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Arkea-Samsic: French cycling team of Colombian star Nairo Quintana investigated by police over doping

Cycling has been thrown into fresh turmoil after French judicial authorities opened a preliminary investigation into potential doping at French team Arkea-Samsic on Monday, a day after the Tour de France ended in Paris. Two people had been taken into custody, Marseille prosecutor Dominique Laurens said, adding that the probe was targeting a “small part of the team” and that […]

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Roglic takes control of the Tour de France for Jumbo-Visma

Laruns: Primoz Roglic took command of the Tour de France for Jumbo-Visma on Sunday despite narrowly losing out to fellow Slovenian Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) on the ninth stage, with Mitchelton-Scott's Adam Yates losing the yellow jersey in the second mountain test. Roglic played it safe on the last climb of the day, but it was enough for him […]

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Penalty costs Alaphilippe yellow, Yates takes overall lead

Privas, France: Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe lost the overall lead in the Tour de France to Australian team Mitchelton-Scott's Adam Yates after being handed a 20-second penalty for illegal feeding at the end of stage five, won by Belgian Wout van Aert on Wednesday. Van Aert was fastest in the sprint at the end of the 183-kilometre ride from Gap that […]

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COVID-19 exclusion rules toughened on day one of Tour de France

French health authorities have introduced stricter regulations for exclusions from the Tour de France in the event of coronavirus cases, hours before the race is due to start. The government's interministerial crisis committee has ruled that a team should be pulled out if two or more of its members test positive within seven days, race organisers said on Saturday. Until […]

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Vuelta winner Yates signs new Mitchelton-Scott deal until 2022

Briton Simon Yates has signed a new two-year contract with Mitchelton-Scott to extend his stay until the end of the 2022 season, the Australian team said on Wednesday. Yates, the 2018 Vuelta a Espana champion, had been linked with a move away from the team following the collapse of a takeover deal involving the Spanish-based Manuela Fundacion earlier this year. […]

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