10:50 am March 9, 2015 | No Comment
Although doping has not been eradicated in elite cycling, it is less prevalent with fewer teams and riders gaining from cheating, an independent commission report has found.
10:58 am February 19, 2015 | No Comment
Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving for side-swiping two parked cars in the Colorado ski resort of Aspen late last year in an incident for which his girlfriend initially took the blame, authorities said on Wednesday.
8:07 am February 17, 2015 | No Comment
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of seven Tour de France titles for doping, must pay $10 million (8.8 million euros) after losing an arbitration dispute with SCA Promotions.
6:57 pm January 14, 2015 | No Comment
Paris. An African team will take part for the first time in the Tour de France when it starts in Utrecht next July, organizers announced Wednesday. The team will be the MTN-Qhubeka outfit from South Africa. In all 22 teams, each with nine cyclists, will compete in the 102nd edition of on of the most […]
3:37 pm December 11, 2014 | No Comment
Paris. Doping-scandal tainted Astana, whose leading rider is this year’s Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali, was on Wednesday granted a World Tour license for the 2015 season by the International Cycling Union. However, the UCI said that, while the license had been granted, Astana would have to agree to conditions, including being audited by […]
8:30 am December 11, 2014 | No Comment
Monaco. The International Cycling Union (UCI) president has protested that the sport is doing more than many of its rivals to tackle doping as it confronts a new dark chapter over the Tour de France winning Astana team. The UCI licensing commission was to announce on Wednesday its recommendation on whether Astana, whose top rider […]
12:40 pm August 20, 2014 | No Comment
Los Angeles. Lance Armstrong says he would still be issuing strident denials if he hadn’t been caught and then forced to admit to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. “If this stuff hadn’t taken place with the federal investigation, I’d probably still be saying ‘no’ with the same conviction and tone as […]
2:53 pm July 20, 2014 | No Comment
Bourg-en-Bresse, France. American Andrew Talansky quit the Tour de France before Thursday’s 12th stage due to the cumulative effects of several crashes, his Garmin-Sharp team said. Talansky crashed heavily on Friday’s seventh stage before also coming off his bike the next day. The 25-year-old had suffered badly on Monday’s tough mountainous stage in which he […]
5:02 pm July 10, 2014 | No Comment
Arenberg Porte Du Hainaut, France. Chaos and carnage rained down on the Tour de France on Wednesday as defending champion Chris Froome crashed out of the race on stage five and Italian Vincenzo Nibali seized control. On a miserable wet day in northern France, Froome did not even make it to the notorious cobbled sections […]
8:31 pm June 17, 2014 | No Comment
The organizers of the Tour de Singkarak have decided to move the annual cycle race in West Sumatra from its traditional June slot, to September from next year, in order to attract more top teams and riders. Sapta Nirwandar, initiator and executive chairman of the event, said the decision was taken to avoid clashing with […]
9:50 am June 13, 2014 | No Comment
Lance Armstrong, stripped of seven Tour de France victories and banned from professional cycling in 2012, was questioned under oath for the first time since he admitted doping in an Oprah Winfrey interview last year.
8:52 pm June 11, 2014 | No Comment
Solok, West Sumatra. Oscar Pujol Munoz of Sky Dive Dubai Team finally notched up his first stage win of the Tour de Singkarak on Wednesday, with the 2012 champion claiming Stage 5 of this year’s cycling race, from Payakumbuh to Lake Singkarak. The Spanish rider won the final sprint to the finish against Hari Fitriyanto […]