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Felice Gimondi obituary

One of the greats of Italian cycling who won the 1965 Tour de France when he was only 22Felice Gimondi, who has died of a heart attack aged 76, was one of Italy’s greatest cycling champions of the postwar era, a precociously young winner of the Tour de…

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Riding the Transcontinental: my saddle-sore sprint across Europe

The self-supported Transcontinental cycle race from the Black Sea in Bulgaria to France’s Atlantic coast is the toughest test of its kindAs I rolled along quiet lanes in the mountains of Serbia, a ferocious barking delivered a jolt of adrenaline and ca…

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Cycling’s latest tragedy will shake the faith of the keenest enthusiast | William Fotheringham

Bjorg Lambrecht’s death on Monday was the eighth of an international rider since 2016. Is the sport really worth it?It is almost 25 years since I stood in the French town of Pau on a July afternoon in 1995 and watched the six members of the Motorola te…

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Tour de Pologne suspends racing in tribute to Bjorg Lambrecht

• Young Belgian rider died following crash on Monday• Teammates cross finish line together in neutralised stageRacing in the Tour de Pologne was suspended on Tuesday, as cycling paid tribute to the life of Bjorg Lambrecht who died after a crash on Mond…

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Cancer researcher becomes first woman to win 4,000km cycling race

Fiona Kolbinger, 24, rode from Bulgaria to France in 10 days, two hours and 48 minutesA German cancer researcher has become the first woman to win one of the world’s toughest cycling races in her first ultra-distance event.Fiona Kolbinger, 24, from Dre…

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Bjorg Lambrecht dies after crash during Tour of Poland cycling race

• Lotto Soudal team confirm tragic news of rider’s death• Lambrecht died in hospital after crash on third stageThe Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht has died after crashing at the Tour of Poland. He was 22.His Lotto Soudal team announced on Monday that L…

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Chris Froome on Dauphiné crash: ‘Like a scene from Grey’s Anatomy’

Team Ineos rider says he is on course for 2020 Tour‘It really was one of those freak, freak accidents’Chris Froome described the aftermath of his horror crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné as like something out of a television drama but believes he is a…

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Yorkshire bridge collapse threatens world road cycling championships route

• Road, due to be used in 29 September race, currently impassable• Grinton Moor Bridge used in 2014 Tour de France Grand DépartOrganisers of the Road World Championships in Yorkshire seem certain to be forced to change the route of the men’s elite road…

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‘Houdini’ Dave Brailsford shows durability in the face of scepticism

The Ineos team principal has ploughed on through a storm of criticism to toast a seventh Tour de France win in eight yearsOn a corner of the Place de la Concorde on Sunday night, Michal Kwiatkowski dropped his bike, sat down on the cobblestones and tuc…

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Unpredictable elements crucial to rekindling of Tour de France romance | Richard Williams

Egan Bernal bloomed in yellow while unique Alpine dramas unfolded as a wonderful Tour rode towards its conclusionThe most meaningful touch of the 2019 Tour de France was not the slap Luke Rowe gave Tony Martin after the German had tried to run him into…

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Unpredictable elements crucial to rekindling of Tour de France romance | Richard Williams

Egan Bernal bloomed in yellow while unique Alpine dramas unfolded as a wonderful Tour rode towards its conclusionThe most meaningful touch of the 2019 Tour de France was not the slap Luke Rowe gave Tony Martin after the German had tried to run him into…

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Egan Bernal rides into history and puts Colombian cycling on the map

Geraint Thomas says his teammate could be ‘one of the greatest ever’ and Dave Brailsford calls him ‘the new Chris Froome’Egan Bernal’s first bicycle was yellow, a prescient choice given he has become the first Colombian, and one of the youngest riders …

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‘Viva Colombia!’: Brailsford praises Egan Bernal after Tour de France win – video

Team Ineos general manager Dave Brailsford chose a very specific shade of yellow to celebrate his team’s latest Tour de France victory as he sported a Colombia football shirt in honour of Egan Bernal’s win. Brailsford has become accustomed to toas…

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Egan Bernal’s Tour de France win is first of many, says Geraint Thomas

• Colombian is third-youngest winner of the Tour• ‘He has the best team around him and many great years ahead’Egan Bernal rode on to the Champs Élysées to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France with his teammate and defending champion, Ge…

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Egan Bernal wins Tour de France and all of Colombia celebrates

From the jubilant crowds in the cyclist’s home village up to the president, emotions run high Egan Bernal becomes first Colombian to win the Tour de FranceAlvaro Bernal, a Colombian corn farmer, traversed the pouring rain to reach the cobbled square in…

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Egan Bernal becomes first Colombian to win the Tour de France

Team Ineos rider crowned champion after ride to ParisCaleb Ewan sprints to victory in final stage Egan Bernal has become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France, sealing victory as darkness fell across Paris on Sunday.As a spectacular 21st stage …

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Tour de France: key moments that won Egan Bernal the yellow jersey

The Colombian evades Geraint Thomas’s crash before slumping to fifth after Julian Alaphilippe’s stunning time trial only to take charge at the summit of the Col de l’IseranStage 3 Binche – Épernay Julian Alaphilippe’s attack on the Côte de Mutigny open…

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Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal heads for Paris glory on stage 21 – live!

Tour de France updates from the final stage into ParisOur pick of the best photos from this year’s TourAnd feel free to email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 5.56pm BST Paris, then. Overrated, or one of the greatest cities in the world? I’m the former an…

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Mountain man Egan Bernal caps meteoric rise with Tour victory

If there is any surprise at Bernal’s victory it is that it has taken so long for a Colombian to top the podium and he could now dominate for years to comeA year ago, as Egan Bernal matched the pace of Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas in the Tour de Fran…

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Blood, rain and cheers: Tour de France 2019 – in pictures

With 21 stages of racing for 176 riders from 22 teams – over a distance of 3,480km – this year’s Tour comes to an end in Paris, so here are some of our favourite images from the last three weeksThe race brings highs and lows for the riders, both in the…