Philander staves off Jeffrey

United Cycle Club’s (UCC) Albert Philander held off a strong challenge from national road race champion Raynauth Jeffrey of Team Coco to win the feature 35-lap event at yesterday’s National Sports Commission (NSC) sponsored 11-race cycle programme in the National Park.

Froome survives gruelling day as Martin wins

(Reuters) – Chris Froome survived a brutal early onslaught from his Tour de France rivals to retain the yellow jersey after an epic ninth stage won by Ireland’s Dan Martin yesterday.

Paul De Nobrega wins feature event

Paul DeNobrega emphatically won his second race of the season yesterday lapping all but nine of the 33 starters in the feature 35-lap event of the 13th annual P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited 11-race cycle programme which was staged at the National Park.

Dane Rasmussen admits to 12 years of doping

COPENHAGEN, (Reuters) – Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen admitted today to more than a decade of doping after making a tell-all deal with anti-doping authorities.

Armstrong finally admits to doping

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Lance Armstrong finally confessed to using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career yesterday, admitting he cheated to win all seven of his Tour de France titles.

Armstrong scandal could see cycling dropped from Olympics

(Reuters) – Cycling could be dumped from the Olympic program if Lance Armstrong implicated the sport’s governing body of covering up a widespread doping scheme, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound told Reuters today.

Armstrong comments on doping were not as expected -Oprah Winfrey

NEW YORK,  (Reuters) – Lance Armstrong “did not come clean in the way I expected” on whether he used performance-enhancing drugs in his cycling career, celebrated talk show host Oprah Winfrey said today, a day after a lengthy interview with the disgraced athlete.

DeNobrega wins Diamond Mineral Water 50 mile race

By Iva Wharton Paul DeNobrega, in a time of 2:2:18s yesterday won the Diamond Mineral Water 50-mile road on the West Bank of Demerara, The race started at the Demerara Harbour Bridge and the cyclists proceeded to Bushy Park, Parika before returning to finish at the Harbour Bridge.

Australian clothing company files law suit against UCI

PARIS,  (Reuters) – Australian clothing brand SKINS has filed a law suit against the International Cycling Union (UCI) seeking $2 million in damages and alleging that the sport’s governing body lacked leadership in the fight against doping.

Junior cyclist Anthony bests seniors

By Emmerson Campbell Michael Anthony, gold medalist at this year’s Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships proved yesterday at the National Park that he can also win against the local seniors.

‘Fishy’ Williams joins the party

-wins penultimate stage and moves up to third position

By Emmerson Campbell With Guyanese Godfrey Pollydore and Mark Lewis winning the first and third stages respectively, their fellow countryman Marlon ‘Fishy’ Williams must have felt the urge to taste success as well Williams responded by winning yesterday’s fourth stage of this year’s Ride for Life five-stage road race in fine fashion

Three Guyanese cyclists in top 20

Three members of the Guyana cycling team that took part in the Caribbean Cycling Championships in Jamaica last weekend placed among the first 20 participants in the Men’s Elite Road Race.

Cycling team departs today for Suriname

A Guyana Cycling Federation team under manager Brian Allen and coach Wayne De Abreu will depart Guyana today for Suriname to participate in the Annual Bigi Bergi Four-Stage Road Race.

Top riders to compete in Suriname and Jamaica

The Guyana Cycling Federation is gearing up to send  their top riders as part of male and female teams to participate in competitions in Suriname and Jamaica in September.

Cavendish wins green thanks to Champs Elysees hat-trick

PARIS, (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish polished his  reputation as one of cycling’s best ever sprinters when he  became the first Briton to win the Tour de France green jersey  and the first man to win the classic finish on the  Champs-Elysees three times yesterday.

Contador wins over fickle fans in defeat

PARIS, (Reuters) – Booed by fans at the start of the  Tour de France, Spain’s Alberto Contador won back their  affection by the end despite losing his invincibility on grand  Tours.

Schleck takes Tour lead before time-trial showdown

L’ALPE D’HUEZ, France, (Reuters) – Luxembourg’s Andy  Schleck seized the Tour de France yellow jersey with two days  remaining as 2010 champion Alberto Contador restored his pride  with a relentless day of attacks on the mountainous 19th stage  to l’Alpe d’Huez yesterday.

NAGCA to honour Grant Stuart

The Guyana Cycling Association of North America (NAGCA) will host a raffle in Walter Grant Stuart’s honour on Labour Day.

Exhausted Contador concedes Tour de France defeat

COL DU GALIBIER, France, (Reuters) – Alberto  Contador said winning a fourth Tour de France title this year  was now “impossible” after he cracked in the final ascent of yesterday’s 18th stage won by Andy Schleck.

Evans puzzled by time lost on Schleck

COL DU GALIBIER, France, (Reuters) – Australian  Cadel Evans was both puzzled by the time lost by most Tour de  France favourites during the 18th stage yesterday and annoyed  that he had to lead a lone chase of Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck.

Boasson-Hagen gives Norway fourth Tour stage win

PINEROLO, Italy, (Reuters) – Edvald Boasson-Hagen is  one of only two Norwegians in the Tour de France and the Team  Sky all rounder kept up his nation’s remarkable run in this  year’s race when he snatched victory in yesterday’s 179-km 17th  stage from Gap.

Altitude the key to today’s “queen stage”

PINEROLO, Italy, (Reuters) – – With three climbs of  more than 2,000 metres and the highest ever Tour de France  finish at 2,645 metres on the classic Galibier pass, altitude  will be a deciding factor in today’s 18th stage.

Contador’s surprise attack revives Tour hopes

GAP, France, (Reuters) – Just as the Tour de France  seemed to be cruising peacefully towards the Alps, Alberto Contador rocked the peloton yesterday with an unexpected attack that revived his hopes of a fourth victory in the race.

Vanendert wins stage, Voeckler keeps Tour lead

PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France, (Reuters) – Belgian Jelle Vanendert took advantage of the waiting game by the main contenders to snatch victory in the 168.5-km 14th stage of the Tour de France from St Gaudens yesterday.

Joy for Cavendish but fellow Briton Wiggins crashes out

CHATEAUROUX, France,  (Reuters) – Mark Cavendish  powered to his second stage victory in the Tour de France in a  crash-marred seventh stage from Le Mans which saw fellow Briton  Bradley Wiggins forced out of the race with a broken collarbone  yesterday.

Gruelling Wheat Up race to take place tomorrow

The eighth edition of the gruelling Wheat Up Cycle Road race sponsored by National Milling Company (NAMILCO) organized by Roraima Bikers Club will take place tomorrow (Caricom Day) on the East Bank of Demerara.

Grant Stuart tops field

GCF National Road Race Championships

Walter Grant Stuart in a time of three hours, nine minuets and 21 seconds yesterday won the Guyana Cycling Federation’s (GCF) annual National Road Race Championships.