Thomas joins Froome in Team Sky's Tour line-up

Geraint Thomas has recovered from the injuries he sustained at the Giro d’Italia to be named in Team Sky’s squad for next month’s Tour de France. The Welshman, 31, led Team Sky in the Giro in May, but his hopes were ended when a police motorbike caused a crash on the Blockhaus climb on stage…

PGA Tour: New doping programme to blood test and name recreational drug users

The PGA Tour is to introduce blood testing next season and will align its list of prohibited substances with that of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). The Tour will still use urine testing as an anti-doping measure, with blood testing intended to detect substances such as human growth hormone. Commissioner Jay Monahan said the move…

Ashes 2017: Mitchell Starc rested for Australia tour of Bangladesh

Australia have left fast bowler Mitchell Starc out of their squad for the two-Test tour of Bangladesh so he can prepare himself for this winter’s Ashes series against England. Scans have shown that a stress fracture of the foot suffered by Starc, 27, in March has not healed properly. Australia will play two Tests in…

Mark Cavendish returns to racing in Tour of Slovenia after illness

Britain’s Mark Cavendish has returned to racing after three months out with illness in the Tour of Slovenia. But the 30-time Tour de France stage winner opted not to take part in the sprint finish on stage one and finished 10th. Ireland’s Sam Bennett won the 159.4km stage, which went from Koper to Kocevje in…

Ride London-Surrey Classic: British Race gains men's UCI World Tour status

Ride London Venue: London Date: 30 July Distance: 187km Coverage: Live on BBC One Great Britain will host its first men’s UCI World Tour race when the Ride London-Surrey Classic takes place in July. The event, first staged in 2013, boasts the world’s richest one-day races, with equal prize money of 100,000 euros (£88,100) for…