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Road World Championships: Lauren Dolan finishes race despite crash

Team GB’s Lauren Dolan rode approximately 8km to the finish after the crash UCI Road World Championships 2017 Host: Bergen, Norway Dates: 17-24 September Coverage: Live coverage of the elite men’s and women’s time trials and road races on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, BBC Sport website & app – full broadcast schedule here Britain’s Lauren Dolan completed the junior women’s individual time trial at the Road World Championships despite sustaining a serious leg injury in a crash. Dolan was at the midway point of the 16.1km course…

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

GB’s 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. The 18-year-old becomes a double world champion having taken the World Cyclo-cross title earlier this year. Pidcock rode the 21.1km course in 28 minutes 2.15 seconds in Bergen – 11 seconds faster than his nearest rival. Italy’s Antonio Puppio won the silver medal with Filip Maciejuk of Poland taking bronze, while fellow Briton Fred Wright finished in 19th. In the junior women’s race, Britain’s…

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

Any result at World Road Champs Time Trials will be a ‘bonus’ – Froome UCI World Road Championships 2017 Host: Bergen, Norway Dates: 17-24 September Coverage: Live coverage of the elite men’s and women’s time trials and road races on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, BBC Sport website & app. Men’s time trial, Weds 20 Sep: 12:00-17:30 – BBC Red Button and online; 14:30-16:45 – BBC Two – full broadcast schedule here Chris Froome goes into Wednesday’s time trial at the World Championships with limited expectations after conceding…

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Cyclist Mark Beaumont breaks around the world record

Image copyright Mark Beaumont Mark Beaumont has broken the world record for cycling around the world – by 44 days. The 34-year-old, from Perthshire, arrived in Paris one day ahead of schedule having cycled the 18,000-mile route in 79 days. He set a new world record of 194 days in 2008. Since then it has been broken by other riders, with the previous record set at 123 days. To achieve his goal, Mark needed to cycle an average 240 miles a day. He was on his bike for more than…

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World Road Cycling Championships: Team Sky third in team trial

Chris Froome (centre) is only is the third man to complete the Tour de France-Vuelta double in the same year Chris Froome’s Team Sky finished third in the opening team trial at the World Road Cycling Championships in Norway. Team Sunweb achieved the men’s and women’s double on day one in Bergen. Featuring Giro d’Italia champion Tom Dumoulin, the German outfit clocked 47 minutes 50.42 seconds on the 42.5km course to beat 2014 and 2015 champions BMC by 8.29 seconds. Tour de France and Vuelta winner Froome races in Wednesday’s…

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Brighton cycling project tackling social isolation

There are two million over-75s who live alone in the UK, most of them women. That’s a lot of people who might not be getting enough of the social interaction we know is so good for us, but the question is how to reach those people who live alone. In Brighton, a new idea is tackling this problem – and it’s as easy as riding a bike. You can see more on Inside Out South at 19:30 BST on Monday evening. Source link

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Pat McQuaid lobbying against me, says UCI president Brian Cookson

Brian Cookson, left, is being challenged in the UCI presidential election by David Lappartient The head of cycling’s world governing body has expressed “grave concern” that his predecessor is “actively lobbying” against him. The sport’s most powerful figure – Briton Brian Cookson – is being challenged by Frenchman David Lappartient in next week’s UCI presidential election. Cookson says he has been shown “proof” the man he deposed in 2013, Pat McQuaid, is trying to influence the vote. In an increasingly bitter fight, Cookson also said Lappartient would take the UCI…

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Geoff Thomas finishes Grand Tours for fellow patients

In 2003, former England footballer Geoff Thomas was given three months to live after being diagnosed with leukaemia. Fourteen years later, he and three other cyclists have become the first amateur team to ride all three of the Grand Tours consecutively. The challenge has seen them pedal more than 6,000 miles in aid of the charity Cure Leukaemia. Geoff told BBC Radio 5 live it was “gruelling” but he found the strength to carry on by thinking of the other patients he had met during his treatment. “If I can’t…

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Road World Championships: GB’s Steve Cummings pulls out of time trial

Steve Cummings rode the Grands Prix de Quebec and Montreal over the weekend on his return from a back injury UCI Road World Championships 2017 Host: Bergen, Norway Dates: 17-24 September Coverage: Live coverage of the elite men’s and women’s time trials and road races on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, BBC Sport website & app – full broadcast schedule here Great Britain’s Steve Cummings has withdrawn from the individual time trial at the Road World Championships in Norway this week. The national time trial and road race…

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Giro d’Italia: Welsh Government in talks host stage of Grand Tour cycling race

Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin of the Sunweb Team won the 2017 Giro d’Italia Wales could host a Giro d’Italia stage after “positive discussions” between the Welsh Government and owners RCS. Representatives from RCS attended the Tour of Britain finale in Cardiff last weekend, as part of early negotiations. A Welsh Government spokesperson told BBC Sport Wales: “We are continuing the very positive discussions with RCS about hosting the Giro d’Italia. “This visit was an excellent opportunity to showcase Wales, to start building relationships.” The Welsh Government has long been keen…

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