Category archives for: Cycling

TOUR DE FRANCE: Astana aims to add yellow to pink

When the team directors at Astana sat down to plan this season, the outline went something like this: A pink jersey for Vincenzo Nibali, a yellow jersey for Fabio Aru, and a gold medal for Nibali. Nibali carried out the first part of the plan to perfection by winning the Giro d’Italia. Aru has to […]

Tejay van Garderen has intention of emerging stronger in Tour de France

It takes an experienced rider in his prime to win the Tour de France. Is Tejay van Garderen ready to take the next step? Cycling News Headlines – Yahoo! News

US cyclist Kristin Armstrong eyes third Olympic gold

US cyclist Kristin Armstrong, 42, retired after the 2012 London Olympics, but announced a comeback in time for last year's world championships in Richmond, Virginia

Kristin Armstrong will have a chance at a third straight Olympic cycling time-trial gold in Rio, the US cycling federation announced. Armstrong, 42, will be competing in a fourth Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August when she will line up in the road race and the individual time trial. Armstrong retired after the 2012 […]

Olympic cycling legend Chris Hoy realizes dream by finishing Le Mans

A man not content with six Olympic gold medals, Chris Hoy finishes Le Mans at the end of a three-year bid to realize his racing dream. Cycling News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Yates given four-month ban following failed drugs test

Britain's Yates rides to his gold medal during the men's points race at the 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Minsk

(Reuters) – British cyclist Simon Yates has been handed a four-month ban after failing a drugs test, the sport's governing body UCI announced on Friday, meaning he will miss this year's Tour de France. Until the UCI ruling, Yates had been hopeful that he might still be able to take part in the Tour de […]

Cyclists ride to honor 5 dead, 4 hurt in Michigan collision

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Cyclists are taking a 28.5-mile ride in southwestern Michigan to honor five bicyclists who were killed when they were hit by a pickup truck. Cycling News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Froome retains Dauphine lead as Pinot wins penultimate stage

MERIBEL, France (AP) — French climber Thibaut Pinot won the penultimate stage of the Criterium du Dauphine after beating countryman Romain Bardet in a sprint finish Saturday, while defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome extended his overall lead. Cycling News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Italian Fabio Aru wins 3rd stage of Dauphine Libere

TOURNON-SUR-RHONE, France (AP) — Fabio Aru won the third stage of the Criterium du Dauphine Libere on Wednesday after a well-timed late breakaway. Cycling News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Contador wins Criterium du Dauphine prologue

LES GETS, France (AP) — Alberto Contador signaled his strong form a little less than a month before the Tour de France starts with a fine victory in the Criterium du Dauphine prologue on Sunday. Cycling News Headlines – Yahoo! News

U.S. cyclist Van Garderen opts out of Rio over Zika

BMC Racing rider van Garderen of the US arrives before the start of the 10th stage of theTour de France cycling race

(Reuters) – Cyclist Tejay Van Garderen has withdrawn from consideration for the U.S. team for the Rio Olympics over concerns that the Zika virus outbreak could present risks for his pregnant wife, USA Cycling said on Thursday. U.S. health officials have concluded that infections by the mosquito-borne Zika virus in pregnant women can cause microcephaly, […]

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