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  • Chris Froome's coach blames media for salbutamol case backlash
    Posted on 23rd June 2018 at 12:26 am

    Chris Froome's coach, Tim Kerrison, has blamed the media for the growing backlash over the Briton's Adverse Analytical Finding (AFF) for salbutamol, saying that his case has been sensationalised, mainly by the French press, ahead of the Tour de France that is set to begin on July 7 in the Vendée region. "If things are presented in a way that incites or sensationalises, or fuels anger or […]

  • McCabe ready for US criterium defence in Knoxville
    Posted on 22nd June 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Travis McCabe (UnitedHealthcare) is ready to defend his 2017 criterium title at the USA Cycling Pro Road Championships Friday night in Knoxville on a brand-new course, and in the first year that the federation has combined the discipline with the road race and time trial championships. McCabe won his title last year in Louisville, Kentucky, when the criterium was a separate event with the […]

  • Boasson Hagen wins Norwegian TT championship – News Shorts
    Posted on 22nd June 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Dimension Data's Edvald Boasson Hagen won the Norwegian time trial championships on Thursday. It was Boasson Hagen's fourth national TT title in a row, beating Uno-X's Andreas Leknessund by just seven seconds, and Team Joker Icopal's Kristoffer Skjerping by 1:09. The 31-year-old Norwegian will now wear the iconic national jersey at the Tour de France, starting on July 7, and will be hoping to […]

  • UCI announce 2019 Women's WorldTour calendar
    Posted on 22nd June 2018 at 1:20 pm

    The UCI's Management Committee announced the 23 events that make up the 2019 Women's WorldTour on Friday. The committee met in Arzon, France, from June 19 to 21, to deliberate on the Agenda 2022 and its role in bringing gender equality to women's professional cycling, where they also validated the events for world-class series next season. “The 2019 calendar for the UCI Women’s […]

  • Winning one Tour de France stage will liberate Gaviria, says Steels
    Posted on 22nd June 2018 at 11:00 am

    Win one and the rest will follow. That is the mantra Tom Steels has for Quick-Step Floors’ Tour de France debutant sprinter, Fernando Gaviria. The Colombian heads towards July’s main event with some large shoes to fill after the team’s former lead sprinter, Marcel Kittel, won five stages in 2017. However, Steels has stressed that Gaviria must remain cool under pressure and […]

  • Tour de France route preview – Podcast
    Posted on 22nd June 2018 at 9:40 am

    With the Tour de France on the horizon and a volley of teams starting to announce their eight-man rosters for the race, Cyclingnews sits down with EF Education First-Drapac  p/b Cannondale’s Tom Southam to analyse and pick apart the race route. The profile of this year’s Tour can be neatly divided into two halves with the first portion dominated by sprints, crosswinds, cobbles […]

  • Van der Breggen extends with Boels Dolmans until 2020
    Posted on 22nd June 2018 at 8:20 am

    Anna van der Breggen has extended her contract with the Boels Dolmans for a further two years, bringing her current deal up to 2020. "I’m happy to have re-signed with Boels-Dolmans,” Van der Breggen said in a team press release. “The team, its staff and dedicated sponsors are a tremendous support in letting us achieve the absolute maximum result. I feel at home with […]

  • Neben taps fountain of youth at US Pro Championships
    Posted on 22nd June 2018 at 12:58 am

    At 43 years old, Amber Neben (PX4 Sports) shows no signs of slowing down. The former time trial world champion added her third US pro time trial title on Thursday on a 22.5km course outside of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, beating much younger riders on her way to defending her 2017 stars-and-stripes jersey. "It's so special," Neben told Cyclingnews after the podium ceremony. "I'm just so in awe with […]

  • UCI set to ban Tramadol in competition from 2019
    Posted on 21st June 2018 at 7:20 pm

    The UCI has committed to banning the use of Tramadol in competition beginning on January 1, 2019, citing health reasons as its main concern over the synthetic opioid painkiller. In addition, testing will be carried out to detect possible adrenal insufficiency, and glucocorticoids must be declared by the team doctors and lead to time off competition. Tramadol is not currently on the […]

  • UCI President Lappartient commits to gender equality in Agenda 2022
    Posted on 21st June 2018 at 7:03 pm

    The UCI's Management Committee has approved the Agenda 2022 that includes a number of important structural initiatives concerning the sport governing body's future role in gender equality with in the sport. In the agenda, the UCI promises to soon enforce a strict Code of Conduct to be signed by all employees of UCI Women's Teams, which aims to raise awareness of harassment. It will also develop […]

  • Greipel, De Gendt spearhead Lotto Soudal's Tour de France team
    Posted on 21st June 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Lotto Soudal will head into the Tour de France with a team dedicated to winning stages. Spearheaded by veteran sprinter Andre Greipel and breakaway specialists Thomas de Gendt, the eight-man squad also includes one-day revelation Tiesj Benoot. As already announced, there is no place for Adam Hansen, who completed his 20th straight Grand Tour recently at the Giro d'Italia. Jasper De Buyst, Jens […]

  • Team Sky: Hinault's comments on Froome salbutamol case are 'irresponsible and ill-informed'
    Posted on 21st June 2018 at 11:08 am

    Team Sky have issued a statement in response to Bernard Hinault’s call for the Tour de France peloton to go on strike if Chris Froome participates in this year’s Grande Boucle, which gets underway on July 7. Froome returned a positive test for salbutamol en route to victory at last year’s Vuelta a España, news of which was leaked in December of last year. As salbutamol […]

  • Ewan misses out as Mitchelton-Scott back Adam Yates for Tour de France
    Posted on 21st June 2018 at 9:21 am

    Mitchelton-Scott sprinter Caleb Ewan will miss out on a place in the squad for this summer's Tour de France after the team changed its focus to concentrate entirely on the general classification with climber Adam Yates. Ewan was considered a shoo-in for a place in the eight-man squad, and was expected to share leadership status with Yates. But team management have decided to build the squad […]

  • Grivko becomes new Ukrainian time trial champion – News Shorts
    Posted on 21st June 2018 at 6:27 am

    Astana's Andriy Grivko became the 2018 Ukrainian national time trial champion on Wednesday, winning the 40km test against the clock in Bohuslav. Grivko, 34, who won a stage and the overall title at the 2016 La Méditerranéenne stage race, took both the Ukrainian time trial and road race titles in 2012, and now has the possibility of again doing the national double. The Ukrainian […]

  • USA Cycling Pro Time Trial Championships - Start times
    Posted on 21st June 2018 at 5:51 am

    The USA Cycling Pro Time Trial Championships kick off Thursday in Knoxville, Tennessee, with the individual time trial. Defending champions Amber Neben (PX4Sports) and Joey Rosskopf (BMC) will be the last riders off the starting ramps in their respective categories. The first rider off in the women's category in Alexandra Hammouri at 9:15 a.m. local time, and as the defending champion, Neben […]

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