Alberto Contador fit to start Giro d`Italia​ 7th stage
Alberto Contador fit to start Giro d`Italia​ 7th stage

Former winner Alberto Contador started Friday`s seventh stage of the Giro d`Italia despite dislocating his shoulder in a heavy crash on Thursday.

Cycling: UCI satisfied with Astana`s doping reforms
Cycling: UCI satisfied with Astana`s doping reforms

 Cycling`s world body the UCI says Astana, who last month were allowed to retain their WorldTour licence despite a series of doping shocks, have agreed to "undergo a fundamental reform in order to prevent the risks of doping".

Astana retained licence because of recent clean slate: Commission
Astana retained licence because of recent clean slate: Commission

Astana, the team of Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali, retained their World Tour licence because they stayed clear of doping scandals this season, the International Cycling Union`s (UCI) independent licence commission said.

Wiggins the star attraction at Tour de Yorkshire
Wiggins the star attraction at Tour de Yorkshire

Olympic and world timetrial champion Bradley Wiggins will make his debut for his new WIGGINS team at the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire this weekend.

Vincenzo Nibali focussed on Liege as Astana doping troubles fade
Vincenzo Nibali focussed on Liege as Astana doping troubles fade

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali said he was focussed on Sunday`s Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day classic now that his Astana team had seen the threat of suspension lifted.

Astana keep top cycling licence despite doping shocks
Astana keep top cycling licence despite doping shocks

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali is free to defend his title in July after his Astana team was allowed to keep its racing licence despite a series of doping shocks, the UCI governing body announced on Thursday.

Mixed experiences for Tour de France contenders at Fleche Wallonne one-day classic
Mixed experiences for Tour de France contenders at Fleche Wallonne one-day classic

Tour de France hopefuls Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana enjoyed varying fortunes at the Fleche Wallonne one-day classic in Belgium.

Lance Armstrong risks angry Tour welcome: Cycling chief
Lance Armstrong risks angry Tour welcome: Cycling chief

 Disgraced champion Lance Armstrong will be risking an angry reception if he carries out his own Tour de France charity ride this year, the head of cycling`s governing body has warned.

Bradley Wiggins targets cycling`s `holy grail`
Bradley Wiggins targets cycling`s `holy grail`

Bradley Wiggins will attempt to add cycling`s world hour record to his four Olympic gold medals and 2012 Tour de France title, he announced on Wednesday.

Bradley Wiggins ready for last road hurrah in Paris-Roubaix
Bradley Wiggins ready for last road hurrah in Paris-Roubaix

Bradley Wiggins is ready to give his all in the Paris-Roubaix on Sunday in what will be his last road race for Team Sky.

Nairo Quintana favourite for Basque country victory
Nairo Quintana favourite for Basque country victory

Giro d`Italia winner Nairo Quintana will be the man to beat when the six-stage Tour of the Basque County gets underway on Monday.

UCI chief blasts Lance Armstrong's 'charity' Tour return
UCI chief blasts Lance Armstrong's 'charity' Tour return

Lance Armstrong`s plan to ride this year`s Tour de France route for charity has been branded "disrespectful" by the head of cycling`s governing body Brian Cookson.

Greg van Avermaet at the double in Tirreno-Adriatico
Greg van Avermaet at the double in Tirreno-Adriatico

Belgian Greg van Avermaet warmed up for the upcoming classics season with a season-opening victory on the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico on Friday after a thrilling uphill finish that handed him the overall leader`s jersey.

UCI announce further anti-doping measures
UCI announce further anti-doping measures

World cycling`s governing body, the UCI, on Friday announced a number of measures to reinforce its anti-doping drive.

Alberto Contador staying at Tinkoff-Saxo
Alberto Contador staying at Tinkoff-Saxo

Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador on Tuesday announced that he would extend his contract for a further year with the Tinkoff-Saxo team.

Authorities turned a blind eye to doping: UCI boss
Authorities turned a blind eye to doping: UCI boss

The International Cycling Union`s president on Monday accused the organisation of turning a blind eye to doping in the past and even letting it spread to protect the sport`s image.

Chris Froome out of Tirreno-Adriatico for health reasons
Chris Froome out of Tirreno-Adriatico for health reasons

Briton Chris Froome has been ruled out of the Tirreno-Adriatico stage race for health reasons, the Team Sky rider said on Monday.

UCI calls for withdrawal of Astana licence over doping
UCI calls for withdrawal of Astana licence over doping

The UCI world cycling federation on Friday called for the withdrawal of the racing licence for the Astana team of Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali over doping accusations.

Lance Armstrong pleads guilty to careless driving: Report
Lance Armstrong pleads guilty to careless driving: Report

Disgraced former US cycling star Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving in connection with hitting two parked vehicles and having his girlfriend take the blame, the Aspen Daily News reported Wednesday.

Belgian cycling great Claude Criquielion dies at 58
Belgian cycling great Claude Criquielion dies at 58

Belgium`s former world cycling champion Claude Criquielion died on Wednesday aged 58 following a severe stroke, the Alost hospital where he was being treated announced.