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.
Tahnee Seagrave won her first ever race in Leogang earlier this year Britain’s Tahnee Seagrave won her second Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup race of the season in Canada. Having clinched her maiden win in Austria in June, the 22-year-old secured the penultimate race of the calendar at Mont-Saint-Anne. Seagrave stays third in the overall
Kennaugh won track gold at London 2012 before focusing fully on road racing Two-time British road race champion Peter Kennaugh will leave Team Sky at the end of the season to join world champion Peter Sagan at Bora-Hansgrohe. The 28-year-old Olympic gold medallist has decided to move on after several successful years at the British
Alexander Kristoff (left) held off a late charge to win the sprint on the Mall Alexander Kristoff surged clear of his rivals to win the RideLondon-Surrey Classic in a bunch sprint finish. The Norwegian kicked with 200m to go on the Mall and held off a late charge from Denmark’s Magnus Cort Nielsen in second.