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British Cycling and UK Athletics turn to furlough as Covid-19 hits income

Ninety British Cycling staff will be furloughed in April and MayUKA to streamline head office with events under threatTwo of Britain’s biggest Olympic sports have become the latest to announce plans to furlough staff because of the coronavirus crisis. …

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Working from home: athletes find inventive ways to train – in pictures

Around the world, athletes are working on new ways to stay fit at home during the coronavirus lockdown Continue reading…

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Cycling quiz: how much do you know about the Giro d’Italia?

With this year’s race delayed, here are 15 questions to keep you entertained. Warning: some of them are pretty trickyMore quizzes: Tour de France, Six Nations, football assistsWho won last year’s Giro d’Italia?Vincenzo Nibali Richard CarapazChris Froom…

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‘What an idiot!’ Triathlete out of virtual race after husband trips over power cord

Mirinda Carfrae cycling in Ironman challengeHusband Tim O’Donnell cuts bike’s connectionThe Australian triathlete Mirinda Carfrae lost out in a virtual race after her husband tripped and disconnected the power cable of her smart bike.Carfrae, a former …

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Triathlete’s virtual race ended after husband pulls out plug – video report

Australian triathlete Mirinda Carfrae lost out in a virtual race after her husband tripped over and disconnected the electrical cord of her smart bike. Carfrae, a former triathlon world champion, was competing in the inaugural Ironman VR Pro Challenge …

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Tour de France in doubt after UCI announce racing suspension until June

Riders must resume training in April to keep 27 June start dateTour: ‘most important thing by far is the fight against pandemic’Doubts continue to grow around this year’s Tour de France after the UCI announced it was extending the suspension of all cyc…

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Tour de France quiz: how much do you know about cycling’s greatest race?

The organisers are hoping the race will still take place this year. How well do you recall previous races?More quizzes: sliding doors, globetrotters, stadiums and keepersWhat distance was the longest stage in Tour de France history?182km 282km 382km 48…

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Tour de France quiz: how much do you know about cycling’s greatest race?

The organisers are hoping the race will still take place this year. How well do you recall previous races?More quizzes: sliding doors, globetrotters, stadiums and keepersWhat distance was the longest stage in Tour de France history?182km 282km 382km 48…

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Tour de France could be staged this summer without any spectators

Sports minister exploring ways of scaling event downDecision on go ahead likely to be made by 1 MayProfessional cycling reacted with a mix of cautious optimism and scepticism after the French sports minister, Roxana M?r?cineau, confirmed that together …

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Max Schachmann triumphs at Paris-Nice as Nairo Quintana takes final stage

• German youngster wins overall race by 18 seconds• Shortened race ends without fans amid coronavirus outbreakGerman cyclist Max Schachmann, of BORA-hansgrohe, sealed overall victory in Paris-Nice on Saturday as Colombian Nairo Quintana won the seventh…

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Cycling and golf events cancelled as coronavirus continues to hit sport

Tirrenno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo, Tour of Sicily postponedKenya Open and Royal’s Cup 2020 also suspendedCycling authorities have postponed this month’s Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo races because of the coronavirus outbreak. The move, which wi…

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Cycling and golf events cancelled as coronavirus continues to hit sport

Tirrenno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo, Tour of Sicily postponedKenya Open and Royal’s Cup 2020 also suspendedCycling authorities have postponed this month’s Tirreno-Adriatico and Milan-San Remo races because of the coronavirus outbreak. The move, which wi…

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The best images of sport around Europe this week – in pictures

As part of the This is Europe series, a look at some of our favourite sporting images from recent days Continue reading…

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Italy’s Serie A considering matches behind closed doors due to coronavirus

‘We are heading towards that decision’, says Italian FAThree Italian cycling races under threat as problems mountItalian football authorities look set to order Serie A to play matches behind closed doors as the country struggles to control the coronavi…

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Nicolas Portal, Team Ineos sporting director, dies of heart attack

The Frenchman, 40, died at home in AndorraPortal suffered cardiac arrhythmia during careerChris Froome has led the tributes to Nicolas Portal after the sporting director at Team Ineos died on Tuesrday aged just 40.The Frenchman, a former cyclist who ro…

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Bikes and bruises: 2020 Track Cycling World Championships – in pictures

As the riders head home after the Berlin tournament, we take a look back at some of our favourite images from five days of exciting, high-speed racing Continue reading…

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Chris Froome among cyclists cleared to leave UAE after coronavirus scare

Riders quarantined since UAE Tour cancelled on ThursdayMichael Morkov cleared to race at track worlds in BerlinChris Froome and his Team Ineos colleagues are among those who have now been allowed to leave their hotel and travel home from the UAE Tour.O…

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‘We were in coronavirus lockdown’: my life in quarantine at the UAE Tour

Cycling journalist Sophie Smith describes the experience of being held in quarantine in an Abu Dhabi hotelWhen we arrived in Dubai a week ago to cover the UAE Tour there was a heightened awareness of coronavirus; the airports looked a little emptier an…

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‘We were in coronavirus lockdown’: my life in quarantine at the UAE Tour

Cycling journalist Sophie Smith describes the experience of being held in quarantine in an Abu Dhabi hotelWhen we arrived in Dubai a week ago to cover the UAE Tour there was a heightened awareness of coronavirus; the airports looked a little emptier an…

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UCI stands by decision to halt UAE Tour over coronavirus uncertainty

Denmark’s Michael Morkov in solitary confinementFroome and Cavendish among riders tested for coronavirusCycling’s governing body is monitoring developments in Abu Dhabi and Berlin after Chris Froome was among those tested for the coronavirus, while Fer…