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Private league project in the works again

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/YUYA SHINO (Reuters) – The prospect of a private cycling league raised its head again on Tuesday when 11 top teams announced the creation of Velon, a venture they say will help the sport develop further — without saying how exactly. The 11 teams — Sky, Belkin, BMC, Garmin, Lotto, OPQS, Orica-GreenEdge, Giant, Lampre, […]

Female Athletes Make Bobsled History

Elana Meyers Taylor (Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images) Click here for the full 2014-15 FIBT Bobsled and Skeleton World Cup viewing schedule. Team USA garnered 10 medals in Calgary’s North American Cup, and another historic milestone was reached today when American Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) and Canadian Kaillie Humphries became the first women to medal in […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Mascots Revealed

Mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games (REUTERS/Alex Ferro) Vote to name the Rio 2016 Olympic mascots HERE, and let us know on Facebook which name you pick! RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de […]

Australia Opposed to Late-night Swimming Finals in Rio

(Reuters) – Australian Olympic officials say they will oppose plans to stage the 2016 Rio Olympics swimming finals late at night. Although the final schedule for the Rio Games has not been completed, reports that the swimming finals could start at 10 p.m. local time to fit in with American television have been criticized in […]

Astana hit by another doping case

(Reuters) – Astana were rocked by another doping case on Wednesday when the International Cycling Union (UCI) said Kazakh Victor Okishev had tested positive. “The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that it has notified UCI Continental Team Astana Kazakh rider Victor Okishev of an Adverse Analytical Finding of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids in a sample collected […]

Bach tells IOC members ‘it’s time’ for change

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE (Reuters) – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has called on sports leaders to quit talking and start taking action to reform the way the body runs the Olympics. Bach used his opening address at the Association of National Olympic Committees general assembly (ANOC) in Bangkok on Friday to urge delegates […]

Lance Armstrong Barred from Gran Fondo Hincapie

Lance Armstrong (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings) By Neal Rogers (Courtesy of VeloNews) USA Cycling issued a statement Thursday, addressing the planned participation of Lance Armstrong in this weekend’s Gran Fondo Hincapie, declaring that, under WADA Code, Armstrong’s lifetime ban prohibits him from riding in the USA Cycling-sanctioned “non-competitive” event. As reported earlier this week, Armstrong had intended to reunite […]

USA Women’s Volleyball Wins World Championship

USA Volleyball (Courtesy of FIVB) MILAN, Italy (Oct. 12, 2014) – Team USA made history on Sunday,  beating China 3-1 (27-25, 25-20, 16-25, 26-24) and winning the first world championship gold medal for the U.S. Women’s program at the FIVB World Championship at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan. The U.S. Women had never before won gold at […]

“Prison would ‘break’ Pistorius” – Defense Witness

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE HUTCHINGS (Reuters) – South African athlete Oscar Pistorius would be “broken as a person” if he were jailed for killing his girlfriend because of his disability and psychological problems, a defense witness at his sentencing hearing said on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Paralympic and Olympic athlete, whose lower legs were amputated as a […]

2014 Tour of Beijing: Stage 5: Tiananmen Square – Bird’s Nest Piazza

The Tour of Beijing is a partnership between the UCI and the Beijing City Government and covers an initial period of four years from 2011- 2014. The event is a legacy of the spectacular 2008 Olympic Games, in which the road cycling events provided an unforgettable and spectacular road race through the Chinese capital.

2014 Tour of Beijing: Stage 4: Yanqing – Mentougou Miaofeng Mountain

The Tour of Beijing is a partnership between the UCI and the Beijing City Government and covers an initial period of four years from 2011- 2014. The event is a legacy of the spectacular 2008 Olympic Games, in which the road cycling events provided an unforgettable and spectacular road race through the Chinese capital.

2014 Tour of Beijing: Stage 3: Yanqing – Qianjiadian Chao Yang Temple

The Tour of Beijing is a partnership between the UCI and the Beijing City Government and covers an initial period of four years from 2011- 2014. The event is a legacy of the spectacular 2008 Olympic Games, in which the road cycling events provided an unforgettable and spectacular road race through the Chinese capital.

2014 Tour of Beijing: Stage 2: Chongli – Yanqing

The Tour of Beijing is a partnership between the UCI and the Beijing City Government and covers an initial period of four years from 2011- 2014. The event is a legacy of the spectacular 2008 Olympic Games, in which the road cycling events provided an unforgettable and spectacular road race through the Chinese capital.

2014 Tour of Beijing: Stage 1: Chongli – Zhangjiakou

The Tour of Beijing is a partnership between the UCI and the Beijing City Government and covers an initial period of four years from 2011- 2014. The event is a legacy of the spectacular 2008 Olympic Games, in which the road cycling events provided an unforgettable and spectacular road race through the Chinese capital.

Oslo 2022 Games pullout no blow but changes needed – IOC

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ALY SONG (Reuters) – Oslo quitting the race to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics has not hurt the International Olympic Committee but has underlined that changes are needed to make the Games more attractive to bidders, president Thomas Bach told Reuters on Thursday. IOC head Bach said that Norway’s decision to pull out was […]

Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ISSEI KATO (Reuters) – The Qatar women’s basketball team forfeited a game at the Asian Games on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab, saying they were taking a stand against what they say is a discriminatory policy against Muslim women. The Qatari players were asked, in accordance with International Basketball Federation’s […]

Bradley Wiggins Wins Individual Time Trial World Title

New world champion Bradley Wiggins (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)  Click here for the 2014 UCI Road World Championships schedule on Universal Sports. PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Briton Bradley Wiggins added a time trial gold to his impressive set of cycling medals when he caused an upset by beating German powerhouse Tony Martin […]

2014 Road World Championships: Men’s Team Time Trials: Winner Interview

Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) talks about getting the gold for the Men’s Team Time Trials event at the UCI Road World Championships.

2014 Road World Championships: Women’s Team Time Trials: Winner Interview

Evelyn Stevens (USA) talks about getting the gold for the Women’s Team Time Trials event at the UCI Road World Championships.

Voigt sets new hour record

PHOTO CREDIT: CREDIT: REUTERS/ERIC GAILLARD (Reuters) – German rider Jens Voigt has beaten the hour record at the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, covering a distance of 51.115 km in an hour, cycling’s governing body the UCI said on Thursday. The Trek Factory Racing rider, 43, is now set to retire after beating the previous record of […]

USA Cycling Names Rosters for 2014 Road Worlds

Click here for the 2014 UCI Road World Championships schedule on Universal Sports. USA Cycling has announced the rosters that will represent Team USA at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships. Elite Men The elite men’s road team is made up of three automatic nominations and three discretionary selections. The three automatic nominations are Tejay […]

2014 Grand Pix de Wallonie: Wallonia, Belgium

The Grand Prix de Wallonie is an annual road bicycle race held annually in Wallonia, Belgium. Since 2005, the race has been organized as a 1.1 event on the UCI Europe Tour.

Highlights from the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup

The Americas team finished in second place at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup with 390.0 points, behind Europe’s 447.5. Highlights from Marrakech, Morocco: Francena McCorory won the women’s 400m title, capping a tremendous 2014. McCorory crossed in 49.94 to take the crown, scoring a crucial eight points as Team Europe had taken a substantial lead halfway […]

Alberto Contador wins 2014 Vuelta a España

Alberto Contador (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Local favorite Alberto Contador wrapped up his third Tour of Spain triumph when he comfortably held on to his overall lead in the final stage time trial in a rain-soaked Santiago de Compostela on Sunday. Tinkoff-Saxo rider Contador, who also won the […]

2014 Tour of Britain: Stage 8: London

The Tour of Britain is a multi-stage cycling race, conducted on British roads, in which participants race across Great Britain to complete the race in the fastest time. The event dates back to the first British stage races held just after the Second World War, since when various different events have been described as the Tour of Britain, including the Milk Race, the Kellogg’s Tour of Britain and the PruTour. The current version of the Tour of Britain began in 2004 and is part of the UCI Europe Tour.

2014 Tour of Britain: Stage 7: Camberley – Brighton

The Tour of Britain is a multi-stage cycling race, conducted on British roads, in which participants race across Great Britain to complete the race in the fastest time. The event dates back to the first British stage races held just after the Second World War, since when various different events have been described as the Tour of Britain, including the Milk Race, the Kellogg’s Tour of Britain and the PruTour. The current version of the Tour of Britain began in 2004 and is part of the UCI Europe Tour.

2014 Tour of Britain: Stage 6: Bath – Hemel Hempstead

The Tour of Britain is a multi-stage cycling race, conducted on British roads, in which participants race across Great Britain to complete the race in the fastest time. The event dates back to the first British stage races held just after the Second World War, since when various different events have been described as the Tour of Britain, including the Milk Race, the Kellogg’s Tour of Britain and the PruTour. The current version of the Tour of Britain began in 2004 and is part of the UCI Europe Tour.

2014 Tour of Britain: Stage 5: Exmouth – Exeter

The Tour of Britain is a multi-stage cycling race, conducted on British roads, in which participants race across Great Britain to complete the race in the fastest time. The event dates back to the first British stage races held just after the Second World War, since when various different events have been described as the Tour of Britain, including the Milk Race, the Kellogg’s Tour of Britain and the PruTour. The current version of the Tour of Britain began in 2004 and is part of the UCI Europe Tour.

2014 Tour of Britain: Stage 4: Worcester – Bristol

The Tour of Britain is a multi-stage cycling race, conducted on British roads, in which participants race across Great Britain to complete the race in the fastest time. The event dates back to the first British stage races held just after the Second World War, since when various different events have been described as the Tour of Britain, including the Milk Race, the Kellogg’s Tour of Britain and the PruTour. The current version of the Tour of Britain began in 2004 and is part of the UCI Europe Tour.

Universal Sports Network Presents Interbike – 2014

Universal Sports Network Presents Interbike – 2014 on September 26 at 8 p.m. ET                            Interbike-2014 Takes Cycling Enthusiasts Inside North America’s Largest Industry Trade Show Las Vegas (September 9, 2014) – Universal Sports Network, the year-round destination for Olympic, endurance and action sports […]

2014 Tour of Britain: Stage 3: Newtown – The Tumble

The Tour of Britain is a multi-stage cycling race, conducted on British roads, in which participants race across Great Britain to complete the race in the fastest time. The event dates back to the first British stage races held just after the Second World War, since when various different events have been described as the Tour of Britain, including the Milk Race, the Kellogg’s Tour of Britain and the PruTour. The current version of the Tour of Britain began in 2004 and is part of the UCI Europe Tour.

2014 Tour of Britain: Stage 2: Knowsley – Llandudno

The Tour of Britain is a multi-stage cycling race, conducted on British roads, in which participants race across Great Britain to complete the race in the fastest time. The event dates back to the first British stage races held just after the Second World War, since when various different events have been described as the Tour of Britain, including the Milk Race, the Kellogg’s Tour of Britain and the PruTour. The current version of the Tour of Britain began in 2004 and is part of the UCI Europe Tour.

2014 Tour of Britain: Stage 1: Liverpool

The Tour of Britain is a multi-stage cycling race, conducted on British roads, in which participants race across Great Britain to complete the race in the fastest time. The event dates back to the first British stage races held just after the Second World War, since when various different events have been described as the Tour of Britain, including the Milk Race, the Kellogg’s Tour of Britain and the PruTour. The current version of the Tour of Britain began in 2004 and is part of the UCI Europe Tour.

Bradley Wiggins Looks to Repeat at Tour of Britain

Bradley Wiggins at the 2013 Tour of Britain (Courtesy of Tour of Britain) Click HERE for the Tour of Britain schedule on Universal Sports. LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Bradley Wiggins has the chance to end a frustrating year on a high as he attempts to defend his Tour of Britain title and win a first […]

2014 Youth Olympics: Women’s Gold Shoot Out

In Women’s Basketball Shoot-Out, Lucia Togores Carpintero (ESP) nails a big three pointer to give her the Gold with seven points. Meanwhile Katie Lou Samuelson (USA) took Bronze with a score of 4.

2014 Eneco World Tour: Benelux: Stage 7

The Eneco Tour of Benelux is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the energy company Eneco Energie. It is part of both the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking calendar.

2014 Eneco World Tour: Benelux: Stage 6

The Eneco Tour of Benelux is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the energy company Eneco Energie. It is part of both the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking calendar.

2014 Eneco World Tour: Benelux: Stage 5

The Eneco Tour of Benelux is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the energy company Eneco Energie. It is part of both the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking calendar.

2014 Vuelta a España Viewing Times

Universal Sports Network will air more than 52 hours of exclusive LIVE multiplatform coverage of Spain’s premier cycling event, the 2014 Vuelta a España, beginning this Saturday, August 23, at 1 p.m. ET. LIVE coverage of the remaining 20 stages of the third and final Grand Tour of the season continues daily starting at 10 […]

2014 Eneco World Tour: Benelux: Stage 4

The Eneco Tour of Benelux is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the energy company Eneco Energie. It is part of both the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking calendar.

2014 Eneco World Tour: Stage 3

The Eneco Tour of Benelux is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the energy company Eneco Energie. It is part of both the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking calendar.

2014 Eneco World Tour: Stage 2

The Eneco Tour of Benelux is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the energy company Eneco Energie. It is part of both the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking calendar.

Interbike – 2014, the TV Show

Stand out. Get your product in front of cycling trendsetters and the edge on your competition with Interbike – 2014 the TV Show. Contact Kevin Johnson if you would like to have your product integrated into the show and learn about other promotional opportunities. Kevin.Johnson@nbcuni.com | 212.664.5215  Check out POC from Interbike – 2013. After the […]

Aaron Gwin, Luca Shaw Shine at MTB World Cup in Windham

Aaron Gwin (Rob Jones/USA Cycling) (August 10, 2014) — Silver-medal downhill runs by Aaron Gwin (Wildomar, Calif./Factory Specialized) and Luca Shaw (Hendersonville, N.C./SRAM-Troy Lee Designs) highlighted the weekend for U.S. riders at the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Windham, N.Y. In Saturday’s elite men’s downhill competition, Gwin was just 1.581 seconds off of winner Josh Bryceland’s (GBR) 2:24.332 finish. […]

2014 Eneco World Tour: Stage 1

The Eneco Tour of Benelux is a road bicycle racing stage-race. Its name refers to its main sponsor, the energy company Eneco Energie. It is part of both the UCI ProTour and the UCI World Ranking calendar.

USA Women’s Eagles Win Big In World Cup Match Over Kazakhstan

USA Women’s Eagles (Michael Lee/USA Rugby) By Jonathan Swart PARIS, France – The Women’s Eagles had two goals against Kazakhstan – win and score four tries. With “Final in ‘14” on the line, they accomplished exactly what they needed to by defeating the Nomads, 47-7. “We talked about getting four tries and it was great […]

August 5 Marks Two-Year Countdown To Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Shutterstock) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic Committee joins the global Olympic Movement in celebrating the two-year countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Tuesday, Aug. 5. To commemorate the two-year milestone, the USOC is sharing thoughts from some of its top 2016 Olympic hopefuls, distributing sport storylines and qualification […]

Kristoff Too Strong For Sagan On Tour Stage 12; Nibali Retains Yellow Jersey

(Reuters) – Norway’s Alexander Kristoff claimed his maiden Tour de France victory when he beat Peter Sagan in a sprint to prevail in dominant fashion on the 12th stage, a 185.5-km ride from Bourg en Bresse on Thursday. Katusha rider Kristoff timed his effort perfectly to win with a comfortable margin to leave Slovakian Sagan, […]

Lindsey Vonn Plays Roger Federer in Tennis on Glacier

Roger Federer and Lindsey Vonn (Reuters/Denis Balibouse) By Max Meyer Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn may never play in a tennis Grand Slam, but she did get to play tennis in a Glacier Slam against superstar Roger Federer. Vonn and Federer played on a makeshift court on a glacier at an altitude of 3,475 meters. The match […]

Interview with Professional Cyclist Kathryn Bertine

Kathryn Bertine (Courtesy of George Deswijzen Jr.) Kathryn Bertine is the co-founder of Le Tour Entier, which was instrumental in successfully persuading race organizer Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) to create a women’s Tour alongside the men’s Tour de France. The inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France will be broadcasted LIVE on Universal Sports […]

Cyclists Mark WWI Centenary with Race through Sarajevo

Competitors at the Sarajevo Grand Prix (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic) By Daria Sito-Sucic (Reuters) – Thousands of cyclists tore through the Bosnian capital on Sunday in a race sponsored by the Tour de France to promote peace a century after the Sarajevo assassination that lit the fuse for World War One. The race was the first in a […]

How Fast Can a Human Run 100m?

Usain Bolt (Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images) By Seth Rubinroit Usain Bolt shattered the 100m world record, lowering it from 9.74 seconds in 2007 to 9.58 seconds in 2009. But could he go faster? Australian exercise physiologist Jeremy Richmond believes that the ultimate human running speed for 100m is 9.27 seconds, according to his article in the IAAF’s […]

Wallabies’ ‘Captain’s Curse’ Strikes Moore

PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON O’BRIEN (Reuters) – The Wallabies captaincy is fast becoming the most unwanted job in world rugby after Stephen Moore, the latest player to be given the role, was ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury against France. Named Australia’s new skipper less than a week ago, […]

Universal Sports Network to Air Inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France

NOTE: USN will be rebroadcasting the inaugural La Course event on the following dates/times: July 31 @ 1:00amET August 2 @ 5:30pmET August 3 @ 1:30amET August 4 @ 10:30amET & 11:00pmET August 5 @ 1:00pmET August 6 @ 6:00amET August 8 @ 3:30pmET August 14 @ 12:00pmET ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Universal Sports Network announced a new partnership with Amaury Sports Organization (A.S.O.) to […]

2014 World Ports Classic: Netherlands: Stage 2: Antwerp – Rotterdam – Antwerp

The World Ports Classic is a two-day cycling race between the big harbors of Rotterdam and Antwerp and back. This cycle race is part of the UCI World Tour and therefore the best riders of the world participate in this event with big names like André Greipel, Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel.

 
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