Olympics

New tests on old samples could catch drug cheats from Beijing Olympics

New tests allow use of performance-enhancing drugs to be detected for much longer than before, or in lower doses. The International Olympic Committee plans to use this new scientific knowledge to retest hundreds of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to a report from the AP.

Lazer sponsors British Cycling up to 2016 Olympics

Lazer has become the official helmet supplier of British Cycling, meaning that riders competing for Great Britain over the next two years – which covers the Olympics and Paralympic in Rio de Janeiro – will wear the Z1 road helmet and Wasp Air time trial helmet.

Wiggins going for Gold no. 5 at Rio Olympics

Grassroots cycling and youth coaching will be Bradley Wiggins’ focus in the future - but not before the Tour champ has his best stab at a fifth gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Speaking of Team Sky’s efforts to win the summer’s Tour de France and the efforts behind 2013 winner Chris Froome, Wiggins told the BBC: “We’re all working towards that goal of being in the best possible shape at the Tour to do that job.”

London’s Olympic VeloPark opens for business

The Olympic VeloPark has officially opened in Stratford, East London, two years after the 2012 Games saw record numbers of British cyclists achieve medals.

The park, which cost £100m to ready for the public, will be open to allcomers to participate in track, BMX, MTB and road activities, including a mile long road circuit, floodlit for evening use, and eventually a five mile mountain bike loop.

In fact, it’s a world first to have a facility combining all these disciplines, and prices to enjoy them begin fro £4.

Lee Valley Velopark to reopen to the public in March

Lee Valley VeloPark, which played host to the London 2012 Velodrome and Olympic BMX track, will open to the public on 4 March 2014.

Visitors will be able to enjoy sessions from £2 for club riders and £4 for individuals, with programmes from learn-to-ride programmes for children who have never been on a bike before, coaching, major championships bringing the world’s best riders back to the venue, all ability sessions for people with additional needs, and sessions for schools, clubs and leagues.

The Reigate Rouleur

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With course running out east from it's Reigate College start, this is a treat of a ride, flowing from the North Downs out towards Kent Weald around Sevenoaks and Hever Castle.

It's a nicely paced and balanced route, which eases you into your day with it's early miles providing a perfect leg stretcher, before delivering you into a deceptively hilly mid section that set's the biggest of the day's challenges. From there, it's a long and fast run to the finish back through the heart of some truly stunning countryside.

Pat McQuaid: Tokyo Olympics will be good news for cycling around the world

A Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 will be ‘very good for cycling’, the UCI President Pat McQuaid has said.

Speaking following the announcement, he said: “Hosting the Games in Japan will be a great boost for the globalisation of cycling, in particular all across Asia.

“Japan has a strong history of cycling, in particular track cycling and the keirin which originated in Japan and is one of the most spectacular Olympic Track disciplines.

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Cycling at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. What we Know so far.

On September 7 in Buenos Aires the International Olympic Committee announced that Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics. This decision left us wondering "Where will the 2020 Olympic cycling events be held?"

Olympic cycling programme remains unaltered for Rio 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the cycling programme for Rio 2016 will be unchanged to that of London 2012, dashing the UCI’s hopes that an additional three events might by added, including men’s and women’s points races.

That event was dropped after Beijing in 2008, with the track programme given a major overhaul ahead of London hosting the Games last year to ensure an equal number of races for men and women. The individual pursuit for both genders also disappeared, while the six-discipline Omnium was added.

Kingston nets £5 million Olympic road racing cash boost

Three days of road cycling during last summer’s Olympics saw the London borough of Kingston net a £5 million local spending boost.

The first borough to study the Olympic effect in depth has discovered that over 50,000 people came into the area on each of the competition days, spending in hotels, pubs and restaurants.

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