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BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero 2017: Cycling volunteer Mandy Parker wins Yorkshire award

Mandy Parker, who goes above and beyond with her contributions to cycling in the community, wins the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award for Yorkshire. Amanda’s efforts are all the more remarkable given that she was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis 12 years ago. Despite the often debilitating condition, she volunteers with several different clubs and organisations across the region. Visit our special guides for how to get into cycling or volunteering. Source link

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Sir Bradley Wiggins’ reputation ‘must be reinstated’ – ex-UCI boss Brian Cookson

Wiggins has won five Olympic gold medals on the road and track Sir Bradley Wiggins’ and Team Sky should have their reputations “reinstated” following unproven doping allegations, says world cycling’s former head Brian Cookson. A 14-month investigation into a “mystery” medical package sent to Wiggins and Team Sky in 2011 ended with no charges. But ex-UCI president Cookson says the saga – called a “witch hunt” by Wiggins – has been damaging. “We must learn from it,” he said. It was alleged that the package at the centre of the…

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Peter Sagan ends dispute with UCI over Tour de France disqualification

Mark Cavendish (far left, on the ground) has won 30 stages in the Tour de France Peter Sagan has ended his dispute with cycling’s world governing body over his 2017 Tour de France disqualification. The Slovak was deemed to have caused the crash which caused the injured Mark Cavendish to withdraw from the race. The case was scheduled to be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) on 5 December. But the matter will be closed after UCI said “the parties agreed that the crash was an unfortunate…

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Tour de Yorkshire 2018: Mark Cavendish to compete in four-day race

Mark Cavendish won Olympic silver on the track in Rio last year Mark Cavendish is set to race in next year’s Tour de Yorkshire. The Manxman, 32, who has won 30 stages of the Tour de France, will find out the exact route when it is announced at 11:00 GMT on Tuesday, 5 December. Leeds and seven towns that will host the start and finishes are Barnsley, Beverley, Doncaster, Halifax, Ilkley, Richmond and Scarborough. The 2018 men’s race has been extended to four days and will be held from 3-6…

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Tracking Cycling World Cup: Britain’s Katie Archibald & Eleanor Dickinson win madison gold

Archibald and Dickinson’s gold is Great Britain’s sixth medal of the World Cup Katie Archibald won her second gold medal of the Track World Cup in Canada as she teamed up with Eleanor Dickinson to win the women’s madison. Archibald, the world and European omnium champion, won gold in the women’s points race on the opening day and she took victory alongside Dickinson on Sunday. Jack Carlin took bronze for Great Britain in the men’s sprint. The event in Milton is the third of five World Cup rounds this season….

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Tracking Cycling World Cup: Britain’s Katie Archibald wins points gold

Katie Archibald won the omnium at the Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester last month Britain’s Katie Archibald won gold in the points race on day one of the Track Cycling World Cup in Canada. The reigning world and European omnium champion, 23, won the first four sprints of the 20km race and was one of four riders to gain a lap in Milton. Canada’s Jasmin Duehring finished second, nine points behind, with Czech Republic’s Jarmila Machacova third. Archibald’s fellow Scot Mark Stewart, 22, won silver in the men’s points…

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Chris Froome to race in Giro d’Italia 2018 as he eyes ‘new motivation’

In 2017, Chris Froome became only the third cyclist to win the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana in the same year Britain’s Chris Froome will race in the 2018 Giro d’Italia as he attempts to win a third Grand Tour in a row. The 32-year-old Team Sky rider won his fourth Tour de France title in July and his first Vuelta a Espana in September. Froome has not raced in the Giro since 2010, but will return for the 101st edition, which starts in Jerusalem in May….

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British Cycling: Jason & Laura Kenny named among podium riders

Jason and Laura Kenny have won 10 Olympic gold medals between them Jason and Laura Kenny have both been named among 35 podium riders by British Cycling for the 2017-18 period. Six-time Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny, 29, revealed in September that he had reversed a decision to retire. Laura Kenny, 25, who has won four Olympic gold medals, gave birth to the couple’s first child in August. Annie Last, 27, returns to the mountain bike programme’s senior squad after wining a silver medal in the UCI World Championships in…

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Liam Phillips: Former BMX world champion retires from the sport

Liam Phillips became world champion in 2013 Britain’s former BMX world champion Liam Phillips has retired from the sport after failing to recover from “career ending” injuries. The 28-year-old injured his hand and wrist in a crash in February. Phillips became world champion in 2013, was a two-time Olympian, crashing out in London and Rio, and won 10 gold medals at the BMX Supercross World Cup. “I can honestly say that I achieved more throughout my career than I ever thought possible,” he said. Phillips broke his collarbone 12 weeks…

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Dame Katherine Grainger ‘disappointed’ by Shane Sutton comments

Dame Katherine Grainger tells Dan Roan she knew ‘very few people who had TUEs’ when she was rowing UK Sport chair Dame Katherine Grainger is “surprised and disappointed” after former Team Sky and British Cycling coach Shane Sutton said riders legally used banned drugs to “find the gains”. Sutton told a BBC Two documentary on Sunday that he and his riders “never crossed the line” in their use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs). Grainger, an Olympic gold medal-winning rower, said: “I don’t know any athlete who would want to go…

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