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Yates twins reunited for Simon’s Vuelta a España glory quest

Brothers rarely ride together but Adam received late summons for Spanish mission after his Tour de France disappointmentWhen the Vuelta a España starts in Málaga on Saturday, one of the many plotlines will be provided by Bury’s Yates twins, Simon and A…

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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome to ride in Tour of Britain

• Froome set to appear in race for first time since 2009• Cardiff-born Thomas: ‘It starts in Wales which will be special’The Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next month. In a coup fo…

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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome to ride in Tour of Britain

• Froome set to appear in race for first time since 2009• Cardiff-born Thomas: ‘It starts in Wales which will be special’The Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next month. In a coup fo…

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Faster, higher, stronger? Not in Olympic women’s road cycling | Stephanie Constand

A watered-down Tokyo 2020 course suggests the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ is relevant only to menThe routes for the Olympic road races were recently announced by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the UCI, and something is yet again co…

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Tiaras, grimaces and splashes: the best pictures from the European Championships 2018

As we bid farewell to the first multi-sport European Championships, it wasn’t just the athletes and competitors showcasing their talents in Glasgow and Berlin, the sports photographers present also used the event to demonstrate their own skills and tec…

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Russia trump GB in final tally as European organisers look to 2022

• Men’s 4x100m gold lifts GB to total haul of 74 medals• Russia secure trophy for top spot with 31 gold medalsGreat Britain and Northern Ireland took second place in the overall medal standings as the multi-sport European Championships concluded in Ber…

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Russia trump GB in final tally as European organisers look to 2022

• Men’s 4x100m gold lifts GB to total haul of 74 medals• Russia secure trophy for top spot with 31 gold medalsGreat Britain and Northern Ireland took second place in the overall medal standings as the multi-sport European Championships concluded in Ber…

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Rhys McClenaghan claims pommel horse win after Max Whitlock stumbles

• Northern Irish teenager gave an impressive display• Whitlock fell during final to finish in seventhThere is no false bravado about Max Whitlock, just an unwavering faith founded on what the double Olympic champion has achieved and what might yet be a…

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Grace Reid channels influence of Tom Daley to snatch 3m springboard gold

• Scot wins European Championships gold with last dive• Reid and Daley won mixed synchro gold together in 2016Tom Daley’s aquatic adventures of late have been restricted to his brave new world of baby bathtime and the paternal enrapture it can bring. E…

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Jan Ullrich arrested after allegedly attacking escort in Frankfurt hotel

• 1997 Tour winner could be charged with attempted murder• Arrest follows incident in Mallorca on neighbour’s propertyJan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, was arrested early on Friday for allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel. A po…

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Mark Cavendish pulls out of road race at European Cycling Championships

• Rider disappointed to withdraw on medical advice• Mark Christian replaces fellow Manxman in British squadMark Cavendish has pulled out of Sunday’s road race at cycling’s European Championships in Glasgow following medical advice from the British team…

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Team Sky’s Gianni Moscon escapes sack over Tour de France incident

UCI gives Moscon five-week suspension for Gespert incidentTeam Sky ‘confident he has learnt from this episode’Gianni Moscon has been handed a five-week suspension from the UCI after he was thrown out of the Tour de France for trying to punch another ri…

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Teenagers Cheng and Toulson win diving gold at European Championships

• 15-year-old Cheng competes in her first major competition• Laugher wins gold in men’s springboard eventThe innocence of youth, they say, brings insulation from fear. Eden Cheng, 15 years young, betrayed little sign of nerves or trepidation when she s…

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Freya Anderson holds on in final leg to help Britain to relay gold

World junior champion earns her first senior gold in the pool in GlasgowAsk those who crunch the data in the depths of British Swimming and they mention Freya Anderson with a mixture of glee and optimism.Just 17, the statuesque world junior champion is…

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Lawson Craddock wears Tour’s red lantern as badge of courage

The American rider may have come last in the Tour de France but his grit and persistence in carrying on after a dreadful first-stage crash made it a triumph of sporting endeavourYou might not instantly recognise Lawson Craddock’s name, but an image of …

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Laura Kenny strikes European gold again despite sleepless night

• Adds to GB team pursuit medal in women’s elimination race• Kenny says young son Albie woke her five times in the nightLaura Kenny defied another sleepless night to win her second gold medal at the European Championships in Glasgow with victory in the…

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Team Sky cyclist Egan Bernal sustains serious facial trauma in crash

• Cyclist hospitalised after multi-rider crash in San Sebastian• Movistar’s Mikel Landa also required treatment after incidentEgan Bernal has sustained serious facial trauma after a crash during the closing stages of the Clasica San Sebastian. Related:…

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Hannah Miley happy as she hangs on to claim 400m individual medley bronze

• Miley claims first British medal in European Championships• Adam Peaty eases into 100m breaststroke final with fast timeIndividual medley swimming is a game of cat and mouse. Causes can seem lost but quickly found. Hannah Miley has been around this b…

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‘So this is what it’s like to be famous,’ writes other Geraint Thomas

Welsh lecturer deluged with Twitter messages meant for Tour de France winnerHe prefers fast cars to speedy bicycles and counts joining a gym as his greatest athletic achievement.But because he shares a name with the winner of the Tour de France and has…

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Laura Kenny looking to get back to Rio 2016 level after birth of son

• GB’s foursome fastest for European Championships team pursuit• Jason Kenny contests team sprint with Carlin and OwensThree weeks shy of his first birthday, young Albie Kenny still remains the architect of his own schedule, even as his mother tries he…