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BBC Sport | Other Sports | Cycling | UK Edition

The latest BBC Cycling news plus comment, analysis, results, cycling tips and tactics along with video and audio.

04/17/2012 10:35 AM
GB success will continue - Clancy
Ed Clancy believes GB cyclists will deliver Olympic success even if performance director Dave Brailsford leaves his role.
04/17/2012 10:52 AM
Chris Hoy learned on girl's bike
Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy's first bicycle was a girl's bike the Olympic gold medallist's mother reveals.
04/12/2012 04:41 AM
Brailsford ponders sprint options
British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford refuses to reveal his sprint selection strategy for Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny.
04/12/2012 05:14 AM
Hoy takes audacious keirin gold
Sir Chris Hoy concludes the World Track Cycling in Melbourne with a stunning ride to win the men's keirin gold medal.
04/08/2012 07:32 AM
Thomas should snub Games - coach
British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton says Geraint Thomas should race in the Tour de France instead of going for a second Olympic gold.
04/10/2012 06:15 AM
Boonen wins Paris-Roubaix classic
Belgian Tom Boonen becomes only the second rider to win the Paris-Roubaix classic for the fourth time.
04/07/2012 03:36 PM
Bemused Hoy admits lack of desire
Sir Chris Hoy tells BBC Sport he "wasn't as up for it" as much as earlier in the year after finishing behind Jason Kenny in the World Track Cycling sprint in Melbourne.
04/07/2012 09:13 AM
Trott wins gold as Kenny pips Hoy
Laura Trott wins omnium gold for Britain as Jason Kenny beats Sir Chris Hoy on his way to sprint silver at the World Track Cycling.
04/06/2012 11:51 AM
Wounded Pendleton wins world gold
Track cyclist Victoria Pendleton overcomes a bruising collision with Australia's Anna Meares to win world sprint gold in Melbourne.
04/08/2012 04:13 AM
Year ban hurt me - champion Bauge
Gregory Bauge, who beat Jason Kenny to track cycling's sprint world title in Melbourne, says the fallout from his year-long ban still 'hurts'.
04/06/2012 06:06 AM
Boardman to quit GB team position
Chris Boardman tells the BBC he will end his nine-year association with British Cycling after London 2012.
04/05/2012 10:19 AM
GB women smash pursuit world record
Joanna Rowsell, Dani King and Laura Trott follow their male counterparts in defeating Australia for world team pursuit gold.
04/05/2012 05:53 AM
Hoy still searching for answers
Sir Chris Hoy tells BBC Sport winning three titles at London 2012 is a 'different challenge' to Beijing 2008 and drives him on
04/05/2012 04:28 AM
Bring on the Olympics - Thomas
Geraint Thomas writes for BBC Sport after beating Australia to team pursuit gold in Melbourne thriller
04/04/2012 11:40 AM
GB take superb team pursuit gold
Britain's team pursuit men win a spectacular gold at the World Track Championships as they beat Australia with a world record.

News – VeloNews.com

Competitive Cycling News, Race Results and Bike Reviews

04/20/2018 01:37 PM
Multi-talented Blevins flashes road potential with Gila stage win

For now, 20-year-old American Chris Blevins is happy to shine on both the road and the mountain bike.

Read the full article at Multi-talented Blevins flashes road potential with Gila stage win on VeloNews.com.


04/20/2018 01:10 PM
Zakarin: I’m ready to deliver big results in the grand tours

After finishing third behind Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali at the 2017 Vuelta a España, Katusha-Alpecin's Ilnur Zakarin says he now

Read the full article at Zakarin: I’m ready to deliver big results in the grand tours on VeloNews.com.


04/20/2018 10:09 AM
Pinot claims overall victory at Tour of the Alps

The Frenchman cemented his win in Friday's fifth and final stage.

Read the full article at Pinot claims overall victory at Tour of the Alps on VeloNews.com.


04/20/2018 09:25 AM
Gallery: Bikes galore on day 1 at Sea Otter

Scenes from the opening day of the Sea Otter Classic.

Read the full article at Gallery: Bikes galore on day 1 at Sea Otter on VeloNews.com.


04/20/2018 09:16 AM
Commentary: How to make Liege great again

The oldest monument has struggled to generate excitement until all but the last few minutes in recent years — what can be done?

Read the full article at Commentary: How to make Liege great again on VeloNews.com.


04/20/2018 12:57 AM
Sea Otter daily debrief: Wood bikes, carbon cockpits, and The Dude

Our reporters are on the ground at Sea Otter Classic 2018, scoping out all the new and cool bike tech in Monterey, California.

Read the full article at Sea Otter daily debrief: Wood bikes, carbon cockpits, and The Dude on VeloNews.com.


04/19/2018 10:02 PM
Sea Otter: Syncros takes XC seriously with one-piece wheels

Syncros punctuates the XC resurgence with its ultralight carbon, one-piece Syncros Silverton SL wheels.

Read the full article at Sea Otter: Syncros takes XC seriously with one-piece wheels on VeloNews.com.


04/19/2018 06:44 PM
Tour of the Gila: Blevins, Dygert take stage 2 wins

Christopher Blevins (Hagens Berman Axeon) claimed the second stage of the Tour of the Gila on Thursday, besting Daniel Jaramillo

Read the full article at Tour of the Gila: Blevins, Dygert take stage 2 wins on VeloNews.com.


04/19/2018 06:31 PM
Katusha’s Marco Haller out for months after being hit by car during training ride

27-year-old Austrian sustains multiple fractures to left knee.

Read the full article at Katusha’s Marco Haller out for months after being hit by car during training ride on VeloNews.com.


04/19/2018 06:09 PM
VN podcast: The Recon Ride previews Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2018

The Recon Ride previews the parcours and the contenders ahead of the spring's final major classic, the capstone of the Ardennes classics,

Read the full article at VN podcast: The Recon Ride previews Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2018 on VeloNews.com.


04/19/2018 04:57 PM
Armstrong settles federal lawsuit for $5 million; will pay $1.65 million to cover Landis legal costs

Lance Armstrong agrees to $5 million settlement with US government

Read the full article at Armstrong settles federal lawsuit for $5 million; will pay $1.65 million to cover Landis legal costs on VeloNews.com.


04/19/2018 02:22 PM
Sea Otter: New Enve M-series bars are stiff… But not too stiff

With its new M Series mountain bike handlebars, Enve is throwing a new variable into the mix: ride quality.

Read the full article at Sea Otter: New Enve M-series bars are stiff… But not too stiff on VeloNews.com.


04/19/2018 11:58 AM
Triple Bypass returns with 75, 30-mile events

One year after it was cancelled due to summer forest fires, Colorado’s Triple Bypass Bicycle Ride returns this July with two new

Read the full article at Triple Bypass returns with 75, 30-mile events on VeloNews.com.


04/19/2018 11:31 AM
Tour of the Alps: Sanchez solos to stage 4 win

Luis León Sánchez delivers yet another stage victory for Astana at the Tour of the Alps, while Thibaut Pinot holds onto his race lead

Read the full article at Tour of the Alps: Sanchez solos to stage 4 win on VeloNews.com.


04/19/2018 09:39 AM
Women’s Flèche Wallonne highlights: Van der Breggen makes it four

Highlights from the women's edition of Flèche Wallonne, which saw Anna van der Breggen win her fourth straight title.

Read the full article at Women’s Flèche Wallonne highlights: Van der Breggen makes it four on VeloNews.com.


04/19/2018 09:29 AM
Tour of the Gila: Sanchez, Hall win atop Mogollon

The men's and women's races kicked off Wednesday with a finish on the famous Mogollon climb.

Read the full article at Tour of the Gila: Sanchez, Hall win atop Mogollon on VeloNews.com.


04/19/2018 08:26 AM
BMC Racing owner Andy Rihs dies

The Swiss businessman Rihs died at age 75 after battling a blood disorder.

Read the full article at BMC Racing owner Andy Rihs dies on VeloNews.com.


04/18/2018 05:32 PM
News Roundup: Nibali, Porte recon pavé; Contador looks back on career; Driver charged with murder after killing Palm Springs racer

Here’s your News Roundup for Wednesday, April 18. This is our way of keeping you up to speed on all of the stories circulating in the

Read the full article at News Roundup: Nibali, Porte recon pavé; Contador looks back on career; Driver charged with murder after killing Palm Springs racer on VeloNews.com.


04/18/2018 04:27 PM
Boels-Dolmans mechanic wakes from coma in time for team’s Fleche Wallonne win

After suffering a heart attack on Monday, Boels Dolmans mechanic Richard Steege awakes from an induced coma in time for the team's victory

Read the full article at Boels-Dolmans mechanic wakes from coma in time for team’s Fleche Wallonne win on VeloNews.com.


04/18/2018 03:47 PM
The Outer Line: Explaining sudden cardiac death in pro cycling

The Outer Line takes a closer look at sudden cardiac death (SDC) in the wake of Michael Goolaerts's death during the 2018 edition of

Read the full article at The Outer Line: Explaining sudden cardiac death in pro cycling on VeloNews.com.


Cycling Weekly

Daily cycling news and bike reviews from the UK's best-selling cycling magazine.

04/20/2018 11:13 AM
Chris Froome enjoys ‘perfect’ Giro preparation despite missing out on victory at Tour of the Alps

Four-time Tour champion says that he's on track for tilt at Giro d'Italia

Chris Froome on the final stage of the Tour of the Alps
Chris Froome may not have won the Tour of the Alps, but he insists that he is still on track for the Giro d'Italia after five days of "perfect" preparation in northern Italy and Austria.
04/20/2018 10:59 AM
Condor releases limited edition Classico track bike at the Bespoke bike show

Condor Cycles has this week release an old classic especially for the much anticipated World Cycling Revival this year

Condor Cycles has this week release an old classic especially for the much anticipated World Cycling Revival this year
04/20/2018 10:47 AM
Esteban Chaves: ‘Am I better or as good as 2016? Good question’

The Colombian has returned to the training schedule that made him so successful in 2016 after a difficult season in 2017

Esteban Chaves
The Colombian has returned to the training schedule that made him so successful in 2016 after a difficult season in 2017
04/20/2018 10:21 AM
Cycling Weekly Awards: Nominations are now open

There are three categories within the 2018 Cycling Weekly Awards for which we need your help.

Cycling Weekly Awards: Nominations
2018 Cycling Weekly Awards nominations are now open: Club of the Year, Charitable Initiative Award and Local Hero Award.
04/20/2018 09:54 AM
Thibaut Pinot wins Tour of the Alps overall as Mark Padun claims final stage

GC rivals fail to unseat the Frenchman on tough closing stage to Innsbruck

Thibaut Pinot wins the 2018 Tour of the Alps (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
GC rivals fail to unseat the Frenchman on tough closing stage to Innsbruck
04/20/2018 07:36 AM
Even now Lance Armstrong is still working miracles

Comment: "In the courts, as it was in his professional career, Armstrong has found himself protected, inadvertently perhaps, by the fact that his success served to benefit many people"

Lance Armstrong at a screening of the documentary 'Icarus' in January 2018 (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
Comment: "In the courts, as it was in his professional career, Armstrong has found himself protected, inadvertently perhaps, by the fact that his success served to benefit many people"
04/20/2018 07:01 AM
Tweets of the week: Andy Fenn, Lance Armstrong, Fabian Cancellara, and more

The best tweets from around the world of cycling this week

The best tweets from around the world of cycling this week
04/20/2018 06:23 AM
Perfect pressure: Quarq’s Tyrewiz device will send real time tyre pressures to your cycling computer

Marginal gains maxed out?

Marginal gains maxed out?
04/20/2018 05:58 AM
Young French rider Clément Delcros shot in the shoulder while training

The Frenchman escaped serious injury after a passing car shot at him while on a training ride

The Frenchman escaped serious injury after a passing car shot at him while on a training ride
04/20/2018 05:13 AM
Katusha-Alpecin’s Marco Haller facing long lay-off after collision with car on training ride

The Austrian was riding with his compatriot Bernhard Eisel when the car collided with him

Marco Haller in hospital after collision with car (Katusha-Alpecin)
The Austrian was riding with his compatriot Bernhard Eisel when the car collided with him
04/19/2018 05:51 PM
Lance Armstrong settles lawsuit with US government ahead of trial

The lawsuit against the former US Postal rider was was set go to court on May 7

Lance Armstrong speaks at a press conference.

The lawsuit against the former US Postal rider was was set go to court on May 7
04/19/2018 12:18 PM
Watch: The scary moment a van almost reverses into riders at Tour of Croatia

Incident adds to a fairly incident packed week at the stage race

Incident adds to a fairly incident packed week at the stage race
04/19/2018 11:59 AM
Hit by a car four days ago and still on track for the Giro: George Bennett’s incredible comeback at Tour of the Alps

New Zealander still suffering after-effects of crash, but says he hopes good form is still there

George Bennett goes on the attack on stage four of the Tour of the Alps
Team LottoNL-Jumbo's George Bennett impressed with second place on stage four of the Tour of the Alps, days after being hit by a car while training.
04/19/2018 11:39 AM
Savio’s talent factory: How the Italian keeps finding new Colombian stars

Gianni Savio has scouted a number of talented Colombian cyclists over the years, and looks to have found another champion in Ivan Sosa

Ivan Sosa at the 2018 Colombia Oro y Paz race, stage four (Photo by Maximiliano Blanco/Velo/Tim De Waele/Getty Images)
Gianni Savio has scouted a number of talented Colombian cyclists over the years, and looks to have found another champion in Ivan Sosa
04/19/2018 10:38 AM
British Cycling calls on government to change reforms that could prevent injured cyclists from getting compensation

The national governing body says the governments revised Civil Liability Bill will punish cyclists rather than protect them

commuting close pass
The national governing body says the governments revised Civil Liability Bill will punish cyclists rather than protect them
04/19/2018 10:16 AM
‘It’s a taste of what we’ll see at the Giro’: Chris Froome relishing aggressive racing at Tour of the Alps

Team Sky leader enjoying Tour of the Alps tactical as well as physical preparation

Chris Froome goes on the attack on stage four of the Giro d'Italia
Chris Froome says that he is enjoying Tour of the Alps tactical as well as physical preparation with stage four seeing more exciting racing and attacks.
04/19/2018 09:30 AM
Froome fails to break Pinot’s resolve as Astana hot streak continues on Tour of the Alps stage four

Chris Froome went on the attack numerous times but couldn't break clear of his GC rivals

Chris Froome goes on the attack at Tour of the Alps stage four (Sunada)
Chris Froome went on the attack numerous times but couldn't break clear of his GC rivals
04/19/2018 07:49 AM
Katie Archibald column: Why achieving a winning smile can be harder than claiming a medal

"In my haste for a sparkling smile I didn’t read the instructions, and I accidentally bleached my gums"

Katie Archibald
"In my haste for a sparkling smile I didn’t read the instructions, and I accidentally bleached my gums"
04/19/2018 07:26 AM
‘The UCI must be consistent’: Tiesj Benoot critical of governing body over bike path rulings

The Belgian rider says the UCI need to disqualify race favourites if they break the rules about riding on bike paths

The Belgian rider says the UCI need to disqualify race favourites if they break the rules about riding on bike paths
04/19/2018 06:12 AM
British Cycling reveals 2018 National Road Race Championships courses

The British men will take on 185km while the women will compete over 106km, starting and finishing in Stamfordham, Nothumberland

Lizzie Deignan wins the women’s road race at the 2017 British National Championships

The British men will take on 185km while the women will compete over 106km, starting and finishing in Stamfordham, Nothumberland
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04/20/2018
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04/20/2018
Miguel Díaz-Canel was officially named as the new leader of Cuba on Thursday, one day after a secret vote in the country's National Assembly.
04/20/2018
For the first time in the lives of most Cubans, a man not named Castro will lead the Communist-run island nation.
04/20/2018
Before becoming the heir apparent to Cuban President Raul Castro, when Miguel Díaz-Canel was still climbing his way up the ranks of the Communist Party hierarchy in the island's provinces, he earned a nickname that stuck with him: "Día y Noche," or Day and Night.
04/20/2018
The families of Canadian diplomats in Cuba will return home permanently due to unexplained health concerns, Canada's government announced Monday.
04/20/2018
Suspected Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur was charged with an eighth count of murder after police identified a Sri Lankan man whose dismembered body was found in a potted plant connected to McArthur, Toronto Police Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said on Monday.
04/20/2018
A stampede of Central American migrants rushed to the tracks Saturday when the first whistle of the train rang out.
04/20/2018
A man who killed six worshippers at a Quebec City mosque told an investigator he carried out the January 2017 attack after seeing reports the Canadian government would welcome more refugees into the country, according to CNN partner CBC.
04/20/2018
Read CNN's Fast Facts on the life of Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
04/20/2018
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said Friday that two Ecuadorian journalists and their driver, kidnapped while on assignment along the Colombian border, have been killed.
04/20/2018
Dozens of Brazilian lawmakers from the socialist Workers' Party, the PT, have requested to change their names to include "Lula."
04/20/2018
Pope Francis says he made "grave errors" in handling of the Chile sex abuse scandal in a letter Wednesday to the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Chile.
04/20/2018
Fueled by her love for sports, Dayna Brons was focused on making the Humboldt Broncos shine on the ice. They dreamed of winning their league's championship and she helped them get ready.
04/20/2018
Bruce McArthur was charged with murder in the death of a seventh man Wednesday as police said they are reviewing cold cases for possible connections to him.
04/20/2018
Nikolle Contreras is one of several transgender and gender nonconforming migrants hoping to seek asylum in the US.
04/20/2018
Colombia's former rebel group FARC has reacted angrily to the arrest of one of its prominent members on drug charges, warning the move is an obstacle to peace.
04/20/2018
An annual caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico is getting more attention than usual after a series of tweets from US President Donald Trump.
04/20/2018
Emotional tributes to members of a junior hockey team killed or injured in a bus crash in Canada have gained huge traction on social media.
04/20/2018
A small town in Canada's Saskatchewan province is in mourning after a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a tractor-trailer, leaving 15 people dead and at least 14 injured.
04/20/2018
Read Fast Facts from CNN about Leopoldo López, a Venezuelan opposition leader who was imprisoned on charges of inciting anti-government protests.
04/20/2018
A small town in Canada's Saskatchewan province was in mourning Saturday after a bus carrying a junior hockey team collided with a tractor-trailer, leaving 15 people dead and at least 14 injured.
04/20/2018
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself over to federal authorities Saturday to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.
04/20/2018
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva failed to turn himself in to federal authorities Friday, when he was supposed to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.
04/20/2018
US President Donald Trump's move to deploy the National Guard has not deterred a caravan of Central American migrants planning to cross through Mexico to the US border. Instead, the migrants will disperse into smaller groups after reaching Mexico City.
04/20/2018
A federal judge has ordered the arrest of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, giving him until late Friday afternoon to present himself to federal police, according to an arrest warrant.
04/20/2018
Mexico has firmly rejected US President Donald Trump's accusations of lax efforts to stop illegal migration over the Mexican-US border, saying in a statement Monday that it does not promote such activity under any circumstances.
04/20/2018
Shining a spotlight on migrants' plights has long been a goal for so-called caravans. A journey this year is getting even more attention than usual after tweets from President Trump.
04/20/2018
Costa Rican voters soundly rejected a presidential candidate who campaigned on social conservative issues on Sunday, instead voting overwhelmingly for a well-known political figure and writer.
04/20/2018
It's Tuesday night in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Januario stadium is packed with people. The host football club, Vasco, is making its debut in the prestigious Libertadores soccer tournament against visitor Universidad de Chile.
04/20/2018
With Easter around the corner and Venezuela facing a shortage of Communion wafers, a faith community across the border in Colombia stepped in with a donation of 250,000 of the holy discs.