Gerro pulls out of Tour de France

Gerro pulls out of Tour de France

Australian to take a break prior to next season goals

Although he had hoped to repeat his stage win of twelve months ago and was yet to do so, Simon Gerrans has taken the decision to withdraw from this year’s Tour de France. The Australian rider completed stage 16 in the Pyrenees but will not take the start of Wednesday’s 17th stage.

“Obviously it’s disappointing not to complete the Tour de…

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Simon Yates pulls out of the Tour de France

Simon Yates pulls out of the Tour de France

He’s ridden above his 21 years thus far in the race, and was involved in several breakaways including Saturday’s alpine stage to Risoul, but Simon Yates’ goal of reaching Paris will have to wait another year. (more…)

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These Guys BASE Jumped Off The World Trade Centre - And Now They’re Facing Prison!

Three men face at least seven years in prison for their jump – but is the charge too steep?  Now the three daredevils are being taken to court by the New York Police Department for breaking the law. It doesn’t look like they’re going to let them off lightly either…

“LET THEM DO SOME COMMUNITY SERVICE, SO THE AUTHORITIES CAN GO BACK TO DOING IMPORTANT THINGS, LIKE CATCHING MURDERERS”
Andr…

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British Cycling MTB Downhill Series closest ever ahead of penultimate round

Manon Carpenter is just one of the stars scheduled to start in Llangollen

Excitement is brewing ahead of the penultimate round of the British Cycling MTB Downhill series in Llangollen this weekend, with the top five elite men separated by just 17 points.

Over 300 riders are expected to participate at the super-steep and technical Llangollen track, with up to 60 riders in the elite men’s category, including ‘superstar’ riders such as current series leader Marc…

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Matthew Bottrill continues British tradition with Bradley Wiggins and co

The Coalville postman has a tough task in Monmouthshire if he is to repeat his silver medal finish at the 2013 British National Road Championships time trials, with a quality field competing Matthew Bottrill rides for Drag2Zero and won the National 50-mile time trial earlier this monthMatthew Bottrill rides for Drag2Zero and won the National 50-mile time trial earlier this month. Photograph: Ian Buchan/Corbis

As with all races against the clock, the favourites at the British…

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'Wingsuit' daredevils drop 1,400 metres in stunning clip

‘Wingsuit’ daredevils drop 1,400 metres in stunning clip

Eager for the ultimate adrenalin rush, the duo decided to jump from the top of the Tianmen mountain in China – despite the extreme sport being banned at the risky location.

The nerve-shredding footage shows the pair soaring alongside a 6km cable line – the longest in the world.

Incredibly, Russian divers, Ratmir Nagimianov, 29, and Gleb Vorevodin, 35, managed to get a mere ten metres away from…

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Two divers dead after English Channel expedition

Two divers dead after English Channel expedition

Two men in their 40s have died after an incident involving a group of divers off the coast of Eastbourne, police say A satellite image of the English Channel at the Straits of Dover A file satellite image of the English Channel at the Straits of Dover Photo: GETTY Two divers have died after an incident during an underwater expedition in the English Channel.

Coastguards said the two men got into difficulty several miles off the coast of…

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Riders Catch a Fire-Hose Wave: Straight Up

Riders Catch a Fire-Hose Wave: Straight Up

The idea of using pressurized water as a kind of lo-tech jetpack has been around for a while, but this takes matters in another direction entirely.

The French extreme sports company Zapata Racing is officially unveiling its latest bananas concept, the Hoverboard, which essentially combines the elegance and grace of the surfboard with the raw power of the fire hose.

Jetpack Awarded Flight Permit,…

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UFC Bantamweight fighter Urijah Faber explains new extreme sport Full Contact Skydiving

UFC Bantamweight fighter Urijah Faber explains new extreme sport Full Contact Skydiving

Watch UFC Bantanweight fighter Urijah Faber train fighters as they take to the air in the new extreme sport entitled “Full Contact Skydiving”.


Faber explains the basics of the sport and helps refine the MMA techniques of the fighters taking part.

A FCS match consists of two fighters jumping from a plane at 15,000 feet altitude, who then proceed to fight for more than 10,000 feet if needed.

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Hot air balloons delight early risers in Windsor

Hot air balloons delight early risers in Windsor


  • The 24th Hot Air Balloon Classic, an annual event in Windsor, draws hot air balloon pilots, as well as visitors, from around the state and country. (John Burgess / PD)

At first, the big, silver orb of the full moon hung alone in the sky over Windsor High School early Saturday morning. Then, shortly after 5 a.m., five hot air balloons started rising, one after another, glowing like floating…

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Michael Schumacher out of coma and leaves hospital after ski accident

Michael Schumacher out of coma and leaves hospital after ski accident

Latest as German F1 legend Michael Schumacher leaves Grenoble hospital intensive care nearly six months after skiing crash Michael Schumacher out of coma and leaves hospital after skiing crash Slow recovery: Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher has been in hospital since December 29 Photo: PA

Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma and has left intensive care in Grenoble hospital nearly six months after his life-threatening skiing accident, his…

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Dario Barrio dead: Spanish TV chef killed in base jumping wingsuit crash

Dario Barrio dead: Spanish TV chef killed in base jumping wingsuit crash

Barrio died while base jumping at an air show in Spain 1 / 1

Spanish television chef, Dario Barrio, has died after his parachute failed to open during a wing suit jump on Friday.

Barrio, who was popular in Spain for his cookery programme “Everyone against the Chef”, died after colliding with a rock face during a base jump for the “International Air Festival” in Sierra Segura mountain range…

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Contador cracks Froome as Westra makes amends

Contador cracks Froome as Westra makes amends

Lieuwe Westra came from nowhere to win Stage 7 of the Criterium du Dauphine while Alberto Contador cracked Chris Froome to claim the race lead.

Westra (Astana) made amends for finishing second in yesterday’s sixth stage by reeling in Yuri Trofimov and Egor Silin right on the finish line to win Stage 7 and deny Katusha its third stage victory of the race.

Behind, Tinkoff-Saxo’s Contador launched a…

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Criterium du Dauphine results

Criterium du Dauphine results

Leading results after the sixth stage of the Criterium du Dauphine, the 178.5km from Grenoble to Poisy on Friday.

Stage

1. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 4hr 07min 20sec, 2. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) s.t., 3. Zdenek Stybar (CZE/OPQ) at 24secs, 4. Pim Ligthart (NED/LTB) s.t., 5. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) s.t., 6. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) s.t., 7. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) s.t., 8. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) s.t., 9.…

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Beryl Burton: The greatest British female cyclist of all time

Beryl Burton: The greatest British female cyclist of all time

Beryl Burton 1962

Beryl Burton winning the 3,000m World Cycling title in Milan, August 1962. Photograph: Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images

The Tour de France is often described as a battle between the world’s best cyclists. Strictly speaking, though, it’s only a battle between half of them.

When the Grand Départ sets off from Leeds town hall next month, all 180 riders in the peloton will be men. Under rules…

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