Jens Debusschere wins bunch sprint on 2nd stage of Tirreno

CASCINA, Italy (AP) — Jens Debusschere sprinted to victory on the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Thursday, edging out Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett while Adriano Malori retained the overall lead. The Belgian champion clocked 3 hours, 30 minutes, 18 seconds over the mainly flat, 153-kilometer (95-mile) route from Camaiore to Cascina to win[…]

IOC expects UCI to take ‘further measures’ on doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC expects cycling’s governing body to take further measures to combat doping following a report into the sport’s past record of cheating. Ugur Erdener, head of the IOC medical commission, says the Olympic body welcomes “the UCI’s commitment to tackling past abuses and putting in place future processes.” Erdener cites[…]

Tour winner Nibali: Astana license case ‘all about politics’

ROME (AP) — Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali believes the UCI’s request to withdraw the WorldTour license of his Astana team following a string of doping cases is a political move. “My opinion is that it’s all about politics. It’s not anything to do with the riders,” Nibali told Italian state TV Rai before[…]

Cavendish triumphs at Belgian one-day semi-classic

Britain’s former world champion Mark Cavendish won a sprint finish to claim the Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne semi-classic one-day race in Belgium on Sunday. The Etixx-Quick Step rider made up for his teammates’ stunning defeat at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad the previous day when three riders were outsmarted by Team Sky’s Ian Stannard at the finish. Cavendish, who also[…]