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Mark Cavendish opens up about battle with depression

Mark Cavendish says he has successfully come through a two-year battle with clinical depression revealing on Monday he was "dark" but is ...

French sports minister says government still mulling options for 2020 Tour

PARIS (AFP) - After a few days of media reports and rumors that the ASO is considering ways it could still hold the 2020 Tour de France w...

Schachmann holds on to win Paris-Nice, the last pro road race for a while

La Colmiane, France (AFP) - Germany's Maximilian Schachmann of the Bora-hansgrohe team won the Paris-Nice cycling race on Saturday holdin...

Bike racing isn't canceled yet: Schachmann takes Paris-Nice opener

Plaisir, France (AFP) - Maximilian Schachmann won the opening stage in the Paris-Nice on Sunday, taking a frantic four-man sprint at the ...

UAE officials announce six more coronavirus cases from UAE Tour

Dubai (AFP) - The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced six more coronavirus cases linked to an abandoned cycling event, saying that ...

Coronavirus lockdown extended on French teams at UAE Tour

Paris (AFP) - Two French cycling teams described their continued coronavirus quarantine in the United Arab Emirates as confusing on Monda...

Ganna sets new men's individual pursuit world record, wins fourth title

Berlin (AFP) - Italian Filippo Ganna beat his own men's individual pursuit world record with a time of four minutes and 1.934 seconds bef...

Israel Start-Up Nation's diplomatic mission at the UAE Tour

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) - An Israeli cycling team raced through Dubai on Sunday, taking part in the UAE Tour for the first time...

Chris Froome eager to seize 'second chance' after injury comeback

Paris, Feb 21, 2020 (AFP) - Chris Froome says "it will be a huge relief just to be back in the peloton" next week in the UAE Tour, eight ...

Vasil Kiryienka retires with heart issue

Vasil Kiryienka, the veteran Belarusian cyclist who helped Chris Froome to multiple Tour de France wins, retired on Thursday due to a hea...

Tour of Hainan canceled due to coronavirus

PARIS (AFP) - The UCI has announced that the Tour of Hainan, scheduled to take place in China's southernmost province from February 23 to...

Ewan extends with Lotto-Soudal

Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan, who won three stages at this year's Tour de France, has extended his contract with Lotto-Soudal until the...

2020 Vuelta a Espana takes in Netherlands, France and Portugal

MADRID (AFP) - The Vuelta a Espana unveiled an international route on Tuesday with Spanish cycling's grand tour embarking from the Nether...

Israel launches first WorldTour team

Israel launched its first WorldTour team Wednesday, the latest sporting initiative funded by a Canadian-Israeli billionaire who sees it a...

Rwanda cycling boss resigns as body hit by corruption, sexual assault allegations

The president of the Rwanda Cycling Federation, Aimable Bayingana, has resigned following multiple allegations of corruption and accusati...

Freeman, Ex-Sky doctor to admit he 'told a lot of lies'

Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman will tell a medical tribunal he "told a lot of lies" and ordered the banned su...

Froome's road to recovery: No Saitama criterium, instead starts exhibition team time trial

SAITAMA, Japan (AFP) - Still limping heavily, Chris Froome is fighting back from less than zero, he told AFP on Saturday. The four-time T...

Report: Mountains galore again for 2020 Tour de France

PARIS (AFP) - The 2020 Tour de France will be as mountainous and open to attacks as this year's vintage edition, the race designer hinted...

Froome will return to racing at the Saitama Criterium

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will take part in one of the events surrounding the Saitama Criterium in Japan in October,...

Egan Bernal to skip world championships

Tour de France winner Egan Bernal will skip this month's Road World Championships, the cycling federation in his native Colombia said on ...

Dave Brailsford reveals prostate cancer battle

LONDON (AFP) - Team Ineos general manager Dave Brailsford has revealed he has undergone surgery for prostate cancer. The 55-year-old who ...