Cycling

  • We've integrated the cycle chase theme from 'Shiva' into the main theme of 'Rowdy': Ram Gopal Varma 29-03-2014 12:23 PM

    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...
  • Wipe out Congress, form SP government at Centre: Mulayam Singh Yadav 06-03-2014 06:23 PM

    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...
  • Samajwadi Party's cycle rally ends today 06-03-2014 10:27 AM

    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...
  • Lalu Prasad claims he rode cycle-rickshaw to sustain studies 28-02-2014 10:29 PM

    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...
  • Akhilesh Yadav flags off SP cycle rally from New Delhi 23-02-2014 01:18 PM

    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...
  • The Steradian Trail is an intelligently written thriller 13-01-2014 10:10 PM

    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 08-01-2014 08:29 AM

    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...
  • Tour de India at Buddh International Circuit 27-12-2013 09:05 PM

    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 18-12-2013 05:22 PM

    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 18-12-2013 09:35 AM

    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...
  • Yearender 2013: Women outshine men in Indian hockey 17-12-2013 12:15 PM

    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...
  • Top 10 sporting moments of 2013 17-12-2013 11:39 AM

    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...
  • Armstrong settles 3 million USD lawsuit over bonuses 21-11-2013 08:34 AM

    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...
  • Lance Armstrong case 'done and dusted' says WADA chief 12-11-2013 10:57 PM

    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...
  • Lance Armstrong says will testify with 100 percent honesty 11-11-2013 03:34 PM

    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...
  • Lance Armstrong questions fairness of life ban 08-11-2013 10:29 AM

    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 07-11-2013 09:26 AM

    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,...
  • Sun's magnetic field about to flip, could affect Earth's climate 07-10-2013 11:16 AM

    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 17-09-2013 09:45 PM

    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...
  • Lance Armstrong returns Sydney Olympic medal to officials 13-09-2013 09:04 AM

    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 12-09-2013 04:09 PM

    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 11-09-2013 04:04 PM

    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...
  • Lance Armstrong reaches settlement with Sunday Times 25-08-2013 02:36 PM

    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....
  • Pakistan: One killed, 10 injured in a blast outside paramilitary force's headquarter 23-08-2013 02:30 AM

    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...
  • No positive drug tests in 2013 Tour de France 21-08-2013 09:18 AM

    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...
  • Deborah leads Indian unit at World Cycling Championships 06-08-2013 07:18 PM

    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...
  • Katusha suspend former cyclist Erik Zabel after doping admission 30-07-2013 05:40 PM

    Berlin: Former sprint specialist Erik Zabel was suspended by Russian cycling team Katusha after he admitted to persistent doping during his cycling career. Zabel, widely regarded as one of the sport's finest sprinters, said he had consistently used banned substances and methods to enhance his performance, ending years of insisting...
  • Former Dutch cyclist Jeroen Blijlevens admits taking EPO 26-07-2013 12:38 PM

    The Hague: Former Dutch cyclist Jeroen Blijlevens has confessed to having used the performance-enhancing drug EPO during his career. As a consequence Blijlevens, whose confession came Thursday, quit as leader of Dutch cycling team Belkin with immediate effect, reports Xinhua. The reason for his decision was the outcome of a...
  • Lance Armstrong's lawyers ask judge to dismiss fraud case 24-07-2013 08:18 AM

    Washington: Lawyers for disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong said on Tuesday that Armstrong's former teammate Floyd Landis should be barred from suing Armstrong for fraud because Landis, like Armstrong, took performance-enhancing drugs. In papers filed in US District Court in Washington, Armstrong's lawyers asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit Landis...
  • Chris Froome rides to victory in 100th Tour de France 22-07-2013 01:57 AM

    Paris: Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday, having dominated rivals over three weeks on the road and adroitly dealt with doping suspicions off it. In two years, Britain has now had two different winners: Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and then Froome, a cooler, calmer, more understated...