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TEAM SKY IN HEFTY DOPING SCANDAL

The few months past has seen the British Cycling road offspring, Team Sky and its now retired champion rider, Bradley Wiggins in allegations over his use of drugs that enhanced his abilities during the Tour de France of 2011 and 2012, and the Giro D’Italia of 2013.


In addition, the 2012 Tour de France winner has a number of questions to answer in respect to the contents of a package that was delivered by Simon Cope, a former British Cycling employee to Team Sky in 2011.

However, the downfall of Lance Armstrong, the most adamant athlete so far in regards to denial of doping will continue to act as a reminder in the cycling world.

So far, Team Sky has come off a long way to position itself as the saviors of cycling, going on to cart home four out of the last five Tours de France after they burst into the sport with an explicit zero-tolerance policy to doping. Read more »

CHRIS FROOME FACES DEFEAT

Froome’s hope of bagging the vuelta a Espana has been dashed as the cyclist faced a serious loss in a race won by Nairo Quintana.


The sportsman from team sky was able to hang on to the second position in the overall classification but lost out on the first place to Quintana.

The result of the race leaves him adrift of Nairo by 3 minutes and 37 seconds. The sprint attack during the race was launched by fellow cyclist Alberto Contador at about 6km into the 118.5km race and Nairo Quintana was among the first of the 14 riders who reacted quick enough to follow the pace.

Even before the outing, Chris Froome had admitted early enough saying, beating Nairo Quintana will be extremely difficult. As the attack from Contador progressed, Froome’s teammates made good effort in trying to catch up but their advances proved futile. Read more »

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