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Giro d’Italia: crashes overshadow Caleb Ewan’s sprint win on stage five

Mikel Landa and Pavel Sivakov’s GC hopes ended by spillsAlessandro De Marchi still leads, but criticises stage finish Caleb Ewan took victory on stage five of the Giro d’Italia as a crash-strewn finish in Cattolica ended the general classification hope…

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Giro d’Italia: crashes overshadow Caleb Ewan’s sprint win on stage five

Mikel Landa and Pavel Sivakov’s GC hopes ended by spillsAlessandro De Marchi still leads, but criticises stage finish Caleb Ewan took victory on stage five of the Giro d’Italia as a crash-strewn finish in Cattolica ended the general classification hope…

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Tour de France organisers reveal women’s race will be revived in 2022

Race expected to take place after men’s Tour next summerChristian Prudhomme: ‘We want a race that will stay the course’The Tour de France organiser, Christian Prudhomme, has confirmed to the Guardian that there will be a women’s race in 2022 and that i…

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Giro d’Italia: De Marchi in the pink as Dombrowski takes stage four

Simon Yates loses time to main contenders on final climbDe Marchi: ‘I knew this was a day when a good move could go’American rider Joe Dombrowski won stage four of the Giro d’Italia as Alessandro De Marchi took the pink jersey, but Simon Yates lost gro…

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Giro d’Italia: De Marchi in the pink as Dombrowski takes stage four

Simon Yates loses time to main contenders on final climbDe Marchi: ‘I knew this was a day when a good move could go’American rider Joe Dombrowski won stage four of the Giro d’Italia as Alessandro De Marchi took the pink jersey, but Simon Yates lost gro…

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Giro d’Italia: Taco van der Hoorn claims superb solo victory on stage three

Grand Tour debutant pulls off remarkable victoryCyclist had posted he was ready to quit on TwitterTaco van der Hoorn took a remarkable solo victory from the breakaway as Filippo Ganna retained the pink jersey on stage three of the Giro d’Italia. The 27…

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Tim Merlier holds off Italian duo to win second stage of Giro d’Italia

Merlier defeats Giacomo Nizzolo and Elia Viviani in NovaraFilippo Ganna retains pink jersey for Ineos GrenadiersTim Merlier handed Alpecin-Fenix victory on the first road stage of their Grand Tour debut as he took the honours on the second day of the G…

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Filippo Ganna wins stage one time-trial at Giro d’Italia for Ineos Grenadiers

Home hope finishes 10 seconds clear of Edoardo AffiniAffini’s Jumbo-Visma teammate Tobias Foss is thirdFilippo Ganna of Ineos Grenadiers claimed the first Maglia Rosa jersey of the 2021 Giro d’Italia on home soil, winning Saturday’s opening time trial,…

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Giro d’Italia 2021: Simon Yates favourite but road to victory far from smooth | William Fotheringham

The British rider has every chance of claiming the pink jersey but knows only too well the unpredictable nature of the Giro Being the favourite for any race does not come easily to Simon Yates, let alone being odds-on to win a three-week Grand Tour suc…

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Geraint Thomas overhauls Michael Woods to win Tour de Romandie

Ineos Grenadiers rider started 11 seconds behind leaderRemi Cavagna wins final stage; Richie Porte second overallGeraint Thomas claimed overall victory at the Tour de Romandie as Remi Cavagna won the closing time trial in Fribourg.A day after a bizarre…

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Geraint Thomas denied by freak crash at stage finish in Tour de Romandie

British rider went down just metres from the finish lineMichael Woods takes win on queen stage in bad weatherA crash inside the last 50 metres cost Geraint Thomas the yellow jersey on a dramatic fourth stage of the Tour de Romandie.Thomas was battling …

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Geraint Thomas denied by freak crash at stage finish in Tour de Romandie

British rider went down just metres from the finish lineMichael Woods takes win on queen stage in bad weatherA crash inside the last 50 metres cost Geraint Thomas the yellow jersey on a dramatic fourth stage of the Tour de Romandie.Thomas was battling …

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Geraint Thomas denied by freak crash at stage finish in Tour de Romandie

British rider went down just metres from the finish lineMichael Woods takes win on queen stage in bad weatherA crash inside the last 50 metres cost Geraint Thomas the yellow jersey on a dramatic fourth stage of the Tour de Romandie.Thomas was battling …

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Simon Yates steps up Giro preparations with Tour of the Alps triumph

British rider finishes race 58 seconds clear of Pello BilbaoHugh Carthy moves up to fifth in GC after final stageSimon Yates wrapped up overall victory at the Tour of the Alps as Felix Grosschartner won the final stage in to Riva del Garda.Yates crosse…

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Richard Freeman launching appeal to clear his name after being struck off

Legal team are preparing up to 15 grounds for the appealWill seek recording of exchanges with Shane Sutton at hearingRichard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor found guilty of ordering banned testosterone for an unnamed rider, is …

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Mark Cavendish’s Turkish delight caps one of cycling’s finest comebacks | William Fotheringham

Manxman’s heroics in Turkey come just months after he had hinted at retirement and give his new team a pleasant dilemmaHat-tricks are rare in professional cycling. Before Mark Cavendish sprinted into the finish in the Turkish resort of Kemer on Wednesd…

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Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey second stage to end barren run

Cavendish ends three-year run without a stage winThe 35-year-old was pondering retirement last seasonMark Cavendish won the second stage of the Tour of Turkey, a 144.9km ride around Konya, to end a three-year dry spell on Monday. Related: Nacer Bouhann…

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Nacer Bouhanni speaks out over racist abuse after sprint cycling incident

Bouhanni has been targeted since DQ in race last month‘It’s sad to read all this, people wanting me to end up in jail’The former French national road race champion Nacer Bouhanni has spoken out about the racist abuse he has suffered since being disqual…

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Kaspar Asgreen outsprints Mathieu van der Poel to win Tour of Flanders

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider edged the defending champion‘It was a really, really hard race, we were both on the limit’Denmark’s Kasper Asgreen claimed the biggest victory of his career when he beat the race favourite, Mathieu van der Poel, to win the T…

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UK Anti-Doping Agency increases retesting of British cyclists’ samples

Review a result of Richard Freeman’s guilty verdictUkad has already retested samples from 141 British cyclistsA fresh wave of retesting is under way on the blood and urine samples of British cyclists after Richard Freeman, the former British Cycling an…