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Peter Sagan webchat: what do you want to ask the three-time world champion?

‘The Tourminator’ will be online later today to answer questions about his life in cycling. What do you want to know? 11.35pm BST Peter Sagan will be joining us on Thursday afternoon to answer your questions. You could ask about his three consecutive W…

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Lucy Kennedy: Australian cycling’s late-bloomer with Tokyo in her crosshairs

After a fairytale week at the road world championships Australian cycling’s ‘veteran debutant’ climber eyes loftier peaksLucy Kennedy recently earned a new nickname. According to Cycling Australia’s technical director Brad McGee, the Queensland rider i…

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Evergreen Alejandro Valverde triumphs in World Road Championships

• Spaniard outsprinted Bardet, Dumoulin and Woods in road race• Valverde had previously won two silver and four bronze medalsIt was a fitting soundtrack to the denouement of an epic day of racing. As a select group of riders ascended the Höttinger Höll…

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Cycling: men’s world road race championships – live!

Innsbruck is the venue for a fiendish courseAnna van der Breggen wins women’s road raceEmail nick.ames@theguardian.com or tweet @NickAmes82 9.32am BST Guten morgen from Innsbruck. It is an absolutely delightful day in this scenic Austrian outpost. The …

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Anna van der Breggen wins road world championships with astonishing ride

• Dutch cyclist adds elusive title to glittering CV• Spratt finishes second while Britain’s Dani Rowe suffers a fallShe had won gold at the Olympic Games and European Championships. She had won the Giro Rosa and La Course by Tour de France. But for so …

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Cycling: women’s world road race championship 2018 – live!

Updates from the world championship race in InnsbruckWright aims to scale heights on demanding courseYou can email James here or tweet him here 11.02am BST Just as in 1974, 1978 and at the 1993 Smash Hits Poll Winners’ Party, the big question in Innsbr…

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Sophie Wright aims to scale heights on demanding world road race course

• British teenager will be supported by Dani Rowe in Innsbruck• Dutch duo Van Vleuten and Van der Breggen start favouritesIn one of the most mountainous world road race championships ever held, and in the absence of Lizzie Deignan – who has just given …

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Australia’s Dennis conquers past to win cycling world title

After punctures and crashes, Australian time trial specialist Rohan Dennis has claimed the world champion’s rainbow jersey Ahead of his 2018 campaign, cyclist Rohan Dennis reflected on four years of misfortune. “If you keep knocking on the door, one da…

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Yorkshire summons spirit of 2014 Tour for road race world championships

• Men’s elite race will replicate looping Leeds-Harrogate route• Four paralympic road races included for the first timeThe road race world championships in Yorkshire next year will tap directly into memories of the 2014 Tour de France’s Grand Départ wi…

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Rohan Dennis stuns Tom Dumoulin to claim World Road Race time trial title

• Australian beats defending champion by 1min 21.09sec• Victor Campenaerts is third; British rider Alex Dowsett 29thRohan Dennis produced a stunning ride to claim the men’s time trial title ahead of the Dutchman Tom Dumoulin at the World Road Race Cham…

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Forget Tiger, Lance Armstrong may pull off biggest comeback of sport’s disgraced | Emma John

Six years after Armstrong’s lifelong ban from cycling, he is very much back in the public eye. But it would certainly be easier to enjoy his rebranding if his contrition felt less self-absorbedYou’ve got to hand it to Lance Armstrong – he’s a fighter. …

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Lance Armstrong: David Millar is ‘last person’ who should lead cyclists’ union

• Disgraced seven-time Tour winner comes out fighting• Peloton should fight for cyclists’ rights, Armstrong addsDavid Millar’s candidacy for president of the professional riders union, the CPA, may have the support of Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome bu…

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Annemiek van Vleuten defends world time trial title as Dutch riders dominate

• Van Vleuten beats Anna van der Breggen and Ellen van Dijk• Dutch rider finished 27.8km course in 34:25.36Annemiek van Vleuten defended her world time trial title after racing to victory on the 27.8km Innsbruck course in a time of 34:25.36.The Dutch r…

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British ultra-endurance cyclist Mike Hall in ‘Hunger Games on wheels’ when killed

Inquest hears Hall was wearing dark clothing and bike was ‘virtually indistinguishable’ in the darkBritish ultra-endurance cyclist Mike Hall was in the midst of the “Hunger Games on wheels” when he died after being hit by a teenage driver near Canberra…

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Mitchelton-Scott makes history with first Vuelta win for Australian team

Less than a decade after being formed, Mitchelton-Scott win one the most prestigious races on the global cycling calendarIn July 2010, businessman Gerry Ryan was at the Tour de France. Observing the national flags etched on team cars as they whizzed pa…

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Simon Yates would not have won Vuelta with Team Sky, says Bradley Wiggins

• Former Team Skyrider speaks out against previous employers• Wiggins: Yates deserves extra credit after Giro near missSir Bradley Wiggins has claimed Simon Yates would have not have achieved his historic Vuelta success had he chosen to pursue his care…

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Youth and potential puts Simon Yates at head of cycling’s next generation | William Fotheringham

The Vuelta champion is the youngest recent grand tour winner and can benefit from his team’s new focus on the disciplineSeven years ago, when Simon Yates took his first stage win at the Tour de l’Avenir, Great Britain had yet to win one of cycling’s ma…

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Simon Yates turns attention to Giro d’Italia after his Vuelta triumph

• ‘I have unfinished business there’• Yates pays tribute to Australian teamSimon Yates joined the exclusive club of Grand Tour champions on Sunday and then began plotting the next one. It is not likely to be the Tour de France, at least not yet. Instea…

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Simon Yates’s Vuelta a España win offers glimpse of world without Sky | William Fotheringham

The absence of a heavyweight rider in the Mitchelton-Scott team made for a fascinating race where strategy was the keyIn the Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain eras, a Giro, Vuelta or Tour de France which lacked the dominant force in prof…

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Simon Yates’s Vuelta a España win offers glimpse of world without Sky | William Fotheringham

The absence of a heavyweight rider in the Mitchelton-Scott team made for a fascinating race where strategy was the keyIn the Bernard Hinault, Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain eras, a Giro, Vuelta or Tour de France which lacked the dominant force in prof…