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Road World Championships 2016: Mark Cavendish second as Peter Sagan wins

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s Mark Cavendish finished second as Peter Sagan won a sprint finish to retain his title at the Road World Championships in Doha. Slovakia’s Sagan, 26, beat 2011 champion Cavendish after a 257.5km (160 miles) race as Belgian Tom Boonen, who won the 2005 title, came third. Cavendish had followed Sagan but ...

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Deignan fourth as Dideriksen wins Road World Championships

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s Lizzie Deignan finished fourth as Denmark’s Amalie Dideriksen won the women’s title at the Road World Championships in Doha. Dideriksen beat Dutch pre-race favourite Kirsten Wild in a sprint finish with Finland’s Lotta Lepisto third on the 134.5km Qatar course. Defending champion Deignan, 27, was sixth with one kilometre to go ...

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Tiernan-Locke questions Sky's TUE stance

Media playback is not supported on this device Team Sky’s stance in allowing Sir Bradley Wiggins to take a banned drug to treat his asthma has been questioned by one of their former riders. Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who rode for Team Sky until he was sacked for a doping violation in 2014, says the matter has tainted the outfit’s image. Wiggins ...

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Road World Championships: Lizzie Deignan wins world team title

Britain’s Lizzie Deignan – formerly Armitstead – got her Road World Championships off to a winning start as her team, Boels-Dolmans, dominated the women’s team time trial in Doha. The Dutch-based team won the 40km race in 48 minutes 41.62 seconds, 48.24secs ahead of a Canyon-Sram squad which contained Briton Hannah Barnes. Fellow Briton Ciara Horne claimed bronze with Cervelo ...

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Ukad staff visit British Cycling as inquiry starts

UK Anti-Doping officials have visited British Cycling headquarters as part of an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in the sport. Two members of staff went to the National Cycling Centre in Manchester on Friday, but Ukad denied newspaper reports that the venue was raided. Ukad said the meeting was pre-arranged with British Cycling’s “full co-operation.” More to follow. BBC Sport ...

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Get Inspired: Laura Kenny shows how fast she can do a French plait

Media playback is not supported on this device “My mum used to make me have a bob growing up,” says four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny when asked her about her famous plaits. “So the minute I was old enough to get to decide it was ‘long hair – I’m never cutting it off ever again!'” Laura showed how fast she ...

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Jonathan Tiernan-Locke questions Team Sky TUE stance

Media playback is not supported on this device Team Sky’s stance in allowing Sir Bradley Wiggins to take a banned drug to treat his asthma has been questioned by one of their former riders. Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who rode for Team Sky until he was sacked for a doping violation in 2014, says the matter has tainted the outfit’s image. Wiggins ...

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UK Anti-Doping investigating Tiernan-Locke and Team Sky allegations

UK Anti-Doping says it is investigating allegations of wrongdoing in cycling. Ukad is looking into former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke’s claims that painkiller Tramadol was “offered” at the 2012 Road World Championships. British Cycling has put the allegation to the medic in question, doctor Richard Freeman, who has denied it. It is understood Ukad is also looking into an ...

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Sir Bradley Wiggins: Ex-Team Sky rider questions TUE stance

Media playback is not supported on this device Team Sky’s stance in allowing Sir Bradley Wiggins to take a banned drug to treat his asthma has been questioned by one of their former riders. Jonathan Tiernan-Locke, who rode for Team Sky until he was sacked for a doping violation in 2014, says the matter has tainted the outfit’s image. Wiggins ...

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