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

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.

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

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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.