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Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after heavy crash at Tour de Suisse

• Welsh rider falls 27 kilometres from finish • Team Ineos confirm Thomas has abandoned raceReigning Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has been taken to hospital after he abandoned the Tour de Suisse following a heavy crash during stage four of th…

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Chris Froome’s injuries ‘could have been hell of a lot worse’, says Thomas

• Tour de France champion says Froome’s absence is ‘big blow’• ‘He was lucky to come away with the damage he’s done’Chris Froome was “lucky” not to have sustained even greater injuries following his crash last week, according to teammate Geraint Thomas…

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Dave Brailsford believes Chris Froome will fight to return to top-level cycling

• Team Ineos principal says cyclist unlikely to retire after crash• Brailsford wants sport to introduce better safety proceduresTeam Ineos principal Dave Brailsford is convinced Chris Froome will fight to return to top-level cycling after his life-thre…

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Chris Froome says he is lucky to be alive after serious accident

Rider recovering in St Etienne hospital after crash‘I am fully focused on returning back to my best’Chris Froome has admitted he is lucky to be alive after speaking for the first time since his horror cycling accident.The four-time Tour de France winne…

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Lizzie Deignan takes Women’s Tour glory by two seconds

British rider holds off Katarzyna Niewiadom to winAmy Pieters sprints home in concluding sixth stageLizzie Deignan took victory in the Women’s Tour after pipping Katarzyna Niewiadoma by just two seconds, the smallest winning margin in the race’s histor…

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Lizzie Deignan takes Women’s Tour glory by two seconds

British rider holds off Katarzyna Niewiadom to winAmy Pieters sprints home in concluding sixth stageLizzie Deignan took victory in the Women’s Tour after pipping Katarzyna Niewiadoma by just two seconds, the smallest winning margin in the race’s histor…

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Lizzie Deignan takes Women’s Tour race lead after stage five victory

• British rider is one second ahead of Kasia Niewiadoma• Final stage sees competitors head through CarmarthenshireLizzie Deignan moved into the overall race lead at the Women’s Tour with one day remaining after winning stage five in Builth Wells.The Br…

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Chris Froome will be in intensive care for ‘two to three days’ after surgery

• Brailsford reports cyclist had eight-hour surgery after crash• Team Ineos manager says Froome ‘still unconscious’Chris Froome underwent surgery for eight hours on broken bones and will stay in intensive care in France for two or three days following …

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Chris Froome’s accident gives Team Ineos clarity in most unfortunate way

Losing the four-times winner is a blow but it leaves Geraint Thomas as the team’s clear leader for the Tour de FranceTo seal the destiny of the 2019 Tour de France, the organisers have devised a final week with some of the toughest climbing ever seen i…

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Chris Froome in hospital and a doubt for Tour De France after Criterium crash

• Four-time Tour winner was injured on practise run for time trial• Team INEOS say rider has been taken to local hospitalChris Froome has been taken to hospital after crashing on a recon run for the Criterium du Dauphine stage four time-trial, casting …

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Marianne Vos edges Lizzie Deignan in thrilling second stage of Women’s Tour

• Vos ends group sprint in Gravesend two metres ahead of rival• Sam Bennett wins Critérium du Dauphiné stage threeMarianne Vos won the second stage of the Women’s Tour after a dramatic finish at the Kent Cyclopark in Gravesend on Tuesday.The 32-year-ol…

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Jolien D’Hoore wins opening stage of Women’s Tour for second year in a row

• Belgian wins over 157km from Beccles to Stowmarket• Froome and Yates in Critérium du Dauphiné top 10Jolien D’Hoore won the opening stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour for the second year running. The 29-year-old Belgian, riding for Boels-Dolmans, tr…

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Richard Carapaz wins Giro d’Italia to make cycling history for Ecuador

• Carapaz becomes country’s first Grand Tour champion• American Chad Haga fastest on last stage’s time trialRichard Carapaz became Ecuador’s first grand tour champion by winning the Giro d’Italia while Chad Haga of the US was fastest in the final stage…

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Richard Carapaz on verge of winning Giro after holding off Vincenzo Nibali

• Ecuadorian holds 1min 54sec lead over Nibali with time trial left• Pello Bilbao wins 20th stage from Mikel Landa; Carapaz fourthRichard Carapaz was on the verge of winning the Giro d’Italia after he retained the overall leader’s pink jersey in Saturd…

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Giro d’Italia: Esteban Chaves wins 19th stage as Richard Carapaz stays in pink

Colombian takes third solo win of career in mountain stageRichard Carapaz keeps rivals at bay to retain overall leadEsteban Chaves ended his year-long wait for a victory with an emotional stage 19 success at the Giro d’Italia.Chaves, riding for Mitchel…

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Giro d’Italia: Cimo holds off pack to win stage while Carapaz retains lead

Damiano Cima wins enthralling sprint finishRichard Carapaz retains overall lead from Vincenzo NibaliThe Italian rider Damiano Cima won the 18th stage of the Giro d’Italia after a thrilling sprint finish in Santa Maria di Sala.It was Cima’s first stage …

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Giro d’Italia: Richard Carapaz extends race lead as Nans Peters wins stage 17

French rider breaks clear for maiden grand tour winCarapaz picks up seven seconds on Vincenzo NibaliFrance’s Nans Peters won stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia as overall leader Richard Carapaz gained a few extra seconds on his rivals.Peters powered clear f…

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Giro d’Italia: Richard Carapaz tightens grip as Nibali leapfrogs Roglic

Roglic dropped on brutal Mortirolo climbGiulio Ciccone wins stage 16 in harsh conditionsEcuador’s Richard Carapaz took a big step towards Giro d’Italia glory by holding off the two-time champion Vincenzo Nibali and increasing his lead over Primoz Rogli…

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Lance Armstrong should keep his mouth shut if he is serious about redemption | Richard Williams

Sport often welcomes back a bad boy turned good but some offences lie so far beyond the pale a return is almost impossible despite protestationsSteve Smith and David Warner were booed during Australia’s warm-up fixtures against West Indies and England …

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Primoz Roglic loses ground to rivals after crashing in Giro d’Italia

• Vincenzo Nibali and leader Richard Carapaz take advantage• Italy’s Dario Cataldo takes 15th stage following breakawayThe Italian Vincenzo Nibali took full advantage of his knowledge of the terrain to unsettle his main Giro d’Italia rival Primoz Rogli…