Chris Froome To Miss The British Cycling Championships

London, June 7, 2016 (AFP) - Chris Froome will miss the forthcoming British Championships as he prepares to defend the Tour de France title. Froome won the Tour in 2013 and 2015 and is aiming for a third triumph in the race, which begins on July 2. The 31-year-old also has his sights set on Olympic gold in the road race in Rio in August. Geraint Thomas, likely to be a key … [Read more...]

Shane Sutton Quits British Cycling After Sexism Allegations

By Julian GUYER London, April 27, 2016 (AFP) - Shane Sutton resigned as technical director of British Cycling on Wednesday following allegations he had used sexist and discriminatory language towards team riders. "I believe it is in the best interests of British Cycling for me to step down from my position as technical director," the 58-year-old Australian said in a statement … [Read more...]

British Women Extend Team Pursuit Total Reign

CALI, Colombia, Feb 28, 2014 (AFP) - Great Britain retained their women's team pursuit world crown Thursday, rallying to vanquish Canada to claim Britain's first gold of the 2014 track cycling World Championships. Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell -- members of the team that won Olympic gold before home fans in London in 2012 -- Elinor Barker and Katie Archibald triumphed with a time of … [Read more...]

Chris Froome ‘Extremely Proud’ To Be British

ORANGE, France, July 15, 2013 (AFP) - Tour de France favorite Chris Froome on Monday declared himself "extremely proud" to represent Britain, despite having been born and brought up in Africa. Froome was born in Kenya and moved to South Africa as a teenager but qualified for British nationality because his father and grandparents were born there and began to ride for Britain in 2008. … [Read more...]

British Medal Hopes Right On Track Says Brailsford

by Justin Davis LONDON, Feb 21, 2012 (AFP) - British track bosses believe they can still lead the way at London 2012 despite new rules and the steady comeback of rivals who are determined not to suffer another Olympic nightmare. Britain's track success in Beijing four years ago when they won seven of the 10 golds left their rivals' dreams in tatters. However changes to the … [Read more...]

Emma Pooley New British National Road Champion

Emma Pooley is the new national road champion of Great Britain. Pooley attacked in the final kilometer out of a break away of four riders. Teammate Lizzie Armitstead came second, Nicole Cook third. β€œIt was a fast race from the start. There was a break away of four riders, three of them ours, Emma Pooley, Lizzie Armitstead and Sharon Laws plus Nicole Cooke,” said Egon van Kessel, Sports … [Read more...]

Get On Your Bike – Sky Ride Is Back

Sky and British Cycling, today announce the return of Sky Ride – the free family-oriented mass participation cycling events in 10 cities and smaller local rides taking place across the UK. Twelve Sky Ride events will take place in 10 cities across the UK this summer and each of these events have traffic-free streets, enabling cyclists to enjoy a day of bike-based entertainment and to … [Read more...]

British Cyclists Injured In Car Crash

LONDON, May 8, 2010 (AFP) - Five British women cyclists, being groomed for the 2012 Olympics, have been injured in a collision with a car while training in Belgium, the British Cycling Federation said on its website on Saturday. Hannah Mayho, Lucy Martin, Katie Colclough, Emma Trott and Sarah Reynolds were involved in the accident which happened between the towns of Brakel and Oudenaarde on … [Read more...]

British Track Stars Eye The Lion’s Share of Cycling Gold At Beijing Olympics

by Justin Davis PARIS, June 30, 2008 (AFP) - With names like 'Kamakazi' and 'Real McHoy' competing in the Olympic cycling events, there's no doubt the two-wheeled battle for gold in Beijing will come with color and entertainment. But once in the saddle, the pleasantries will be put to one side as four, and often more, years of grueling Olympic preparation reaches its climax. A … [Read more...]