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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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Tour of Britain 2017: Fernando Gaviria wins stage four as Elia Viviani leads overall

Gaviria (second from right) held on in a thrilling finish Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria edged out Team Sky’s Elia Viviani in a tight finish to stage four of the Tour of Britain in Newark-on-Trent. Gaviria, riding for the Quick Step Floors team, was part of a peloton which caught a breakaway group with 3km of the 175km stage remaining. He held on with Viviani and Alexander Kristoff applying intense pressure. Viviani now overtakes overnight leader Caleb Ewan in the overall standings with four stages to go. Australia’s Ewan, who rides for…

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Tour of Britain 2017: Caleb Ewan reclaims the overall lead with his second stage victory

Ewan, 23, takes the green jersey for the best overall rider he first earned after stage one Australia’s Caleb Ewan reclaimed the overall lead at the Tour of Britain as he sealed his second stage victory of the race so far. In a repeat of stage one’s outcome, Ewan beat Team Dimension Data’s Edvald Boasson Hagen into second in a sprint. Alexander Kristoff was third on stage three’s 178km ride from Normanby Hall Country Park to Scunthorpe. Orica-Scott rider Ewan is now six seconds clear of Team Sky’s Elia Viviani,…

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Tour of Britain 2017: Elia Viviani wins after Edvald Boasson Hagen is punished

Elia Viviani has now won five stages at the Tour of Britain during his career Team Sky’s Elia Viviani won stage two of the Tour of Britain after Edvald Boasson Hagen was stripped of victory in a controversial finish in Fylde. The Norwegian veered to his left in a sprint finish, blocking Viviani’s line. He was in the race leader’s green jersey before being punished and, though he receives the same time as Viviani, he drops to third, with the Italian taking a four-second lead. “I know that I closed…

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Tour of Britain 2017: Caleb Ewan sprints to victory on opening stage

Caleb Ewan won the final stage of last year’s Tour of Britain in London Caleb Ewan sprinted to victory on the opening stage of the 2017 Tour of Britain, taking the overall leader’s green jersey in the process. The 23-year-old Australian Orica-Scott rider just edged out Dimension Data’s Edvald Boasson Hagen on the line, with Team Sky’s Elia Viviani in third. Mark Cavendish was competing for the first time since breaking his shoulder blade at the Tour de France in July. He lost seven and a half minutes on the…

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Vuelta a Espana 2017: Warren Barguil ejected by Team Sunweb

Barguil won stages 13 and 18 of the Tour de France on his way to winning the polka dot jersey Tour de France King of the Mountains winner Warren Barguil has been thrown out of the Vuelta a Espana by his team for refusing to obey orders. The Frenchman, 13th after seven stages, was one place ahead of Team Sunweb’s designated team leader Wilco Kelderman. Dutchman Kelderman lost 17 seconds on Friday’s stage after he had a puncture and Barguil failed to help him. Team Sunweb said they had “no…

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Vuelta a Espana 2017: Why Chris Froome starts the race as favourite

Britain has three contenders for the overall title in Simon Yates (second left), Adam Yates (centre) and Chris Froome (third right) Chris Froome heads into the Vuelta a Espana looking to create more history by becoming the first British winner of the three-week race. The four-time Tour de France winner made his breakthrough when finishing second in 2011’s race to equal the then-best finish by a British rider in a Grand Tour. Will he go one better this year and become the third man to complete the Tour-Vuelta double in…

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Special Olympics 2017: How cycling changed the life of Kiera Byland

When she was young, Kiera Byland found life difficult – symptoms of autism and dyspraxia meant it was difficult for her to make friends. But one day she joined a cycling club and everything changed… Kiera can stand in front of 500 people and talk openly and honestly about what sport has done for her motivation and confidence. Kiera is competing for Great Britain in the Special Olympics 10km time trial in Sheffield on Wednesday, 9 August. You can keep up with news from the games on Twitter. Inspired by…

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