Rakibul finishes Powerman Duathlon on a high

Rakibul Islam of Bangladesh finished the World Triathlon Powerman Duathlon World Championship on a high in Switzerland yesterday.

Visa, sponsor issues put champion cyclist's World Duathlon dream in danger

In the last 6-7 years, Rakibul Islam (30) played a key role in popularising cycling as a sport among the younger generation of Bangladesh. But the national gold medal winning cyclist’s is now going through uncertain times regarding his participation in the Duathlon Championship-2023 in Switzerland) due to sponsorship and visa complications.

Vingegaard wins second successive Tour de France

Jonas Vingegaard won his second successive Tour de France on Sunday after Jordi Meeus claimed the final stage honours on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Cavendish - the 'Manx Missile' who sprinted his way to cycling's peak

By the time he retires Mark Cavendish may have secured for himself the greatest number of stage wins in the Tour de France -- he is joint record holder on 34 with the sport's all-time great Eddy Merckx.

Cat shooting cyclist dropped by team

Former world under-19 champion Antonio Tiberi said in February he was trying out an air rifle when he shot dead a cat belonging to former head of state in San Marino, Federico Pedini Amati.

Selfie attempt proves fatal for national medalist cyclist

Mashrafe Hossain Maruf, the sixth semester student of Dinajpur Polytechnique Institute, had won two silver medals and a bronze medal representing Rangpur Division.

Three Ironmen of Bangladesh take assured strides

The Daily Star (DS): You have produced the most promising results by any Bangladeshi in Ironman competitions so far and you have been doing this for years now. What’s next?

Three talking points from the Tour de France

While the epic 21-day battle for the 2022 Tour de France title was eventually won by Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard, the buzz around the race has raised several topics.

French hopes flagging on Tour de 'Lose'

Regional newspaper Le Progres groaned over the long wait for a home Tour de France stage winner this weekend with the scathing headline "Blue, Blanc, Lose", a play on the French tri-colour using lose instead of Rouge.

Shiuli Shabnam: A woman of many hats

Shiuli Shabnam is making a mark as one of the few female athletes competing at the top level of two different disciplines, while breaking barriers in the male-dominated sporting scene of the country.

The trailblazer taking Bangladesh cycling to new heights

The Daily Star (DS): How did you start cycling? When did you realise cycling was a sport?

Domestic chores put Burundian on track to success

For 19-year-old Burundian Adelphine Nimfasha, regularly carrying more than twice her own weight in rice on her father’s bicycle proved to be excellent - albeit unusual - preparation for becoming a professional cyclist.

Road race a rare chance for fans

Richard Carapaz of Ecuador produced a powerful late burst after six-hour slog to win gold in a thrilling Olympic men’s road race as favourite Tadej Pogacar was beaten into third place at the Fuji International Speedway on Saturday.

Boy next door Pogacar spearheads new era

The fresh-faced Slovenian Tadej Pogacar was set to ride into Paris in triumph on the final stage of the Tour de France after cementing his grip on the lead in the time trial on Saturday 

Hope and expectation as Tour de France starts in virus shadow

The Tour de France set off from the French Riviera on Saturday, two months later than planned and under the shadow of a coronavirus pandemic which could still shatter hopes of the world's greatest bike race making it to the Paris finish line in three weeks' time.

Cyclist pedals around the world in 78 days

A British endurance cyclist has smashed the Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of the planet on a bicycle, riding 18,000 miles (29,000km) in under 80 days.

Froome under fire over 'cheating' jersey

Chris Froome and his Sky team comes under attack again on the opening weekend of the Tour de France, but not on the road.

Valverde undergoes successful kneecap operation

Spanish veteran Alejandro Valverde undergoes a succesful operation to fix a broken kneecap he suffered in a crash that saw him knocked him out of the Tour de France.

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