Cycling

  • CWG 2014: Disappointing show by Indian cyclists in Glasgow 17 hours 13 minutes ago

    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 Jaipur while 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 education among girls in Bihar on Tuesday drew praise from British High Commissioner to India, James Bevan. Bevan during an hour long meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday evening said initiative to link education 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 performing-enhancing 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. Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance had sued Armstrong and his former team's management company after the American cyclist was handed a life ban...
  • Lance Armstrong case 'done and dusted' says WADA chief November 12, 2013

    Johannesburg: Only American anti-doping authorities can lift Lance Armstrong's life ban from cycling and any review of his case would require powerful reasons, World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey said on Tuesday, adding that he felt the issue was "done and dusted". "The only ones who can reopen (it),...
  • Lance Armstrong says will testify with 100 percent honesty November 11, 2013

    London: Disgraced former Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has said he will testify with "100 percent transparency and honesty" at any independent enquiry into doping in cycling but wants assurances he will be treated fairly. The 42-year-old Texan told the BBC World Service on Monday that there had to be...
  • Lance Armstrong questions fairness of life ban November 8, 2013

    Lance Armstrong believes he was treated unfairly and singled out for punishment by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after being banned for life for doping. Armstrong, who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles last year after a USADA investigation, said he competed on a level...
  • I was wrong to use cancer to boost image, says Armstrong November 7, 2013

    Disgraced Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has said he was wrong to use the story of his fight against cancer to boost his image as he tried to fend off the doping accusations that eventually led to his downfall. "I'd love to change it but I can't," the American, who...
  • Sun's magnetic field about to flip, could affect Earth's climate October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sun's magnetic field is soon going to flip by 180-degrees which could lead to changes in climate, storms and even disrupt satellites, scientists have warned. The Sun's magnetic field changes polarity approximately every 11 years. It happens at the peak of each solar cycle as the Sun's...
  • Bradley Wiggins roars into lead in Safari Park time trial September 17, 2013

    Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins took the lead in the Tour of Britain after a rain-soaked time trial through Cheshire's Knowsley Safari park on Tuesday. The Team Sky leader finished the 16 kms course in 19.54 minutes with team-mate and fellow-Briton Ian Stannard 32 seconds behind. Wiggins, who lay in 12th place...
  • Lance Armstrong returns Sydney Olympic medal to officials September 13, 2013

    Disgraced retired cyclist Lance Armstrong has returned his 2000 Olympic medal to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) nine months after he was stripped of it, USOC officials said on Thursday. "I can confirm that the United States Olympic Committee has received the bronze medal awarded to Lance Armstrong at the...
  • Wiggins almost quit 2012 Tour de France after Froome attack September 12, 2013

    London: Bradley Wiggins threatened to quit the 2012 Tour de France because of the aggressive riding of team mate Chris Froome, according to Team Sky's former sports director Sean Yates. Froome, who finished second overall to Wiggins before going on to win this year's race, caused a storm when appearing...
  • Medha Patkar writes to Mamata for revocation of ban on cycling September 11, 2013

    Social activist Medha Patkar has appealed to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to revoke the blanket ban on cycling in Kolkata, saying this will work against poor and working class people who are dependent on this "inexpensive" mode of transport to earn a living. In a letter written to Mamata,...
  • Lance Armstrong reaches settlement with Sunday Times August 25, 2013

    Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has reached an agreement with the Sunday Times after it had sued the drugs-tainted American for around one million pounds, the British paper announced on Sunday. "It is the final episode in a long legal battle between this newspaper and the fallen icon..." the paper said. The newspaper...
  • Pakistan: One killed, 10 injured in a blast outside paramilitary force's headquarter August 23, 2013

    At least one person was killed and ten others injured on Thursday when a bomb went off outside a paramilitary force's headquarter in Pakistan's largest city Karachi. The explosion occurred outside the Rangers Headquarters in Korangi area of Karachi. According to initial reports, the explosion was a suicide attack and involved...
  • No positive drug tests in 2013 Tour de France August 21, 2013

    London: The 2013 Tour de France had no positive drug test results, Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) director Francesca Rossi said at a media Open Day in Aigle, Switzerland, on Tuesday. Britain's Chris Froome won this year's race, which came under extra scrutiny as it was the first edition being staged since...
  • Deborah leads Indian unit at World Cycling Championships August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Deborah and T Manorama Devi, the medal winners at the Asian Junior Cycling Championships here, will lead the eight-member Indian contingent at the UCI World Junior Championships which begins in Glasgow on Wednesday. All team members will be taking part in the Championships for the first time and compete...