Giro d’Italia ticker: Almeida relishes career-best third on GC, Lefevere blasts mountain TT
All the headlines for the season's first grand tour at the Giro d'Italia from May 6-28.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the international governing body for the sport of cycling, based in Switzerland. It oversees world championships for road, mountain bike, track, and cyclocross disciplines, sanctions all major international competitions, and tabulates points rankings for the disciplines throughout the season, among other responsibilities.
All the headlines for the season's first grand tour at the Giro d'Italia from May 6-28.
The decision comes soon after transgender athlete Austin Killips won the Tour of the Gila.
Michaela Drummond and Debora Silvestri have been unable to sign with Spanish teams after the RFEC refused to register new contract amidst fears of legal action.
Team at risk of losing its license if UCI rules are found to be broken. Vuelta Femenina organizer has confirmed that the team has declined its race invitation.
The UCI listed the French rider on its website Thursday as a member of the U.S.-registered team
Tim Wellens released from the hospital after surgery: 'Social media has punished Maciejuk enough.'
Colombian's legal team is challenging his dismissal by Astana-Qazaqstan to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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The Colombian shoots down rumors that he is going to retire but he's still without a team for 2023.
New batch of regulations extends distance permitted between support cars and time trialists after rise of aero-enhancing strategy.
Belgian cyclocross star denies knowingly taking banned substances, and vows to legally challenge a ban.
The series will feature 17 qualifier races for the second UCI Gravel World Championships, which will be held October 7-8 in Veneto, Italy.
No race left a more immediate mark in 2022 than the Tour de France Femmes.
The Italian rider won the Giro in 1965 and the world title in 1968, and later played a key role at the UCI to help create the WorldTour.
More riders will contribute to a team's points hauls in key changes for the 2023 season.
Belgian outfit Lotto Dstny will skip the Giro d'Italia for the first time in 20 years as it plots to optimize UCI points haul.
Alpecin-Fenix and Arkéa-Samsic promoted, while Israel-PremierTech and Lotto-Dstny relegated.
Tour Luxembourg race director Andy Schleck commissioned a study to measure the race's total carbon footprint, which revealed some interesting conclusions.
Tour de France organizers ASO among first to commit to new charter focussed on reducing cycling’s environmental impacts.
David Lappartient says UCI hoping to add mountain bike short track, mixed relay team time trial and BMX flatland as Olympic sports.
The esports world championships set for February see significant tweaks.
The UCI said it carried out 32 controls for tramadol during the Wollongong worlds.
The team made headlines in 2020 when it appeared that backers agreed to buy the WorldTour license of the Australia-backed GreenEdge franchise for $7 million.
Quintana facing uncertain future in wake of appeal denial: 'Life goes on, the storm will pass, and we continue looking forward.'
French team miss the initial deadline set by the UCI but have time to complete the application.
World Anti-Doping Agency to launch a new module to detect human growth hormone.
Quintana is hoping for a quick resolution to the case in his favor so he can try to secure a spot on a WorldTour team for 2023.
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Arkéa-Samsic has been muted on the rider market despite its likely move into the WorldTour ranks for 2023.
The Portuguese cycling federation confirmed it will extend the application of the biological passport to all national teams in 2023.
'To me the UCI lost all credibility. They showed that they don’t give a damn,' Jumbo-Visma rider tells VeloNews.
Going into this week's racing, less than 200 UCI points separate the bottom four teams in the 'safe zone' among the WorldTour rankings.
The UCI said adjustments will be made in future editions of the worlds following complaints in Wollongong.
The Afghan women racers will complete two laps of a 28.5km circuit near the UCI headquarters.
David Lappartient says that there needs to be a 'balance' between how points are allocated in races.
Van Vleuten's road world championship victory stands, with her wallet a little lighter.
Freedom of the press called into question after UCI president described journalist as an ‘Australian sipping beer [who] can continue to write bad things about the UCI.'
UCI president David Lappartient welcomes WADA decision to ban tramadol from 2024.
Backers of Gianni Savio's long-running team have not met required UCI financial guarantees for 2023, reports La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Sprinters might see some gold at the end of the rainbow race in Glasgow as worlds routes confirmed for 2023.
Powerful painkiller will be added to WADA's prohibited list in 2024, while cannabis can still trigger a sanction.
Relegation is 'not nice' but 'it is sport' says David Lappartient.
Quintana hasn't raced since the Tour de France in the wake of the bombshell allegations leveled by the UCI.
Teams are not letting riders go to worlds, sick riders are being forced to race, everyone is in a desperate chase for points — here's how relegation is playing out.
Israel Premier Tech owner threatens legal action if UCI imposes relegation rules.
Aussie ace wanted the win but came away happy with some vital UCI points: 'Second place is a lot of points and I'm happy with my sprint.'
Cycling governing body knocks back suggestions it will backtrack on its plans to award the next round of WorldTour licenses based on team rankings.
From August 3-13, 2023, 13 UCI World Championships will be combined into one mega-event.
Report: Spanish cycling federation considering sanctioning riders who refuse to race worlds or not even sending a team to Wollongong.
The Colombian star will not start the Vuelta to fight tramadol charges even though he is allowed to race under UCI rules.
Colombian star vows to take legal fight to CAS after UCI strips him of his 2022 Tour de France sixth place.
Officials say the new, integrated calendar will bring many of the off-road disciplines 'under the same tent.'
Spanish grand tour adopting same COVID-19 rules applied during the Tour de France this summer.
Governing body says no signs of hidden motors have been detected.
Neither rider is in the top-20 and both will face further testing prior to Tuesday's stage 16.
The news comes as relief for the riders in the peloton who could have faced expulsion from the race.
UCI officials will scan and test bikes before and after each stage during the Tour using improved technology.
'In view of the evolution of the international health situation and on the eve of the Tour, it has become necessary to reinforce measures in force.'
Governing body urges against use of sleeved number fixation systems on jerseys and racesuits due to visibility issues.
The first major revision since 2020 will come into effect on July 1.
The Veneto region in northeast Italy will host the first UCI worlds in October. Also, the Gree-Tour of Guangxi is canceled and RideLondon Classique put on notice.
Pat McQuaid says relegation risk is rife with pitfalls that could hurt teams and riders and perhaps even backfire in the fight against doping.
Wout van Aert says WorldTour relegation system is 'contradictory' as squeezed teams chase any points available.
Exclusive interview with the UCI president on all matters doping and the fight for clean cycling.
Tensions rise in wake of racing ban between cycling's governing body and the former Russian-backed team.
CPA and officials press the UCI to find a solution for the riders and unveil a blue bracelet to raise awareness.
UCI in discussion with teams over measures to level the financial playing field: ‘There has to be a balanced battlefield.’
While chasing back from a flat tire, Balsamo took help from her team car — and was thrown out of the race.
According to the UCI president, Paris-Roubaix owner ASO is also open to the idea of moving the cobbled classic out of its long-standing spot in April.
Dozens of female athletes sign letter to the UCI earlier this week criticizing its current policy on transgender inclusion.
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There is not a formal UCI policy on defibrillators as Italian rider continues with recovery.
British Cycling calls for ‘coalition’ after last-minute decision on trans rider’s eligibility.
‘One rider was arrested and beaten. Others were visited by the Taliban. We need to raise the funds to safeguard them and try and get them out,’ said evacuation coordinator.
Team management says a sponsor search continues, but it decided to stop its racing program Sunday following UCI ban on its Russian backers.
Only one qualifier is in the US, while the location and date for UCI Gravel Worlds is still not announced.
Each team that receives a WorldTour license in 2023 ensures its future for at least three years.
Governing body confirms approval of use of dropper posts in road racing, 'subject to the minimum 5cm setback rule.'
'The UCI promptly requested information from the team and shall require updated information,' the governing body tells VeloNews.