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’
Australia’s Sarah Roy sprinted to victory to win stage three of the Women’s Tour in Leamington Spa. The Mitchelton-Scott rider held off the challenge of Giorgia Bronzini and 2014 champion Marianne Vos, with the pair finishing second and third respectively on the 151km stage from Atherstone. American Coryn Rivera was fourth and retains the lead,
American Coryn Rivera edged out Marianne Vos in a thrilling sprint finish to win stage two and move into the overall lead of the Women’s Tour. A reduced peloton contested the sprint after a late climb on the 145km stage, with Rivera’s bike throw denying former champion Vos on the line in Daventry and Christine
Whether you’re settling an argument or just taking a trip down memory lane, here’s our complete guide to the Grand Tours from 2006 to today Giro d’Italia: Chris Froome (Team Sky) Chris Froome moved into the lead after a monster attack on stage 19. Image: Sunada Chris Froome (Team Sky) made history twice here –
Media playback is not supported on this device Younger and newer cyclists are being given an opportunity to take part in RideLondon-Surrey 2018 with the launch of a new 19-mile event. The new ride – which is open to people 12 years and over – will start from Sandown Racecourse and take in the last
Belgium’s Jolien D’Hoore won the first stage of the Women’s Tour just three weeks after breaking her collarbone. A sprint finish saw the Mitchelton-Scott rider, 28, win in a time of three hours 14 minutes 39 seconds. Ale Cipollini’s Marta Bastianelli was second with Team Sunweb’s Coryn Rivera third after a 129.7km route from Framlingham
Greg Rutherford plans to switch to track cycling after he retires from athletics this summer. The London 2012 long jump champion announced his retirement from the sport due to persistent injuries, but says he still has the “power” for cycling. Rutherford, 31, hopes to end his 13-year athletics career at the European Championships in Berlin