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...]

Bradley Wiggins Feels Gutted Missing Tour de France

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LONDON, June 06, 2014 (AFP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France winner, said Friday that he was "gutted" not to be selected for Team Sky to compete in this year's race. Wiggins told BBC television that he would not take part in the race he became the first British rider to win, with his team concentrating its efforts on last year's winner Chris Froome. "The team is … [Read more...]

Team Sky Calls For A Ban On Tramadol

LONDON, April 28, 2014 (AFP) - Team Sky chiefs on Monday called for Tramadol to be added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned list in response to comments made by a former team-mate of Lance Armstrong. Canadian Michael Barry, who rode for Team Sky until his retirement in 2012, revealed he used the legal drug, which has potentially addictive side-effects, while racing for the British … [Read more...]

Team Sky Brings Change To Fleche Wallonne Roster

BASTOGNE, Belgium, April 22, 2014 (AFP) - Tour de France winner Chris Froome's Team Sky have rung the changes ahead of Wednesday's Fleche Wallonne race after a miserable start to the Ardennes Classics. Sky enjoyed a largely successful showing in the two Cobbled Classics this month with three top 10 finishes but their Ardennes Classics got off to a terrible start at Sunday's Amstel Gold … [Read more...]

Wiggins Vows To Earn Team Sky Tour De France Spot

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN ROUBAIX, France, April 14, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins vowed to earn his place on the Sky team to support defending champion Chris Froome in July after finishing ninth at Paris-Roubaix. Wiggins put in an impressive showing at Sunday's 'Hell of the North' by coming home in a 10-strong group 20 seconds behind winner Niki … [Read more...]