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Lizzie Deignan will lead Trek’s new professional women’s cycling team

• ‘Historic’ team to launch in 2019 with roster of a dozen riders• Former world champion to resume training in DecemberLizzie Deignan will lead a new professional women’s team in 2019 backed by the current men’s World Tour sponsor, Trek. The former wor…

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Bradley Wiggins stirs pot with warning of leadership battle in Team Sky

• ‘It will be difficult if Geraint Thomas takes yellow jersey’• Wiggins fell out with Chris Froome when he won 2012 TourThe Tour de France arrived at the foot of the Alps after the long transfer from Roubaix yet continued dishing the dirt, on and off t…

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Lizzie Deignan joins new Trek women’s team for the 2019 season

Britain’s Lizzie Deignan will join the new Trek Factory Racing team when she returns to racing next season.

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Tour de France: Chris Froome offers Geraint Thomas yellow jersey nod

Tour de France 2012 winner Sir Bradley Wiggins says the joint Team Sky leadership of Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome is ‘dangerous’.

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Mark Cavendish battles time in bid for Eddy Merckx’s Tour stage wins record | Richard Williams

The signs have not been promising for one of the most remarkable British sporting figures of our life as he misses out for another year in his pursuit of the legendary BelgianAs he made it to the finish line in Roubaix on Sunday, the 52nd rider to come…

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Tour de France 2018: Why is there no women’s equivalent?

The world’s top female riders will race in La Course on Tuesday but there is no women’s Tour de France. Will there be any time soon?

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Richie Porte: another year, another mishap for cycling’s unluckiest man | Kieran Pender

The Australian is 33 and the march of time will soon pose an insurmountable obstacle to his Tour de France aspirationsIn 2014, it was pneumonia. In 2016, it was an untimely puncture. In 2017, it was a horror crash at 70kph on a steep descent. On Sunday…

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Landmark win for Australian women’s cycling team in Giro Rosa

Mitchelton-Scott celebrate most prestigious victory on road tour calendar Dutch star van Vleuten claimed overall titleAustralian Amanda Spratt finished third overallAustralian team Mitchelton-Scott are celebrating victory in the most prestigious race o…

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Giro Rosa 2018: Annemiek van Vleuten secures title with third stage win

Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten secures her first Giro Rosa title with victory in the final stage, her third win of the race.

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Degenkolb wins stage nine as Froome crashes but finishes in pack

Germany’s John Degenkolb wins the ninth stage of the Tour de France as Richie Porte crashes out of the race.

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Chaos on the cobbles as Degenkolb wins Tour de France stage nine in Roubaix

• Greg Van Avermaet extends lead after finishing second• Froome: ‘It was a brutal stage, just brutal’The stars fell like ninepins on the cobbles of the Hell of the North, as the Tour de France finally exploded into life on the ruptured roads leading fr…

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Tour de France: Degenkolb wins stage nine after wild ride to Roubaix – as it happened

John Degenkolb won the stage and Greg van Avermaet extended his overall lead after a brutal race over the cobbles that saw Richie Porte abandon the race as Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas crashed 3.47pm BST Time to wrap up here – thanks for joining me …

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Richie Porte out of Tour de France after crash on stage nine

Porte crashed after 10km of stage nineThe Australian rider was taken to hospital Australian Richie Porte has pulled out of the Tour de France after damaging his shoulder in a crash 10 kilometres into the ninth stage, a 156.5-km ride from Arras on Sund…

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Geraint Thomas needs staying power to become Grand Tour champion

The Welshman, who could usurp Chris Froome as Team Sky’s No 1 during the current Tour de France, must prove he has the stamina to stay in contention for three weeksFrom the moment Geraint Thomas signed a contract extension for 2018 with Team Sky specul…

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Tour de France diary: Rowe’s rage, Stella showers and Brailsford for mayor

Our correspondent sees Luke Rowe turn eco warrior and Dave Brailsford’s war of words with David Lappartient escalateOn another baking hot morning in the Vendee, we head out into the lanes for the start of Stage 2. At the Team Sky bus, Dave Brailsford i…

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Dylan Groenewegen sprints to back-to-back Tour de France stage wins

• Dutchman follows up Friday’s win with victory in Amiens• Greg van Avermaet stays in yellow, Dan Martin loses timeThe sprint stages in the Tour de France this year are quickly dwindling and, in the frantic finish to stage eight to Amiens, the desperat…

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