Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says UCI president David Lappartient needs to learn what his “responsibilities” are, while accusing the Frenchman of having a “nationalistic view.” Lappartient told BBC Sport this week Team Sky’s wealth allowed them to fight Chris Froome’s asthma drug case in a way other teams could not have done. Cycling’s
World champion Peter Sagan won stage two of the Tour de France to take the overall race lead. The Slovak surged past French hope Arnaud Demare on the slight incline to the finish and held off the fast-finishing Italian Sonny Colbrelli. Sagan takes the yellow jersey from stage-one winner Fernando Gaviria, who was unable to
Geraint Thomas believes Team Sky are in good shape despite defending champion Chris Froome crashing during the opening stage of the Tour de France. Froome, who remounted to finish after careering into a field, is 61 seconds behind stage winner Fernando Gaviria. Welshman Thomas, who is the leading Team Sky rider at 10 seconds behind
Britain’s Chris Froome crashed during the opening stage of the Tour de France as his quest to win a record-equalling fifth title began with a scare. The defending champion careered off the road on a left-hand bend in the closing stages but was quickly back racing. Froome is 61 seconds behind stage winner Fernando Gaviria
There will be just four African cyclists starting at this year’s Tour de France. Africa’s Team Dimension Data made their Tour debut in 2015 and have two; South Africans Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Jay Thomson. It’s the fewest amount of African riders since 2014. For more African sport videos, go to BBC Sport Africa.
Team Sky’s wealth allowed them to fight Chris Froome’s asthma drug case in a way other teams could not have done, says UCI president David Lappartient. Cycling’s governing body dropped proceedings against Froome following a nine-month investigation on Monday. He had been under scrutiny for having more than the allowed level of legal asthma drug
Tour de France, 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. Radio 5 live coverage on Sports Extra and/or website on every stage Mark Cavendish is “looking at getting closer to that record of Eddy Merckx” when the 105th Tour de France begins on Saturday. The Team Dimension Data
Tour de France, 7-29 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. Commentary on Radio 5 live sports extra and website of every stage from 14:30 BST. Britain’s four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome was jeered by crowds at a presentation event for the 2018 edition of the race.
Tour de France, 7-29 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. Commentary on Radio 5 live sports extra and website of every stage from 14:30 BST. The build-up to this year’s Tour de France has been a bit like the hokey-cokey for defending champion Chris Froome. The Briton has
A cycling governing body and organiser have been of cleared of failing to supervise a race in which a spectator died. Judith Garrett, 29, died after being hit by a bike at Tan y Craig Farm near Llangollen, Denbighshire, in August 2014. The event organiser, Michael Marsden, 41, from Lancaster, and British Cycling had denied
Four-time winner Chris Froome should be allowed to compete at the Tour de France without the threat of violence, says UCI president David Lappartient. Froome is expecting “confrontation out on the road” at this year’s Tour, which starts on Saturday, despite his anti-doping case being dropped. The Briton, 33, was under investigation by cycling’s world
Team Sky have taken the unprecedented step of releasing a cache of data to BBC Sport detailing Chris Froome’s diet, power output and heart-rate from the Briton’s victory in May’s Giro d’Italia. On Monday, an anti-doping case against Froome was dropped by the UCI, cycling’s world governing body, following an investigation after more than the
Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton has announced she and her husband are separating. Ms Pendleton, 37, who has also competed on Strictly Come Dancing, said she was “very sad” that she and Scott Gardner “have grown apart”. The couple married in September 2013, five years after they got together during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Glasgow is to host the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series next year. The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will host the second round of the 2019-20 series from 8-10 November as part of the qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. “We’re delighted to be staging another UCI Track Cycling World Cup in this country,”
Chris Froome says he is expecting “confrontation out on the road” at this year’s Tour de France, despite his anti-doping case being dropped. The four-time Tour winner, 33, was under investigation after more than the allowed level of legal asthma drug salbutamol was found in his urine. Cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, closed proceedings
Chris Froome’s anti-doping case has been dropped by cycling’s world governing body. The four-time Tour de France winner was investigated by the UCI after double the allowed level of legal asthma drug Salbutamol was found in his urine during his 2017 Vuelta a Espana win. World cycling’s governing body says closing the case was “based
Commonwealth Games silver medallist John Archibald believes another medal at August’s European Championships is a realistic goal. The 27-year-old cyclist finished second in the 4,000m individual pursuit in the Gold Coast earlier this year. And Archibald is hoping for selection to Great Britain’s track team, with the Europeans being held in Glasgow. “For me, it
Jess Roberts and Connor Swift have won the women’s and men’s road races at the British National Championships. Roberts, 19, held off Dani Rowe to finish just 1.5 seconds ahead of the Olympic gold medallist, with Ellie Dickinson in third. In the men’s race, Swift, 22, competing against a strong field including Mark Cavendish and