It was not the ideal route to national attention. Last Tuesday afternoon, in the office of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester, Darryl Webster was described by his old team-mate Shane Sutton as someone who grew cannabis and was bitter at being insulted after his wife had left him
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 21, 2019, 7:30 am
Mourners at the funeral of Raymond Poulidor paid tribute to a man who never achieved his goal of winning the Tour de France.
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 19, 2019, 11:21 am
Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat (France) (AFP) - Former Tour de France winners Bernard Thevenet and Bernard Hinault were among hundreds of mourners who gathered in the village of Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat on Tuesday for the funeral of Raymond Poulidor, who died last week at the age of 83. From 1964 to 1976 he
Posted: November 19, 2019, 11:02 am
Women's Sport Social Embed Alberto Bettiol has described the prize money given to women at the Tour of Flanders, one of the biggest one-day races in the men's and women's WorldTour calendars, as 'a disgrace'. Italian rider Bettiol earned €20,000 in prize money for winning the Tour
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 19, 2019, 9:47 am
If Chris Froome is to fulfil his ambition of making a tilt for gold at the 2020 Olympic Games road race, he will have one fewer teammate than five of his rivals on the mountainous route that tackles Mount Fuji. The International Cycling Union's (UCI) quotas for the Olympic road races allocated Britain
Author: AFP
Posted: November 18, 2019, 5:56 pm
Dutch cycling ace Mathieu van der Poel fought back tears on Saturday after he won a World Cup cyclo-cross event in the Czech Republic just three days after his legendary grandfather Raymond Poulidor's death. Poulidor, who died aged 83 on Wednesday, is a household name and national hero in France
Author: AFP
Posted: November 16, 2019, 7:21 pm
Shane Sutton and Dr Richard Freeman had a “monumental falling out� over the costs of a flight back from Colombia which Freeman took in 2015 following a family bereavement, a medical tribunal has heard. After that incident, Sutton constantly “bullied� Freeman according to Phil Burt, the former British
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 15, 2019, 6:45 pm
Tour de France winner Egan Bernal said Friday that competitive cyclists are only ever one corner from catastrophe, reflecting on Chris Froome's high-speed crash in June. The four-time Tour champion Froome fractured a thigh, elbow and vertebrae during the Criterium du Dauphine stage race and last
Author: AFP
Posted: November 15, 2019, 2:02 pm
The mystery of the 2011 batch of testosterone delivered to British Cycling’s headquarters deepened on Thursday after a medical tribunal heard that Viagra may also have been part of the order. It was also claimed that a stock of the drug, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction but may also give athletic
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 14, 2019, 8:57 pm
Shane Sutton has decided against returning for a further day of cross-examination at Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal. The former head coach of Team Sky and British Cycling sensationally stormed out of Tuesday afternoon’s session after denying allegations that he was a “serial liar�, a “bully� and
Posted: November 13, 2019, 7:30 pm
Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up� whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. Decades after his career ended, Poulidor was still adored in a nation where sports fans love to pull for “magnificent
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 13, 2019, 4:50 pm
Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up� whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. Decades after his career ended, Poulidor was still adored in a nation where sports fans love to pull for “magnificent
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 13, 2019, 4:50 pm
Raymond Poulidor, the"eternal runner-up," conquered French hearts and become the country's all-time favorite cyclist.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: November 13, 2019, 4:13 pm
Tributes flooded in Wednesday for Raymond Poulidor, the universally loved cyclist who died aged 83 but will forever be remembered as the greatest French rider never to win the Tour de France. From 1964 to 1976 Poulidor finished second in the Tour de France on three occasions and third five times in
Author: AFP
Posted: November 13, 2019, 1:17 pm
French cyclist Raymond Poulidor, best known for failing to win the Tour de France while coming agonizingly close on numerous occasions, has died aged 83, French media reported on Wednesday. Nicknamed "Pou-Pou" and a public favorite because of his perennial runner-up status, Poulidor's
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 13, 2019, 11:36 am
The 47-year-old, who was visually impaired, collided with a car that was traveling in the same direction on a road near the town of Gawler, South Australia, local media reported. "We are very saddened to hear of the passing of long-time supporter and friend of the RSB, Kieran Modra, in a cycling
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 13, 2019, 10:31 am
Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up� whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. Decades after his career ended, Poulidor was still adored in a nation where sports fans love to pull for “magnificent
Author: Associated Press
Posted: November 13, 2019, 9:47 am
The ex-head coach of British Cycling and Team Sky Shane Sutton reacted with fury at a medical tribunal in Manchester on Tuesday after being forced to defend himself against accusations of bullying, doping and lying. Representing accused ex-Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman in a fitness to practice hearing
Posted: November 12, 2019, 7:53 pm
Urban sports at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games such as skateboarding, 3x3 basketball, BMX cycling and climbing may be contested right in the heart of the city, several sources told AFP on Tuesday. From the proposed venue of Place de la Concorde fans will have a clear view of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc
Author: AFP
Posted: November 12, 2019, 7:35 pm
Shane Sutton’s eagerly anticipated first day as a witness at the medical tribunal of Dr Richard Freeman was a washout on Monday as the hearing, not for the first time, got bogged down in behind-the-scenes legal arguments.  The former head coach of British Cycling and Team Sky is, however, expected to
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 11, 2019, 5:36 pm
Shane Sutton, the former British Cycling (BC) head coach, submitted a secret affidavit to a newspaper that was “totally inconsistent� with evidence he gave to a parliamentary inquiry into doping in sport, a General Medical Council tribunal was told on Friday. In the latest extraordinary twist surrounding
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 8, 2019, 8:54 pm
Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome said surgery to remove a metal plaque and six screws from his hip went perfectly as his bid to regain full fitness overcame another hurdle on Friday. Froome fractured a thigh, elbow and vertebrae in a high speed crash during June's Criterium du Dauphine
Author: AFP
Posted: November 8, 2019, 5:14 pm
The “credibility and integrity� of Shane Sutton, the former British Cycling and Team Sky head coach, will be called into question by lawyers acting for the teams’ former doctor, Richard Freeman, at a medical tribunal in Manchester. Freeman’s legal team said on Thursday that it had gathered information
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 7, 2019, 9:22 pm
Irish sprinter Sam Bennett is to leave Bora-Hansgrohe, the German team announced on Thursday, and is expected to join Deceuninck-Quick Step. Bennett, 29, won three stages at the 2018 Giro d'Italia and two stages on this year's Tour of Spain. "Over the last six years, Bora-Hansgrohe developed
Author: AFP
Posted: November 7, 2019, 11:10 am
A judicial official says former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov and fellow rider Alexandr Kolobnev have been cleared of corruption charges in a suspected case of race-fixing.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: November 5, 2019, 10:15 pm
Former cyclists Alexander Vinokourov and Alexander Kolobnev were acquitted Tuesday by a court in Liege of fixing a major cycling race in 2010, Belga news agency reported. Vinokourov, who won Olympic road race gold in London in 2012 having served a two-year doping ban from 2007-09, was accused of paying
Author: AFP
Posted: November 5, 2019, 11:32 am
A judicial official says former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov and fellow rider Alexandr Kolobnev have been cleared of corruption charges in a suspected case of race-fixing. Both riders had denied accusations that Vinokourov paid Kolobnev 150,000 euros to let him win the race. Prosecutors
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 5, 2019, 10:21 am
The head of the elite World Cycling Centre Frederic Magne has been removed from his post in Switzerland by the International Cycling Union, who say they have lost confidence in the former track world champion after allegations of bullying, sources have told AFP. Frenchman Magne was dismissed after a
Author: AFP
Posted: November 4, 2019, 6:29 pm
French cyclist Jacques Dupont, who won a gold medal at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, has died at the age of 91, his family announced on Monday. Dupont, who was born and died in the village of Lezat sur Leze in the south-west of France, achieved his gold medal at the Herne Hill Velodrome on August
Author: AFP
Posted: November 4, 2019, 2:54 pm
The who, the how and the what of sport are covered with passion and forensic detail as never before; the why of sport remains a more elusive beast, and the question of what motivates people to push themselves beyond their limit lurks at the edge of the frame of so much of what we watch. A superb new
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 4, 2019, 8:00 am
The Tour of California has been canceled for 2020, and race owner AEG is reevaluating whether to bring it back in the future.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: October 30, 2019, 7:30 pm
The last chance for American riders to impress USA Cycling ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics will begin with the U.S. road and time trial nationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: October 30, 2019, 7:26 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- The last chance for American riders to impress USA Cycling ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics will begin with the U.S. road and time trial nationals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 30, 2019, 4:52 pm
"This has been a very difficult decision to make, but the business fundamentals of the Amgen Tour of California have changed since we launched the race 14 years ago," said Kristin Klein, president of the Tour of California in a statement released by parent company AEG late Tuesday. The stage
Author: AFP
Posted: October 30, 2019, 11:05 am
Nine months after getting under way at the Tour Down Under, the WorldTour finally concluded in China last week. Before hanging up our road wheels for another year, Telegraph Sport and its panel of experts – most of whom will be appearing at this week's Rouleur Classic in London – selected its nine
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: October 30, 2019, 10:30 am
Get unlimited access to all Telegraph Sport for £1 a week, including our unrivalled Rugby World Cup coverage Team GB’s new track bike for the Tokyo Olympics will draw inspiration from the iconic Lotus design that Chris Boardman famously rode in 1992 en route to Britain’s first Olympic cycling gold since
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: October 30, 2019, 10:01 am
The Tour of California has been canceled for 2020, and race owner AEG is reevaluating whether to bring it back in the future. The company said Tuesday it has become ''more challenging'' every year to stage the cycling road race featuring men's and women's events that traverse
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 30, 2019, 4:09 am
The doctor accused of buying testosterone for an unnamed rider while working for Team Sky and British Cycling has admitted telling “a lot of lies� about the case, a medical tribunal into his conduct heard on Tuesday. But Dr Richard Freeman has also denied a delivery of the banned substance to the headquarters
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: October 29, 2019, 6:19 pm
Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome successfully completed his first competitive ride since his horror crash in June on Sunday before hot-tailing his way across Tokyo to watch the Rugby World Cup semi-final. The 34-year-old took part in a team time trial run round a single lap at the Saitama
Author: AFP
Posted: October 27, 2019, 12:16 am
Still limping heavily, Chris Froome is fighting back from less than zero, he told AFP on Saturday, in what he describes as an unprecedented bid to win another Tour de France in 2020. Froome, the winner of four Tour de France titles, fractured a thigh, elbow and vertebrae in a high speed crash in June
Author: AFP
Posted: October 26, 2019, 11:17 am
Seven uphill finishes and three individual time-trials, the 2020 Giro d'Italia will get underway in Budapest on May 9 with the riders finishing in front of Milan's iconic Duomo on May 31. Here AFP sport looks at five key stages out of 21 that could decide the pink jersey winner of the 103rd
Author: AFP
Posted: October 24, 2019, 9:10 pm
Mark Cavendish will be formally announced on Friday as a Bahrain-McLaren rider, signing a contract which is likely to see him through to the conclusion of his career. The 34-year-old, who will perform ambassadorial activities for McLaren as part of his deal, will team up once again with Rod Ellingworth
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: October 24, 2019, 9:00 pm
Three-time world champion Peter Sagan will compete in the Giro d'Italia for the first time next year - and then could quit cycling. Sagan announced his decision to compete in the famous Italian race - as well as the Tour de France - during the presentation of the route of the 2020 Giro, at a televised
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 24, 2019, 8:59 pm
Former world champion Peter Sagan said Thursday be could retire next season after announcing he would compete for the first time in the Giro d'Italia as the route for the 2020 race around Italy was unveiled in Milan. Sagan confirmed he will also take part in the Tour de France where the 29-year-old
Author: AFP
Posted: October 24, 2019, 6:35 pm
Three-time world champion Peter Sagan will compete in the Giro d'Italia for the first time next year.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: October 24, 2019, 6:28 pm
Former world champion Peter Sagan has confirmed he will compete for the first time in the Giro d'Italia as the route for next year's race through Italy was unveiled in Milan on Thursday. Slovak Sagan, 29, will also take part in the Tour de France, where he holds the record for clinching the
Author: AFP
Posted: October 24, 2019, 4:10 pm
Enric Mas (Deceuninck-QuickStep) claimed the final victory of the WorldTour season by avoiding a late crash to win the overall Tour of Guangxi title on Tuesday. The Spaniard had gained the lead by triumphing on stage four and managed to secure the overall win with his team-mates protecting him during
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: October 22, 2019, 1:43 pm
UAE Team Emirates rider Fernando Gaviria has won stage 5 of the Tour of Guangxi. In the final sprint for the line, the Colombian beat Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott). Enric Mas (Deceuninck-QuickStep) was well protected by his teammates and finished safely in the
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: October 21, 2019, 10:03 pm
Sprinter Dylan Groenewegen has extended his stay with up-and-coming Dutch cycling team Jumbo-Visma intil 2023, the rider said on Monday. The 26-year-old Groenewegen has won four stages in the Tour de France, and will be just one of a plethora of big-names on the ambitious outfit's roster in the
Author: AFP
Posted: October 21, 2019, 3:39 pm
Enric Mas (Deceuninck-QuickStep) has won stage four of the Gree-Tour of Guangxi, winning the stage at the finish atop the Nogla Scenic Area. Victory gave Mas, who beat Dani Martínez (EF Education First) and Team Ineos's Diego Rosa, into second and third with two stages left. The win was Mas'
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: October 20, 2019, 10:55 pm