Running Man Froome Keeps Yellow Jersey Despite Bike Crash Drama

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Mont Ventoux, France, July 14, 2016 (AFP) - Chris Froome kept hold of the Tour de France race leader's yellow jersey despite a crash with a motorcycle on Thursday that threatened to wreck his race hopes. Froome initially seemed to have lost the race lead after his bicycle was broken by the crash leaving him at one point running desperately … [Read more...]

Autopsy Of Demoitie Cannot Put Blame On Motorcyclist

Lille, France, March 31, 2016 - An autopsy performed on cyclist Antoine Demoitie, who died after a fall on the Gent-Wevelgem race, was unable to say whether or not the fatal injury was caused by a motorbike, the Dunkirk prosecutor said Thursday. The 25-year-old was involved in a fall along with three other riders around 150 kilometers (90 miles) into the race on Sunday as it went through … [Read more...]

Spilled Oil Blamed For Tour Carnage

SPA, Belgium - Spilled oil from a motorbike which crashed ahead of the Tour de France peloton on the second stage Monday was suspected of being the main cause of crashes involving dozens of riders. Reigning champion Alberto Contador, seven-time winner Lance Armstrong and last year's runner-up Andy Schleck were among the crash victims as the peloton raced up and down the hills which dotted … [Read more...]

O’Grady Leaves Hospital After Motorcycle Incident

VALENCIA, Spain, Nov 11, 2009 (AFP) – Australian cycling star Stuart O’Grady was cleared to leave hospital later on Wednesday after his collapse in the wake of a ‘hot lap’ of the Valencia MotoGP circuit on Sunday according to Cycling Australia. The 2004 Madison track cycling Olympic champion collapsed and suffered a seizure soon after the high speed thrill ride and believes it was … [Read more...]