Month: June 2018

Winners at this weekend’s Sprint Grand Prix in Cottbus, Germany, have been asked to donate their prize money to Germany’s injured double Olympic champion Kristina Vogel. Vogel, 27, is in a stable condition after suffering a “serious spinal injury” while training on Tuesday. Four-time world champion Maximilian Levy wrote a letter to riders asking them
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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas has won the UK National Time Trial Championships for the first time in his career. The Welshman, 32, clocked 48 minutes and 54 seconds in Northumberland, beating Harry Tanfield into second. Canyon Eisberg rider Tanfield (49:31) edged out Ribble Cycling’s five-time champion Alex Dowsett (49:48). “To come here and win the
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Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton feels “psychologically and physiologically damaged” after she had to pull out of a Mount Everest climb. Last month, doctors advised the former cyclist to cut the charity trip short due to oxygen deficiency. Pendleton told Radio Times: “It’s really put me through the wringer… I’ve taken a real battering. I’ve
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Colombia’s Ivan Sosa won the inaugural Adriatica Ionica, holding a lead he took after the third stage. The 20-year-old took the title in the five-day race ahead of Italy’s Giulio Ciccone and Russia’s Ildar Arslanov. Italy’s Elia Viviani won the final stage sprint – his third of the event – ahead of Britain’s Mark Cavendish.
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Quick-Step Floors won the team time-trial on the opening stage of the inaugural Adriatica Ionica to put Elia Viviani into the leader’s jersey. The five-stage race in Italy has been added to the calendar this year as another warm-up for the Tour de France, which starts on 7 July. Quick-Step covered the 23km course in
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Australian Richie Porte won the Tour de Suisse as BMC team-mate Stefan Kung took time-trial victory in the final stage in Bellinzona. Switzerland’s Kung, 24, was the only rider to complete the 34.1km course in under 40 minutes. He finished 19 seconds ahead of Team Sunweb’s Soren Kragh Andersen, with BMC’s Tejay van Garderen third.
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Denmark’s Amalie Dideriksen timed her sprint to perfection to win stage four of the Women’s Tour in Worcester – her first individual victory of 2018. The Boels-Dolmans rider crossed the line ahead of Lotta Lepisto and 2014 champion Marianne Vos, who finished second and third respectively. Victory on the 130km route from Evesham was Boels-Dolmans’
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