Italian cyclist Scarponi killed in road accident while training

Apr 22, 2017

Italian cyclist Scarponi killed in road accident while training

Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d’Italia champion, has been killed after being hit by a van while training close to his home in Filottrano, Italy, his Astana team said on Saturday. Scarponi, 37, left home early on Saturday morning for a training ride. The ...

| Jun 11, 2016

Selective attention

Why is it that nobody in Japan will jaywalk and yet almost everyone rides their bike straight past the prominent sign that instructs them to walk their bike through pedestrian areas?

May 31, 2016

Olympic velodrome hits another snag

The Rio de Janeiro Olympic venue facing the most serious construction delay has hit another snag, with City Hall saying it is changing contractors for the track cycling velodrome. In a statement, the city said Monday it rescinded the contract of the principal builder ...

Mar 29, 2016

Belgian cyclist passes away after heart attack

Belgian cyclist Daan Myngheer died on Monday two days after suffering a heart attack during the Criterium International race in Corsica, his team said. Myngheer, 22, passed away at 7:08 p.m. in a hospital in d’Ajaccio, on the island’s west, surrounded by his family ...

Cycling body close to agreeing Tokyo Games venue switch

Nov 5, 2015

Cycling body close to agreeing Tokyo Games venue switch

After months of negotiations, cycling’s governing body, the UCI, is nearing final agreement with Olympic organizers on their proposal to move cycling events at the 2020 Tokyo Games to a venue outside the capital to save money. UCI president Brian Cookson told The Associated ...