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Cyclist Elinor Barker: I’m still baffled women’s Madison is a new event

The Rio team gold medallist is in three events at next week’s world championships in Berlin – including only the fourth MadisonTime after time Elinor Barker travelled to track World Cups and world championships early in her career, competed – usually w…

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Pocket rocket Tom Pidcock stirs up the world of cyclo-cross | Tim Lewis

A 20-year-old Briton has caused something of a sensation in a winter sport that can be a lot more fun than road cyclingCyclo-cross videos do not really go viral – at least not outside of Dutch-speaking Belgium – but there’s one that been doing modest t…

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A climate of uncertainty: pro cycling in a warming world | Adam Phelan

Rather than be a bystander, cycling and its constituents have an opportunity to be part of the solution to climate changeA graveyard of trees fixes into focus on the screen. The television footage zooms in on their burnt skeletons, thin and black. Dark…

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A climate of uncertainty: pro cycling in a warming world | Adam Phelan

Rather than be a bystander, cycling and its constituents have an opportunity to be part of the solution to climate changeA graveyard of trees fixes into focus on the screen. The television footage zooms in on their burnt skeletons, thin and black. Dark…

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Richie Porte wins second Tour Down Under title

Australian claims GC victory by 25 seconds on Willunga HillLotto Soudal’s British rider Matt Holmes claims stage winRichie Porte lost the battle but won the Tour Down Under war. The King of Willunga was dethroned on his pet stage by British upstart Mat…

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Chris Froome to make return from horror crash at UAE Tour next month

• Cyclist suffered multiple broken bones last summer• Froome targeting record-equalling fifth Tour de FranceChris Froome will make his return to racing at the UAE Tour next month as he continues his recovery from career-threatening injuries suffered la…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: penny farthing racing

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryImagine the perils of riding a penny farthing at high speed while …

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‘We want to start with a bang’: Mitchelton-Scott shooting for the stars in 2020 | Kieran Pender

Ten years since their creation, the Australian cycling team is intent on becoming a World Tour forceAs origin stories go, it is elegant for its simplicity. In July 2010, Gerry Ryan was at the Tour de France. A cycling fan since childhood, the wealthy b…

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Australian sensation Sarah Gigante primed for first year as pro cyclist | Simone Giuliani

The 19-year-old has already added another title in Ballarat but bigger challenges await Little more than a year ago, Sarah Gigante stunned the cycling world – and perhaps even herself – by riding across the line ahead of a peloton stacked with seasoned…

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Twenty athletes set to light up the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Our writers choose the Olympians likely to make the headlines at the most anticipated sporting event of the yearSeb Coe, who knows a thing or two about winning Olympic titles, believes Asher-Smith will be Team GB’s “poster girl” in Tokyo. Given her sea…

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20 for 2020: the unmissable sporting events over the next 12 months

The Tokyo Olympics is the main event but with England in the Euros and Tiger Roll attempting an unprecedented third straight Grand National fans are spoilt for choice in 2020An ever-fascinating tournament takes on an extra edge given it represents a po…

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Olympics, World Cups and more: Tom Jenkins’ pictures of the decade

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer picks his favourite images from the thousands he shot during the past 10 yearsThis is a collection of images I have shot during the last decade. I wasn’t selecting them because they were necessarily the bigg…

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World’s richest cycling race puts keirin in spotlight before Olympics | Justin McCurry

The winner of this weekend’s Keirin Grand Prix in Japan will take home nearly $1m but why has international success been elusive for the 2020 Olympic hosts in the event it invented?Thousands of people armed with betting slips will pack into an ageing v…

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Geraint Thomas worries Egan Bernal’s Tour victory could limit his ambitions

• Welshman may have to play supporting role to fellow Ineos rider• ‘He could have 10 or 12 years of being super-competitive’Geraint Thomas has admitted his frustration that he may have to sacrifice his future personal ambitions for Egan Bernal, his Ine…

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Jess Varnish wins right to appeal against verdict in British Cycling case

First employment tribunal ruled Varnish was not an employee Varnish: ‘I believe we’re doing the right thing by not giving up’Jess Varnish has won the right to an appeal hearing in her landmark employment case against British Cycling.Lawyers representin…

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Freeman tribunal adjourned and may not finish until October 2020

• Case against former Team Sky doctor pushed back to next year• Dr Freeman’s health prevents testimony on MondayThe occasionally dramatic if sprawling medical tribunal of the former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to …

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‘In third place, somebody’s dog’: canine chaos at Belgian cycling event – video

A dog chased competitors at the Druivencross cyclocross race in Belgium on Sunday. The animal appeared to have escaped from its owners as its lead trailed behind. Several of the elite men’s field were forced to take evasive action or stop completely wh…

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Tribunal refuses to throw out charges against ex-British Cycling doctor

Dr Freeman’s QC argued there was insufficient evidenceBut panel chair said there was a ‘case to answer’ on four chargesThe tribunal panel hearing the case against the former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor, Richard Freeman, have dismissed a submiss…

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Shake-up bears fruit as Australia’s cyclists get back on track | Kieran Pender

Rio dejection has given way to Tokyo hope with Australia tipped for success at this weekend’s Track Cycling World Cup in Brisbane Australia’s track cyclists travelled to Rio de Janeiro in August 2016 with high hopes. The Australian Olympic Committee ha…

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Hannah Dines on going public with her labia surgery: ‘It started a big conversation’

The Paralympic cyclist wrote about the damage the sport had caused her. The article caused an outcry, others with similar experiences contacted her – and manufacturers finally began designing saddles for womenThe day after I wrote in the Guardian about…