William Fotheringham

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Feb 20

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…

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Jan 15

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…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/15/romain-bardet-swift-end-chris-froome-case

Dec 16

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

Nov 18

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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Nov 18

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…

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Nov 09

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…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/nov/09/team-kgf-amateur-track-cyclists-world-cup

Sep 22

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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