Romain Bardet has been disqualified from Paris-Nice for taking shelter behind his team car when attempting to rejoin the group he was in following a crash. (Cycling Weekly)
The UK Anti-Doping investigation into Team Sky has found evidence that Dr. Richard Freeman took delivery of a batch of testosterone patches at the Manchester velodrome in 2011, the Sunday Times has reported. (cyclingnews.com)
Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) has recovered from recent illness to line up at Paris-Nice where he will look to avenge a narrow loss from last year. (cyclingnews.com)
‘It’s just a story that’s been blown up in my eyes’ (cyclingnews.com)
Photographers extraordinaire Kristof Ramon and Ashley & Jered Gruber were out at the race on Saturday and captured some truly stunning shots.(Cycling Tips)
On Wednesday, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) chief Nicole Sapstead told a British parliamentary committee that British Cycling, which shares a headquarters with Team Sky, had possessed large amounts of the drug.
It led to reports Freeman was using the drug to treat not only riders, but also staff from British Cycling and Team Sky, and Brailsford said he had used it to treat a knee injury in 2008.
Teams are pressuring riders to use disc brakes while their colleagues are pushing them to prohibit their use, says Alex Howes (Cannondale-Drapac). The American was only two of 168 cyclists who began the Strade Bianche race on Saturday on a disc-equipped bike. (Cycling Weekly)
Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) claimed his second Strade Bianche victory in Siena when he soloed clear of an elite group in the finale to win by 15 seconds. Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) beat fellow countryman Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) for second place. (cyclingnews.com)
Kasia Niewiadoma of WM3 Pro Cycling, and 2016 Strade Bianche winner Lizzie Deignan rounded out the podium. (Cycling Tips)
For as long as the House of Commons Select Committee for Culture Media and Sport has held hearings titled “combatting doping in sport”, there has been a curious disconnect between the item that became its focal point – a so-called ‘mystery medical package’ – and the man to whom its contents were administered, Sir Bradley Wiggins. (Road Cycling UK)
For too long the UCI fines have been so cheap they’re practically an invitation to break the rules. (inrng)
With proven athletic ability but little bike racing experience, Thorvilson started with a gradual acclimatisation to team life in Australia before being thrown into the proverbial deep end last weekend when she did her first UCI race – a chaotic cobbled European race! We talked to Thorvilson to find out how she’s faring now that she has stepped into the world of professional cycling. (Cycling Tips)
Belgian website NRC published an in-depth look at Peter Sagan’s backstory. Here are a few things we can learn from his early years. (Velo News)
The 2015 Strade Bianche winner on how to get streets ahead at Tuscany’s white roads classic. (Rouleur)
BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan has posted footage to Twitter of Sir Bradley Wiggins refusing to answer questions outside his home in Lancashire this morning about the mystery package containing medicine for him that was delivered to Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine. (road.cc)
Dr Richard Freeman criticised for lack of medical records; Nicole Sapstead claims more triamcinolone ordered than was covered by TUEs. (RoadCyclingUK)
The iconic white gravel roads of the Strade Bianche will once again host the kick-off event of the UCI Women’s WorldTour this weekend. (Cycling Tips)
SubscribeWomen do compete in La Course during the Tour de France, but the stage race most comparable to the men’s Tour is actually La Route de France Féminine. Traditionally held in August, the seven-stage race has provided women a platform for stage racing for years.
Stephen Gallagher (Dig Deep Coaching) dives into the rider data to see what it takes to be competitive at these semi-Classics while explaining how the efforts of the pros compare to what us mere mortals are capable of. (Cycling Tips)
Organisers of Le Samyn use barriers to force riders on to the cobbles. (Cycling Weekly)
‘There’s a lot of selective memory,’ says MP (cyclingnews.com)