Commonwealth Games 2010
Dave Brailsford, team principal of Team Sky has reiterated to road.cc that there is no conflict between his management role for the British pro outfit and the interests of the home nations who had selected Team Sky riders to compete at the Commonwealth Games.
Trust is already a commodity that’s in short supply at the Commonwealth Games, but now it seems that this includes trust between India’s own sporting bodies.
It has emerged that riders due to represent the country at the Delhi games have been required by Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials to sign a bond for their competition bikes - and are now threatening to hand the bikes back. The situation comes on the back of complaints by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI) that their equipment requests have been met with indifference from the SAI.
Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas have withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games because of concerns over accommodation conditions and safety in Delhi.
The Isle of Man and Welsh team members both confirmed their decision to Cycling Weekly today. Kennaugh also suggested that fellow Team Sky riders Ian Stannard and Ben Swift had withdrawn from the England team.
On a day when the Great Britain team was announced for the World Road Race Championships in Melbourne which take place at the end of September and start of October, the England Cycling Team for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, taking place immediately afterwards, has also been revealed, with a number of riders featuring in both.
Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton is to follow Sir Chris Hoy’s lead and miss the Commonwealth Games in Delhi to focus on October's European Championships.
Hoy reluctantly pulled out of the Games on Friday because the European Championships count as a qualifier for the 2012 Olympics, which remains the main focus for both athletes.
A fund set up to support young Scottish cyclists has allocated £30,000 to help riders in this year's Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) has lifted the lifetime ban it imposed on David Millar which will allow him to compete for his country in the road race and time trial at next year's Commonwealth Games in Delhi.