Bradley Wiggins has described British Cycling's marginal gains theory as "a load of rubbish". Wiggins won five Olympic gold medals for Team GB - four on the track and one on the road - but it appears the 36-year-old was not a believer in some of the practices being preached. With former Olympic champion Chris Boardman originally leading the way, British Cycling has attempted to gain an advantage over its competitors by developing advances in bike technology and other equipment.
March 26 (Gracenote) - Final Classification from Volta a Catalunya on Sunday 1. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 25:27:15" 2. Alberto Contador (Spain / Trek) +1:03" 3. Marc Soler (Spain / Movistar) +1:16" 4.
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Brazilian team Soul Brasil Pro Cycling faces another ban from racing after two more riders were implicated in doping. The International Cycling Union says the team will be judged by its disciplinary panel which can impose bans of up to one year. Cycling rules allow teams to be suspended if two riders are caught doping in a one-year period. In December, the team's riders were suspended for 55 days after three cases involving the banned blood booster CERA since July. They included Kleber Ramos of Brazil, who competed in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic road race. The UCI says the latest cases involve biological passport results for Alex Correia Diniz, who is provisionally suspended,