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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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Mountain Bike World Championships: GB’s Danny Hart misses out as Loic Bruni wins world title for France

Great Britain’s Danny Hart misses out on back-to-back world titles as Loic Bruni of France takes the crown at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns, Australia. WATCH MORE: How to master mountain bike bumps, jumps & berms Available to UK users only. Source link

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Mountain Bike World Championships: Annie Last wins GB’s first elite women’s cross-country medal

Annie Last says her silver medal in Australia has not ‘sunk in yet’ Annie Last has won Great Britain’s first ever medal in elite women’s cross-country at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Australia. The 27-year-old produced a career-best performance to take the silver in one hour, 29 minutes, 40 seconds in Cairns. The British champion finished behind Switzerland’s Jolanda Neff and ahead of Pauline Ferrand-Prevot of France. Last, who took her first Mountain Bike World Cup win earlier this season, said the podium finish felt “amazing”. “I’ve had a…

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome has lead cut as Stefan Denifl wins stage 17

Stefan Denifl rides for Aqua Blue Sport, who are competing in their first major tour Britain’s Chris Froome had his lead cut by 42 seconds as Austrian Stefan Denifl won stage 17 of the Vuelta a Espana. Froome, who won Tuesday’s time trial, struggled on the gruelling final climb to Los Machucos, conceding time to second placed Vincenzo Nibali. The Italian, who finished fourth on the stage, now trails Froome by one minute and 16 seconds overall. Aqua Blue Sport rider Denifl won by 28 seconds ahead of Spain’s Alberto…

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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: 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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Vuelta a Espana: Miguel Angel Lopez wins stage 15 as Chris Froome widens lead

Froome is aiming to become just the third rider to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year Chris Froome increased his overall lead on another tough day in the mountains at the Vuelta a Espana as Miguel Angel Lopez impressively won stage 15. Colombian Astana rider Lopez arrived alone at the 2,510m summit of the Alto Hoya de la Mora after overtaking Briton Adam Yates in the final kilometres. Froome countered Vincenzo Nibali’s move on the final climb and widened his advantage over him by six…

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome protects his overall lead as Rafal Majka wins stage

Froome is aiming to become just the third rider to win the Tour de France and Vuelta in the same year Chris Froome protected his overall lead at the Vuelta a Espana but lost four seconds to Vincenzo Nibali as Rafal Majka claimed a breakaway victory on stage 14’s summit finish. Team Sky’s Froome countered several attacks from Nibali on the day’s final climb, but the Italian pushed on to take the time bonus for third place. The Briton, who finished fourth, is now 55 seconds clear of his rival….

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Vuelta a Espana: Froome maintains lead as Trentin wins

Chris Froome had a trouble free day after the drama of Thursday, when he lost time after crashing twice Britain’s Chris Froome finished seventh and maintained his lead in the overall standings as Matteo Trentin won stage 13 of the Vuelta a Espana. The Team Sky rider, who lost time on stage 12 after he crashed twice, retains a 59-second lead over Italian Vincenzo Nibali. Trentin easily won the final sprint and the Quick-Step Floors rider has now won three stages in this year’s Vuelta. Team Sky’s Gianni Moscon was…

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Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome extends lead as Lopez wins stage 11

Wednesday’s win was the biggest of Miguel Angel Lopez’s career to date Britain’s Chris Froome extended his lead in the Vuelta a Espana as Colombia’s Miguel Angel Lopez claimed a solo victory on stage 11. Team Sky’s Froome was second on the mountainous stage which finished in the Sierra Nevada in Andalucia. The four-time Tour de France winner was 14 seconds behind Lopez and now leads the race by one minute and 19 seconds. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali was beaten to the line by Froome, but moved up to second in…

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