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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Hong Kong sends only two men to cycling World Cup in Manchester

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 10:39pm by CHAN KINWA

    ... for World Cup Hong Kong was only able to send two men's riders to Friday's Track World Cup in Manchester, with a number of athletes considering quitting the team. Cheung King-lok and Leung ... The England event is the opening round of the 2013-14 World Cup Series with the hosts sending the same squad of riders, who recently competed at the European Championships in Apeldoorn, ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    World prepares to hail Vincenzo Nibali, the 'flag-bearer’ against doping

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:03am

    ... Associated Press in Carcassonne, France Serene, talented and methodical Italian focuses on avoiding a 'crisis' with the Tour in his grasp Barring a disaster on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France s ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Better dope testing 'gave me a chance', says Nibali

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 12:52am by AFP

    ... success is a far cry from that which greeted Lance Armstrong's seven successive wins during the darkest days of blood doping and use of the banned substance Erythropoietin (EPO). What makes ... seven- there was no test for EPO while throughout his reign testers were struggling to keep up with the cheats. But now with random out-of-competition tests and the biological passport, cycling ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Passport rule may see four riders out of team for Incheon

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 11:22pm by CHAN KINWA

    ... World Cup gold medal for Hong Kong in January after winning the scratch race in Guadalajara, Mexico. Meng partners Sarah Lee Wai-sze in the women's team sprint and her recent form has been ... years' residency was sufficient, as long as athletes were of Asian origin. The policy has also hit rugby and cricket. Top riders including Diao Xiaojuan, Meng Zhaojuan, Yang Qianyu and Pang Yao, ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Mission accomplished for Italian Vincenzo Nibali who left home at 15 to pursue his dream on two wheels

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:05pm by AP

    ... pummelled this sport's image long before Lance Armstrong dealt arguably the most devastating blow: His admission that he doped on the way to his seven Tour victories, which were later stripped ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Cheung King-lok completes domestic double after road race victory

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 10:02pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... race in Incheon. Cheung, who won a scratch race silver medal at the World Track Cup Classic in January and two gold medals at the Asian Championships in May, earned praise from coach Shen ... through a series of strength training programmes Shen Jinkang Former Hong Kong member Yeung Ying-hon, now riding for a Singapore-based professional team, came second in the seven-lap race, while ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    I'm no Armstrong, says new Tour de France 'boss' Nibali

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 12:40am by AP

    ... piece together a lead of more than seven minutes, gaining seconds "here and there", as he put it after his fourth stage win. That margin, if it holds, would be the second largest in 25 years: Jan Ullrich won by more than nine minutes in 1997. Armstrong won five of his seven titles from 1999 to 2005 by more than six minutes, but those victories were stripped after he was exposed ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Peerless Nibali all but seals Tour victory with final mountain stage win

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... finished third two seconds further back to secure the polka dot jersey for the mountain classification. Pinot is now second overall, a massive seven minutes 10 seconds behind Nibali with another ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    French riders sew up podium finish in Tour de France

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:46am

    ... rider lost key seconds after a flat tyre at the end of the stage. Martin, the world time-trial champion, clobbered the field over the 54-km leg from Bergerac to Perigueux. He finished 1:39 ...

  10. Sport - CYCLING

    Bradley Wiggins turns his back on road racing to focus on Olympic track events

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 11:34am by AFP

    ... to add the title to the world championship they claimed in Colombia in February. Wiggins, making his return to track cycling for the first time since 2008, couldn’t inspire teammates Ed Clancy, ... is definitely enough time to get to that standard. I mean we put in two world class rides there with just four weeks together to prepare for it. “I certainly answered the questions whether I can still ...




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