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Apr 25

Dani King considering Wales switch for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Olympic gold medallist Dani King could cycle for Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, having previously represented England.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39704623

Apr 24

Yoann Offredo: French cyclist ‘assaulted with baseball bat & box cutter’

French cyclist Yoann Offredo says he suffered a broken nose when he was assaulted with a baseball bat and box cutter while training.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39700361

Apr 23

Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Alejandro Valverde wins after tributes for Scarponi

Alejandro Valverde wins his fourth Liege-Bastogne-Liege as tributes are held in memory of Michele Scarponi, who died on Saturday.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39686593

Apr 22

Michele Scarponi, former Giro d’Italia winner, dies after collision with van

• Italian rider, 37, died after being struck by vehicle while training
• Team Astana: this is a tragedy too big to be written

The Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has died at the age of 37 after being struck by a van while training.

Scarponi had returned home to Filottrano in the province of Ancona, after finishing fourth during the Tour of the Alps in Trento on Friday afternoon. Team Astana announced the rider’s death in a statement on Saturday morning, saying it was a “tragedy too big to be written”.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/22/michele-scarponi-italian-cyclist-dies-collision-with-van-during-training

Apr 22

Former Giro champion Scarponi killed in crash

Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi dies aged 37 after being involved in a collision with a van during a training ride.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39677856

Apr 21

Thomas becomes first Briton to win Tour of the Alps

Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas wins the Tour of the Alps, becoming the first British rider to do so.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39659982

Apr 21

Baroness Thompson calls for athlete welfare improvements

Recommendations aimed at improving athletes’ welfare are published as part of a major independent report into British sport.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/39671017

Apr 21

BMX and track world champion Shanaze Reade retires from cycling

Multiple BMX and track world champion Shanaze Reade retires from competitive cycling.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39668534

Apr 20

Tour de France 2017: Simon Yates to contest race after missing 2016 event

Simon Yates will contest the 2017 Tour de France after missing last year’s event because of a failed drugs test.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39656255

Apr 20

British Cycling: Medical review after ‘mystery package’ for Sir Bradley Wiggins

British Cycling announces an independent review into its medical practices after it was criticised in an anti-doping investigation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39654790

Apr 20

External expert starts review into British Cycling’s medical practices

• National governing body acts after being criticised for lax record-keeping
• Dr Rod Jaques to deliver report on British Cycling in June

British Cycling has announced a review into its medical practices following the criticism it received as part of UK Anti-Doping’s investigation.

The national governing body and road racing off-shoot Team Sky were heavily criticised for lax record-keeping as the investigation focused on the contents of a package delivered to Team Sky in France at the end of the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné.

Related: ‘Mystery package’ doctor admits Team Sky had no medicines policy

Related: Ukad investigates claim that Team Sky breached ‘no needles’ policy

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/20/british-cycling-announce-review-medical-practices

Apr 19

Lizzie Deignan second to Anna van der Breggen in La Fleche Wallonne

Lizzie Deignan finishes second behind Anna van der Breggen for the second time in as many races at La Fleche Wallonne.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39648741

Apr 19

Geraint Thomas takes Tour of the Alps race lead after winning stage three

Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas takes the lead in the Tour of the Alps after winning Stage Three in Italy.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39624902

Apr 19

Elinor Barker: British Cycling ‘do good work’ says world champion

Olympic champion Elinor Barker praises under fire British Cycling following her victory at the Track Cycling World Championships

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/39638826

Apr 16

Lizzie Deignan finishes second to Anna van der Breggen in Amstel Gold Race

Briton Lizzie Deignan finishes second behind team-mate Anna van der Breggen in the Amstel Gold Race in the Netherlands.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/39613219

Apr 16

Elinor Barker gold cannot mask GB’s weak display at World Championships

• Barker wins third medal of championships after two silvers
• Great Britain team under par in sprint and team pursuit events

What with inquiries, allegations, leaks, Jiffy bags and a sense of crisis after crisis, the months after Rio have not been a typical post‑Olympic period for British Cycling, and the world championships during the past week were not typical fare either, in spite of a haul of five medals. These included a gold for Elinor Barker on Sunday in the points race, the second after Katie Archibald’s triumph earlier in the week in the omnium.

Related: Katie Archibald wins omnium gold at World Track Championships

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/apr/16/elinor-barker-track-cycling-world-championships-gold-medal

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