Wiggins Rival Dumoulin Says Doping Situation “Stinks”

London, Sept 25, 2016 (AFP) - One of Bradley Wiggins' major rivals said Sunday the drug situation surrounding the British cycling great "stinks". Wiggins has been in the spotlight since leaked medical data showed the multiple Olympic champion had been granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) by cycling authorities for the powerful corticosteroid triamcinolone, which he was permitted to … [Read more...]

Taylor Phinney To Join Cannondale-Drapac Next Season

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American Taylor Phinney will join Cannondale-Drapac next season. The move will mark a homecoming for Boulder, Colorado’s Phinney, who got his start as a cyclist with Slipstream Sports CEO Jonathan Vaughters at Vaughters’ development team, then known as Team 5280 Magazine. Phinney will focus on the northern classics and time trials. The 26-year-old has worn the maglia rosa and finished … [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...]

Froome Defends Medical Record After Latest WADA Hack

By Julian GUYER London, Sept 15, 2016 (AFP) - British cyclist Chris Froome defended his right to a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) after becoming one of the latest athletes to have medical records with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) leaked by computer hackers. Froome was one of five British athletes together with fellow cyclist Bradley Wiggins, golfer Charley Hull, rower … [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...]

Steve Cummings Of Data Dimension Wins The 2016 Tour of Britain

Steve Cummings clinched overall victory in the Tour of Britain at the end of the London Stage presented by TfL, finishing safely within the bunch to seal the Yellow Jersey presented by Eisberg, as Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory. The Brit, who took the jersey after Stage Six in Devon, crossed the line on Regent Street St James in 17th position as the bunch fought out the victory at the end of … [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...]

Froome Storms To Time Trial Victory, Cuts Quintana Vuelta Lead

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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

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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...]