Cycling

UCI president David Lappartient promised to ban tramdol as part of his election campaign The powerful painkiller tramadol will be banned in-competition in cycling from March this year. Cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, has announced its own ban despite the drug not being included on the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) prohibited list. Penalties for
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Rachel McKinnon (centre) pictured with Jen Wagner-Assali (right), who called her victory “unfair” Rachel McKinnon estimates she has received more than 100,000 hate messages on Twitter since she won her UCI Masters Track World Championship title in October. The 36-year-old Canadian’s victory was controversial in some quarters because she is a transgender woman competing in
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Geraint Thomas received the Coupe Omnisports after winning the 2018 Tour de France Geraint Thomas has received a new Tour de France trophy after his original was stolen from a cycling show. The Coupe Omnisports disappeared after Team Sky, whom Thomas rides for, loaned it to sponsor Pinarello to
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Jess Varnish arrives at the employment tribunal on Wednesday, accompanied by boyfriend and ex-GB BMX champion Liam Phillips (second left) Ex-rider Jess Varnish is putting “self-interest” before “public interest” by bringing a wrongful dismissal case against British Cycling and UK Sport, a lawyer for one of the bodies has said. Varnish also accuses the organisations
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Jess Varnish arrives at the employment tribunal on Wednesday, accompanied by boyfriend and ex-GB BMX champion Liam Phillips (second left) British Cycling coaches had “complete” control over athletes, according to a doctor’s evidence at the employment tribunal of ex-rider Jess Varnish. Varnish is suing the national governing body and UK Sport for wrongful dismissal and
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