ROUBAIX, France (AP) — Veteran cyclist Philippe Gilbert beat German rider Nils Politt right at the end of Sunday's Paris-Roubaix race to win it for the first time.
OUDENAARDE, Belgium (AP) — Alberto Bettiol used a solo attack to post his first professional win on Sunday in the Tour of Flanders, one of the most prestigious races of the cycling...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss soccer club Lausanne-Sport says it appointed CEO Bob Ratcliffe as president, days after club owner Ineos bought cycling's Team Sky.
21 athletes, 5 sports in focus as doping probe expands
MUNICH (AP) — As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday.
PARIS (AP) — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within...
Roglic wins Tirreno-Adriatico by 1 second from Yates
SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) — Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race by one second when he beat British rider Adam Yates in the final-stage time trial on...
Britain’s richest man becomes new sponsor of Team Sky
LONDON (AP) — Britain's richest man has bought the Team Sky cycling team, which will be renamed Team Ineos.
Jim Ratcliffe, who is the chairman of chemicals giant Ineos, is reported by the...
PARIS (AP) — Sprinters and climbers will have a chance to shine at the start of next year's Tour de France.
Race organizers have unveiled the details of the first two stages of the 2020...
USA Cycling creates fund honoring the late Kelly Catlin
Kelly Catlin carved out a legacy as an Olympic silver medal-winning cyclist, standout road racer and scholar pursing a graduate degree in computational mathematics at Stanford.
3-time world champ Sagan to start Tour of California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three-time world champion Peter Sagan and former Tour of California champion George Bennett will be at the start line when the most prestigious cycling race in the U.S. begins...
Olathe man dies in bicycle race at Cheney Reservoir
CHENEY, Kan. (AP) — Reno authorities say an Olathe man died during a cycling race at Cheney Reservoir during the weekend.
The Reno County Sheriff's office says 48-year-old William "Craig"...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in...
Mixed blessing for cycling from Pope Francis
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has praised cycling for the value it places on discipline, selflessness and courage but warned that the sport can become tainted by doping, dishonesty and...
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union suspended two Austrian riders on Tuesday because of their role in an international blood-doping ring.
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian cyclist Georg Preidler has admitted to blood doping linked to a case in which five skiers were arrested, his professional team Groupama-FDJ said Monday.
VIENNA (AP) — The blood doping case which started with police raids at the Nordic skiing world championships four days ago spread to cycling on Sunday.
Bicyclists are placing a sharp focus on health
ENID, Okla. (AP) — When DeWayne Boese began bicycling in 2013, he was diabetic and needed to find a way to lose weight and keep it off, he said.
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VF Corporation sponsors Colorado Classic bike race
DENVER (AP) — The VF Corporation will become a title sponsor of the women-only Colorado Classic bike race scheduled for Aug. 22-25.
The Colorado Sun reported Wednesday that the outdoor...
Former cyclist Floyd Landis to open cafe and hemp store
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Former professional cyclist Floyd Landis has announced plans to open a bicycle showroom and coffee shop that will sell hemp products in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
UCI gives cyclocross world championship to Arkansas for 2022
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The cyclocross world championships are coming to Arkansas in 2022, marking only the second time the winter-season off-road racing title will be decided on American soil.
The UCI, cycling's global governing body, awarded worlds to Fayetteville and set a date of Jan. 29-30, 2022. The announcement was made in Denmark at the site of this year's championships.
Tour of California to take riders higher, farther than ever
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The most prestigious road cycling race in the U.S. will take riders farther than ever before after the Tour of California revealed the full route for this year's edition on Thursday.
The seven-stage men's race, which begins May 12 in Sacramento, will cover 773 miles and gain more than 68,000 feet in elevation. More than half the stages will cover at least 120 miles, and the sixth stage could produce the overall winner when riders reach the popular summit of Mt. Baldy.
South Africa’s Daryl Impey wins Tour Down Under
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — South Africa's Daryl Impey became the first man to post back-to-back wins in the Tour Down Under, the opening race of cycling's World Tour, when he edged Australia's Richie Porte Sunday who finished second for the fourth time.
Ex-British cycling doc faces hearing over testosterone order
LONDON (AP) — The former doctor of Team Sky and British Cycling will face a medical hearing on allegations he covered up an order of testosterone which was intended to help an athlete.
Richard Freeman's actions have been at the center of a British parliamentary investigation into doping in sport and he is now accused by the General Medical Council of getting 30 sachets of Testogel "to administer to an athlete to improve their athletic performance."
Caleb Ewan wins Down Under Classic
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Australian star Caleb Ewan avoided a crash on the final lap to win the Down Under Classic on Sunday, the criterium prelude to the Tour Down Under which is the first race of the year on cycling's World Tour.
Ewan, who won the full Tour Down Under last year, crossed the finish line in downtown Adelaide just over a bike length ahead of three-time world champion Peter Sagan after 30 laps of a 1.7km circuit.
Sagan won the 50km criterium in 2018 while Ewen was third.
Keegan Swirbul lands spot on Floyd Landis’ cycling team
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Not long after Keegan Swirbul wrapped up what was arguably the best performance of his professional career, taking seventh in the general classification at the 2018 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah in August, he had a bombshell dropped on him.
His team of the past two seasons, Jelly Belly-Maxxis, wasn't going to exist in 2019. And a cyclist without a team is more or less a cyclist without a job.
In shaming 90-year-old rider, anti-doping earns a black eye
With each pedal-stroke of his 80- and now 90-year-old legs, Carl Grove sought to show his fellow Americans that old age can be rich and rewarding.
USA Cycling hires New Balance boss DeMartini as its CEO
The past two leaders of USA Cycling participated at the sport's highest level, one of them racing in the prestigious Paris-Roubaix and the other winning a masters world championship.
Rob DeMartini prepared for the job in the offices and board rooms of Proctor & Gamble.
Thomas, Froome target Tour de France in 2019
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, the current and former Tour de France champions, are planning to compete in the 2019 edition of the race in what could be Team Sky's final bid for cycling's biggest prize.
Froome will not defend his Giro d'Italia title as targets a record-tying fifth win in the Tour, while Thomas is bidding for back-to-back victories.
Southgate, Kane on Queen’s list for honors after WCup run
LONDON (AP) — England coach Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane have been rewarded in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year honors list on the back of the team's surprise run to the World Cup semifinals.
Away from soccer, Geraint Thomas, who won cycling's Tour de France in July and was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year earlier this month, gets an OBE, while former England cricket captain Alastair Cook and ex-England rugby skipper Bill Beaumont received knighthoods.
Team Sky future in doubt after owner withdraws from cycling
LONDON (AP) — The future of the most successful cycling team of the last decade was put in doubt Wednesday when Sky announced its withdrawal from the sport following the European pay TV giant's takeover by American company Comcast.
Team Sky, which had a rider win the Tour de France this year for the sixth time in seven races, will require new ownership if it is to continue competing — under a new name — from 2020.
Cyclist Cardoso banned 4 years for doping before 2017 Tour
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union says it imposed a four-year ban on Portuguese rider Andre Cardoso for doping with EPO ahead of the 2017 Tour de France.
The UCI says its anti-doping tribunal gave its verdict, in a case opened almost 17 months ago.
Cardoso tested positive for the endurance boosting hormone two weeks before the Tour.
Pro riders union upset by doping control during cycling gala
PARIS (AP) — The professional cyclists' union is urging anti-doping authorities to treat athletes in a more respectful manner after a Belgian rider was forced to leave a cycling gala to follow anti-doping inspectors for an out-of-competition test.
Pieter Serry, who rides for the Quick Step team, missed the Gala of the Flandrien on Tuesday after doping inspectors came to the ceremony to take samples.
2019 Tour de France celebrates century of yellow jerseys
PARIS (AP) — Next year's Tour de France will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the showcase race's iconic yellow jersey.
With France emerging from the carnage of World War I, the Tour offered its beacon of hope to the war-ravaged nation. In 1919, the race leader's yellow jersey — which has become cycling's most iconic symbol — was introduced.
Former Armstrong team manager gets lifetime ban from cycling
Lance Armstrong's former team manager has been given a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping program that helped Armstrong win the Tour de France seven times.
Johan Bruyneel had been serving a 10-year ban. In a letter posted on social media Wednesday, Bruyneel announced the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport had extended the ban for life.
CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall to leave USA Cycling at year’s end
USA Cycling is once again on the hunt for another chief executive.
Member of US cycling team found after going missing in Spain
MADRID (AP) — American cycling team Trek-Segafredo says one of its members has been taken to a hospital after going missing for several hours in northeastern Spain.
The team says director Steven De Jongh was "conscious" after being found by authorities on Monday. It did not immediately give any other details.
Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France trophy stolen at cycling show
PARIS (AP) — Team Sky says the Tour de France trophy won by Geraint Thomas has been stolen from a cycling show in Britain.
The team says police are investigating after the trophy disappeared during an event in Birmingham, where Team Sky displayed the three Grand Tour trophies won by its riders.
In addition to this year's Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, a rider for Sky also claimed the 2017 Spanish Vuelta title.
Cycling shops see big increases in business
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Five years after it began beefing up its bicycling infrastructure, Killington Ski Resort is seeing a boom in the number of cyclists visiting its trails, and it's affecting the surrounding area.
At the end of last year's cycling season, the mountain saw 23,000 bikers on its trails. With three weeks left to go in this year's season, it's already seen 30,000, said Ben Colona, mountain bike program manager at Killington.
Wisconsin park hosts cycling competition
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — While the leaves change colors and the air becomes crisp throughout Wisconsin, hundreds of youth at a time are leaving tread marks on nature trails across the state. It's cycling season for the Wisconsin High School Cycling League.
State competitors from grades 6-12 recently christened the twists and turns of paths at Lowes Creek County Park for the first ever mountain bike race the organization has hosted in Eau Claire.
Dubuque cycling group takes free meals to people in need
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Melinda Vize carefully placed the box in a two-wheeled bicycle trailer. Intended for children, the trailer instead safeguarded carefully wrapped burritos and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
While Vize packed the food and prepared her bicycle, another member of Urban Bicycle Food Mission Dubuque handed burritos and cookies to a group of seven men waiting outside Dubuque Rescue Mission.
Circling around: Floyd Landis starting own cycling team
Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team.
The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong's cheating says he's building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out of Canada.
He says this is his way of trying to rebuild trust inside a cycling community that has viewed him skeptically since he lied about taking performance enhancers in a much-publicized hearing in 2007.
Anna van der Breggen takes world title after 40K solo ride
INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Anna van der Breggen used a majestic solo ride to give the Netherlands a sweep of the women's elite world road cycling titles for a second straight year on Saturday.
When the highly favored Dutch team had no one left in the leading group for the final 50 kilometers of the road race, the Olympic champion stepped up to the challenge.
Dirty Kanza bike race sold to Minnesota company
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — The founder of a popular gravel bicycle race in Kansas says the race has been sold to a Minnesota company.
Dirty Kanza co-founder Jim Cummins announced that the event, which begins and ends in Emporia, will be owned by Life Time Fitness, based in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The company operates athletic resort destinations and athletic events across the country, including other cycling events.
Cummins said he and the current operating board will continue to lead the race.
With Yates’ win at Vuelta, British domination is complete
PARIS (AP) — When Lance Armstrong won the last of his seven Tour de France titles back in 2005, there was not a single British rider on the starting line. The face of cycling has dramatically changed since, with Armstrong erased from the records books for doping and British cycling now ruling the Grands Tours.
After breaking his neck, cyclist had something to prove
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Brad Campbell, a mild-mannered public relations executive from Fairview, has always had an epic adventurous side — at least in the back of his mind.
Grand Tour sweep for Britain as Yates wins Spanish Vuelta
MADRID (AP) — Simon Yates won his first Grand Tour title after a largely ceremonial ride into Madrid in the final stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, giving British riders a sweep of the season's three biggest races.
The 26-year-old Englishman was dominant throughout the three-week race across Spain, thriving on the toughest climbs and the flattest routes to secure the victory after a last stage in which riders didn't attack the leaders under cycling tradition.
Paralyzed Olympic champion Vogel wants to keep cycling link
BERLIN (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Kristina Vogel says she wants to keep her job as a rider representative to the International Cycling Union despite a training crash that has left her paralyzed.
Vogel suffered a severe spinal injury after crashing on a concrete track following a high-speed collision while training in Germany in June. She says she will take time "to get to know step by step what I can and can't do" in the future.
Belarusian rider Siutsou suspended after failing doping test
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union has suspended Belarusian rider Kanstantsin Siutsou after he failed a doping test.
Siutsou joined the Bahrain-Merida team last year and won the Tour of Croatia in April. He planned to race in the Giro d'Italia in May but withdrew after fracturing a bone in his neck during training.
The UCI says the 36-year-old Siutsou tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO on July 31 and has been suspended pending a full hearing.