Double Giro Delight For Austrian Upstart Lukas Postlberger

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By Justin DAVIS Olbia, Italy, May 5, 2017 (AFP) - Austria's Lukas Postlberger upset the sprinters on the opening stage of the 100th Giro d'Italia Friday with a sensational finish that secured an unlikely win and the race leader's pink jersey. A host of top sprinters looked to have set up a bunch sprint for the end of the 206 km ride from Alghero to Olbia on the … [Read more...]

Greg Van Avermaet Claims Maiden ‘Monument’ In Paris-Roubaix

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Roubaix, France, April 9, 2017 (AFP) - Belgian Greg Van Avermaet finally landed his first 'Monument' victory in a thrilling Paris-Roubaix race on Sunday. The Olympic champion edged a sprint finish in the iconic outdoor Roubaix velodrome ahead of Czech Zdenek Stybar and Sebastian Langeveld of the Netherlands at the end of the 257km 'Hell … [Read more...]

Philippe Gilbert Finally Wins The Tour of Flanders

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Oudenaarde, Belgium, April 2, 2017 (AFP) - Belgian champion Philippe Gilbert carried his bike over the line above his head as he won the prestigious Tour of Flanders for the first time on Sunday with a remarkable solo breakaway. Gilbert, 34, attacked alone with 55km of the 261km race to go and held on to win as world … [Read more...]

Tour de France Champion Froome Finally Backs Brailsford

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By Julian GUYER London, March 13, 2017 (AFP) - Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome finally rallied to the defence of under-fire Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford on Monday. Brailsford, the man behind Great Britain's rise as an Olympic cycling superpower, has been under intense scrutiny but has insisted he will not resign from his Sky post despite being engulfed in rows over … [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...]

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...]

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...]