CYCLING

  • 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...
  • Akhilesh Yadav flags off SP cycle rally from New Delhi February 23, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday flagged off a cycle rally of the Samajwadi Party that will reach Lucknow in two weeks to woo voters for the Lok Sabha election. Around 500 cyclists are taking part in rally, led by Atul Pradhan, a party leader. The rally began at...
  • The Steradian Trail is an intelligently written thriller January 13, 2014

    I love reading thrillers and in my opinion, the best way to enjoy a thriller is to finish the book in one go and if you are able to finish a thriller in one go, then it is definitely a good book. And that's what happened with The Steradian Trail...
  • Nitish earns British High Commissioner's praise for cycle scheme January 8, 2014

    The cycle scheme to boost educationamong girls in Bihar on Tuesday drew praise from British HighCommissioner to India, James Bevan.Bevan during an hour long meeting with Chief MinisterNitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday evening said initiative to linkeducation with growth in Bihar was a matter of discussion. Generating self confidence among...
  • Tour de India at Buddh International Circuit December 27, 2013

    After witnessing Formula One races for two seasons, spectators at the Buddh International Circuit can see a different set of tyres racing on the track. ...
  • Kolkata: Ban on cycling creates confusion among people December 18, 2013

    Cyclists in Kolkata are confused whether cycling is allowed on major roads as the West Bengal government has not ratified the order banning it. The Kolkata Police had issued a notification on May 28 under the West Bengal Traffic Regulation Act, 1965, barring bicycles from 174 roads, a blanket ban...
  • Golf Yearender: Scott, Tiger Woods and company serve up tasty 2013 December 18, 2013

    Like an enticing chocolate box offering an exquisite array of pralines, truffles, fudge and liqueurs, global golf gave its fans just about everything they might have wanted during a riveting and unpredictable 2013. The quality and variety of golfing 'confectionary' was exceptional and, with Tiger Woods's remarkable dominance in the late...
  • Yearender 2013: Women outshine men in Indian hockey December 17, 2013

    A sea change at the administrative level, birth of a promising league, rise and fall of the juniors and women outplaying men the pendulum of Indian hockey kept swinging to and fro in 2013. Save for the silver lining of a world cup bronze won by junior women, 2013 was...
  • Top 10 sporting moments of 2013 December 17, 2013

    Here is the list of top ten sporting moments of 2013: 1. Lance Armstrong comes clean over doping January 17 "Yes." With one word, Lance Armstrong finally confessed to a cycling career built on performingenhancing drugs, putting himself on a par with Canadian athlete Ben Johnson as the world's most...
  • Armstrong settles 3 million USD lawsuit over bonuses November 21, 2013

    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has reached a settlement with an insurance company over $3 million in performance bonuses paid to him from 1999 to 2001, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Nebraskabased Acceptance Insurance had sued Armstrong and his former team's management company after the American cyclist was handed a life ban...