Ferrand-Prévot: “I go to training, even if it’s in the garden” – Fil Info

Operated in January, the MTB world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot was playing tight to be on top form this summer. And the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 does not change anything, she especially does not want to go into “dilettante” mode: “When we knew about the postponement, my coach said to me: if […]

Vincenzo Nibali competes in the Primavera … virtually – Fil Info

While in other sports, virtual competitions flourish in order to make up for the lack of cascading carryovers, cycling is no exception to the rule. Thus, the postponement of Milan-San Remo gave ideas to Vincenzo Nibali who started on Saturday (the day when the race was to take place), on the initiative of an Italian […]

Cycling: UCI requests cancellation of all races until 3 April

The International Cycling Union has asked all event organizers to cancel the events until April 3. As the sports world went to sleep with the coronavirus crisis, the International Cycling Union announced strong measures to in turn fight the spread of Covid-19. The most anticipated of them concerns the calendar of events. The UCI has […]

Coronavirus: the Ghent-Wevelgem postponed – Fil Info

The classic cyclist Ghent-Wevelgem, scheduled for March 29 in Belgium, was postponed Friday by its organizers due to the pandemic of new coronavirus, in the same way as the Grand Prix of E3 and Through Flanders. No new date has been chosen, however. “Gand-Wevelgem and A Travers la Flandre will not be able to take […]

Femur fracture for Michael Woods – Info thread

The Canadian Michael Woods (EF1) suffers from a fracture of the right femur after his fall on Thursday in the 5th stage of Paris-Nice, we learned from the medical service of the event. Woods fell about fifty kilometers from the finish in La Côte-Saint-André (Isère). He was evacuated to the Lyon Sud hospital. The Canadian […]

Borders hurt Quintana and Alaphilippe, the stage for Nizzolo – Fil Info

The Italian Giacomo Nizzolo (NTT) removed the 2nd stage from Paris-Nice on Monday at Châlette-sur-Loing, where the public was sidelined from the finish line to comply with the instructions related to the coronavirus. The German Maximilian Schachmann (Bora) kept the leader’s jersey after this 166.5-kilometer lowland stage which cost Colombian Nairo Quintana, the favorite of […]

Barguil excluded from the race – Fil Info

Warren Barguil got up after a long time on the ground after a heavy fall at the halfway point. If the French champion finished the stage well, he nevertheless helped himself with his car, which the organizers criticized him after the race. For taking the wake of his car, the runner Arkéa-Samsic was disqualified by […]

AG2R team also withdraws from Italian races – Fil Info

Like Ineos, Astana and Jumbo-Visma, the French team AG2R La Mondiale decides to withdraw from the next Italian races “as a precaution for the health of runners and members of the management team.” The team’s sport director, Vicent Lavenu, justified this decision by recalling that “sporting interests must not overshadow prudence and wisdom when it […]

Coronavirus: Astana cycling team retires until March 20

The Kazakh team Astana announced Thursday to withdraw from competitions until March 20 and thus renounce Paris-Nice and the next Italian races, due to the epidemic of coronavirus. Astana is the third team to forfeit Paris-Nice, which starts Sunday in the Yvelines, after Mitchelton, away until March 21, and Ineos, bereaved by the death of […]

Track Worlds: Benjamin Thomas in gold, sprint at half mast

The Frenchman was crowned world champion on track this Saturday in Berlin in the omnium event. Benjamin Thomas, the leader in French endurance racing, won on Saturday the omnium of the World Cycling Championships in Berlin, offering France its first gold medal in an Olympic discipline. In women, the pair Marie Le Net / Clara […]