Commonwealth Games 2018: Archibalds stutter in cycling time trials

Scots cyclist Katie Archibald came agonisingly close to medalling in the women’s time trial event.

Slovakia's Peter Sagan will take to the cobblestones for the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic. Picture: Bernard Papon/AFP/Getty Images)

Richard Moore: Peter Sagan is a throwback to cycling’s golden era

P eter Sagan is the greatest cyclist of his generation: a genius on a bike and a showman on and off it. With his €4 million salary and other earnings the Slovak might also be the best paid rider in the history of the sport. But he is finding it difficult to win the races that matter. The exception is the world championship road race, which he has won three years in a row: a curiosity we’ll return to.

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Scotland's Neah Evans, right, celebrates her bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games 25km points race with compatriot Katie Archibald who won silver. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Neah Evans goes from tortoises to Commonwealth Games medal

Neah Evans grabbed a bronze in the points race yesterday and has ambitions to add to that medal haul before her Australian Commonwealth Games experience is over.


Commonwealth Games 2018: Neil Fachie storms to first gold for Scotland

SCOTLAND have their first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games after Neil Fachie powered his way to gold in the men’s blind and visually impaired 1,000m time trial.

The vast majority of bike thefts in Scotland go unsolved.

Majority of bike thefts in Scotland go unsolved

The overwhelming majority of bicycle thefts in Scotland go unsolved, new figures have shown.

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Katie Archibald is ready to fly the flag for Scotland.

Katie Archibald sets her sights on high five for Scotland

Whisper it, but Katie Archibald could be Scotland’s star turn at these Commonwealth Games.

Scottish cyclist Katie Archibald. Picture: Jeff Holmes

10 Scottish athletes poised to win medals at the Commonwealth Games

From the largest team ever to travel away, Scotland has a coterie of athletes ready and able to win medals and here are ten in a good position to shine on the Gold Coast, writes Moira Gordon

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Kyle Gordon quit his job on an oil rig in order to compete at the Gold Coast. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Commonwealth Games: Kyle Gordon’s light bulb moment in North Sea

Forget the road to Damascus, it was offshore, on a rig that was being battered by wind and rain that Kyle Gordon had his moment of revelation.

Callum Skinner is expected to make podium appearances again, this time in Scotland's colours. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/JSHPIX

Pressure just part of the cycle for Callum Skinner

Winning a gold and silver medal at the Olympic Games hasn’t changed Callum Skinner’s life but it has given him a more credible platform from which to air his views.

Scottish cyclist Jonny Wale says he'll be disappointed if he doesn't come home from the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast with at least a silver medal. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Bipolar, self-trained cyclist Jonny Wale flying the Saltire

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what gives Jonny Wale his endearingly singular status in cycling.

Jack Carlin will compete in the sprint and keirin at the Commonwealth Games. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Jack Carlin takes inspiration from Chris Hoy in medal quest

There was a visible recoiling from Gold Coast cycling medal hope Jack Carlin when it was put to him yesterday that he could be Scotland’s successor to Chris Hoy, as he sat in the Glasgow Velodrome that takes the name of the multi-gold Olympian.

John and Katie Archibald are heading to Gold Coast. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Cyclist John Archibald stepping out of sister Katie’s shadow

Having worked hard to make a name for himself in the cycling world, John Archibald would be forgiven a growing irritation at constantly being introduced as “Katie’s brother”.

Chris Froome speaks to the press in Italy. Picture: Dario Belingheri/ANSA via AP

Chris Froome gives backing to Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford

Chris Froome has backed Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford and dismissed as “absolute rubbish” claims he was among those treated with corticosteroids in the build-up to the 2012 Tour de France.

Sir Bradley Wiggins has vehemently denied cheating. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Floyd Landis wants Wiggins stripped of Tour de France title

Floyd Landis has called for Sir Bradley Wiggins to be stripped of his 2012 Tour de France title in the wake of allegations made in a parliamentary report.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins says he hopes to put his side across in response to drug claims. Picture: Getty

Sir Bradley Wiggins hits back at ‘sad’ report on doping

Sir Bradley Wiggins has described a parliamentary report that has heavily criticised him and the cycling team he used to lead as “sad”.

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Gold medallists Emily Nelson, left, and Katie Archibald  pose on the podium after their victory in the madison at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Apeldoorn. Picture: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland’s Katie Archibald and Emily Nelson win Madison gold

Katie Archibald and Emily Nelson won gold in the women’s Madison at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

The evidence that the salbutamol Chris Froome took might be a performance-enhancer is sketchy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Richard Moore: Sketchy evidence behind Chris Froome’s ‘performance-enhancer’

On 12 October I went to Monaco to interview a relaxed Chris Froome. It was peak off season: the brief sweet spot between ending racing and resuming training. He’d been for a run the day before and mentioned that his legs were aching. How far did he run? “About 5k.”

From left, councillor David McDonald, former Scottish road race champion James McCallum, minister for sport Aileen Campbell MSP and East Dunbartonshire Council depute chief executive Thomas Glen announce the 2018 competition routes. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Glasgow to welcome elite cyclists for 2018 European Championships

The streets of Glasgow will once again become a racetrack for Europe’s elite cyclists this summer as part of the rebranded European Championships.

Chris Froome celebrates after winning the Vuelta a Espana cycling race In September 2017. Picture: Getty Images

Chris Froome denies seeking ‘short ban’ over salbutamol finding

Chris Froome has denied a report that he is looking to negotiate a short ban rather than fight to prove his innocence after returning an adverse analytical finding for the asthma drug salbutamol during last year’s La Vuelta.

British cyclist Chris Froome smiles at journalists before a training session in Port de Alcudia on the Spanish island of Majorca. Picture: AFP/Getty

Chris Froome maintains innocence amid calls for suspension

Chris Froome’s renewed protestations of innocence yesterday were accompanied by doubts about why the four-time Tour de France champion was not immediately suspended for failing a doping test.

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