Former Dutch pro Karsten Kroon admits to doping during career

Kroon confirmed the revelation that came out in a story published by Dutch sports paper AD Sportwereld Former Dutch professional Karsten Kroon admits that he doped in his career that included stage victories in the Tour de France and Paris-Nice. Kroon, who commentates for Dutch Eurosport, was nudged forward after a story that emerged this morning on AD Sportwereld. “The story is right,” Kroon told ANP. “I’m sorry and I take all responsibility for it. “I was a professional cyclist in a very difficult time and I have a lot…

Best kids’ bikes for 2018: a buyer’s guide

We compare prices, weight and components on bikes from three top brands and help you choose the best model for your little one Navigating the market of kids’ bikes is a serious business. If it’s your child’s first bike, you want to make sure the machine you opt for will provide them with a good introduction to the world of cycling. If you aced stage one, and now they’ve got the racing bug, you want to choose a bike that will be safe, comfortable – and competitive, ideally without clearing…

This incredible cycle path hanging off the cliffs above Lake Garda might be the most spectacular in the world (video)

Just don’t misjudge one of the corners Lake Garda may already be an amazing destination for cyclists but it is about to get just a little bit better with the creation of one of the most astonishing cycle paths in the world. The so-called “floating” cycle path will hang off the side of the cliffs on the west side of the northern Italian lake, covering a particularly remote and rugged lakeside sector between Capo Reamol and the border with the Trentino region two kilometres to the north. >>> Seven of…

Giro d’Italia: ‘Lance Armstrong is not welcome’

Organiser of the Giro d’Italia reacts to news that Lance Armstrong is considering broadcasting his podcast from the opening stages of the Italian Grand Tour in May Lance Armstrong is not welcome to podcast at the 2018 Giro d’Italia after a career of doping and a lifetime ban, says race organiser RCS Sport. Armstrong announced days after settling a €100-million US Federal court case for $5 million that he plans on recording his podcast on location at the Giro d’Italia and Tour of California in May. “Lance Armstrong has not…

Planned revival of La Route de France cancelled

The planned return of La Route de France, which was cancelled last year over date conflicts with other races, has been shot down by the withdrawal of a host community. La Route de France Féminine started in 2006 as a successor to the Tour de France Féminin, but last year failed in its bid to join the UCI Women’s WorldTour, and was cancelled because its date overlapped with the European Championships and Swedish WorldTour races in Vårgårda. The six-stage UCI 2.1 event was set to take place this year from June 5-10. But…

Michele Scarponi remembered with mass ride in hometown of Filottrano

A year after Michele Scarponi‘s tragic death during an early morning training ride, his family, friends and 2000 cyclists remembered the former Italian rider on Sunday morning with a special sportif ride on the same country roads around Filottrano in the Marche region, where Scarponi trained and ultimately lost his life after being hit by a vehicle. Scarponi had been working on plans to create his own sportif event for when he retired. The event is a now a way of remembering him and helping to promote road safety, with…

Vos undergoes surgery for collarbone fracture

European champion Marianne Vos (Waowdeals) will miss a month of racing after crashing in Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday and fracturing her collarbone. The Dutch rider had successful surgery to repair the break and will be confined to indoor training for the coming weeks. Related Articles “I won’t be racing during the next four weeks, which means I will have to miss the GP Elsy Jacobs, Trofee Maarten Wijnants and the Wielerfestival Aalburg,” the Waowdeals leader said. “The altitude training which I had planned during the second half of May doesn’t seem…

World Cycling Revival festival celebrates vintage cycling at Herne Hill in June

Three-day vintage cycling festival over June 14-16 boasts authentic vintage racing, music and food, plus star riders and guest speakers Vintage style. Photo by Andy Jones The World Cycling Revival is a three-day event celebrating vintage cycling held at the iconic Herne Hill Velodrome in London over June 14-16 2018. Organisers of the event say that it will be “the greatest celebration of the bicycle the world has ever seen” involving all aspects of cycling to celebrate 200 years of the bicycle. There will be racing on the Herne Hill…

Lance Armstrong can only watch the Giro d’Italia from the road side

The organisers of the Giro d’Italia have told Cyclingnews that Lance Armstrong will not be an accredited guest or podcaster at the Grand Partenza in Israel due to his lifetime ban for doping, but took a neutral stance to the disgraced Texan’s past and his plans to be in Israel for the opening stages of the race. Related Articles Armstrong confirmed he will travel to Israel and then the Tour of California later in May after agreeing to pay $5 million to the United States government and $1.65 million to…

Cyclist thanks phone in back pocket for preventing serious spinal injury in crash with bus

James Wilkinson escapes with minor injuries after being hit by bus which crashed into house A cyclist who escaped serious injury after being hit by a bus shortly before it crashed into the side of the house has said that the phone in his back pocket could have helped prevent a potentially life-changing spinal injury. James Wilkinson was hit by the bus on Friday evening after the driver lost control and crashed into a house, suffering cuts and bruises as well as a chipped vertebrae, but said that doctors told…