2010 News Updates


Day Six - Saturday, November 6th 2010

Day Five - Friday, November 5th 2010

Day Four - Thursday, November 4th 2010

Day Three - Wednesday, November 3rd 2010

Day Two - Tuesday, November 2nd 2010

Day One - Monday, November 1st 2010

Stage Zero - Sunday, October 31st, 2010



Read, watch and listen to media coverage of the 2010 PowerNet Tour via our huge media contingent this year.

Monday 8th

NEWS: Southland Times - Hayden Roulston Edges Out Jack Bauer <click here>

Sunday 7th

NEWS: Cyclingnews.com - Roulston Relieved After Tight Tour Battle <click here>

NEWS: NZ Herald - Roulston Wins Tour of Southland <click here>

NEWS: Radio Sport - Roulston Vows to Return <click here>

Saturday 6th

NEWS/PHOTOS: Cyclingnews.com - PowerNet Tour coverage <click here>

NEWS: Sunday Star-Times - Roulston Wins Tour by 2 Seconds <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Roulston wins Fourth Tour <click here>

VIDEO: Southland Times - Stage Nine video <click here>

VIDEO: Southland Times - Stage Eight video <click here>

VIDEO: One News - Roulston Wins Tour of Southland <click here>

VIDEO: TV3 - Closest Tour Finish Ever <click here>

NEWS: TV3 - Roulston Wins <click here>

Friday 5th

NEWS: Southland Times - Bauer Holds Narrow Lead <click here>

NEWS: TV3 - Yates Crashes and Relinquishes Yellow <click here>

VIDEO: TV3 - Friday Wrap <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Yates Powers To Victory <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Marshall Still in Second <click here>

Thursday 4th

VIDEO: One News - Yates Crashes But Keeps Yellow Jersey <click here>

VIDEO: TV3 - Jeremy Yates Keeps Control <click here>

NEWS: TV3 - Yates Stays in Yellow <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Yates Maintains Hold On Yellow Jersey <click here>

VIDEO: Southland Times - Stage Six <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Pure Black Looking Bright <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - No Pain ... No Pain <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Sprint Through Town Secures Stage <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Competing in Tour Miracle for Gee After Crash <click here>

Wednesday 3rd

BLOG: Hayden Roulston - Thoughts on the day <click here>

NEWS: NZ Road Cyclist - Tan Lines Getting Darker <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Northey Wins Winton Tour of Southland Stage <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Henderson Claims Stage Four <click here>

VIDEO: Southland Times - Stage Four <click here>

VIDEO: Southland Times - Stage Five <click here>

VIDEO: TV3 - Landis Keeps Head Down <click here>

NEWS: TV3 - Day Three Review <click here>

NEWS: Infonews - Cooper Wins Back KOM <click here>

NEWS: TVNZ - Landis Ordered to Stand Trial <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Tour Leader Hangs On To Yellow Jersey <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Landis Back Without Baggage <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Wheel Van Familiar Sight for 20 years <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Mates One Race, Enemies the Next <click here>

NEWS: Cyclingnews.com - Landis Wants NZ Win <click here>

Tuesday 2nd

NEWS: Southland Times - Yates Continues to Lead Tour <click here>

VIDEO: One News - Yates Keeps Yellow <click here>

VIDEO: TV3 -Yates Retains Yellow <click here>

NEWS: TV3 - Yates Retains Yellow <click here>

VIDEO: Southland Times - Stage Three Video <click here>

NEWS/PHOTOS: Cyclingnews.com - Tour Coverage <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Bluff Hill Brings Pain <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Big Two Battle on Day One <click here>

NEWS: Otago Daily Times - Henderson Has One Eye on Tour de France <click here> 

Monday 1st

PHOTOS: Southland Times - Tour Gallery <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Yates takes  Bluff stage <click here>

VIDEO: Southland Times - Video of Day One <click here>

VIDEO: TVNZ - Cyclist Makes Comback on Tour of Southland <click here>

NEWS: TV3 - Gruelling Bluff Hill in Day One of Tour of Southland <click here>

VIDEO: TV3 - 3News Video <click here>

NEWS: VeloNation - Landis Riding Well in PowerNet Tour <click here>

NEWS: TV3 - Roulston Wins Stage 1 of Tour <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Team Turn Pink for Cancer Programme <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - A Look Back At The Tour <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - Gordon MacAuley Eyes Appearance Record <click here>

NEWS: Southland Times - From Nobody to Tour Contender <click here>



Crash Memories for Mechanic

03/11/2010 - Cyclist Scott Rainsford broke his neck in two places last time he was racing towards Tuatapere with the PowerNet Tour of Southland. <read more>

Faithful Old Van Clocks Up 20 Years On-Tour

02/11/2010 - For cyclists stranded on the roadside, Geoff Adams and his trusty red wheel van are a welcome sight during the PowerNet Tour of Southland – and have been for 20 years. <read more>

Subway-Avant Pro Left Battered and Bruised After Day One

01/11/2010 - The Subway-Avanti Pro Cycling  team were  battered  and  bruised  after  stage  two Powernet Tour of Southland this afternoon. <click here>

Tour short "Stories"

Here are a few light-hearted stories relating to the PowerNet Tour over the last few years. The stories are written by Kate Buchanan on behalf of PowerNet to commemorate PowerNet’s 10th year as a major sponsor of the Tour. <read more>

Veteren Ditches Chores For Tour

01/11/2010 - Dunedin cyclist Mark Spessot was mowing his lawns when he received an SOS call from PowerNet Tour of Southland race director Bruce Ross on Saturday. <read more>

Podium girls are kitted out for the Tour

01/11/2010 - Their smiling faces will greet riders on the PowerNet Tour of Southland podium this year – but don’t go stereotyping Maryana Petrovskaya and Acassia Steedman. <read more>

Flying The Southland Flag

29/10/2010 - Southlander riders competing in next week’s PowerNet Tour of Southland continue a proud tradition which now spans 54 years. <read more>

PowerNet Tour may buck weather trend

28/10/2010 - Tempestuous weather lashing lycra-clad riders is synonymous with the PowerNet Tour of Southland – but next week’s race may actually buck the trend. <read more>

Tour Team Spreads Share The Road Message

21/10/2010 - As it prepares to launch an assault on the 2010 PowerNet Tour of Southland, the Share the Road team will take time out to deliver its potentially life-saving message to Southland students next week. <read more>

Landis Returns to PowerNet Tour

Controversial American cyclist Floyd Landis will return to contest the PowerNet Tour of Southland this year. <read more>

PowerNet Announces Tour Team

11/10/2010 - Southland cycling sensation Tom Scully will headline a talented group of young guns for the PowerNet team to contest this year’s PowerNet Tour of Southland. <read more>

PowerNet Tour Breaks Free of UCI

16/07/2010 - The 2010 PowerNet Tour of Southland has followed the lead of other Australasian events and will not be a UCI-registered road cycling event in 2010. Cycling Southland Chief Executive Nick Jeffrey is relieved that the international body has finally given some direction as to the Tour’s ability to continue to operate under the UCI’s onerous Road regulations. <read more>


Tom Scully's Tour Diary

Edition 4 - On Tour with Tom. <read more>

Edition 3 - "The countdown begins" Tom talks about the approaching Tour Week. <read more>

Edition 2 - Tom talks about what its like to "battle the elements" during the Tour. <read more>

Edition 1 - Smacking into a power pole at high speed ended my quest for Commonwealth Games gold and, ironically, I’m now riding for a power company in the PowerNet Tour of Southland instead. <read more>