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France pays last respects to cycling hero Poulidor

SAINT-LEONARD-DE-NOBLAT, France (Reuters) - Mourners at the funeral of Raymond Poulidor on Tuesday paid tribute to a French cyclist who never achieved his goal of winning the Tour de France but in the process won widespread admiration for...

Cycling great Poulidor laid to rest

Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat (France) (AFP) - Former Tour de France winners Bernard Thevenet and Bernard Hinault were among hundreds of mourners who gathered in the village of Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat on Tuesday for the funeral of Raymond Poulidor, who died last week...

It is a disgrace and unfair that women earn so little in prize money

Alberto Bettiol has described the prize money given to women at the Tour of Flanders, one of the biggest one-day races in the men's and women's WorldTour calendars, as 'a disgrace'.Italian rider Bettiol earned €20,000 in prize money...

Froome’s Olympic hopes dented by Team GB quota

Paris (AFP) - If Chris Froome is to fulfil his ambition of making a tilt for gold at the 2020 Olympic Games road race, he will have one fewer teammate than five of his rivals on the mountainous...

Van der Poel dedicates win to cycling legend granddad Poulidor

Brussels (AFP) - Dutch cycling ace Mathieu van der Poel fought back tears on Saturday after he won a World Cup cyclo-cross event in the Czech Republic just three days after his legendary grandfather Raymond Poulidor's death.Poulidor, who...

British Cycling physio alleges Shane Sutton ‘bullied’ Dr Richard Freeman during medical tribunal

Shane Sutton and Dr Richard Freeman had a “monumental falling out” over the costs of a flight back from Colombia which Freeman took in 2015 following a family bereavement, a medical tribunal has heard. After that incident, Sutton...

Froome crash underlines ‘scary’ dangers of cycling

Shanghai (AFP) - Tour de France winner Egan Bernal said Friday that competitive cyclists are only ever one corner from catastrophe, reflecting on Chris Froome's high-speed crash in June.The four-time Tour champion Froome fractured a thigh, elbow and...

British Cycling and Team Sky ordered Viagra for riders, medical tribunal hears

The mystery of the 2011 batch of testosterone delivered to British Cycling’s headquarters deepened on Thursday after a medical tribunal heard that Viagra may also have been part of the order.It was also claimed that a stock of...

Shane Sutton decides against returning to Dr Richard Freeman tribunal

Shane Sutton has decided against returning for a further day of cross-examination at Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal.The former head coach of Team Sky and British Cycling sensationally stormed out of Tuesday afternoon’s session after denying allegations that...

Tour de France ‘eternal runner-up’ Poulidor dies at 83

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up” whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. He was 83.Decades after his career ended,...

Much-admired Tour de France cyclist Poulidor dies at age 83

BRUSSELS — Raymond Poulidor, known as the “eternal runner-up” behind five-time Tour de France winners Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx, has died. He was 83 years old.Arguably France’s most popular cyclist, Poulidor secured a record eight podium finishes...

Tributes pour in for Poulidor, French cycling’s eternal runner-up

Bordeaux (AFP) - Tributes flooded in Wednesday for Raymond Poulidor, the universally loved cyclist who died aged 83 but will forever be remembered as the greatest French rider never to win the Tour de France.His astonishing career spanning...

Tour de France’s perennial runner-up Poulidor dies at 83

PARIS (Reuters) - French cyclist Raymond Poulidor, best known for failing to win the Tour de France while coming agonizingly close on numerous occasions, has died aged 83, French media reported on Wednesday.Nicknamed "Pou-Pou" and a public favorite...

Australian cycling champion Modra killed in road collision

(Reuters) - Five-time Paralympic gold medalist Kieran Modra has died after being hit by a car while riding his bike north of Adelaide on Wednesday.The 47-year-old, who was visually impaired, collided with a car that was traveling in...

Ex-Team Sky coach Sutton storms out of doping probe medical tribunal

London (AFP) - The ex-head coach of British Cycling and Team Sky Shane Sutton reacted with fury at a medical tribunal in Manchester on Tuesday after being forced to defend himself against accusations of bullying, doping and lying.Representing...

Iconic Place de la Concorde earmarked for Paris Olympics urban sports

Paris (AFP) - Urban sports at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games such as skateboarding, 3x3 basketball, BMX cycling and climbing may be contested right in the heart of the city, several sources told AFP on Tuesday.From the proposed...

Shane Sutton testimony delayed at Richard Freeman’s tribunal

Shane Sutton’s eagerly anticipated first day as a witness at the medical tribunal of Dr Richard Freeman was a washout on Monday as the hearing, not for the first time, got bogged down in behind-the-scenes legal arguments. The former...

Richard Freeman’s defence requests release of Shane Sutton’s secret affidavit

Shane Sutton, the former British Cycling (BC) head coach, submitted a secret affidavit to a newspaper that was “totally inconsistent” with evidence he gave to a parliamentary inquiry into doping in sport, a General Medical Council tribunal was...

Froome says hip surgery went perfectly

London (AFP) - Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome said surgery to remove a metal plaque and six screws from his hip went perfectly as his bid to regain full fitness overcame another hurdle on Friday.Froome fractured...

Shane Sutton’s ‘credibility and integrity’ to be questioned by Richard Freeman’s defence in medical...

The “credibility and integrity” of Shane Sutton, the former British Cycling and Team Sky head coach, will be called into question by lawyers acting for the teams’ former doctor, Richard Freeman, at a medical tribunal in Manchester.Freeman’s legal...

Irish sprinter Bennett leaves Bora

Brussels (AFP) - Irish sprinter Sam Bennett is to leave Bora-Hansgrohe, the German team announced on Thursday, and is expected to join Deceuninck-Quick Step.Bennett, 29, won three stages at the 2018 Giro d'Italia and two stages on this...

Alexandre Vinokourov cleared of corruption in race-fixing case

BRUSSELS — A judicial official says former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov and fellow rider Alexandr Kolobnev have been cleared of corruption charges in a suspected case of race-fixing.The pair faced up to six months in jail after...

Vinokourov, Kolobnev acquitted of fixing cycling classic

Brussels (AFP) - Former cyclists Alexander Vinokourov and Alexander Kolobnev were acquitted Tuesday by a court in Liege of fixing a major cycling race in 2010, Belga news agency reported.Vinokourov, who won Olympic road race gold in London...

Vinokourov cleared of corruption in race-fixing case

BRUSSELS (AP) -- A judicial official says former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov and fellow rider Alexandr Kolobnev have been cleared of corruption charges in a suspected case of race-fixing.The pair faced up to six months in jail...

Elite cycling centre boss sacked after bullying claims

Lausanne (AFP) - The head of the elite World Cycling Centre Frederic Magne has been removed from his post in Switzerland by the International Cycling Union, who say they have lost confidence in the former track world champion...

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