Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating

The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating on VeloNews.com .

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UCI commits to fight against motor cheating

The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at UCI commits to fight against motor cheating on VeloNews.com .

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What the Pros eat in a day on Tour

Various Cyclists Eating

Ever wondered how professional cyclists fuel three hard weeks in the saddle? We give an insight into a 6000 calorie day!

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Should EF-Education First Send Craddock home?

Lawson Craddock

While fans have been awed by Lawson Craddock's heroics after crashing hard on stage 1, the ethics of his continued participation are Read the full article at Should EF-Education First Send Craddock home? on VeloNews.com .

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Commentary: Should EF Education First-Drapac send Craddock home?

Lawson Craddock

While fans have been awed by Lawson Craddock's heroics after crashing hard on stage 1, the ethics of his continued participation are Read the full article at Commentary: Should EF Education First-Drapac send Craddock home? on VeloNews.com .

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Lefevere laments fallout in Froome case

Lefevere laments fallout in Froome case

Quick-Step boss Patrick Lefevere is fuming over the negative fallout from the Chris Froome case. Read the full article at Lefevere laments fallout in Froome case on VeloNews.com .

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Week in Tech: ‘Doping’ with 37.5 kits; Mavic TDF gear; new Bolle sunglasses

Here’s the Week in Tech — all the gear news, tips, and announcements you need and none of the marketing gibberish you don’t. Read the full article at Week in Tech: ‘Doping’ with 37.5 kits; Mavic TDF gear; new Bolle sunglasses on VeloNews.com .

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Clothing firm uses doping angle to sell its products

Doping kit (via thirtysevenfive Instagram)

“Hopefully this free sample will get them hooked on doping and then they’ll keep crawling back for another fix”

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Chris Froome hits back at suggestions wealth secured his acquittal

Chris Froome (Team Sky) speaks to the press at the start of stage 2

A day after the World Anti-Doping Agency released an extensive rebuttal to Chris Froome 's call to release the scientific studies that led to his anti-doping case being closed, the Team Sky rider says he's happy that WADA has given more information, even if he has yet to review it. "I'm happy that they have released more," said Froome. "I can't say I've read the whole thing. I've understood they've released more data and as I've said from the beginning I'm happy for them to do that." WADA, in its press release, noted that it had recommended a controlled pharmacokinetic study (CPKS) in Froome's case until it received his defense case and explanations of his salbutamol intake. Other athletes have undergone the CPKS only to lose their cases, like Diego Ulissi did in 2015. "I can't speak for Diego's case, but I know in my case it stopped at the ...

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Quick-Step Floors' quest for Tour de France lead ends on Mûr de Bretagne

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) came fourth on the stage

Thursday's stage 6 at the Tour de France was probably the last chance for Quick-Step Floors to take back the yellow jersey but none of the three riders within ten seconds of race leader Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) were able to match stage winner Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) on the 2km final climb of the Mûr de Bretagne. Stage favourite Julian Alaphilippe came into the stage only six seconds down on Van Avermaet, Philippe Gilbert trailed by three, and Bob Jungels, the team's GC rider, was an outsider at nine seconds. Alaphilippe proved to be the team's best finisher, three seconds behind the solo winner, but he missed out on the time bonus with fourth place, while Van Avermaet finished in the same time to keep the maillot jaune. Gilbert and Jungels trailed in with a group 12 seconds behind Martin. Shortly after crossing the finish line, Alaphilippe didn't ...

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Behind the data that is driving Lawson Craddock at the Tour

Take a deep dive into Lawson Craddock's physiological data from the Tour de France — recovery, sleep, and strain. Read the full article at Behind the data that is driving Lawson Craddock at the Tour on VeloNews.com .

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After crash, keeping Craddock in the Tour is team effort

American Lawson Craddock crashed hard in stage 1 and broke his scapula. He has vowed to press on. Read the full article at After crash, keeping Craddock in the Tour is team effort on VeloNews.com .

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Analysis: WADA appears to contradict UCI over Froome case decision

The World Anti-Doping Agency has apparently moved to distance itself from the UCI’s statement last week that it followed that Agency’s lead in dropping the case against Chris Froome. Releasing a statement on Wednesday, the agency repeatedly said that the UCI was the body which came to the decision to end the enquiry. This appears … The post Analysis: WADA appears to contradict UCI over Froome case decision appeared first on CyclingTips .

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WADA defends salbutamol rules in wake of Froome acquittal

Team Sky's Chris Froome on stage at the 2018 Tour de France team presentation

The World Anti-Doping Agency defended its rules against accusations from Team Sky and former Tour de France winner and Sky rider Bradley Wiggins that the regulations on salbutamol are "not fit for purpose," which arose after Chris Froome was acquitted of an anti-doping rule violation despite exceeding the allowed limit by 20 per cent. Wiggins made the comments in a podcast this week, but they echoed statements made from Froome that suggested WADA was keeping the scientific studies that helped to end his case from the public and that WADA's standards needed to be reviewed to prevent future "false positives". "I would welcome the publication by WADA of the scientific studies they relied on both to create the current testing regime and to exonerate me," Froome said last week. A WADA spokesperson told Cyclingnews via e-mail that there are some unpublished and ongoing studies on salbutamol and other beta-2 agonists, ...

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Tour de France: Richeze's speedy lead-out earns him Zwift Rider of the Day

2018 Tour de France Zwift Rider of the Day

While Colombian sprint prodigy Fernando Gaviria ( Quick-Step Floors ) may have won his second stage of the Tour de France during stage 4 , today's Zwift Rider of the Day goes to his teammate Maximilano Richeze. One of the top lead-out men in the sport, he's often on screen in the dying moments of a stage, but never the first to get the plaudits afterwards. Now 35, the Argentinean has enjoyed a late career resurgence at the Belgian team, largely in his role guiding Gaviria through the rough-and-tumble of sprint finishes before leaving him to finish off the job. Since Richeze joined the team in 2016, 24 of Gaviria's 29 wins have come with him at his side. The close connection between the pair, and the interdependence of lead-out man and sprinter, is demonstrated by the fact that Richeze has raced with Gaviria in 85 of his 112 race ...

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Today at the Tour: Two GC leaders, one yellow jersey at BMC Racing

Following Monday’s Stage 3 team time trial, BMC Racing emerged not only as stage winners but also leading the general classification — with two riders. Greg Van Avermaet claimed the maillot jaune, tied on time with American Tejay van Garderen. The decider? Stage placings on the first two days. Van Avermaet was 24th on Stage 1, … The post Today at the Tour: Two GC leaders, one yellow jersey at BMC Racing appeared first on CyclingTips .

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McQuaid: Brailsford is forgetting the Jiffy bag and should be humble

Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford speaks to the press ahead of the Tour de France

Two former UCI presidents have commented on the latest war of words between current president David Lappartient and Team Sky’s Dave Brailsford, with former UCI head Pat McQuaid calling for Chris Froome’s boss to be ‘a little more humble’. Brian Cookson, who took over from McQuaid and ran the UCI until last September, has called for all parties to ‘calm down’ with fears that the provocative language could lead to incidents on the road against riders. On Sunday, Brailsford stepped off the Team Sky bus to launch a scathing attack of Lappartient and the way in which he and the UCI handled the Chris Froome salbutamol case. "I think he's still got the local French mayor kind of mentality maybe," Brailsford told reporters. McQuaid, who made no secret of his support for Lappartient during the Frenchman’s election campaign last year, came to the defense of the Frenchman and reminded Brailsford ...

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More jeers for Froome at start of Tour de France's second stage

More jeers for Froome at start of Tour de France's second stage

Chris Froome was loudly booed again at the start of the Tour de France second stage, as the defending champion being cleared of doping last year seemed to count for little with the French crowd.

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Kittel: Third place in the sprint gives me confidence

Marcel Kittel speaks to the press in Noirmoutier-En-L'Ïle

Marcel Kittel ( Katusha-Alpecin ) finished third behind Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) in the opening sprint at the Tour de France but after his difficult start to the season and lack of a success, the result tasted almost as sweet as victory. Kittel won four stages at the 2017 Tour de France while riding for Quick-Step Floors but has struggled to build a successful lead-out train at Katusha-Alpecin. He has won just twice, at Tirreno-Adriatico , but has often been left frustrated and doubting his ability after coming up short in a number of other sprints. His third place in Fontenay-le-Comte blew away his doubts. “My power was there, my speed was there. The result gives me confidence. This is just the first chance,” the German said after completing his day at anti-doping. The sprint unfolded as Kittel and Katusha-Alpecin expected, allowing the German to execute ...

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Peter Sagan: I was up there but the best rider won today

Peter Sagan at the start of stage 1 in Noirmoutier-En-L'Ïle

Peter Sagan sportingly accepted defeat in the opening sprint of the Tour de France , happy to have avoided the late crash that saw several overall contenders lose time, as he survived the hectic final kilometre that include a left turn and then a descent before a 300-metre kick up to the finish line. The world champion does not ask his teammates to give him a lead-out but likes to be protected before doing his own thing in the final kilometre. Bora-Hansgrohe led the peloton with Marcus Burghardt, Daniel Oss and Lukas Postlberger dropping Sagan off just where he wanted, while also protecting Rafal Majka, who avoided the crashes and so gained time on Chris Froome, and many of his overall rivals. As so often is the case, Sagan was in the right place at the right time after the left turn. He was tucked on eventual winner Fernando Gaviria's ...

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