Shane Sutton Quits British Cycling After Sexism Allegations

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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...]

Paris-Roubaix Changes Race Time To Let Trains Pass

Paris, April 5, 2016 (AFP) - Organizers of the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic said Tuesday they have changed the times of this weekend's race to avoid last year's fiasco where riders passed through a railway crossing after the barriers had come down. Sunday's 'Hell of the North' is the third of the year's 'Monument' one-day classics and one of the most prestigious races on cycling's … [Read more...]

Sporting World Quick To Express Solidarity With Brussels Victims

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By Benoît NOEL Brussels, March 22, 2016 (AFP) - The sporting world was quick to express solidarity with the victims of the coordinated deadly terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, acts that could throw the country's sports schedule into disarray. "Horrified and revolted. Innocent people paying the price again. My thoughts are with the … [Read more...]

Greg Van Avermaet Wins The 2016 Tirreno-Adriatico For BMC

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15 March, San Benedetto del Tronto: Greg Van Avermaet has put in a stellar individual time trial performance on the final day of Tirreno-Adriatico to secure the overall race victory. Van Avermaet was the last rider to hit the course and stopped the clock on the 10km ITT with one second to spare over runner-up Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and 23 seconds on Bob Jungels (Etixx-Quick-Step) who rounded … [Read more...]

Simon Clarke Takes The Win At GP Larciano For Cannondale

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Ramunas Navardauskas set the scene for a Cannondale Pro Cycling Team victory in Larciano when he made the early selection. The Lithuanian champion flew the Green Argyle flag in an escape of 20 riders at the start of the 200-kilometre day. “The guys were not working together,” explained sport director Fabrizio Guidi. “Four from that group went away, and we had Ramunas inside. The bunch … [Read more...]

Klean Athlete and Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Partner Up

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Klean Athlete Partners with Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team to Further Team’s Commitment to Training Clean Brand to support strong nutritional foundation and recovery with NSF Certified for Sport® supplements* Pittsburgh, PA – February 23, 2016 – Klean Athlete and Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team today announced a new partnership to provide NSF Certified for Sport® nutritional … [Read more...]

Porte Wins Tour Down Under Stage 5 On Willunga Hill

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 23, 2016 (AFP) - Richie Porte powered his way to win the fifth stage of the Tour Down Under on Willunga Hill Saturday as fellow Australian Simon Gerrans consolidated his hold on first place overall. With one day left in the season-opening UCI World Tour race, Orica GreenEdge rider Gerrans leads Porte (BMC Racing) by nine seconds with Colombia's Sergio Henao (Sky) a … [Read more...]

Inspire Sports Establishes The Cylance-Incycle Pro Cycling Team

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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, January 22, 2016—Cylance, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity with products and services that use artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, today announced a title sponsorship with Inspire Sports LLC and Incycle Bicycle to establish a new U.S.-registered Men’s UCI Continental team, the Cylance-Incycle presented by … [Read more...]

Ex-French Pro Robert Sassone Dies At Age 37

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Noumea, Jan 22, 2016 (AFP) - Former French professional rider Robert Sassone, the world track champion in 2001, has died at the age of 37 years, the president of the New Caledonia cycling committee told local radio RRB on Friday. Born in Noumea, Sassone, who had battled cancer for several years, took his own life, according to cycling sources in the French Overseas Territory in the south … [Read more...]

Australia’s Birdie O’Donnell Sets New One Hour Record

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Adelaide, Australia, Jan 22, 2016 (AFP) - Australian cyclist Bridie O'Donnell broke the world hour distance record for women on Friday, eclipsing the previous one by more than 600 meters. Cycling Australia confirmed on Twitter that O'Donnell had "set a new #UCIHourRecord of 46.882km" for the grueling velodrome event. "I can't believe I broke a world record," the 41-year-old said after … [Read more...]