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Utrecht to host 2015 Tour de France start

Paris - The route for the 2015 Tour de France, the world’s greatest cycle race, was unveiled Wednesday at the Grand Palais in Paris. The 102nd running of the Tour de France will start from Utrecht, Holland's "bicycle city," on Jul. 4, 2014.

Bike constructors' challenge searches for innovative pioneers

Five teams of creative engineers are being sought for the Bespoked Constructors' Challenge, an event in the UK next year that aims to showcase the diverse range of bespoke bikes available.

UK cyclists call on government to fund safer cycling

At a breakfast event during Monday’s Conservative party conference, representatives from a coalition of UK biking groups called upon the government to provide better funding for cycling schemes.

Injured teen cyclist allowed home after year in hospital Special

In July 2013, 15-year-old Ryan Smith sustained a serious brain injury after colliding with a van whilst cycling. After spending over a year in hospital, he was allowed to return home earlier this week.

Extreme cyclist completes 530 kms in Himalayas in under 39 hours

Austrian extreme cyclist Jacob Zurl cycled over 530 kilometers (330 miles) of the Himalayas in just 38 hours and 40 minutes, the fastest-ever time. His team has officially applied to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Watch a GoPro-wearing South African man get robbed at gunpoint

Cape Town - Wearing a GoPro camera on his helmet, a cyclist in South Africa recorded footage of two men robbing him at gunpoint. The video has been uploaded to YouTube, and will reportedly be used as evidence.

Wiggins vows to earn Team Sky Tour place

Roubaix - Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins vowed to earn his place on the Sky team to support defending champion Chris Froome in July after finishing ninth at Paris-Roubaix.

British cycling boss Brailsford quits to focus on Sky

London - Dave Brailsford, the man behind British Cycling's Olympic success, is leaving the national set-up to concentrate solely on his role as principal of the Sky team, it was announced Friday.

New York's bikeshare system seeks cash infusion

New York - New York hugely popular bikeshare program enjoys over 100,000 annual members, but after operating less than a year it is seeking a $14 million investment to improve and expand.

Free-wheeling trouble for New York's bikeshare system

New York - New York's bikeshare program may be hugely popular with just over 100,000 annual members but after operating less than a year, it is desperately searching for a $14 million investment.

Froome ready for Contador challenge at Tour of Catalonia

Madrid - Tour de France winner Chris Froome will race against Alberto Contador for the first time this season when the seven-stage Tour of Catalonia gets under way on Monday.Both men have been in fine early season form as Froome eased to victory in the Tour of ...

Henao returns to Colombia after test anomalies

Team Sky Colombian rider Sergio Henao has been sent home and will not race for eight weeks after questions were raised about results he provided from out-of-competition dope tests at altitude.

Betancur claims biggest win with Paris-Nice title

Colombian Carlos Betancur, the best young rider in last year's Giro d'Italia, claimed his biggest victory when he won the Paris-Nice stage race on Sunday.

Tour de France distance revealed at 3,662km

Paris - Tour de France organisers Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) on Friday revealed the exact finalised route for July's race of 3,662km.The world's biggest and most popular cycling stage race is usually limited at 3,500km but the lack of an opening stage sh...

Russian track cyclist Sveshnikov suspended for doping

Russian track cyclist Kirill Sveshnikov has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) said on Wednesday.

British women extend team pursuit reign at track cycling Worlds

Cali - Great Britain retained their women's team pursuit world crown Thursday, rallying to vanquish Canada to claim Britain's first gold of the 2014 track cycling World Championships.Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell -- members of the team that won Olympic gold ...

Texas judge rules against Lance Armstrong over prize money

A Texas judge has denied a request by lawyers for Lance Armstrong to block a sports insurance company from re-opening an arbitration agreement in which the firm paid $12 million in bonuses to the disg...

Wiggins plans on riding at Commonwealth Games

Olympic champion and 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins says he intends to ride at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.

Dallas sports insurer wants prize money back from Lance Armstrong

Lawyers for Lance Armstrong went to court in Dallas on Friday, to try to block a sports insurance company from re-opening an arbitration decision forcing the firm to pay $12 million in bonuses to the ...

Trek Travel offers cycling tours with the pros

Trek Travel, a leader in personalized cycling vacations, unveils new and unrivaled pro race access with the Trek Factory Racing team across the world’s biggest races.

Offenders urged to help as sport delves into doping past

An independent commission began delving into cycling's murky past on Tuesday, offering reduced sanctions for doping offenders who come forward with information.

Wiggins's kids bullied after Armstrong drugs admission

The children of British cyclist Bradley Wiggins were bullied and had to move schools following Lance Armstrong's admission last year that he had taken drugs while winning the Tour de France seven times.

New race offers women Champs Elysees finish

A newly-created cycling race will allow women to enjoy a finish at a packed Champs Elysees on the final day of the 2014 Tour de France.

Vuelta winner Horner joins Lampre-Merida

Vuelta winner Chris Horner's long quest for a team finally ended on Thursday when Italian outfit Lampre said they had recruited the American. "It's official.

Swiss team IAM invited into Tour de France

Swiss team IAM Cycling will ride the Tour de France for the first time as one of four teams to receive wildcard invitations for this year's race, organizers said on Tuesday.

Quintana to skip Tour de France to focus on Giro

Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana of Colombia will skip this year's race as he targets the Giro d'Italia.

Australia's Gerrans wins third Tour Down Under title

Australian Simon Gerrans stayed out of trouble in Sunday's final stage to finish ahead of compatriot Cadel Evans and become the first rider to win the Tour Down Under for a third time.

European Mobility Week in Fuengirola: Cycling for cleaner air Special

Fuengirola - Sunday is the last day of European Mobility Week and Fuengirola's day to "move for cleaner air." A bicycle ride was held, starting at 10 a.m. in the Plaza de España, in front of the town hall, riding through the town to the fairgrounds.

Canada Games 2013: medal standings Day 1 and 2

Sherbrooke - Canada Games 2013 is off to a roaring start as the youthful athletes compete in a wide variety of sporting events designed to bring the best athletic competitors to the fore of this nation and the world's consciousness.

Crazy French cyclist’s 163 mph speed record — on mountain bike

A Frenchman from Alsace region in eastern France has set a new world speed record for a mountain bike, assisted by a rocket.
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Tour de France, Peloton, 9 July 2005, ascending the Cote de Bad Herrenalb
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My Ellis Briggs bike.
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The fun at Bradford's SkyRide wasn't just about cycling. Bands played, street food was consumed with relish and some people even tested their mountain climbing skills.
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SkyRide - a family day out.
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A typical Mavic wheels cover - what lies beneath?
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Ellis Briggs  traditional hand built bicycle frames made in the same way since 1936.
Ellis Briggs, traditional hand built bicycle frames made in the same way since 1936.
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Paul shows me an Ellis Briggs, traditional hand built bicycle frame ready to be built up for an expectant customer.
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Chris Hoy pictured at London parade of Olympic winners following Team GB's cycling successes at Beijing 2008
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Great bikes
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Fuengirola held a bicycle ride to "move for clean air" on the last day of the European Mobility Week - "0% CO² 100% OK".
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The Mall in London, the finishing straight for stage 3 of the Tour de France 2014 in the UK.
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Fuengirola held a bicycle ride to "move for clean air" on the last day of the European Mobility Week.
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Fuengirola held a bicycle ride to "move for clean air" on the last day of the European Mobility Week - a family affair.
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Ellis Briggs, traditional hand built bicycle frames made in the same way since 1936.
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The upside to all the hills are the moments of speed awaiting cyclists on their descents.
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