You are here
All Cycling 

Michael Goolaerts: Cyclist suffered cardiac arrest before Paris-Roubaix crash

Former team-mate Shaw pays tribute to Goolaerts Michael Goolaerts, who died on Sunday, suffered cardiac arrest while riding, causing his crash at Paris-Roubaix. The Veranda’s Willems-Crelan rider, 23, was found unconscious and not breathing after falling on a cobbled section of the one-day classic. The Belgian was airlifted to hospital in Lille but died at 21:40 BST. “He suffered an attack while racing. His heart stopped, and that’s why he crashed,” said Cambrai state prosecutor Remi Schwartz, following an autopsy. Schwartz said experts will carry out toxicology and pathological exams…

Read More
All Cycling 

Commonwealth Games: Hayley Simmonds’ road to bronze sees her drop seven stone

Commonwealth Games: Road racer Simmonds claims bronze in women’s time trial England’s Hayley Simmonds claimed Commonwealth Games bronze in the women’s time trial and tears of joy quickly followed the latest high in a remarkable transition. The 29-year-old stood on the podium next to New Zealand’s Linda Villumsen and Australia’s gold medallist Katrin Garfoot, weighing almost half as much as she did when her cycling journey began in 2010. What started as a way of lowering a peak weight of around 16st 5lbs (104kg) has led to a major podium,…

Read More
All Cycling 

Commonwealth Games: Team England admin error leaves cyclist Melissa Lowther ‘gutted’

Lowther was prevented from competing in the time trial but has been entered for the road race 2018 Commonwealth Games Venue: Gold Coast, Australia Dates: 4-15 April Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV and Red Button with extra streams on Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and app; listen on Radio 5 live; follow text updates online. Times and channels Cyclist Melissa Lowther was “gutted” after an administration error by Team England meant she was not entered into the women’s time trial at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Lowther,…

Read More
All Cycling 

Commonwealth Games: Harry Tanfield wins silver for England

England’s Harry Tanfield takes silver in the men’s individual time trial 2018 Commonwealth Games Venue: Gold Coast, Australia Dates: 4-15 April Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV and Red Button with extra streams on Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and app; listen on Radio 5 live; follow text updates online. Times and channels England’s Harry Tanfield joined his brother Charlie as a Commonwealth Games medallist with silver in the men’s individual time trial. Charlie Tanfield, 21, won gold in the individual pursuit and silver in the team pursuit in the…

Read More
All Cycling 

Commonwealth Games: Hayley Simmonds takes time trial cycling bronze

Commonwealth Games: Road racer Simmonds claims bronze in women’s time trial 2018 Commonwealth Games Venue: Gold Coast, Australia Dates: 4-15 April Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV and Red Button with extra streams on Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and app; listen on Radio 5 live; follow text updates online. Times and channels Hayley Simmonds won England’s second cycling time trial medal of the sixth day of the Commonwealth Games with bronze in the women’s event on Currumbin beachfront. Simmonds, 29, who switched from rowing to cycling in 2010 and…

Read More
All Cycling 

Commonwealth Games: England’s Harry Tanfield takes silver in the men’s individual time trial

England’s Harry Tanfield seems surprised when his coach tells him he is in gold medal position in the men’s individual time trial – he eventually finished second behind Cameron Meyer of Australia. Tanfield, 23, joined his brother Charlie, 21, who won gold in the individual pursuit and silver in the team pursuit in the velodrome, as a Commonwealth Games medallist. Follow live video coverage and text updates from day six of the Commonwealth Games here. WATCH MORE: ‘Fantastic sportsmanship’ – England beat Scotland to reach semi-finals Available to UK users…

Read More
All Cycling 

Michael Goolaerts: Former team-mate James Shaw pays tribute

Former team-mate James Shaw has paid tribute to Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts, who has died aged 23. The Veranda’s Willems-Crelan rider fell on the second set of cobbles during the Paris-Roubaix. He suffered cardiac arrest and was airlifted to hospital in Lille but died at 21:40 BST on Sunday. Shaw said: “He’s a great loss to cycling. “He was a cracking person, always the one to break the silence with a smile, always the one to laugh if it ever went quiet at the dinner table. “He was one of…

Read More
All Cycling 

Michael Goolaerts ‘a great loss to cycling’ – James Shaw

Goolaerts competed in the Tour of Flanders race in Belgium earlier this month Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts, who died aged 23 after suffering cardiac arrest during Paris-Roubaix, is a “great loss to cycling”, says former team-mate James Shaw. The Veranda’s Willems-Crelan rider crashed on the second set of cobbles in the one-day classic in northern France on Sunday. He was airlifted to hospital in Lille but died at 21:40 BST. “I’d have loved to have said thank you to him for helping me out,” said Shaw. “I never thought I’d…

Read More
All Cycling 

Paris-Roubaix: World champion Peter Sagan wins first title

Sagan sprinted clear of Swiss champion Silvan Dillier in the Roubaix velodrome World champion Peter Sagan won his first Paris-Roubaix title in a sprint finish against Silvan Dillier. However, the race was later overshadowed by the death of Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts. Goolaerts, 23, died on Sunday evening after a crash during the race – though Sagan was unaware of the incident until he had crossed the finish line. The 28-year-old Slovak is the first reigning world champion to win Paris-Roubaix since Bernard Hinault in 1981. Sagan made the decisive…

Read More
All Cycling 

Paris-Roubaix: Michael Goolaerts in hospital after crash

The one-day classic Paris-Roubaix features 29 sections of cobbles Belgium’s Michael Goolaerts was taken to hospital after crashing during Paris-Roubaix on Sunday. The 22-year-old fell on the second set of cobbles in the prestigious 257km one-day classic in northern France. “Michael Goolaerts was involved in a crash and forced to abandon the race, he was taken to hospital,” said his team, Veranda’s Willems-Crelan, in a statement. “There is no further news at the moment.” British Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas was forced to abandon the race after crashing on the…

Read More