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Cycling team Astana’s licence in jeopardy over doping concern

Lausanne, Feb 28 (IANS) — The world cycling federation (UCI) has called for the withdrawal of the racing licence for... (more...)

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Australian women break world record for world cycling title

Paris, Feb 20 (IANS) — The Australian women’s team set a new world record to lift the team pursuit title at the... (more...)

Spanish cyclist Contador expects to retire in 2016

Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) — Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador has revealed that he would probably retire from top level... (more...)

Kerala finish second in 35th National Games

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13 (IANS) — Curtains came down Friday night at the 35th National Games with the home state... (more...)

Cavendish wins first stage at Dubai Tour cycling race

Dubai, Feb 5 (IANS) — Cyclist Mark Cavendish from the Isle of Man won the first stage in the 145-kilometre opening... (more...)

Would cheat again but I am a changed man: Armstrong

London, Jan 27 (IANS) — Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he should be forgiven after suffering a lot of public... (more...)

Tour de France announces wild card teams for 2015

Paris, Jan 15 (IANS) — Tour de France organisers have announced the list of teams to participate in this year’s... (more...)

Devendra Thakur wins cycling event

Mohali, De Dec 29 (IANS) — Hero Action Team, India’s first professionally managed mountain biking team, dominated... (more...)

8,000 entries likely for Cycling Marathon

Bengaluru, Dec 19 (IANS) — Over 8,000 cyclists, including 150 elite licensed cyclists, are expected to participate... (more...)

Europcar could miss 2015 Tour de France

Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) — French cycling team Europcar have been stripped of their World Tour status by the International... (more...)

Astana retains World Tour cycling licence

Paris, Dec 11 (IANS) — Controversial cycling team Astana, whose leading rider was this year’s Tour de France... (more...)

Nigerian cyclist to raise funds for Ebola victims

Lagos (Nigeria), Nov 26 (IANS) — A Nigeria-born cyclist Tuesday said he was set to embark on a 1,000-km journey from... (more...)

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