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Cycling: UCI chief condemns Wiggins for labeling drug cheat Armstrong an 'icon'
November 12, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
Would You Run in a Naked 5K!?
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
On your mark, get set, strip down naked!? The Doctors discuss the new trend of naked runs and bike races. Would you get naked before breaking running and cycling with a large group of people? More...
Froome to start 2019 season in Colombia
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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. More...
Pro riders union upset by doping control during cycling gala
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
Fancy Bear hacking fallout nearly killed my wife: Wiggins
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
Cycling: Sky face dilemma keeping Froome and Thomas happy - Kelly
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
UCI boss condemns Wiggins for calling Armstrong an 'icon'
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The president of world cycling's governing body the UCI has said it is "unacceptable" that former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins still regards disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong as one of his icons. More...
Giro route revealed, Froome calls course 'brutal'
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Giro d'Italia champion Chris Froome says he is still undecided about riding in next year's edition but says 102nd route looks explosive More...
Froome tempted but uncertain of Giro d'Italia title defence
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
Armstrong in Costa Rica for gruelling mountain bike race
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
San Jos (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 More...
Froome coy about Giro defense as 2019 route revealed
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
Key stages on the 2019 Giro d'Italia
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 - More...
Froome uncertain of Giro d'Italia title defence
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
Doping: Former Armstrong doctor's sanction lifted after team manager banned
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
Tireless 106-year-old French cyclist hops back in the saddle
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
Froome wants Tour win for Sky's 10th birthday gift
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
2019 Tour de France celebrates century of yellow jerseys
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
Mountains galore as 2019 Tour de France route unveiled
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
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 More...
Former Armstrong team manager, doctor get lifetime cycling bans
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The 54-year-old Belgian was initially banned for 10 years in 2014 by the American Arbitration Association North American Court of Arbitration for Sport (AAA) for helping orchestrate an elaborate doping program that helped Armstrong to seven Tour de France titles. In its ruling, CAS also said doctor More...
Armstrong manager Bruyneel banned from cycling for life
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Lance Armstrong's former US Postal team manager Johan Bruyneel has been handed a life ban from cycling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Bruyneel, 54, was the team manager for all of Armstrong's seven Tour de France victories from 1999-2005 -- triumphs that were erased in the US superstar More...
Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times. Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based More...
Mountains galore as 2019 Tour de France route unveiled
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Tour de France organisers threw down the gauntlet to the climbing specialists when they unveiled the most mountainous edition in the 106-year history of the event, the 2019 edition featuring a record 30 mountain passes and five summit finishes, on Thursday. With a nod to Belgian legend Eddy Merckx, More...
Cavendish extends contract with Dimension Data
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
British cycling star Mark Cavendish has extended his contract with Dimension Data, despite currently being out of action with the Epstein-Barr virus, the South African team announced on Wednesday. Cavendish has only won twice in the last two years with stage victories on the Abu Dhabi and Dubai Tours More...
Tour de France bad boy Moscon wins Guangxi race
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Shanghai (AFP) - Italy's Gianni Moscon of Team Sky won the Tour of Guangxi on Sunday after Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen triumphed in the sixth and final stage in a bunch sprint. More...
CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall to leave USA Cycling at year's end
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
USA Cycling is once again on the hunt for another chief executive. Derek Bouchard-Hall announced Friday he is resigning as president and CEO at the end of the year, opening a job he assumed in 2015 amid uncertain times. The sport was still getting over doping stains from the Lance Armstrong era, and More...
Italy's Moscon takes Guangxi lead after stage win
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Shanghai (AFP) - Italy's Gianni Moscon won the gruelling fourth stage of the Tour of Guangxi on Friday in China and with it took the overall lead. More...
Tennis: Serena coach makes plea for honest and open on-court coaching
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Patrick Mouratoglou admitted gesturing to Williams from the stands during her match with Japan's Naomi Osaka -- in contravention of U.S. Open and other grand slam tournament rules -- but the American was left incensed at the umpire's strict interpretation of the rule. The debate was fueled by More...
Nibali to meet French prosecutors over Tour de France crash
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Vincenzo Nibali will return to France on November 10 to speak with prosecutors over a complaint he filed after fracturing his back in a crash which ruled him out of this year's Tour de France, reports in Italy said Tuesday. The 33-year-old Bahrain-Merida team rider was in front of Sky's Geraint More...
Member of US cycling team found after going missing in Spain
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
A member of American cycling team Trek-Segafredo was hospitalized with a concussion after going missing for several hours in northeastern Spain on Monday. Director Steven De Jongh ''did not sustain more serious injuries'' after crashing in a training ride near the city of Girona, the More...
France's Pinot dethrones Nibali to win Tour of Lombardy
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
France's Thibaut Pinot dethroned two-time winner Vincenzo Nibali to finish his season on a high in the Tour of Lombardy, the fifth and final 'Monument' of the one-day classics season on Saturday. Pinot, of the Groupama-FDJ team, soloed over the finish line at Lake Como to win the 241 km-long More...
French rider Pinot wins Tour of Lombardy
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
COMO, Italy (AP) -- French rider Thibaut Pinot won the Tour of Lombardy on Saturday for the first single-day classic victory of his career. More...
France's Pinot dethrones Nibali to win Tour of Lombardy
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
France's Thibaut Pinot dethroned two-time winner Vincenzo Nibali to finish his season on a high in the Tour of Lombardy, the fifth and final 'Monument' of the one-day classics season on Saturday. Pinot, of the Groupama-FDJ team, soloed over the finish line at Lake Como to win the 241 km-long More...
Valverde off menu as Chrono des Nations waves Chavanel goodbye
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Newly-crowned world champion Alejandro Valverde will not participate in the prestigious French time-trialling event the Chrono des Nations, organisers said ahead of Sunday's event. Instead, Italian Vincenzo Nibali, the 2014 Tour de France champion, is the headline act -- although not necessarily More...
World champ Valverde eyes maiden Tour of Lombardy triumph
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Newly-crowned world champion Alejandro Valverde headlines the season-finale Tour of Lombardy on Saturday looking for his first win in a race where he has twice finished runner-up. Movistar rider Valverde will be challenged by the same rivals who were beaten for the world championships road race crown More...
Italy's Colbrelli defies wind, rain to win Gran Piemonte
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Milan (AFP) - Italian Sonny Colbrelli of the Bahrain-Merida team defied the wind and rainy conditions to win a sprint finish for the Gran Piemonte semi-classic in northern Italy on Thursday. More...
Luke Rowe commits future to Team Sky
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Luke Rowe has agreed a new deal to stay at Team Sky, admitting he feels "part of the furniture" at the British-based outfit alongside Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome. The 28-year-old Welshman has spent his entire professional career with Sky, joining in 2012, and his new three-year contract More...
Olympics: Mount Fuji to serve as backdrop for 2020 time trials
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The foothills of Mount Fuji will be the setting for the individual time trial events at the Tokyo Olympics, 2020 organizers and world cycling's governing body (UCI) announced on Wednesday. The course would start and finish at the Fuji Speedway circuit at the base of the mountain, they said in a More...
Geraint Thomas' Tour de France trophy stolen at cycling show
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Team Sky says the Tour de France trophy won by Geraint Thomas has been stolen from a cycling show in Britain. The team says police are investigating after the trophy disappeared during an event in Birmingham, where Team Sky displayed the three Grand Tour trophies won by its riders. In addition to this More...
Geraint Thomas's Tour de France trophy stolen
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Geraint Thomas's Tour de France trophy has been stolen after being displayed at a cycle show, Team Sky said on Wednesday. Sky have been displaying all three Grand Tour trophies -- which were won by Thomas and fellow British rider Chris Froome between September last year and July 2018 - at various More...
Tour de France trophy stolen at cycle show: Team Sky
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The Tour de France trophy won by Team Sky's Geraint Thomas earlier this year has been stolen during a cycle show in Birmingham, the British team said on Wednesday. The trophy, loaned to bike manufacturer Pinarello, had been on display at venues across the UK along with the team's other grand More...
Kragh Andersen wins revamped 112th Paris-Tours race
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Tours (France) (AFP) - Denmark's Soren Kragh Andersen clinched victory in the 112th Paris-Tours race on Sunday even if the revamped course, which weaved its way through picturesque vineyards, was not to everybody's taste. More...
Australia to host 2022 road world cycling championships
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The Australian city of Wollongong will host the 2022 road world cycling championships, the sport's organising body announced on Saturday. It will be the second time Australia has staged the event, after Melbourne hosted the 2010 edition when the road race was won by Norway's Thor Hushovd. The More...
Rising Colombian star Bernal signs new contract with Team Sky
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Highly-regarded young Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal has committed himself to Team Sky in the long term, signing a new five-year contract on Friday. The 21-year-old enjoyed a successful first season with the cycling powerhouse, winning the Tour of California and playing a key support role in Geraint More...
Cycling: 'Exceptional' Bernal signs five-year deal with Sky
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Young Colombian Egan Bernal, seen as a top prospect in road cycling, has signed a five-year deal that will keep him at Team Sky until the end of 2023, the Tour de France winners said on Friday. The 21-year-old has enjoyed a strong first year as a professional with Sky, winning in Colombia and California More...
Circling around: Floyd Landis starting own cycling team
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team. The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong's cheating says he's building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out of More...
Landis launching new cycling team sponsored by his cannabis business
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
American Floyd Landis, who won the Tour de France in 2006 but lost the title after being found guilty of doping, announced on Thursday plans to launch a professional cycling team that will be sponsored by his cannabis business. Landis, who was later a U.S. government whistleblower in the doping case More...
Landis to start own team with money from Armstrong case
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Cycling whistleblower Floyd Landis is to use money awarded to him as part of Lance Armstrong's multi-million-dollar settlement to set up his own North America-based cycling team, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Landis lifted the lid on Armstrong's use of performance-enhancing drugs More...
Spain's Alejandro Valverde sprints to road race world title
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
For the seventh time in his career, Alejandro Valverde stepped onto the podium after the men's road race at the world championships on Sunday. Valverde led a group of four in the final kilometer, and he just remained ahead in the sprint, with Romain Bardet of France taking the silver. Michael Woods More...
Rainbow jersey dream becomes reality for evergreen Valverde
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Veteran Spaniard Alejandro Valverde ended years of frustration to fulfil his "dream" of winning the world championships road race crown on Sunday after outpacing France's Romain Bardet and Canada's Michael Woods in a thrilling sprint for the finish line. More...
Valverde finally clinches coveted world road race crown
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Veteran Spaniard Alejandro Valverde ended years of frustration to win the world championships road race on Sunday after outpacing France's Romain Bardet and Canada's Michael Woods in a thrilling sprint for the finish line. "I knew I was possibly the strongest and was waiting for someone More...

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