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Gateshead's Kieran Reilly lands 'world's first' BMX triple flair

Gateshead’s Kieran Reilly lands ‘world’s first’ BMX triple flair

A 20-year-old man says he has landed the world’s first BMX triple flair. Kieran Reilly, from Gateshead, landed the trick – three full backflips and a 180-degree rotation at the end – at Asylum Skatepark in Nottinghamshire on 15 January. After crashing about 30 times during practice runs, Kieran said it was an “amazing feeling” …

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Egan Bernal: Ineos Grenadiers rider signs five-year contract extension with team

Egan Bernal: Ineos Grenadiers rider signs five-year contract extension with team

Giro d’Italia champion Egan Bernal has signed a five-year contract extension with British team Ineos Grenadiers. The 24-year old Colombian won the Tour de France title in 2019 but has suffered with a recurring back problem over the past two years and missed last year’s Tour to focus on the Giro. Bernal, who joined Ineos …

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British Track Cycling Championships in Newport rescheduled for March because of Covid

British Track Cycling Championships in Newport rescheduled for March because of Covid

The 2022 British Track Cycling Championships have been postponed until March because of Covid-19 restrictions in Wales. The event was due to take place at the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales in Newport from 27-30 January. But it has been put back to 3-6 March after the Welsh government extended current Covid-19 regulations. The …

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New Year Honours 2022: Jason Kenny receives a knighthood and Laura Kenny made a dame

New Year Honours 2022: Jason Kenny receives a knighthood and Laura Kenny made a dame

New Year Honours 2022: Jason Kenny receives a knighthood and Laura Kenny made a dame – BBC Sport A-Z Sports More from Sport Last updated on 28 minutes ago28 minutes ago.From the section Sport Seven-time Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny has been made a knight and his wife Laura – a five-time Olympic champion – …

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Amy Pieters: Dutch cyclist to remain in induced coma for at least three more days after fall

Amy Pieters: Dutch cyclist to remain in induced coma for at least three more days after fall

Dutch cyclist Amy Pieters will remain in an induced coma for at least three more days following a fall during training, her SD Worx team has said. The incident happened in Alicante during a Dutch training camp. The 30-year-old was taken to hospital by air ambulance and had surgery to relieve pressure on her brain. …

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Team Qhubeka NextHash: Africa's top cycling team fails to secure World Tour licence

Team Qhubeka NextHash: Africa’s top cycling team fails to secure World Tour licence

Team Qhubeka NextHash, Africa’s top cycling team, have confirmed that their hopes of racing on the World Tour in 2022 are over. Despite this setback, the team had continued looking for sponsors in a bid to overturn the decision by the licence commission of cycling’s world governing body. “We are deeply saddened to confirm that …

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Geraint Thomas: Former Tour de France winner remains with Ineos Grenadiers on two-year deal

Geraint Thomas: Former Tour de France winner remains with Ineos Grenadiers on two-year deal

Geraint Thomas has signed a new two-year contract to remain with Ineos Grenadiers. The 35-year-old’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of 2021. In October, the 2018 Tour de France champion said there had been “long and tough” negotiations, but he expected to stay with the team he first joined in 2010 …

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Kelly Catlin: A family's search for answers on links between concussion and suicide

Kelly Catlin: A family’s search for answers on links between concussion and suicide

In January 2019, on a sunny day in the coastal mountains surrounding San Francisco, an Olympic medal-winning cyclist was racing down a twisting ribbon of tarmac, descending at the kind of blistering speed reserved for cars and motorbikes. On a surface that had dried quickly after the first rainfall for weeks, Kelly Catlin suddenly lost …

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Zoe Backstedt: From hating cycling to becoming one of the world's top talents

Zoe Backstedt: From hating cycling to becoming one of the world’s top talents

Zoe Backstedt’s achievements in the last five months would barely fit in a tweet. The 17-year-old is the junior road race world champion, silver medallist in the time trial at the junior world championships, three-time European junior champion on the track, European junior cyclo-cross champion and a junior cyclo-cross World Cup winner. Then last weekend …

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Mark Cavendish: British cyclist assaulted by armed men during burglary at his home

Mark Cavendish: British cyclist assaulted by armed men during burglary at his home

British cyclist Mark Cavendish was assaulted by four armed men during a burglary at his home on 27 November. Cavendish, 36, said he, his wife Peta and their children were threatened “at knifepoint” by the men and he was “violently attacked”. The Manx rider was suffering from two broken ribs and a collapsed lung sustained …

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Mark Cavendish signs one-year contract extension with Deceuninck Quick-Step

Mark Cavendish signs one-year contract extension with Deceuninck Quick-Step

Mark Cavendish has signed a one-year contract extension with Deceuninck Quick-Step until the end of 2022. The British sprinter, 36, won four stages and the Green Jersey at this year’s Tour de France after rejoining the Belgian team for 2021. A stunning return to form saw him equal Belgian legend Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 …

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Juan Jose Florian: Colombia's Para-cycling 'superhero' and his dramatic life story

Juan Jose Florian: Colombia’s Para-cycling ‘superhero’ and his dramatic life story

Juan Jose Florian’s childhood home was in a clearing hacked from the Colombian rainforest. His family earned a living by growing papayas, oranges and avocados. But at night the region belonged to illegal armed groups. Those who defied the curfew they enforced were taken, tightly bound, and either left for the night or, if they …

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UCI Track Champions League: Katie Archibald crowned women's endurance champion

UCI Track Champions League: Katie Archibald crowned women’s endurance champion

Great Britain’s Katie Archibald claimed the women’s endurance title in the inaugural UCI Track Champions League. The 27-year-old Scot won the elimination race on Friday and secured her victory with second place in Saturday’s scratch race. Archibald’s win was already assured before she powered to an impressive first place in the elimination race. “It feels …

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