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Tribunal to hear claims former Team Sky doctor Freeman ordered testosterone

• Richard Freeman faces medical tribunal next month• General Medical Council alleges Freeman ordered banned drugThe former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman will face explosive claims that he obtained banned testosterone for an unname…

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Froome and Thomas to lead Team Sky challenge at Tour de France

• Both riders will skip Giro to put focus on the Tour de France• Froome wants fifth Tour title and Thomas wants ‘best result’Team Sky are set to go into what could be their final Tour de France with two leaders as four-time winner Chris Froome and defe…

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New sponsor must match Sky’s budget or team will not win, says Vaughters

• ‘Brailsford doesn’t know how to run a team on lower budget’• American says Sky’s decision to end backing can boost cyclingJonathan Vaughters, the general manager of Team Sky’s world tour rivals, EF Education First-Drapac, believes Sir Dave Brailsford…

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What now for Team Sky? Vultures will already be circling their top riders

Sir Dave Brailsford has six months to find a backer but cycling’s top team need big bucks and China may be the answerAs Team Sky’s sponsorship enters its final season after nine years at the peak of professional cycling one thing is certain: unless Sir…

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Team Sky’s legacy: titles and ambition tarnished by coldness and allegations | Richard Williams

The cycling team, who will lose Sky as a sponsor next year, raised the sport’s profile in Britain but also took it away from the humanity treasured by puristsEvery now and then, a new force enters a sport with an impact so crushing that it reshapes and…

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Team Sky’s legacy: titles and ambition tarnished by coldness and allegations | Richard Williams

The cycling team, who will lose Sky as a sponsor next year, raised the sport’s profile in Britain but also took it away from the humanity treasured by puristsEvery now and then, a new force enters a sport with an impact so crushing that it reshapes and…

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Team Sky will cease to exist as broadcaster pulls sponsorship

Decision will bring to an end ownership of Team Sky in 2019Brailsford says team may continue with a new partnerTeam Sky will cease to exist at the end of next year after Sky announced that it will finish its involvement in professional cycling at the e…

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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’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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Simon Yates would not have won Vuelta with Team Sky, says Bradley Wiggins

• Former Team Skyrider speaks out against previous employers• Wiggins: Yates deserves extra credit after Giro near missSir Bradley Wiggins has claimed Simon Yates would have not have achieved his historic Vuelta success had he chosen to pursue his care…

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Vuelta a España: Simon Yates set to complete British cycling grand slam

If the boy from Bury survives the final mountain stage in Andorra his success would achieve an unprecedented clean sweep by three different Britons in the 2018 seasonThe journey towards British domination of world cycling that began in Barcelona in the…

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Alejandro Valverde turns back clock to claim second stage of Vuelta

• 2009 winner beats Michal Kwiatkowski in uphill sprint• Team Sky’s Kwiatkowski takes leader’s red jerseyThe 2009 red jersey winner, Alejandro Valverde of Movistar, rolled back the years at the Vuelta a España on Sunday, beating Team Sky’s Michal Kwiat…

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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome to ride in Tour of Britain

• Froome set to appear in race for first time since 2009• Cardiff-born Thomas: ‘It starts in Wales which will be special’The Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next month. In a coup fo…

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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome to ride in Tour of Britain

• Froome set to appear in race for first time since 2009• Cardiff-born Thomas: ‘It starts in Wales which will be special’The Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next month. In a coup fo…

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Team Sky’s Gianni Moscon escapes sack over Tour de France incident

UCI gives Moscon five-week suspension for Gespert incidentTeam Sky ‘confident he has learnt from this episode’Gianni Moscon has been handed a five-week suspension from the UCI after he was thrown out of the Tour de France for trying to punch another ri…

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Team Sky cyclist Egan Bernal sustains serious facial trauma in crash

• Cyclist hospitalised after multi-rider crash in San Sebastian• Movistar’s Mikel Landa also required treatment after incidentEgan Bernal has sustained serious facial trauma after a crash during the closing stages of the Clasica San Sebastian. Related:…

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Tour de France: French media call for salary cap to curb Team Sky dominance

• Winner Geraint Thomas’s team have twice budget of Sunweb• Fans and public said to view Tour with ‘disillusioned anger’Geraint Thomas has been hailed as “Le Prince de Galles” and “Le cyclist next door” by French papers after winning his first Tour de …

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Team Sky’s riders who propelled Geraint Thomas to Tour de France win

A dedicated team effort helped propel the Welshman to the Tour title, with a mix of mountain grind, chasing tenacity as well as a potential glimpse of a future Grand Tour championSigned from Movistar, where he helped Nairo Quintana in the Tour de Franc…

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Geraint Thomas: Tour de France support has outshone negativity – video

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas says the fan support has outshone any negativity around the race following his Tour de France triumph over the weekend, saying he couldn’t believe how positive the reaction was towards his win, even ‘random people c…