William Fotheringham

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Inquiry starts into Michael Goolaerts’ death after Paris-Roubaix crash

• Belgian died in hospital following a heart attack• Widespread tributes paid to 23-year-old riderAs the cycling world mourned the loss of the young Belgian professional Michael Goolaerts, who died late on Sunday night after suffering a heart attack du…

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Mark Cavendish targets California return after breaking ribs

The 32-year-old is getting back in the saddle after a series of dramatic spills and has his sights on returning to racing in MayMark Cavendish, who has his eyes on a 31st stage win in the Tour de France, is hoping to return to racing for the Amgen Tour…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/01/mark-cavendish-targets-california-return-after-breaking-ribs

What crisis-ridden Team Sky must do to restore their shredded credibility

In the wake of the devastating DCMS report, Dave Brailsford has to go and Chris Froome needs to stop racing until he clears his nameIt might seem incongruous given recent events but late in 2012 Dave Brailsford took soundings among journalists as he so…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/11/team-sky-chris-froome-dave-brailsford-report-crisis

TUEs may have been the tip of an iceberg at Team Sky | William Fotheringham

Government inquiry’s conclusions are depressing but in the long term they should, in this atmosphere, lead to changeThe last 20 years in cycling have shown that it is bodies outside the sport that make the biggest strides in anti-doping, exposing the m…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/05/team-sky-dcms-report-bradley-wiggins

Six world track medals bode well for Great Britain’s Olympic hopes

Team boosted by performance in Apeldoorn finals as Laura and Jason Kenny have encouraging returns to competitionThe Great Britain cycling team has had its moments on the velodrome in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn, which is where Laura Kenny, née Trott, m…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/04/world-championships-medals-great-britain

Laura and Jason Kenny return from cycling hiatus with baby on board

Cycling’s most famous couple are back in pursuit of medals at the world track championships in the Netherlands, complete with baby son AlbertThe return of the Kennys has the ring of a western or a reality television series about it, but for the Great B…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/27/laura-and-jason-kenny-back-at-the-world-track-championships

Chris Froome could miss world road race championship if drug case drags on

• Great Britain cycling performance director admits concern• Stephen Parks: ‘Hopefully it will all be done and dusted by then’The Great Britain cycling performance director, Stephen Parks, is concerned that if Chris Froome’s salbutamol case drags on wi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/20/chris-froome-world-road-race-championship-drug-case-salbutamol

French cyclist Romain Bardet calls for swift end to Chris Froome case

• Bardet wants Froome asthma case resolved before Tour de France• Frenchman says ‘cycling would make no sense’ if Froome rides onThe third finisher in the 2017 Tour de France, Romain Bardet, has said that, if Chris Froome’s adverse analytical finding f…

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Chris Froome buried under Team Sky’s cumulative baggage of allegations | William Fotheringham

Whether Froome is cleared or banned over Vuelta a España doping test, Team Sky credibility has plunged such depths the court of public opinion is already making its own judgmentIt is more than 23 years since the curious case of Miguel Induráin, the the…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/dec/16/chris-froome-buried--under-team-sky-baggage-credicility-cycling

Team Sky slow to see the light after Jiffy bag tale’s dark corners | William Fotheringham

Little sign of the hoped-for spirit of openness can been seen following British Cycling’s plunge into notorietyThere was always a more than even chance that the affair nicknamed Jiffy bag-gate would never arrive at a definitive ending. The investigatin…

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Shane Sutton defends Bradley Wiggins’s use of TUEs for ‘marginal gains’

• Coach defends tactic of using TUEs within the rules in BBC documentary• ‘You definitely don’t cross the line and that’s something we’ve never done’Sir Bradley Wiggins’s former coach Shane Sutton has told a BBC documentary that he regarded therapeutic…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/18/shane-sutton-bradley-wiggins-tues

Meet Team KGF – the amateur cyclists out to make it big by taking on the world

They glue on their own tyres and book their our own flights but Charlie Tanfield, Jacob Tipper, Dan Bigham and Jonathan Wale have set their sights high and are using the World Cup in a novel way to get noticedTo outsiders, the Great Britain team resemb…

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Lizzie Deignan: ‘I don’t want to let the sickness I’ve had get the better of me’

Less than a month after being taken to hospital to have her appendix removed, Lizzie Deignan is determined to ride on and take another tilt at the world road title she won two years ago

Lizzie Deignan is an athlete who thrives on controlling every factor she can, but in Saturday’s world championship road race she will be trusting to “emotion, passion” and the random form that can turn an athlete’s bad day into a good one and vice versa. “I hope I can deliver with those. Normally I’m confident and cool, but I’m not sure about this one.”

With good reason. It is just over three weeks since the 2015 world champion was taken into hospital in the Netherlands to have her appendix removed. The organ was so close to rupturing that when she asked the doctor if she could call her husband Philip to tell him she was going into theatre, she was refused that privilege. “They just said we’re going now. It was pretty fast.”

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