CYCLING

  • Why is it important for men to talk about menstrual health? April 8, 2015

    Do men bleed every month, go through menstrual cramps, and have their bodies considered 'dirty', 'impure', 'disgusting' - so much that in certain places across the country, they are forbidden from entering kitchens and temples during 'that time of the month'? What is it about menstruation that makes it such...
  • Mayawati ridicules Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for encouraging use of cycle April 5, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday ridiculed Akhilesh Yadav for encouraging use of cycle, drawing a spontaneous retort from the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. "Akhilesh has nothing to do. If he does not ride cycle, what else will he do," Mayawati posed at a press conference in Lucknow. Pat came a...
  • UCI hid cyclist Lance Armstrong dope test, says new chief Brian Cookson March 9, 2015

    Paris: Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong would not have won seven Tour de France titles without receiving favourable treatment from the International Cycling Union (UCI), the current head of the world governing body said on Monday. A report by the Independent Reform Commission published on Monday said previous UCI management were more...
  • Australian women break world record for world cycling title February 20, 2015

    Paris: The Australian women's team set a new world record to lift the team pursuit title at the World Track Cycling Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Australian women clocked four minutes and 13.683 seconds on Thursday, shaving 2.869 off Britain's previous best. Britain had to settle for silver with 4:16.702, reports Xinhua. Both men's...
  • Delhi elections: AAP takes out cycle rallies to woo voters February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In a novel method to reach out to the young voters, AAP volunteers are taking out cycle rallies all over the city carrying placards and banners showcasing the party's specific promises to the youth. As the name suggests, the 'Cycle cum Cycle rickshaw campaign', involves the use of...
  • Lance Armstrong charged with hit-and-run in Colorado February 4, 2015

    Colorado: Disgraced professional cyclist Lance Armstrong has been charged with crashing into two parked cars in the Colorado ski resort town of Aspen, with his girlfriend initially telling authorities that she was driving, police reports showed on Tuesday. Armstrong was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and driving too...
  • Lance Armstrong made 'a scapegoat' by USADA: Pat McQuaid January 28, 2015

    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 International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid. A cancer survivor and once a hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and...
  • If it were 1995, I would cheat again: Lance Armstrong January 27, 2015

    London: Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he should be forgiven after suffering a lot of public humiliation for doping and lying, but defended his conduct, insisting he would do it again. Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life by...
  • Indian Science Congress showcases robot with multiple cameras to defuse bombs January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: In an innovative invention, the Indian Army has built robots with multiple cameras which are being used by them to defuse bombs. Named as Daksh, the robot can carry 20 kgs of weight, climb stairs and even steep slopes. It can even take x-ray images. The Army has been...
  • Hero Electric launches two new Avior e-cycles in India at Rs 18,990 onwards October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Two-wheeler maker Hero Electric launched two models of e-cycles under Avior range, priced at between Rs 18,990 and Rs 19,290 (ex-showroom Delhi). The e-cycles that aim to tap corporate professionals in metro cities will also be available in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. "This is primarily targeted at...
  • Manali to Leh on a Bicycle: It is not a matter of Altitude, but attitude!! October 8, 2014

    Manali to Leh on a Bicycle-It is not a matter of Altitude, but attitude!! It's not a matter of Altitude, but attitude!! "Ah keep your eyes on the road, Your hands upon the wheel. Keep your eyes on the road. Your hands upon the wheel. Yeah, we're going to the roadhouse,...
  • Indian cyclists continue poor run at Asian Games September 25, 2014

    Incheon: It was another dismal outing for Indian cyclists at the ongoing 17th Asian Games with Amarjit Singh and Amrit Singh finishing fifth in their respective repechage heats to be knocked out of the Men's Keirin event here on Thursday. The duo first competed in the first-round heats, from which the...
  • Asian Games: Indian women cyclists finish last September 23, 2014

    Incheon: Indian women track cyclists Deborah and Kezia Vargheese finished at the bottom of their qualifier, finishing ninth and 10th respectively in the sprint division at the 17th Asian Games here on Tuesday. The qualifying round was topped by China's Tianshi Zhong, who cycled at an average speed of 66.79 kmph...
  • Asian Games Cycling: Deborah, Vargheese finish ninth and tenth in women's sprint September 23, 2014

    Incheon: Indian cyclists continued to struggle in the Asian Games as Deborah and K Vargheese finished 9th & 10th respectively in women's sprint qualifying at the Incheon International Velodrome on Tuesday. Deborah and Vargheese clocked 12.118 and 12.897 with an average speed of 59.415 and 55.826 respectively to occupy the last...
  • Photo: Colombian men's cycling team's skincoloured uniforms from 2010 were probably just as bad as their women's team's kit September 16, 2014

    The photos of Colombian women's cycling team's uniforms went viral on social media as the skin coloured tone of the kit sparked ridicule. Hilary Evans, a researcher for a sports website tweeted a photo of the strange uniform. It was retweeted over 10,000 times and soon became a topic of...
  • Photo: Colombia women's cycling team's skin coloured uniforms make them appear partly naked, spark ridicule and outrage on Twitter September 15, 2014

    A tweet by a researcher for a sports website on September 13 set in motion what was to be a snowballing controversy within hours. Hilary Evans, whose tweet has been retweeted over 10,000 times by now, showed the strange uniforms worn by the Colombia women's cycling team."I'm no fashion expert...
  • UP to include cycling tracks in future town planning September 13, 2014

    Greater Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to include cycling tracks while planning new towns in the future, a senior government official said. Cycle tracks will be developed in the state, Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Industrial Development) Sanjiv Saran said. Cycling is pollution free, it improves health and is...
  • DU students to cycle to Wagah Border for IndoPak peace rally July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Fifty students of Delhi University will begin a cycling journey to Wagah Border on August 1 to celebrate Independence days of India and Pakistan. "The 'IndoPak peace cycle rally' from Delhi University to Wagah Border will be flagged off by journalist Kuldip Nayar on August 1," Delhi University students...
  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France 2014 July 28, 2014

    Paris: Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29yearold Sicilian, who called himself "a flagbearer...
  • Dominant Vincenzo Nibali set to be crowned in Paris July 27, 2014

    Having dominated on all terrains, Vincenzo Nibali is set to win the Tour de France after avoiding any late dramas on Saturday in the penultimate stage, a 54km time trial from Bergerac won by Tony Martin. Italian Nibali finished fourth in the stage, nearly two minutes slower than the dominant German...
  • CWG 2014: Australia dominate in the velodrome with double gold July 27, 2014

    Annette Edmondson and Scott Sunderland won gold for Australia at the Chris Hoy Velodrome on Saturday but England were left subdued after four of their Olympic gold medallists failed to get on the podium. The 22yearold Edmondson claimed victory in the women's 10km scratch race with a time of 12 minutes...
  • CWG 2014: Indian cyclists continue to disappoint in Glasgow July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian cyclists' dismal show continued at the Commonwealth Games as they failed to qualify for the finals of both Men's 4000m Individual pursuit and Women's 3000m Individual pursuit events on second day of the track cycling competition on Friday. In the men's 4000m individual pursuit, three Indians Manjeet Singh,...
  • CWG 2014: Disappointing show by Indian cyclists in Glasgow July 24, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian cyclists did not have an ideal start to their campaign in the Commonwealth Games as they failed to qualify for the finals of both men's sprint event and Men's 400m team pursuit on the opening day of the track cycling competition at Glasgow on Thursday. In the men's sprint...
  • I won't be riding the Tour de France this year, says Bradley Wiggins June 6, 2014

    Bradley Wiggins has ruled himself out of participating in the Tour de France after the 2012 champion hinted that Team Sky are unlikely to select him in their squad, the Briton said on Friday. "Right now, I think I can tell you that I will not ride the Tour de France,"...
  • People should pay heed towards environmental conservation: Kailash Meghwal June 5, 2014

    People should realise their responsibilities about environment and its conservation, Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal said on Thursday. The Speaker said this at Ramniwas Bag in Jaipurwhile flagging of a 'Run for Environment' and 'Cycle Rally', on the occasion of World Environment Day on Thursday. Meghwal said there was need to...
  • Injury keeps actor Amit Sadh out of cycling tournament May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Amit Sadh, an avid sports enthusiast, is not just passionate about cycling but he pursues it at the international level. However, due to his recent leg injury, he was unable to make it to the international cycling season this time. "I will be missing the upcoming international cycling season....
  • We've integrated the cycle chase theme from 'Shiva' into the main theme of 'Rowdy': Ram Gopal Varma March 29, 2014

    Chennai: The background score of upcoming Telugu action-drama 'Rowdy' will be dedicated to maestro Illayaraja, says director Ram Gopal Varma, who has been a fan of the composer's tunes for several years. Illayaraja worked with RGV on his cinematic debut 'Shiva'. "As a huge fan of this legendary musician, my main interest...
  • Wipe out Congress, form SP government at Centre: Mulayam Singh Yadav March 6, 2014

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on asked youths to repeat 1977's wipe out of Congress in the Lok Sabha polls and make SP led third front government at the Centre. "When in leadership of Lok Nayak Jaiprakash youth rose in 1974, it wiped out Congress in 1977. You all have...
  • Samajwadi Party's cycle rally ends today March 6, 2014

    The Samajawadi Party's cycle rally will end in Lucknow on Thursday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had on February 23 flagged off the rally aimed to woo voters for the Lok Sabha election. Around 500 cyclists took part in rally, led by party leader Atul Pradhan. The rally began at Jantar Mantar...
  • Lalu Prasad claims he rode cycle-rickshaw to sustain studies February 28, 2014

    In a bid to score over rival Narendra Modi, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Friday claimed that besides selling tea he paddled a cycle-rickshaw during school days. "Do you know why I rode a cycle-rickshaw to Raj Bhawan today? Because I paddled a cycle-rickshaw while studying in Miller school," Prasad told...