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Froome awarded Vuelta title

Chris Froome has officially been named as the winner of the 2011 Vuelta a Espana after a doping case involving Juan Jose Cobo, retrospectively making him Britain’s first winner of a Grand Tour. It sees Froome collect a seventh title from one of cycling’s three-week races. World governing body the UCI had announced last month ...

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Thomas 'fine' after stage one crash

Geraint Thomas said he felt “fine” after a late crash on the opening stage of the Tour de France as Mike Teunissen took a surprise victory in Brussels. Thomas was among those caught in a big crash with around two kilometres of the 194.5km opening stage remaining, but the defending champion quickly remounted his bike to finish the stage. Thomas ...

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Ryder overruled Aldag to drop Cavendish

Mark Cavendish was left out of Team Dimension Data’s Tour de France squad after team manager Doug Ryder overruled performance director Rolf Aldag, Sky Sports News understands. Cavendish is one of the most successful riders in the Tour’s history, second only to Eddy Merckx for stage wins, but will miss out for the first time since 2007 after being left ...

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