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Olympian Is Denied Her Shot in 'Cruel Manner'
Olympian Is Denied
Her Shot in 'Cruel Manner'
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Olympian Is Denied Her Shot in 'Cruel Manner'

Cyclist Katie Archibald broke her leg in freak garden accident

(Newser) - It's a fate most "cruel" for cyclist Katie Archibald, as British Cycling puts it. The 30-year-old won't be headed to the Paris Olympics as planned due to a freak accident she suffered Tuesday. Archibald wrote on Instagram Thursday that a trip over a garden step ended disastrously:...

After 'Absolute Hammer Blow,' Women's Bike Team Competes

Rivals come through for Lifeplus-Wahoo team after 14 bikes were stolen before Tour of Britain race

(Newser) - A British women's bicycling team woke up Friday all ready to take part in the multistage Tour of Britain event, except for one crucial thing: More than a dozen of their bikes were stolen overnight, reports the BBC . The women athletes on the Lifeplus-Wahoo team discovered 14 of their...

Two-Time Tour de France Champ Injured in 'Nasty Crash'

Jonas Vingegaard was involved in a crash that hurt a dozen cyclists in Spain

(Newser) - Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard, winner of the last two Tour de France cycling races, was involved in a "nasty crash" that left several riders seriously injured during the Tour of the Basque Country. The Danish cyclist suffered a broken collarbone and multiple broken ribs during the crash, which happened...

US Cycling Team Tried to Pass Off Mechanic as a Rider

Cynisca director accused of making another team member pose as missing required competitor

(Newser) - The American women's cycling team Cynisca was hit with sanctions Monday after the sport's governing body found they'd misrepresented who was set to ride during an international competition last summer. Cycling News reports that at the one-day Argenta Classic held in Belgium in July, the US' Continental...

10 Most Dangerous Counties for Cyclists
Florida Cyclists, Look Out

Florida Cyclists, Look Out

State has 7 of the 10 most dangerous counties for cyclists in the nation

(Newser) - With spring on its way early if a certain giant prognosticating rodent is to be believed, cyclists can start getting back out on the roads. But some of those roads are more dangerous to those with pedals than others, and law firm Bader Scott crunched cyclist fatalities in the nation'...

Husband Held in Road Death of Australian Star Cyclist

Retired Olympian Melissa Hoskins was struck by a vehicle

(Newser) - Melissa Hoskins, an Australian two-time Olympic track cyclist and former world champion, was killed Saturday night when she was struck by a vehicle in Adelaide. Her husband, Rohan Dennis, has been charged in the case, ABC Australia reports. Hoskins, 32, set a world record in 2015 as part of Australia'...

Wider Traffic Lanes Are More Dangerous
Wider Traffic Lanes
Are More Dangerous

Wider Traffic Lanes Are More Dangerous

A new study found that shrinking lane width by just a couple of feet resulted in less accidents

(Newser) - Researchers out of Johns Hopkins University are hoping to make nine the new magic number in urban design. After analyzing 1,117 streets in seven cities, from DC to Dallas, they found that wider traffic lanes have significantly more pedestrian accidents than lanes shrunk down to 9 feet. Per Johns...

17-Year-Old Member of US Cycling Team Killed on Training Ride

Magnus White was struck by a vehicle in Boulder, Colorado

(Newser) - A young member of the US national cycling team was killed while training for next month's Junior Men's Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Magnus White, 17, was on a training ride in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado, Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle,...

Tour de France Champ Repeats
Tour de France Champ Repeats

Tour de France Champ Repeats

Jonas Vingegaard built up a lead in the Alps

(Newser) - Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard has won the Tour de France for a second straight year as cycling's most storied race finished Sunday on Paris' famed Champs-Élysées. With a huge lead built up over main rival Tadej Pogacar, the 2020 and 2021 winner, Vingegaard knew the victory was...

Female Transgender Cyclists Are Out of UCI Women's Races

Swimming, track and field have enacted similar policies

(Newser) - Female transgender athletes who transitioned after male puberty will no longer be able to compete in women's races, world cycling governing body the UCI said Friday. The International Cycling Union joined the governing bodies in track and field and swimming as top-tier Olympic sports addressing the issue of transgender...

Cyclist's Death Rocks the Tour de Suisse

Gino Mader, 26, of Switzerland collided with US rider Magnus Sheffield during steep descent

(Newser) - A Swiss cyclist has died following a brutal crash with an American rider during the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse. With less than 10 miles left in the 131-mile leg, Gino Mäder, 26, collided with Magnus Sheffield at high speed while descending the Albula Pass toward La...

British Cycling Changes Rules for Transgender Women

They must compete in the men's category

(Newser) - Transgender women will no longer be allowed to compete in the female category in UK cycling races, the sport's governing organization has announced. British Cycling said its decision, reached after a nine-month review and scheduled to take effect by the end of the year, was based on fairness, the...

The Murder Shook a Cycling Community. His Community

Ian Dille writes an insider piece on Moriah Wilson's murder in Austin

(Newser) - We pointed Newser readers to a deep dive by the New Yorker into the May 2022 murder of cycling's Moriah Wilson just two months ago. Why read another one? Because Ian Dille has an unusual degree of access and takes readers about as close as they can get to...

Cycling Is Healthy. So Why the Deep Connection to Beer?
Bike Culture May Have
a Problem—Alcohol

Bike Culture May Have a Problem—Alcohol

In 'Bicycling,' Gloria Liu suggests the cycling world drinks too much

(Newser) - A few years ago, Gloria Liu wrote a story in Bicycling magazine about how great the "post-ride beer" is in the parking lot, especially with a group of riding friends. Now comes a story in the same magazine with a different bent and a headline asking, "Does Cycling...

A Cyclist's Murder, a Suspect, and the Man Who Linked Them
Gravel Racing Was
on the Rise. Then, a Murder

Gravel Racing Was on the Rise. Then, a Murder

The 'New Yorker' gives in-depth background on Colin Strickland

(Newser) - Plenty of articles about Moriah Wilson's murder have focused on an alleged love triangle. Kaitlin Armstrong, who is accused of murdering Wilson, was dating Colin Strickland, who had briefly dated Wilson and who was with her just prior to her being shot. Most articles have focused on the women,...

France Explains Why It Put Only Male Cyclists in Business Class

The lower-ranked females were booked economy seats

(Newser) - The French Cycling Federation flew its riders to the Cycling World Championships in Australia and booked two classes of tickets to do so. The BBC reports the 9-member men's team flew in business class, while the 7-person women's team flew in coach, as did all junior riders and...

Greg LeMond: Cancer Diagnosis Brings 'Great Relief'

US cycling legend had been feeling lousy for weeks

(Newser) - Two-time world cycling champion and three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has been diagnosed with a form of leukaemia, which he says is treatable. "No one ever wants to hear the word cancer but, admittedly, there is great relief, now, to know why I was feeling poorly,"...

Celebratory Cork Knocks Cyclist Out of Race

Biniam Girmay resumed the festivities after a trip to the hospital

(Newser) - An Eritrean cyclist who was celebrating a victory at the Giro d'Italia cycling competition was struck in the eye by a cork popped from a bottle of Italian sparkling wine and forced to withdraw Wednesday from the race. Biniam Girmay had just become the first Black African to win...

Cyclist's Podium Celebration Ends in Freak Prosecco Mishap

Biniam Girmay was forced to pull out of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday as a result

(Newser) - An accident with a prosecco cork while celebrating his historic stage victory at the Giro d’Italia forced Biniam Girmay to pull out of the race on Wednesday. The Eritrean rider became the first Black African to win a stage at a grand tour when he beat Mathieu van der...

It Was a 'Stupidly Hard Ride.' That Was Before the Bull

3 cyclists attacked on course Saturday in California

(Newser) - "The world famous Bianchi Rock Cobbler is a stupidly hard ride bordering on a race ... conceived by drunken madmen," explains the website for the ride . But while those "drunken madmen" designed a roughly 80-mile California off-road course with as much as 6,500 feet of elevation gain,...

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