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  • Rio cancels Olympic velodrome builder's contract

    Rio de Janeiro's city government said on Monday it had canceled its contract with the company constructing the Olympic velodrome about two months before the start of the Summer Games in Brazil, after the firm filed for bankruptcy protection. Rio-based Tecnosolo "did not have the conditions to…

  • Ruthless Nibali leaves mark on dramatic Giro win

    Some will call Vincenzo Nibali's dramatic Giro d'Italia victory lucky, but it served as a reminder that 'The Shark' is dangerous when in deep water. Three years after the Italian sealed a maiden pink jersey with an epic ride through the snowy Dolomites mountains, a second Giro triumph looked out of…

  • Prosecutor: Eddy Merckx to be charged in corruption case

    Five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx, considered by many the greatest cyclist of all time, will be charged Wednesday in a Belgian corruption case linked to irregular purchases of equipment by Brussels-area police and municipalities, a Brussels prosecutor said. The prosecutor, who spoke…

    The Associated Press
  • Cycling-Henao cleared after biological data concerns - UCI

    Colombian rider Sergio Henao has been cleared of any wrongdoing after his biological data were analysed by experts, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Tuesday. Henao was withdrawn from racing by Team Sky last month after concerns re-surfaced about his biological data. "On 20 April 2016,…

  • VanMoof’s ‘unstealable’ SmartBike comes with a surprising promise

    A Dutch bike firm is offering an unusual deal with its latest high-tech two-wheeler. The company promises that if it's stolen, a recovery team will track it down and return it to you within two weeks. And if it fails, it'll give you a new one instead.

    Digital Trends
  • Giro d’Italia ratings: Masterful Nibali trumps the competition

    Astana's Vincenzo Nibali pulled off one of the great grand tour wins of modern times at this year's Giro, while a new generation of riders won over fans and media alike

  • Olympics-New Zealand's Walker fails in Rio BMX bid

    London Olympics BMX silver medallist Sarah Walker has failed to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games after injury hampered the New Zealander's last chance of making the starting line in August. The 27-year-old injured her shoulder in training at the world championships in Colombia and was only able…

  • Pajon, Daudet win BMX titles; Post, Long qualify for US team

    MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) -- Mariana Pajon of Colombia has won the women's elite race at the BMX world championships, while Joris Daudet of France took the men's title.

    The Associated Press
  • Eddy Merckx may face trial in Belgian cycle kickback probe - newspaper

    By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS, May 31 (Reuters) - Belgian cycling idol Eddy Merckx may face trial following an investigation of kickbacks paid for the supply of bicycles to Brussels police, a Belgian newspaper said on Tuesday. Merckx could not be reached for comment but the 70-year-old five-time…