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Victor Campenaerts sets new one-hour record to surpass Sir Bradley Wiggins

• Belgian rider covers 55.089 kilometres to beat mark set in 2015• Campenaerts ‘super-happy’ to seal place in record booksSir Bradley Wiggins’ one-hour UCI world record has been broken by Belgian cyclist Victor Campenaerts.The 27-year-old Lotto Soudal …

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Philippe Gilbert takes Paris-Roubaix glory after velodrome sprint

Belgian edges Nils Politt in final sprint after six hoursAnother Belgian rider, Yves Lampaert, comes home thirdVeteran Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert beat Germany’s Nils Politt right at the end of Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix race to win it for the first tim…

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Peter Kennaugh takes break from cycling ‘to rediscover happiness’

• Former Team Sky rider has mental health problems• Kennaugh has had ‘years of struggling on and off the bike’Peter Kennaugh is to take an indefinite break because of mental health problems. The 2012 Olympic gold medallist and former British champion i…

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Tour de France boss ‘feels sad’ for tourism chief in expenses row

Christian Prudhomme pays tribute to Sir Gary Verity, who has quit Welcome to YorkshireThe Tour de France director has paid tribute to Sir Gary Verity, the tourism boss who brought the race to Yorkshire but who resigned last month in an expenses scandal…

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‘I had a huge swelling’: why my life as a female cyclist led to vulva surgery

There needs to be serious, urgent research into better saddles for female cyclists, says Hannah Dines, who has endured years of pain and swelling caused by friction as she ridesThe plastic surgeon, in that particularly endearing way of surgeons, was tr…

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The Joy of Six: great moments in cycling’s Monuments | John Ashdown

From peak Merckx and Hinault’s recovery from canine calamity to Cooke’s Ronde romp, six of the most memorable ClassicsIt’s probably fair to say Bernard Hinault was not in the best of moods as he approached the final few kilometres of the 1981 Paris-Rou…

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Team Sky’s Ineos deal will prompt mixed emotions in the peloton | William Fotheringham

The team Brailsford built will continue and – while not everybody will like its backers – should remain as strong as everWith one bound, Sir Dave Brailsford is free. Confirmation that the team he has built over the last 10 years would continue has come…

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Team Sky to be renamed Team Ineos as takeover confirmed

• New team will debut at Tour de Yorkshire in early May• Dave Brailsford hails ‘hugely exciting new chapter’Team Sky will be renamed Team Ineos after confirmation that Britain’s richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, has agreed a deal to become the new owner….

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Team Sky set for takeover by Britain’s richest man, Sir Jim Ratcliffe

• Six-time Tour de France winners poised to confirm deal• New team will be named Ineos after Ratcliffe’s companyTeam Sky is poised to announce a takeover by Britain’s richest man in a deal that will maintain the six-time Tour de France winners’ positio…

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‘She had changed’: Did a concussion push Kelly Catlin to a breaking point?

The family of the Olympic cyclist believes a concussion rapidly sent a life of dizzyingly high achievement into a tragic tailspinKelly Catlin’s family spent time this week sifting through old photographs of her in action. As a girl it seemed like she t…

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Kelly Catlin: cycling world champion suffered concussion in months before suicide

Father said depression and burden of work contributed to deathSister pays tribute to ‘special person – kind, funny, empathetic’The sister of Kelly Catlin, the three-time cycling world champion who has died at the age of 23, says her sibling suffered a …

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USA’s Kelly Catlin, three-time cycling world champion, dies aged 23

American won silver in team pursuit at Rio OlympicsMinnesotan was also a talented artist and musicianOne of America’s finest and most remarkable cyclists, Kelly Catlin, has died at the age of 23, USA Cycling confirmed on Sunday.Catlin helped a dominant…

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned

• Freeman accused of purchasing testosterone for unnamed rider• Case will not now be heard until later this year at earliestThe medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he pu…

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Quick-Step team offer a different perspective on the soul of cycling | Richard Williams

Patrick Lefevere’s riders show that racing in the spring classics requires not just speed and power, but mental enduranceAs he watched his rider Bob Jungels cross the line at the end of Kuurne?Brussels?Kuurne on Sunday, becoming the first man from Luxe…

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Women’s cycling race ‘neutralised’ as lead rider catches men’s race – video

The women’s half of a major cycling race in Belgium has been stopped after Swiss cyclist Nicole Hanselmann caught up to the men’s race. There was a ten minute gap between the start of the men and women’s annual Omloop Het Nieuwsblad around the Flemish …

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Women’s cycling race forced to pause after lead rider catches men’s race

Nicole Hanselmann made up gap on male racersMen’s race had set off 10 minutes before womenA cycling race in Belgium was thrown into disarray when the leader of the women’s race, which set off 10 minutes after the men’s, almost caught up with her male c…

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Endurance cyclist Mike Hall’s death avoidable, says Australian coroner

Hope expressed that fatal collision near Canberra will be ‘catalyst for change’The death of a renowned British endurance cyclist who was hit by a car while competing in a 3,500-mile race across Australia was avoidable, a coroner has concluded.Mike Hall…

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Elinor Barker wins fourth world track cycling title in Poland

• 24-year-old from Cardiff takes gold in women’s scratch• Barker will return to track on Thursday for team pursuitElinor Barker struck gold in the women’s scratch race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Poland.The 24-year-old from Cardiff …