Italy's Elia Viviani won the first stage of the Tour Down Under, as riders faced the dual challenge of extreme heat and strong winds.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: January 17, 2019, 12:32 am
The former doctor of Team Sky and British Cycling will face a medical hearing on allegations he covered up an order of testosterone.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: January 17, 2019, 12:28 am
New Zealand time-trial champion Patrick Bevin swooped to take his first cycling World Tour stage and claim the overall lead in Australia's Tour Down Under on Wednesday. Bevin, 27, riding for the CCC Team, capitalised on confusion in the peloton sparked by a mass crash inside the final kilometre
Author: AFP
Posted: January 16, 2019, 6:29 am
Italy's Elia Viviani won a tight finish to take the opening stage of Australia's Tour Down Under in brutal temperatures in Adelaide on Tuesday. Deceuninck–Quick-Step's Viviani, the omnium gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics and one of the world's leading sprinters, powered out of
Author: AFP
Posted: January 15, 2019, 7:04 am
Italy's Elia Viviani slipped through a tiny gap near the finish line to win the first stage of the Tour Down Under on Tuesday as riders faced the dual challenge of extreme heat and strong winds. Viviani was tucked back in the peloton, behind triple world champion Peter Sagan, as riders raced towards
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 15, 2019, 5:12 am
Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman faces a medical tribunal next month after being charged with ordering 30 sachets of banned substance Testogel for an athlete in 2011. Freeman, who was at the center of the so-called "jiffy bag saga" which rocked British Cycling, was
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 14, 2019, 11:52 pm
The former doctor of Team Sky and British Cycling will face a medical hearing on allegations he covered up an order of testosterone which was intended to help an athlete. Details published by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service ahead of an upcoming hearing say Freeman is accused of making '
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 14, 2019, 10:57 pm
South Africa's Daryl Impey is bidding to become the first cyclist to win back-to-back titles at Australia's Tour Down Under as the race gets under way in sweltering conditions around Adelaide on Tuesday. Mitchelton-Scott's Impey won last year's UCI season-opening event on countback from
Author: AFP
Posted: January 14, 2019, 2:41 am
Officials from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have begun working with Russian experts on the process of obtaining data from Moscow's former anti-doping laboratory, Pavel Kolobkov, Russia's sports minister, said on Thursday, RIA reported. Russia had been due to hand over the data to WADA
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 10, 2019, 2:23 pm
Sure enough, and despite USADA slipping its public announcement out on a Friday, news than an athlete so old had tested positive generated worldwide headlines.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 9, 2019, 7:11 pm
The past two leaders of USA Cycling participated at the sport's highest level, one of them racing in the prestigious Paris-Roubaix and the other winning a masters world championship. Rob DeMartini prepared for the job in the offices and board rooms of Proctor & Gamble. Derek Bouchard-Hall and Steve
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 7, 2019, 6:30 pm
Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, the current and former Tour de France champions, are planning to compete in the 2019 edition of the race.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: January 2, 2019, 10:01 pm
Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas to skip the Giro d'Italia and focus on the Tour de France
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Posted: January 1, 2019, 4:10 pm
Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, the current and former Tour de France champions, are planning to compete in the 2019 edition of the race in what could be Team Sky's final bid for cycling's biggest prize. Froome will not defend his Giro d'Italia title as targets a record-tying fifth win
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 1, 2019, 1:25 pm
British cyclist Chris Froome will focus on becoming only the fifth rider to win five Tour de France crowns this year and forego defending his Giro d'Italia title Team Sky announced on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Kenyan-born cyclist will aim to dethrone his Team Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas, who will
Author: AFP
Posted: January 1, 2019, 11:58 am
Chris Froome will not defend his Giro d'Italia title this year, choosing to focus on winning a record-equalling fifth Tour de France crown instead, Team Sky announced on Tuesday. Briton Froome won his third straight Grand Tour title with victory at the Giro last May before the champion finished
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 1, 2019, 11:08 am
The Tour of Spain will present riders with another mountainous challenge in 2019 after organisers announced next year's route on Wednesday. "La Vuelta", which represents one of cycling's three grand tours, will begin in the town of Torrevieja, near Alicante, on August 24 and finish
Author: AFP
Posted: December 19, 2018, 7:31 pm
Colombian climber Nairo Quintana will lead the Movistar team at the 2019 Tour de France, Movistar's team director Eusebio Unzue revealed on Tuesday at a team presentation in Madrid. During the 2018 Tour Quintana, who has won both the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a Espana, was co-leader of Movistar
Author: AFP
Posted: December 18, 2018, 2:14 pm
Cyclist Geraint Thomas was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday, receiving British sport's premier annual individual accolade in Birmingham as a reward for his remarkable Tour de France triumph. The Welshman, whose victory in cycling's most prestigious race was the sixth by a British
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 17, 2018, 12:36 am
Geraint Thomas was crowned the BBC's UK sports personality of the year on Sunday after his maiden Grand Tour triumph in the Tour de France. Welshman Thomas beat out Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane into second and third respectively. "It
Author: AFP
Posted: December 16, 2018, 9:52 pm
Four-time Grand Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali announced on Wednesday that he will ride in both the 2019 Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, according to Italian media reports. The 34-year-old has never won two Grand Tours in a single season, and said that his home race would be his main target next
Author: AFP
Posted: December 12, 2018, 5:52 pm
The future of cycling giant Team Sky was thrown into doubt on Wednesday after British media company Sky announced it was ending a partnership that has delivered six Tour de France titles in the past seven years. Team Sky have clocked up eight Grand Tour wins since their formation, but they have also
Author: AFP
Posted: December 12, 2018, 3:48 pm
The future of Team Sky has been cast into doubt after its owner and sponsor, broadcaster Sky, confirmed it will end involvement in professional cycling after the 2019 season, the British-based outfit said on Wednesday. The decision means the hugely successful team, which has won eight Grand Tours since
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 12, 2018, 3:31 pm
The future of the most successful cycling team of the last decade was put in doubt Wednesday when Sky announced its withdrawal from the sport following the European pay TV giant's takeover by American company Comcast. Team Sky, which had a rider win the Tour de France this year for the sixth time
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 12, 2018, 2:38 pm
Not that there was inexperience as British Cycling's Dave Brailsford was installed as team principal and brought with him the "marginal gains" strategy that would underpin the team's successes and controversies over almost a decade of extraordinary success. Six out of seven Tour de
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 12, 2018, 1:34 pm
McLaren is to take its Formula 1 know-how in to the professional cycling, after announcing a joint venture with the UCI World Tour team Bahrain Merida on Wednesday.
Author: Motorsport
Posted: December 12, 2018, 9:39 am
Former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish told an employment tribunal on Tuesday that British Cycling used to exert extreme control over their athletes, as she seeks to sue the body for wrongful dismissal and sexual discrimination. Varnish was dropped by the British cycling squad in 2016 before
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 11, 2018, 5:36 pm
Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong, whose fall from grace cost him millions of dollars in lawsuits and endorsements, said his investment in Uber Technologies Inc.[UBER.UL] had saved his family, according to a CNBC report on Thursday. Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 7, 2018, 12:57 am
Dani Rowe, who won Olympic team pursuit gold for Britain at the 2012 London Games under the name of King, announced her retirement from professional cycling on Wednesday. Rowe, a three times team pursuit world champion between 2011 and 2013, won a road race bronze for Wales at this year's Commonwealth
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 5, 2018, 4:35 pm
The marathon events were initially scheduled to start at 7 a.m. local time but now Games organizers have asked the IAAF, athletics’ governing body, to approve moving the start time to either 5.30 a.m. or 6.00 a.m. local. The Tokyo 2020 Games will run from July 24 – Aug. 9. Temperatures in Tokyo reached
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 5, 2018, 10:40 am
NBC Sports pays tribute to cycling analyst and former pro cyclist Paul Sherwen, who died Sunday at age 62.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: December 3, 2018, 12:08 am
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Cycling Union says it imposed a four-year ban on Portuguese rider Andre Cardoso for doping with EPO ahead of the 2017 Tour de France.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:07 pm
Bogota (AFP) - Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will kick off his 2019 campaign by riding in the Tour Colombia for the first time in February, the Briton announced on Wednesday.
Author: AFP
Posted: November 7, 2018, 11:44 pm
The professional cyclists' union is urging anti-doping authorities to treat athletes in a more respectful manner after a Belgian rider was forced to leave a cycling gala to follow anti-doping inspectors for an out-of-competition test. Pieter Serry, who rides for the Quick Step team, missed the Gala
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 7, 2018, 4:51 pm
The fallout and rumours after British cycling great Bradley Wiggins medical records were revealed by the Russia-based Fancy Bears computer hacking group came close to killing his wife, he told The Guardian. Wiggins says he would have preferred to be tried for murder than the trial by media he underwent
Author: AFP
Posted: November 5, 2018, 4:49 pm
Froome will have his sights set on a record-equaling fifth Tour de France victory next July having had his domination ended by team mate and fellow Britain Thomas this year. Thomas burst out of Froome's shadow to claim a superb first Grand Tour title and the 32-year-old Welshman is unlikely to be
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 2, 2018, 7:34 pm
David Lappartient, who was elected head of the UCI in September last year, was responding to the fact that five-time Olympic gold medalist Wiggins has included Armstrong in a book about the most influential figures in his life. Wiggins said at the Rouleur Classic in London this week that he still speaks
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 2, 2018, 5:36 pm
Giro d'Italia champion Chris Froome says he is still undecided about riding in next year's edition but says 102nd route looks explosive
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Posted: November 1, 2018, 8:00 am
Defending champion Chris Froome said Wednesday he was still uncertain whether he will defend his Giro d'Italia title despite being tempted by the "explosive and interesting" nature of the 102nd edition of the race which was unveiled in Milan. Froome, 33, became the first British rider
Author: AFP
Posted: October 31, 2018, 10:16 pm
San José (AFP) - Disgraced cycling great Lance Armstrong said on Wednesday he was looking forward to competing in a mountain bike race in Costa Rica. The 47-year-old is serving a lifetime ban from all sports that follow the World Anti-doping Agency's (WADA) code after he was found to have doped
Author: AFP
Posted: October 31, 2018, 9:15 pm
Chris Froome could have another attempt at winning both the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France as the British rider has not ruled out the possibility of defending the title he secured in Rome this year. Froome was present at a televised ceremony in Milan on Wednesday as organizers unveiled the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 31, 2018, 9:04 pm
Seven summit finishes and three individual time trials, for defending champion Chris Froome the 2019 Giro d'Italia offers a "balanced" but testing challenge for riders. Britain's Froome is in doubt to compete in next year's race which includes a record 46,500 metres in climbs -
Author: AFP
Posted: October 31, 2018, 9:03 pm
Defending champion Chris Froome said Wednesday he was still uncertain whether he will defend his Giro d'Italia title as the 102nd edition of the race was presented in Milan. Froome, 33, became the first British rider to win the Giro last May to complete a 'grand slam' after his Tour de France
Author: AFP
Posted: October 31, 2018, 6:31 pm
A former doctor for Lance Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service (USPS) cycling team has had his lifetime ban lifted following his testimony against Armstrong team manager Johan Bruyneel, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Friday. Luis Garcia del Moral, a Spanish physician who worked with the
Author: Reuters
Posted: October 26, 2018, 10:25 pm
He's closing in on his 107th birthday and Frenchman Robert Marchand is still in the saddle training at an indoor cycling track, despite hvaing announced his retirement from cycling
Author: Reuters Videos
Posted: October 26, 2018, 3:40 pm
Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome was coy Thursday over whether he or Geraint Thomas would lead Sky at the 2019 edition, but said it would make a great 10th birthday gift for the British team. Froome came third at the 2018 Tour de France as teammate Thomas emerged from his shadow to secure
Author: AFP
Posted: October 25, 2018, 2:40 pm
Next year's Tour de France will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the showcase race's iconic yellow jersey. With France emerging from the carnage of World War I, the Tour offered its beacon of hope to the war-ravaged nation. In 1919, the race leader's yellow jersey - which has become cycling
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 25, 2018, 1:17 pm
Tour de France organisers threw down the gauntlet to the climbing specialists when they unveiled the "the highest Tour in history" for a 2019 edition featuring a record 30 mountain passes and five summit finishes on Thursday. With a nod to Belgian legend Eddy Merckx, the 2019 Tour begins in
Author: AFP
Posted: October 25, 2018, 10:58 am