Pope Francis warns cycling over ‘doping, dishonesty and corruption’ at Annual Congress of the European Cycling Union

Pope Francis has issued a warning to the sport of cycling over “doping, dishonesty and corruption”.  Speaking at the Annual Congress of the European Cycling Union, the pontiff praised cycling as a discipline which promotes “virtues such as patience, integrity, altruism and team spirit. In road cycling we can see how the whole team works together during races.” But he […]

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Team Sky’s Ben Swift recovering in intensive care after suffering ruptured spleen in crash on ride with Geraint Thomas

Team Sky’s Ben Swift is recovering in intensive care after suffering a ruptured spleen when he crashed during a training ride with team mate Geraint Thomas in Tenerife. The 31-year-old Swift, who returned to Sky for the 2019 season after a two-year stint with UAE Team Emirates, clipped a rock while descending, causing him to fall heavily on Wednesday. Team […]

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Team Sky to end after 2019 as broadcaster withdraws from cycling to leave Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas futures in doubt

Sky has announced that they will withdraw from cycling at the end of 2019, ending their ownership and sponsorship of Team Sky and throwing the team that has taken Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Bradley Wiggins to Tour de France victory into major doubt. The team, which is run by team principal Dave Brailsford and has come under growing scrutiny for […]

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