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12/15/2017 01:04 PM
Former UCI president Pat McQuaid: ‘Hard to see how Sky can come out of this with any credibility’

Pat McQuaid told the BBC that he thinks Chris Froome's adverse analytical finding for salbutamol at the Vuelta a España is a 'disaster' for cycling

Pat McQuaid.
Pat McQuaid told the BBC that he thinks Chris Froome's adverse analytical finding for salbutamol at the Vuelta a España is a 'disaster' for cycling

12/15/2017 11:30 AM
Detraining: The truth about losing fitness

The fitness mantra, you must ‘use it or lose it!' might be a bit of a cliché, but it turns out that this saying perfectly sums up one of the key principles of fitness and exercise - reversibility. At a time of year when it's tempting to leave the bike in the shed, it's even more important to maintain fitness

What really happens to your cycling fitness if you're forced to take an extended break from the saddle? Physiologist Andrew Hamilton explains the consequences of the time off the bike

12/15/2017 07:07 AM
‘Lance Armstrong’s invitation to the Tour of Flanders is absolutely reprehensible’

The news that Lance Armstrong has been invited to speak at an event before the 2018 Tour of Flanders has been met with criticism

Lance Armstrong speaks at a press conference.

The news that Lance Armstrong has been invited to speak at an event before the 2018 Tour of Flanders has been met with criticism

12/15/2017 06:45 AM
Tweets of the week: Peter Sagan, Mark Cavendish, Philippe Gilbert and more

The best tweets from around the world of cycling this week

The best tweets from around the world of cycling this week

12/15/2017 05:38 AM
Adam Yates will lead Mitchelton-Scott team at 2018 Tour de France; Simon Yates to Giro and Vuelta

Yates brothers will divide Grand Tour leadership duties, with Adam Yates riding in the Tour de France and Simon Yates tackling the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España with team-mate Esteban Chaves

The Yates brothers cross the line together on stage 15 of the Vuelta a España
Yates brothers will divide Grand Tour leadership duties, with Adam Yates riding in the Tour de France and Simon Yates tackling the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España with team-mate Esteban Chaves

12/15/2017 04:55 AM
Aqua Blue Sport awarded Professional Continental licence for 2018 season

Irish team Aqua Blue Sport are final Professional Continental squad to receive licence for the 2018 season, bringing the total to 27 squads in the UCI's second tier

Aqua Blue Sport

Irish team Aqua Blue Sport are final Professional Continental squad to receive licence for the 2018 season, bringing the total to 27 squads in the UCI's second tier

12/14/2017 01:00 PM
Tour of Flanders organiser invites Lance Armstrong to speak at pre-race event

The disgraced former rider will speak at the inaugural Tour of Flanders Business Academy

Lance Armstrong
Disgraced former rider Lance Armstrong will speak at the inaugural Tour of Flanders Business Academy

12/14/2017 10:00 AM
Katie Archibald column: What’s in a name?

“All are in contention for an Olympic spot. Can you imagine what our training sessions are like? It should be cheating to have training partners this good”

Katie Archibald.
“All are in contention for an Olympic spot. Can you imagine what our training sessions are like? It should be cheating to have training partners this good”

12/14/2017 09:22 AM
Tanja Erath wins pro contract with Canyon-SRAM after impressive Zwift performance

Former triathlete Tanja Erath focussed on cycling after an injury meant she could no longer run, now she's landed herself a ride with the Canyon-SRAM women's team for 2018

Tanja Erath.
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12/14/2017 06:28 AM
Tony Martin ‘totally angry’ at ‘double standards’ in Chris Froome salbutamol case

German Katusha-Alpecin pro rider Tony Martin says that the way in which Chris Froome's Vuelta a España adverse analytical finding has been dealt with is 'unprofessional and unfair'

Tony Martin, Tour of Britain 2017, stage four.
German Katusha-Alpecin pro rider Tony Martin says that the way in which Chris Froome's Vuelta a España adverse analytical finding has been dealt with is 'unprofessional and unfair'

12/14/2017 06:15 AM
Nicola Ruffoni banned for four years after testing positive for growth hormone

Italian rider Nicola Ruffoni failed test for growth hormone on the eve of the 2017 Giro d'Italia, and has been handed a four-year suspension

Nicola Ruffoni.
Italian rider Nicola Ruffoni failed test for growth hormone on the eve of the 2017 Giro d'Italia, and has been handed a four-year suspension

12/14/2017 05:47 AM
British National Track Championships ‘key marker’ for international competitions, says BC performance director

The HSBC UK | National Track Championships will take place at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, Manchester, from January 26-28

National Track Championships - Stephen Park
The HSBC UK | National Track Championships will take place at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, Manchester, from January 26-28

12/14/2017 05:32 AM
Stig Broeckx continues remarkable recovery from life-threatening crash injuries

Belgian journalist posts video footage of Stig Broeckx walking as he continues his recovery from head injuries sustained in a crash at the Tour of Belgium in May 2016

Stig Broeckx at the 2015 Giro d'Italia
Belgian journalist posts video footage of Stig Broeckx walking as he continues his recovery from head injuries sustained in a crash at the Tour of Belgium in May 2016

12/14/2017 05:00 AM
Quiz: Star Wars or cycling – who said it?

Grab your blaster and get on your bike for the best, and probably only, Star Wars/cycling themed quiz you've ever done

Grab your blaster and get on your bike for the best, and probably only, Star Wars/cycling themed quiz you've ever done

12/13/2017 12:17 PM
Vincenzo Nibali says Chris Froome’s salbutamol test result is ‘not a great day for cycling’

Vuelta a España runner-up Vincenzo Nibali comments on the news that Chris Froome had higher-than-permitted levels of salbutamol in an anti-doping sample taken during the race

Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali during the 2017 Vuelta a España
Vuelta a España runner-up Vincenzo Nibali comments on the news that Chris Froome had higher-than-permitted levels of salbutamol in an anti-doping sample taken during the race

12/13/2017 08:07 AM
Everything you need to know about Chris Froome’s salbutamol case

We explain the main factors in Chris Froome's adverse analytical finding for salbutamol at the 2017 Vuelta a España, and what could happen in the case going forward

Chris Froome in the leader's red jersey at the Vuelta a España
We explain the main factors in Chris Froome's adverse analytical finding for salbutamol at the 2017 Vuelta a España, and what could happen in the case going forward

12/13/2017 04:00 AM
The truth about cycling and asthma

The use of asthma medication by professional cyclists is a controversial one, thrust into the limelight again as Chris Froome was found to have higher-than-permitted levels of salbutamol in a sample taken during the 2017 Vuelta a España. David Bradford hunts for the truth about the prevalence, effects and treatment of asthma among cyclists

The use of asthma medication by professional cyclists is a controversial one, thrust into the limelight again as Chris Froome was found to have higher-than-permitted levels of salbutamol in a sample taken during the 2017 Vuelta a España

12/12/2017 12:09 PM
Man who rammed into ex-girlfriend with his bike is facing jail sentence

Paul Gallon rode 'at speed' on his bicycle into former girlfriend and her new boyfriend in Whitley Bay causing serious injuries

Paul Gallon rode 'at speed' on his bicycle into former girlfriend and her new boyfriend in Whitley Bay causing serious injuries

12/12/2017 09:40 AM
Which is faster – climbing in or out of the saddle?

We performed a basic experiment to see if there is a significant aerodynamic difference between climbing in and out of the saddle

We performed a basic experiment to see if there is a significant aerodynamic difference between climbing in and out of the saddle

12/12/2017 05:52 AM
Bergen World Championships organisers still working to minimise financial losses

Bergen 2017, Norwegian Cycling Federation and UCI are working together to "minimise any negative impact on all creditors" after 2017 World Championships incurred financial loss

2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway
Bergen 2017, Norwegian Cycling Federation and UCI are working together to "minimise any negative impact on all creditors" after 2017 World Championships incurred financial loss