Latest Cycling News

He started cycling during pandemic, now leads rides, models

Sep. 18, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A month after buying a bicycle to help him stave off cabin fever during quarantine last year, Siddeeq Shabazz went on his first group ride through Manayunk and Conshohocken with the K.R.T. Cycling Team. “They kicked my you-know-what, but I finished...

Mountain bikers to zoom down trails at Sugarloaf

Sep. 11, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Hundreds of mountain bikers have descended upon Maine's tallest ski mountain for racing this weekend. An estimated 500 mountain bikers are participating in the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup ESC enduro and downhill series debut at Sugarloaf....

Primoz Roglic wins Spanish Vuelta for 3rd straight year

Sep. 05, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Primoz Roglic was barely off his bike before someone shoved a beer in his hand, a welcome way to savor his third consecutive Spanish Vuelta title. The Slovenian and his Jumbo-Visma teammates then donned shirts to mark the moment. ...

Masters cruises to Paralympic gold in hand-cycle time trial

Aug. 31, 2021 02:32 AM EDT

A thought recently struck Paralympic gold medalist Oksana Masters: What would young Oksana, the one who shuffled between Ukrainian orphanages, think of this grown-up version? Young Oksana was always resilient, determined and headstrong — qualities that helped her...

AP PHOTOS: Images of the first week of the Paralympic Games

Aug. 30, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

The Paralympic Games have been under way for almost a week in Tokyo and will continue until the closing ceremony on Sept. 5. Here are some photos from the first week of competition. There are 22 sports in the Paralympics. Some carry the same name as...

Mountain biking soared during pandemic, continues to grow

Aug. 28, 2021 01:11 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered summer plans, many dug out their bikes, dusted off their helmets and enjoyed the outdoors. Melissa Marquardt, marketing and event coordinator for 701 Cycle & Sport, told the Bismarck Tribune that this led to...

For 80th birthday, cyclist riding 80 miles a day for 10 days

Aug. 28, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge man is celebrating his 80th birthday by cycling 80 miles a day for 10 days straight. His personal challenge began on Tuesday and will continue through Sept. 2. Phil Baker’s actual birthday is Aug. 28. He...

Caruso wins 9th Vuelta stage, Roglic keeps overall lead

Aug. 22, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

ALTO DE VELEFIQUE, Spain (AP) — Damiano Caruso won the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, with Primoz Roglic finishing second to keep the overall lead. Caruso was in front for the last 70 kilometers (43 miles) of the 188-kilometer (116-mile) ride from Puerto...

Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

Kenny scores cycling gold for Brits, Valente same for US

Aug. 08, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

IZU, Japan (AP) — Jason Kenny won a record-setting gold medal for Britain on the final day of track cycling at the Tokyo Olympics. Jennifer Valente and Kelsey Mitchell each scored gold every bit as special for their countries. Valente gave the...