Anti-fracking campaigners say there will be protests against chemicals firm Ineos’ takeover of Team Sky at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire. Team Sky announced on Tuesday it will become Team Ineos from 1 May, with the new team’s launch at the first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire on 2 May. Ineos, owned by Britain’s
The deal turning Team Sky into Team Ineos provides “an impenetrable wall of money” which could turn fans away from the sport, says EF Education First Pro Cycling manager Jonathan Vaughters. On Tuesday UK chemicals firm Ineos was confirmed as the new sponsor of the team led by Sir Dave Brailsford. Ineos, owned by Britain’s
Britain’s Adam Yates missed out on the Tirreno-Adriatico title by one second as Primoz Roglic claimed the overall win after the stage-seven time trial. Mitchelton-Scott rider Yates, 26, held a 25-second lead going into the final day but Roglic came 11th in the time trial, with Yates finishing 48th, 26 seconds behind the Slovenian. “There
Team Sky have officially become Team Ineos to reflect their new sponsor, a chemicals firm owned by Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Broadcaster Sky said in December it would end its decade-long commitment at the end of 2019, during which time the team Sky have won eight Grand Tours. Ratcliffe is worth £21bn and
Britain’s Adam Yates retained his lead of the Tirreno-Adriatico going into the final day as Julian Alaphilippe won the sixth stage. Yates maintained his 25-second lead over Primoz Roglic with Alaphilippe earning a shock second stage win of the race in a sprint finish. Tuesday’s final stage is a flat 10km time trial in Italy
Team Sky are set to announce a new sponsor – owned by Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe. The broadcaster said in December that it would end its decade-long commitment at the end of 2019, during which time Team Sky have won eight Grand Tours. The team will be renamed Team Ineos – after the
Britain’s Para-cyclists won two golds on the final day of the Para-cycling Track World Championships, to claim their greatest ever total of 20 medals. On the final day, Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott won their second gold of the event, in the WB sprint final. Defending champions Neil Fachie and pilot Matt Rotherham won
Briton Adam Yates stretched his Tirreno-Adriatico lead as Jakob Fuglsang won the fifth stage. Mitchelton-Scott’s Yates finished 40 seconds behind Astana rider Fuglsang on the 180km hilly stage to Recanati. But the 26-year-old added 16 seconds to his overall lead and now holds a 25-second advantage over Primoz Roglic, who finished third on Sunday. Dane
Sarah Storey has regained the world championship title in the WC5 3km individual pursuit at the Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. The 14-time Paralympic champion won the race at 1.5km when she caught opponent Anna Harkowska of Poland. It was her first track cycling title since the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, where she
Geraint Thomas has withdrawn from the Tirreno-Adriatico during Saturday’s fourth stage with “stomach issues”. The Team Sky rider, who became the third Briton to win the Tour de France in July, was 133km into the 221km stage in Italy when he pulled out. Thomas, 32, began the day 38 places behind overall leader Adam Yates.
Tandem pair Lora Fachie and Corrine Hall dug deep to claim 3km pursuit bronze for Britain at the Para-cycling Track World Championships. The defending champions had finished third after the morning qualification session in Apeldoorn behind pairs from New Zealand and Belgium. But they fought hard against Ireland’s Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal to win
Britain’s Adam Yates retained the overall lead at Tirreno-Adriatico after stage three, which was won by Italy’s Elia Viviani in a sprint finish. Viviani held off former world champion Peter Sagan and Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria in a technical finish in Foligno, Italy. His Deceuninck-Quick Step team have now claimed 17 victories this season. Mitchelton-Scott rider
Former Great Britain cyclist Jess Varnish has appealed against a ruling that saw her lose a landmark employment tribunal. The 28-year-old failed to prove she was an employee or worker of British Cycling and UK Sport in January. It meant Varnish was unable to sue for wrongful dismissal and sexual discrimination after being dropped by
Britain’s Jody Cundy, Kadeena Cox and Katie Toft claimed gold on the opening day of the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in the Netherlands. Cundy, 40, won his 11th 1km time trial world title, keeping an unbeaten record stretching back to his 2006 debut. Cox, 28, marked her return to major international competition with victory
Britain’s Simon Yates won his first ever time trial on stage five of Paris-Nice moments after twin brother Adam moved into the race lead on stage two of Tirreno-Adriatico. Simon, 26, completed the 25.5km course in Barbentane, France in 30 minutes 26 seconds, beating Germany’s Nils Politt by seven seconds. “It’s really unexpected,” he said.
British BMX rider Beth Shriever says it is “worrying” she needs to crowdfund £50,000 in a bid to compete at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The 19-year-old from Essex does not receive funding from UK Sport. “My rivals who are all around the world are doing this full time and are funded, so I’m the
Paralympic champion Jody Cundy has criticised the failure of the UCI to live stream the Para-cycling Track World Championships. The event, which starts on Thursday, is being held in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn, which hosted last year’s Track World Championships. The 2015 Para-cycling Worlds, which were streamed, were also held there. “I still can’t
Media playback is not supported on this device Two riders suffered a high-speed crash on the opening stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday after a pedestrian walked into their path. Oscar Gatto and Rafal Majka, both of the Bora-Hansgrohe team, collided with the man as he crossed the road during the 21.5km team time trial.