By Julien Pretot BASTIA, France | Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:33pm EDT (Reuters) – Double champion Alberto Contador took a spectacular tumble as the Tour de France got off to a chaotic start with German Marcel Kittel winning a crash-marred opening stage on Saturday. The Orica GreenEdge team bus got stuck under the finish-line banner […]
BRESCIA, Italy, May 26 – As soon as Vincenzo Nibali took to the saddle of a racing bike he began to represent Italian cycling’s dream of a future world champion. Sunday’s Giro d’Italia victory fulfilled the hopes of a nation that had been waiting and watching since Nibali won the Tour of Spain in 2010 […]
VICENEZA, Italy (Reuters) – Italian Giovanni Visconti recorded his second stage win of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday to give his Movistar team their third straight victory and their fourth overall in the 2013 race. His compatriot Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race reached its crucial final three mountain stages. Visconti, who […]
REUTERS – Benat Intxausti of Spain won the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, and favourite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead as the race entered the final week. Intxausti won in a time of 5 hours, 52 minutes, 48 seconds, along the hilly 238 kilometres from Valloire, France, to Ivrea beating Tanel […]
John Degenkolb of Germany celebrates on the podium after winning the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Cosenza to Matera, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Degenkolb sprinted to victory on the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, following a crash near the finish, as Italian Luca Paolini retained the overall […]
The Tour de San Luis is a road cycling race held in San Luis Province, Argentina. The race consists of a men’s only competition over an individual time trial, and six stages. The competition carries a UCI rating of 2.1, and is part of the UCI America Tour, which is one of five UCI Continental […]
By Julien Pretot PARIS, Dec 28 (Reuters) – The Lance Armstrong scandal left a huge gap in cycling’s record books and further tainted the sport in a year when Britain experienced Olympic bliss in the wake of Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France title. Armstrong was banned for life and stripped of his record seven Tour […]
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme presents the itinerary of the 2013 Tour de France cycling race during a news conference in Paris, October 24, 2012. The 100th Tour de France route, with 21 stages, features three time trials, will start from June 29, 2013 in Porto-Vecchio in Corsica, take l’Alpe d’Huez’s 21 hairpins twice […]
Britain’s Sky Procycling team rides during the Men’s Team Time Trial at the UCI Road World Championships on September 16, 2012 in Valkenburg. The UCI Cycling Road World Championships are held in the Netherlands from September 16 until September 23. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/GettyImages) Oct 17 (Reuters) – Members of the British cycling team Sky will be […]
LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Team Sky have signed top British prospect Jonathan Tiernan-Locke on a two-year deal, the team said on Thursday. “The 27-year-old has penned a two-year deal and will join the team on the back of a remarkable season with Endura Racing which has yielded nine victories to date,” Sky said in […]
Alberto Contador of Spain (C), Mark Cavendish (R) and Bradley Wiggins of Britain ride during the Men’s Elite Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg, September 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Bas Czerwinski/Pool) Contador, Gilbert and Wiggins to Race in Saturday’s Giro di Lombardia – Watch LIVE After a stunning victory at last week’s UCI […]
Philippe Gilbert of Belgium breaks away from the pack to win the Men’s Elite Road Race at the UCI Road World Championships in Valkenburg, September 23, 2012. (REUTERS/Bas Czerwinski/Pool) By Julien Pretot VALKENBURG, Netherlands, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Favorite Philippe Gilbert duly delivered when he perfectly timed his final effort and won the cycling world […]
It was Mark Cavendish’s (Sky) third win of the Tour, but it was 27-year-old Jonathan Tiernan-Locke who walked away with the overall victory. Locke (Endura Racing) is the first rider from Great Britain to win the modern incarnation of this race.
Bradley Wiggins (GBR) races at Box Hill during the men’s cycling race. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins could be a doubt for the world championships next week after pulling out before the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain with illness on Friday. Team […]
Bradley Wiggins (GBR) leads a pack of racers at Box Hill during the mens cycling race. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) By Julien Pretot LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Whether Bradley Wiggins is the best British cyclist has produced will no longer be questionable if he follows his Tour de France title with Olympic time […]
Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Vinokourov celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Men’s Road Cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. Rigoberto Uran of Colombia took silver, with Alexander Kristoff of Norway claiming bronze. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) By Julien Pretot LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Old school cycling […]
USA swimmer Ryan Lochte (top black cap) looks at Michael Phelps as he laughs during practice four days before the 2012 London Olympics at the Aquatics Center. (Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports via US PRESSWIRE) By Kevin Liffey LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) – Cyclists and swimmers take center stage at the London Olympics on Saturday, hoping […]
Sky Procycling rider and leader’s yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins of Britain celebrates on the finish line after the final 20th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris, July 22, 2012. Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France when he claimed the 99th edition of the […]
(From R to L) Garmin-Sharp rider David Millar of Britain, Team Europcar rider Cyril Gautier of France, AG2R La Mondiale rider Jean Christophe Peraud of France and Euskaltel-Euskadi rider Egoi Martinez of Spain cycle in a break away during the 12th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Annonay-Davezieux, July […]
Riders receive medical assistance after a collision during the sixth stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Epernay and Metz, July 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Joel Saget) By Gilles le Roc’h METZ, France, July 6 (Reuters) – Peter Sagan sealed the first week of his maiden Tour de France with his third stage victory […]
Lotto-Belisol Team rider Andre Greipel of Germany (L) sprints ahead of Orica Greenedge rider Mathew Goss of Australia (2nd L) to win the fifth stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Rouen and Saint-Quentin, July 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier) By Gilles Le Roc’h ST QUENTIN, France, July 5 (Reuters) – Andre Greipel […]
George Hincapie of the US, second left, uses his smart phone to take pictures during a training ride near Liege, Belgium, Friday June 29, 2012. The Tour de France cycling race starts on Saturday June 30 with the prologue, an individual time trial over 6,4 kilometers (4 miles) with start and finish in Liege, Belgium. […]
Sky’s Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain, reacts after winning the 64th Dauphine cycling race, at the finish line of the last stage Morzine-Chatel, in Chatel, French Alps, Sunday, June 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) By Julien Pretot PARIS, June 27 (Reuters) – All the stars are aligned as Bradley Wiggins gears up to become the […]
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) – Former world champion Thor Hushovd of Norway will skip next month’s Tour de France because he is not fit enough for a three-week race, his BMC team said on Monday. Hushovd, who is also expected to be one of Briton Mark Cavendish’s chief rivals in the Olympic road race in […]
Pink jersey holder and overall leader Garmin-Barracuda’s Ryder Hesjedal of Canada holds the trophy on the podium after the 28.2km (17 miles) time trial in the 21st and last stage of the Giro d’Italia cycling race in Milan, May 27, 2012. Hesjedal took the leader pink jersey after the last stage and winning the 95th […]
Vacansoleil-DCM’s Thomas De Gendt of Belgium climbs on his way to win the 219km (136 miles) 20th stage of the Giro d’Italia, from Caldes to Passo dello Stelvio, May 26, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham PASSO DELLO STELVIO, Italy , May 26 (Reuters) – Belgian Thomas De Gendt climbed to a solo stage win […]
Chasers climb past a Galibier (2.556 m) milepost in the 109,5 km and nineteenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race run between Modane Valfrejus and Alpe d’Huez ski resort, southeastern France, on July 22 , 2011. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images) By Alasdair Fotheringham LIMONE SUL GARDA, Italy, May 21 (Reuters) – The Giro […]
Movistar’s Andrey Amador of Costa Rica (L) sprints ahead of NetApp’s Jan Barta of Czech Republic to win the 206-km 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Cherasco to Cervinia, May 19, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham CERVINIA, Italy, May 19 (Reuters) – Andrey Amador earned himself a niche in cycling’s history books on […]
Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela’s Roberto Ferrari of Italy celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 255-km 11th stage from Assisi to Montecatini Terme of the Giro d’Italia, May 16, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham MONTECATINI TERME, Italy, May 16 (Reuters) – Unheralded Italian team Androni Giocattoli upset the big favorites for a second […]
Movistar’s Francisco Alberdi Ventoso (R) of Spain sprints to win the 166 km ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia from San Giorgio del Sannio to Frosinone, May 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) By Alasdair Fotheringham FROSINONE, Italy (Reuters) May 14 – Spain’s Francisco Ventoso won the ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Monday in a […]
Miguel Rubiano Chavez of Colombia celebrates on the podium after winning the 209-km (130-mile) sixth stage from Urbino to Porto Sant’Elpidio of the Giro d’Italia, May 11, 2012. (REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo) PORTO SANT’ELPIDIO, Italy, May 11 (Reuters) – Colombian Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez won stage six of the Giro d’Italia from Urbino to Porto Sant’ElPidio on […]
RadioShack-Nissan team riders and Tyler Farrar, left, line up before the third stage of the Giro d’Italia, in Horsens, Denmark, Monday, May 7, 2012, to remember Belgian rider Wouter Weylandt, who died during last year’s third stage. The race also paid tribute to Horsens mayor Jan Troejborg, who died Sunday of a heart attack while […]
Taylor Phinney, of the United States, receives assistance after crashing during the third stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, in Horsens, Denmark, Monday, May 7, 2012. Matthew Goss of Australia won the third stage of the Giro d’Italia on Monday, while world champion Mark Cavendish and overall leader Taylor Phinney were […]
Radioshack Nissan Trek riders Andy (L) and Frank Schleck (R) of Luxembourg attend the team’s official presentation in Esch-sur-Alzette, January 6, 2012. (REUTERS/Thierry Roge) By Alasdair Fotheringham HERNING, Denmark (Reuters) – Luxembourg’s Frank Schleck cancelled his holiday plans to take part in the Giro d’Italia but the Radioshack rider said he had no regrets at […]
A picture shows the peloton during the 12th stage of the 94th Tour of Italy, run from Castelfidardo to Ravenna on May 19, 2011. Contador retained the pink jersey after the 12th stage of the Giro. (LUK BENIES/AFP/Getty Images) Milan, April 30 2012 – A total of 198 riders, from 22 different countries, are set […]
French John Gadret (AG2R La Mondiale) rides during the individual uphill time trial in stage 16 of the 93rd Giro d’Italia, from San Vigilio di Marebbe to Plan de Corones, on May 25, 2010 in Plan de Corones. (Luk Beines/AFP/Getty Images) By Klaus, Special to Universal Sports | cyclinginquisition.com It feels like it was a […]
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