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The shortened version of this year's Vuelta a Espana is heating up - and Sunday's stage 12 is likely to play a major part in determining who will be wearing red in Madrid next month. Coming just a day after a punishing 170km mountain stage, the 109km route is noticeably shorter than a normal Grand Tour stage - and with good reason. Riders will tackle five categorised climbs and finish at the summit of what many professionals call the toughest ascent in the sport: the Alto de l'Angliru. ... > read more

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New Manchester cycling gym caters to untapped market: Black riders  RichmondBizSense ... > read more

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Race organisers had said earlier that a Team Emirates rider and a Team AG2R La Mondiale staff member had returned positive results from the latest round of testing. Team Emirates said there were no other positive results from its riders or staff. The Colombian had previously tested positive following the cancellation of the ill-fated UAE Tour in February. ... > read more

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Aspen's Keegan Swirbul inks two-year deal with Rally Cycling after strong fall showing  Aspen Times ... > read more

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Cycling across America: Ups and downs for Sam Smith  Redlands News ... > read more

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Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria became the latest cyclist to test positive for the coronavirus and be withdrawn from the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday as the race heads toward an uncertain conclusion this weekend. A staff member for Team AG2R La Mondiale was the only other positive out of 492 tests carried out Sunday and Monday to coincide with the race’s second rest day, organizers RCS Sport said. The race is scheduled to end Sunday in Milan, the capital of the Lombardy region which is putting in place a nightly curfew beginning Thursday because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases in an ar ... > read more

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Cycling Weight Loss | Richard Buss  Bicycling ... > read more

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German rider Pascal Ackermann won stage nine of the Vuelta a Espana on Thursday despite finishing second behind Irishman Sam Bennett, who was relegated for shoulder barging an opponent twice in a highly disputed end to the race. Bennett edged out Ackermann in the bunch sprint at the end of the flat 157km stage from Cid Campeador. Castrillo del Val to Aguilar de Campoo and celebrated as he crossed the line but the victory was snatched away as footage showed him barging Trek-Segafredo's Latvian rider Emils Liepins. ... > read more