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Tour de Yorkshire attracts world road race favourites to scout circuit

Route includes stages on planned worlds circuit in HarrogateWomen’s Tour de Yorkshire will be longest and toughest yetNext year’s Tour de Yorkshire at the beginning of May will offer male and female riders what is likely to be their only chance to race…

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British Cycling virtual reality tournament gets green light to start in 2019

• British Cycling eRacing Championships to begin in February• UCI is ready to launch esports world championshipsBritish Cycling is to take its search for the next Geraint Thomas or Victoria Pendleton into people’s homes with the launch of a new virtual…

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Olympic gold medallist Dani Rowe announces retirement at age of 28

• Rowe was part of team pursuit team at London 2012• Welsh rider says she has ‘exciting plans’ for 2019Olympic gold medallist Dani Rowe has announced her retirement from professional cycling.The 28-year-old won team pursuit gold for Great Britain at th…

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Olympic gold medallist Dani Rowe announces retirement at age of 28

• Rowe was part of team pursuit team at London 2012• Welsh rider says she has ‘exciting plans’ for 2019Olympic gold medallist Dani Rowe has announced her retirement from professional cycling.The 28-year-old won team pursuit gold for Great Britain at th…

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A cult figure, Paul Sherwen brought cycling to the world

With his infectious enthusiasm for and knowledge of cycling Paul Sherwen expanded the frontiers of the sportDuring his cycling career, Paul Sherwen liked the hard stuff. Riding for French team La Redoute in the 1980s, the Englishman gained a reputation…

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Paul Sherwen, cycling broadcaster and former rider, dies aged 62

• Former British champion rode seven times in Tour de France• Sherwen known for commentary partnership with Phil LiggettThe death of the respected cycling broadcaster and former professional rider Paul Sherwen has been confirmed at the age of 62.Born i…

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The Road Book – cycling’s new Wisden – is good news for a sport in flux | Richard Williams

Cycling may be facing an uncertain future but a Ned Boulting-edited new tome offers thoughtful writing and a mass of facinating statisticsIn earlier times, Geraint Thomas would have been a shoo-in for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year awar…

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Bradley Wiggins: ‘I’d have had more rights as a murderer … I only asked for a fair trial’ | Donald McRae

The former cyclist says doping allegations have devastated his family life but cannot taint his love for the sport and reveals he still talks to Lance Armstrong but not Dave Brailsford“People ask me now, ‘Are you Bradley Wiggins?’ and I always say, ‘I …

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Chris Froome undecided over defence of Giro d’Italia on ‘explosive’ course

• Team Sky rider undecided following announcement of route• Decision rests partly on Froome’s desire to win Tour de FranceThe Giro d’Italia champion Chris Froome said he is still undecided about riding in next year’s edition but added that the start of…

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Geraint Thomas: ‘Ideally, Froome would ride for me. But that’s not possible’

The Tour de France winner on overcoming frustration with Team Sky, meeting Messi and why he can’t wait for next yearGeraint Thomas has already told me about the night he and Lionel Messi met up in an underground car park and how it feels to have won th…

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Women’s cycling needs its own Tour de France – not more vague promises

The route for next year’s Tour de France was revealed this week. Yet again women’s cycling was treated like a poor relationBy Suze Clemitson for 100 Tales 100 Tours of the Sport NetworkIs it time that women’s cycling got the message? As Christian Prudh…

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Tour de France pushes to ban power meters for 2019 as it targets Team Sky | William Fotheringham

Next year’s Tour route is particularly mountainous, with 30 major ascents and only two times trials, the individual before the days spent in the Pyrenees and AlpsIn yet another attempt to make the Tour de France a more open race, which will be seen as …

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Tour de France route for 2019 unveiled as ‘highest in history’

• Race will include 30 categorised climbs, with three over 2000m• Grand Depart set for Brussels on centenary of yellow jerseyThe route of the 2019 Tour de France will feature 30 categorised climbs, five mountain finishes but only 54km of time trialling…

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Lance Armstrong’s former team manager given lifetime ban from cycling

• Johan Bruyneel has 10-year ban increased to life ban• ‘We were all children of our era,’ says BelgianLance Armstrong’s former team manager has been handed a lifetime ban from cycling for his role in a doping scandal that saw Armstrong stripped of his…

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Lizzie Deignan: ‘If I don’t win races, I’ve got Orla, so it won’t be a big deal’

Former road world champion hopes a return to cycling will inspire women and show motherhood does not have to end careersThere are three of us in this interview, and in the best of ways. As Lizzie Deignan details her pregnancy and her hopes and plans fo…

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Scottish cyclist smashes round-the world record

Jenny Graham arrives in Berlin after cycling 18,000 miles across four continents in 124 days A British adventurer has become the fastest woman to cycle around the world. Jenny Graham circumnavigated the globe in 124 days, knocking nearly three weeks of…

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Sports quiz of the week: misses, nicknames, thieves and a circus act

Who can’t score? Who was worried? And who hit the spot?Which of these football teams has not scored a goal in more than 600 minutes of action?Bayern MunichBarcelonaReal MadridMonacoThe circus troupe Cirque du Soleil are producing a new show about which…

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Chris Hoy calls for end to cyclist and motorist ‘them and us’ mentality

Olympic champion says there should be more thanking and thumbs-up between all road usersThe Olympian Sir Chris Hoy has called for a change in the “them and us” language used when describing cyclists and motorists.Hoy, 11 times a cycling world champion …

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Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France trophy stolen from cycling show

• Trophy had been left unattended at NEC in Birmingham• Thomas: ‘Hopefully they will have the grace to return it’The Tour de France trophy won by Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas earlier this year has been stolen during a cycle show in Birmingham, the British…

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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…