Contador will not appeal his ban to Swiss courts

MADRID, April 3 (Reuters) – Alberto Contador will not appeal to the Swiss Federal Court against the two-year ban given to him for failing a dope test in his victorious 2010 Tour de France campaign. The Spaniard, who was given a retroactive ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in February, has always […]

Joaquim Rodriguez seals second triumph in Catalunya

BARCELONA, March 30 (Reuters) – Joaquim Rodriguez won the Tour of Catalunya for a second time on Sunday when the Team Katusha rider defended his slender overnight lead to pip fellow Spaniard Alberto Contador of Tinkoff-Saxo into second. Champion in 2010, home favourite Rodriguez had a four-second lead going into the last and shortest of […]

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 6

3-time Time Trial World Champ Tony Martin (Omega) wins his second stage (Stage 2, Stage 6) and second Basque Country TT, just ahead of the Tour winner Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) by seven seconds.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 5

After a 16 man break away crumbles, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) keeps his GC lead over Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) by 12 seconds, as Ben Swift (Sky) gets a surprise stage win, as he survived the climbs.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 4

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) maintains his GC lead over Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) by 12 seconds, as Wouter Poels (Omega) gets the biggest stage win of his career.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 3

Michael Matthews (AUS) wins stage 3 for Orica-Green Edge, making it their 3rd consecutive year to do so, with a time of 5:02:09. Alberto Contador (ESP) remains the GC leader.

2014 Tour of the Basque Country: Stage 2

3-time World Time Trial Champion, Tony Martin (GER) wins the stage with a time of 3:46:17. The General Classification order remains the same with Alberto Contador (ESP) being 1st overall.

Volta a Catalunya Starts Monday

Daniel Martin (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours) The 94th edition of the Volta a Catalunya road cycling race begins Monday in Spain. Watch all seven stages March 24-30 at 6 PM ET on Universal Sports. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) returns to defend his 2013 Volta a Catalunya victory. He is scheduled to compete against a tough field including […]

Rogers blames positive test on Chinese food

CREDIT: REUTERS/VALENTIN FLAURAUD (Reuters) – Australian rider Michael Rogers has blamed a positive test for the banned substance clenbuterol on food contamination, saying on Friday he never intentionally ingested the banned anabolic agent. “I would like to make it very clear, in the strongest terms possible that I have never knowingly or deliberately ingested clenbuterol,” […]

Chris Froome Wins 2013 Tour de France

By Julien Pretot PARIS | Sun Jul 21, 2013 (Reuters) – Chris Froome won the 100th edition of the Tour de France on Sunday to become the second British champion in successive years. Froome was untroubled on the 21st and final stage of the three-week race, a 133.5-km ride from Versailles to Paris and an […]