Giro d'Italia to open in Israel for first time in 2018

Sep 14, 2017

Giro d'Italia to open in Israel for first time in 2018

The Giro d'Italia cycling race will open next year's event in Israel, marking the first time any leg of the sport's Grand Tours will take place outside of Europe. Organizers said Thursday that details of the exact route of the three-day leg in Israel will ...

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 accident ...

| 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 In a statement, the city said Monday it rescinded the contract of the principal builder and ...