Chris Froome, Romain Bardet and Alberto Contador all rode in the Tour de France and will renew hostilities in the Vuelta Britain’s Chris Froome is aiming to become just the third man to win the Vuelta a Espana in the same year as the Tour de France. The four-time Tour winner has finished runner-up three
Becky James: Re-live GB cyclist’s double world title win in 2013 Becky James said she wrestled with “post-Olympic blues” before finally deciding to quit cycling. Double world champion and Olympic silver medallist James, 25, announced her retirement on Wednesday, 17 August and plans to start a baking business. “It came about two weeks ago and
Perkins was world keirin champion in 2011 and won Olympic bronze in the individual sprint a year later Australia’s former cycling world champion Shane Perkins has been granted Russian citizenship and could compete for Russia at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Perkins switched allegiance to Russia after failing to make Australia’s track cycling team for the
Manon Carpenter was crowned world downhill mountain bike champion in 2014 Former world champion Manon Carpenter has quit downhill mountain biking at the age of 24 after becoming “more aware of the consequences of crashing”. The Welsh rider won the 2014 World Championships and World Cup series and joined the Radon team in January. “I
Samuel Sanchez was due to ride this year’s Vuelta a Espana, which starts in Nimes in France on Saturday Spain’s Samuel Sanchez has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a growth hormone and is out of this year’s Vuelta a Espana. The 39-year-old returned an adverse analytical finding of GHRP-2 in an out of
Stephen Wooldridge (second from left) won four world titles in the team pursuit Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, an Olympic and world champion, has died aged 39. Wooldridge won team pursuit gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and four world titles between 2002 and 2006. He held a number of administrative roles in the sport after
Team Sky’s Chris Froome won a fourth Tour de France in July Britain’s Chris Froome says he has “unfinished business” at the Vuelta a Espana, as he aims to win the Vuelta and Tour de France double. Froome leads a strong Team Sky line-up in the race, which begins on 19 August in Nimes, France.
Luke Rowe finished second in the 2008 European Road Race Championships Team Sky’s Luke Rowe says he “could be out for up to a year” after breaking his right leg while white-water rafting on his brother’s stag party in Prague. The Welshman has had one operation and will have another this week after fracturing his
Twenty teams have been confirmed for the 2017 race The top five ranked teams in world cycling will all be taking part in this year’s Tour of Britain. Quick-Step Floors, Team Sky, BMC Racing, Movistar Team and Orica-Scott are among 10 UCI WorldTour teams who will be racing, organisers confirmed. Britons Mark Cavendish and Geraint
Alberto Contador finished ninth in the 2017 Tour de France Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is to retire from professional cycling after the Vuelta a Espana, which starts on 19 August. The Spaniard, 34, won the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009, but he was stripped of the 2010 title for doping.