United States

Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million: attorney

(Reuters) - Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong on Thursday agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs, his attorney and federal officials said.

Sport

Andy Rihs, hearing-aid billionaire and passionate cyclist, dies at 75

ZURICH (Reuters) - Andreas "Andy" Rihs, a Swiss billionaire whose success with the world's largest hearing aid company Sonova financed his passion for professional bicycle racing and soccer, has died at the age of 75.

Sport

Cycling: Cavendish to return from injury in Tour de Yorkshire

(Reuters) - British sprinter Mark Cavendish will return to action at next month's Tour de Yorkshire after recovering from injuries sustained during a crash in March, race organizers Welcome to Yorkshire said on Wednesday.

Sport

New Zealand's Bennett 'lucky to be alive' after training crash

(Reuters) - New Zealander George Bennett avoided potentially life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a car while training in Italy.

Sport

Games: Bronze-winning Bond marks successful transition from boat to bike

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Double Olympic rowing champion Hamish Bond has reinforced his successful transition to cycling by claiming a bronze medal in the individual time trial at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.

Life & Style

Cycling in Jeddah: Saudi women embrace change

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - When Amirah al-Turkistani left Boston in 2015 after earning a graduate degree, friends mocked her decision to ship her beloved pistachio-colored bicycle back home to...

Sport

Cycling: Belgian rider in 'life-threatening' condition after cardiac arrest

ROUBAIX (Reuters) - Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts is in a "life-threatening condition after suffering a cardiac arrest" during the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic, race organizers said in a statement on Sunday.

Sport

Cycling: Sagan wins Paris-Roubaix

ROUBAIX, France (Reuters) - World champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic race over 257km on Sunday.

Sport

Games: Glaetzer rollercoaster finishes on a high with time trial gold

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Matthew Glaetzer's rollercoaster Commonwealth Games finished on a high on Sunday as the Australian cyclist clinched the 1,000m time trial gold a day after crashing out early in the sprint event.

Sport

New Zealand's Webster defends sprint gold

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Four years after felling English giant Jason Kenny in Glasgow, New Zealand's Sam Webster conquered the Commonwealth again to defend his sprint gold in style at the Gold Coast Games on Saturday.

Sport

World champion Glaetzer eliminated after 'nightmare' blunder

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - World champion Matthew Glaetzer, favorite to win the men's sprint gold at the Commonwealth Games, crashed out of the preliminary rounds on Saturday after an "embarrassing" tactical blunder against Malaysian rank outsider

Sport

Games: Australian Morton defends sprint gold at mentor's velodrome

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Since the retirement of Anna Meares after the Games in Rio de Janeiro, Australia has longed for a successor to the hard-bitten coalminer's daughter who extracted gold, silver and bronze from four Olympic velodromes.

Health

Cycling tied to urinary infections, but also better sex

(Reuters Health) - Female cyclists may be more likely to develop saddle sores and urinary infections than runners and swimmers, a recent study suggests.

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