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17-Year-Old Member of US Cycling Team Killed on Training Ride

Magnus White was struck by a vehicle in Boulder, Colorado

(Newser) - A young member of the US national cycling team was killed while training for next month's Junior Men's Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Magnus White, 17, was on a training ride in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado, Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle,...

Tour de France Champ Repeats
Tour de France Champ Repeats

Tour de France Champ Repeats

Jonas Vingegaard built up a lead in the Alps

(Newser) - Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard has won the Tour de France for a second straight year as cycling's most storied race finished Sunday on Paris' famed Champs-Élysées. With a huge lead built up over main rival Tadej Pogacar, the 2020 and 2021 winner, Vingegaard knew the victory was...

Female Transgender Cyclists Are Out of UCI Women's Races

Swimming, track and field have enacted similar policies

(Newser) - Female transgender athletes who transitioned after male puberty will no longer be able to compete in women's races, world cycling governing body the UCI said Friday. The International Cycling Union joined the governing bodies in track and field and swimming as top-tier Olympic sports addressing the issue of transgender...

Cyclist's Death Rocks the Tour de Suisse

Gino Mader, 26, of Switzerland collided with US rider Magnus Sheffield during steep descent

(Newser) - A Swiss cyclist has died following a brutal crash with an American rider during the fifth stage of the Tour de Suisse. With less than 10 miles left in the 131-mile leg, Gino Mäder, 26, collided with Magnus Sheffield at high speed while descending the Albula Pass toward La...

British Cycling Changes Rules for Transgender Women

They must compete in the men's category

(Newser) - Transgender women will no longer be allowed to compete in the female category in UK cycling races, the sport's governing organization has announced. British Cycling said its decision, reached after a nine-month review and scheduled to take effect by the end of the year, was based on fairness, the...

The Murder Shook a Cycling Community. His Community

Ian Dille writes an insider piece on Moriah Wilson's murder in Austin

(Newser) - We pointed Newser readers to a deep dive by the New Yorker into the May 2022 murder of cycling's Moriah Wilson just two months ago. Why read another one? Because Ian Dille has an unusual degree of access and takes readers about as close as they can get to...

Cycling Is Healthy. So Why the Deep Connection to Beer?
Bike Culture May Have
a Problem—Alcohol

Bike Culture May Have a Problem—Alcohol

In 'Bicycling,' Gloria Liu suggests the cycling world drinks too much

(Newser) - A few years ago, Gloria Liu wrote a story in Bicycling magazine about how great the "post-ride beer" is in the parking lot, especially with a group of riding friends. Now comes a story in the same magazine with a different bent and a headline asking, "Does Cycling...

A Cyclist's Murder, a Suspect, and the Man Who Linked Them
Gravel Racing Was
on the Rise. Then, a Murder

Gravel Racing Was on the Rise. Then, a Murder

The 'New Yorker' gives in-depth background on Colin Strickland

(Newser) - Plenty of articles about Moriah Wilson's murder have focused on an alleged love triangle. Kaitlin Armstrong, who is accused of murdering Wilson, was dating Colin Strickland, who had briefly dated Wilson and who was with her just prior to her being shot. Most articles have focused on the women,...

France Explains Why It Put Only Male Cyclists in Business Class

The lower-ranked females were booked economy seats

(Newser) - The French Cycling Federation flew its riders to the Cycling World Championships in Australia and booked two classes of tickets to do so. The BBC reports the 9-member men's team flew in business class, while the 7-person women's team flew in coach, as did all junior riders and...

Greg LeMond: Cancer Diagnosis Brings 'Great Relief'

US cycling legend had been feeling lousy for weeks

(Newser) - Two-time world cycling champion and three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has been diagnosed with a form of leukaemia, which he says is treatable. "No one ever wants to hear the word cancer but, admittedly, there is great relief, now, to know why I was feeling poorly,"...

Celebratory Cork Knocks Cyclist Out of Race

Biniam Girmay resumed the festivities after a trip to the hospital

(Newser) - An Eritrean cyclist who was celebrating a victory at the Giro d'Italia cycling competition was struck in the eye by a cork popped from a bottle of Italian sparkling wine and forced to withdraw Wednesday from the race. Biniam Girmay had just become the first Black African to win...

Cyclist's Podium Celebration Ends in Freak Prosecco Mishap

Biniam Girmay was forced to pull out of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday as a result

(Newser) - An accident with a prosecco cork while celebrating his historic stage victory at the Giro d’Italia forced Biniam Girmay to pull out of the race on Wednesday. The Eritrean rider became the first Black African to win a stage at a grand tour when he beat Mathieu van der...

It Was a 'Stupidly Hard Ride.' That Was Before the Bull

3 cyclists attacked on course Saturday in California

(Newser) - "The world famous Bianchi Rock Cobbler is a stupidly hard ride bordering on a race ... conceived by drunken madmen," explains the website for the ride . But while those "drunken madmen" designed a roughly 80-mile California off-road course with as much as 6,500 feet of elevation gain,...

Cycling Official Sent Home for Using Racial Slur

German coach called riders from Algeria, Eritrea, 'camel drivers'

(Newser) - Germany's cycling director has been sent home from the Olympics in disgrace for using a racial slur during the men's time trial. Patrick Moster, sports director for the German Cycling Federation, was heard repeatedly yelling "Get the camel drivers!" at German rider Nikias Arndt as he...

She Broke Away at Start of Race, Figured She'd Be Caught—but Wasn't

Anna Kiesenhofer stuns Olympic cycling with her gold medal win

(Newser) - As Dutch champion cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the finish line of the Olympic women's road race Sunday, she raised her arms in the air, assuming she'd come in first. Not so: Anna Kiesenhofer, an Austrian cyclist who wasn't on any pre-race list of contenders, had crossed...

Cops Search for Woman Who Caused Tour de France Pileup

Specators will face lawsuit, criminal charge

(Newser) - Police in France want to talk to the fan who caused a massive crash at the Tour de France Saturday—but she may have already fled the country. The woman was looking at the camera, not the cyclists, when she stepped out into their path and held out a large...

'Everybody Is Super Upset and Distraught'

5 dead cyclists were all seasoned riders. How could this have happened?

(Newser) - The five cyclists who died in a horrific Nevada crash this week were no novices—far from it, in fact. The Las Vegas Review-Journal describes them as "seasoned bicyclists and dedicated athletes" who were key to Southern Nevada's cycling community. "All of them were in the top...

He Was Cycling From NY to LA, Never Made It Past SC

Sangyoon Jeon, South Korea 27-year-old, killed in crash

(Newser) - Sangyoon Jeon's cross-country cycling trip turned tragic Monday afternoon when the 27-year-old from South Korea was hit and killed by a van in South Carolina. Jeon set out Oct. 15 from New York City with the goal of making it to Los Angeles by Jan. 5; on Monday, he...

Tour de Poland Cyclist Dead in Crash on 'Completely Flat' Road

Bjorg Lambrecht, 22, was a promising young rider

(Newser) - The Tour de Poland turned tragic Monday when Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht crashed during the third stage of the race, dying at a local hospital. It was the 22-year-old's second time in the seven-day race, which, along with other races including the Tour de France, is part of the...

His Tour de France Win Raises Question: How Many More?

Egan Bernal is just 22

(Newser) - Egan Bernal's crowning Sunday as the Tour de France's youngest post-World War II champion, and its first from South America, heralded the birth of a new supernova in the cycling universe. Winning a Tour for the ages at the unusually young age of 22 immediately prompted a question,...

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