Tour de France ‘eternal runner-up’ Poulidor dies at 83

Raymond Poulidor, the “eternal runner-up” whose repeated failure to win the Tour de France helped him conquer French hearts and become the country’s all-time favorite cyclist, has died. Decades after his career ended, Poulidor was still adored in a nation where sports fans love to pull for “magnificent

Shane Sutton testimony delayed at Richard Freeman’s tribunal

Shane Sutton’s eagerly anticipated first day as a witness at the medical tribunal of Dr Richard Freeman was a washout on Monday as the hearing, not for the first time, got bogged down in behind-the-scenes legal arguments.  The former head coach of British Cycling and Team Sky is, however, expected to

Froome says hip surgery went perfectly

Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome said surgery to remove a metal plaque and six screws from his hip went perfectly as his bid to regain full fitness overcame another hurdle on Friday. Froome fractured a thigh, elbow and vertebrae in a high speed crash during June's Criterium du Dauphine

Irish sprinter Bennett leaves Bora

Irish sprinter Sam Bennett is to leave Bora-Hansgrohe, the German team announced on Thursday, and is expected to join Deceuninck-Quick Step. Bennett, 29, won three stages at the 2018 Giro d'Italia and two stages on this year's Tour of Spain. "Over the last six years, Bora-Hansgrohe developed