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CYCLING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Quintana confident about his Tour de France preparations

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) says that he will follow the same racing and training programme as he aims to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France this summer. Quintana has twice been the runner up at the Tour de France but he is convinced it is more down to misfortune than bad preparation. “My way of training has been good,” Quintana said during a sit down with...
Via Cycling News
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kristoff relieved by UCI decision on Katusha case

After claiming victory on stage 2 of the Tour of Qatar on Tuesday afternoon and accepting the congratulations of UCI president Brian Cookson at the podium, Alexander Kristoff received further good tidings from the UCI that evening, when its disciplinary commission confirmed that Katusha would not be sanctioned as a team for recording two positive anti-doping tests within the past...
Via Cycling News
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Back to the future for Boasson Hagen at Tour of Qatar

In hindsight, the hype surrounding Edvald Boasson Hagen was probably at its zenith during his first appearance in the early-season races in the Gulf back in 2010. Newly arrived at the nascent Team Sky, he clocked up three stage wins at the Tours of Qatar and Oman, and, were it not for an ill-timed comfort break in Oman, he would have claimed overall honours there to boot. The future...
Via Cycling News
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

American star Evie Stevens to attempt world hour record

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Olympic cyclist Evelyn Stevens will attempt to break the world hour record later this month when she takes to the recently renovated velodrome at the U.S. Olympic training center. The distance traveled in an hour is one of the most hallowed challenges in cycling. But only in the past two years, since the UCI modernized and simplified rules for an attempt...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kennaugh leads Froome after 3 stages of Melbourne cycle tour

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Britain's Peter Kennaugh and Chris Froome retain the top-two placings on general classification entering Sunday's final stage of the Herald-Sun Cycle Tour. American sprinter John Murphy won Saturday's 146.2 kilometer (89 mile) stage from Traralgon to Inverloch in a bunch sprint. But Kennaugh preserved a 13 second overall lead from his Sky teammate, two...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro cyclist caught using illegal hidden motor in race

Steroids aren’t the only way pro cyclists have tried to gain an illegal competitive advantage. Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike seized by cycling authorities after it was discovered she used a concealed motor to help her during the world cyclo-cross championships. There’s been rumors of motor cheating among cyclists for years, as the International Cycling...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome extends deal with Team Sky

MALLORCA, Spain (AP) Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has signed a new contract with Team Sky until the end of 2018. Froome made the announcement Tuesday, writing on his Twitter account: ''Looking forward to many more successes together!'' The 30-year-old Froome, who was recently made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire after becoming the first Briton to...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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