Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht died in hospital on Monday at the age of 22 after crashing at the Tour of Poland, his team announced. “The biggest tragedy possible that could happen to the family, friends and teammates of Bjorg has happened… Rest in peace Bjorg,” Lotto-Soudal tweeted. Polish news website Onet reported Lambrecht collided with
Chris Froome has undergone a successful six-hour operation after a high-speed crash on Wednesday left him in intensive care with multiple fractures. The Briton was flung into a wall by a sudden wind while attempting to blow his nose during a recon ride at the Criterium du Dauphine. He was travelling at 54km/h. Froome, who
Chris Froome’s time at the top of cycling may be over after his horrific crash at the Dauphine. What does the future hold for Froome’s career and how will Team Ineos adapt to the loss of the four-time Champion at the 2019 Tour de France? A fractured right femur. A broken hip. A fractured elbow.
Victor Campenaerts eclipsed Bradley Wiggins’ Hour Record in Mexico, setting a distance of 55.089 kilometres. The Lotto Soudal time trial specialist was the seventh man to shoot for Wiggins’ mark of 54.526km from 2015, with the Belgian finally surpassing the 2012 Tour de France champion inside the final minute. The scene of the triumph, the
After an imperious Philippe Gilbert denied Nils Politt to pick up a maiden cobblestone trophy on Sunday in a memorable edition of Paris-Roubaix, our blogger Felix Lowe takes a look at all the main talking points from a fast and furious Hell of the North. Five-star Gilbert a Via Roma win away from monumental immortality
Chris Froome has said he struggled to trust Team Sky team-mate Bradley Wiggins during the 2012 Tour de France. Wiggns became the first Briton to take home the yellow jersey as Team Sky’s leader, while Froome was a key component of the success as he claimed second place in Paris, some three minutes and 21
Bradley Wiggins and Simon Gerrans both paid tribute to their former Team Sky colleague Pete Kennaugh after his decision to take an “indefinite break” from professional cycling. Kennaugh, who has been riding for Bora-hansgrohe since 2018 following seven years with Team Sky, announced his decision last week and said it was due to “ongoing mental health issues”.
Mathieu van der Poel of Corendon-Circus took an impressive victory at Dwars door Vlaanderen on Wednesday, the first WorldTour road win of his career. Van der Poel, 24, was part of a five-man break that wasn’t caught by the main peloton and in the end it was easy for the Dutch champion. Anthony Turgis went
The confirmation that Team Sky will become Team Ineos is a “brilliant thing for cycling” according to Bradley Wiggins, who has come out against suggestions that a salary cap needs to be imposed on the sport to reign in the financial dominance of Dave Brailsford’s outfit. The worst-kept secret in cycling was confirmed last week
Katie Archibald is relishing the opportunity to renew her “intense” battle with the world’s best at the Six Day Manchester, which gets underway on Friday. Archibald will look to recapture the form that earned her Olympic gold after suffering dejection from her performance at the Track Cycling World Championships. The Scot heads to the National