Latest Cycling News

Russia warms to controversial TUEs after doping scandals

Apr. 12, 2019 4:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. Russian President Vladimir Putin said in 2017 that the country's rivals were using Therapeutic Use...

After women play and kids compete, Masters comes into view

Apr. 7, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Only when Nick Faldo took a break after playing nine holes Sunday at Augusta National did he look differently. At least to Matt Wallace. Faldo was asked to present prizes for the Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals, and he had to look the part. The three-time Masters champion headed...

21 athletes, 5 sports in focus as doping probe expands

Mar. 20, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich prosecutor...

Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

Mar. 20, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the card game recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, fans and players seethed. Whereas...

USA Cycling creates fund honoring the late Kelly Catlin

Mar. 14, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

Kelly Catlin carved out a legacy as an Olympic silver medal-winning cyclist, standout road racer and scholar pursing a graduate degree in computational mathematics at Stanford. It has only grown since her death at the age of 23. USA Cycling announced Thursday the creation of a fund to honor the cyclist, who...

3-time world champ Sagan to start Tour of California

Mar. 14, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three-time world champion Peter Sagan and former Tour of California champion George Bennett will be at the start line when the most prestigious cycling race in the U.S. begins May 12. Race organizers announced the men's and women's teams and some of their riders Thursday. Sagan will be...

US Olympic cyclist Catlin found dead in her home at age 23

Mar. 10, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympic track cyclist Kelly Catlin, who helped the U.S. women's pursuit team win the silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, died Friday at her home in California. She was 23. USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini said in a statement Sunday that "the entire cycling...

Mixed blessing for cycling from Pope Francis

Mar. 9, 2019 9:06 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has praised cycling for the value it places on discipline, selflessness and courage but warned that the sport can become tainted by doping, dishonesty and corruption. Francis met Saturday with European and African cycling federations during their annual assembly in Rome....

Cyclist admits blood doping amid investigations into network

Mar. 3, 2019 10:46 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The blood doping case which started with police raids at the Nordic skiing world championships four days ago spread to cycling on Sunday. In Austria, authorities confirmed local media reports that an Austrian professional cyclist admitted to doping after being arrested on Friday following...

Austrian police investigating man who leaked raid video

Mar. 1, 2019 11:42 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — A police video showing Austrian skier Max Hauke apparently caught with a needle in his arm during a doping raid has led to consequences for the leaker. Austria's Federal Police Office said Friday the person who shared the video on a messaging app was "immediately removed from duty." It did...