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Secrecy and suspense over Tour de France’s fate

Paris (AFP) - Less than three months before the Tour de France's scheduled start, the possibility of cycling's greatest show taking place remains shrouded in doubt, while the organisers have thrown up a wall of silence.The highlight of...

Italian way of life could get in Nibali’s way amid coronvarius outbreak

(Reuters) - Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has been advised to keep his weight down so he can ride full steam ahead when racing resumes, but the former Tour de France champion knows it will be hard to follow his...

Indoor cycling apps get leg-up from coronavirus shutdown

By Martyn Herman and Kathryn LurieLONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cyclists deprived of their weekend ride out with friends and fitness fanatics who can't get to the gym are turning to online cycling workouts to help them stay in...

British Cycling urges government not to outlaw riding bikes during crisis

(Reuters) - Riding a bicycle should be encouraged as a safe means of transport and improving resistance to coronavirus during the ongoing pandemic, British Cycling said on Thursday.Julia Harrington, the organization's chief executive, has written to health secretary...

UCI president hopes Giro, other races can go ahead in autumn

PARIS — The president of the International Cycling Union hopes the Giro d’Italia and other races postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak can go ahead later this year.Four one-day classic races to be held next month were canceled...

Fears for Tour de France as mudfest Paris-Roubaix postponed

Paris (AFP) - The Paris-Roubaix cycling race, a major event on the French sports calendar, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday as organisers held back on changing dates for the Tour de France.The one-day Paris-Roubaix...

Cycling’s Tour of Romandy joins coronavirus cancelled list

Lausanne (AFP) - The Tour of Romandy, a key race in the cycling calendar, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, cycling authorities said on Monday.Run over a week in late April and early May, the race...

UCI seeks retroactive end to Olympic qualifying process

LONDON (Reuters) - Cycling's governing body (UCI) plans to retroactively use March 3 as the cut-off point for Olympic qualification in mountain bike, BMX Racing and BMX Freestyle as the coronavirus pandemic continues to decimate the sporting calendar.Road...

Schachmann wins Paris-Nice held amid coronavirus outbreak

VALDEBLORE-LA COLMIANE, France (AP) -- German cyclist Maximilian Schachmann won the Paris-Nice race on Saturday in a rare case of a sporting event still going ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic.While France's soccer and rugby leagues scrapped their matches...

Schachmann wins shortened Paris-Nice cycling race

La Colmiane (France) (AFP) - Germany's Maximilian Schachmann of the Bora-Hansgrohe team won the Paris-Nice cycling race on Saturday, holding on in a frantic climb to a summit finish where he fell to the ground exhausted.The race was...

Schachmann clings on to lead at truncated Paris-Nice

Apt (France) (AFP) - Germany's Maximilian Schachmann held on to the overall lead of Paris-Nice on Friday, with racing set to go ahead on Saturday despite the coronavirus pandemic.The final stage scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled, with...

Cycling – Giro d’Italia postponed due to coronavirus

By Martyn Herman(Reuters) - The Giro d'Italia, which was due to start in Budapest, has been postponed after the Hungarian government's move to declare a state of emergency in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, race organizers RCS...

Cycling: Giro d’Italia postponed due to coronavirus

By Martyn Herman(Reuters) - The Giro d'Italia, which was due to start in Budapest, has been postponed after the Hungarian government's move to declare a state of emergency in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, race organizers RCS...

Giro d’Italia postponed due to coronavirus

Rome (AFP) - This year's Giro d'Italia cycling race has been postponed due to coronavirus fears, race organisers RCS said on Friday.No new date for the first Grand Tour of the season, originally set for May 9-31, has...

Final stage of Paris-Nice race canceled due to coronavirus

(Reuters) - The Paris-Nice cycling race will end a day early in view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said on Friday.Sunday's eighth stage into Nice has been canceled, meaning Saturday's seventh to Valdebore la Colmiane will be...

Italy’s Bonifazio wins Paris-Nice fifth stage

La Côte-Saint-André (France) (AFP) - Niccolo Bonifazio called his victory in the fifth stage of the Paris-Nice race "a little gift for my country", with Italy plunged into a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis.Powering towards the...

USA Cycling brings back Miller to head Tokyo Olympics effort

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) USA Cycling will have a familiar face directing its efforts at the Tokyo Olympics this year.The national governing body announced Wednesday the return of Jim Miller as its head of elite athletics. Miller spent...

Schachmann survives trial and tightens grip on Paris-Nice lead

Saint-Amand-Montrond (France) (AFP) - Max Schachmann strengthened his hold on the lead in the Paris-Nice race on Wednesday after finishing second in the time trial behind Soeren Kragh Andersen.Schachmann, a German who rides for Bora, finished the 15.1...

Garcia Cortina defies Sagan in Paris-Nice sprint

La Châtre (France) (AFP) - Spain's Ivan Garcia Cortina of the Bahrain-McLaren team took advantage of a late crash to emerge as surprise winner in a bunch sprint on stage three of the Paris Nice cycling race on...

Cancelling the Giro d’Italia or Tour de France would be a disaster, says UCI...

Cancelling the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France would be a disaster for cycling, says UCI president David Lappartient whose sport has already been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis.Several races, including the Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-Sanremo, have been called off...

Cancelling Giro and Tour de France would be disaster: UCI’s Lappartient

AIGLE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Cancelling the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France would be a disaster for cycling, says UCI president David Lappartient whose sport has already been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis.Several races, including the Tirreno-Adriatico...

UCI President Lappartient – Cancelling Grand Tours would be a disaster for cycling [Video]

SHOWS: AIGLE, SWITZERLAND (MARCH 9, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)1. . (SOUNDBITE, English) UCI PRESIDENT DAVID LAPPARTIENT SAYING ON POTENTIAL CANCELLATION OF GIRO D'ITALIA:"That would be a disaster for our sport, of course if we can't have the...

Nizzolo wins tough Paris-Nice stage as big guns misfire

Châlette-sur-Loing (France) (AFP) - Italian sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo pounced late to win a rainy stage two of the Paris-Nice on Monday, as pre-race favourite Nairo Quintana suffered a damaging day.Sunday's stage 1 winner Germany's Maximilian Schachmann of the...

Schachmann grabs his chance in rainy Paris-Nice opener

Plaisir (France) (AFP) - Maximilian Schachmann won the opening stage in the Paris-Nice on Sunday, taking a frantic four-man sprint at the end of a dank day's racing through northern France.Schachmann, a German who rides for Bora, edged...

French cycling’s ‘race to the sun’ escapes coronavirus

Paris (AFP) - The Paris-Nice often sets the agenda for the cycling season and as the eight day tour embarks Sunday toward the sunny south it offers a ray of hope for a cycling season under a coronavirus...

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