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Despite risks, Nairobi gives cycling a spin in pandemic bike push

Nairobi - Nairobi, morning rush hour: the only cyclist on a busy highway, Steven Odhiambo is narrowly overtaken by a fast-moving minibus.

Uphill battle but Tehran aims to become bike-friendly

Tehran - One sunny day, Tehran's mayor and foreign diplomats rode bicycles through the Iranian capital to promote cycling -- no mean feat in a city of steep roads, heavy traffic and toxic fumes.

'Nothing to hide' — Tour de France team leader Quintana denies doping

Marseille - Colombian rider Nairo Quintana, whose Tour de France team are targeted in a doping investigation, said he had "nothing to hide" after two unnamed members of the French outfit were briefly detained before being released.

Pogacar slays Jumbo's Goliath to rise above the Tour doubters

Paris - As Tadej Pogacar celebrated his 22nd birthday on Monday, a day after becoming the youngest winner of the Tour de France in more than a century, two members of his UAE Team Emirates backroom staff could warn him how easily cycling careers become tarnis...

Pogacar crowned Tour de France champion as Bennett wins finale

Paris - Slovenian rookie Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France on Sunday, riding triumphantly into Paris in the race leader's yellow jersey at just 21 years old.

Reigning champion Bernal quits Tour de France after suffering in mountains

Grenoble - Last year's winner Egan Bernal withdrew from the Tour de France on Wednesday with the defence of his title already in tatters.The 23-year-old Colombian's team Ineos announced he was dropping out ahead of the key 17th stage.

Review: Michael Andrew chats with cycling sensation Lance Armstrong Special

The worlds of two elite athletes meet on Instagram: world champion swimmer Michael Andrew and cycling star Lance Armstrong.

Bikes wedge their way into heavy Paris traffic

Paris - Stein van Oosteren was cycling along the Avenue Denfert Rochereau in Paris when, to his surprise, he found himself in a "caravan" of bikes."Not too long ago, I was all alone on that street," he said.

Meet Maria Parker: World-class cycling champion and podcast host Special

World-class cyclist Maria Parker chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her accomplishments in cycling and she offered advice to young and aspiring athletes. She is also the co-host of the "Champion's Mojo" podcast (with Kelly Palace).

Study: By cycling to work you may live longer

Research from New Zealand, looking into physical activity, finds that people who cycle to work tend to have a longer life expectancy compared with those who elect to take trains or drive to work.

Doping: the scourge of Colombia's cycling talent production line

Apo - Colombian cycling reached its zenith last month when pint-sized climber Egan Bernal became his country's first winner of the sport's greatest race, the Tour de France.

Canada needs a national cycling strategy, says Jagmeet Singh

To make areas safer for cyclists and to encourage people to take up exercise, Canada needs a national cycling strategy, according to NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. The politician is well known for carrying his folding bike almost everywhere he goes.

Explosives found in Brussels, no sign Tour targeted: prosecutors

Apo - Belgian police are investigating the discovery of home-made explosives, knives and brass knuckles, but nothing immediately points to an attack plot, including against the Tour de France, prosecutors said Monday.

Tour de Impossible? Pakistan hosts 'world's toughest cycle race'

Finishing nearly 5,000 metres above sea level after hundreds of kilometres winding past blackened glaciers and snow-capped peaks: a new Pakistani race presents a world-class challenge for cyclists -- climbing towards the "Roof of the World".

Dutch roll out fines for mobile-using cyclists

Den Haag - Dutch cyclists will from Monday face a 95-euro ($108) fine for holding a mobile phone while riding their bike, in a bid to cut a growing number of accidents.

Taiwan bike makers peddling home as trade war rumbles along

Taichung - Set to a rhythmic soundtrack of clacking machinery, whirring drills and inflating tyres, bikes take shape at a factory run by Taiwan's Giant, which is leading the island's push to regain its crown as bike maker to the world.

Review: Second City’s latest is big on physical humour, short on politics Special

Toronto - Second City’s “Walking on Bombshells” immediately grabs your attention with its bold set: a realistic replica of the subway walls at Osgoode Station. Not only is it familiar, it also pumps you up to expect some savage satire of the TTC.

Wiggins's Armstrong comments 'publicity seeking': Geraint Thomas

Shanghai - Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas accused Bradley Wiggins of trying to drum up publicity on Saturday with his controversial comments about drug cheat Lance Armstrong.

Tour de France winner Ullrich admitted to psychiatric hospital

Berlin - Germany's Tour de de France champion Jan Ullrich was admitted to a psychiatric hospital on Friday after his brief detention for allegedly assaulting a prostitute.

Tour de France winner Ullrich held over 'escort' assault

Frankfurt Am Main - Tour de France-winning cyclist Jan Ullrich was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a prostitute in Frankfurt, police said, just a week after the German national was briefly detained in Spain.

Belgian wins inaugural France to China solar bike race

Bejing - A Belgian cyclist rode 12,000 kilometres (7,500 miles) from the French city of Lyon to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in just 49 days to win an inaugural solar-powered electric bike race aimed at promoting renewable energy.

Porte plots place on Tour de France podium

La Roche-sur-yon - Australia's Richie Porte knows the clock is ticking down on his cycling career but is confident he and his BMC team can deliver at least one podium spot on the 2018 Tour de France.

Security blanket for riders including Froome at Tour de France

La Roche-sur-yon - Over 30,000 security agents will be deployed to protect riders during the Tour de France, organisers said Wednesday after the head of world cycling called for a safe environment for British rider Chris Froome.

Tour de France formally block Chris Froome from riding: report

Paris - Tour de France organisers have formally blocked four-time champion Chris Froome from competing in this year's race, Le Monde reported Sunday, but he is expected to fight the move.

Olympic champion Vogel undergoes spinal surgery after crash

Berlin - Olympic sprint champion Kristina Vogel underwent an operation on her spine on Wednesday after an accident in training the day before left her seriously injured.

Beirut's dapper barber-on-a-bike offers curbside cuts

Beirut - Dressed in an old straw hat and navy suspenders, Abo Tawila pedals around a southern district of Beirut. A rare sight in modern-day Lebanon, the young barber-on-a-bike is looking for his next customer.

Israel hopes for revelation by hosting start of Giro cycling race

Jerusalem - Often in the news as the epicentre of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jerusalem will later this week become the backdrop of the start of one of cycling's biggest races, the Giro d'Italia.

Belgian cyclist Goolaerts dies in Paris-Roubaix race

Roubaix - Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts died in hospital on Sunday at the age of 23, hours after suffering heart failure during the gruelling Paris-Roubaix one-day classic race in France.

Cycling: World champ Sagan presents Pope with bicycle

Vatican City - Three-time world cycling champion Peter Sagan presented Pope Francis with a bicycle in the yellow and white papal colours during a visit to the Vatican on Wednesday.

Cyclists furious over Paris bike hire chaos

Paris - Paris authorities threatened sanctions Wednesday against the new operator of the city's Velib bike hire system over a chaotic rollout that has left cyclists seething.
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