Cycling News
Ontheminute.com

LATEST CYCLING NEWS
( HEADLINE VERSION )

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...
From Syria to Innsbruck, cyclist makes remarkable journey
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Ahmad Badreddin Wais fled the war in Syria four years ago and a long and tortuous journey has led to a place on a professional cycling team and a fresh attempt at the world championships. Wais, 27, was a student in Damascus in 2014 when he left Syria, travelling through Lebanon, Turkey and Greece before More...
Cycling plans calendar overhaul to promote 'classic' races
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The International Cycling Union (UCI) wants to reschedule its calendar to put more emphasis on one-day 'classic' races and sell TV rights for them collectively, its president David Lappartient has announced. Lappartient said he had met all the main race organisers, and they all agreed to the More...
Van der Breggen says world title 'last piece of the jigsaw'
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Newly-crowned world champion Anna van der Breggen says she can finally relax and just enjoy cycling in her rainbow jersey after pulverising the opposition at Innsbruck on Saturday to achieve her goal of winning the women's road race. The 28-year-old Dutch rider said she had based her whole season More...
Anna van der Breggen takes world title after 40K solo ride
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Anna van der Breggen used a majestic solo ride to give the Netherlands a sweep of the women's elite world road cycling titles for a second straight year on Saturday. Van der Breggen jumped out of the peloton and quickly overtook the five riders in front. Amanda Spratt briefly followed, but the More...
Van der Breggen storms to world road race title
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Hot favourite Anna van der Breggen pulverised the opposition for a deserved gold medal in the women's world championships road race on Saturday as she soloed through huge crowds in central Innsbruck to wild applause. The 28-year-old Dutch rider, who won silver in the time-trial on Tuesday, made More...
Mixed gender cycling set for worlds, Olympic programme - UCI
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
World cycling chiefs will premier a national team time-trial mixed gender event at the world road race championships in Yorkshire in 2019 ahead of its expected inclusion at Olympic level, International Cycling Union (UCI) president David Lappartient said on Saturday. The UCI unveiled the new mixed-gender More...
Alaphilippe hot favourite for cycling world crown
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
France's Julian Alaphilippe has been heavily tipped by his rivals to win Sunday's cycling world championships showdown in Innsbruck on what many have described as one of the toughest routes ever. Tour of Spain winner Simon Yates and his twin Adam are also among the favourites and should one More...
World champion Sagan extends Bora-Hansgrohe deal
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
World champion cyclist Peter Sagan has extended his contract with the Bora-Hansgrohe team until the end of the 2021 season. The 27-year-old Slovakian announced the news at Innsbruck where he will attempt to successfully defend his world title on Sunday, although the mountainous nature of the course More...
Yates twins face 'Hell Hill' in quest for Sagan's world crown
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Tour of Spain winner Simon Yates and his twin brother Adam face an ultra-tough 258-kilometre route on Sunday through brutally challenging but magnificent Tyrol landscapes where one of them may be crowned the 2018 world road race champion. Route designer Thomas Rohregger says his ambition was to immortalise More...
Cycling on the road to equality with mixed gender time trial
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
The International Cycling Union says it has received a warm reception for plans to hold a mixed men's and women's national team event which will make its debut at the 2019 world championships in Yorkshire. UCI president David Lappartient, British Sports Minister Tracey Crouch and female cyclists More...
Cycling: Mixed relay event added to world championships program
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
(Reuters) - Men and women cyclists will join forces in a new event being introduced at next year's Road World Championships in Britain as part of a move by the sport's governing body (UCI) to "encourage gender equality". The mixed relay will be run over two laps of a 14 km Harrogate More...
Dennis routs Dumoulin in 'dream' world time trial triumph
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Rohan Dennis beat favourite and defending champion Tom Dumoulin at the world championships individual time trial on Wednesday, the Australian lifting his bike aloft in triumph at the finish line. Dennis completed the 52.1km course in 1hr 03min and 02sec at an average of 49.6 km/h despite a tough 5km More...
Rohan Dennis beats Dumoulin for world time trial title
October 28, 2018 (15:30) [ Indexed from Yahoo! Sports ]
Rohan Dennis has finally won the only major time trial title lacking from his long list of victories. The Australian rider won gold at the road world championships on Wednesday, dominating the 52.5-kilometer race to beat last year's winner Tom Dumoulin by a massive 1 minute, 21.09 seconds. Victor More...
Laura Kenny wants to have another baby - but not until after the next Olympic Games
October 28, 2018 (15:00) [ Indexed from Mirror.co.uk ]
Four-time cycling gold medallist Laura Kenny, 26, is keen to give her 15-month-old son Albie a sibling More...
'An astonishing lack of understanding' - WADA President hits back at MPCC
October 28, 2018 (15:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Craig Reedie has issued a staunch response to the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) after the group called for his resignation in a fiercely critical open letter. The MPCC, a voluntary association of teams who sign up for additional anti-doping measures, wrote to Reedie this week and complained of what it perceived as failures at WADA over issues including the Chris Froome salbutamol case, tramadol, the Russia scandal, and Operacin Puerto. In a letter addressed to MPCC President Roger Legeay and published by the BBC's Sport Editor Dan Roan, Reedie wrote: "Let me be clear from the outset, as president of WADA, I fully intend to lead the anti-doping movement until the end of my second term next year. That is the extent of my mandate and at that stage I will be happy to pass on the leadership of the organisation to my successor on December 31, 2019, full in the knowledge that it is stronger and more effective now than it has ever been throughout its 20-year existence."ADVERTISEMENT Reedie then addressed each of the MPCC's complaints individually. With regards to Froome, who returned an adverse analytical finding for salbutamol at last year's Vuelta a Espaa before being cleared on the eve of this year's Tour de France, he rejected claims that WADA was 'in contradiction with its own rules'. "WADA remains convinced that the UCI reached the correct and fair outcome in what was a very complex case," Reedie wrote. "Your efforts to over-simplify it, without having knowledge of the voluminous file of the case and both the scientific and legal challenges it raised, demonstrate an unfortunate attempt to cast a shadow on WADA's credibility and an obvious refusal to accept the reality of what happened." As for Operacin Puerto, the blood doping scandal that dates back to 2006, Reedie insisted WADA "has done everything possible to date from a legal standpoint and in every other way". The MPCC had labelled the case, in which many clients of disgraced doctor Eufamiano Fuentes remain unidentified, as "a debacle". You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Sastre's Tour de France win commemorated on 10th anniversary
October 28, 2018 (15:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Carlos Sastre was honoured on the 10th anniversary of his Tour de France victory with a ceremony in his home town of El Barraco, where the local sports facilities were renamed 'The Carlos Sastre Sports Complex'. The Spaniard won the Tour in 2008, beating Cadel Evans and Bernard Kohl to the top step of the podium. It was the crowning achievement of his career. This year marks 10 years since the victory, and celebrations were held on Saturday in the small town of El Barraco, in the province of Avila, west of Madrid.ADVERTISEMENT Five-time Tour champion Miguel Indurain, who handed the Vlo d'Or trophy to Alejandro Valverde on Friday, was present, as were fellow former yellow jersey winners Pedro Delgado (1988) and Federico Bahamontes (1959). Also among the hundreds of locals were Spanish national coach Javier Minguez and former team director Manolo Saiz. A ceremony was held at the town hall before moving to the sports complex to unveil the two pillars that now mark the entrance, one bearing his name and the other his face. Tras la recepcin a la comitiva en el Ayuntamiento de El Barraco, cuna de destacados ciclistas, la amplia comitiva dirigi a pie hasta las inmediaciones de la Ciudad Deportiva del municipio, que a partir de este sbado lleva el nombre de Carlos Sastre. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Unzue: You can't write off Nairo Quintana
October 28, 2018 (15:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Movistar team manager Eusebio Unzu has recognised that 2018 has been a difficult season for Spain's only WorldTour squad, but insisted that "apart from in the Grand Tours, the team have raced well". In terms of wins, Movistar have had four fewer victories than in 2017, dropping from 31 to 27. Alejandro Valverde's World Championships victory - albeit with the Spanish national squad - has, however, helped considerably to put a shine on the year. As Unzu put it, "it kind of saved the season for us."ADVERTISEMENT On another plus side, there was a big win in Paris-Nice for Marc Soler and a repeat victory in the Volta a Catalunya with Valverde. His failure to win two races he has dominated in recent years, Lige-Bastogne-Lige or Flche Wallonne this spring, was another setback. But as Valverde himself pointed out, those defeats have to be placed in the context of his comeback from a bad injury last July and, having trained very hard over the winter to regain top condition, he acknowledged that "by the end of April I was beginning to come up short". 2018 was the first time since 2011 that Movistar have failed to make it onto a single Grand Tour podium. Much of the media criticism for that under-achievement fell onto the shoulders of Nairo Quintana, who was top of the team's three GC leaders in the Tour de France but crashed and finished 10th, then was 8th in the Vuelta after ceding leadership to fifth-placed Valverde. Unzu nonetheless insisted in a team meeting in Navarre on Friday that his confidence in the Colombian remains intact for 2019. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Lifetime ban reduced for former USPS doctor Del Moral
October 28, 2018 (15:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) wrapped up six years of wrangling over the anti-doping violations by Lance Armstrong's US Postal Service teams, reducing a lifetime ban for Spanish physician Dr Luis Garcia del Moral to just five years for his cooperation in a case against former manager Johan Bruyneel. USADA announced the reduction on Friday, which came as the result of an agreement with del Moral to give truthful testimony in an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) of USADA's decision to impose a 10-year ban on Bruyneel. The Court of Arbitration for Sport decided this week that the suspension was not sufficient, and issued a lifetime ban on the Belgian's involvement in sports, in part due to Del Moral's statements that Bruyneel was involved in doping riders.ADVERTISEMENT USADA CEO Travis Tygart hailed the decision, claiming that Bruyneel and his fellow litigants Dr.Pedro Celaya and trainer Jose Mart "pulled out every trick to avoid the truth" and "continued, even at the hearing and even in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, to present a false narrative." The anti-doping case began in 2010 with emails sent by former team member Floyd Landis, who brought the team's doping activities to the attention of USA Cycling and the UCI. Lance Armstrong was the subject of a subsequent federal investigation into the allegations, but the inquiry was closed without indictment. USADA picked up where the feds left off, obtaining witness statements from numerous former riders, including anti-doping rule violation confessions from Michael Barry, Tom Danielson, Tyler Hamilton, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie - all of whom received lenient six-month, off-season suspensions for their cooperation in October, 2012. Bruyneel doping admissions You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Pinot to target Tour de France in 2019 and likes the route
October 28, 2018 (15:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
Thibaut Pinot is set to make the Tour de France his number one priority next year, and the Frenchman has reacted positively to the route for the 2019 edition, which was unveiled in Paris on Thursday. Pinot finished third at the Tour in 2014 but struggled in the subsequent two editions and for the past two seasons he has made the Giro d'Italia his target Grand Tour. In 2017 he rode the Tour but without a GC focus, while this year he was absent entirely in order to fully recover from pneumonia that knocked him out of the Giro on the penultimate day After a late-season spree that has seen him win two stages at the Vuelta a Espaa, along with a first Monument victory at Il Lombardia, Pinot is more confident than ever. Despite Il Lombardia and the other autumn classics reaffirming his love for Italy, he is ready to target the Tour de France once again.ADVERTISEMENT "Thibaut won't do the Giro - that's for sure," said Groupama-FDJmanager Marc Madiot at the Tour route presentation, according to L'Equipe. "He will only do the Tour." There was plenty to whet Pinot's appetite in a route that heavily favours the climbers over the rouleurs. There are just 55 kilometres against the clock, while there three big mountain stages apiece in the Pyrenees and Alps, with numerous cols above the 2000-metre mark. And then there's the first of the five summit finishes, at La Planche des Belles Filles on stage 6, which is something of a home climb for Pinot, who lives on the edge of the Vosges range. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
Philipsen signs with UAE Team Emirates
October 28, 2018 (15:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
UAE Team Emirates have announced the signing of 20-year-old Jasper Philipsen on a two-year contract. Philipsen, winner of stages of the U23 Giro d'Italia and back-to-back overall titles at the Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux, was second in the U23 Tour of Flanders in 2017 and fourth in the U23 Paris-Roubaix this year. He was in high demand after winning a stage in the Tour of Utah in Salt Lake City this season.ADVERTISEMENT The Belgian is the latest from Axel Merckx's Hagens Berman Axeon development squad to move directly to the WorldTour, following in the steps of Rui and Ivo Oliveira, who also signed with UAE Team Emirates, Sean Bennett (EF Pro Cycling), and Will Barta (CCC). Other notable graduates from the programme in recent years include Logan Owen (EF-Drapac), Neilson Powless (LottoNl-Jumbo), and Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Sky). "It's a great honour to join UAE Team Emirates, I'm sure that this team will be the best possible way for me to develop my young career," Philipsen said. "I sensed right away the faith that the whole team has in me, I think I'll be able to benefit a lot from this team project to show my best in the next years." You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...
MPCC slams WADA over Chris Froome case, tramadol, Operacion Puerto
October 28, 2018 (15:00) [ Indexed from Cyclingnews.com ]
The Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) has issued a scathing attack on the WADA, writing an open letter that criticises the World Anti Doping Agency over its handling of the Chris Froome case, tramadol, Operacin Puerto, and the Russian doping scandal. The letter calls for the resignation of the WADA's President, Craig Reedie. The MPCC, a voluntary association of cycling teams who sign up for anti-doping regulations that surpass those of the UCI - which follow the WADA code - met for its general assembly this week and the theme was one of frustration and dissatisfaction with the way anti-doping is being operated. The open letter is especially strong on Froome's salbutamol case. The four-time Tour de France champion returned an adverse analytical finding for the asthma drug during the 2017 Vuelta a Espaa, which he won, but the case was dropped on the eve of the 2018 Tour de France. Despite nearly double the permitted level of salbutamol in his urine, Froome insists he did not surpass the permitted dosages and, given it's a 'specified' substance on WADA's banned list, he was not provisionally suspended and continued to race 'sub-judice' in 2018, winning the Giro d'Italia.ADVERTISEMENT The MPCC complains of inconsistencies in WADA's handling of the case, highlighting that the onus was not on the authorities to prove wrongdoing but on Froome to prove his innocence, chiefly through a pharmacokinetic study, which was never carried out. "MPCC laments the way sanctions are not applied equally and procedures are not followed equally, which is devastating for the credibility of the sport, for WADA itself, and thus is devastating for the confidence which athletes ought to have in the world's anti-doping agency and its independence and integrity," reads the letter. "The World Anti-Doping Code states that it 'is not consistent with therapeutic use of the substance and will be considered as an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) unless the Athlete proves, through a controlled pharmacokinetic study, that the abnormal result was the consequence of a therapeutic dose (by inhalation) up to the maximum dose indicated above'. Though, in the press release following its decision, WADA admits that a CPKS would not have been practicable. Puerto, Russia, and tramadol You can read more at Cyclingnews.com More...

« Previous | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Next »

From 251 until 300 / 58440


Most visited today
 - Cycling-Road-Team World Ranking standings (Reuters)
 - Tour de France at a glance (The Associated Press)
 - Spanish Vuelta Results
 - Tour de France at a glance
 - Cycling: George Bennett ready for return to the Tour of California
 - Kuss to replace Gesink in Jumbo-Visma's Giro d'Italia squad
 - Report: CAS reduce Ballan suspension by five months
 - Voeckler warns of difficulties in Brittany at 2011 Tour de France
 - Savio in the dark over Androni Tour de France invitation
 - Mollema to lead Trek-Segafredo at Vuelta a Espana

Most visited last week
 - Cycling: Don't rule the road, read the rules
 - Auckland records busiest month ever on cycleways
 - Anthony Ravard ready to support Feillu in Worlds bunch sprint
 - Quick-Step's E3 Harelbeke dominance sets the tone for cobbled Classics
 - Track Cycling World Cup, Manchester 2009
 - Wheely good times: Biking Auckland's beginner cycle trails
 - Matt Heath: Not complaining about not complaining
 - Chris Froome suffers traumatic start to Tour de France 2018 after late crash leaves him in a ditch
 - Commonwealth Gold: Behind the intense Sam Gaze is fire and ice
 - Touring France with the World's best

Funny games