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Pain, sweat and smiles: World Sports Photography Awards 2021 – in pictures

With sport mothballed for the best part of the last 12 months, the awards criteria was extended to allow entries from across the past 25 years for any of the 26 categories. The competition is intended for professional and semi-professional sport photog…

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Pain, sweat and smiles: World Sports Photography Awards 2021 – in pictures

With sport mothballed for the best part of the last 12 months, the awards criteria was extended to allow entries from across the past 25 years for any of the 26 categories. The competition is intended for professional and semi-professional sport photog…

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Pain, sweat and smiles: World Sports Photography Awards 2021 – in pictures

With sport mothballed for the best part of the last 12 months, the awards criteria was extended to allow entries from across the past 25 years for any of the 26 categories. The competition is intended for professional and semi-professional sport photog…

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Pain, sweat and smiles: World Sports Photography Awards 2021 – in pictures

With sport mothballed for the best part of the last 12 months, the awards criteria was extended to allow entries from across the past 25 years for any of the 26 categories. The competition is intended for professional and semi-professional sport photog…

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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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Chris Froome: ‘There’s nothing holding me back from a fifth Tour win’

Exclusive: Cyclist on his career-threatening crash, doping in cycling and the hunger for a fifth Tour de France title with his new team, Israel Start-Up NationIt is almost 11pm when Chris Froome leans closer to the screen in his hotel room in Abu Dhabi…

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Dave Brailsford hits out at doubts over Tadej Pogacar Tour de France win

Roglic and Dumoulin comments ‘illogical and not very rational’Team Ineos head hopes team will be more adaptable this yearDave Brailsford has hit out at scepticism towards Tadej Pogacar’s victory in the Tour de France last year, describing comments made…

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Geraint Thomas will lead Ineos Grenadiers in 2021 Tour de France

2018 Tour champion supported by Tao Geoghegan HartTeam principal Dave Brailsford says route suits ThomasGeraint Thomas will lead the Ineos Grenadiers lineup at this year’s Tour de France, supported by the Giro d’Italia champion, Tao Geoghegan Hart, and…

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Cycling’s three grand tours have been different this year – much better

The Tour, Giro and Vuelta have been crazily unpredictable and brilliant fun this year. Even the lack of fans has been a bonusBy Gary Naylor for the Guardian Sport NetworkIf you are watching elite sport at the minute, you are watching it on television. …

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Nairo Quintana denies wrongdoing over alleged doping at Tour de France

Arkea-Samsic team under investigation after hotel raid‘I do not have anything to hide,’ says Colombian riderNairo Quintana has denied any wrongdoing and said no illegal substances were found during a search of his hotel room by authorities during the T…

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Climate of suspicion returns to Tour de France to dampen celebrations

Joy at the completion of this year’s delayed Tour has faded with news that Nairo Quintana’s team hotel had been searchedThe Tour de France peloton woke up with a hangover on Monday, not only from over-indulgence in the brasseries around the Champs Élys…

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Nairo Quintana’s Arkea-Samsic team under investigation over alleged doping at Tour

Colombian was reportedly interviewed by police on MondayTeam doctor and physio taken into custodyThe French-based Arkea-Samsic team, led by former Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España champion Nairo Quintana at this year’s Tour de France, is under prelimi…

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Mountains and masks: Tour de France 2020 – in pictures

After 21 stages of racing for 176 riders from 22 teams – over a distance of 3,483 km – this year’s Tour has come to an end in Paris. Here are some of our favourite images from the last three weeksThis year’s edition of the Tour de France was due to sta…

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Richie Porte ends years of Tour de France misfortune with podium finish | Kieran Pender

The Australian finally found redemption after a remarkable display of endurance en route to ParisLast Thursday, it seemed the curse on Richie Porte had returned for yet another year. With 27 kilometres remaining on the brutal 18th stage of the 2020 Tou…

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Richie Porte ends years of Tour de France misfortune with podium finish | Kieran Pender

The Australian finally found redemption after a remarkable display of endurance en route to ParisLast Thursday, it seemed the curse on Richie Porte had returned for yet another year. With 27 kilometres remaining on the brutal 18th stage of the 2020 Tou…

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Tadej Pogacar the toast of Slovenia after a surreal Tour de France

Masked team presentations in Nice, positive Covid-19 test for Tour director … it was a strange Tour but the winner looks like he is here to stay at the head of exciting young breed of cyclistsThe youngest winner of the Tour de France in a century rod…

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Tadej Pogacar seals Tour de France triumph as Bennett wins final stage

Irish green jersey winner won final stage in a sprintPogacar becomes Tour’s youngest winner since 1904Tadej Pogacar became the first Slovenian to win the Tour de France after he retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey in the 21st stage won by Sam B…

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Tour de France 2020: Pogacar set for victory on final stage into Paris – live!

Live updates as Tadej Pogacar closes in on glory in ParisRoglic and Pogacar an odd couple on Slovenia’s charge to gloryGet in touch! Email Simon or tweet him 5.37pm BST 27km to go: Edward Theuns goes down! He doesn’t stay down, and after a quick bike s…

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Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar an odd couple leading Slovenia’s charge to glory | William Fotheringham

Roglic came to cycling late after starting out as a ski jumper while precocious talent Pogacar has been steeped in the sportFrench headline writers love to adapt the sentence used on level crossings by the national rail company to warn that if the red …

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Tadej Pogacar set to win Tour de France after stunning Primoz Roglic

21-year-old Slovenian will be crowned in Paris on SundayUAE Team Emirates rider overturns 57sec deficit in time trialTadej Pogacar blew away Primoz Roglic’s hopes of Tour de France victory at the top of La Planche des Belles Filles in the Vosges to bec…