Latest Road 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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

EXPLAINER: Why track cycling records are falling at Olympics

Aug. 03, 2021 01:25 AM EDT

IZU, Japan (AP) — Everybody expected records to fall when the track cycling program began at the Tokyo Olympics, but nobody expected the German women's pursuit squad to shatter the mark held by the two-time and defending gold medalists from Britain. Or the Chinese to lower their team sprint...

Olympics Latest: Belarus runner says team forcing departure

Aug. 01, 2021 10:27 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: ___ Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says her Olympic team officials tried to...

Track cycling efforts in US hampered by outdated facilities

Jul. 30, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

GOTEMBA, Japan (AP) — There was a time in America when thousands of fans would don their best suits and shirtwaists, their bowler hats and finest jewelry, and descend on Madison Square Garden in New York to watch the world's best cyclists. In fact, the old arena even...

Team USA's cycling program off to rocky Olympics start

Jul. 28, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

MISHIMA, Japan (AP) — The new CEO of USA Cycling made it perfectly clear the Americans were targeting seven medals at the Tokyo Games. Through six events, they've yet to win one. The confidence-boosting ride by Brandon McNulty, who made a long-shot...