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Elinor Barker: Olympic track champion ‘gambling’ at World Road Race Championships

Elinor Barker was crowned the Junior Time Trial world champion in 2012 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 – full broadcast schedule here Welsh cyclist Elinor Barker is preparing to “gamble” by riding in two events at the Road World Championships in Norway this month. The 23-year-old won gold and two silvers at the World Track Championships in…

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Jack Bobridge: Olympic cyclist accused of selling drugs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jack Bobridge celebrates a silver medal at the Track Cycling World Championships in 2015 A two-time Olympic medal-winning cyclist, Jack Bobridge, has been accused of dealing drugs in his native Australia. Mr Bobridge, 28, was arrested in Perth on Wednesday on five charges of selling and supplying MDMA, including two of a trafficable quantity, police said. He was granted bail on Thursday and will face court again next month. Mr Bobridge retired from cycling last year because of rheumatoid arthritis after a career filled…

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Olympic champion Katie Archibald hoping for more solo outings

Olympic champion Katie Archibald hoping for more solo outings Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald wants more opportunities to compete as an individual track cyclist after solo success at the World Championships. The Scot won gold in the omnium in Hong Kong earlier this year, after landing the individual spot because defending champion Laura Kenny was pregnant. However, the 23-year-old admits she is not guaranteed further chances to compete on her own. “It was pretty huge and I’m hoping to build on that,” she told BBC Scotland. “I’ve had a good…

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Stephen Wooldridge: Australian Olympic champion dies aged 39

Stephen Wooldridge (second from left) won four world titles in the team pursuit Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, an Olympic and world champion, has died aged 39. Wooldridge won team pursuit gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and four world titles between 2002 and 2006. He held a number of administrative roles in the sport after his retirement. “Our thoughts are with Stephen’s family and friends during this very difficult time,” said Cycling Australia chief executive Nick Green. “Steve will be remembered by so many for not only his success in…

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Sir Bradley Wiggins: Olympic cycling champion planning rowing career

Wiggins first raised the idea of switching to rowing in his November 2012 autobiography Five-time Olympic cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins is aiming for the Tokyo 2020 Games – as a rower. Wiggins, 37, plans to compete at the British Indoor Rowing Championships in London in December, and says his “numbers are quite good”. The 2012 Tour de France winner, who retired from cycling in December 2016, is hoping to compete at a sixth Olympic Games at the age of 40. “I might be being a bit delusional but the…

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Elinor Barker: Olympic gold medallist fifth after high-speed puncture

Elinor Barker’s younger sister Megan is also a cyclist Olympic gold medallist Elinor Barker finished fifth in the time trial at the National Road Championships after suffering a puncture at high speed. Barker made the switch from the track to the roads for this event but had to complete the last 5km on her road bike. Claire Rose claimed victory in the race on the Isle of Man, ahead of Hannah Barnes and Olympic champion Katie Archibald in third. “It was not a great day for me,” Barker told BBC…

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