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Pioneering cyclist Eileen Cropper’s amusing take on beating the men and fending off their...

Eileen Cropper competed in the first world cycling championship events in 1958 - 65 years after the inaugural men's event - RICHARD STANTON.This month's Women's Sport 12-page supplement will be out in print on Friday. From child prodigies to centenarians,...

Geraint Thomas targets time trial at UCI Road World Championships as Great Britain finalises...

Geraint Thomas will target the world time trial title at next week's UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, before later in the week also lining up in the men's road race.Despite having won five time trials throughout his career, Thomas has never...

Stage 21, Fuenlabrada to Madrid

In the final episode from the Vuelta a España we hear reactions to the race from a range of riders, from debutants Carl Fredrik Hagen and Will Barta, to Sepp Kuss, a stage winner and teammate to the...

Roglic flies high after winning Spanish Vuelta

MADRID (AP) -- Less than a decade ago, Primoz Roglic was flying through the air on a pair of skis with no thoughts of ever being earthbound on a bike.On Sunday the Slovenian claimed one of cycling's biggest...

Greg Van Avermaet claims his first win of year

Greg Van Avermaet took his first win of the year after the CCC rider outsprinted Diego Ulissi to the line at the end of Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal in Canada on Sunday.With the French duo of Julian Alaphilippe...

Roglic rules the Vuelta in a first for Slovenia

Madrid (AFP) - Taciturn Primoz Roglic was overlooked by his team for the Tour de France but he had the last word when avoiding any final day mishap on the Vuelta a Espana's ceremonial ride into Madrid on...

Fabio Jakobsen wins in Madrid before Primoz Roglic is crowned king of Spain

Fabio Jakobsen celebrates onj the podium in Madrid after winning the final stage at the Vuelta a España  - Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reservedPrimoz Roglic was confirmed the winner of the 2019 Vuelta a España after completing...

Primoz Roglic makes history as Jumbo-Visma rider become first Slovenian to win grand tour...

Primoz Roglic made a slice of sporting history in Madrid on Sunday when the Jumbo-Visma rider became the first Slovenian to win one of cycling's three grand tours.Having arrived on the Costa Blanca a little over three weeks...

Stage 20, Arenas de San Pedro to Plataforma de Gredos

The penultimate stage and last in the mountains of the Vuelta a España saw a fierce battle among the main contenders with 20-year-old Tadej Pogacar winning his third stage to move up to third overall.It means he will...

Mathieu Van Der Poel wins Tour of Britain following final stage victory

Mathieu van der Poel underlined his status as the hottest property in cycling at the moment, taking victory on the final stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Saturday to secure the overall crown.Van der Poel,...

Roglic assures Vuelta title after another ‘good day’

Alto de Gredos (Espagne) (AFP) - Slovenia's Primoz Roglic assured victory in the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday and needs only to complete the short ceremonial run to Madrid on Sunday to lift his first Grand Tour after...

Tadej Pogacar wins again as Primoz Roglic retains lead

Primoz Roglic will win the Vuelta a España in Madrid on Sunday providing he completes the stage - EPAPrimoz Roglic is poised to win his first grand tour after protecting his comfortable lead of the Vuelta a España on a...

Tadej Pogacar wins his third mountain stage as compatriot Primoz Roglic all but seals...

Primoz Roglic is poised to win the Vuelta a España after retaining the leader's red jersey on Saturday as his Slovenian compatriot Tadej Pogacar won the decisive stage 20 in the mountains with a stunning display of solo climbing.Barring...

Roglic overcomes crash to keep Spanish Vuelta lead

TOLEDO, Spain (AP) Primoz Roglic was involved in a crash but recovered to finish safely in the peloton on Friday, keeping his lead entering the final competitive stage of the Spanish Vuelta.Remi Cavagna made a strong solo charge...

Team Ineos boss Brailsford recovering from prostate cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - Team Ineos boss Dave Brailsford, the man who masterminded Britain's rise as a cycling powerhouse, is recovering from prostate cancer diagnosed shortly before the Tour de France in July.The 55-year-old Briton, who underwent surgery in...

Froome happy to be alive as he targets fifth Tour title

London (AFP) - Chris Froome admits he is "grateful to be alive" after a horrific high speed crash into a wall in June that left the four-time Tour de France winner with multiple fractures.However, despite still needing crutches...

Van der Poel regains Tour of Britain lead

London (AFP) - Mathieu van der Poel has regained the overall lead in the Tour of Britain after the Dutchman came sixth in the short stage six individual time-trial in Pershore on Thursday.Winner of three major one day...

Roglic in the driving seat as Higuita takes Vuelta stage 18

Madrid (AFP) - Colombia's Sergio Higuita of the Education First team won stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana on Thursday as the overall leader Primoz Roglic came second in another assured step towards the title.Podium pretenders Nairo...

Sergio Higuita escapes to stage victory as Primoz Roglic tightens grip on leader’s jersey...

Sergio Higuita crosses the line arms aloft having won stage 18 at the Vuelta a España - EPASergio Higuita won stage 18 at the Vuelta a España on Thursday after the EF Education First rider escaped off the front before soloing...

Matteo Trentin relcaims Tour of Britain lead ahead of stage six time trial

The battle for the green leader’s jersey at the OVO Energy Tour of Britain is set to move up a gear on Thursday, with the peloton due to tackle a 14-kilometre time trial in Worcestershire.Matteo Trentin reclaimed...

Gilbert wins another Vuelta stage as Roglic’s lead cut

GUADALAJARA, Spain — Mastering strong winds that pushed riders to speeds of 75 kph (46 mph), veteran Philippe Gilbert won his second Spanish Vuelta stage on Wednesday, while Primoz Roglic lost a few seconds from his overall lead...

Vinokourov could face jail for allegedly fixing cycling race

BRUSSELS — Former Olympic cycling champion Alexandre Vinokourov and fellow rider Alexandr Kolobnev could face up to six months in jail after being accused of fixing the result of the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic race.Both riders have denied accusations...

Mathieu van der Poel continues to justify the hype with Tour of Britain stage-four...

Dutch prodigy Mathieu van der Poel showed why he is such a hot favourite with the bookies to win the elite world road race championships in Yorkshire in a couple of weeks’ time, taking a dominant victory on...

Stage 16, Pravia to La Cubilla

It was another first ascent for the Vuelta a España as the riders tackled La Cubilla, the so-called “Galibier of Asturias.” We hear what some of them made of it once they’d reached the summit as Jakob Fuglsang...

Dylan Groenewegen victorious in Tour of Britain third stage while Primoz Roglic closes in...

Dylan Groenewegen claimed his second victory in the space of three days at the OVO Energy Tour of Britain yesterday, catching his rivals by surprise on a challenging uphill finish in Newcastle and winning comfortably.The Jumbo-Visma rider kicked...

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