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Oct 17

Tour de France 2018 race route unveiled in Paris – video

The route for the 2018 Tour de France was presented in Paris on Tuesday with next year’s race taking the peloton over the Roubaix cobbles, to the Plateau des Glières on the Grand-Bornand and up the 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez. The 105th edition of the Tour…

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Oct 17

Tour de France 2018 will be a massive challenge – Froome

Chris Froome says the 2018 Tour de France will test every aspect of cycling despite having the race’s shortest route of the 21st century.

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Oct 17

Tour de France 2018 race route promises to be tough test for Chris Froome

• Route unveiled at Paris ceremony, where champion received Vélo d’Or award• Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin expected to mount stern challenge to FroomeChris Froome, the defending champion, can expect a stern challenge from the Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin in nex…

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Oct 16

Track star Archibald to join road racing team

Scotland’s World and Olympic track cycling champion Katie Archibald will join the road racing team Wiggle High5 in 2018.

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Oct 05

European Track Championships 2017: Olympians Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker head British team

Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker head up a British team containing five Olympic gold medallists for the European Track Championships in Berlin.

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Oct 05

It’s time for the government to get off Lance Armstrong’s back

As the federal government’s $100m lawsuit against the disgraced cyclist prepares to go to trial, it’s worth asking: what exactly is the point here?

At what point will society’s fury against Lance Armstrong be satisfied?

Will it be when Armstrong has to sell his remaining luxury items, including his houses in Aspen and Austin?

Related: Whatever your opinion on Lance Armstrong, liking his podcast is not a sin | Barry Glendenning

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Sep 29

Commonwealth Games 2022: Birmingham bid backed by Government

Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games is officially backed by the government.

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Sep 28

Mountain Bike Marathon returns to Isle of Man

National Mountain Bike Marathon to be held over a 100km loop of the Isle of Man countryside in 2018.

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Sep 28

Scott Davies: Welsh cyclist joins Dimension Data team

Welsh cyclist Scott Davies signs a two-year deal with UCI World Tour team Dimension Data.

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Sep 26

Jason Kenny refreshed and targeting Tokyo Olympics after almost quitting

• ‘After Rio, I’d pretty much made my decision to walk away from cycling’
• ‘I feel like I’m 18 and starting again,’ says six-times Olympic gold medallist

The six-times Olympic champion Jason Kenny plans to race on to the Tokyo 2020 Games after previously contemplating retirement. The 29-year-old Bolton rider won three gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics to take his tally to six gold and one silver, level with the British record holder and former team-mate Sir Chris Hoy.

Related: Peter Sagan times sprint to perfection to win third world title in a row

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Sep 26

Jason Kenny: Six-time Olympic gold medallist reverses private retirement

Britain’s six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan he secretly retired after Rio 2016 but has now reversed his decision.

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Sep 26

Jason Kenny: Six-time Olympic champion returns after secret retirement

Britain’s joint most-successful Olympian Jason Kenny reveals he secretly retired after Rio 2016 but has now reversed his decision.

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Sep 25

‘Cycling career caused my skin cancer’

Luis Herrera, the first South American to win a Grand Tour, says he has skin cancer caused by exposure to the sun during his career.

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Sep 24

Peter Sagan times sprint to perfection to win third world title in a row

• Sagan wins in photo finish from Norway’s Alexander Kristoff
• Slovakian is first to win three consecutive world crowns

Peter Sagan won his third world title in a row in a dramatic finish to the men’s road race at the World Championships in Norway.

The Slovakian had barely featured among the lead riders throughout the 267.5km race in Bergen. He was classified 80th approaching the final climb up Salmon Hill, but timed his ride to perfection as he held off the Norwegian Alexander Kristoff in a sprint finish to become the first man to win three consecutive world crowns.

Related: Giro d’Italia’s start in Israel provokes accusations of ‘sport-washing’

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Sep 24

World Road Championships 2017: Peter Sagan wins historic hat-trick in photo finish

Slovakia’s Peter Sagan makes history by becoming the first man to win three consecutive world road race titles with a photo-finish victory in Bergen.

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Sep 24

Sagan wins historic third world title in a row

Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three successive World Championships men’s road race titles with victory in Norway.

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