France’s Julian Alaphilippe celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 16th stage of the  Tour de France between Carcassonne and Bagneres-de-Luchon. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty

Geraint Thomas has predicted that Wednesday’s short but spiky 17th stage of the Tour de France will be “massively decisive” in determining the fate of(...)

Belgian rider  Femke Van Den Driessche in action during  the women’s under-23 race at the world cyclo-cross championship in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Cycling was being forced to confront a new controversy on Sunday after the sport’s head confirmed the first top-level case of “technological fraud” w(...)

Former UCI presidents Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaid have been accused of failing to follow their own anti-doping regulations and not holding Lance Armstrong to the same rules that other riders were expected to follow. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

A report has accused previous leaders of cycling’s world governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) of undermining anti-doping efforts an(...)

Former UCI president Pat McQuaid: said that he had “a certain sympathy” with Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Inpho

Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong was the victim of “a witch hunt” and made a scapegoat by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), says former Inte(...)

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Team Sky have withdrawn Sergio Henao from racing whilst they review his out-of-competition test results.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Team Sky has withdrawn Colombian rider Sergio Henao from racing to conduct further tests after its monthly review provoked questions over his b(...)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(...)

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