Winners at this weekend’s Sprint Grand Prix in Cottbus, Germany, have been asked to donate their prize money to Germany’s injured double Olympic champion Kristina Vogel. Vogel, 27, is in a stable condition after suffering a “serious spinal injury” while training on Tuesday. Four-time world champion Maximilian Levy wrote a letter to riders asking them
Britain’s Mark Cavendish has been named in the Team Dimension Data squad for next month’s Tour de France. The 33-year-old Manxman has 30 career Tour de France stage wins and is four short of Eddy Merckx’s all-time record. Team-mate and fellow Briton Steve Cummings – who has won stages in the last two Tours –
Media playback is not supported on this device Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas hopes to be able to challenge four-time winner Chris Froome for victory at this year’s Tour de France. Welshman Thomas wore the yellow jersey until stage five of last year’s Tour de France, which Froome won. But the 32-year-old is hopeful of a
Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas has won the UK National Time Trial Championships for the first time in his career. The Welshman, 32, clocked 48 minutes and 54 seconds in Northumberland, beating Harry Tanfield into second. Canyon Eisberg rider Tanfield (49:31) edged out Ribble Cycling’s five-time champion Alex Dowsett (49:48). “To come here and win the
Hannah Barnes won her first national time trial title as she and younger sister Alice took gold and silver at the British Road Championships. Barnes crossed the line in 39 minutes and 38.145 seconds to beat Canyon-SRAM team-mate Alice by 17 seconds. Storey Racing’s Neah Evans won bronze over the 28.6km course. “This is a
Geraint Thomas is hoping for British time trial success before the Tour de France, which starts next month. Welshman Thomas competes in the National Road Championships time trial on 28 June in Northumberland before the Tour de France begins on 7 July at Noirmoutier-en-l’Ile. “I am looking forward to it,” said Thomas. “I don’t get
Double Olympic champion Kristina Vogel is in a stable condition in a Berlin hospital after suffering a “serious spinal injury” in a training accident. The 27-year-old crashed while training on a track in Cottbus on Tuesday. A statement from her management said an emergency operation went well but the German rider remains in intensive care.
Double Olympic champion Kristina Vogel has suffered a “serious spinal injury” in a training accident. The German Cycling Federation (BDR) said Vogel, 27, crashed while training on a track in Cottbus and is now being treated in a Berlin hospital. “She sustained a severe spinal injury during the fall and receives intensive medical care,” the
A marshal at a cycling race where a spectator died after being hit by a mountain biker has been cleared of the health and safety charge he faced. A judge instructed a jury to return a not guilty verdict for Kevin Duckworth at Mold Crown Court. Judith Garrett, 29, died after being struck at the
Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton feels “psychologically and physiologically damaged” after she had to pull out of a Mount Everest climb. Last month, doctors advised the former cyclist to cut the charity trip short due to oxygen deficiency. Pendleton told Radio Times: “It’s really put me through the wringer… I’ve taken a real battering. I’ve
Colombia’s Ivan Sosa won the inaugural Adriatica Ionica, holding a lead he took after the third stage. The 20-year-old took the title in the five-day race ahead of Italy’s Giulio Ciccone and Russia’s Ildar Arslanov. Italy’s Elia Viviani won the final stage sprint – his third of the event – ahead of Britain’s Mark Cavendish.
Colombia’s Ivan Sosa took the overall lead in the inaugural Adriatica Ionica with victory in Friday’s third stage. The Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec rider, 20, held off Italian Giulio Ciccone to take a solo victory in the 158.3km race from Mussolente to Passo Giau. Belgium’s Ben Hermans was third and Italy’s Edward Ravasi fourth. The five-stage competition
Five-time Tour de France champion Bernard Hinault’s call for riders to strike in this year’s race in protest against Chris Froome are “irresponsible and ill-informed”, say Team Sky. Froome returned an adverse drugs test during last year’s Vuelta a Espana win. The Briton, 33, is chasing a fifth Tour title when the race starts on
Britain’s Adam Yates will lead Australian team Mitchelton-Scott’s challenge at the Tour de France, with the aim of finishing on the podium. Yates, 25, who will be making his third appearance at the race, was the best young rider in 2016, finishing fourth. He fractured his pelvis in March, but finished second at June’s Tour
Quick-Step Floors won the team time-trial on the opening stage of the inaugural Adriatica Ionica to put Elia Viviani into the leader’s jersey. The five-stage race in Italy has been added to the calendar this year as another warm-up for the Tour de France, which starts on 7 July. Quick-Step covered the 23km course in
Australian Richie Porte won the Tour de Suisse as BMC team-mate Stefan Kung took time-trial victory in the final stage in Bellinzona. Switzerland’s Kung, 24, was the only rider to complete the 34.1km course in under 40 minutes. He finished 19 seconds ahead of Team Sunweb’s Soren Kragh Andersen, with BMC’s Tejay van Garderen third.
American Coryn Rivera won the 2018 Women’s Tour as Finland’s Lotta Lepisto sprinted to victory on the final stage from Dolgellau to Colwyn Bay. Cervelo-Bigla rider Lepisto crossed the line first, with Italy’s Giorgia Bronzini second and the Netherlands’ Marianne Vos, the 2014 champion, third. Lepisto, 28, last won a Women’s Tour stage in 2016,
Denmark’s Amalie Dideriksen timed her sprint to perfection to win stage four of the Women’s Tour in Worcester – her first individual victory of 2018. The Boels-Dolmans rider crossed the line ahead of Lotta Lepisto and 2014 champion Marianne Vos, who finished second and third respectively. Victory on the 130km route from Evesham was Boels-Dolmans’