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Recycled bikes get Myanmar kids to school

Mike Than Tun Win saw an opportunity when he heard bike-sharing companies left thousands of cycles in 'graveyards'.

Malaysian trio cycle home 16,000 km from Britain

Their adventure took more than a year, across 13 countries, with a five-hour grilling by security forces in Khazakstan.

Veteran Gilbert wins Paris-Roubaix

6 riders, including defending champion Peter Sagan, broke away with around 55km remaining.

LTdL: Malaysia national team emerge 2nd best in Asia

Team manager Amrun Misnuh says the achievement can be improved in the coming years by focusing on training the actual routes of the tour and the mountain stage.

Tour de Langkawi is Malaysia’s pride, says Mahathir

The prime minister says many have fond memories of the cycling event, which enters its 24th edition this year.

Team Sky to stay on road under new owners as Team...

The British-registered outfit have been seeking new funding after media company Sky said it would end its ownership and sponsorship at the end of 2019.

Riders face hefty fines for throwing bidons

Bidons, or water bottles, flying into roadside hedges are a common sight in professional cycling.

Could electric bikes be even better for seniors’ health than regular...

The findings showed that all cyclists benefited from a boost to cognitive function and mental health, regardless of which bike they used.

Copenhagen to host 2021 Tour de France depart

The move follows a trend of starting the Tour outside France with Brussels hosting this year's Grand Depart, German city Dusseldorf having the honour in 2017 and Utrecht in the Netherlands launching the race in 2015.

Pocket Rocketman Azizul clinches gold at Asian track cycling championship

The Asian Games 2018 gold medallist beats Xu Chao of China in the final.

Tour de France winner Thomas voted UK sports personality

The Welshman beat out F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton and World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane into 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Former British cycling champion Sherwen dies at 62

The former British champion had an 11th-place finish in the Milan-San Remo race in 1980 and was 15th in the Paris-Roubaix race four years later.

Geraint Thomas: Wiggins’s Armstrong comments ‘publicity seeking’

Thomas, who rode with Wiggins for Britain and Team Sky, told AFP after finishing second in the Tour's Shanghai Criterium that he did not share the opinion of his former team-mate.

Froome to start 2019 season in Colombia

Chris Froome will kick off his 2019 campaign by riding in the Vuelta a Colombia.

Valverde wins Saitama Criterium

Alejandro Valverde beat Geraint Thomas and Yukiya Arashiro to take the title.

Froome tempted but uncertain of Giro d’Italia title defence

Chris Froome is still uncertain whether he will defend his Giro d'Italia title.

Froome’s bid for fifth Tour win to start in Brussels

Chris Froome's quest for his fifth Tour de France title will begin in Brussels.

Former Armstrong team manager, doctor get lifetime cycling bans

Lance Armstrong's former cycling team manager Johan Bruyneel and doctor Pedro Celaya received the bans for their roles in Lance Armstrong's doping scandal.

Cavendish given dual role at Team Dimension Data

Mark Cavendish will join Team Dimension Data's supervisory board.

Trentin wins Guangxi fifth stage, Moscon keeps race lead

Mitchelton-Scott cyclist Matteo Trentin won the fifth stage of the Tour of Guangxi, but Gianni Moscon of Team Sky remained in the overall lead.

Madsen wins time-trial battle between two Danes

Martin Toft Madsen beat fellow Dane Mikkel Bjerg by seven seconds to win the Chrono des Nations.

World champ Valverde eyes maiden Tour of Lombardy triumph

Having finished second in 2013 and 2014, world champion Alejandro Valverde is targeting his first Tour of Lombardy title.

Italy’s Colbrelli defies wind, rain to win Gran Piemonte

Sonny Colbrelli beat Florian Sénéchal to win the Gran Piemonte.

Top attractions in Putrajaya that’ll leave you mesmerised

From lakes, bridges and a marina to grand government offices and a spectacular mosque, the country's federal administrative capital is a scenic and memorable area.