Martin Wheatley, who leads London’s top markets watchdog, says he wishes he could bike to and from his home in Greenwich, a borough along the Thames. He can’t because he’s lugging too much paperwork around.
Plans to boost women’s cycling in the U.K. are being hampered by road-safety concerns, squandering the potential benefit from Britain’s two-year stranglehold on the Tour de France, the sport’s elite event.
Cycling’s ruling body is prepared to spend 3 million Swiss francs ($3.3 million) on an inquiry into how it oversaw doping controls during Lance Armstrong’s career, a probe that includes a former war crimes investigator.
Tour de France cycling team Lampre- Merida lost about $1 million worth of bikes, equipment and cars in a burglary last weekend that has thrown its plans for next season into disarray, a company spokesman said.