Geraint Thomas to avoid crowds during crucial mountain stage of Tour de France

Geraint Thomas still has the yellow jersey despite a spectator grabbing him on stage 17 Geraint Thomas will avoid riding close to the crowds lining the route on Friday’s key Tour de France mountain stage after a spectator intentionally grabbed him and virtually caused him to crash on stage 17. The Welshman, who retained his […]

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Build ways: ride the world’s newest cycling routes

New routes for recreational cycling are springing up in the UK and across the globe, offering everything from scenic countryside tours to relax city rides England The eight mile, family-friendly Brean Down Way in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, opened in July 2017 after 18 months of volunteer work and fundraising. It follows a newly-opened sluice-top road, intersects […]

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Tour de France 2016 yellow jersey race: will Nairo Quintana upset Chris Froome?

Chris Froome must fend off in-form competitors well suited to this years road, though the defending champion too has grounds for encouragement Chris Froome Sky Does the road suit him? Yes. The defending champ said in October that he opts the 2016 edition to last years road. Its a very well rounded Tour, he says. […]

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Chris Froome:’ I’d like to be here for the next five years, trying to win’

Chris Froome, following the completion of his fourth Tour de France victory, has said he would like to keep riding into his late thirties but admitted he is definitely get older Chris Froome, with his fourth Tour de France in the bag thanks to one of the strongest final weeks he can remember putting in, […]

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Attain ways: ride the world’s newest cycling roads

New routes for recreational cycling are springing up in the UK and around the globe, offering everything from scenic countryside tours to relax city rides England The eight mile, family-friendly Brean Down Way in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, opened in July 2017 after 18 months of volunteer work and fundraising. It follows a newly-opened sluice-top road, intersects […]

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Geraint Thomas seals maiden Tour de France title with Paris procession

Geraint Thomas sealed his maiden Tour de France title after Alexander Kristoff won the sprint finish down the Champs-lyses Never, surely, has a flute of champagne savoured so sweet as the one Geraint Thomas enjoyed on the road into Paris. For it confirmed that winning the yellow jersey, which had appeared such a vacuous dream, […]

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Fjords, ferries and forks: cycling the Haute Route Norway

Tackling a tough, three-day course around Stavanger, Peter Kimpton battles the elements to discover a stunning landscape that involves as much water as land Garlanded with wispy clouds, jagged mountains rise sharply above glassy lakes, reflected to sky with such perfection you are almost dizzy with how upside down it all seems. Or is that […]

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Sir Bradley Wiggins reaches out at’ malicious’ campaign after MPs’ accusations

Sir Bradley Wiggins has denied doping and branded accusations by MPs on the digital, culture, media and sport select committee as malicious The five-times Olympic cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins has said that he is in a “living hell” after his reputation was vaporised by a parliamentary inquiry that concluded he cheated within the rules […]

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