Cycling

The Sufferfest renew sponsorship deal for UCI Women's Road World Cup

By Liam Morgan

UCI Women's Road World Cup sponsor The Sufferfest have launched a brand new prize for this season and the first was won by Lizzie Williams ©UCICycling training video firm The Sufferfest have renewed their deal to be a sponsor of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Women's Road World Cup for the second year running, it has been announced.

Longstanding sport and technical director leaves International Cycling Union

By David Owen

Philippe Chevallier has been removed from his UCI post as the cycling governing body continues to introduce changes ©UCIThe International Cycling Union (UCI) has parted company with Philippe Chevallier, its sport and technical director, it has been disclosed.

Tour of Britain Grand Depart to take place in Wales for first time

By Liam Morgan at Wembley Stadium in London

Wales was announced as host of the Grand Depart of this year's Tour of Britain at the launch at Wembley Stadium ©ITGWales will play host to the Grand Depart of the Tour of Britain for the first time in the event's history, it was announced here today.

Birthday delight for D'Hoore as she sprints to opening UCI Women's Road World Cup victory

By Michael Pavitt

Jolien  D'Hoore clinched the first Womens Road World Cup with UCI President Brian Cookson in attendance ©TwitterBelgian National Champion Jolien D'Hoore celebrated her 25th birthday by sprinting to victory at the Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe in The Netherlands, as the 2015 International Cycling Union (UCI) Women's Road World Cup got underway.

UCI announce series of anti-doping measures following CIRC report

By Michael Pavitt

UCI President Brian Cookson said he was determined to regain trust of fans, broadcasters and riders by acting on CIRC's recommendations ©Getty ImagesA series of new anti-doping measures have been announced today by the International Cycling Union (UCI) in response to the Cycling Independent Reform Commissions (CIRC) report and recommendations, published earlier in the week.

WADA to examine Cycling Independent Reform Commission report observations "in greater detail"

By Emily Goddard

David Howman has said WADA will now examine the Cycling Independent Reform Commission report observations "in greater detail" ©Getty ImagesDavid Howman, the director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), has commended the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) for its report, which his organisation will now "examine in greater detail" as it works to support clean athletes.

Verbruggen and McQuaid accused by new UCI report of colluding with Armstrong to cover up doping

By Duncan Mackay

Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaidFormer International Cycling Union (UCI) Presidents Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaid colluded with Lance Armstrong to help him avoid being caught for doping, a damning new report published today has claimed.

Dame Sarah Storey falls short of women's cycling hour record in London

By Michael Pavitt at the Lee Valley Velopark in London.

Dame Sarah Storey was attempting to break the record of Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel who has held the record since 2003 ©Getty ImagesEleven-time Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey has fallen short in her attempt to break the International Cycling Union (UCI) women's hour record at here today. 

Tour de France winner's future thrown into doubt as UCI request withdrawal of Astana's racing licence

By Michael Pavitt

The UCI have moved to revoke Astana's licence following an audit into the teams anti-doping procedures ©Getty ImagesIn an apparent U-turn, the International Cycling Union (UCI) have requested the withdrawal of the Astana Pro Team's World Tour licence, casting into doubt whether Italian Vincenzo Nibali will be able to defend his Tour de France title this summer. 
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