Cycling

2:19 PM ET Chris Froome will not defend his Giro d’Italia title this year, choosing to focus on winning a record-equalling fifth Tour de France crown instead, Team Sky announced on Tuesday. Briton Froome won his third straight Grand Tour title with victory at the Giro last May before the champion finished third at the
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4:34 PM ET Cyclist Geraint Thomas was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year Sunday, receiving British sport’s premier annual individual accolade in Birmingham as a reward for his remarkable Tour de France triumph. The Welshman, whose victory in cycling’s most prestigious race was the sixth by a British rider in seven years, topped the
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12:40 PM ET Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has received a new trophy after the original was stolen from a cycling show. The Coupe Omnisports has been missing since the end of September after an event at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, U.K. Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas believes Team Sky will stick
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9:01 AM ET Just two weeks ago, Tour de France winners Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome were deep into preparations for another season on Team Sky, the most dominant team in pro cycling. Now, everything they have built is at risk with the news that Sky Television will stop support after the 2019 season. With
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Dec 13, 2018 Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas believes Team Sky will stay together despite Sky’s decision to end its involvement in cycling after the 2019 season. The British team have won eight Grand Tours and have provided six of the last seven winners of the Tour de France since they were formed by
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9:13 AM ET Members of Parliament (MPs) in the UK have called for a standardised protocol for concussion in sport. Tom Watson, the deputy Labour Party leader, has called for sports governing bodies to introduce a single unified concussion protocol after accusing football of “turning a blind eye to the brain injury epidemic.” “We need
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3:13 AM ET Chris Froome will begin his 2019 season by riding in the Tour Colombia in February. The four-time Tour de France winner announced he will compete in the race in the northern region of Antioquia after spending the last week training in the area. The race takes place from Feb. 12-17 with former
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8:49 AM ET Chris Froome’s bid to equal Eddy Merckx’s five Tour de France titles will begin in Brussels next year after organisers announced the route for the three-week race Thursday. The 2019 edition will mark the 50th anniversary of Belgian great Merckx’s first win and the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the fabled
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