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Team GB cyclist launches athlete’s movement after frustration with Wada

• Callum Skinner proposes global movement for change• ‘Crazy’ that athletes don’t have a voice, says Olympic championThe British Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Callum Skinner has urged his fellow athletes to sign up for a new global body that he sa…

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Another cycling season, another shameful case of sexism

When asked for a photo by a fan, Belgian cyclist Iljo Keisse pulled a porn-star pose. And the reaction was just as depressingBy Suze Clemitson for 100 Tales 100 Tours of the Sport NetworkOh cycling, why are we here again? Haven’t we had our share of le…

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Geraint Thomas: ‘I’m confident cycling is one of the cleanest sports’ – video

Reigning Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has said he is ‘confident that [cycling] is one of the cleanest sports around.’Speaking before his first race of the 2019 season, the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, the Welshman said he feels fortunate …

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Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman’s tribunal delayed

• Legal team immediately request adjournment on first morning• Freeman faces serious allegations over banned testosteroneDr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal has been adjourned until Friday morning after his legal team requested a delay. While no reas…

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Russia cyclist Shane Perkins able to ‘sleep well at night’ after switching allegiances

‘My integrity is fine,’ says former Australia rider Two-times world champion made switch in 2017Track cycling star Shane Perkins has defended his integrity and backed Russian cycling as controversy continues about the country’s anti-doping regime.After…

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Q&A: What is at stake at Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal?

The career of Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, is on the line but what is he accused of and what could be the consequences for the sport?When Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, walks into th…

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Gerry Cranham, Simply The Best – in pictures

Over the course of a career which spanned half a century, photographer Gerry Cranham led the field of sports photography, defining how we understand this genre today. Now in his 90th year, this ground-breaking artist’s legacy will be exhibited at the M…

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Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra wins Cadel Evans race

Disappointing result for Australian Mitchelton-Scott team Lucy Kennedy finishes second and Amanda Spratt thirdCuban Arlenis Sierra has spoiled the Australian show for the biggest win of her cycling career.Sierra launched a perfectly timed attack in the…

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Victoria Pendleton reveals she considered taking her own life

• Former Olympic cyclist speaks about mental health issues• 38-year-old has ‘turned a corner’ after summer tormentFormer Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton has revealed she considered taking her own life last summer.The 38-year-old has previou…

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Richie Porte wins Willunga, Daryl Impey wins Tour

Porte wins Willunga stage for the sixth straight yearImpey first back-to-back champion in Tour’s historyDaryl Impey has made Tour Down Under history and Richie Porte is the King of Willunga for the sixth-straight year. Porte went clear with a kilometre…

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Jess Varnish: I lost, but my stance has exposed a culture of fear

• Cyclist lost landmark case against British Cycling and UK Sport• ‘They’ve changed their structure, policies and personnel’Jess Varnish insists she has emerged as a winner despite losing her landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Spor…

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Jess Varnish loses employment tribunal against British Cycling and UK Sport

• Varnish had hoped to sue governing body• 28-year-old to consider her optionsFormer Great Britain track cyclist Jess Varnish has lost her landmark employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport which had threatened to overhaul the way Olympic at…

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Tribunal to hear claims former Team Sky doctor Freeman ordered testosterone

• Richard Freeman faces medical tribunal next month• General Medical Council alleges Freeman ordered banned drugThe former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman will face explosive claims that he obtained banned testosterone for an unname…

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‘We are not doing enough’: Why is Australia failing its cyclists?

With increasingly frequent reports of cyclists being injured or killed on Australian roads, the cycling community is asking whether governments and peak body Cycling Australia could be doing moreMark Renshaw should be in Adelaide. The professional cycl…

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Boardman shows path to break cycle of Manchester’s car commuter hell | Tanya Aldred

The former Olympic champion hopes to win a different race, all for the public good and improving transport options for allIt is a Sherlock Holmes evening in south Manchester. There is a deep fog on an already black night, perfect for tail-coated villai…

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Sarah Gigante: ‘I went to sleep in my national championship jersey’ | Kieran Pender

The 18-year-old says she is in dreamland after upstaging Australian cycling’s big namesThe roads of Mount Buninyong, home to Australia’s annual cycling national championships, have witnessed heroics before. Some of the country’s best cyclists past and …

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‘I’m over it’: Cyclist, 90, hits back after record stripped for failed drugs test

Carl Grove’s failed test was likely due to contaminated meatAmerican determined to continue cycling careerA 90-year-old cyclist who was stripped of his world record after a failed drugs test has questioned the wisdom of the US Anti-Doping Agency’s deci…

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Luke Durbridge upsets Rohan Dennis to claim Australian title

Mitchelton-Scott rider wins time trial in BuninyongGrace Brown wins women’s race on final dayLuke Durbridge has sprung a major surprise, beating world champion Rohan Dennis to win the time trial at the Australian road cycling championships. Related: Sa…

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Cyclist, 90, stripped of world record after failing drugs test

Carl Grove accepts public warning from Usada Violation likely caused by contaminated meatA veteran American cyclist has accepted a public warning issued by the US Anti-Doping Agency after being stripped of a world record he set earlier this year for fa…

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Froome and Thomas to lead Team Sky challenge at Tour de France

• Both riders will skip Giro to put focus on the Tour de France• Froome wants fifth Tour title and Thomas wants ‘best result’Team Sky are set to go into what could be their final Tour de France with two leaders as four-time winner Chris Froome and defe…