CYCLING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Online petition created to support investigation into Marco Pantani’s death

Sunday marks the twelfth anniversary of Marco Pantani’s death and in Italy the tragic nature of his passing, along with the on-going quest by his family to investigate every aspect of his death, have always had popular support. Now, an online appeal to continue the investigation has attracted more than 11,000 supporters. The petition on the change.org website was launched by...
Via Cycling News
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fabian Cancellara's 2016 Trek Madone - Gallery

Fabian Cancellara has always favoured the Domane in the past five seasons he has spent riding a Trek but this year he has made the switch over to the more aero-focused Madone.  As you can see in the photo gallery above, one of the reasons for the switch may be that Trek have moved the 'IsoSpeed Decoupler' technology over to the Madone - a mechanical pivot at the seat tube-top...
Via Cycling News
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavendish: I’m majorly disappointed for Boasson Hagen

Mark Cavendish finds himself unexpectedly on the brink of a second overall victory at the Tour of Qatar after his Dimension Data teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen suffered a double puncture on the final lap of the finishing circuit at Madinal Al Shamal on Thursday. The penultimate stage in windswept northern Qatar has traditionally seen the race splinter into echelons but for the most...
Via Cycling News
1 day 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
4 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
7 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
12 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
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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