Women's Sport - Article Body Branded Header To describe the recent track world championships in Poland as a huge disappointment from a British perspective would be a trifle harsh. But it must be said it did feel that way at times. If there is a memory which sticks in the mind, it is not Elinor Barker
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 25, 2019, 7:00 am
France's Julian Alaphilippe won a sprint finish to claim his first 'Monument' one-day classic victory in the Milan-San Remo on Saturday. In-form Alaphilippe, won the opening spring classic of the season, to take up the mantle of compatriot Thibaut Pinot, who had won the final race of 2018
Author: AFP
Posted: March 23, 2019, 7:48 pm
SAN REMO, Italy (AP) -- French rider Julian Alaphilippe confirmed his status as the top cyclist so far this season by winning the Milan-San Remo classic on Saturday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 23, 2019, 7:08 pm
French rider Julian Alaphilippe confirmed his status as the top cyclist so far this season by winning the Milan-San Remo classic.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: March 23, 2019, 6:44 pm
France's Julian Alaphilippe won a sprint finish to the Milan-San Remo on Saturday, claiming his first victory in one of cycling's 'Monument' classic races. The Deceuninck Quick-Step rider finished ahead of a small group of riders, who had broken away near the end of the 291km race under
Author: AFP
Posted: March 23, 2019, 5:04 pm
French all-rounder Julian Alaphilippe justified his tag as race favorite as he timed his sprint to perfection to claim his first Monument victory at Milan-San Remo on Saturday. With the field whittled down to a lead group of 11 riders after the Cipressa and Poggio ascents, Alaphilippe burst to the front
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:43 pm
Julian Alaphilippe’s phenomenal year continued when he won his seventh race of the season at Milan-Sanremo. Though many people’s favourite going into the race – which at 291 kilometres is the longest in the professional calendar – there were no guarantees the Deceuninck-Quick Step rider would end his
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:27 pm
French all-rounder Julian Alaphilippe justified his tag as race favourite as he timed his sprint to perfection to win Milan-Sanremo on Saturday. With the field whittled down to a lead group of 11 riders after the Cipressa and Poggio ascents, Alaphilippe burst to the front with 100 metres to go and held
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:25 pm
(Reuters) - French all-rounder Julian Alaphilippe justified his tag as race favorite as he timed his sprint to perfection to win Milan-San Remo on Saturday. With the field whittled down to a lead group of 11 riders after the Cipressa and Poggio ascents, Alaphilippe burst to the front with 100 meters
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:17 pm
Launched in 2009, the UCI WorldTour comprises 38 events that range from one-day and week-long races through to the jewels in the crown of men's professional racing: the three-week grand tours. The season gets under way in Australia in January with the Tour Down Under and goes through to October when
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:01 pm
When British broadcaster Sky announced last December it was pulling the plug on the outfit set up by Dave Brailsford in 2010, it seemed like good news for teams with lesser budgets. Tuesday's announcement that billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, owner of British chemicals giant INEOS, had stepped in to buy
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 23, 2019, 1:11 pm
What is this race and why should I care about it? Milan-Sanremo, or la classica di Primavera (the spring classic), is the first of five 'monuments' of the season – the others being Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Il Lombardia – and at 291 kilometres is one of the longest
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 23, 2019, 9:37 am
As with all WorldTour races, each of the 18 teams that make up the top-flight of professional cycling receive an invite and in the case of Milan-Sanremo all teams are contracted to race. Milan-Sanremo 2019: When is the first monument of the year, what TV channel is it on and who are the favourites? In
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 23, 2019, 9:36 am
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali warned that his confidence was growing as he returns to defend his Milan-San Remo title in the first 'Monument' spring classic of the season through north-western Italy on Saturday. The 2014 Tour de France winner, nicknamed 'The Shark', made a late solo break
Author: AFP
Posted: March 22, 2019, 3:21 am
Anti-fracking campaigners have warned there will be protests at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire and again at this autumn’s road world championships, against the takeover of Team Sky by petro-chemicals firm Ineos. The British company, which is part-owned by Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe, confirmed
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:13 pm
At least 21 athletes from eight nations across five sports are suspected of blood-doping linked to a German doctor who was arrested as part of an Austria-Germany doping raid last month, Munich's state prosecutor Kai Graeber said on Wednesday. Five athletes, including two Austrians, were initially
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 20, 2019, 1:12 pm
The UCI banned Tramadol, an opiate painkiller, at the beginning of this month, conducting 43 tests on the Paris-Nice stage race that ended last Sunday. In 2017, 68 percent of urine samples across 35 Olympic sports containing Tramadol were from cyclists. While being monitored by the World Anti-Doping
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 20, 2019, 12:57 pm
The British team's budget of about 40 million euros (about $45.4 million) is likely to be significantly increased when Britain's richest man Jim Ratcliffe takes over in May, sources told Reuters. British broadcaster Sky said in December it would end its sponsorship of Dave Brailsford's cycling
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 20, 2019, 10:35 am
This episode of The Cycling Podcast kicks off with confirmation that Team Sky will become Team Ineos in time for the Tour de Yorkshire at the end of next month. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the deal that has saved Team Sky's Dave Brailsford, their riders and staff months
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 20, 2019, 8:56 am
Spending Armstrong’s money on a cycling team was interpreted as a deliberate dig at his old teammate, but Landis insists it was not about revenge.
Author: The Independent
Posted: March 20, 2019, 7:11 am
Britain's richest man has bought the Team Sky cycling team, which will be renamed Team Ineos.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: March 20, 2019, 2:48 am
Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race by one second when he beat British rider Adam Yates in the final-stage time trial.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: March 20, 2019, 2:01 am
A statement from the British outfit, which has eight Grand Tour victories to its name, said current owners Sky and 21st Century Fox had agreed a sale to INEOS, who will officially take control on May 1. The hugely successful team's future was thrown into doubt when British broadcaster Sky said last
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 19, 2019, 6:41 pm
Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race by one second when he beat British rider Adam Yates in the final-stage time trial on Tuesday. Victor Campenaerts won the 10-kilometer (six-mile) individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto. Roglic, who rides for Team Jumbo-Visma
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 19, 2019, 5:48 pm
Britain's Adam Yates was unable to hold off Slovenia's Primoz Roglic as victory on the Tirreno-Adriatico slipped from his grasp by a single second on Tuesday. The Mitchelton-Scott rider began the 10km time trial - the seventh and final stage of the race - with a 25-second buffer over Roglic,
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 19, 2019, 5:21 pm
Team Sky have secured the backing of Britain's richest man and will begin racing as Team Ineos as they seek to maintain their dominance of cycling, it was announced on Tuesday. The British outfit had been seeking new funding after broadcasting giant Sky announced in December it would end its ownership
Author: AFP
Posted: March 19, 2019, 5:10 pm
Team Sky’s star riders Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas found themselves immediately plunged into controversy on Tuesday after it was confirmed that owners BSkyB and 21st Century Fox had agreed to sell the team to petrochemicals giant Ineos. Lobbyists described Ineos as a “planet-wrecking� company which
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 19, 2019, 4:13 pm
Slovenia's Primoz Roglic won the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race on Tuesday finishing just one-second ahead of Britain's Adam Yates after the seventh and final stage. Roglic, 29, of Team Jumbo-Visma, had been trailing 25 seconds behind the Mitchelton-Scott rider Yates in the overall standings
Author: AFP
Posted: March 19, 2019, 4:12 pm
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's richest man has bought the Team Sky cycling team, which will be renamed Team Ineos.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 19, 2019, 3:22 pm
The smile which has been a near-permanent fixture on Laura Kenny’s face during the half-hour or so in which we have been talking disappears abruptly when the conversation turns to Kelly Catlin, the American rider who tragically committed suicide 10 days ago at the age of just 23. “I just hope someone
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 19, 2019, 7:11 am
Chemicals giant Ineos, owned by Britain's richest man Jim Ratcliffe, is set to become the new sponsor of cycling's Tour de France-winning Team Sky, according to media reports on Monday. Broadcaster Sky announced last December that it would end its involvement in the British-based team and professional
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 18, 2019, 10:59 pm
France's Julian Alaphilippe won a bunch sprint in Monday's sixth and penultimate stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race over 195km from Matelica to Jesi. The 26-year-old crossed ahead of Italians Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy) and Deceuninck-QuickStep teammate Elia Viviani, who
Author: AFP
Posted: March 18, 2019, 5:47 pm
Julian Alaphilippe won his second stage at this year's Tirreno-Adriatico, and the third for his Deceuninck-Quick Step team following Elia Viviani's win on Friday, after the Frenchman won a sprint finish at the end of the 195-kilometre sixth stage from Matelica to Jesi. Davide Cimolai (Israel
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: March 18, 2019, 4:38 pm
Sprinters and climbers will have a chance to shine at the start of next year's Tour de France. Race organizers have unveiled the details of the first two stages of the 2020 edition of cycling's showcase event, which will start in the Mediterranean city of Nice. The 170-kilometer opening stage
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 18, 2019, 3:43 pm
You might have seen cycling before, but maybe not quite like this. Olena Sheremet is a cycling instructor in Ukraine and teaches wild tricks to her students. Remarkably, she says no one has been injured learning the stunts. Sheremet says the workouts are so intense, each hour-long class can burn up to
Author: Inside Edition CBS
Posted: March 18, 2019, 3:22 pm
Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins says Team Sky can maintain their dominance of cycling's Grand Tour events under prospective new owners, with general manager Dave Brailsford in an "ideal situation". The media giant announced in December it would be ending its decade-long association
Author: AFP
Posted: March 18, 2019, 1:00 pm
The 2020 Tour de France will get off to a hilly start with two stages around Nice, organizers said on Monday. The peloton will tackle the Col de Colmiane before the Col de Turini and the Col d'Eze. The Col de Turini featured in this year's edition of Paris-Nice while the Col d'Eze is a
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 18, 2019, 11:15 am
Team Sky rider Egan Bernal won the Paris-Nice weeklong race for his most prestigious title so far after resisting a bold offensive from fellow Colombian Nairo Quintana in Sunday's final stage.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: March 17, 2019, 5:53 pm
Nice (France) (AFP) - Sky's 22-year-old all-rounder Egan Bernal won the Paris-Nice eight-day cycling race on Sunday after a battle of nerves with his Colombian compatriot Nairo Quintana of Movistar.
Author: AFP
Posted: March 17, 2019, 5:19 pm
Team Sky rider Egan Bernal won the Paris-Nice weeklong race for his most prestigious title so far after resisting a bold offensive from fellow Colombian Nairo Quintana in Sunday's final stage. Quintana secured a second-placed finish after Spain's Ion Izagirre won the eighth stage on the '
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 17, 2019, 5:03 pm
Astana's Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang crossed the line alone to win the hilly fifth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race on Sunday with Britain's Adam Yates holding on to the leader's blue jersey. Yates, riding for the Mitchelton-Scott team, finished 40sec behind Fuglsang with Slovenian
Author: AFP
Posted: March 17, 2019, 5:02 pm
Peter Sagan and George Bennett will be at the start line when the Tour of California begins on May 12.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: March 17, 2019, 2:30 am
La Bollène-Vésubie (France) (AFP) - Colombia's Daniel Martinez won stage seven of the Paris-Nice on Saturday, as his compatriot Egan Bernal of Sky emerged with the yellow jersey after a stunning ascent to the summit finish.
Author: AFP
Posted: March 16, 2019, 6:12 pm
Kazak rider Alexey Lutsenko survived two late crashes to win a sprint finish for the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico race over 221km from Foligno to Fossombrone on Saturday. The Astana Pro Team rider clocked 5hr 16min 29sec in the stage race acrosss Italy to finish just ahead of Slovenian Primoz
Author: AFP
Posted: March 16, 2019, 5:44 pm
The 23-year-old Catlin, also a world champion, was part of the American team pursuit quartet beaten to Olympic gold in Rio in 2016 by a British squad featuring Scotland's Archibald. Catlin, likely to have been part of the U.S team to challenge Britain's crown in Tokyo next year, was found dead
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 15, 2019, 7:46 pm
Irish sprinter Sam Bennett of the Bora-Hansgrohe team said he was ready to fight for the Milan-San Remo classic title, after digging deep to clinch a narrow stage-six victory at Paris-Nice on Friday, his second win on the eight-day cycling race. Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski kept hold of the yellow
Author: AFP
Posted: March 15, 2019, 6:29 pm
Rome (AFP) - Italy's Elia Viviani of the Deuceninck Quick-Step team won a sprint finish for the third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race over 226km from Pomarance to Foligno on Friday.
Author: AFP
Posted: March 15, 2019, 4:22 pm
Kelly Catlin carved out a legacy as an Olympic silver medal-winning cyclist, standout road racer and scholar pursing a graduate degree in computational mathematics at Stanford. USA Cycling announced Thursday the creation of a fund to honor the cyclist, who killed herself in her apartment last week.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 14, 2019, 8:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three-time world champion Peter Sagan and former Tour of California champion George Bennett will be at the start line when the most prestigious cycling race in the U.S. begins May 12.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 14, 2019, 5:27 pm
Barbentane (France) (AFP) - Briton Simon Yates won the fifth stage of Paris-Nice, a 25.5 kilometre time trial around Barbentane, near Avignon, on Thursday.
Author: AFP
Posted: March 14, 2019, 4:35 pm
Pélussin (France) (AFP) - Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen won the fourth stage of Paris-Nice on Wednesday escaping from the other survivors of a stage-long breakaway on the run in to the finish in Pelussin.
Author: AFP
Posted: March 13, 2019, 5:56 pm