Peter Sagan wins opening stage of the Tour of California

Sports 05/12/19, 20:05

Peter Sagan has had trouble finding his way to the front at the finish this season.Turns out he just needed to get back to the Tour of California.The three-time road cycling world champion, and the winningest rider in race history, freelanced his way to the front of the opening stage ...

Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

Sports 03/20/19, 02:25

When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, fans and players seethed.Whereas the ...

Tour de France organizers unveil opening stages of 2020 race

Sports 03/18/19, 10:42

Sprinters and climbers will have a chance to shine at the start of next year's Tour de France.Race organizers have unveiled the details of the first two stages of the 2020 edition of cycling's showcase event, which will start in the Mediterranean city of Nice.The 170-kilometer opening stage consists of ...

US Olympic cyclist Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

Sports 03/10/19, 18:32

Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23.USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement Sunday that "the entire cycling community is mourning ...

Mixed blessing for cycling from Pope Francis

Sports 03/09/19, 09:06

Pope Francis has praised cycling for the value it places on discipline, selflessness and courage but warned that the sport can become tainted by doping, dishonesty and corruption.Francis met Saturday with European and African cycling federations during their annual assembly in Rome.The Argentine Jesuit cited the team spirit often seen ...

Another Austrian cyclist admits blood doping as case widens

Sports 03/04/19, 10:01

Austrian cyclist Georg Preidler has admitted to blood doping linked to a case in which five skiers were arrested, his professional team Groupama-FDJ said Monday.Preidler offered "his immediate and spontaneous resignation, justified by his inexcusable involvement" in the doping case, Groupama-FDJ said. He had allegedly undergone "blood collection" procedures twice ...

Cyclist admits blood doping amid investigations into network

Sports 03/03/19, 10:46

The blood doping case which started with police raids at the Nordic skiing world championships four days ago spread to cycling on Sunday.In Austria, authorities confirmed local media reports that an Austrian professional cyclist admitted to doping after being arrested on Friday following investigations into an alleged blood doping network.Innsbruck ...

Former cyclist Floyd Landis to open cafe and hemp store

U.S. 02/08/19, 15:47

Former professional cyclist Floyd Landis has announced plans to open a bicycle showroom and coffee shop that will sell hemp products in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.LNP reports Landis said Thursday he will open Floyd's of Lancaster Cafe in the spring featuring products from his Colorado-based business that sells cannabis derivatives.The cafe will ...

In shaming 90-year-old rider, anti-doping earns a black eye

Sports 01/09/19, 12:38

With each pedal-stroke of his 80- and now 90-year-old legs, Carl Grove sought to show his fellow Americans that old age can be rich and rewarding.His bike is his soapbox. As time caught up with many of his peers, the former United States Navy Band saxophonist , who played for ...

Thomas, Froome target Tour de France in 2019

Sports 01/01/19, 08:24

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, the current and former Tour de France champions, are planning to compete in the 2019 edition of the race in what could be Team Sky's final bid for cycling's biggest prize.Froome will not defend his Giro d'Italia title as targets a record-tying fifth win in ...

Southgate, Kane on Queen’s list for honors after WCup run

Soccer 12/28/18, 17:32

England coach Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane have been rewarded in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year honors list on the back of the team's surprise run to the World Cup semifinals.Away from soccer, Geraint Thomas, who won cycling's Tour de France in July and was named BBC Sports ...

Team Sky’s future in doubt after broadcaster pulls backing

Sports 12/12/18, 05:13

The future of the most successful cycling team of the last decade was put in doubt Wednesday when Sky announced its withdrawal from the sport following the European pay TV giant's takeover by American company Comcast.Team Sky, which had a rider win the Tour de France this year for the ...

Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling

Sports 10/24/18, 21:29

Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times.Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based Court ...

Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France trophy stolen at cycling show

Sports 10/10/18, 00:38

Team Sky says the Tour de France trophy won by Geraint Thomas has been stolen from a cycling show in Britain.The team says police are investigating after the trophy disappeared during an event in Birmingham, where Team Sky displayed the three Grand Tour trophies won by its riders.In addition to ...

Circling around: Floyd Landis starting own cycling team

Sports 10/05/18, 03:26

Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team.The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong's cheating says he's building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out ...

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