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Chris Froome speeds to stage victory as Simon Yates extends Giro d’Italia lead

• Thrilling finale sees Team Sky cyclist triumph by six seconds • Yates takes bonus for second place and extends overall leadOn the top of what is billed as the hardest climb in World Tour cycling, the Giro d’Italia entered its final week with the stan…

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Simon Yates extends Giro d’Italia lead as Matej Mohoric wins frantic stage 10

• Esteban Chaves drops down standings in blow to Yates’s team• Chris Froome moves into top 10 at Chaves’ expenseSimon Yates extended his overall lead as Matej Mohoric won stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia from Penne to Gualdo Tadino.Yates picked up three m…

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Simon Yates wins ninth stage to extend overall lead in Giro d’Italia

• Briton retains the pink jersey going into rest day• Chris Froome loses ground and slips out of top 10Simon Yates extended his overall lead in the Giro d’Italia to more than half a minute with victory on stage nine at Gran Sasso d’Italia.Yates pounced…

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Enrico Battaglin wins stage five of the Giro d’Italia as Dennis keeps lead

• Italian takes third Giro victory with late sprint• Dennis remains one second ahead of Tom DumoulinEnrico Battaglin surged ahead at the perfect moment to win the fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Wednesday as Chris Froome and most of the other favou…

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Test that resulted in adverse finding for Chris Froome called into question

• Study claims it is unfeasible to accurately measure level of salbutamol• Froome under scrutiny for adverse finding at 2017 VueltaChris Froome’s battle to rescue his reputation after a failed drugs test looks bound for the court of arbitration for spo…

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Elia Viviani wins second Giro stage but Rohan Dennis takes pink jersey

• Italian rider wins sprint in Tel Aviv • Time bonuses see Dennis take leader’s jersey from DumoulinElia Viviani has won the second stage of the Giro d’Italia.The Italian finished the 167km (104-mile) leg down the Mediterranean coast from Haifa to Tel …

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Chris Froome off the pace in Giro d’Italia time trial after reconnaissance crash

• Froome 21st on opening stage, 37 seconds behind Tom Dumoulin• British rider crashed on reconnaissance ride just hours before startSince arriving in Israel Chris Froome has made a decent effort of concealing the mental bruising of an ongoing battle to…

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Team Sky accused of deceiving Giro d’Italia organisers over Froome’s status

• Organisers unhappy after paying €1.4m for Team Sky to attend• Mauro Vegni criticises Dave Brailsford for his non-disclosureTeam Sky have been accused of deceiving the organisers of the Giro d’Italia into handing over a reported €1.4m in appearance fe…

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Giro d’Italia director calls for swift verdict in Chris Froome drug case

• ‘Justice takes too long as doesn’t help any rider,’ says Vegni• Giro result will stand despite uncertainty, whoever winsThe Giro d’Italia race director has called for a swift conclusion to Chris Froome’s anti?doping case, claiming it is taking too lo…

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Chris Froome steers straight course as he prepares for Giro d’Italia

Team Sky’s main men show crisis-management abilities as they target Bernard Hinault’s record of holding all three grand tour titles simultaneouslyChris Froome knows as well as anybody that the Giro d’Italia could be the last time he rides competitively…

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Chris Froome’s struggle to clear his name hangs over Giro d’Italia start

British rider’s attempt to complete a unique triple crown of consecutive Tour victories could be decided in the courts not on Italy’s roadsWin or lose, Chris Froome will dominate the Giro d’Italia. Unfortunately it will not be in the way that he or the…

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Chris Froome confirmed in Team Sky’s squad for Giro d’Italia

• Reigning Tour de France champion leads eight-rider team• Froome under scrutiny for adverse finding at 2017 VueltaChris Froome has been confirmed in Team Sky’s squad for the 101st Giro d’Italia, which begins next week.The British team announced Froome…

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Chris Froome salbutamol case expected to be resolved before Tour de France

• Race organiser Christian Prudhomme confident of UCI ruling • Froome convinced of innocence and expects verdict to go his wayChristian Prudhomme, the Tour de France organiser, has said he is confident that Chris Froome’s salbutamol case will be resolv…

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Chris Froome doping investigation looks set to go beyond Tour de France

• Governing body paves way for disciplinary proceedings • Move could prompt legal battle over cyclist’s Tour participationChris Froome’s doping case is likely to remain unresolved beyond this year’s Tour de France, meaning road cycling’s showcase event…

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Chris Froome may be denied Tour de France place by race organisers ASO

• Froome set to be refused entry if doping case is not resolved• Tour of the Alps will be his final warm-up race for Giro d’ItaliaThe Tour de France organisers will refuse to let Chris Froome race in this year’s event if his salbutamol case has not bee…

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Chris Froome set to race in Giro D’Italia as doping case rumbles on

UCI president says case unlikely to be resolved before MayFroome’s legal team still working to explain failed drugs testChris Froome looks increasingly certain to ride in the Giro D’Italia because his “complicated” doping case is unlikely to be resolve…

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What crisis-ridden Team Sky must do to restore their shredded credibility

In the wake of the devastating DCMS report, Dave Brailsford has to go and Chris Froome needs to stop racing until he clears his nameIt might seem incongruous given recent events but late in 2012 Dave Brailsford took soundings among journalists as he so…

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Chris Froome tells David Lappartient: raise concerns to me not through media

• UCI president said it would be ‘disaster’ for Froome to ride the Tour• Team Sky cyclist is challenging a failed drugs test from 2017Chris Froome has criticised the head of cycling’s world governing body for speaking publicly about his 2017 failed dru…

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UCI president David Lappartient adds to pressure on Dave Brailsford

• UCI president Lappartient calls for investigation of Team Sky• ‘It’s maybe not a mistake but a fault, which is different’Pressure was building on Sir Dave Brailsford to resign from his position as head of Team Sky following the news that they face an…

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Floyd Landis: Bradley Wiggins should be stripped of 2012 Tour de France title

• Former drug cheat says ‘no ambiguity’ over triamcinolone• Landis adds Team Sky chief Brailsford must take responsibilityFloyd Landis said the only people who still believe in Team Sky are those who think the US president, Donald Trump, is telling the…