Cycling

‘Second chance’: Bjarne Riis’ return divides cycling

Bjarne Riis has taken on a lot of guises as one of cycling's most divisive characters and in the wake of his comeback as a WorldTour team manager says he'll apologise again for his doping past if he has to. Riis in 2007 admitted to blood doping during his career as a rider, including his 1996 […]

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American champion pinches Women’s Tour lead

Ruth Winder has thrown a major spanner in the works by claiming her maiden Tour Down Under stage win and snatching the ochre jersey from three-time defending champion Amanda Spratt in the process. The 26-year-old American road race champion scored a gritty stage-three victory on an uphill sprint finish into Stirling at the end of […]

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Spratt eyes golden era as women’s cycling lifts its game

Amanda Spratt believes she has become one of the best cyclists in the world and has backed herself for a gold-medal bid at the Olympics and world championships this year as women's cycling welcomes reforms aimed at improving the professionalism of the sport. The International Cycling Union (UCI) has imposed a €15,000 ($24,200) minimum wage […]

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Gigante out to upstage cycling heavyweights again

Sarah Gigante has no chance of flying under the radar in Sunday's elite road race at the Australian national championships. Her rivals are all too aware of her capabilities after she shocked a peloton stacked with seasoned professionals to snare her first elite-level green and gold jersey in the same event last year. The teen […]

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Dennis on song for time trial titles after team split

Rohan Dennis looks back at his huge move to quit and walk out on the Tour de France as the hardest and best decision of his cycling career. Dennis will return to racing on Wednesday at the national time trial championships in Ballarat, Victoria where he will be the hot gold medal favourite. Dennis won […]

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Glaetzer claims World Cup bronze after cancer diagnosis

Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer has grabbed an emotional bronze medal at the UCI Track World Cup in his first race since being diagnosed with cancer. Glaetzer finished third in the final of the men's keirin in Cambridge, New Zealand on Saturday, a result that was greeted with congratulations from team members and management given the […]