Cycling

The coronavirus pandemic is having a “devastating” impact on Wales’ cycling industry, with parks closing and others limiting their activity. Mountain biking is worth more than £54m a year to the Welsh economy, but the sector faces challenging times ahead. Three parks in north Wales have already closed temporarily. Uplift services at Cwmcarn Forest in
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The Paris-Nice race will finish on Saturday after race organisers cancelled Sunday’s finale because of the coronavirus pandemic. Friday’s sixth stage is a hilly 161.5km race from Sorgues to Apt with the final stage now being Saturday’s 166.5km route from Nice to the summit finish at Valdeblore La Colmiane. Bora Hansgrohe rider Max Schachmann currently
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Italian Niccolo Bonifazio won stage five of Paris-Nice in a sprint finish. The Total Direct Energie rider, 26, took the race’s longest stage – 227km from Gannat to La Cote-Saint-Andrea – ahead of Ivan Garcia Cortina and Peter Sagan. Germany’s Max Schachmann retained the overall lead with three days to go. The race is being
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Denmark’s Soren Kragh Andersen took victory in the time trial on stage four of Paris-Nice as Germany’s Max Schachmann extended his overall lead. Kragh Andersen covered the 15.1km course in 18 minutes 51 seconds, holding off Schachmann by six seconds. Fellow Dane Kasper Asgreen finished third in Saint-Amand-Montrond, six seconds further back. Bora-Hansgrohe rider Schachmann
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Riders and staff of French teams Cofidis and Groupama-FDJ have been released from quarantine in the United Arab Emirates. The final two stages of the UAE Tour were cancelled after two coronavirus cases, with riders at the event then tested for the virus. While most teams left the UAE last week, Cofidis and Groupama-FDJ were
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Team Ineos sporting director Nicolas Portal has died at the age of 40. Former professional cyclist Portal helped oversee Briton Chris Froome’s four triumphs in the Tour de France from 2013 to 2017. A statement from Team Ineos said the Frenchman died at home in Andorra on Tuesday afternoon. He rode for Team Sky and
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