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Wiggins' TUE under scrutiny before Sunday morning interview

Bradley Wiggins has come under further pressure before he appears on television to explain why he had three Therapeutic Use Exception (TUE) certificates for the power corticoid Triamcinolone Acetonide before riding the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The 2012 Tour de France winner issued two statements last weekend when his TUE data first emerged via the...
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Latest issue of Procycling out now

Get this month’s Procycling, which investigates how Bradley Wiggins changed British cycling forever. In the light of his crowning triumph – gold in the team pursuit at Rio – and just months before he retires from the sport, we assess the impact of the Londoner’s incredible career. In the light of the recent revelations about Wiggins’s usage of a corticosteroid before...
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Dennis back on top at Eneco Tour

Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) needed just one stage to reclaim the Eneco Tour leader’s jersey he surrendered to Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), riding the wave of BMC’s team time trial win on Friday back to the top of the general classification. Dennis and BMC covered the 20.9km course in a time of 23:11, six seconds faster than runner-up Etixx-QuickStep and 34 seconds faster than Tinkoff...
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Cancellara, Cummings, Fuglsang featured in latest Fancy Bears leak

The 'Fancy Bears' hacking group released another round of medical information from the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) databases on Friday, with Fabian Cancellara, Jacob Fuglsang, and Stephen Cummings the latest cyclists to become embroiled in the affair. Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins were the first cyclists to have their Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) history leaked online...
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Sagan targeting time bonuses to retake Eneco Tour lead

Despite falling out of the race lead and into fourth place after Friday's team time trial at the Eneco Tour, Peter Sagan made it clear after warming down on his trainer that he hasn't given up the fight. Sagan's Tinkoff team finished eighth in the 20.9km race against the clock, 34 seconds behind the BMC Racing team of new overall leader Rohan Dennis. The world champion is now 27...
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Wiggins to appear on British television to explain TUE controversy

Bradley Wiggins is set to appear on a British television talk show on Sunday to explain himself after he became embroiled in controversy following the leak of his medical information by the ‘Fancy Bears’ hackers. Wiggins’ history of Therapeutic Use Exemptions – permission to use ordinarily banned substances to treat illness – was published online after the hacking team...
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Boonen abandons Eneco Tour after crash on stage 4

Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) has been forced to abandon the Eneco Tour after crashing early during stage 4, from Aalter to Sint-Pieters-Leeuw in Belgium. The full extent of his injuries is not yet clear. Although Boonen was able to remount after the crash, he soon wheeled to a halt again and abandoned the race. The 35-year-old was immediately taken to hospital for further examination...
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Ellingworth highlights belief that Cavendish can win Worlds

Great Britain and Mark Cavendish will head to the World Championships men’s road race in Doha next month among the favourites, with coach Rod Ellingworth maintaining that the belief within the team will be a major factor in whether they can win. Cavendish has targeted a second rainbow jersey on the road as his last major objective for the season, and on Wednesday British Cycling...
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Peter Sagan moves closer to overall lead at Eneco Tour - News Shorts

Peter Sagan moves closer to overall lead at Eneco Tour Rohan Dennis, the current overall leader at the Eneco Tour after the first three stages, pointed to Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) as the biggest threat to his white leader's jersey after Sagan won stage 3 and crept closer to the overall lead. Sagan is now in second place, only three seconds behind the Australian. Sagan was third in...
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Cavendish opts for Tuscany and training rather than chasing WorldTour points

Mark Cavendish was a surprise late entry for the two-day Giro della Toscana and the Coppa Sabatini but the Manxman told Cyclingnews he was happy to be racing near his base in Tuscany rather than against most of his world championship rivals who are in action at the Eneco Tour. Cavendish handled the late climb in both stages with ease and finished seventh on stage 1 and then a close...
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Cavendish and Deignan spearhead Great Britain squads at Doha Worlds

Mark Cavendish will be backed by a strong Great Britain team in the elite men’s road race at this year’s World Championships in Qatar. The 2011 champion will lead the team as he hunts his second rainbow jersey on the road with Adam Blythe, Stephen Cummings, Alex Dowsett, Ian Stannard and Geraint Thomas among his support. “I’m confident about the World Championships. If I...
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Contador winning Il Lombardia would be the perfect goodbye, says Feltrin

With just a few races left before they fold, the Tinkoff Team are looking to go out with a bang rather than a whimper as they target Il Lombardia with Alberto Contador and top spot in the WorldTour rankings. Movistar lead the current WorldTour rankings with 1411 points, while Tinkoff sit in second on 1277 points. Team Sky are third with 1187 and just two WorldTour races, Eneco Tour...
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Dani King signs for Cylance Pro Cycling

In June, Wiggle High5 team manager Rochelle Gilmore told Cyclingnews that Dani King would be leaving the team after four seasons. The 25-year-old's team for 2017 has now been revealed with the Briton to join Cylance Pro Cycling. "King rode at a high level the whole season and showed her talent. Her track curriculum is great and we believe she will continue to improve with more...
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Greipel disappointed with German national selectors delay in naming team for Doha Worlds

2011 World champion bronze medallist Andre Greipel has lambasted the national German selectors ahead of the Doha Worlds which represents what is likely to be the Lotto Soudal's rider's last chance for a rainbow jersey. The sprint friendly parcours suits the characteristics of the fast man, as it does compatriot and rival Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep). The 34-year-old made the...
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Kristoff and Boasson Hagen headline Norway squad for Doha Worlds - News Shorts

Norway will field a strong team for next month's World Championships with Katusha's Alexander Kristoff and Dimension Data's national champion Edvald Boasson Hagen headlining the squad. The duo are currently racing the Eneco Tour to tune up for the Worlds. Kristoff won three stages of the Tour of Qatar in February as he finished second overall while Boasson Hagen won the time...
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Chaves and Yates brothers return to racing at Italian one-day Giro dell'Emilia and GP Bruno Beghelli races

Esteban Chaves will make his return to racing with Orica-BikeExchange following his third place finish at the Vuelta a Espana this weekend at the Italian one-day races Giro dell'Emilia and GP Bruno Beghelli. The Australian WorldTour team is also sending the Simon and Adam Yates to the 1.HC races with director sportif Dave McPartland aiming for a good result at both races. "Both...
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Millar says Wiggins' TUE drugs should be banned

Former pro David Millar told the Telegraph this week that the corticosteroid Bradley Wiggins used with a Therapeutic Use Exemption should be banned, and that he "couldn't fathom" a doctor prescribing it for a rider before competition. Speaking with the Telegraph in light of recent revelations about Wiggins' use of the drug before the 2011 and 2012 Tours de France and before the...
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Cummings abandons Giro della Toscana after crash

A crash on the descent off the first of two final climbs during the opening stage of the Giro della Toscana on Tuesday forced Dimension Data's Steve Cummings to abandon the Italian two-day race, according to a statement from the South African team. "Unfortunately on that descent Steve went over the edge, but luckily he is OK and already back with us in the hotel after being checked...
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Wiggins to come out of road retirement for Abu Dhabi Tour

The Tour of Britain wasn’t the end of the road for Bradley Wiggins after all. After seemingly retiring from professional road cycling in front of huge home crowds in London little over a week ago, the 36-year-old already has a comeback lined up after confirmination of his participation in October’s Abu Dhabi Tour. This is Wiggins’ last season and his final bows are set to...
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Abu Dhabi Tour: Van Avermaet, Nibali, Cavendish, and Viviani set to ride

Before it steps up to WorldTour level next year and moves from October to February, the Abu Dhabi Tour unveiled a second edition of the race that closely follows the formula of the first. Newly-crowned Olympic road race champion Greg van Avermaet, Giro d’Italia champion Vincenzo Nibali, four-time 2016 Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish, and Olympic omnium champion Elia...
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Quintana welcomed in Colombia after Vuelta a Espana victory

Nairo Quintana has been given a hero's welcome in Colombia after his victory at the Vuelta a Espana. The Movistar rider spoke at a press conference and then paraded through Bogota on an open-top bus. Movistar promoted the event with the #GraciasNairo hastag, with thousands of Colombians out on the streets to salute Quintana.  The 26-year-old beat Chris Froome (Team Sky) to win...
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Alaphilippe: Sagan clearly the strongest but not superhuman

Another near miss but no regrets for Julian Alaphilippe (France) after he placed second behind world champion Peter Sagan (Slovakia) in the inaugural European Championships elite men’s road race in Plumelec on Sunday. Racing on home roads, the French squad was prominent throughout the 232-kilometre race, and eventually placed three riders in the top ten, as Alaphilippe took the...
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Defending champion Tim Wellens downplaying Eneco Tour chances - News Shorts

Two time Eneco Tour Tim Wellens is aiming to make it hat-trick this week at the final stage race of the 2016 WorldTour calendar. The Lotto Soudal rider won the Tour de Pologne in July and is facing stiff competition for another WorldTour stage win this season. "I cherish the Eneco Tour very much. In 2014 this race was my first victory so that's why I'm very attached to it. This...
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World champion Sagan celebrates winning European title in Plumelec

World champion Peter Sagan continued his successful season in the rainbow stripes as the 26-year-old won the first elite European road championship in Plumelec. Sagan initially wasn't going to race the championships but following the move from Nice to Brittany with a parcours that suited him down to the ground, he proved to be the fastest finisher and was rewarded with his 11th victory...
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Porte set to make 2017 debut at Tour Down Under

After closing out his season earlier than originally planned Richie Porte (BMC Racing) is starting to plot his 2017 campaign with another assault on the Tour Down Under likely to kick-start his season. Porte, who finished fifth at the Tour de France, crashed out of the Olympics and chose to use his early end to the season to have his tonsils removed in the US. At the recent Tour...
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