Stephen Wooldridge (second from left) won four world titles in the team pursuit Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, an Olympic and world champion, has died aged 39. Wooldridge won team pursuit gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and four world titles between 2002 and 2006. He held a number of administrative roles in the sport after
Team Sky’s Chris Froome won a fourth Tour de France in July Britain’s Chris Froome says he has “unfinished business” at the Vuelta a Espana, as he aims to win the Vuelta and Tour de France double. Froome leads a strong Team Sky line-up in the race, which begins on 19 August in Nimes, France.
Luke Rowe finished second in the 2008 European Road Race Championships Team Sky’s Luke Rowe says he “could be out for up to a year” after breaking his right leg while white-water rafting on his brother’s stag party in Prague. The Welshman has had one operation and will have another this week after fracturing his
Luke Rowe (far right) helped Chris Froome win his fourth Tour de France title in July Team Sky rider Luke Rowe has broken his right leg while white-water rafting on his brother’s stag party. The Welshman, who has had surgery after fracturing his tibia and fibula, says he has a “long period of recovery ahead”.
Twenty teams have been confirmed for the 2017 race The top five ranked teams in world cycling will all be taking part in this year’s Tour of Britain. Quick-Step Floors, Team Sky, BMC Racing, Movistar Team and Orica-Scott are among 10 UCI WorldTour teams who will be racing, organisers confirmed. Britons Mark Cavendish and Geraint
Alberto Contador finished ninth in the 2017 Tour de France Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is to retire from professional cycling after the Vuelta a Espana, which starts on 19 August. The Spaniard, 34, won the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009, but he was stripped of the 2010 title for doping.
Tahnee Seagrave won her first-ever race in Leogang in Austria in June Britain’s Tahnee Seagrave won her second Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup race of the season in Canada. Having clinched her maiden win in Austria in June, the 22-year-old secured the penultimate race of the calendar at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Seagrave stays third in the overall
Kennaugh won track gold at London 2012 before focusing fully on road racing Two-time British road race champion Peter Kennaugh will leave Team Sky at the end of the season to join world champion Peter Sagan at Bora-Hansgrohe. The 28-year-old Olympic gold medallist has decided to move on after several successful years at the British
Kristoff wins sprint to take RideLondon title Alexander Kristoff surged clear of his rivals to win the RideLondon-Surrey Classic in a bunch sprint finish. The Norwegian, 30, kicked away with 200m to go on the Mall and held off a late charge from Denmark’s Magnus Cort Nielsen in second. Tour de France green jersey winner
RideLondon Classique: Coryn Rivera wins sprint finish Coryn Rivera produced a superb late surge to win the 2017 RideLondon Classique in a sprint finish. The American, 24, started her sprint from deep, hauling in her rivals before kicking again to push Finland’s Lotta Lepisto into second on the Mall. Germany’s Lisa Brennauer led out the
Brian Cookson is seeking re-election as president of cycling’s world governing body Brian Cookson says he could not ask for “better endorsements” of his bid to remain as president of cycling’s world governing body than men he claims took the sport to “the brink of disaster”. The Briton will take on French vice-president David Lappartient
Whyte won bronze at the World Championships in 2014 after reacting quickest following a five-man crash British BMX rider Tre Whyte aims to “prove” he deserves the chance to compete in the World Championships this weekend. Whyte, who won bronze at the 2014 Worlds, was left out of the initial GB squad for this year’s
Claudia Cretti (fourth from left) has toured with Italy women’s team Italian cyclist Claudia Cretti is showing early signs of recovery after being brought out of an induced coma following a crash during the Giro Rosa. The 21-year-old collided with the barriers in the women’s Tour of Italy. She was flown to hospital in Benevento
Froome won his third successive Tour de France on Sunday Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has confirmed he will ride in the “vicious” Vuelta a Espana this year in pursuit of a historic double. Briton Froome, 32, won his latest Tour title on Sunday in Paris. No rider has won the Tour and
The moment you take that first step towards achieving a huge personal goal, thoughts whirl through your mind. Committing to participate in a mammoth sporting event is one of those moments. Will I be able to motivate myself to train? Can I cross the finish line in one piece? Do I realise exactly how far
Women-only Breeze Bike rides have proven popular Nearly three quarters of a million more UK women have taken up cycling since 2013, according to British Cycling. Three times as many men rode bikes regularly as women in 2013, leading to the #WeRide initiative to get one million more women cycling by 2020. “Four years on,
Anna Christian was crowned U-23 national time-trial title champion in the Isle of Man Isle of Man rider Anna Christian will represent Great Britain at the 2017 UEC European Road Championships in Denmark. The British Under-23 time-trial champion will compete in her title-winning event and women’s road race next month in Herning. Mel Lowther, the
Jimmy Bostock beat a field of more than 50 riders to win gold for the Isle of Man Teenage cyclist Jimmy Bostock said it felt “absolutely unreal” to win the Isle of Man’s first ever Commonwealth Youth Games gold medal. The 17-year-old timed his sprint to perfection to edge out Guernsey’s Samuel Culverwell in the