overall lead from British teammate Ben Swift in the Tour of California cycling race on Tuesday by capturing a windy and crash-filled second stage. Team Sky's Henderson, who began the day 10 seconds behind stage one winner Swift, sprinted to the front in the final 500 meters and captured the 196.2-kilometer stage … [Read more...]

Kiwi Henderson Wins Paris-Nice Second Stage

AMILLY, France, March 7, 2011 - New Zealand's Greg Henderson of the Sky team won a sprint finish on Monday to take the second stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race. Belgian Thomas de Gendt of Vacansoleil holds the leader's jellow jersey after the 199km run from Montfort-l'Amaury, west of Paris, to Amilly in central France. Henderson, already winner of the first sprint last year, … [Read more...]

Henderson Pulls Out Of Commonwealth Games Over Health, Security Fears

WELLINGTON - New Zealand road cyclist Greg Henderson said Friday he was withdrawing from the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi over concerns about health and security. Henderson, a gold medalist in the points race at the 2002 Manchester Games, said that he had long harbored doubts about going to India and seeing photographs of squalid conditions at the athletes' village made up his mind. … [Read more...]

Albasini Still Leads As Bozic Grabs Sprint Win In Britain

LONDON, Sept 17, 2010 (AFP) - Slovenia's Borut Bozic took out the seventh stage of the Tour of Britain on Friday after beating New Zealand's Greg Henderson in a two-up sprint. Bozic, who rides for Dutch outfit Vacansoleil, clocked 3hr 24min 15sec for the 152.3km stage between Bury St Edmunds and Colchester to chip away at his deficit to Italian Michael Albasini. HTC-Columbia rider … [Read more...]

Henderson Takes Lead In Tour of Britain

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LONDON - New Zealand's Greg Henderson surged into the lead of the Tour of Britain here Sunday, producing a commanding ride on stage two to claim the yellow jersey. The 34-year-old from Dunedin received plenty of help from Team Sky colleagues Bradley Wiggins and Geraint Thomas before crossing first on the 160.5 km ride which began and ended in Stoke-on-Trent. The trio had taken control … [Read more...]

Greg Henderson Wins Stage Four At The Eneco Tour

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Greg Henderson claimed a superb win on stage four of the Eneco Tour after another outstanding lead-out from the Team Sky train. The New Zealander has looked in good form all week in delivering teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen to the finish, but on this occasion it was his turn to go for glory. And the plan worked to perfection; Team Sky were to the fore from nine kilometers out on the run-in to … [Read more...]

Sky’s Rider Hagen Out of Flanders

The Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen was injured and withdrew from the Tour of Flanders, which will be on Sunday, announced Wednesday by his team Sky. Boasson Hagen, who won last year's Ghent-Wevelgem, is not completely healed from the pain in his Achilles tendon which continues from Milan-Sanremo (March 20) race. It should be better by Paris-Roubaix (April 11), hopes Team Sky. … [Read more...]

Dramatic Stage 2 At Paris-Nice – Jens Voigt Still Second

It was an extremely nervous first and 201, 5 kilometer long stage of Paris-Nice between Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines og Contres. Two crashes along the way was the direct consequence of the eager behavior in the peloton chasing Tom Veelers (Skil-Shimano) and Philippe Gilbert (Lotto) who broke clear with 41 kilometers to go. The high pace and fierce cross winds during the chase made the peloton … [Read more...]

Sky’s The Limit For Henderson In Paris-Nice

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New Zealand cyclist Greg Henderson won the first stage of the Paris-Nice race on Monday for the British-based Team Sky. The 33-year-old, a gold medal winner at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, beat Slovenia's Grega Bole in a sprint finish to clinch first place. "This year I picked up Sky's first victory (the Criterium before the Tour Down Under), but it's great to win this … [Read more...]

Sky Boss Denies Pressure To Deliver

by Talek Harris ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 21, 2010 (AFP) - Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford on Thursday denied he was under pressure to deliver after the rich new British outfit set its sights on an ambitious Tour de France title. Brailsford, a key architect of Britain's eight cycling golds at the 2008 Olympics, said he welcomed the challenge of trying to produce the country's … [Read more...]