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Britain’s Lizzie Deignan returned to cycling at the Amstel Gold Race seven months after giving birth to her first child. The former world champion, 30, was racing with her new team Trek-Segafredo as Kasia Niewiadoma, 24, won the first of this year’s Ardennes Classics. The Polish Canyon-SRAM rider held off two-time time trial world champion
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Team Sky will race as Team Ineos for the first time earlier than planned at the Tour de Romandie in Switzerland. The new team were set to launch at the Tour de Yorkshire from 2-5 May. Under the rules of cycling’s governing body, the UCI, teams cannot compete in separate races under different names or
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Geraint Thomas says he is “on track” to challenge for a second straight Tour de France title this year. Thomas started his Tour preparations later than for last year’s win and said in February he would miss May’s Giro d’Italia to be “in the best shape possible” for July’s Tour. “I’d love to win it
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Colombian rider Jarlinson Pantano has been suspended by cycling’s world governing body after testing positive for a prohibited substance. The UCI says Pantano was notified of an adverse analytical finding of erythropoietin – a form of banned blood-boosting hormone EPO. It came from a sample collected during an out-of-competition test on 26 February. The 30-year-old
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Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert won the Paris-Roubaix to secure the fourth ‘monument’ title of his career. Former world champion Gilbert beat Germany’s Nils Politt in a sprint finish to win the 257km race in five hours 58 minutes two seconds. Gilbert’s compatriot and Deceuninck-Quick-Step team-mate Yves Lampaert finished third. The five monuments are cycling’s most prestigious
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Britain’s Adam Yates claimed his second runner-up spot in as many weeks at the Volta a Catalunya. The 26-year-old, who missed out by one second at the Tirreno-Adriatico, began the 143km final stage 14 seconds behind leader Miguel Angel Lopez. He finished seventh in Barcelona but remained the same distance behind the Colombian. A crash
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Britain’s Adam Yates remains 14 seconds behind leader Miguel Angel Lopez with a stage to go at the Volta a Catalunya. The 26-year-old, who claimed victory in stage three, finished in 14th place in Saturday’s 169km route. Australian Michael Matthews pipped Phil Bauhaus by a tyre’s width to win the stage as the top five
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Britain’s Adam Yates remains in second place at the Volta a Catalunya with two stages remaining. The general classification was unchanged after the 188.1km route from Puigcerda to Sant Cugat del Valles, Yates staying 14 seconds behind Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez. Germany’s Maximilian Schachmann won the flat fifth stage for BORA-Hansgrohe. Saturday’s penultimate stage is
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Britain’s Adam Yates remained in second place at the Volta a Catalunya after finishing fifth in stage four. The 26-year-old was 16 seconds behind Miguel Angel Lopez, whose surge to the line at the 150.3km stage in the Pyrenees earned him the overall lead. Yates trails the Colombian Astana Pro Team rider by 14 seconds
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Media playback is not supported on this device Two new national cycling champions will be crowned on Thursday – but neither of their bikes will move an inch. At least, not in the real world. British Cycling’s first ever National eRacing Championships are being held in London. The competitors will use the app Zwift to
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BBC Sport Wales looks at the first ever British Cycling eRacing Championships and finds out why the format is a “game changer” for the sport. That’s according to professional cyclist Jon Mould, who is hoping to become the country’s first eRacing champion on Thursday. British Cycling says ‘the sky is the limit’ for eRacing and
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