Great Britain’s Katie Archibald won both the scratch and elimination races to challenge the top of the women’s endurance standings after round two of the UCI Track Champions League. The Scot, 28, followed up last week’s opening weekend victory in the scratch race in Mallorca with her impressive double victory in week two in Berlin.
Great Britain’s Katie Archibald and Mark Stewart claimed wins in the scratch races at the UCI Track Champions League in Mallorca. Archibald took the lead on the last lap of the women’s race and held off Spain’s Tania Calvo Barbero, with the USA’s Jennifer Valente third. Stewart finished ahead of Spain’s Sebastian Mora Vedri and
BMX Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Worthington is hoping for more success in the Freestyle World Championships in Abu Dhabi this weekend. The Corby-based rider has had one or two mishaps in competition this year but tells BBC Look East that crashing does not affect her confidence. Watch coverage of the Freestyle World Championships on iPlayer,
Para-cyclist Daphne Schrager says winning her first world title less than three years after switching from athletics has given her “more belief” in her abilities. The 21-year-old won the C3 individual pursuit at the Para-cycling Track World Championships in Paris last month. Former sprinter Schrager joined British Cycling’s programme in December 2019. “It doesn’t really
Nairo Quintana’s appeal against his disqualification from the 2022 Tour de France has been dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). He has denied using a banned substance. Because it is Quintana’s first offence he is still eligible to participate in competition. “Following the hearing, the panel deliberated and determined that the UCI’s
British professional mountain biker Ben Moore believes more people could benefit from the “thrill” of extreme sports. The 32-year-old has been racing on the pro circuit for nearly seven years. “Some might not think these types of sports are for them,” Moore told BBC Radio Solent. “You have to be an adrenaline seeker and a
British Cycling says chief executive officer Brian Facer is “stepping down” from the role by mutual agreement. Facer’s departure comes after a series of controversies for British Cycling this year, including its transgender participation policy and a sponsorship deal with oil giant Shell. In September, it also apologised for recommending people should not use their
Former Paris-Roubaix winner Sonny Colbrelli has been forced to retire at the age of 32 after having a defibrillator fitted. He was diagnosed with “unstable cardiac arrhythmia” and later fitted with a subcutaneous defibrillator implant (ICD). “I say goodbye to cycling and try to do it with a smile for the good it gave me,
Mark Cavendish said the start to the 2023 Tour de France “is going to be the hardest I’ve seen in my career” after the men’s route was announced. The 21-stage 3,404km race will start in Bilbao, Spain, on 1 July and include all five of France’s mountain ranges before finishing in Paris on 23 July.
Next year’s Tour de France Femmes will feature a summit finish on the famous Col du Tourmalet. Stage seven, covering 90km, will start in Lannemezan before climbing the Col d’Aspin at 1,490m and then the Tourmalet at 2,115m. The eight-stage race, which totals 956km, will run from July 23 to 30 and end with a
Cycling legend Brian Robinson, who was the first Briton to win a stage of the Tour de France, has died aged 91. Robinson, from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, won stages in 1958 and 1959, and was also the first British cyclist to finish the Tour in 1955. Robinson’s death was announced on Twitter by his grandson
Dutch cyclist Amy Pieters has taken her first steps since suffering severe brain damage in a training crash in Alicante in December. The 31-year-old, a three-time Madison world champion, only regained consciousness in April after being put in an induced coma following surgery. She is recovering in a Netherlands intensive neuro-rehabilitation centre. A statement on
“I hope it has sent a message about the rights of women in Afghanistan and that the world will wake up.” That was the message from Fariba Hashimi, winner of Sunday’s Afghan women’s championships – an event held in Switzerland because of the situation in Afghanistan. The event saw 50 refugee athletes, now living in
Great Britain won six gold medals on the penultimate day at the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships. Jody Cundy won a 13th C4 world kilo title in a row, while Jaco van Gass and Fin Graham claimed a one-two in the men’s C3 1km time trial. Blaine Hunt and Daphne Schrager claimed first world titles
Sarah Storey won her 16th world track title as Great Britain took six gold medals on day two of the Para-cycling Track World Championships. Storey, 44, successfully defended her C5 individual pursuit title in France. Neil Fachie and pilot Matthew Rotherham won the men’s 1,000m time trial ahead of James Ball and pilot Steffan Lloyd.
Great Britain won three gold medals on the opening day of the Para-cycling Track World Championships in France. Kadeena Cox took gold in the Women’s C4 500m time trial and Fin Graham won the Men’s C3 15km scratch race final. Britain then landed mixed tandem team sprint gold – with Libby Clegg piloted by Georgia
The governments in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have met to discuss a potential joint-bid to host the opening stages of the Tour de France. Officials in both departments will investigate the potential to host the annual cycling race in 2026 or 2027. Dublin was the host of Le Grand Depart in 1998
Britain’s Neah Evans claimed her first major individual title in the women’s points race at the Track Cycling World Championships. Ethan Hayter and Ollie Wood took men’s madison silver, with bronze for Ethan Vernon in the men’s elimination race. Evans won gold in France with 60 points, ahead of Denmark’s Julie Leth and American Jennifer