Chris Froome

Commentary: The simplest explanation for Froome's salbutamol test

<i>Warning: The following column contains opinion and speculation about the Chris Froome/Salbutamol anti-doping case. There, you’ve been warned.</i><p>In case …

Bicycle Racing

The Telegraph Cycling Podcast: The 2018 season is off and running

The Cycling Podcast returns with a bumper episode just as the 2018 road racing season gets underway with the Tour Down Under.<p>Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss some of the big stories from the off-season, including the latest developments, or lack of developments, with Chris …

Ag2r manager Lavenu says UCI should sanction Froome

ADELAIDE, Australia (VN) — Longtime French team manager Vincent Lavenu said “no one would understand” if Chris Froome escapes his Salbutamol case …

Bicycle Racing

Moreno to shadow Uran in move to EF-Drapac

ADELAIDE, Australia (VN) — Dani Moreno will live in the shadows throughout much of 2018. In the shadow, that is, of Rigoberto Urán.The veteran …

Bicycle Racing

Chris Froome urged by rival to stop racing until salbutamol probe concludes

Chris Froome should not race until the probe into his Adverse Analytical Finding [AAF] for salbutamol has concluded, according to his French rival Romain Bardet.<p>On a day when a number of people weighed into the controversy over Froome’s abnormally high reading for the asthma medication, it was …

Cycling

Report hints at Froome’s high-risk defense

Chris Froome’s legal team is staking out an unconventional, high-risk approach in what could be an all-or-nothing bid to clear his name in his …

Bicycle Racing

Bardet blasts Froome doping inquiry: 'We are a laughing stock'

PARIS (AFP) — Leading French rider Romain Bardet called cycling “a laughing stock” for failing to announce any sanctions against Chris Froome since …

Cycling

Riders To Watch For 2018

Here are ten riders to follow this year. They’re not picked as ten of the best who are forecast to top the rankings, more that some could go onto …

Cycling

Cristiano Ronaldo Nominated for Prestigious Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated for the 'Laureus World Sportsman Of The Year' award in recognition of his achievements …

Soccer

Chapecoense, Barcelona among nominees for Comeback of Year award

Chapecoense's recovery from a plane crash that killed 19 players in 2016 and Barcelona's comeback win against Paris Saint-Germain are among the …

Soccer

Nadal, Federer Up For Global Sports Honours

The top two players in the ATP Rankings, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, have been nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards following a vote by the …

Tennis

Ronaldo and Madrid nominated for Laureus awards

Cristiano Ronaldo has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award and Real Madrid are in contention for the Team of the Year …

Mo Farah

Chris Froome’s failed test will be the end of Team Sky, says Floyd Landis

• Convicted doper turned whistleblower Landis calls marginal gains a ‘facade’ • Former US Postal rider says the ‘zero tolerance’ policy has crumbled<p>Floyd Landis has launched a stinging attack on Team Sky, claiming the idea of marginal gains and a zero tolerance policy is a “facade.” The former …

Cycling

Lappartient on Chris Froome: It is important to protect the rights of riders

UCI president David Lappartient has said that he hopes that the investigation into Chris Froome's salbutamol adverse analytical finding will be …

Cycling

Away from the glitz of the big boys, cycling teams are struggling to survive

As Tour Down Under kicks off the World Tour season, the finances in the pro peloton make grim viewing for many<p>Picturesque Adelaide, the annual host to the UCI World Tour’s season opener, provides few clues as to the financial challenges facing cycling. Almost a million fans will line the roads over …

Cycling

Laureus Awards: Mo Farah, Chris Froome and Lewis Hamilton among nominees

<b>Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has been nominated for the 2017 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award.</b><p>Farah, who was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in December, is one of four British nominees.<p>Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome and Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton …

Mo Farah

Mikel Landa confirms he’ll skip the Giro d’Italia as he targets Tour de France glory in 2018

<b>Spanish rider will not return to Giro d'Italia in 2018</b><p>Mikel Landa (Movistar) will skip the Giro d’Italia to put full his effort into winning the Tour …

Cycling

Porte aims for TDU repeat

Richie Porte's powerful BMC team boasts the last three Tour Down Under winners, but no rider has gone back-to-back in the event's 20-year history.

Cycling (Australia)

Vuelta route: Short mountain stages remain key ingredient

FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — The Vuelta a España kept an explosive ingredient in its route recipe for 2018: a short summit-finish mountain stage.<p>When …

Bicycle Racing

Kask Utopia aero road bike helmet debuts Down Under for Team Sky

Debuting at the Santos Tour Down Under atop Chris Froome and the rest of Team Sky, the all-new Kask Utopia aero road bike helmet is their sleekest …

The UCI WorldTour Chronicle

The 2018 Vuelta Ciclista a España route was published this weekend, revealing a typically tough course for Spain’s Grand Tour. It features a short …

UCI

2018 La Vuelta route set to favor climbers

MADRID (AFP) — This year’s Vuelta a Espana is set to be decided in the mountains with nine summit finishes included in the route unveiled on Saturday.<p>…

Bicycle Racing

Chris Froome posts photo of injuries after training ride crash

<b>Photo posted by Chris Froome on Thursday shows ripped clothing and abrasions to left side and elbow</b><p>Chris Froome has suffered minor injuries as a …

Giro d'Italia

Tech of the week: top kit reviewed, shoes lost and found and bad Karma

<b>This week, we’ve had lots of shoe news, followed Chris Froome’s early season training and gone for a virtual ride up Box Hill</b><p>Shiny new products for …

Cycling

Froome falls while putting in the miles training

FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — Grand Tour king Chris Froome (Sky) escaped with scrapes and bruises after falling on his left side training in South Africa …

Bicycle Racing

Cycling: This year's Vuelta to be decided in the mountains

MADRID (Reuters) - Tour of Spain organisers are hoping the 2018 race will be decided in the mountains as they unveiled the course for the next edition on Saturday.<p>The three-week Vuelta, which will start from Malaga on Aug. 25, will feature nine summit finishes and less than 40km of time …

Giro d'Italia

Rally Cycling gains invite to Tours of Oman, Valenciana

The Rally Cycling men’s team has been invited to the Tour of Oman and Spain’s Volta Valenciana.<p>The team published the news of both invites on its …

Bicycle Racing

New Year fitness failure? Chris Froome shows failure is optional

OK, I admit it — an independent investigation has revealed that, in the week following Christmas, I tested positive for mince pies. I maintain I’ve …

Cycling

Inhaler use is 'cheating', says cyclist who pulled out of Tour with breathing issues

Tim Wellens pulled out of 2017 Tour with breathing issues Chris Froome failed drugs test over excessive level of an asthma drug<p>The Belgian rider Tim Wellens has described the use of anti-asthma inhalers as tantamount to cheating, after the four-times Tour de France champion Chris Froome failed a …

Cycling

Russia just hacked the Olympics – VICE News

Kremlin-linked hackers published stolen emails from the International Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency Wednesday in retaliation for Russia’s ban from next month’s Winter Olympics.<p>The data dump by the Fancy Bears group also contained emails from the United States Olympic Committee and …

Mo Farah