Cycling News Articles

Tour of Britain unveils 2009 route - 07 May 2009

SweetSpot, organisers of The Tour of Britain cycling race, have unveiled the route for the 2009 event with the race taking place over eight days beginning in Yorkshire on Saturday 12th September and finishing in the heart of London on Saturday 19th September. read more

Work begins on 2012 velodrome - 25 Mar 2009

Construction work has begun on the Olympic Velodrome for London 2012 with the aim to create the fastest cycling track in the world. read more

BSkyB creates Team Sky cycling team - 26 Feb 2009

BSkyB has announced the creation of a professional British road cycling team, Team Sky, to be managed by GB Olympic performance director Dave Brailsford. read more

2010 Tour to start in Rotterdam - 21 Nov 2008

Organisers of the Tour de France have announced that the 2010 cycling race will begin from the Dutch city of Rotterdam. read more

British Cycling gets new CEO - 17 Nov 2008

Starting at the 1st of the year, current deputy chief executive Ian Drake will take Peter King’s place as British Cycling’s CEO. read more

Cycling events may be added for 2012 - 13 Nov 2008

Dave Brailsford, performance director for Team GB Cycling, is putting pressure on the International Cycling Union (UCI) to add women’s events in the 2012 Games. read more

New UK cycling series set for launch - 15 Oct 2008

Britain is to get a new cycling event called The Tour Series, launched by Sweet Spot, the company that revived The Tour of Britain. read more

Tour retests show up new offenders - 14 Oct 2008

Retesting samples for a previously undetected performance-enhancing drug has led to a four new riders failing doping tests at this year’s Tour de France. read more

GB cycling chief to appear at FTSIS 08 - 09 Oct 2008

Dave Brailsford, the Performance Director for GB Cycling,  is to take part in an exclusive one-on-one interview at the FT Sport Industry Summit 2008 in association with the Honda Racing F1 Team’s earthdreams programme. read more

Tour of Britain asks Armstrong to race - 24 Sep 2008

The organisers of The Tour of Britain have issued an invitation to Lance Armstrong and his team to participate in next year’s cycling race as part of his comeback to the sport. read more

GB team to race in 2010 Tour de France - 17 Sep 2008

British Cycling has confirmed that it will enter a team in the Tour de France cycling race in 2010. read more

2012 VeloPark plans unveiled - 09 Sep 2008

Design plans for the new VeloPark, home of the cycling events for the London 2012 Olympics, have been unveiled. read more

Tour of Britain gets TfL prize boost - 05 Sep 2008

The Tour of Britain cycling race has added three new sprint prizes to its opening stage on Sunday through a tie-up with Transport for London. read more

ITV to show daily Tour highlights - 29 Aug 2008

Cycling’s Tour of Britain has signed its first nightly highlights TV rights deal after agreeing a contract with ITV. read more

Glasgow arena named after Hoy - 20 Aug 2008

Triple Olympic cycling gold medalist Chris Hoy is to have the new National Velodrome in Glasgow being built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games named after him. read more

Cycling bodies agree new calendar - 18 Aug 2008

The International Cycling Union has unveiled a new schedule for the cycling calendar ending a three-year stand-off between the organisation and the Amaury Group which runs the Tour de France. read more

Credit Agricole left without sponsor - 05 Aug 2008

The Credit Agricole professional cycling team has released riders to sign elsewhere for 2009 as they have failed to find a new sponsor. read more

UCI denies Olympic bribery charge - 29 Jul 2008

World cycling governing body the UCI has denied allegations that it paid to get one of its disciplines included in the Olympic Games. read more

Sky to sponsor British Cycling - 24 Jul 2008

Satellite broadcaster Sky has struck a significant sponsorship deal to become British Cycling's principal partner for the next five years. read more

Tour de France 'winning' drugs war - 18 Jul 2008

Despite the third positive drugs test of this year’s race leading to an entire team withdrawing, the organisers of the Tour de France have stated that they are winning the battle against doping. read more

Tour de France set apart from ICU rule - 04 Jun 2008

The organisers of cycling’s prestigious Tour de France have said that the race will no longer remain under the jurisdiction of the sport’s governing body the International Cycling Union. read more

Scotland bidding for Tour de France opening - 20 Dec 2007

Scotland is lobbying the organisers of the Tour de France to follow in the footsteps of London and host the opening stages of the flagship cycling race. read more

T-Mobile ends long-term cycling sponsorship - 28 Nov 2007

T-Mobile has confirmed that it will end its title sponsorship of its cycling team following the long line of drugs scandals to have the hit the sport. read more

FTSIS 2007: Pound - Sport 'lacks fight' on doping - 01 Nov 2007

In his last public address as chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Dick Pound told the gathered delegates at the FT Sport Industry Summit 2007 that he believed most people in the industry lacked the ‘stomach for the fight’ to take on the doping issue. read more

Cycling set for anti-doping passport scheme - 18 Oct 2007

The International Cycling Union wants to introduce ‘anti-doping passports’ for all professional riders next year as a way of clamping down on the drug problems that have beset the sport. read more

1m fans lined up to see Tour of Britain - 04 Oct 2007

Last month’s Tour of Britain cycling race attracted over 1m spectators over the course of the event’s seven stages of racing across the UK with the race being increased to 8 days for 2008. read more

ODA unveils Velodrome shortlist of six - 17 Sep 2007

The Olympic Delivery Authority has announced a shortlist of six construction companies to build the Velodrome in the Olympic Park which will host the cycling events at the London 2012 Games. read more

Canon renews Tour of Britain tie-up - 13 Aug 2007

Canon has renewed its sponsorship deal with The Tour of Britain for the fourth consecutive year making the brand the longest running commercial supporter of the cycling race. read more

Halfords and ITV strike Tour de France deal - 06 Jul 2007

Retailer Halfords has struck a broadcast sponsorship deal with ITV to brand the broadcaster’s coverage of this year’s Tour de France cycling race. read more

Tour of Britain courts leader's jersey sponsor - 07 Jun 2007

The organisers of The Tour of Britain cycling race have announced that the prestigious leader’s jersey in the race will be available for sponsorship for the first time for the 2007 event. read more

Tour of Britain unveils 2007 route - 25 Apr 2007

The route for this year’s Tour of Britain cycling race has been unveiled by the organisers with the event due to begin in London on Sunday, 9th September. read more

Drugs is sport's biggest issue - 31 Oct 2006

The use of performance enhancing drugs is the biggest concern about the future of sport according to a gathering of sport business industry experts at today's FT Sport Industry Summit. read more

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