Cycling’s governing body (UCI) plans to retroactively use March 3 as the cut-off point for Olympic qualification in mountain bike, BMX Racing and BMX Freestyle as the coronavirus pandemic continues to decimate the sporting calendar.
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The Giro d’Italia, which was due to start in Budapest, has been postponed after the Hungarian government’s move to declare a state of emergency in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, race organizers RCS Sport said on Friday.
The Paris-Nice cycling race will end a day early in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said on Friday.
Cancelling the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France would be a disaster for cycling, says UCI president David Lappartient whose sport has already been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis.
The Paris-Nice stage race got underway under tight scrutiny amid coronavirus fears on Sunday as contact with the riders was kept to the bare minimum.
Members of the cycling teams confined to a luxury Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns have left quarantine on Sunday, they said, a week before an initial date set by the Gulf state’s health authorities.
The Milan-Sanremo one-day race has been canceled as well as two other cycling events in Italy, the European country worst-hit by the coronavirus outbreak, organizers said on Friday.
Astana became the latest team to withdraw from racing amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Kazakh outfit said on Thursday.
Cycling teams confined in a luxury Abu Dhabi hotel have been instructed to remain in quarantine until March 14 due to coronavirus concerns, several team members said on Wednesday.
Dutch team Lotto Jumbo Visma has pulled put of Saturday’s Stade Bianche cycling race in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A manager of a French professional cycling team, who has been in quarantine in an Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns, threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday if authorities do not allow his team to leave the United Arab Emirates.
Nicolas Portal, the sporting director at cycling’s Team Ineos who guided Chris Froome to four Tour de France titles, has died, his team said in a statement on Tuesday.
British Cycling’s performance director Stephen Park has raised the possibility of some Olympic events taking place without spectators if the coronavirus crisis does not subside.
Last weeks’s track world championships was seen as a dress-rehearsal for the Tokyo Olympics. This is what we learned from the five days of action.
Britain’s lean medal haul at the world track cycling championships was “a shock” and a gold rush at the Tokyo Olympics is unlikely, according to sprint great Chris Hoy.
As preparation for a race goes, 34 hours in self-isolation in a hotel room is unlikely to catch on but an elated Michael Morkov shrugged it off to power Denmark to another gold at the track world championships on Sunday in the Madison.
Elinor Barker rode to the rescue of British track cycling once again, landing gold with a sensational ride in the points race on the final day of the world championships on Sunday.
A new World League will make its debut on the track cycling calendar in the 2021-22 season as the sport’s governing body UCI hopes to attract larger TV audiences with a fast-paced, short format.
As preparation for a race goes, 34 hours in self-isolation in a hotel room is unlikely to catch on, but Michael Morkov shrugged it off to power Denmark to another gold at the track cycling world championships on Sunday.
Chris Froome and his fellow Team Ineos riders are among those who have been allowed to leave their hotel and travel home from the canceled UAE Tour following a coronavirus scare, the team said on Sunday.
Dutchwoman Kirsten Wild claimed an eighth world title in an incident-packed madison race and Germany’s women’s sprint squad struck gold again at the world track championships on Saturday.
American Chloe Dygert shattered the women’s 3km individual pursuit world record twice in a day to claim her second gold of the world track championships on Saturday.
Germany’s women maintained their searing pace at the track world championships as Lea Friedrich won the 500m time trial on Saturday to give the hosts a third gold medal in Berlin.
Denmark’s Michael Morkov was finally cleared to compete at the track world championships on Saturday after being confined to his hotel room for 34 hours over fears of a coronavirus outbreak.
Tests on 167 people have proved negative for coronavirus after they were feared to have been exposed to two infected Italian participants of the UAE Tour, Abu Dhabi’s health department (DoH-AD) has said.
Britain’s twice Olympic omnium champion Laura Kenny suffered a fresh injury scare as she crashed heavily in the first round of the event at the world championships on Friday.
Yumi Kajihara became the first Japanese woman to be crowned as a world track cycling champion as she claimed gold in the omnium, while Italy’s Filippo Ganna kept the records tumbling with a masterful day of riding on Friday.
Two luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi were in lockdown on Friday to isolate guests including scores of professional cyclists after two Italian members of the tour the riders were participating in were suspected of contracting the coronavirus.
Danish rider Michael Morkov faces an anxious wait alone in a Berlin hotel room to learn if he can compete in the world track championships, after being caught up in fallout from a coronavirus scare in the Gulf.
The UAE Tour featuring some of the world’s leading riders has been canceled with two stages remaining due to a coronavirus scare, four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome said late on Thursday.
Denmark powered to gold in the men’s team pursuit as they broke the world record for the third time in two days at the world track championships on Thursday.
Reigning champions Australia and Britain were given a rude awakening at the UCI track world championships as Denmark left them trailing in the men’s team pursuit qualifying round to shatter the world record.
Dutchwoman Kirsten Wild claimed the opening gold medal at the world track championships as she edged the women’s scratch race at the Berlin velodrome on Wednesday.
Cycling’s governing body the UCI said it could not predict whether this year’s Giro d’Italia will go ahead as the country deals with an escalating coronavirus outbreak.
When Britain’s three-time Olympic team pursuit gold medalist Ed Clancy describes young team mate Ethan Hayter as “the chosen one” it would be foolish to dismiss it as hyperbole.
Riders have come and gone, technology advanced and tactics evolved in the 12 years since Britain’s domination of track cycling’s team pursuit began at the Beijing Olympics.
Chris Froome made his much-awaited return to the peloton at the UAE Tour on Sunday after recovering from serious injuries he sustained in a high-speed crash last year, saying he was glad he had overcome the struggle to get back to racing.
Budapest’s oldest bridge will be crossed by riders on stage one of this year’s Giro d’Italia after its use was originally ruled out because of planned renovation works.
Australia’s Olympic BMX hopeful Kai Sakakibara has been placed in a medically-induced coma after sustaining head injuries in a race at the weekend, his family said in a statement on Wednesday.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is offering people the chance to join him for five days riding around Mallorca – but guests will have to fork out a hefty $30,000.
Team Ineos rider Geraint Thomas has told the Guardian he has no idea who will lead the British outfit for next year’s Tour de France with the 2018 champion facing competition from this year’s winner Egan Bernal and four-times victor Chris Froome.
Former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish has won the right to appeal after an employment tribunal ruled against her in January in her case against British Cycling and UK Sport.
Chequered flags have always been the driving force for McLaren but the iconic British motorsport brand will be focussing its considerable power on chasing yellow jerseys next year too.
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.
Australia’s twice world individual time trial champion Rohan Dennis has joined Team Ineos on a two-year deal, the British team announced on Monday.
The track cycling World Cup leg in Hong Kong this weekend will go ahead as planned after a lull in violence across the city, which has been racked by anti-government protests for the past six months, the South China Morning Post has reported.
Mourners at the funeral of Raymond Poulidor on Tuesday paid tribute to a French cyclist who never achieved his goal of winning the Tour de France but in the process won widespread admiration for his courage and integrity.
Lotto Soudal are optimistic that rider Gerben Thijssen will recover from a horrific crash at the Ghent Six Day that saw him suffer three small brain haemorrhages.
French cyclist Raymond Poulidor, best known for failing to win the Tour de France while coming agonizingly close on numerous occasions, has died aged 83, French media reported on Wednesday.
Five-time Paralympic gold medalist Kieran Modra has died after being hit by a car while riding his bike north of Adelaide on Wednesday.
Ousline Georges, 22, only started to take cycling seriously a year ago, wary of the many hurdles she faced such as the prohibitive cost of a decent bicycle and the treacherous roads in her home country of Haiti, the poorest in the Americas.
Transgender Cyclist Rachel McKinnon continues to smash women’s cycling records, the latest being a “world record” in the women’s 200m sprint.