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  • Pinot's Tour hopes boosted by FDJ's time trial improvements

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - French riders' chances of winning the Tour de France have long been hampered by their inability to perform in time trials, but Thibaut Pinot's FDJ team have changed their approach and the youngster may now be ready to take on the best against the clock. The…

    Reuters
  • German cyclist looks to race with 3D-printed prosthesis in Rio

    Schindler - who is collaborating with U.S. company Autodesk that designs the software behind the 3D printing - demonstrated the project to U.S. president Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at an industry fair in Germany a week ago. "We are currently testing the 3D-printed prosthesis…

    Reuters
  • Cookson warns cheats as UCI showcases motor detection method

    By Cecile Mantovani AIGLE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Cheats will not prosper was the message of International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson on Tuesday as the governing body stepped up its fight against mechanical fraud by showcasing a new method to detect hidden motors in bikes. Earlier…

    Reuters
  • Delaying expenses helps Estee Lauder's Q3 profit, hurts forecast

    Also, Estee Lauder's quarterly sales, excluding the effect of currency, did not rise as much as analysts expected, helping send the company's shares down as much as 3.7 percent on Tuesday. The company earned 73 cents per share on an adjusted basis in the third quarter, handily beating analysts'…

    Reuters
  • UCI to test thousands of race bicycles for hidden motors

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Cycling Union plans to test thousands of bicycles for hidden motors, including at the Tour de France and Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

    Associated Press
  • Nibali headlines Giro amid mechanical doping concerns

    Vincenzo Nibali knows exactly why he struggled so much last year, and this year the Sicilian is determined to return to cycling's pinnacle when he lines up as the main attraction in the Giro d'Italia, which begins Friday in the Netherlands. Nibali's 2014 Tour de France title made him the sixth…

    The Associated Press