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Fabio Jakobsen out of coma and in ‘good condition’ after Tour of Poland crash

The Dutchman crashed at high speed in KatowiceSprinter was placed in induced coma in Polish hospitalThe Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen, who was put in a medically-induced coma after crashing at the finish line in the Tour of Poland’s first stage on Wedne…

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Fabio Jakobsen in induced coma after crashing in Tour of Poland

Quick-Step rider sent flying in closing sprint of first stage‘His condition is severe. There is a danger to his life,’ says doctorThe Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was placed in an induced coma after suffering severe injuries in a crash on stage one of …

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Chris Froome of Team Ineos says Tour de France delay will boost his chances

Four-times winner ‘on the right trajectory’ for French raceDelayed grand tour is scheduled to begin on 29 AugustChris Froome says the two-month delay to the Tour de France has helped him make up the training time he lost while recovering from a horrifi…

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Wout van Aert storms to victory at Strade Bianche as elite cycling returns

The Belgian finished clear 30 seconds clear of Davide FormoloAnnemiek van Vleuten won the women’s elite raceTeam Jumbo-Visma’s Wout van Aert stormed to victory at the Strade Bianche one-day race on Saturday, as elite cycling returned after a five-month…

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Jess Varnish loses appeal against British Cycling employment tribunal verdict

First employment tribunal ruled Varnish was not an employeeControversially dropped from GB programme for Rio OlympicsJess Varnish’s appeal against an employment tribunal ruling has been dismissed. The 29-year-old lost her initial employment case agains…

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Three’s a crowd: no room for Chris Froome as Team Ineos seek mission clarity | William Fotheringham

Dave Brailsford’s team had too many leaders for his liking so he has swept sentiment aside, as he did with Bradley WigginsTo understand how it is that six weeks before Chris Froome might have been starting out on his quest for a fifth Tour de France he…

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Three’s a crowd: no room for Chris Froome as Team Ineos seek mission clarity | William Fotheringham

Dave Brailsford’s team had too many leaders for his liking so he has swept sentiment aside, as he did with Bradley WigginsTo understand how it is that six weeks before Chris Froome might have been starting out on his quest for a fifth Tour de France he…

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Chris Froome to leave Team Ineos for Israel Start-Up Nation at end of 2020

Four-time Tour de France champion’s deal not renewed‘Chris wants sole team leadership which we cannot guarantee’The four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome is leaving Team Ineos at the end of the season to join the Israel Start-Up Nation (ISN) tea…

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Lamenting the absence of the Tour de France: a love letter to cycling on SBS | Kieran Pender

The cultural significance of the broadcaster’s coverage of the race cannot be underestimated; it will be missed over the coming weeksStunning vistas. Historic chateaus. Roadside cows. French cuisine. Dulcet tones. And, of course, cycling. For thousands…

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Chris Froome to stay with Team Ineos for Tour de France, claims teammate

Four-time winner’s contract expires this yearFroome has been linked with move to Start-Up NationChris Froome intends to ride the Tour de France with Team Ineos despite failing to agree a contract extension for next season, according to a teammate, Dyla…

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Quiz: sport in the 1980s

Following on from his quiz about football in the 1980s, Steven Pye has 15 questions about other sporting occasions of the decade At which football ground in London did Barry McGuigan beat Eusebio Pedroza to win the world featherweight title in 1985?Wem…

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GreenEdge Cycling pulls out of week-old partnership with Manuela Funda?ion

World Tour team to continue as Mitchelton-Scott Deal falls through despite ‘strong initial connection’ Having lasted just one week, GreenEdge Cycling’s partnership with the Manuela Funda?ion is over before it really began – and without even getting clo…

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GreenEdge Cycling pulls out of week-old partnership with Manuela Funda?ion

World Tour team to continue as Mitchelton-Scott Deal falls through despite ‘strong initial connection’ Having lasted just one week, GreenEdge Cycling’s partnership with the Manuela Funda?ion is over before it really began – and without even getting clo…

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Mark Cavendish’s chances of Tour de France spot hit by pandemic hold-up

Rider has had little chance to prove form and fitnessEllingworth denies rumours of Froome switch talks Mark Cavendish’s chances of racing at this year’s Tour de France have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain-McLaren team principal Rod Ellin…

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In a new documentary, Lance Armstrong shows plenty of rage but little regret

ESPN’s new film on the cyclist is a compelling study in the corruption of the male athletic ego“It’s a miracle I’m not a mass murderer,” Lance Armstrong, reflecting on his mother Linda’s laissez-faire approach to parenting, muses in the opening scenes …

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Chris Froome tight-lipped over possible departure from Team Ineos

Four-times winner may leave before Tour de FranceFroome uncertain of leadership status at IneosChris Froome and Team Ineos remained tight-lipped on Thursday over speculation the four-times Tour de France winner may move to a rival team before this year…

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Dawn of new golden age for cycling or just another empty promise? | Sean Ingle

Exercising is a better way to help the NHS than clapping once a week and more needs to be done to enact real changeFifteen years ago I was waiting by a red light when a dishevelled-looking cyclist, blond mop-top untamed by comb or helmet, pootled past …

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No guarantee Tour de France will go ahead, says French sports minister

Roxana M?r?cineanu made the comments to France TelevisionGiro d’Italia and Vuelta a España will overlap in OctoberThere is no guarantee that the Tour de France will go ahead this year because of the Covid-19 crisis, the French sports minister Roxana M?…

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Tour of Britain director says he will be ‘staggered’ if Tour de France goes ahead

Mick Bennett optimistic Tour of Britain will take placeUCI will publish revised WorldTour calendar on TuesdayMick Bennett, the Tour of Britain director, has admitted he would be “totally staggered” if the Tour de France is able to go ahead this summer …

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Chris Froome fears large crowds even if Tour de France is ‘behind closed doors’

Four-times winner thinks crowds would gather along course Coronavirus has pushed Tour back two monthsChris Froome believes the Tour de France can work without spectators – but questioned how organisers can prevent large crowds converging along the cour…