Tour de France Champion Pogacar Gets Covid-19 Jab

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Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar and the entire UAE Emirates cycling squad have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the team said Friday.

A cycling tour last February in the UAE was the first high-profile sports event to be hit by Covid, with members of the UAE team among those infected.

"We are the first team to get the vaccine," the team said after being administered the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Sinopharm CNBG.

A total of 27 riders plus 32 staff were vaccinated in Abu Dhabi. The entire masked team posed beneath a banner reading 'Towards a Covid-free world' after the inoculations.

"We are enormously proud of the efforts the nation and its leadership has taken at every level to both combat the impact the of the COVID-19 pandemic and to be a leader in the efforts to bring life back to normal," team principal Mauro Gianetti said.

"The whole team is delighted to have been given the opportunity to protect ourselves and others through taking the vaccine," he said as the team launched its slogan of 'Racing to bring life back to life'.

This year's third edition of the UAE Tour is scheduled to take place from February 21-27.

British cyclist Adam Yates won the last edition ahead of Slovenia's Pogacar after the race was called off two days before the scheduled finish due to Covid-19 concerns.

Cyclocross World Championships Will Settle Score For Van der Poel, Van Aert

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The 2021 UCI Cyclocross World Championships will take place on the coast of the North Sea in Ostend, Belgium, January 30-31. Here's everything you need to know about the dynamic and challenging parcours and the contenders in both the elite women's and men's fields.

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Tom Dumoulin Steps Away From Cycling To Consider Options

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Former Giro d'Italia winner Tom Dumoulin announced on Saturday that, at the age of 30, he was taking a break from cycling.

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Wout Van Aert Extends Contract With Jumbo-Visma Until 2024

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Wout Van Aert extended his contract with Dutch cycling Team Jumbo-Visma on Thursday claiming his team had become the best in the world.

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Rio Omnium Champion Viviani Resting After Heart Issue

Risk & Reward For Brand, Van Aert In Overijse

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Italian cyclist Elia Viviani is required to rest for a fortnight after a "minor heart rhythm" issue, his Cofidis team announced on Thursday.

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Preview: Risk & Reward At Overijse For Brand And Van der Poel

CX Worlds: Sand, A Big Bridge & Clara's Prep

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The fifth and final round of the 2020 - 2021 UCI Cyclocross World Cup will descend upon the rutted and rooted slopes of Overijse this Sunday January 24th. 

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How to Watch: ACL's DMCU Track Classic at the Lexus Velodrome

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Here's how to watch the ACL's DMCU Track Classic at the Lexus Velodrome on FloBikes.

Perennial French Hope Pinot Misses Tour To Focus On Giro

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Thibaut Pinot, for so long one of the great hopes of French fans, said on Tuesday he will skip the Tour de France this year to focus on the Giro d'Italia.

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Tadej Pogacar Brushes Off Tour de France Skeptics Ahead Of 2021 Season

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Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar played down his sensational time-trial performance that clinched him last year's title, describing it Monday as nothing out of the ordinary.

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Froome 'Not Finished Yet' In Search For Fifth Tour Title

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A defiant Chris Froome declared he was "not finished yet" on Monday as his new cycling team Israel Start Up Nation held a press conference ahead of a season in which the Briton is targeting a fifth Tour de France.

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Bora Hansgrohe Riders Sustain Serious Injuries After Collision With Car

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Dutch cyclist Wilco Kelderman appears to be the worst hit after seven cyclists from the German Bora - Hansgrohe team were knocked down by a motorist during a training ride.

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