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

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.

Mike Woods achieves rare Canadian cycling feat at road race worlds

Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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Mike Woods, the second Canadian to win a Spanish Vuelta stage earlier this month, became the country’s first cyclist to reach the podium in a road race in 34 years on Sunday with a third-place finish at the world championships.

Emotional Michael Woods 2nd-ever Canadian to win stage at Spanish Vuelta

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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Canada's Michael Woods won the 17th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Wednesday. The Ottawa native outlasted the field in a 157-kilometre 17th stage that finished with a tough climb up Balcon de Bizkaia in Basque Country.

Despite recent crash, Canada’s Mike Woods ready for second crack at Spanish Vuelta

Friday, August 24th, 2018
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Ottawa cyclist Michael Woods is poised to tackle the Spanish Vuelta — a 3,271-kilometre, three-week marathon that starts Saturday in Malaga.

Geraint Thomas wins his 1st Tour de France title

Sunday, July 29th, 2018
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Geraint Thomas tightened Team Sky's grip on the Tour de France when he handed the British outfit their sixth title in seven years on Sunday and there is no sign that their domination will end anytime soon.

Geraint Thomas effectively seals 1st Tour de France victory

Saturday, July 28th, 2018
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Geraint Thomas effectively sealed his first Tour de France title on Saturday by protecting the yellow jersey in the penultimate stage time trial.

Lance Armstrong reaches $5M settlement with U.S. government

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million US settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career.