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...]

Team Axeon Hagens Berman Reveals Their 2017 Roster

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Eight returning riders and eight newcomers will make up the 2017 roster of the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team, the world's leading Under 23 development squad. Headlining the returnees are a host of Americans: Tour de Bretagne winner Adrien Costa, Under 23 national road and time trial champion Geoffrey Curran, Under 23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner Logan Owen and Amgen Tour of California "best … [Read more...]

Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez Announces His Retirement After 17 Years

Madrid, Dec 9, 2016 (AFP) - Veteran Spanish rider Joaquim 'Purito' Rodriguez announced he is to retire on Friday, bringing to an end a successful 17-year career. "After taking my time to think, and trying to come back to a working routine, I realized it is not possible for me," Rodriguez, 37, said in a statement posted on his Instagram account. "That's why I have taken, with the help … [Read more...]

Scott And Orica Strengthen Forces To Create Team Orica-Scott

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Givisiez, Switzerland, Dec 12th 2016 - ORICA-BikeExchange and ORICA-AIS will be known as Orica-Scott from 2017, following the signing of Scott Sports as a new co-naming rights sponsor. Announced with the reveal of a new 2017 kit today, the teams will adopt the new name from their 2017 season debut at the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic on Sunday, 1 January in Australia. Scott has been the … [Read more...]

Fabio Aru Will Be Team Leader Of The Elite Astana Team

Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec 11, 2016 (AFP) - Italian cyclist Fabio Aru has been named as the new team leader of the elite Astana team after the departure of his compatriot Vincenzo Nibali, the Kazakh outfit confirmed on Sunday. The 26-year-old Sardinian climber is one of a clutch of riders expected to dominate the sport in the coming years and he won the Vuelta a España in 2015. Astana, … [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...]

Team Sky Announces Partnership With Castelli Clothing

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Team Sky are delighted to announce a new performance kit partnership with Castelli. The team will be the only WorldTour outfit wearing Castelli clothing and will race and train in the brand's kit from January 2017. Team Principal Sir Dave Brailsford said: “We’re really excited to be able to announce this partnership between Team Sky and Castelli. “Castelli will be more than a kit … [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...]