Sam Bennett won a tight sprint finish to take the Tour Down Under's first stage Tuesday in a quick early return for his new Deceuninck-QuickStep team. The Irish national champion swept home in the final moments of the 150-kilometre stage to cross half a bike ahead of Belgium's Jasper Philipsen
Author: AFP
Posted: January 21, 2020, 7:08 am
Sam Bennett timed his sprint perfectly Tuesday to win the 150-kilometer (93-mile) opening stage of the Tour Down Under cycle race, the first event of the UCI World Tour. The Irish rider took advantage of exceptional lead-out work by his Deceuninck Quick-Step teammates to cross the line half a bike length
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 21, 2020, 5:00 am
The excitement building over cross-code cyclist Mathieu van der Poel ratcheted up a notch Monday as his team Alpecin were officially invited to the often mud-splattered Paris-Roubaix road classic. Known as the 'Hell of the North' with its cobbled sections, widespread falls, and millions of television
Posted: January 20, 2020, 5:38 pm
SHOWS: GRAND CANARIA, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN (RECENT - JANUARY 2020) (TEAM INEOS - NO RESALE) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FOUR-TIME TOUR DE FRANCE WINNER, CHRIS FROOME, SAYING: "I've been given all the green lights now to get back on the bike and I'm just making
Author: Reuters Videos
Posted: January 19, 2020, 5:12 pm
Geraint Thomas has revealed twin aims for the 2020 season with a tilt at a second Tour de France title and glory on the slopes of Mount Fuji at the Tokyo Olympic Games top of his wish list. Thomas's double ambitions were revealed after his teammate Egan Bernal declared he had just one target, to
Author: AFP
Posted: January 19, 2020, 2:10 pm
A defiant Chris Froome insisted he is out of rehab and back in full training, focused on being in prime shape and at the starting line for the 2020 Tour de France in July. The four-time Tour de France winner is in Gran Canaria for his first official training camp since he fractured a thigh, elbow and
Author: AFP
Posted: January 18, 2020, 1:46 pm
Carlos Sainz leads Stephane Peterhansel by 10 minutes, while Ricky Brabec holds a 13-minute advantage over Pablo Quintanilla.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 16, 2020, 9:03 pm
Although Fernando Alonso was not injured following a double rollover 2 km into the stage, he lost a significant amount of time when he and co-driver Marc Coma removed the front windscreen.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 15, 2020, 9:55 pm
Just how does a rider improve on a near-perfect season? “It is not possible,” says Julian Alaphilippe. They may not have been the words Patrick Lefevere, his general manager at Deceuninck-Quick Step, will have wanted to hear but there is a refreshing honesty to Alaphilippe. “I will do my best to have
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: January 15, 2020, 1:35 pm
Honda rider Joan Barreda led Ricky Brabec in Stage 10 of the Dakar Rally, which was shortened due to weather conditions.
Author: Motorsport
Posted: January 15, 2020, 9:15 am
Stephane Peterhansel collected his third stage victory as Al-Attiyah now sits well within striking distance of Sainz.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 14, 2020, 10:05 pm
Just three years ago Remco Evenepoel was on the books at Belgian football club Anderlecht and had already played four times for the national under-15s. Today he is one of the brightest and most exciting talents in world cycling. "A phenomena," is how Alex Dowsett described the 19-year-old at
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: January 14, 2020, 9:00 am
Monday’s stage of the Dakar Rally amateur driver Mathieu Serradori collect his first career victory, while fan-favorite Fernando Alonso finished second.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 13, 2020, 8:58 pm
Stage 7 was marred by the tragic death of motorbike rider Paulo Gonçalves, who fell and suffered cardiac arrest roughly halfway through the stage.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 12, 2020, 10:03 pm
Wadi ad-Dawasir (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) - Portuguese motorbike rider Paulo Goncalves has died after a crash in the Dakar Rally on Sunday, the 40-year-old becoming the gruelling motorsport marathon's 25th fatality. Goncalves suffered the fatal accident after 276 kilometres of the seventh stage from
Author: AFP
Posted: January 12, 2020, 5:12 pm
Honda rider Joan Barreda picked up his first stage win of the 2020 Dakar Rally as action resumed after the rest day on Sunday, while Ricky Brabec maintained a comfortable lead.
Author: Motorsport
Posted: January 12, 2020, 10:11 am
Carlos Sainz and Ricky Brabec both extended their overall leads as the rally heads into a rest day.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 10, 2020, 11:09 pm
Cycling's latest whizz-kid Remco Evenepoel will make his Grand Tour debut as one of the youngest ever starters of the Giro d'Italia in May, his team Deceuninck announced on Friday. There are three individual time trials on the 2020 Giro and Evenepoel, who turns 20 later this month, is European
Author: AFP
Posted: January 10, 2020, 4:29 pm
Belgian teenager Remco Evenepoel, one of the most promising cyclists of his generation, will make his Grand Tour debut at the Giro d'Italia. Evenepoel won five races during his first pro season with the Deceuninck-Quick Step team, including the prestigious Clasica San Sebastian ahead of Olympic
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 10, 2020, 11:00 am
Honda rider Ricky Brabec completed the first half of the 2020 Dakar Rally with a second stage win and an advantage of more than 20 minutes overall, as Toby Price hit trouble.
Author: Motorsport
Posted: January 10, 2020, 10:48 am
Carlos Sainz became the first repeat stage winner in the cars category and extended his lead over Nasser Al-Attiyah to nearly six minutes.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 9, 2020, 8:44 pm
Denmark's Mads Pedersen will parade his world champion rainbow jersey at the Tour Down Under in his first major outing since edging cycling's road race world title in Yorkshire. The powerfully built 24-year-old emerged from a deluge in near freezing temperatures at the Yorkshire worlds in late
Author: AFP
Posted: January 9, 2020, 3:58 pm
Bjarne Riis is back in the sport as team manager of NTT Pro Cycling on the World Tour.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: January 8, 2020, 9:38 pm
The 2020 Paris-Nice cycling stage race will boast a mouth-watering bevy of contenders, including defending champion Egan Bernal, for an event described as a "Tour de France warm-up". Last year's "Race to the Sun" was a well-timed triumph for Bernal who went on to become the youngest
Author: AFP
Posted: January 8, 2020, 6:03 pm
Bjarne Riis, the 1996 Tour de France champion who admitted to doping following his retirement from cycling, is back in the sport as team manager of NTT Pro Cycling on the World Tour. It marks the return of Riis to top-level men's cycling for the first time since he left his his role as team manager
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 8, 2020, 4:34 pm
At the beginning of a new decade, Telegraph Sport is auditing all major sports – our 2020 vision – with new sports each day. Athletics, boxing, cricket, formula one, rugby, tennis and women's football have come and gone. Still to come: men's football, netball, golf and horse racing. Starpower
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: January 3, 2020, 10:25 am
January 21-26: Tour Down Under (Australia). February 1: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (women, Australia). 2: Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Australia). 23-29: UAE Tour (United Arab Emirates). 29: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (men and women, Belgium). March 7: Strade Bianche (men and women, Italy). 8
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: December 31, 2019, 2:25 pm
Controversy cannot deny elite status for colossus Sir Dave Brailsford A controversial choice, perhaps, given Team Sky’s brushes with controversy over the years. Not to mention the various shenanigans at British Cycling, many of which happened on his watch and which are still emerging. But whether you
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: December 30, 2019, 10:00 am
Peloton is taking over the world. The exercise equipment and media company that was founded in 2012 is now valued at over $8 billion. The basic ...
Author: STACK
Posted: December 29, 2019, 5:00 pm
South African cyclist and Olympic hopeful Nicholas Dlamini has suffered a broken left arm while being detained at Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park by rangers who were accused of being unnecessarily aggressive and heavy-handed. The video appears to show Dlamini being pushed up against a parks
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 28, 2019, 4:08 pm
South African cyclist and Olympic hopeful Nicholas Dlamini has suffered a broken left arm while being detained at Cape Town's Table Mountain National Park by rangers who were accused of being unnecessarily aggressive and heavy-handed. The video appears to show Dlamini being pushed up against a parks
Posted: December 28, 2019, 4:08 pm
Anne Heusler was cycling in the Adelaide Hills with a group of other cyclists when she stumbled on the koala, who climbed right up onto her bike as she gave it water. Video obtained by Reuters showed the cyclists bemused by the koala as it drank heartily. "After we gave him all the
Author: Reuters Videos
Posted: December 28, 2019, 2:56 pm
South African cyclist Nicholas Dlamini suffered a broken arm in a confrontation with park rangers on Table Mountain on Friday over whether he had dodged paying his entry fee. "Nicolas Dlamini sustained a broken arm after being stopped by SANParks officials in the Silvermine section of Table Mountain
Author: AFP
Posted: December 27, 2019, 8:47 pm
Nicholas Dlamini suffered a broken arm while being arrested over an alleged permit violation while riding in South Africa.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: December 27, 2019, 5:09 pm
When Ethan Hayter declares he wants three gold medals on his Olympic debut in Tokyo next year, the immediate response would be to dismiss the 21-year-old’s dreams as, well, exactly that. After all, only five cyclists in the history of the Olympics have won three or more golds at a single Games, and the
Posted: December 23, 2019, 8:30 am
Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan, who won three stages on this year's Tour de France, has extended his contract with Lotto-Soudal until the end of 2022, the Belgian team announced on Wednesday. Fellow sprinters Jasper De Buyst and Roger Kluge have joined the 25-year-old in signing new contracts.
Author: AFP
Posted: December 18, 2019, 2:57 pm
Mercedes has teamed up with the Tour de France-winning INEOS cycling outfit that is working with a new 'Applied Science' division the Formula 1 squad has created.
Author: Motorsport
Posted: December 18, 2019, 1:54 pm
Varnish, who was dropped from the British cycling squad in 2016 before the Rio Olympics, had sought to sue for wrongful dismissal and sexual discrimination. The case had the potential to impact how UK Sport offered grants to British athletes, potentially forcing the governing body to introduce benefits
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 18, 2019, 4:14 am
Jess Varnish has won the right to an appeal in a legal case against British Cycling that could have significant consequences for athletes’ employment status. The Employment Appeals Tribunal has overturned an initial decision, saying the former track cyclist did not have the right to appeal the decision
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: December 17, 2019, 9:02 pm
The Vuelta a Espana organisers unveiled an international route on Tuesday with Spanish cycling's grand tour embarking from the Netherlands before side excursions into France and Portugal on the 2020 itinerary. As well as three Dutch stages the route also features cycling's mythical Col de Tourmalet
Author: AFP
Posted: December 17, 2019, 8:53 pm
Israel launched its first Tour de France team Wednesday, the latest sporting initiative funded by a Canadian-Israeli billionaire who sees it as a potential bridge to the Arab world. The team, called Israel Start-Up Nation, will be the first from the Jewish state to compete in cycling's premier competition
Author: AFP
Posted: December 11, 2019, 2:19 pm
Women's Sport Social Embed Calls are growing for sport’s leading governing bodies to introduce a global anti-abuse code that would set clear boundaries - and sanctions - over the treatment of athletes. A series of sexual abuse scandals, including in British football and elite gymnastics in the United
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: December 11, 2019, 1:43 pm
Dr Richard Freeman’s barrister has claimed a current British Cycling coach used a Coke can containing urine to try to help Shane Sutton cover up a doping offence during his riding career. The explosive allegation was among several against Sutton raised by the former British Cycling doctor’s barrister
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: December 10, 2019, 10:44 pm
Rod Ellingworth says his newly-unveiled Bahrain-McLaren team can help Mark Cavendish rediscover the speed that has made him one of the greatest sprinters in cycling history. The 34-year-old Manxman Cavendish boasts 30 Tour de France stage wins but has not enjoyed a victory anywhere since February 2018
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 9, 2019, 10:37 pm
Time-trial world champion Rohan Dennis signed a two-year contract with British cycling team Team Ineos.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: December 9, 2019, 8:36 pm
Dennis' two-year contract with Bahrain–Merida was terminated in September, 12 days before he won the world time trial. The 29-year-old, who won the title at the UCI Road World Championships on an unbranded matt-black bike in Harrogate, will make his Ineos debut in Australia next year. "This
Author: Reuters
Posted: December 9, 2019, 6:32 pm
Time-trial world champion Rohan Dennis signed a two-year contract with British cycling team Team Ineos on Monday. The 29-year-old Dennis, who acrimoniously parted ways with Bahrain-Merida, won his second consecutive world title in the British city of Harrogate in September. Dennis had a public dispute
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 9, 2019, 2:44 pm
World individual time trail champion Rohan Dennis has signed a two-year deal with Team Ineos, the British cycling outfit announced on Monday. The 29-year-old Australian, who split with Bahrain-Merida this season, retained his title at the Road World Championships in Yorkshire, northern England, in September
Author: AFP
Posted: December 9, 2019, 11:57 am
While Santiago's transportation system may be crippled after weeks of rioting, Chileans are moving forward - jumping on their bikes to where they need to be. Estimates suggest the number of cyclists has doubled immediately in the wake of the crisis… . (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish
Posted: December 5, 2019, 9:15 pm
There is a growing risk that Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal may not be completed in the allotted window before Christmas, raising the prospect of another lengthy delay in proceedings, potentially until well into 2020.  The former Team Sky and British Cycling medic stands accused, among other things
Author: The Telegraph
Posted: December 5, 2019, 5:43 pm

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