• Reuters2 hours ago

    Cycling-Golden girl Kenny puzzled by omnium changes

    By Martyn Herman LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Britain's track cycling golden girl Laura Kenny says drastic changes to the omnium event she has owned at the past two Olympics have left her scratching her head. A few weeks after marrying six-times Olympic track champion Jason Kenny in September, cycling's governing body the UCI axed the pursuit, flying lap and time trial from the omnium and introduced a 7.5km "tempo race". Although Kenny welcomes change if it helps makes the omnium more TV friendly, she admits being clueless about the tempo race she was set to ride on Saturday.

  • NASCAR.com

    Dale Jr. confirms wedding date, gives health update

    LAS VEGAS -- Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s offseason plans include a test to confirm the Hendrick Motorsports driver is fit and ready to return to competition. Wedding bells will be a part of the brief break as well. The sport's most popular driver confirmed Friday night that he and fiancée Amy Reimann will be married on New Year's Eve. MORE: Relive all of Junior's wins | Dale Jr. on offseason: We're going testing "I'll be happy to tell you guys what we've got planned when the time is right," he said of an effort to test before returning to competition. "We do have a good plan and NASCAR has been very easy to work with. They made a new rule for situations for drivers like this to allow a driver to get

  • sports.nbcsports.com

    Urban Cycling World Championships |

    BEIJING — The International Cycling Union has announced broad plans to develop the sport in China in partnership with Wanda Sports. The UCI says the deal includes creating a six-day Tour of Guangxi stage race on the World Tour calendar each October, China hosting the UCI’s end-of-season awards gala, and building a development center for young riders in China. The UCI says China will also host the new Urban Cycling World Championships annually through 2019. UCI President Brian Cookson says the deal is a “wonderful opportunity to engage with literally hundreds of millions more people.” Wanda’s investment in cycling follows signing a four-World Cup sponsorship deal with FIFA in March. The Wanda