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Tour de France 2017: Chris Froome says Richie Porte is the man to beat

Tour de France, 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. Radio 5 live coverage on Sports Extra and/or website from 14:30 BST on every stage Defending champion Chris Froome is “fresher” than he has ever been at the start of a Tour de ...

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'I'm not trying to dodge responsibility' – Cookson defends British Cycling record

Media playback is not supported on this device Brian Cookson, the head of cycling’s world governing body, says blame for British Cycling’s failings should not rest solely with him. A report into claims of bullying said British Cycling “lacked good governance” at board level. Cookson, who led the organisation for ...

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Tour cyclist Jan Bakelants sorry for 'condom' jibe

Belgian cyclist Jan Bakelants has said sorry for a comment about the women who stand on the podium at the end of each stage of the Tour de France. Bakelants told a Belgian newspaper he would carry a “pack of condoms, because you never know where those podium chicks have ...

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Chris Froome: Police unable to find driver after cyclist 'rammed'

Police have been unable to trace a car driver accused of ramming into three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome while on a training ride in May. The Briton, who rides for Team Sky, posted a picture on Twitter of his damaged bike and reported the incident to local police ...

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UCI BMX World Championships: Liam Phillips withdraws from GB squad

Britain’s Liam Phillips has withdrawn from July’s UCI BMX World Championships in the USA after failing to recover from a wrist injury. The 28-year-old, injured in a crash in February, has been replaced in the British squad by Olympic podium programme rider Tre Whyte. Last year, the 2013 world champion ...

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Will Froome win fourth title? Tour de France route & challengers

Tour de France, 1-23 July Coverage: Live text commentary of every stage on the BBC Sport website. Radio 5 live Sports Extra coverage from 14:30 BST on every stage The 104th edition of the Tour de France will have to go some way to beat the extraordinary scenes of last ...

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Team Sky's credibility intact – Brailsford

Sir Dave Brailsford says he is “going nowhere” and insists Team Sky’s credibility is intact as they prepare for the start of the Tour de France. The team principal has faced repeated questions over banned substance use and his role at British Cycling has also been the subject of an ...

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Andre Cardoso suspended for failed drugs test and misses Tour de France

Portuguese cyclist Andre Cardoso has been suspended by his team for a failed drugs test, four days before the start of the Tour de France. The 32-year-old, one of nine men in the Trek-Segafredo team that includes 2009 Tour winner Alberto Contador, tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO). Cardoso’s sample was ...

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Mark Cavendish confirmed for Tour de France after recovering from glandular fever

Mark Cavendish is one of three Britons who will be racing for Team Dimension Data at the Tour de France. The 30-time Tour de France stage winner will be joined by compatriots Steve Cummings and Scott Thwaites. Cavendish, 32, recently returned to racing after three months out with glandular fever. ...

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