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...]

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...]

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...]

Embattled Team Sky Gets Support From Primary Sponsor

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London, Oct 10, 2016 (AFP) - Team Sky received some welcome news on Monday amidst the negative headlines regarding their former star Bradley Wiggins with the unequivocal support from its main sponsor, media heavyweights Sky. Graham McWilliam, deputy head of Sky News and chairman of the Team Sky board, tweeted he had sent a message of support to the team over the weekend telling them to stay … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Under Intense Pressure In Drug Probe

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London, Oct 7, 2016 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins is facing fresh questions about his medical history after Britain's Daily Mail reported he was at the center of an inquiry by United Kingdom Anti-Doping. The Mail said UKAD wanted to question him and his Team Sky bosses over a medical package delivered to the British outfit ahead of the 2011 Tour de France. A UKAD statement issued late … [Read more...]

Anti-Doping System Open To Abuse Says Chris Froome

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London, Sept 27, 2016 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Chris Froome has responded to the drug-taking controversy surrounding Bradley Wiggins by claiming sport's anti-doping rules are open to abuse. Froome took to Twitter to vent about the issues with doping controls after two officially approved Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) earlier in his career were revealed by hackers earlier this … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador To Join Team Trek-Segafredo For 2017

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Madrid, Sept 15, 2016 (AFP) - Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will join ambitious US team Trek-Segafredo next year from current side Tinkoff as he targets a hat-trick in cycling's most prestigious race. "I am thrilled about the opportunity that is in front of me. Trek-Segafredo is a very attractive and ambitious project that really inspires me," the 33-year-old Spaniard said … [Read more...]

Quintana Gets A Little Revenge On Froome With A Vuelta Win

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By Kieran CANNING Madrid, Sept 11, 2016 (AFP) - Colombia's Nairo Quintana held off Tour de France champion Chris Froome to win the Vuelta a Espana in Sunday's traditional procession around Madrid. Quintana beat out Froome for the first time in five Grand Tours when both have finished the race by 1min 23sec with another Colombian Esteban … [Read more...]

Quintana Holds Off Froome To Virtually Secure Vuelta Win

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Alto de Aitana, Spain, Sept 10, 2016 (AFP) - Colombian Nairo Quintana kept Tour de France champion Chris Froome at bay to virtually seal the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday with just Sunday's procession around the streets of Madrid to come. Froome, aiming to become the first man in 38 years to do the Tour-Vuelta double, applauded as Quintana crossed the line on the 193.2km stage from Benidorm to … [Read more...]