Wiggins Must Resolve Steroid Use Controversy Says Froome

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London, Dec 3, 2016 (AFP) - Five-time Olympic cycling champion Bradley Wiggins has to clear up the question marks remaining over why he was granted therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) for a steroid, his former team-mate Chris Froome says. Wiggins, 36, had his medical records leaked by presumed Russian hackers The Fancy Bears earlier this year. They revealed he'd been granted the TUEs to … [Read more...]

The 2017 Amgen Tour of California Announces Host Cities

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CALIFORNIA’S ALL-TIME STAGE LEADER AND TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION PETER SAGAN SET TO RETURN TO RACE FOR 6TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR LOS ANGELES (Nov. 9, 2016) – Peter Sagan, the 2015 overall Amgen Tour of California winner and record holder with 15 stage victories since riding for the first time in 2010, will headline an all-star peloton when America’s most prestigious cycling stage race … [Read more...]

Fox Factory Recalls Mountain Bike Shock Absorbers

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Recall Summary Name of Product: Mountain bike rear shock absorbers Hazard: The bicycle’s rear shock absorber outer sleeve can rupture, allowing the sleeve to come in contact with other bicycle parts or the rider, posing a fall and injury hazard. Remedy: Repair Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled rear shock absorbers and return them to the place of … [Read more...]

Trek Recalls Farley Bicycles And Framesets Due to Fall Hazard

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Recall Summary Name of Product: Trek Farley bicycles and framesets Hazard: The fork can separate from the steer tube, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Remedy: Repair Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and framesets and return the bicycles to a Trek retailer for a free inspection and repair. Consumer Contact: Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT … [Read more...]

Team Sky Announces Partnership With Castelli Clothing

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Team Sky are delighted to announce a new performance kit partnership with Castelli. The team will be the only WorldTour outfit wearing Castelli clothing and will race and train in the brand's kit from January 2017. Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: “We’re really excited to be able to announce this partnership between Team Sky and Castelli. “Castelli will be more than a kit … [Read more...]

British MPs To Question Brailsford Over Sky Doping

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London, Nov 9, 2016 (AFP) - Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford will appear before British politicians as part of an inquiry into anti-doping practices in cycling, it was revealed on Wednesday. The Culture, Media and Sport select committee is looking into how British cycling has handled anti-doping issues and the use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs). Brailsford is likely to be asked … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan Meets His New Team BORA-Hansgrohe As World Champ

The UCI double World Champion meets his new team mates for the first time at the Lanserhof in Bavaria. Besides several fittings, meetings with the sports directors and the new performance team have been on the agenda. In December will be the team’s first training camp, where BORA – hansgrohe will also hold a press conference on the 13th December. “I’m really excited to take part in … [Read more...]

Movistar Idol Alejandro Valverde Sings New 3 Year Deal

Madrid, Oct 20, 2016 (AFP) - Spanish veteran cyclist Alejandro Valverde on Thursday signed a new deal with Movistar keeping the former Vuelta a Espana winner at the team until 2019. The 36-year-old shares leadership of the Spanish outfit with Colombian Nairo Quintana who extended his contract until 2019 last month. As well as the 2008 Vuelta Valverde has won the Liege-Bastogne-Liege … [Read more...]

A Classy Peter Sagan Retains His World Road Race Title

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By David HARDING Doha, Oct 16, 2016 (AFP) - Peter Sagan retained his world road race title in an exciting sprint finish in Doha on Sunday, edging Britain's Mark Cavendish into second. Slovakian Sagan, who also won in Richmond, USA, last year, said the result was "unbelievable". "I am still in total shock, I am very, very happy," said the 26-year-old. … [Read more...]

South Africa’s Daryl Impey Signs New 3 Year Orica Contract

Johannesburg, Oct 13, 2016 (AFP) - South African rider Daryl Impey has penned a new three-year deal with Orica-BikeExchange, the Australian team confirmed on Thursday. Impey, the first South African to wear the leader's yellow jersey in the Tour de France in 2013, joins Colombian Esteban Chaves as riders committed to the team to 2019. "This team is where my career took off and I feel … [Read more...]