South African Daryl Impey won the sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia as Chris Froome fell out of contention after being trapped on the wrong side of a peloton split on Saturday. Italians Alessandro De Marchi and Dario Cataldo looked set to contest a two-man sprint after jumping away from the leading group 15km from the end but they were reined in within 50 meters of the line as Orica Scott's Impey surged ahead.
A favorite topic this NASCAR season has been Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s adventures as he takes up cycling – partially because it seems to be the newest cross-training fad among drivers, but mostly because Junior’s stories (read: struggles) tend to be incredibly entertaining and relatable. It actually left the No. 88 Chevrolet driver with a new skill on two wheels: riding with only one eye open. The weather in the desert last weekend was north of 90 degrees, but that didn’t stop the Hendrick Motorsports teammates – Earnhardt, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Chase Elliott – from setting out on a 30-mile ride between practice and the qualifier, Earnhardt detailed on his weekly Dale Jr. Download podcast.
Team Sky have come under the microscope in recent months after a UK Anti-Doping investigation was launched into a package ordered by former team doctor Richard Freeman and delivered to Wiggins at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine race. Wiggins, a five-time Olympic champion and the 2012 Tour de France winner, welcomed the investigation in an interview with Sky Sports' Soccer AM program. "It's the worst thing to be accused of as a man of my integrity given what I believe and what I've done to get to where I am today," said Wiggins, who retired from cycling in December.