Tag : cycling

Report into doping accuses Sir Bradley Wiggins of “crossing ethical line”

7 months ago / 0 comments

When thinking about doping many think of: the recent Russian scandal, which shows no signs of abating; the recent case of Maria Sharapova; or the infamous case of Lance Armstrong, who inspired the world by beating cancer, raising money for charity whilst continuing to be, or at least seeming to … Read More

New £5 million development for cycling, The Brownlee Centre, opens in Leeds

1 year ago / 0 comments

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Olympic winners and Leeds alumni, will be launching the new University of Leeds centre on Friday 28th April. It is named after them in honour of their sporting successes, most recently in the Rio Olympics where they won gold and silver medals. The centre will comprise … Read More

‘Uni Girls Can’ inspires biggest female road cycle ride

3 years ago / 0 comments

LEEDS University Union Cycling club saw the biggest number of female riders on their first road bike outing of the year on Wednesday afternoon last week. It comes after the ongoing launch of ‘Uni Girls Can’, a Leeds University-based initiative of ‘This Girl Can’- a national campaign started by Sport England … Read More

Sport | Nibali clinches Tour de France title

4 years ago / 0 comments

Vincenzo Nibali secured the 2014 Tour de France crown on Sunday after dominating much of the highly dramatic series. The Astana rider held the maillot jaune for 18 of the race’s 21 days and rode comfortably into Paris with the peloton to seal his victory, even posing for photographs and … Read More

News | Leeds gears up for Grand Depart

4 years ago / 0 comments

Thousands are descending on Leeds this weekend in preparation for the Grand Depart. Spectators, journalists and even royalty are expected as two hundred cyclists set off from The Headrow this Saturday. In the 101st Tour de France, cyclists will travel from Leeds to Harrogate, York and Sheffield before heading south … Read More

Film | The Armstrong Lie – not Gibney's finest

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Jigsaw Pictures 3/5 Stars Alex Gibney is a world-renowned documentary filmmaker, famous for excellent Oscar-nominated documentaries such as Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Taxi to the Dark Side. His productions are well worth watching even if you don’t enjoy them. The Armstrong Lie is his newest, … Read More

Sport | Lizzie Armitstead going for gold in Glasgow

5 years ago / 0 comments

With the Tour de France’s Grand Depart in Yorkshire this summer, the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the first women’s Tour of Britain, cyclist Lizzie Armitstead is preparing for a massive year. The 2012 Olympic silver medallist caught up with LS Sport’s Ste Topping last Friday. For many, Lizzie Armitstead … Read More

Sport | Cyclocross domination as Leeds take gold and silver

5 years ago / 0 comments

Last weekend Leeds Uni Cycling dominated the competition at the BUCS Cyclocross meeting in Durham, taking home both male and female individual gold, men’s team gold and female team silver. The competition was fierce from the gun. A super-fast start was crucial due to the presence of several bottleneck points … Read More

Edge staff put on Spin cycle

5 years ago / 0 comments

Last Wednesday staff at the Edge got on their bikes in a bid to raise £18, 000 for charity. Students and staff battled each other in the Super Spin-a-thon to see who could cycle the furthest in an hour, with the winner being treated to tops signed by the Brownlee … Read More

David Walsh interview – “Even if he hadn’t been caught it was totally worth it”

6 years ago / 0 comments

Joe Bookbinder There are very few people who have never heard of Lance Armstrong, once thought to be the greatest cyclist ever, a  survivor who recovered from testicular cancer to win the Tour de France not once but seven times. This of course is common knowledge. What is less well … Read More