Cycling

Barker: Mental health comes first ahead of Olympics

1:32 Cyclist Elinor Barker says a greater emphasis needs to be placed on training athletes’ minds as well as developing physical and technical attributes Cyclist Elinor Barker says a greater emphasis needs to be placed on training athletes’ minds as well as developing physical and technical attributes Elinor Barker is urging fellow athletes to put ...

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Froome keen to retire on his own terms

Chris Froome is determined to finish his career on his own terms with Israel Start-Up Nation as he targets a record-equalling fifth Tour de France crown. The 35-year-old is still on the road to recovery from the devastating crash he suffered at the Criterium du Dauphine in 2019, having more screws removed from his leg at the end of last ...

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Deignan: Quality of women's cycling keeps me motivated

Lizzie Deignan says she feels like she is competing in a “new sport” as the ever-rising standards in the women’s peloton keep her motivated. In 2019 Deignan, who turned 32 in December, openly contemplated retiring this winter, but ultimately ruled it out before starring in last year’s disrupted campaign. Deignan won three of the 11 WorldTour races in 2020 to ...

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