Irish Rider Nicolas Roche Signs With Team Sky For 2015

LONDON, Sept 30, 2014 (AFP) - Irish rider Nicolas Roche was on Tuesday unveiled at Team Sky along with four other new names for 2015. The 30-year-old, who has a wealth of Grand Tour experience, is joined at the British squad by Scot Andrew Fenn, Czech rider Leopold Konig, Dutchman Wout Poels and Lars Petter Nordhaug, who has re-signed for Team Sky after two years away. Roche's … [Read more...]

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke Two-Year Doping Ban Upheld

LONDON, Aug 18, 2014 (AFP) - Former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke's two-year suspension for breaching doping regulations was upheld on Monday after UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) rejected his appeal against the sanction. Tiernan-Locke's ban was announced by world governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) last month after he was found to have provided irregular blood samples in … [Read more...]

Chris Froome To Lead Team Sky at Vuelta

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MADRID, Aug 18, 2014 (AFP) - Chris Froome will lead Team Sky at the Tour of Spain after overcoming the hand and wrist injuries which forced him to abandon his defence of the Tour de France last month. The 21-stage Tour gets under way on Saturday with a team time trial through Jerez de la Frontera. Froome was forced to retire from the Tour de France after just five stages following … [Read more...]

Geraint Thomas Signs With Team Sky For Two More Years

Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas has signed a new deal which will keep the British rider at Team Sky until the end of 2016. The 28-year-old Welshman has been with Team Sky from the start in 2010 and is one of eight British riders currently on the team roster. In his first season for the team Geraint was one of the big success stories of the Tour de France, wearing the young rider's white jersey … [Read more...]

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke Gets Two Year Doping Ban

SAINT-ËTIENNE, France, July 17, 2014 (AFP) - British rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has been hit with a two-year doping suspension, the International Cycling Union (UCI) has revealed. The Sky rider was caught out by his biological passport from 2012, before he joined the British World Tour squad. The 29-year-old has been banned until December 31, 2015 and stripped of his 2012 Tour … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Says He Will Stay At Team Sky

ROME, July 14, 2014 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins has revealed he will be staying at Team Sky next year and has given up any hope of riding the Tour de France as a contender. Speaking from Treviso where he was taking part in the Pinarello Marathon -- the bicycle manufacturer also supply Sky with their bikes -- Wiggins admitted his Tour days were probably numbered, even as a domestique. … [Read more...]

Team Sky Announces Tour de France Team

Team Sky has selected its nine-man line-up for the 101st edition of the Tour de France, which starts with the Grand Départ in Yorkshire on Saturday 5 July. Tour de France champion Chris Froome will lead the nine-man team and will be joined by: Richie Porte, Geraint Thomas, Mikel Nieve, Bernhard Eisel, Vasil Kiryienka, David López, Danny Pate and Xabier Zandio. The Team Sky squad for the … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Out Of Sky’s Tour de France Team

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by Julian GUYER LONDON, June 27, 2014 (AFP) - Former winner Bradley Wiggins was not included in the Sky team announced Friday for this year's Tour de France. Wiggins, who won the race in 2012 -- the same year he took Olympic time-trial gold -- had long been resigned to being omitted from a team now built around Chris Froome, last year's Tour de France winner. "It was a … [Read more...]

UCI Accused Of Giving Chris Froome Unfair Advantage

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PARIS, June 15, 2014 (AFP) - World cycling's governing body has been accused of giving British rider Chris Froome an unfair advantage in the Tour of Romandie in April by allowing him to use a steroid-based drug. According to the French Sunday newspaper, Le Journal du Dimanche, Froome, who went on to win the race in Switzerland, was suffering from a chill and was granted permission to use … [Read more...]

Sergio Henao Cleared By Team Sky To Race

PARIS, June 11, 2014 (AFP) - Colombian rider Sergio Henao, sidelined by Team Sky after questions over his blood values, has been cleared to return to competition in the Tour of Switzerland starting on Saturday. The 26-year-old climber was born at altitude in Rionegro and still lives and trains in the region. He was withdrawn from the race programme in March as a precautionary … [Read more...]