Riders have described landing on the top, horizontal tube of the bikes during crashes and ending up on the road after their frames splintered and collapsed. Photograph:  Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

In terms of technology three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond was a pioneer. When steel dominated, LeMond rode bikes made of carbon-fibre compos(...)

UCI president  Brian Cookson. Photograph:  Jon Buckle/PA Wire

Brian Cookson, the head of cycling’s governing body, has called for a radical overhaul of the Olympics to be considered, with some indoor sport(...)

Team Sky have withdrawn Sergio Henao from racing whilst they review his out-of-competition test results. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Team Sky has withdrawn Colombian rider Sergio Henao from racing to conduct further tests after its monthly review provoked questions over his b(...)

Ireland’s Stephen Roche on his way to winning the Giro d’Italia in 1987

The marketing push ahead of Ireland’s Grande Partenza or “Big Start” to the Giro d’Italia 2014 has begun, and sports marketing firm Shadetree Sports i(...)

Former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid lost the presidential election to Brian Cookson of Britain.

Brian Cookson is the next president of the International Cycling Union after defeating incumbent Pat McQuaid in a vote on Friday. Cookson, president o(...)

Brian Cookson (left) and Pat McQuaid will battle it out in Friday’s vote for the UCI Presidency. Photograph: PA Wire/Reuters.

Irishman Pat McQuaid has promised not to prolong the bitter battle over the presidency of the International Cycling Union (UCI) if he is deposed from(...)

British Cycling chairman  Brian Cookson. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA

Brian Cookson’s bid to become president of the International Cycling Union has received further significant backing after USA Cycling announced its in(...)

 International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid. Photograph:   Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Pat McQuaid has been challenged to prove his commitment to good governance by taking a dispute (...)

Pat McQuaid’s bid for a third term as president of the UCI has suffered a further setback after Swiss Cycling confirmed it has withdrawn its nomination of him. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

Pat McQuaid’s bid for a third term as president of the International Cycling Union has suffered a further setback after Swiss Cycling confirmed it has(...)

UCI president Pat McQuaid has defended an attempt to alter the  UCI election process. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

British Cycling’s chairman has formally objected to an attempt to change the election procedure for the presidency of the International Cycling Union (...)