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Sep 20

Mark Cavendish & Peter Kennaugh: Manx duo link up for Six Day London event

Manx cyclists Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh will team up on the track for Six Day London.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/41331557

Sep 19

Road World Championships 2017: Tom Pidcock wins junior world time trial

Britain’s Tom Pidcock won gold in the junior men’s individual time trial at the Road World Championships in Norway.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/41326146

Sep 19

‘I’m sick of having excuses’ – Barker 19th in time trial

Elinor Barker says she is “sick of having excuses” after finishing 19th in the women’s time trial at the Road World Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/41324187

Sep 19

World Road Championships 2017: Annemiek van Vleuten claims world time trial gold

Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten wins the women’s time trial at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/41324871

Sep 19

Tom Pidcock wins junior world championship time trial in Bergen

• British 18-year-old enjoys his second global triumph of 2017
• Annemiek van Vleuten wins women’s time trial; Hannah Barnes fifth

The British teenager Tom Pidcock won his second world title of the year after taking the junior time trial world championship title in Bergen with a dominant performance.

Pidcock, who also took the world cyclo-cross crown this year, won the 21.1km event at the UCI road world championships in Norway in a time of 28min 02.15sec, pushing Italy’s Antonio Puppio into second by 12 seconds.

Related: Around the world in 78 days: British cyclist completes record-breaking ride

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/sep/19/cycling-team-gb-uci-road-championships-norway

Sep 19

Road World Championships 2017: Tom Pidcock wins junior world time trial

Team GB’s cyclo-cross champion Thomas Pidcock becomes a double world champion after winning gold in the junior men’s individual time trial at the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/41324869

Sep 19

British junior Dolan finishes time trial despite crash

Lauren Dolan completes the UCI Road World Championships junior women’s individual time trial despite suffering serious injuries.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/41321515

Sep 19

Road World Championships 2017: Chris Froome – time trial medal would be a bonus

Britain’s Chris Froome says a lack of training means he is “not banking on any result” in Wednesday’s individual time trial at the World Championships.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/41320095

Sep 19

Giro d’Italia 2018: Israel to host start with stage in Jerusalem

The opening Grand Tour of the 2018 season will start outside Europe for the first time with three stages taking place in Israel.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/41322413

Sep 19

Chris Froome: Any result at World Road Champs will be a ‘bonus’

Chris Froome admits any result at the World Road Championship time trials will be a ‘bonus’ after winning two Grand Tours during the summer.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/41322025

Sep 19

Barker excited by World Road Championships

Elinor Barker tells BBC Sport about her hopes for the UCI World Road Championships, discusses switching teams and the Commonwealth Games.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/41318025

Sep 18

Around the world in 78 days: British cyclist completes record-breaking ride

Mark Beaumont greeted by family and friends in Paris after pedalling for 16 hours a day through 16 countriesA British endurance athlete has broken the record for travelling around the world by bike, arriving back in Paris on Monday 78 days, 14 hours an…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/sep/18/around-the-world-in-78-days-british-cyclist-mark-beaumont-completes-record-breaking-ride

Sep 18

Cyclist Mark Beaumont breaks around the world record

The 34-year-old took just 79 days to complete the 18,000-mile route – breaking the record by 44 days.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-41308524

Sep 17

World Road Cycling Championships: Team Sky third in team trial

Team Sky are third in the team trial at the World Road Cycling Championships in Norway as Team Sunweb win the men’s and women’s double.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/41301396

Sep 17

Brighton cycling project tackling social isolation

Cycling without Age is a new initiative which aims to get elderly people socialising.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-41298444

Sep 16

Anquetil, Alone by Paul Fournel review – no one ever looked as good on a bike

A delightful evocation of the first man to win the Tour de France five times, and of the author’s childhood infatuation with him

No one ever looked as good on a bicycle as Jacques Anquetil. The first man to win the Tour de France five times – in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964 – seemed to have been manufactured in the same factory as the machines he rode, every ounce of superfluous weight pared away, streamlined to perfection and running on frictionless bearings. Frozen in motion by the still camera, he revealed an aesthetic perfection that would have brought a light to any sculptor’s eye.

On the first page of his slender memoir of devotion, Paul Fournel captures his subject’s essence: “Anquetil pedalled blond, with supple ankles; he pedalled on points, back bent, arms at right angles, head straining forwards … He was made to be seen alone on the road, silhouetted against the blue sky; nothing about him suggested the peloton, the crowd and the strength of being united. He was cycling beauty out on its own.”

I don’t, have never, and will never love the bike

With this little masterpiece, the coolest and most enigmatic of champions is given the biography he deserves

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/16/anquetil-alone-by-paul-fournel-review

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