World records, cramp and crashes; Olympic velodrome’s got it all

February 18, 2012

Excited Britons Victoria Pendleton and Jessica Varnish interrupted their post-race media interviews to roar on four-times Olympic champion Chris Hoy after demolishing the women’s team sprint world record at the World Cup on Friday, one of four world-record breaking rides around the 2012 Olympics velodrome on day two of the test event’s competition.

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Tour de France 2011 – A long way to Paris

July 29, 2011

This year's riders of the Tour de France covered 3430.5 km (2131.6 miles), divided into 21 stages, according to the Tour's official website.

Serving the kangaroo, by Manuel Quinziato

By Reuters Staff
July 15, 2011

Cycling has changed a lot in the last 15 years. Once the team had just 12 riders and there was just one captain for the whole season. At almost every race all the team worked for the same guy, because the same guy could win every kind of race, from Paris Roubaix to the Tour de France. Think about Merckx, Moser, Hinault and Co.

Armstrong re-retires, says no way back this time

February 16, 2011

ARMSTRONGIt’s been a sad week in sport in some ways, with two modern greats announcing their retirements with immediate effect.

Contador provisionally suspended, cycling holds its breath

September 30, 2010

CYCLING-SAXO/CONTADORTour de France winner Alberto Contador returned an “adverse analytical finding” for clenbuterol following an analysis of a urine sample taken during an in-competition test on the second rest day of July’s race, the International Cycling Union said on Thursday. 

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Witness to a cobblestone crash

July 8, 2010

I am writing this on the road from rural eastern France at the end of the fourth stage of the month-long Tour de France. It’s hot and dusty outside with temperatures at about 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). On the backs of the motorcycles in protective gear we are suffering as we spend all day in the sun. Fortunately there has been a lot happening in these early stages of the Tour and the images have been worth it.

Armstrong makes good Tour start but what next?

July 4, 2010

“Since I started, I’ve been at the front of my sport,” Lance Armstrong told me before the start of the Tour de France.

Ice cool Contador trains sights on Armstrong

March 18, 2010

CYCLING-TOUR/It looks like Alberto Contador has learned from the master himself, with the Spaniard apparently intent on unsettling the seven-times Tour de France champion with his recent change of schedule.

Can Bradley Wiggins become Britain’s first Tour de France winner?

January 6, 2010

Can Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de France?
It’s a simple question with a reasonably simple answer – yes, well maybe. Not necessarily this year but soon, if everything goes right and he stays fit.

Five defining moments from a decade of sport

December 21, 2009

As the decade draws to a close, we pick five sporting moments which have defined the last 10 years.