Chris Froome Aiming High To Tour-Olympic Double Win

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Rio de Janeiro, Aug 5, 2016 (AFP) - Chris Froome will lead the Great Britain team as he bids to emulate the feat of decorated compatriot Bradley Wiggins when the Olympic cycling road race takes place on Saturday. Four years ago, Wiggins followed up becoming the first ever Briton to win the Tour de France by adding Olympic gold in London and later went on to be … [Read more...]

European Road Race Championships In Nice Are Cancelled

Nice, France, Aug 5, 2016 (AFP) - The European road cycling championships, which were due to be held in Nice from September 14 to 18, have been cancelled for security reasons, the French city's mayor confirmed on Friday. The announcement came just three weeks after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice which claimed 85 lives and injured 434. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old … [Read more...]

Cycling Sports Group Recalls Commuter Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

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Recall Summary Name of Product: Cannondale commuter bicycles Hazard: The bicycle’s fork axle can crack, posing a fall hazard. Remedy: Repair Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and take them to the nearest authorized Cannondale dealer for a free repair. Cannondale dealers will replace the fork free of charge. Consumer Contact: Cannondale at 800-726-2453 … [Read more...]

Director Evokes ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ For Froome Decision

Mont Ventoux, France, July 14, 2016 (AFP) - Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme explained that "exceptional circumstances" were behind the decision to reinstate Chris Froome with the race leader's yellow jersey. The 31-year-old Briton was sensationally held up in the final kilometer of Thursday's 12th stage on Mont Ventoux following a crash with a motorbike that broke his … [Read more...]

Who’s Saying What At The 2016 Tour de France Today

Mont Ventoux, France, July 14, 2016 (AFP) - Who's saying what after Chris Froome retained the Tour de France yellow jersey despite crashing into a motorbike on Thursday: "What a finish. Ventoux is full of surprises." - A relieved Froome after being presented with the yellow jersey he initially thought he'd lost. "I don't want to take it (the yellow jersey) like that, I want … [Read more...]

Injured Alberto Contador Likely To Miss The Rio Olympics

Madrid, July 12, 2016 (AFP) - Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador said Tuesday that he is almost certain to miss the Rio Olympics next month after the injuries that ruined his shot at a third Tour de France victory. The 33-year-old, a two-time Tour de France champion, quit cycling's most famous race on Sunday's ninth stage after crashing on both of the opening two stages, suffering injuries … [Read more...]

Two Time Champion Contador Quits The 2016 Tour de France

Andorra Arcalis, Andorra, July 10, 2016 (AFP) - Two-time champion Alberto Contador sensationally quit the Tour de France on Sunday after succumbing to injuries and illness. The 33-year-old Spaniard climbed off his bike with just over 100km to ride on Sunday's ninth stage from Spain to Andorra. Contador was injured down his right side after crashing on both of the opening two stages and … [Read more...]

Cummings Powers To Tour de France Stage 7 Win As Arch Collapses

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By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Lac de Payolle, France, July 8, 2016 (AFP) - Stephen Cummings extended the Afro-British domination of the Tour de France by winning Friday's seventh stage in the Pyrenees, but there was a bloody finish when an inflatable arch collapsed. The 35-year-old's victory was a fourth in seven stages both for Brits and for the African team Dimension … [Read more...]

Thibaut Pinot Impressed By Chris Froome’s Team Sky ‘Armada’

Le Lioran, France, July 6, 2016 (AFP) - French hope Thibaut Pinot said the teams of Tour de France favorites Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana put on a show of force on Wednesday. Quintana's Movistar stripped eight minutes off the day's breakaway in barely 20km before Froome's Sky took up pace-setting for the final part of the stage. The injection of pace over two tough second category … [Read more...]

WADA And The UCI Have The Operation Puerto Blood Bags

Montreal, July 6, 2016 (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and International Cycling Union (UCI) said Wednesday they have taken possession of stored blood samples and plasma bags from the Spanish "Operation Puerto" doping case. A Madrid appeals court provided access to the samples from cyclists and athletes in tennis and football to WADA and the UCI last month and those samples are … [Read more...]