Cheung King-lok bags bronze at track world championships, but Sarah Lee surrenders her crown

Miriam Welte celebrates her win. Photo: AFP

Promising Hong Kong youngster Cheung King-lok came close to a World Championships gold medal in the men's scratch race but in the end had to settle for bronze this morning.

Friday, 28 February, 2014, 10:29pm

Sarah Lee Wai-sze tops World Cup sprint standings after third-place finish in Mexico

Sarah Lee competes in the keirin tomorrow. Photo: SCMP

Sarah Lee Wai-sze could only manage third place in the women's sprint in the third and final World Cup leg in Guadalajara, Mexico but the result was still good enough to send her to top of the series before next month's World Championships.

The Hong Kong rider made it to the semi-finals where she met Lin Junhong of China, the National Games champion.

19 Jan 2014 - 10:16pm

Ryder Hesjedal latest cyclist to admit to doping

Ryder Hesjedal at last year's Olympics. Photo: Reuters

Canadian Ryder Hesjedal, winner of the 2012 Giro d’Italia, became the latest rider to admit to a troubled past when he said  he had doped “more than 10 years ago”.

“I have loved and lived this sport but more than a decade ago I chose the wrong path,” said the Garmin-Sharp rider in a statement.

31 Oct 2013 - 10:46am

Wong Kam-po may carry on competing for Hong Kong

Wong Kam-po and Sarah Lee Wai-sze at the Sports Stars awards earlier this year. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Veteran cyclist Wong Kam-po may continue to compete after the East Asian Games as the former Hong Kong ace ponders his future.

The 80-kilometre road race which starts Sunday in Tuanbo Lake, southwest of Tianjin, was set to be the last race for the 40-year-old veteran after he was recalled by head coach Shen Jinkang to the squad this summer.

11 Oct 2013 - 8:02pm

Tour of Lombardy provide revenge for worlds’ losers

Joaquim Rodriguez who last year became Spain’s first Lombardy champion. Photo: Reuters

At least three of the world’s top one-day classics riders could be forgiven for having a degree of revenge on their minds when they line up for Tour of Lombardy on Sunday.

The Italian classic, one of five one-day ‘Monuments’ popularly known as the ‘Race of the Falling Leaves’, traditionally signals the end of the one-day racing season in Europe ahead of the autumn months.

4 Oct 2013 - 1:41pm

Nibali clings to Tour of Spain lead after Horner attack

Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali (in red), Tour of Spain overall leader. Photo: EPA

Vincenzo Nibali’s overall lead in the Tour of Spain was cut to just three seconds after race rival Chris Horner beat the Italian on the gruelling ascent to the summit of Pena Cabarga at the end of Thursday’s stage 18.

13 Sep 2013 - 1:44pm

Judge orders Armstrong to answer doping questions

Lance Armstrong. Photo: EPA

A Texas judge is pushing Lance Armstrong closer to his first sworn testimony on details of his performance-enhancing drug use, ordering the cyclist to answer questions about who knew what and when about his doping, including possibly his ex-wife and his attorneys.

4 Sep 2013 - 4:12pm

No positive tests this year Tour de France, says UCI

British cyclist Chris Froome (left). This year the Tour de France has had no positive drug test results. Photo: AFP

In 2013 the Tour de France had no positive drug test results, Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF) director Francesca Rossi said at a media Open Day in Aigle, Switzerland on Tuesday.

21 Aug 2013 - 9:53am

Lance Armstrong’s lawyers ask US judge to dismiss fraud case

Lance Armstrong is greeted by well wishers while cycling en route to West Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Lawyers for disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong said on Tuesday that Armstrong’s former teammate Floyd Landis should be barred from suing Armstrong for fraud because Landis, like Armstrong, took performance-enhancing drugs.

24 Jul 2013 - 10:59am

Germany's Kittel wins 12th stage of Tour de France

German rider Marcel Kittel. Photo: EPA

 Germany’s Marcel Kittel overtook Mark Cavendish at the line on Thursday to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France, and Chris Froome avoided a late crash in the main pack to preserve his big lead.

 Cavendish moved in front but Kittel gained ground and just beat him to the line to earn his second stage win in three days and third of this race.

12 Jul 2013 - 8:46am

Miracle at Sunny Bay

Sandro and Philip in good spirits at the hospital on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Sandro G.

People in Hong Kong who aren’t in a hospital when they are stricken by sudden cardiac arrest face grim odds – with the survival rate estimated at a mere 1 to 3 per cent, according to the Hong Kong College of Cardiology.

It is therefore truly fortunate that Philip Wong is alive and well today.

13 Jun 2013 - 9:04pm

McQuaid in race to keep top cycling job

Brian Cookson

Dragging cycling from the "mire" of the Lance Armstrong affair will be Brian Cookson's objective if the British Cycling chief succeeds in unseating International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid later this year.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Letters to the Editor, June 4, 2013

Rhino horns seized in Hong Kong. Photo: Dickson Lee

Very proud of collective memories

I was born and bred in Hong Kong and, like most people living all over the world, I have great affection for my home, its people and culture.

I do not see it as wrong to defend our culture, history and heritage and, as Hong Kong was governed as a British colony, that would inevitably include those built and nurtured under colonial rule.

4 Jun 2013 - 1:58am 8 comments

Wiggins' woes boost Froome's Tour de France hopes

Bradley Wiggins. Photo: AP

The health problems that will keep defending champion Bradley Wiggins out of this year's Tour de France could be good news for fellow Team Sky rider Chris Froome who finished second in the race last year.

2 Jun 2013 - 4:58am

Italian Vincenzo Nibali rides in snow towards Giro triumph

Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali

Italian Vincenzo Nibali virtually secured his maiden Giro d'Italia triumph with his second win of this year's race on the snow-hit 20th stage from Silandro to Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

26 May 2013 - 5:54am