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Giro d’Italia 2018: final stage – live!

Updates as the race reaches its final destinationEmail Nick here or tweet him here, if you fancyFroome set for Giro glory despite being spat at 3.48pm BST 94km to go: Now Viviani, who we expected to be sprinting later, is in lengthy conversation with F…

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A moment of pure sporting magic from Chris Froome | Kenan Malik

His electrifying breakaway performance in the Giro d’Italia stunned the worldThis was sport at its rawest, most thrilling, visceral best. For months, British cyclist Chris Froome has been battling for his reputation. His team, Sky, faces opprobrium for…

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Froome set for historic Giro victory after holding off nearest rival Dumoulin

Chris Froome is set for a historic Giro d’Italia victory as he leads by 46 seconds with just the procession into Rome to come.

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Chris Froome set for Giro d’Italia glory despite being spat at by fan

• Team Sky rider adds to his lead on penultimate stage• Victory in Rome would give him all three Grand ToursChris Froome was spat at by a spectator on the penultimate stage of the Giro d’Italia shortly before he all-but confirmed his place in history b…

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Simon Yates shows guts to suggest future glory despite Giro collapse | William Fotheringham

The Briton’s breakdown raises questions of his team’s strategy but was a reminder that participants are human after allIt will come as little comfort to Simon Yates after losing the pink jersey of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, but he is not alone in his…

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Giro d’Italia 2018: Froome holds off Dumoulin and set to win race – as it happened

Chris Froome is set to win his third consecutive Grand Tour after holding off his rivals on stage 20 4.06pm BST Here you go, including news that Froome was spat at during the stage. Thanks for all your company today, we’ll be back for the final stage i…

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Tour of Britain 2018 to start in Carmarthenshire and finish in Newport

The opening stage of the 2018 Tour of Britain will begin in south Wales this year.

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Chris Froome grabs Giro d’Italia lead with extraordinary solo salvo

• Remarkable breakaway catapults Briton to the front• Simon Yates falls out of contention amid stage dramaOn one of the most extraordinary days in Giro d’Italia history Chris Froome produced a performance that ripped the breath away, obliterating his r…

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Froome powers to brilliant stage win to take lead in Giro

Britain’s Chris Froome launches a devastating attack to win stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia and take the overall lead.

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Callum Skinner: Drugs cheats should face harsher punishments

Olympic champion Callum Skinner has called for harsher punishments for athletes caught doping to help rid sport of cheats.

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Giro d’Italia: Froome wins stunning stage 19 to take pink jersey – as it happened

On one of the most extraordinary days in Giro d’Italia history, Chris Froome produced a performance that ripped the breath away and put him in the maglia rosa with just two stages remainingFroome’s solo salvo lands pink jersey on extraordinary stageSig…

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Simon Yates has Giro d’Italia lead halved by Tom Dumoulin’s late burst

• Dutch rider reduces Briton’s advantage to only 28 seconds• Under pressure Briton says: ‘I was just a little bit tired’“It’s a good question,” said Simon Yates, his words unusually hesitant and imbued with apparent self-doubt. “I don’t know. I hope no…

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Yates’ Giro lead halved as Schachmann wins stage 18

Britain’s Simon Yates has his overall lead cut in half after a dramatic day at the Giro d’Italia.

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Giro d’Italia 2018: Simon Yates has pink jersey lead cut in half – as it happened

Attack on the final climb from Tom Dumoulin slashes British leader’s advantage after Germany’s Max Schachmann win stage 5.04pm BST Yates cracked for the first time and it was worrying to hear that he didn’t “have great legs” on that final climb. Tomorr…

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GB name squad for BMX World Championships

British Cycling announce a nine-strong team to represent Great Britain at next month’s UCI BMX World Championships in Azerbaijan.

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Simon Yates: Who is the Briton on course to make history at the Giro d’Italia?

A British rider is well placed to be the first from his country to win the Giro d’Italia – one of the world’s great cycling races – but beyond the sport’s fans, he is hardly a household name.

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