Gaviria Wins Tirreno Stage 6, While Quintana Hangs On To Lead

stage 6 of the Tirreno - Adriatico 2017

Rome, March 13, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Fernando Gaviria won Monday's sixth and penultimate stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico as his compatriot Nairo Quintana retained the leader's blue jersey. Gaviria held off world champion Peter Sagan and Jasper Stuyven in a sprint finish to the 166km ride from Ascoli Piceno to Civitanova Marche on the Adriatic. Ahead of Tuesday's final day Quintana … [Read more...]

Henao Shades Contador By Only Two Seconds At Paris-Nice

stage 8 of Paris - Nice 2017

Nice, France, March 12, 2017 (AFP) - Colombia's Sergio Henao lifted his troubled Sky team's spirits with a dramatic two-second success over Alberto Contador in the Paris-Nice on Sunday. Henao set up the win when grabbing a half-minute lead in the 'Race to the Sun' with fourth in Saturday's penultimate stage. But the 29-year-old only scraped home in the face of a determined challenge … [Read more...]

A ‘Sad’ Sagan Hails Quake Victims After Tirreno Win

stage 5 of the Tirreno - Adriatico 2017

By Justin DAVIS Milan, March 12, 2017 (AFP) - World champion Peter Sagan paid tribute to the victims of the recent earthquakes in central Italy after claiming his second stage win in the Tirreno-Adriatico on Sunday. The fifth stage of the 'Race of the Two Seas' was held over 210km between Rieti and Fermo on the Adriatic coast. And during a "crazy" day in which the Slovakian … [Read more...]

Sky Boss Brailsford Won’t Quit As Report Damns British Cycling

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By Julian GUYER London, March 10, 2017 (AFP) - Beleaguered Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford, the man behind Britain's rise as a cycling power, insisted Friday he would not resign despite doping and sexism rows engulfing the sport. Brailsford was labelled "untouchable" in a leaked review of British Cycling and its handling of sexism allegations against a top coach. The federation … [Read more...]

Season Starts Now, Says Sagan After Tirreno Stage 3 Win

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Rome, March 10, 2017 (AFP) - Double world champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the third stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race on Friday. Sagan, 27, won a sprint finish ahead of Italy's Elia Viviani and Belgian Jurgen Roelandts at Montalto di Castro. Australia's Rohan Dennis of BMC pulled on the leader's blue jersey, replacing team-mate and defending overall champion Greg Van … [Read more...]

Yates Bosses Stage 6, Alaphilippe Keeps Paris-Nice Lead

stage 6 of Paris - Nice

Fayence, France, March 10, 2017 (AFP) - Briton Simon Yates came home alone in Friday's sixth stage of the Paris-Nice with France's Julian Alaphilippe retaining the leader's yellow jersey. Orica rider Yates crossed the line 17sec up on Colombian Sergio Henao who gained a dozen seconds on fourth-placed Alaphilippe. Alaphilippe heads the general classification from his compatriot Tony … [Read more...]

Bike Motors Have Been Used To Cheat In Cycling Since 1998

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ENGINEER WHO DESIGNED SECRET BIKE MOTORS THINKS THEY HAVE BEEN USED TO CHEAT IN PRO CYCLING SINCE 1998 Three-Time Tour de France Winner Greg LeMond Says He Can’t Trust Cycling Victories The Hungarian designer of a secret bike motor tells Bill Whitaker he thinks the motors have been used to cheat in pro cycling as far back as 1998. Istvan Varjas speaks to Whitaker for a 60 MINUTES … [Read more...]

Wiggins Mystery Delivery Contained Decongestant Says Brailsford

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London, Dec 19, 2016 (AFP) - A mysterious package delivered to Bradley Wiggins's doctor during the 2011 Dauphine Libere contained the decongestant Fluimucil, Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford said on Monday. UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) is probing alleged wrongdoing at Team Sky and British Cycling, who share headquarters, and the package, delivered by British Cycling coach Simon Cope, forms part of its … [Read more...]

Bicycle Cartoon Humor – Santa Visits His LBS

Santa Visits His LBS

What would happen if Santa visits your LBS and you are not man enough to tell him the truth. We know, check out our December Xmas bicycle cartoon. … [Read more...]

NSF Explains: Supplement Safety For Riders And Racers

By Brian Jordan, Technical Manager, NSF Certified for Sport® at NSF International The demands of a rigorous training and travel schedule during a race season – which can span up to 10 months of the year – can place both physical and mental strain on an athlete. With the pressure to maintain peak training, performance, health and well-being while logging countless miles, many athletes turn … [Read more...]