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Tour de France 2020 hogs the south and favours day-to-day climbers | William Fotheringham

Route described as ‘the toughest’ by Chris Froome as race organisers plan to use all the mountain ranges and include only one time trialThe Tour de France’s search for novelty and excitement in recent years has taken it in one direction: hillier, short…

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First British eRacing champion banned for using bot to gain unfair advantage

• Cameron Jeffers suspended for six months• Title awarded to James Phillips insteadProfessional cycling has been infamously dogged by cheating in previous years but the sport broke new ground on Friday when the inaugural winner of the British eRacing C…

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Cycling world championships in Yorkshire – in pictures

The UCI road world championships took place in the Yorkshire dales amid relentless rainAbout 1,400 riders from 90 countries competed in the UCI road world cycling championships, which ploughed through the Yorkshire dales, culminating in Harrogate. Cont…

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World time trial champion Rohan Dennis has contract terminated

Australian has not raced for Bahrain-Merida since JulyDennis refers dismissal to UCI arbitral boardAustralia’s world time trial champion Rohan Dennis has had his contract with race team Bahrain-Merida terminated with immediate effect.Dennis, who retain…

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‘Like riding into a lake’: cyclists get more than they bargained for

Heavy rain sent riders crashing into puddles with some suggesting race should have been cancelled In Doha this weekend, the organisers of the World Athletics Championships had to start the marathon at midnight to avoid the punishing daytime heat. More …

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Mads Pedersen wins men’s elite road race at sodden world championships

• Dane beats Matteo Trentin and Stefan Kung in sprint finish• Race shortened from 284.5km to 261km due to wet weatherCyclists’ legs react in unpredictable ways at the end of a bone chilling cold and wet day on the bike, and as two of the hottest favour…

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Cycling: heavy rain and flooding at world championships in Yorkshire – video

Heavy rain caused the men’s elite road race at the Cycling World Championpships in Yorkshire to be cut short by 23.5km after parts of the route became flooded. Parts of the course from Leeds to Harrogate, which ended up 261km long, were submerged in wa…

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Cycling: heavy rain and flooding at world championships in Yorkshire – video

Heavy rain caused the men’s elite road race at the Cycling World Championpships in Yorkshire to be cut short by 23.5km after parts of the route became flooded. Parts of the course from Leeds to Harrogate, which ended up 261km long, were submerged in wa…

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Cycling World Championships 2019: men’s elite road race – live!

Rolling report of the race, which is to start in LeedsCourse shortened by 23.5km because of severe weather conditionsVan Vleuten goes solo to seal stunning women’s road race world titleEmail gregg.bakowski@theguardian.com | Tweet @GreggBakowski 9.49am …

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Annemiek van Vleuten goes solo to seal stunning women’s road race world title

• Dutch rider storms clear in Yorkshire to take world crown• Van der Breggen finishes second, Deignan comes home 31stA speculative long-range attack morphed into an epic 105km escape and gave Annemiek van Vleuten the gold medal in the women’s elite rac…

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Cycling World Championships 2019: women’s elite road race – live!

Updates from the women’s 150km showpiece in YorkshireDutch challenge looms large to block path of local hero DeignanEmail Tom or tweet him with your thoughts on the race 1.45pm BST The Cycling World Championships may be in Yorkshire but all roads for t…

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Dutch challenge looms large to block path of local hero Lizzie Deignan

The British rider will be on familiar ground at the finish line in Harrogate on Saturday yet the strong contingent from the Netherlands could deny her a second world titleBritish eyes will be on Lizzie Deignan in Saturday’s women’s road race world cham…

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Focus on team chemistry sets up Australia for cycling road worlds success | Kieran Pender

Star rider Amanda Spratt says an opportunity earlier this year to spend time with the riders she will rely on in Yorkshire was invaluableShould Australia’s Amanda Spratt win gold at the 2019 Road World Championships in England on Saturday, her mind wil…

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Rohan Dennis overcomes demons to defend rainbow stripes | Kieran Pender

The Australian name-checked his sports psychologist after retaining his cycling world time trial titleWhen Rohan Dennis spectacularly abandoned the Tour de France this July, just one day before the time trial stage he was expected to win, focus immedia…

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Rohan Dennis dominates men’s time trial at Road World Championships

• Cyclist defends title by 1min 9sec from Remco Evenepoel• Dennis makes emphatic return having not raced since JulyBack in July Rohan Dennis made headlines by disappearing from the Tour de France in mysterious style, but two months later Australia’s wo…

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Cycling Road World Championships 2019: men’s time trial – live!

Updates from the 1.20pm BST start in YorkshireDygert wins women’s time trial amid rain chaosEmail Luke or tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 12.38pm BST In the womens’ individual time trial yesterday, Chloe Dygert Owen of the USA produced what some said was an almo…

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Wet weather causes cycling chaos at World Championships in Yorkshire – video

Heavy rain caused treacherous cycling conditions in Yorkshire, with two competitors during the third day of the UCI Road World Championships crashed in the wet weather. In the men’s under-23 time trial, Hungarian Attila Valter took a spectacular slide …

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Dygert wins women’s time trial amid Road World Championships rain chaos

• Yorkshire conditions ‘like riding into a lake’ for competitors• Mikkel Berg takes men’s U23 time trial victoryThe Harrogate finish is not far from Cold Bath Lane and rarely has a street held a more apposite name than on a day when intense rain turned…

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Cycling Road World Championships 2019: women’s individual time-trial delayed – live!

Updates as riders battle for the world crown in YorkshireWilliam Fotheringham’s world championships previewEmail Barry here. Tweet @bglendenning 2.46pm BST The UCI have released a statement: “Due to the heavy rains experienced this morning and consider…

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Lizzie Deignan heads GB’s World Championships charge in Harrogate

The Yorkshire town becomes the centre of world cycling for the next nine days as the UCI Road World Championships represent the sport’s biggest extravaganza in the UK to dateIn world cycling terms all roads lead to Harrogate this week but in the contex…