Vincenzo Nibali Leads the Charge On Team Sky In 2014

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, Dec 16, 2014 (AFP) - After two years of Sky dominance, 2014 was the season that the rest fought back and but for the Astana doping scandals, would have gone down as a vintage edition. Team Sky had in many eyes taken the drama out of the Tour de France by guiding Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to dominant victories in 2012 and 2013 … [Read more...]

Chris Froome To Target The Win At 2015 Tour de France

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LONDON, Dec 02, 2014 - Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome scotched doubts about his commitment to the 2015 race on Tuesday by declaring that it will be the "main focus" of his season. The mountainous route for the 2015 Tour does not favour Froome, the 2013 champion, and he hinted in October that he could elect to skip it and focus instead on the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Reconsiders Stance On Tour de France Participation

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LONDON, Nov 11, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome hinted on Tuesday that he may elect to compete in next year's race after previously suggesting he was considering sitting it out. The mountainous route for the 2015 Tour de France does not favour Froome, who won the race in 2013, and he said last month that he could decide to skip it and focus instead on the Giro … [Read more...]

Team Sky Looking For Top Step On Tour of Beijing Podium

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Team Sky has assembled an impressive squad for the fourth edition of the Tour of Beijing, eager to improve on their run of podium finishes at the season ending UCI WorldTour event. The British outfit has had a rider finish in third on the General Classification every year since the inaugural Tour of Beijing in 2011 through the exploits of Chris Froome (2011), Edvald Boasson Hagen (2012) and … [Read more...]

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...]