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Chris Froome: Romain Bardet wants Briton to not race until ‘adverse’ test resolution

Froome and Bardet finished on the podium in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Tour de France Chris Froome should rule himself out of racing until an investigation into his “adverse” drugs test is complete, says French rival Romain Bardet. Team Sky’s Froome had double the allowed level of legal asthma drug salbutamol in his urine after a test during September’s Vuelta a Espana. The Briton, 32, has denied wrongdoing and he has not been suspended. “I can’t really see how Froome can race as if nothing was going…

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Welsh cyclist Scott Davies ‘nervous’ before professional debut

Welsh cyclist Scott Davies was fourth overall in the 2017 U23 Giro d’Italia Welsh cyclist Scott Davies is “quite nervous” as he prepares for his debut ride on the UCI World Tour at this week’s Tour Down Under in Australia. The 22-year-old from Carmarthen signed his first professional contract with Team Dimension Data in September. The 2018 Tour Down Under begins in Adelaide on Tuesday and ends eight days later. “I’m looking forward to it but I won’t lie – I’m quite nervous as well,” he told BBC Sport Wales….

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Jelle van Gorkom: ‘Impossible to estimate’ when BMX rider will wake from coma

Jelle van Gorkom won silver at the 2015 World Championships and the Rio Olympics in 2016 Olympic BMX medallist Jelle van Gorkom has been taken off sleep medication, but Dutch cycling officials say it is “impossible to estimate” how long it will take for him to awake from a coma. Van Gorkom suffered multiple injuries in a training crash on Tuesday. The Royal Dutch Cycling Union (KNWU) said he appeared to be recovering but there are “concerns about what impact the accident has had on his brain”. “The doctors cannot…

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Doping & sports governance parliamentary reports to be published by March

DCMS chairman Damian Collins said the committee was “looking forward to a productive start to 2018” Parliamentary reports into doping and sports governance are expected to be published by the end of February. The doping report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee is expected before the end of January, with the sports governance report released in February. The criminalisation of doping, more funding for anti-doping efforts and a new sports ombudsman to deal with grievances from athletes, coaches, parents and staff independently are expected to be…

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British Cycling failures hindered jiffy-bag inquiry – UK Anti-Doping

No charges were brought over the ‘mystery’ medical package delivered for Sir Bradley Wiggins at the Criterium du Dauphine in 2011 UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) claimed its ‘jiffy-bag’ investigation had been “hindered” and may have even been “potentially compromised” by British Cycling’s failure to report doping allegations sooner, the BBC can reveal. In a confidential and highly critical letter dated 14 November 2017, and sent after Ukad halted its inquiry into a mystery 2011 medical delivery, British Cycling was told its medical storeroom at the National Velodrome had been “chaotic and…

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National Track Championships: Jason Kenny set to compete in 2018 event

Jason Kenny was beaten by France’s Gregory Bauge in the Revolution Series sprint final on Saturday Six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny will continue his return to competitive cycling at the British National Track Championships this month. The 29-year-old finished second on Saturday in his first track event since reversing a secret retirement decision after winning three golds at Rio 2016. He will race in the team sprint at the event in Manchester from 26-28 January. Olympic and world champion Katie Archibald will defend her points, scratch and individual pursuit titles….

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Owain Doull: Team Sky’s Olympic gold medallist eyes 2018 Vuelta a Espana

Owain Doull celebrates winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics Olympic gold medallist Owain Doull has targeted the Vuelta a Espana as his main goal for 2018. Doull is preparing his second full year on the World Tour with Team Sky and will start his season at the Tour Down Under this month. The 24-year-old hopes to make his Grand Tour debut after the cobbled classics in the spring. “My big goal is to try and get set up for the Vuelta,” Doull told BBC Sport Wales. “I would like…

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National Cyclo-Cross Championships: Live coverage on the BBC

Evie Richards is seeking to retain her under-23 title 2018 National Cyclo-cross Championships Venue: Hetton Lyons Country Park, Sunderland Date: Sunday, 14 January Coverage: Watch live on Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. On Sunday BBC Sport will show live coverage from day two of the 2018 National Cyclo-Cross Championships at Sunderland’s Hetton Lyons Country Park. In the elite races, Helen Wyman will seek to win the women’s title after missing out in 2017 because of injury, while Ian Field will bid to make it six national titles…

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