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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.

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Competitive Cycling News, Race Results and Bike Reviews

02/20/2018 01:33 PM
Dumoulin takes a familiar, fruitful road to 2018 Giro

Tom Dumoulin will start his season in Abu Dhabi. Tirreno-Adriatico will also be key to his run at second Giro title.

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02/20/2018 12:42 PM
Commentary: We should still ask Lance Armstrong hard questions

Lance Armstrong has always wielded power over the media — and that compels us to keep asking hard questions.

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02/20/2018 12:30 PM
The Outer Line: Lance Armstrong looking to the future

Lance Armstrong talks to The Outer Line about how pro cycling can grow and improve.

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02/20/2018 10:44 AM
VN podcast, ep. 71: Cobbled classics start Saturday!

Cobbled classics begin this weekend at Omloop! We look ahead to the start of the classics and recap Oman, Algarve, and more.

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02/20/2018 09:31 AM
NAHBS 2018 Gallery: Personalities on pedals

Every year, the North American Handmade Bike Show (NAHBS) is the place to ogle beautiful bikes that are built with care and craftsmanship.

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02/19/2018 05:53 PM
Van Avermaet: I feel even stronger than last year

Greg Van Avermaet will ride into cobbles season at Omloop, confident his 2018 form is even better than last year's.

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02/19/2018 05:17 PM
NAHBS 2018 Gallery: Immaculate details

Beautiful handbuilt bikes are all about the details. We capture some of the best of the 2018 North American Handmade Bike Show.

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02/19/2018 02:31 PM
‘The Doper Next Door’ author Andrew Tilin killed on ride

Author Andrew Tilin was killed in a car crash while on a group ride Saturday near Austin, Texas.

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02/19/2018 12:55 PM
How dangerous is mountain biking? NICA to investigate crash data

The high school NICA league will study injuries for the next two years to better understand the dangers of mountain biking.

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02/19/2018 10:47 AM
Video: Col Collective climbs Sa Calobra with Fränk Schleck

With 26 switchbacks and its iconic 270-degree twist at the top, the road from Sa Calobra to Coll dels Reis is Mallorca's best climb.

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02/19/2018 10:01 AM
Quick-Step riders recovering from mental trauma of car crash

Laurens De Plus and Petr Vakoc recovering both physically and mentally after they were hit by car driver in South Africa.

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02/19/2018 09:16 AM
Froome discreet in season debut both on and off bike

Chris Froome was discreet both on and off the bike in his high-profile return to racing at the Ruta del Sol in Spain.

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02/19/2018 08:43 AM
Fast Talk podcast, ep. 38: Why fatigue may be all in your mind

We all know what fatigue feels like. But do you know what causes fatigue? We explore the topic in this Fast Talk podcast.

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02/18/2018 05:09 PM
Haas aiming high after move to Katusha-Alpecin

Nathan Haas delivered top 10 performances in multiple WorldTour races in 2017, including fourth at Amstel Gold Race.

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02/18/2018 04:39 PM
Froome didn’t give much away to Ruta’s media swarm

Chris Froome's season debut took on an added dimension this week, due to his ongoing Salbutamol case.

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02/18/2018 01:15 PM
Algarve, stage 5: Kwiatkowski takes stage and overall title

Michal Kwiatkowski won for the second time at the 2018 Volta ao Algarve on Sunday in Malhão.

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02/18/2018 10:30 AM
Ruta de Sol, stage 5: De la Cruz powers to ITT stage win, Wellens secures overall

David de la Cruz won the final stage ITT at the Ruta del Sol on Sunday, as Tim Wellens secured the overall title.

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02/18/2018 08:02 AM
Oman, stage 6: Kristoff wins final stage, Lutsenko takes overall

Alexander Kristoff won the final stage of the Tour of Oman, while Alexey Lutsenko took home the overall victory.

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02/17/2018 06:53 PM
Terpstra: Quick-Step has the firepower to contend in post-Boonen era

Niki Terpstra won Paris-Roubaix in 2014 with a late attack out of a select group, which included Tom Boonen.

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02/17/2018 02:26 PM
Algarve, stage 4: Groenewegen wins for second time, Thomas retains GC

Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) won his second stage of the 2018 Volta ao Algarve on Saturday in Tavira.

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Cycling Weekly

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

02/21/2018 06:57 AM
How the pros use indoor training to boost their riding

Former pro Greg Henderson explains how Zwift has revolutionised the way pros, and everyone, train indoors

Former pro Greg Henderson explains how Zwift has revolutionised the way pros, and everyone, train indoors
02/21/2018 06:08 AM
Five things to look out for at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne

The Classics kick off this weekend with the duo of Belgian races - here's what to look out for

Peter Sagan climbs the Muur during the 2017 edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
The Classics kick off this weekend with the duo of Belgian races - here's what to look out for
02/21/2018 05:03 AM
Marcel Kittel: ‘We saw where our mistakes were and what we have do better’

The German sprinter says his new team are calm about failing to take a win in their first race, with an eye on rectifying it at the Abu Dhabi Tour

Marcel Kittel with his Katusha-Alpecin team-mates at the 2018 Dubai Tour (Sunada)
The German sprinter says his new team are calm about failing to take a win in their first race, with an eye on rectifying it at the Abu Dhabi Tour
02/21/2018 05:01 AM
Mark Cavendish abandons Abu Dhabi Tour after just five kilometres

Dimension Data rider pulls out of race after crashing in neutral zone

Mark Cavendish has abandoned the Abu Dhabi Tour just five kilometres into the opening stage following a crash in the neutral zone.
02/20/2018 11:28 AM
Team Sunweb reveal Tom Dumoulin’s world champion’s time trial skinsuit

All-white design for time trial world champion

Tom Dumoulin modelling his new world champion's skinsuit
Team Sunweb have unveiled the world champion's rainbow jersey that Tom Dumoulin will wear in time trials in 2018 with a classic all-white look.
02/20/2018 11:03 AM
Tom Dumoulin: ‘If they suspend Froome after he starts the Giro, that would be the worst solution’

The defending Giro champion hopes the lingering salbutamol case can be resolved before taking to the start line with Chris Froome in May

Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) battle it out in the final metres of stage nine of the Vuelta a España (Sunada)
The defending Giro champion hopes the lingering salbutamol case can be resolved before taking to the start line with Chris Froome in May
02/20/2018 10:38 AM
Luke Rowe dreams of Classics return just months after shattering his leg in more than 20 places

Rowe holding on to hope of Classics return after career-threatening injury

Luke Rowe at the 2017 Tour de France
Luke Rowe could be back in action by the end of the Classics season, just a few months after a career-threatening broken leg sustained on a stag party.
02/20/2018 09:51 AM
Four junior cyclists killed and six injured after driver crashes into club ride in Saudi Arabia

Witnesses say that driver was racing motorcyclist at more than 100mph

A club of junior cyclists in Saudi Arabia suffered a devastating loss on Monday after a driver crashed into a group ride, killing four and injuring six.
02/20/2018 09:08 AM
The man who saved my life: How one rider survived a mid-ride heart attack

Saved by a swift-thinking passer-by after his heart stopped dead on a Sunday ride, Rob Burdett wanted to meet up to say thanks

Saved by a swift-thinking passer-by after his heart stopped dead on a Sunday ride, Rob Burdett wanted to meet up to say thanks
02/20/2018 09:00 AM
Abu Dhabi Tour live TV guide

Eurosport has highlights and selected live coverage of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour, running from February 21-25

Abu Dhabi Tour.
Eurosport has highlights and selected live coverage of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Tour, running from February 21-25
02/20/2018 07:27 AM
Bookies back Peter Sagan to win unprecedented Milan-San Remo/Tour of Flanders/Paris-Roubaix treble

Triple world champion tipped to win another unprecedented treble

Peter Sagan at the 2017 Tour of Flanders
Peter Sagan is being tipped to win another unprecedented treble, with the bookies putting him as favourite for Milan-San Remo, Flanders, and Roubaix.
02/20/2018 06:21 AM
Team Wiggins reveal new kit for 2018

The British team will wear Le Col kit from 2018 having previously worn Rapha clothing

The British team will wear Le Col kit from 2018 having previously worn Rapha clothing
02/20/2018 06:15 AM
10 ways the pros modify their bikes for the cobbles

There's more to it than 28mm tyres

There's more to do than fit 28mm tyres when riding the cobbles, and professional riders and mechanics have plenty of tricks to improve comfort on the pavé.
02/20/2018 05:43 AM
Australian city trials speed bumps to slow cyclists down on shared paths

Trial of speed bumps in Perth has a few teething problems

A cycle path near the Lune River
Cyclists in the Australian city of Perth will soon have to face special speed bumps designed to slow them down on shared-use paths.
02/19/2018 12:55 PM
E3 Harelbeke organisers use female ‘cowgirl’ dancers to launch 2018 race

WorldTour race has used photos of naked women in posters in the past

There may not be any scantily-clad women on the E3 Harelbeke race poster in 2018, but race organisers still decided to use 'cowgirl' dancers to launch it.
02/19/2018 11:50 AM
Wheel deals: the best bike wheel offers to keep you rolling

We've found the best wheel deals on the internet, from training wheels to carbon racing hoops

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We've found the best wheel deals on the internet, from training wheels to carbon racing hoops
02/19/2018 11:00 AM
Cycling now the most popular form of rush hour transport on London streets, report shows

City of London report shows four-fold increase in cycling in City in last 19 years

Traffic in the City report shows how bikes now outnumber other forms of transport in the City during rush hour, with numbers four times higher than in 1999.
02/19/2018 10:12 AM
‘Hellingen’ cycling app helps you find famous Belgian climbs used in the Classics

Smartphone app by the author of '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs' gives you a range of stats on each of the major climbs used during the Classics

Hellingen app.
Smartphone app by the author of 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs gives you a range of stats on each of the major climbs used during the Classics
02/19/2018 10:09 AM
Laurens De Plus reveals he suffers nightmares about crash with truck during Quick-Step training ride

Belgian rider worried about mental impact of crash

Laurens De Plus at teh 2017 Giro d'Itali
Laurens De Plus says that he fears the long-term mental impact of a crash which say him and Petr Vakoc injured by a truck in South Africa.
02/19/2018 10:05 AM
Fabio Aru confirms that he will race in the 2018 Giro d’Italia

Italian national champion Fabio Aru says that he has made the 'important decision' to ride in the 2018 Giro d'Italia in May

Fabio Aru on stage 13 of the 2015 Tour of Italy

Fabio Aru has finally confirmed that he will race in the 2018 Giro d’Italia in May, saying that the decision …Continue reading »
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