Christian Prudhomme

Mont Ventoux madness: A first-hand perspective from the Tour

Sitting in the media interview truck metres from the finish of stage 12 of the Tour, the TV pictures of Richie Porte stopped by the side of the road surprised many. But what came next was completely unprecedented. The images of Chris Froome running up the road without a bike in sight were startling and …


Prudhomme: The wind was 104 km/h, Ventoux is impossible

MONTPELLIER, France (CT) – Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme has explained the decision to cancel the summit finish on Thursday’s Mont Ventoux climb, saying that it would otherwise be far too dangerous for riders, the Tour organisation and fans. The Frenchman spoke to the media in the race’s mixed zone in Montpellier, giving …


Civil war averted: UCI, ASO reach agreement over WorldTour reforms

The possibility of a major, and potentially devastating, rift in the sport appears to have been averted after the UCI and ASO have confirmed an agreement over WorldTour reforms. These and other stakeholders met on Wednesday as part of the Professional Cycling Council and eked out an agreement on the next steps in that reform, …


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen wins stage two of Tour of Oman; Kittel triumphant on day one of the Volta Ao Algarve; Benatti best on stage one of Vuelta a Andalucia/Ruta del Sol; The white line is calling: an end to the year without Marianne Vos; Prudhomme calls for ‘strongest …


Prudhomme calls for ‘strongest possible sanctions’ for mechanical doping

Echoing calls made on Tuesday by France’s National Cycling League (LNC), Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme has said the UCI needs to introduce the ‘strongest possible’ sanctions for anyone found linked to mechanical doping. The subject of hidden motors in bikes is high on the agenda after a bike connected to a Belgian …


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: E3 Harelbeke course shortened for 2016, new cobbles added; Prudhomme – ‘Reducing riders will open up the race’; Armstrong – ‘If there was an equivalent to EPO today, everyone in cycling would be on it’; Wiggins on bulking up for Rio; December 20 deadline for …


Race organisers reject UCI reforms and call for a decrease in team race squad sizes

The planned reform of the cycling calendar announced in September now has a question mark over it after the International Association of Cycling Race Organisers (AIOCC) voted against it at its annual general meeting. Chaired by Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme, whose ASO company organises that race plus many key calendar events, the group …

Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily: Garcia scoops victory on stage three of women’s Tour de San Luis, Barnes holds lead; Froome: The thoughts of Contador training push me to work harder; Prudhomme believes Vuelta’s La Course race for women could still go ahead; More details emerge about Wiggins’ racing programme; Former Tour of …


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Kittel – “Cavendish is still a very good sprinter…he is enemy number one”; David Millar left out of Garmin-Sharp Tour de France squad; Ted King returns to the Tour de France to support Peter Sagan; Movistar announces Tour de France team in support of Valverde; …


News Shorts – Jan 25, 2012

I never want to chase the news but I always enjoy talking about the news. From this Wednesday onwards a mystery journalist who will go by the name of “Le Grimpeur” will be reporting on selected news snippets of the week to keep you abreast of what’s happening in pro cycling.


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