Cycling

11:18 AM ET Swiss professional cyclist Elise Chabbey has swapped her racesuit for a doctor’s uniform following the shutdown of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 26-year-old Bigla-Katusha rider, recently qualified as a doctor, would usually have been preparing for the Spring classics, but instead is working as an intern at Geneva University
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9:57 AM ET The Giro d’Italia has been postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, race organisers RCS Sport said on Friday. “The organising committee of the Giro d’Italia’s Hungarian stages declared the Giro’s start could not be held in Hungary at the originally scheduled time,” the organisers said in a statement. “All parties
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7:22 AM ET Members of the cycling teams confined to a luxury Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns said they left quarantine on Sunday, a week before an initial date set by the Gulf state’s health authorities. Emirati authorities ordered the lockdown of the Crowne Plaza in Yas Island and the nearby W hotel
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8:07 AM ET French cycling icon Raymond Poulidor, best known for failing to win the Tour de France while coming agonisingly close on numerous occasions, died aged 83 on Wednesday. Nicknamed “Pou-Pou” and a public favourite because of his perennial runner-up status, Poulidor’s rivalry with compatriot Jacques Anquetil — who won the Tour de France
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7:26 AM ET A former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor has admitted to telling “a lot of lies” and ordering a banned testosterone substance in an independent tribunal Tuesday. Dr. Richard Freeman, who retired from British cycling two years ago, is under investigation regarding the contents of a medical package delivered to Sir Bradley
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Like a giant roller-coaster from start to finish over five mountain ranges, next year’s Tour de France will feature new summits and only a few time-trial kilometers. That should delight pure climbers like defending champion Egan Bernal. Starting in the Riviera city of Nice, the 3,470-kilometer three-week race will send the pack of contenders over
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