Antoine Demoitie Dies After Motorbike Crash At Gent-Wevelgem

Lille, France, March 27, 2016 (AFP) - Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie, 25, died after he was struck by a motorbike following a fall during the Gent-Wevelgem race in Belgium on Sunday, police said. "The rider died. An inquiry is under way to determine the circumstances," said Frederic Evrard, spokesman for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais regional gendarmerie in France. Demoitie had been … [Read more...]

Degenkolb Targets Tour de France Return After Serious crash

Berlin, March 15, 2016 (AFP) - Horror crash victim Germany's John Degenkolb said Tuesday that he hopes to race in this year's Tour de France as he continues his recovery from a January collision with a car. "The first big goal of the season, the Spring Classics, is forgotten, said Degenkolb, who won two of them last season the Milan-San Remo and the Paris-Roubaix. "I'm focused on the … [Read more...]

Six Giant-Alpecin Cyclists Hurt In Spanish Road Crash

Madrid, Jan 23, 2016 (AFP) - Six cyclists from German team Giant-Alpecin were injured when a car driver, understood to be on the wrong side of the road, crashed into them in Benigembla near Alicante, in south-east Spain, on Saturday. John Degenkolb, Warren Barguil, Chad Haga, Fredrik Ludvigsson, Ramon Sinkeldam and Max Walscheid were all taken to hospital in Alicante. "During the … [Read more...]

Stybar Wins Tour de France Stage 6, As Martin Crashes Out

Le Havre, France, July 9, 2015 (AFP) - Zdenek Stybar won a bitter-sweet sixth stage of the Tour de France on Thursday as his teammate and race leader Tony Martin crashed in the final kilometre. Martin was trying to set up another teammate Mark Cavendish for a sprint finish when he wobbled on the bike and tumbled on a steep finish, bringing down reigning champion Vincenzo Nibali. … [Read more...]

Yellow Jersey Curse Strikes Martin With Broken Collarbone

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Le Havre, France, July 9, 2015 (AFP) - Tour de France leader Tony Martin looks set to become the second yellow jersey wearer to crash out of the race in a matter of days after he broke his collarbone in a dramatic climax to Thursday's sixth stage. "Collarbone is broken. We will discuss further steps," tweeted 30-year-old Martin, who took the yellow jersey on … [Read more...]

Colnago Recalls Bicycles and Frame Kits Due to Crash Hazard

Recall Summary Name of Product: Bicycles and bicycle frame kits Hazard: The front brakes can detach from fork during use, posing a crash hazard. Remedy: Replace Consumers should stop using the recalled bicycles and bicycle frame kits and contact Colnago America for a free inspection. If the hole in the front fork for the brake mounting bolt is not at least 12 mm in depth, the front … [Read more...]

Domenico Pozzovivo Rushed To Hospital After Giro Crash

Sestri Levante, Italy, May 11, 2015 (AFP) - A high-speed downhill crash in Monday's third stage of the Giro D'Italia left Italy's Domenico Pozzovivo stricken and bleeding before medical services rushed him to a nearby hospital. The 32-year-old climber also fell during the second stage on Sunday, but after this second and heavier fall on Monday a pool of blood was visible beneath where … [Read more...]

Fabian Cancellara Out Of Spring Classics After E3 Crash

Brussels, March 27, 2015 (AFP) - Three-time winner Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland suffered two fractured veterbrae in a crash during the E3 Harelbeke on Friday and will miss the rest of the Spring Classics. The crash, on the cobbles of the first classic of the season, also took down a couple of the other favourites, John Degenkolb and Lars Boon, although they carried on. Three … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Crashes Car, Lets Girlfriend Take The Blame

Los Angeles, Feb 4, 2015 (AFP) - Disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong crashed his car into two parked vehicles and let his girlfriend take the blame after a night out, reports said Tuesday. The 43-year-old's girlfriend, Anna Hansen, 33, initially told police she was behind the wheel of Armstrong's car following the incident in December in Aspen, Colorado. She later admitted … [Read more...]

A Tearful Alberto Contador Out Of Tour de France After Crash

LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France, July 14, 2014 (AFP) - Former two-time winner Alberto Contador was in tears as he pulled out of the Tour de France on Monday after crashing badly on the tough 10th stage. The Spaniard's withdrawal was the second major abandonment of the 101st edition of the Grand Boucle following that of reigning champion Chris Froome last Wednesday. Contador … [Read more...]