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Sir Craig Reedie: Wada will defend McLaren report in response to Russian cyclists’ lawsuit

World Anti-Doping Agency president Sir Craig Reedie says the organisation will defend the McLaren report in response to a lawsuit against Wada and Dr Richard McLaren. Three Russian cyclists have taken legal action against the Wada and Canadian doping investigator Dr Richard McLaren. Kirill Sveshnikov, Dmitry Strakhov and Dmitry Sokolov were unable to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics after Russian athletes were banned. The McLaren report, an independent study commissioned by Wada, found evidence of state-sponsored doping. The cyclists allege they were “unfairly implicated”. READ MORE: Russian cyclists take…

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Chris Froome’s ‘remarkable’ Vuelta win makes him all-time great, says Sir Dave Brailsford

Chris Froome’s achievement of becoming the first British winner of the Vuelta a Espana makes him “without a doubt” one of the all-time greats of cycling, according to Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford. READ MORE: Froome: Fifth Tour de France title in 2018 is ‘priority and focus’ WATCH MORE: Chicken nuggets & paddling pools – why Froome is so amazing Source link

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Mason Crane: Sir Ian Botham feels Hampshire spinner should wait for debut

Mason Crane caught Roston Chase as a substitute fielder on the final day of the second Test at Headingley Sir Ian Botham believes Mason Crane would be better off not being selected for England in the third Test against West Indies at Lord’s. Crane, 20, has been named in England’s unchanged squad for the series-decider starting on 7 September. The Hampshire leg-spinner is yet to make his Test debut. “If I were Mason, I wouldn’t want to be in that final Test, I’d just wait to get on the Ashes…

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Sir Chris Hoy calls on British Cycling to back reforms

Team GB won a combined 33 medals across the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Sir Chris Hoy has called on British Cycling to back governance reforms to avoid losing £43m in public funding. The six-time Olympic champion has written to the 10 regional chairs of British Cycling’s membership before Saturday’s vote on reforms during an extraordinary general meeting. A 75% majority is required to push through the changes. In his letters Hoy said the support he received, made possible by the funding, allowed him to be the best he could…

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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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Tour de France: Sir Dave Brailsford defends Team Sky as Chris Froome nears new deal

Froome (right) is close to extending his stay with Team Sky who are run by Brailsford (left) Sir Dave Brailsford says he is “going nowhere” and insists Team Sky’s credibility is intact as they prepare for the start of the Tour de France. The team principal has faced questions over banned substance use and British Cycling has been investigated due to issues during his time in charge. But ahead of the start of the Tour on Saturday, Brailsford said he is “proud” and “patriotic” of achievements. Tour champion Chris Froome…

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