Lookahead: No mega events but plenty on the sporting menu in 2015
Lookahead: No mega events but plenty on the sporting menu in 2015

The lack of an Olympics or a soccer World Cup deprives 2015 of a single global focus for sports fans but a rich calendar of international events has more than enough world class action to satiate even the most refined palate.

Tour de France to start at Mont Saint-Michel in 2016
Tour de France to start at Mont Saint-Michel in 2016

Tour de France organisers revealed on Tuesday that the 2016 edition of the Grand Boucle will start at the UNESCO world heritage site of Mont Saint-Michel.

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali `not leaving` embattled Astana
Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali `not leaving` embattled Astana

Reigning Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali insisted he will not quit the embattled cycling team Astana following the doping positives of two teammates and three from the suspended Astana Continental outfit.

Tour de France to start in Normandy in 2016
Tour de France to start in Normandy in 2016

The 2016 edition of the Tour de France will start in the Manche department in Normandy, organisers ASO said Monday.

Athletics Kenya under fire amid Rita Jeptoo doping scandal
Athletics Kenya under fire amid Rita Jeptoo doping scandal

Kenya`s athletics bosses came in for fierce criticism on Saturday after it emerged Rita Jeptoo, currently the world`s leading female marathon runner, tested positive in an out-of-competition anti-doping test.

Chris Froome may opt out of 2015 Tour de France
Chris Froome may opt out of 2015 Tour de France

British cyclist Chris Froome said after the unveiling of the tour route Wednesday that he may not compete in the 2015 Tour de France.

Tour de France organisers unveil sparkling 2015 route
Tour de France organisers unveil sparkling 2015 route

 Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial -- Tour de France organisers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will heavily favour the climbers.

Belgian Jelle Wallays wins Paris-Tours
Belgian Jelle Wallays wins Paris-Tours

Belgian Jelle Wallays was a surprise winner of the historic Paris-Tours one-day classic on Sunday ahead of escape companion Thomas Voeckler.

Aussie cycling great Cadel Evans announces he will retire in February
Aussie cycling great Cadel Evans announces he will retire in February

Cadel Evans, the only Australian to win the Tour de France, announced on Thursday he will retire next February.

Bradley Wiggins pips Tony Martin for first world cycling time-trial title
Bradley Wiggins pips Tony Martin for first world cycling time-trial title

Briton Bradley Wiggins added a time-trial gold to his impressive set of cycling medals when he caused an upset by beating German powerhouse Tony Martin at the world championships on Wednesday.

'Love and sun' brings back Tour de France rider to India
'Love and sun' brings back Tour de France rider to India

Five-time Tour de France rider Reimund Dietzen first came to India in 2006. The love for the country's "beauty and abundant sunshine" has grown over time and the fit 55-year-old is back to rekindle his passion for cycling and compete in the MTB Himalaya mountain biking race.

Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde extends deal with Movistar
Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde extends deal with Movistar

Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde has celebrated his third place finish in the Tour of Spain by signing a new three-year deal with Movistar on Tuesday.

Alberto Contador sits out "unsuitable" world championships
Alberto Contador sits out "unsuitable" world championships

Tour of Spain overall leader Alberto Contador will sit out this month`s world championships because the route does not suit him, the Spaniard said on Tuesday.

Van den Broeck could be out of next year's Tour de France
Van den Broeck could be out of next year's Tour de France

 Belgian rider Jurgen Van den Broeck's chance to participate in next year's Tour de France cycle race could be in danger after his withdrawal from the Vuelta a Espana compounding his disappointing performance in this year's Tour.

Peter Sagan pulls out of Tour of Spain
Peter Sagan pulls out of Tour of Spain

Three-time Tour de France points winner Peter Sagan pulled out of the Tour of Spain on Saturday, organisers said.

Tour of Spain: Tony Martin wins stage, Alberto Contador takes overall lead
Tour of Spain: Tony Martin wins stage, Alberto Contador takes overall lead

Two-time Tour of Spain winner Alberto Contador took the overall lead in this year`s edition on Tuesday as German Tony Martin won the 10th stage, a 36.7-kilometre time-trial.

No positive dope tests on 2014 Tour de France
No positive dope tests on 2014 Tour de France

There were no positive dope tests at this year`s Tour de France, world cycling`s governing body the UCI announced on Tuesday.

Bronchitis rules champion Chris Horner out of Tour of Spain

Reigning champion Chris Horner was pulled out of the Tour of Spain on Friday as treatment he was receiving for bronchitis was deemed a health risk by his Lampre-Merida team.

Chavanel to ride Tour of Britain

Treble Tour de France stage winner Sylvain Chavanel will make his Tour of Britain debut next month, adding to an already strong line-up for the nine-day race.

Chris Froome back to challenge rampant Quintana in Spain

Chris Froome will go head-to-head with in-form Colombian rider Nairo Quintana when the final Grand Tour of the season, the Tour of Spain, gets underway in Jerez on Saturday.