Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Cycling’ Category

Eddy Merckx, regarded by many as greatest cyclist ever, hospitalized after bike crash

Monday, October 14th, 2019
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A Belgian newspaper reported Monday that cycling great Eddy Merckx sustained head injuries in a crash while riding with friends.

Canada’s Michael Woods wins milestone Milan-Turin cycling race

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Canada's Michael Woods held off Spain's Alejandro Valverde at the line to win the 100th edition of the Milan-Turin cycling race on Wednesday.

Canadian cyclist Hugo Barrette involved in crash at Pan Am track championships

Friday, September 6th, 2019
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Canadian track cyclist Hugo Barrette was involved in a crash during the semifinals of the keirin event on Thursday at the Pan American track championships in Bolivia.

No stranger to pain, Mike Woods pedals on with broken ribs at Tour de France

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Ignoring two broken ribs, Canadian Mike Woods finished 88th in Thursday's 209.5-kilometre Stage 12 of the Tour de France.

Canada’s Mike Woods works way to 10th overall in Stage 4 despite crash

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
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Team EF Education First rider Michael Woods of Ottawa was involved in a minor crash late in Stage 4 of the Tour de France on Tuesday and finished 64th, but still moved up one spot to 10th overall.

Canada’s Mike Woods gearing up for 1st Tour de France appearance

Friday, July 5th, 2019
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Canadian Mike Woods remembers growing up watching the Tour de France. Now the 32-year-old from Ottawa wants to give viewers back home something to cheer about. Woods, in his first Tour de France, is aiming for a stage win.

Austrian cyclists Preidler, Denifl barred from competition amid doping probe

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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The International Cycling Union on Tuesday suspended Austrian riders Georg Preidler and Stefan Denifl because of their role in an international blood-doping ring. The duo made up Austria's road-race team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Austrian Olympic cyclist Georg Preidler quits Groupama team over blood doping

Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Austrian cyclist Georg Preidler has admitted to blood doping linked to a case in which five skiers were arrested, his professional team Groupama-FDJ said Monday.

Georgia Simmerling leads Canada to silver in return to cycling

Friday, January 18th, 2019
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Georgia Simmerling helped Canada capture a silver medal in a World Cup women's team pursuit as she returned to cycling after a serious injury.

Armstrong whistleblower Floyd Landis starting own cycling team based in Canada

Friday, October 5th, 2018
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Floyd Landis is using money he earned by taking down Lance Armstrong to start his own cycling team. The man whose own doping saga cost him the 2006 Tour de France title and eventually helped expose Armstrong's cheating says he's building a developmental team for 2019 that will be based out of Canada.