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World Track Cycling Championships: GB's Katie Archibald wins omnium title

World Track Cycling Championships: GB’s Katie Archibald wins omnium title

Katie Archibald won Great Britain’s first gold medal at this year’s World Championships after securing a dominant victory in the women’s omnium. Archibald finished on 137 points after backing up wins in the scratch, tempo and elimination races with a measured ride in the climactic points race. Belgium’s Lotte Kopecky finished second with Italy’s Elisa …

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Track Cycling World Championships: GB's Katie Archibald avoids 'nasty crash' as she seals dominant omnium gold

Track Cycling World Championships: GB’s Katie Archibald avoids ‘nasty crash’ as she seals dominant omnium gold

Great Britain’s Katie Archibald is closing in on the gold medal in the women’s omnium at the Track Cycling World Championships after narrowly avoiding being taken out by a “nasty looking crash” in the elimination race. Archibald has won the first three events in the omnium heading into the fourth and final event, the points …

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Erin McBride: British Para-cyclist given three-year ban for doping

Erin McBride: British Para-cyclist given three-year ban for doping

British Para-cyclist Erin McBride has been banned from all sport for three years for using the banned substance ostarine. The 23-year-old visually-impaired sprinter returned a positive result in an out-of-competition test on 3 March. McBride was a track runner before joining the British Para-cycling team earlier this year. British Cycling said it suspended McBride after …

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World Track Cycling Championships: Three bronze medals for GB on day two

World Track Cycling Championships: Three bronze medals for GB on day two

Rhys Britton finished third in the men’s scratch race to claim one of three bronze medals for Great Britain on day two of the World Championships. The 22-year-old was edged out by Frenchman Donavan Grondin and Belgium’s Tuur Dens in Roubaix, France. GB also won both the men’s and women’s team pursuit bronze-medal races. Ethan …

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World Track Cycling Championships: Great Britain win team sprint bronze in Roubaix

World Track Cycling Championships: Great Britain win team sprint bronze in Roubaix

Great Britain’s youthful team sprint squad of Milly Tanner, Blaine Ridge-Davis, Sophie Capewell and Lauren Bate took bronze at the first day of the World Championships in Roubaix, France. The team saw off Japan in the bronze-medal final, coming home more than half a second clear in 48.059 seconds. Germany secured an emphatic gold, retaining …

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British Cycling allowed to use private drug-testing labs by UK Anti-Doping - Wada

British Cycling allowed to use private drug-testing labs by UK Anti-Doping – Wada

UK Anti-Doping allowed British Cycling to drug test its own riders in a private laboratory, an investigation by the World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed. In 2011, British Cycling staff broke rules by collecting samples and using a non-Wada accredited laboratory. It was for the purpose of screening for nandrolone, a prohibited substance. The investigation confirmed …

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Track World Championships 2021: Katie Archibald talks music and motivation

Track World Championships 2021: Katie Archibald talks music and motivation

Venue: Roubaix, France Dates: 20-24 October Coverage: Live on BBC Four, Red Button, iPlayer & BBC Sport app Britain’s Olympic gold medallist Katie Archibald doesn’t need to get pumped up for the Track Cycling World Championships – just don’t try to ask her something when her headphones are on. Archibald, 27, aims to continue thriving …

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British National Road Championships: Ethan Hayter and brother Leo claim time trial gold

British National Road Championships: Ethan Hayter and brother Leo claim time trial gold

The Hayter brothers Ethan and Leo claimed double time trial gold at the British National Road Championships. Ineos Grenadiers rider Ethan won the elite men’s time trial just hours after brother Leo won the Under-23 race. While it was an unforgettable day for the Hayters, their family was not in Lincolnshire to watch after their …

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Tour de France: Women's eight-stage race will feature two mountain stages and summit finish

Tour de France: Women’s eight-stage race will feature two mountain stages and summit finish

The women’s Tour de France, which will be held for the first time in 33 years in 2022, is set to feature eight stages through eastern France. Starting on the final day of the men’s Tour, the Tour de France Femmes will see competitors tackle two mountain stages – including a summit finish for the …

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UCI Track Cycling World Championships: Schedule and BBC coverage times

UCI Track Cycling World Championships: Schedule and BBC coverage times

Follow the 2021 Track Cycling World Championships in Roubaix, France live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, the Red Button and the BBC Sport website and app. The event will take place from 20-24 October at the Velodrome Couvert Regional Jean-Stablinski, having been moved from Turkmenistan in April because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Olympic madison champion …

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Black History Month Trailblazers: 'An amazing black cyclist I didn't know about'

Black History Month Trailblazers: ‘An amazing black cyclist I didn’t know about’

As part of BBC Sport’s Trailblazers series for Black History Month, Kadeena Cox, who has won three Paralympic cycling gold medals, meets Luli Adeyemo, Britain’s 1986 former BMX world champion, to discuss breaking down barriers in their sport. WATCH MORE: Black History Month Trailblazers: England U21 Hockey’s Darcy Bourne meets Rosie Sykes, the first black …

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Alex Dowsett: British rider to attempt to break UCI hour record for second time in November

Alex Dowsett: British rider to attempt to break UCI hour record for second time in November

Six-time British time trial champion Alex Dowsett will attempt to break the UCI hour record for a second time in November. Dowsett, 33, broke the record in May 2015 but lost it 36 days later to Sir Bradley Wiggins. The record is currently held by Belgium’s Victor Campenaerts, who rode 55.089km last December in Manchester. …

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Track Cycling World Championships: Katie Archibald headlines GB squad

Track Cycling World Championships: Katie Archibald headlines GB squad

Olympic champion Katie Archibald will lead Great Britain’s 19-strong squad for this month’s Track Cycling World Championships in Roubaix, France. Archibald also took madison gold alongside Laura Kenny at Tokyo 2020. “I took a short break after Tokyo, but now I’m back and really motivated for everything that’s to come,” she said. “It felt good …

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UCI: Cycling's governing body helps evacuate 165 people from Afghanistan

UCI: Cycling’s governing body helps evacuate 165 people from Afghanistan

The UCI has said it assisted in the evacuation of 165 people from Afghanistan, including a number of female cyclists. Cycling’s world governing body partnered with Israel Start-Up Nation team owner Sylvan Adams, the Asian Cycling Federation and Fifa. The refugees are being resettled in Switzerland, Canada, France, Israel and the United States. The UCI …

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European Track Cycling Championships: GB's Katie Archibald & Neah Evans win madison gold

European Track Cycling Championships: GB’s Katie Archibald & Neah Evans win madison gold

Great Britain’s Katie Archibald and Neah Evans won the women’s madison at the European Track Cycling Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland. Evans suffered a crash early in the race but recovered as the pair claimed victory with 63 points as Denmark (50) finished second and France (49) third. Archibald took her tally to three gold medals …

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Women's Tour: Demi Vollering seals overall victory as Elisa Balsamo wins final stage

Women’s Tour: Demi Vollering seals overall victory as Elisa Balsamo wins final stage

Dutch rider Demi Vollering secured overall victory in the Women’s Tour of Britain on Saturday. Vollering, 24, of SD Worx, went in to the sixth and final stage with a commanding lead and finished safely within the peloton in Felixstowe. World champion Elisa Balsamo won the sixth and final stage, taking the bunch sprint ahead …

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