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Getty Images 1 hour ago Four-time champion Chris Froome has been omitted from Israel-Premier Tech’s Tour de France team for the second year running. The British rider, who has not won a race since 2018, finished 81st in the recent Criterium du Dauphine, an event used traditionally to gauge form prior to La Grande Boucle.
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Getty Images 1 hour ago British rider Adam Yates will start Sunday’s final stage of the Tour de Suisse in the yellow jersey after earning another victory on stage seven. Yates and team-mate Joao Almeida crossed the finish line together – with the Briton deemed slightly ahead of the Portuguese – and 14 seconds ahead
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Getty Images 7 hours ago World road race champion Lotte Kopecky has won the 2024 Women’s Tour of Britain after leading the race from the first stage. The Belgian finished fourth in Sunday’s final stage but it was enough to see her claim victory with a 17-second advantage. Britain’s Anna Henderson finished in second place
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Getty Images 1 hour ago World road race champion Lotte Kopecky took victory in a photo finish on the opening stage of the Women’s Tour of Britain. The Belgian, 28, crossed the line on Llandudno’s promenande with Italy’s Letizia Paternoster after a fiercely contested sprint at the end of the 142.5km route. Liv AlUla Jayco’s
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Getty Images 3 minutes ago Olympic medallists Elinor Barker and Lizzie Deignan will headline Great Britain’s six-strong team for this year’s Tour of Britain Women. Deignan, 35, and Barker, 29, will be joined by Elynor Backstedt, Anna Henderson, Millie Couzens and Flora Perkins. Wales will host the first two stages of the race, which starts
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Getty Images 3 hours ago Colombian cyclist Miguel Angel Lopez has been handed a four-year doping ban. The sport’s governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), said the 30-year-old had violated rules for “use and possession of a prohibited substance” before the 2022 Giro d’Italia. The UCI said he had used a banned hormone called
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Getty Images 15 minutes ago Tadej Pogacar won the Giro d’Italia on his debut by completing a processional final stage through Rome on Sunday. The Slovenian, who has two Tour de France victories, won six stages of the 21 in a dominant performance. He finished nine minutes 56 seconds ahead of second placed Daniel Martinez
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Reuters 58 minutes ago Tadej Pogacar underlined his dominance of the Giro d’Italia with a sixth stage win to extend his overall lead to almost 10 minutes with Sunday’s processional run to Rome remaining. The 25-year-old Slovenian rider attacked on the final summit of the 20th stage, powering up Monte Grappa and away from his
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Getty Images 30 minutes ago Great Britain’s Lizzie Deignan will go head-to-head with Belgian world champion Lotte Kopecky this week at the three-stage Ride London Classique, available to watch on the BBC. Deignan has won several of the sport’s biggest races, including the inaugural one-day Paris-Roubaix Femmes in 2021. She was also the first British
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Getty Images 1 hour ago Italy’s Filippo Ganna claimed his first Giro d’Italia victory since 2021 in the individual time trial on stage 14, as Slovenian Tadej Pogacar extended his overall lead by 61 seconds. Ineos Grenadiers rider Ganna had to wait more than two hours to celebrate victory after coming out early to set the benchmark with
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Getty Images 44 minutes ago Home favourite Jonathan Milan saw off Tim Merlier in the final sprint to claim his second stage win of the Giro d’Italia on stage 11, while Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar retained his overall lead. The 207km ride from Foiano di Val Fortore to Francavilla al Mare included a category three climb before a flat second half, allowing the sprinters to come the
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Getty Images 12 minutes ago Dutch sprinter Olav Kooij produced a perfectly-timed finish to win stage nine of the Giro d’Italia in Naples. Stage one winner Jhonatan Narvaez looked to have stolen victory with a stunning solo counter-attack 6km from the finish. But the Ecuadorean was caught in the final 100m as the peloton piled
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Getty Images 3 hours ago Pelayo Sanchez secured his maiden Grand Tour stage win as he out-sprinted two-time world champion Julian Alaphilippe to win stage six of the Giro d’Italia. Spaniard Sanchez, 24, shook his head in disbelief after beating Frenchman Alaphilippe on the uphill finish in Rapolano Terme. The third member of their breakaway,
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Getty Images 2 hours ago Belgium’s Tim Merlier powered to victory in stage three of the Giro d’Italia. The Soudal Quick-Step rider narrowly finished ahead of Jonathan Milan and Biniam Girmay in a hectic bunch sprint. Race leader Tadej Pogacar, who won stage two on Sunday, and Great Britain’s Geraint Thomas launched an attack with
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Getty Images Matt Warwick BBC Sport 25 minutes ago Hot sun, torrential rain, hail, snow, ice… the Giro d’Italia is often the most entertaining race of the road cycling season. Beginning in Turin on Saturday, three weeks of competition for the pink jersey over 3,400km – 44,650m of which will be ascending – creates a
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Getty Images 55 minutes ago Marianne Vos won stage three of Vuelta Femenina with a powerful sprint in Teruel, Spain. Vos crossed the line ahead of fellow Dutch rider Charlotte Kool and Canadian Olivia Baril, following strong work from her Visma-Lease a Bike team. The 36-year-old now has three stage wins in the event to
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