Cycling

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. 

Peal Izumi Tour Series cycling launched for 2015

By Michael Pavitt at StadiumMK in Milton Keynes

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series will feature ten teams and several guest teams during the five weeks ©Pearl Izumi Tour SeriesThe 2015 Pearl Izumi Tour Series was launched here today, with Mick Bennett, race director of Series organisers Sweetspot, unveiling the venues and teams that would feature in this year's event.

Meares wins historic eleventh world title as Track Cycling World Championships end

By Michael Pavitt

Anna Meares has more World Championship golds than any other woman following her Keirin win ©Getty ImagesAustralia's legendary sprinter Anna Meares secured her eleventh world title to become the most decorated women's world champion of all time on the final day of the International Cycling Union Track Cycling World Championships in Paris.

Vogel retains women's sprint title on penultimate day of UCI Track Cycling World Championships

By Michael Pavitt

Kristina Vogel retained her womens sprint world title ©Getty ImagesGermany's Kristina Vogel retained her women's sprint crown at the Track Cycling World Championships in the Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Paris today.

Cookson warns UCI independent report on doping will make "uncomfortable reading"

By Duncan Mackay

UCI President Brian Cookson has warned that an independent report into historic allegations of doping in cycling will make "uncomfortable reading" ©Getty ImagesA report into doping during the Lance Armstrong-era will make "uncomfortable reading" International Cycling Union (UCI) Brian Cookson warned today. 

Pervis stars once more at UCI Track Cycling World Championships

By Michael Pavitt

France's François Pervis secured his second gold of the UCI Track Cycling Championships in Paris after winning the 1km time trial ©Getty ImagesLocal hero François Pervis delivered another exemplary performance in the men's kilo time trial to secure his second gold of the Track Cycling World Championships in the Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Paris today. 

Australia shatter world record to end Britain's four-year unbeaten run

By Michael Pavitt

Australia's women's team pursuiters celebrate smashing the world record on the way to gold ©Getty ImagesAustralia shattered the world record for the women's 4,000 metres team pursuit on their way to gold at the Track Cycling World Championships in Paris, a result which ended Great Britain's four-year unbeaten streak in the event.

Hosts claim controversial gold medal on opening day of UCI Track Cycling World Championships

By Liam Morgan

The French team were awarded the gold medal after New Zealand were penalised by a rule break in the final ©Getty ImagesFrance's men claimed the team sprint gold medal in controversial circumstances as the International Cycling Union (UCI) Track Cycling World Championships got off to a dramatic start at Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Paris.
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