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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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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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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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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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Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup: Briton Tahnee Seagrave wins second race of season

Tahnee Seagrave won her first-ever race in Leogang in Austria in June Britain’s Tahnee Seagrave won her second Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup race of the season in Canada. Having clinched her maiden win in Austria in June, the 22-year-old secured the penultimate race of the calendar at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Seagrave stays third in the overall rankings, a place ahead of fellow Briton Rachel Atherton, the defending World Cup champion, who finished fifth. World Champion Danny Hart had to settle for third in the elite men’s race. “It doesn’t feel real…

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Chris Froome: Tour de France champion to race in Vuelta a Espana

Froome won his third successive Tour de France on Sunday Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome has confirmed he will ride in this year’s Vuelta a Espana in pursuit of a historic double. Briton Froome, 32, won his latest Tour title on Sunday in Paris. No rider has won the Tour and Vuelta in the same year since the race moved from April, to August and September in 1995. “I’ve got the opportunity and I’m certainly going to go for it,” Team Sky’s Froome, who has finished second on…

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Spain’s La Vuelta cycle race changes ‘sexist’ hostess role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “Spanish cyclist David de la Cruz poses with two beauties” is the agency’s photo caption for this picture from La Vuelta last year The organisers of Spanish cycling race La Vuelta say they will change the role of women on the winners’ podium, after calls of sexism. The current tradition sees each stage’s winner take the stage, surrounded by attractive women. Unipublic, which organises the annual event, says recent debate in the press and on social media has led it to reconsider its protocol….

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Tour de France 2017: Mark Cavendish out of race after breaking shoulder in crash

Mark Cavendish has won 30 stages on the Tour de France Britain’s Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France after breaking his right shoulder in a crash. The 32-year-old collided with world champion Peter Sagan before hitting the barriers in a sprint finish on stage four in Vittel. Cavendish, who has won 30 career stages, said he was “massively disappointed”. Sagan was disqualified from the Tour, although his Bora-Hansgrohe team appealed against the decision. Cavendish added: “I feel I was in a good position to win and to…

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Ride London-Surrey Classic: British Race gains men’s UCI World Tour status

Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas was beaten by Tom Boonen in a dramatic final sprint in last year’s race Ride London Venue: London Date: 30 July Distance: 187km Coverage: Live on BBC One Great Britain will host its first men’s UCI World Tour race when the Ride London-Surrey Classic takes place in July. The event, first staged in 2013, boasts the world’s richest one-day races, with equal prize money of 100,000 euros (£88,100) for men and women. The women’s Ride London-Surrey Classic was given World Tour status in 2016. “Now it’s…

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Women’s Tour: Riders now target British race, says defending champion

Lizzie Deignan won the World Road Race Championships in 2015 Defending champion Lizzie Deignan says the Women’s Tour has developed into a race “everybody targets”, with the first stage to begin on Wednesday. It will be the fourth edition of the five-stage event, which opens in Daventry, Northamptonshire and will conclude in London on Sunday, 11 June. All 15 Women’s World Tour teams will compete, including British former world champion Deignan’s Boels-Dolmans squad. “It is about expecting the unexpected in this race,” said the 28-year-old. “You can’t ever lose focus…

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