Israel launched its first Tour de France team Wednesday, the latest sporting initiative funded by a Canadian-Israeli billionaire who sees it as a potential bridge to the Arab world. The team, called Israel Start-Up Nation, will be the first from the Jewish state to compete in cycling's premier competition
Author: AFP
Posted: December 11, 2019, 2:19 pm
Women's Sport Social Embed Calls are growing for sport’s leading governing bodies to introduce a global anti-abuse code that would set clear boundaries - and sanctions - over the treatment of athletes. A series of sexual abuse scandals, including in British football and elite gymnastics in the United
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: December 11, 2019, 1:43 pm
Dr Richard Freeman’s barrister has claimed a current British Cycling coach used a Coke can containing urine to try to help Shane Sutton cover up a doping offence during his riding career. The explosive allegation was among several against Sutton raised by the former British Cycling doctor’s barrister
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: December 10, 2019, 10:44 pm
Rod Ellingworth says his newly-unveiled Bahrain-McLaren team can help Mark Cavendish rediscover the speed that has made him one of the greatest sprinters in cycling history. The 34-year-old Manxman Cavendish boasts 30 Tour de France stage wins but has not enjoyed a victory anywhere since February 2018
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 9, 2019, 10:37 pm
Time-trial world champion Rohan Dennis signed a two-year contract with British cycling team Team Ineos.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: December 9, 2019, 8:36 pm
Dennis' two-year contract with Bahrain–Merida was terminated in September, 12 days before he won the world time trial. The 29-year-old, who won the title at the UCI Road World Championships on an unbranded matt-black bike in Harrogate, will make his Ineos debut in Australia next year. "This
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 9, 2019, 6:32 pm
Time-trial world champion Rohan Dennis signed a two-year contract with British cycling team Team Ineos on Monday. The 29-year-old Dennis, who acrimoniously parted ways with Bahrain-Merida, won his second consecutive world title in the British city of Harrogate in September. Dennis had a public dispute
Posted: December 9, 2019, 2:44 pm
World individual time trail champion Rohan Dennis has signed a two-year deal with Team Ineos, the British cycling outfit announced on Monday. The 29-year-old Australian, who split with Bahrain-Merida this season, retained his title at the Road World Championships in Yorkshire, northern England, in September
Author: AFP
Posted: December 9, 2019, 11:57 am
While Santiago's transportation system may be crippled after weeks of rioting, Chileans are moving forward - jumping on their bikes to where they need to be. Estimates suggest the number of cyclists has doubled immediately in the wake of the crisis… . (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish
Posted: December 5, 2019, 9:15 pm
There is a growing risk that Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal may not be completed in the allotted window before Christmas, raising the prospect of another lengthy delay in proceedings, potentially until well into 2020.  The former Team Sky and British Cycling medic stands accused, among other things
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: December 5, 2019, 5:43 pm
With yet another year of riding in its legs, Telegraph Sport is able to once again present its annual round-up of cycling gear that has impressed both on and off the bike. Aimed predominantly at road cyclists – club riders, amateur racers or simply those who like to test themselves in sportives or audaxes
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: December 4, 2019, 12:00 pm
Julian Alaphilippe capped a successful season during which he wore the Tour de France’s yellow jersey for 14 days by winning the Velo d’Or award as the best rider of 2019 on Sunday. Alaphilippe, who rides for the Belgian Deceuninck-Quick-Step team, became the first Frenchman to receive the award since
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 1, 2019, 6:28 pm
Over recent years there have been two competing versions of the truth, when it comes to assessing the progress made by women's racing on the long road to parity. On the one hand, it has gained significantly more recognition, as interest in the racing is kindled by a series of compelling, high-profile
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 30, 2019, 10:48 am
Annemiek van Vleuten has made adversity something of a specialised subject, of late. Ever since a horrifying crash in the Rio Olympic Road Race, when she was in the lead and looking good for Gold, she has proved to be one of the most resilient riders in the sport. Serious injury in the 2018 World Championship
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 29, 2019, 10:56 am
Women's Sport Social Embed It is 25 years since Dame Sarah Storey won the first of her para-swimming world titles in Malta in 1994 and 13 since she won the first of her para-cycling world titles in Aigle, Switzerland.  Storey’s double at this year’s para road worlds in Emmen, Holland, took her career
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 28, 2019, 5:22 pm
German cyclist Tony Martin is to skip the Olympics in Tokyo next year to focus on the world championships, the time-trial specialist told broadcaster MDR on Thursday. The four-time world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medallist told the German radio station that he had made the decision after being
Author: AFP
Posted: November 28, 2019, 3:06 pm
Philippe Auclair, best known for his writing on football and cricket, is a passionate cycling fan, who started his professional life commentating on road racing for a French TV station. He, like so many others across the world, was captivated by the long spell in yellow enjoyed by Julian Alaphilippe
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 28, 2019, 12:31 pm
January 21-26: Tour Down Under (Australia). February 1: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (women, Australia). 2: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Australia). 23-29: UAE Tour (United Arab Emirates). 29: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (men and women, Belgium). March 7: Strade Bianche (men and women, Italy). 8
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 27, 2019, 12:59 pm
Two-time Grand Tour winner Nairo Quintana will target victory in all the races he takes part in with his new French outfit Arkea Samsic, the Colombian told AFP at his new team base on Sunday. The 29-year-old was a two-time winner of the best young rider on the Tour de France, won the Giro and the Vuelta
Author: AFP
Posted: November 24, 2019, 12:43 am
Women's Sport Social Embed As one of the more bubbly members of the British Cycling team, discussions with Elinor Barker invariably involve plenty of talking and a great deal of laughter. So when the flow of words momentarily dry up, you know to pay particular attention. “Since surgery, I’ve kind
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: November 21, 2019, 6:00 pm
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
SAINT-LEONARD-DE-NOBLAT, France (Reuters) - Mourners at the funeral of Raymond Poulidor on Tuesday paid tribute to a French cyclist who never achieved his goal of winning the Tour de France but in the process won widespread admiration for his courage and integrity. Poulidor was given a final send-off
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
Author: The Telegraph
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
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
Author: AFP
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
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