Cycling

8:07 AM ET French cycling icon Raymond Poulidor, best known for failing to win the Tour de France while coming agonisingly close on numerous occasions, died aged 83 on Wednesday. Nicknamed “Pou-Pou” and a public favourite because of his perennial runner-up status, Poulidor’s rivalry with compatriot Jacques Anquetil — who won the Tour de France
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7:26 AM ET A former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor has admitted to telling “a lot of lies” and ordering a banned testosterone substance in an independent tribunal Tuesday. Dr. Richard Freeman, who retired from British cycling two years ago, is under investigation regarding the contents of a medical package delivered to Sir Bradley
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Like a giant roller-coaster from start to finish over five mountain ranges, next year’s Tour de France will feature new summits and only a few time-trial kilometers. That should delight pure climbers like defending champion Egan Bernal. Starting in the Riviera city of Nice, the 3,470-kilometer three-week race will send the pack of contenders over
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11:19 AM ET Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome, who suffered a horror crash in June, will race in the Criterium de Saitama next month, organisers said on Friday. The Briton sustained broken leg, hip, ribs, vertebrae and elbow during a high-speed crash at the Criterium du Dauphine, ruling him out of the Tour
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