ARTICLES RELATING TO CYCLING

Recovery key for Valverde

2014-07-25 11:00

Alejandro Valverde says he needs to recover quickly if he is to reclaim a place on the podium before the Tour de France ends.

Nibali defends Tour dominance

2014-07-25 08:31

Vincenzo Nibali insisted his dominance at this year's TDF could be easily explained as the Italian closed in on overall victory.

Standings: Green

2014-07-24 19:00

Points standings standings after the 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Pau to Hautacam.

Nibali stamps authority on TDF

2014-07-24 18:09

Vincenzo Nibali has confirmed his supremacy at the Tour de France, winning the 18th stage, his fourth stage victory of the tour.

Valverde fears Peraud for podium

2014-07-24 12:41

Spaniard Alejandro Valverde admitted he was concerned about veteran Jean-Christophe Peraud in the race to finish on the podium.

Majka wins steep TDF Stage 17

2014-07-23 18:00

Young Pole Rafal Majka has climbed to his second mountain stage victory of the TDF after claiming honours in the 17th stage

Contador to miss Vuelta

2014-07-23 11:48

Alberto Contador has given up hopes of competing in the Tour of Spain as the Spaniard's recovery is taking longer than expected.

World champ out of TDF

2014-07-22 10:31

World champion Rui Costa of Portugal withdrew from the TDF due to pneumonia, his Lampre-Merida team has said.

Valverde waiting to pounce

2014-07-21 18:11

Alejandro Valverde has vowed not to give up hope of winning the TDF despite Vincenzo Nibali's commanding lead.

Nibali: I've learnt a lot

2014-07-21 12:42

Vincenzo Nibali says he is a more mature rider and insists he is well placed to secure a first Tour de France success.

Nibali mulls Giro-TDF double

2014-07-20 12:55

Vincenzo Nibali may still have a week to go before sewing up the TDF but already he is planning a double Grand Tour assault.

Nibali wins, extends TDF lead

2014-07-18 17:48

Vincenzo Nibali tightened his grip on the 2014 Tour de France by riding away to his third stage victory in Stage 13.

Nibali calm ahead of Alps stage

2014-07-18 08:07

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali insisted he is calm ahead of the first Alpine stage at the Tour de France.

Andre puts 6700km on bike - in a car

2014-07-17 19:00

Cycling 6700km on a spinning bike doesn't seem that difficult, but try doing it in a parked car like SA's serial record breaker and AIDS acitivist Andre Van Zijl. All this for charity, the late Madiba and his mom.

Ailing Talansky forced to quit

2014-07-17 11:33

Andrew Talansky quit the TDF before Stage 12 due to the cumulative effects of several crashes, his Garmin-Sharp team has said.

Talansky soldiers on in TDF

2014-07-16 22:00

After talking Garmin-Sharp sports director Robbie Hunter, Andrew Talansky got back on his bike after refusing to quit the TDF.

Contador to avoid operation

2014-07-16 10:56

Former two-time TDF winner Alberto Contador will not undergo an operation to repair his broken shinbone, he said in a statement.

Contador eyes Vuelta return

2014-07-15 20:45

Alberto Contador flew to Madrid a day after crashing out of the TDF to receive treatment on his broken shinbone.

Nibali makes Pantani vow

2014-07-15 20:30

Vincenzo Nibali will visit the tomb of Marco Pantani and pay homage to the Italian cycling great if he wins the Tour de France.

Porte spurred on by Froome

2014-07-15 13:47

Australian Richie Porte says he has team-mate Chris Froome's support in his quest to win the Tour de France.

Tearful Contador out of TDF

2014-07-14 17:05

Alberto Contador broke down in tears as he quit the TDF after breaking his leg in a bad crash on the tough 10th stage.

Wiggins to stay with Team Sky

2014-07-14 13:18

Bradley Wiggins says he will stay at Team Sky, despite the 2012 TDF winner being overlooked for a spot in this year's race.

Menchov banned for doping

2014-07-12 19:15

Former Giro d'Italia and Vuelta Espana winner Denis Menchov is serving a drugs ban, the UCI have revealed.

Trentin wins 7th TDF stage

2014-07-11 17:37

Italian Matteo Trentin won the seventh stage of the Tour de France on Friday to pile the agony on Peter Sagan.

Froome eyes Vuelta

2014-07-10 10:50

Chris Froome will now target the Vuelta a Espana after crashing out of the TDF, his team manager Dave Brailsford said.

 

No 'cut-throat' grand tours

2014-07-25 09:42

Bradley Wiggins is turning his back on "cut-throat" road racing and has ruled out competing in any more grand tours, the 2012 TDF champion has said.

Standings: Yellow

2014-07-24 19:00

Overall Tour de France standings after the 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Pau to Hautacam.

Standings: White

2014-07-24 19:00

Overall White jersey standings after the 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Pau to Hautacam.

Nibali 'riding within himself'

2014-07-24 12:43

Vincenzo Nibali is winning the Tour de France so easily that the Italian admitted he is actually riding within himself.

Standings: Polka dot

2014-07-23 19:00

Overall King of the Mountains standings after the 18th stage of the Tour de France, a 145.5km ride from Pau to Hautacam.

Demise talk exaggerated: Nibali

2014-07-23 13:06

TDF leader Vincenzo Nibali played down suggestions he had finally cracked ahead of the fearsome 17th stage in the Pyrenees.

Rogers claims TDF 16th stage

2014-07-22 17:30

Michael Rogers has won the 16th stage of the TDF following a mammoth 237.5km ride from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon

Ten to watch in Glasgow

2014-07-22 08:51

A look at the top ten athletes to keep an eye on during the Commonwealth Games starting in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Tejay plots future TDF triumph

2014-07-21 17:08

American Tejay Van Garderen believes he can win the Tour de France but admits he will have to wait at least another year.

Kristoff wins TDF Stage 15

2014-07-20 17:46

Alexander Kristoff has gained his second victory of the Tour de Franceas he came home first on the 222km 15th stage.

Majka wins 14th TDF stage

2014-07-19 19:51

Rafal Majka has won the 14th stage of the Tour de France as leader Vincenzo Nibali continued to distance his rivals.

Armstrong meets doping panel

2014-07-18 10:27

Lance Armstrong talked for several hours with cycling investigators about doping in the sport's past, according to his attorney.

Sky's Tiernan-Locke banned

2014-07-17 19:00

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has been hit with a two-year doping suspension, the International Cycling Union has revealed.

Kristoff wins TDF Stage 12

2014-07-17 18:30

Norway's Alexander Kristoff has won the 12th stage of the Tour de France after a sprint finish in Saint-Etienne.

Porte 'deserves' Tour rewards

2014-07-17 09:53

Richie Porte's years as a loyal Tour de France underling are paying off, 2011 champion Cadel Evans has said.

Andre puts 6700km on bike - in a car

2014-07-16 12:58

Cycling 6700km on a spinning bike doesn't seem that difficult, but try doing it in a parked car like SA's serial record breaker and AIDS acitivist Andre Van Zijl. All this for charity, the late Madiba and his mom.

It's up to Sky to attack Nibali

2014-07-16 07:55

Team Sky leader Richie Porte says it's now up to him and his teammates to attack TDF yellow jersey holder Vincenzo Nibali.

Cancellara pulls out of TDF

2014-07-15 20:30

World time-trial champion Fabian Cancellara has withdrawn from the TDF in order to prepare for the world championships.

Contador crashed while eating

2014-07-15 14:08

Alberto Contador has revealed that he came a cropper at the Tour de France because he was trying to eat.

Nibali wins stage, leads TDF

2014-07-14 18:30

Vincenzo Nibali has reclaimed the leader's yellow jersey he lost by winning the 10th stage of the Tour de France.

Wiggins sticks with Team Sky

2014-07-14 15:29

Bradley Wiggins will be staying at Team Sky next year and has given up any hope of riding the Tour de France as a contender.

Martin dominates TDF Stage 9

2014-07-13 18:09

World time trial champion Tony Martin has won the ninth stage of the Tour de France from Gerardmer to Mulhouse.

Kadri bags Stage 8 of TDF

2014-07-12 19:15

Frenchman Blel Kadri became the first home winner of a Tour de France stage this year as he claimed victory at Gerardmer.

Greipel claims TDF Stage 6

2014-07-10 17:30

Andre Greipel has returned to form in style by sprinting to victory in the sixth stage of the Tour de France.

Sky 'expected' Froome exit

2014-07-09 20:00

Chris Froome's abandonment at the TDF may have been a blow for Team Sky but they were almost expecting it.

 
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