Mark Cavendish might be the world's fastest man on a bicycle. It's just hard to see him pedaling to a second consecutive green jersey when the Tour de France ends on the Champs-Elysees.
Cadel Evans thinks one Tour de France title will make it easier to win another one. And he's ready to add that second championship right now.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.
Mark Cavendish is not planning on winning the green jersey in the Tour de France. This year the world champion of Team Sky has other goals, along with his team.
Cycling champion Chris Hoy carried the Olympic torch to the center of Manchester on the 36th day of the relay across Great Britain.
Riders sponsored by Maxxis took all five top spots in women’s cross country at the World Cup in Mont Sainte Anne, held June 22-24. The Luna Pro Team’s Catharine Pendrel took the victory, with teammate Georgia Gould in second place, Marie-Helene Premont in third, Luna’s Katerina Nash in fourth and Multivan Merida’s Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjaa in fifth place.
Evans begins his title defence in the gruelling road racing classic in Belgium on Saturday and will have just five days from its conclusion on July 22 before the opening ceremony of the Games.
Thomas Voeckler is selected for the Tour de France by his team Europcar. The Frenchman was suffering from knee problems, but is recovered in time to be at Saturday’s Grand Départ in the Belgian city of Liège.
Thomas Dekker is not selected for the Tour de France by his team Garmin-Barracuda. The Dutchman understands the team’s decision. He is honest about it. “It's just too early. I'm too far from the level needed for the Tour,” he told nu.nl.
Niki Terpstra has the Dutch champion's jersey back. After his win in 2009 the Dutchman of Omega Pharma QuickStep on Sunday raced solo to the win in the Dutch city of Kerkrade which was plagued by bad weather conditions.