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Cycling sprints may reverse health effects of menopause, says study

Menopause is accompanied by a decrease in muscle mass and aerobic fitness and an increase in fat mass, which contributes to the increased rates of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women.

Billionaire Jim Ratcliffe rides to rescue of Team Sky

A statement from the British outfit, which has eight Grand Tour victories to its name, said current owners Sky and 21st Century Fox had agreed a sale to INEOS, who will officially take control on May 1.


Chandigarh: Despite Rs 25-crore track, cyclists say many bumps on road to bicycle-friendly city

While the UT administration has spent approximately Rs 25 crore on laying 180 km of bicycle tracks across the city, cyclists says the city has a long way to go before it can call itself bicycle-friendly.

Besides health and environment benefits, cycling can save 1.8 trillion rupees annually: Study

According to a report published by the think-tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), if, at a wide scale, we adopt cycle as the only mode of transport, India can save over Rs 1.8 lakh crore ($255 billion) annually, or 1.6% of the GDP.

Pune girl Vedangi Kulkarni becomes fastest Asian woman to cycle around the globe

British adventurer Jenny Graham, 38, is the fastest woman to have cycled the globe in 124 days in 2018, which was three weeks faster than the previous record.

Welsh rider Geraint Thomas wins first Tour de France title

Geraint Thomas was assured of win at the Tour de France on Saturday and completed the formalities by going over the line on Sunday.


Chris Froome cleared of doping by UCI ahead of Tour de France

Chris Froome was cleared of doping by the International Cycling Union on Monday in a decision that could allow him to pursue a record-tying fifth Tour de France title later this week.

Cycling to Work: Now Chandigarh councillors have to pedal their way to Municipal Corporation House

Most councillors, on the other hand, said it was not a practical decision at all, not only for them but for the employees as well.

Alexi Grewal, America's only Olympics gold medallist, journey through good and bad

Alexi Grewal is the first, and till date the only, American cyclist to win an Olympic gold medal in the men’s road race event, at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

International Cycling Union president expresses concern over Rio 2016 Olympics venues

International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson tells Around the Rings 'time is running out' to finish the velodrome on time.

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12th South Asian Games conclude

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.

Airports Authority of India organizes Cycle Expedition for Green and Clean India

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Air pollution and green house gas emissions are posing severe challenges to our health. Sensitizing people on issues relating to pollution, Airports Authority of India organized the All India Relay Cycle Expedition 2015-16 with green India and clean India messages. The aim of the cycle relay was to spread awareness on pollution control and promote cycling as a healthy practice. The expedition was flagged off by senior officials of Airports Authority of India from Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in New Delhi. Seventy-five cyclists will cover more than 1,600 kilometers, touching over 20 cities spread over 5 states in a span of 23 days. The 5-leg expedition will cover Gwalior, Kota, Udaipur, Jaipur and will return to New Delhi on 9th March. Cycling is one of the most sustainable and environment-friendly transportation modes and the Airports Authority of India is initiating a green campaign in this direction for its own staff. Apart from promoting healthy and environment friendly habits, Airports Authority of India also undertakes several sports related initiatives and organizes sports activities throughout the country. As part of the green initiative, Airports Authority of India has also installed solar lighting in new terminals, water harvesting and the sewage water is being used for horticulture.