Chris Froome will ride in the Giro d’Italia this year and try to defend his Tour de France title even if an investigation into his adverse doping test is ongoing, the Briton said as he prepared to launch his season on Wednesday.
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Chris Froome will start his 2018 season as favorite for Spain’s Ruta del Sol on Wednesday, defying calls from senior figures in world cycling to withdraw from racing over the adverse drug test result he returned last September.
Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny has been named in Great Britain’s squad for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in the Netherlands, five and a half months after becoming a mother for the first time.
Team Sky should suspend Chris Froome until an investigation into his failed drugs test for an asthma medication is over, according to International Cycling Union (UCI) president David Lappartient.
German Andre Greipel snatched his 148th professional victory when he claimed an emotional win in the Tour Down Under opening stage on Tuesday.
Chris Froome should rule himself out of racing until a probe into his failed drugs test for an asthma medication during last year’s Tour of Spain has been concluded, twice Tour de France podium finisher Romain Bardet said on Tuesday.
Tour of Spain organizers are hoping the 2018 race will be decided in the mountains as they unveiled the course for the next edition on Saturday.
Belgian rider Tim Wellens described the use of anti-asthma inhalers as tantamount to cheating, after four-times Tour de France champion Chris Froome failed a test for Salbutamol during last year’s Tour of Spain.
French cyclist Robert Marchand is retiring at the age of 106, a friend of the bike-mad centenarian has announced.
Vincenzo Nibali is not interested in winning this year’s Vuelta a Espana race by default if champion Chris Froome is stripped of his title for exceeding the limit for an asthma medication.
Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome failed a urine test at the Vuelta a Espana in September but the Briton said on Wednesday he had done nothing wrong.
Four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome has denied breaking any rules after a urine test he gave during the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excessive levels of an asthma medication.
Chris Froome has said his use of an inhaler is “not something to be ashamed of” after a urine test at the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excess levels of an asthma medication.
Chris Froome’s positive test for excessive levels of the asthma drug Salbutamol at this year’s Vuelta a Espana was unusual but dehydration or metabolism could have played a part, an anti-doping expert said on Wednesday.
Retired former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins was back in a velodrome but not on two wheels as his competitive rowing debut ended in disappointment on Saturday.
Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins could fulfill his aim of becoming an Olympic rower after swapping a bike for a boat, according to Beijing gold medalist Mark Hunter.
The UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) has closed its Team Sky “mystery package” investigation and will not be making any charges, it said on Wednesday.
The British Cycling doctor at the center of Team Sky’s “jiffy bag” saga has resigned due to ill health, the organization said in a statement on Friday.
PARIS (Reuters) – Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome’s main rival as the Briton targets a record-equalling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday.
Belgian rider Jan Bakelants is on the road to recovery following spinal surgery after suffering multiple fractures to his vertebrae in a horror fall at the Giro di Lombardia this month.
Italian Vincenzo Nibali used his descent skills to claim an impressive victory in the Giro Di Lombardia “Monument” classic for the second time on Saturday.
Multiple Olympic track cycling champion Jason Kenny has reversed a decision to retire after the 2016 Rio Games and is back on his bike in search of a seventh gold medal at Tokyo in 2020.
Peter Sagan stayed quiet all day before timing his effort to perfection in the final sprint to become the first rider to claim three road race world championship titles in a row on Sunday.
Australian Mathew Hayman blamed the service cars for a crash which forced him to retire from the road race at the cycling world championships on Sunday.
Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands crushed his rivals to claim a maiden individual time trial title at the road cycling world championships on Wednesday, crowning a superb season after winning the Giro d‘Italia in May.
France’s David Lappartient will beat incumbent Brian Cookson to be elected president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) if the body’s European delegates vote as one, former UCI chief Pat McQuaid told Reuters.
Israel will host the three opening stages of next year’s Giro d‘Italia, the first time a cycling classic race will be held outside Europe, organizers said on Monday.
A British endurance cyclist has smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet on a bicycle, riding 18,000 miles (29,000km) in under 80 days.
Cycling Australia has been forced into an embarrassing backflip over selections for next week’s road world championships in Norway after drawing criticism for failing to fill its quota of women riders.
Three Russian cyclists are suing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and investigator Richard McLaren over their exclusion from the Rio 2016 Olympics, their coach said on Tuesday.
Chris Froome became the first Briton to win the Vuelta a Espana and the third rider to win a double of the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same season when he finished the race by retaining his advantage over Vincenzo Nibali on Sunday.
Dutchman Lars Boom sealed a second overall victory in the Tour of Britain as Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen won the final stage to Cardiff on Sunday.
Chris Froome virtually secured his first Vuelta a Espana victory by coming third in the decisive stage 20 on Saturday as Alberto Contador took the stage victory with a typically brave attack on the Alto de L’Angliru, a dream finale to his eventful career.
Vuelta a Espana overall leader Chris Froome lost a huge chunk of his advantage on stage 17’s steep final climb, with Austrian Stefan Denifl showing grit to win on Wednesday.
Matteo Trentin completed a hat-trick of stage wins in the Vuelta A Espana by finishing fastest in the bunch sprint at the end of Stage 13 on Friday while Chris Froome retained his overall lead.
Chris Froome moved closer to winning the Vuelta a Espana title after coming second in the high mountain Stage 11 on Wednesday and opening up a gap of one minute 19 seconds in the general classification.
Geraint Thomas will resume his crash-hit season at the Tour of Britain which starts this weekend, having recovered from a fractured collarbone that ended the Team Sky rider’s Tour de France.
Matteo Trentin powered past Jose Joaquin Rojas to win a rain-hit stage 10 of the Vuelta a Espana, while Chris Froome retained the red jersey.
Tour de France ’king of the mountains’ winner Warren Barguil was kicked out of the Vuelta a España after the French rider refused to obey team orders, Team Sunweb said on Saturday.
Australian cyclist Jack Bobridge, who won silver medals in the team pursuit at the last two Olympics, was arrested in Perth this week on charges of dealing in ecstasy, local media reported on Friday.
Alexey Lutsenko held on for his biggest career win in stage five of the Vuelta A Espana on Wednesday, with Chris Froome staying in the red jersey and extending his overall lead.
Matteo Trentin beat Spaniard Juan Jose Lobato in a final straight sprint to win stage four of the Vuelta A Espana on Tuesday when Chris Froome retained the overall lead.
Chris Froome became the new leader of the Vuelta A Espana on Monday after finishing third in the mountainous stage three as Italian Vincenzo Nibali snatched the stage win in the final 400m of the race in the Pyrenees in Andorra.
Chris Froome’s bid to win the Vuelta a Espana for the first time got off to a strong start as the Briton’s Team Sky came fourth in the team time trial in stage one on Saturday in Nimes, which was won by BMC Racing.
Spain’s former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has been suspended with immediate effect after testing positive for banned growth hormones, cycling’s governing body said on Thursday.
German sprinter Marcel Kittel has left Belgium’s Quick-Step Floors and signed a two-year deal with Swiss cycling team Katusha Alpecin.
The Vuelta is where everything started for Chris Froome and it could well be where he moves closer to the greatest grand tour riders as the Tour de France champion attempts a unique double in the modern era.
Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, a former Olympic and world champion, has died at the age of 39.
Team Sky rider Luke Rowe has broken his right leg during a white-water rafting trip and is set for a lengthy lay-off, the team said in a statement.
Twice Tour de France champion Alberto Contador will hang up his racing bike after this year’s Vuelta a Espana, bringing to an end the career of one of the world’s greatest cyclists.
Two-times British road champion Peter Kennaugh will leave Team Sky at the end of the season after signing a two-year contract with German team Bora-Hansgrohe.