A Classy Peter Sagan Retains His World Road Race Title

Road World Championships 2016 men

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


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


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


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


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

Vuelta Espana 2016 - stage-21

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

Vuelta Espana 2016 - stage-20

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...]

Froome Storms To Time Trial Victory, Cuts Quintana Vuelta Lead

Vuelta Espana 2016 - stage-19

Calpe, Spain, Sept 9, 2016 (AFP) - Tour de France winner Chris Froome maintained his outside hopes of winning the Vuelta a Espana by romping to victory in Friday's 19th stage time trial and cutting race leader Nairo Quintana's advantage to 1min 21sec. Froome finished the 37km route from Javea to Calpe in 46min 33sec to claim his second stage win of the race, 2min 16sec ahead of Colombia's … [Read more...]

Quintana Keeps Vuelta Lead, As Frank Wins Stage 17

Vuelta Espana 2016 - stage-17

Llucena, Spain, Sept 7, 2016 (AFP) - Switzerland's Mathias Frank conquered a grueling summit finish to win Wednesday's 17th stage of the Vuelta a Espana as overall leader Nairo Quintana remained comfortably ahead of Chris Froome. Frank was part of a large group of escapees who burst free of the peloton early into the 177.5-kilometer stage from Castellon, with the IAM Cycling rider pulling … [Read more...]

Drucker Wins 16th Vuelta Stage, Quintana Maintains Lead

Vuelta Espana 2016 - stage-16

Peñíscola, Spain, Sept 5, 2016 (AFP) - Luxembourg's Jean-Pierre Drucker claimed victory on a rare day for the sprinters at the Vuelta a Espana Monday as Nairo Quintana retained his commanding lead over Chris Froome in the general classification. The BMC rider claimed the 156.4km 16th stage from Alcaniz to Peniscola in a time of 3hrs 21mins 18secs ahead of German duo Rudiger Selig and … [Read more...]