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

Tadej Pogacar, 21, set to become youngest Tour de France champ, post-WWII

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris, all but guaranteeing that he'll win the title at cycling's greatest race.

Canada’s Mike Woods wins Stage 3 of Tirreno, takes overall lead at Italian race

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
Italy Cycling Tirreno Adriatico

Powering up a climb so steep that bystanders gave riders helping pushes, Canadian racer Michael Woods won Stage 3 of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Wednesday and took the overall lead.

Canada’s Mike Woods to ride with British star cyclist Chris Froome in 2021

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Cyclist and Ottawa native Mike Woods is joining British star Chris Froome next season at Team Israel Start-Up Nation, which is co-owned by Canadian-born Sylvan Adams, a former Canadian Masters cycling champion who emigrated to Israel in 2015.

Canadian cyclists Simmerling, Mitchell using Olympic delay to their advantage

Friday, July 31st, 2020

The postponement of this summer's Tokyo Olympics until 2021 has meant different things for different athletes. For alpine skier-turned-ski-cross racer-turned-cyclist Georgia Simmerling, it's meant putting off retirement. For track cycling up-and-comer Kelsey Mitchell, it's meant another year of seasoning.

Tour de France samples re-tested for unnamed substance: report

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Samples from the 2017 Tour de France are being re-tested as authorities look for a previously undetectable performance-enhancing substance, Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reported on Saturday.

Tour de France postponed, to be held starting in late August

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

The Tour de France has been postponed to Aug. 29-Sept 20 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the International Cycling Union said on Wednesday.

Tour de France postponed after weeks of holding out hope, no new dates set

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

After weeks of holding out hope the Tour de France would be able to go ahead as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic, the world's most famous cycling race was finally added to the list of sporting events called off.

Tour de France holding out on postponement through global pandemic

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Perhaps no other sports event puts so many fans in such close contact with athletes as the Tour de France, with swarms of people clogging city streets, winding roads and soaring mountain passes during cycling's three-week showpiece and getting within touching distance of the riders.

Canadian women set new national mark at track cycling world championships in Berlin

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The Canadian women’s team had a blistering day at the Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin on Thursday.

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

Monday, October 14th, 2019

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