Cycling

Great Britain’s Rachel Atherton won gold at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup leg in Leogang, Austria. It was a first World Cup win of the season for four-time world downhill champion Atherton, 30. Compatriot Tahnee Seagrave, who won her first World Cup event in Fort William, Scotland, last week, was disqualified after initially finishing
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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas extended his lead at the Criterium du Dauphine by finishing second in the French race’s penultimate stage. Astana’s Pello Bilbao came through late on to win the gruelling 110km sixth stage, which featured four major climbs and a summit finish. Thomas finished 21 seconds behind Bilbao but has increased his overall
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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas was edged out as Julian Alaphilippe won stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine. Frenchman Alaphilippe, who rides for Quick-Step Floors, beat Ireland’s Dan Martin and Welshman Thomas in a sprint finish after long-time leader Dario Cataldo was overhauled on the run-in. Having dominated Wednesday’s team time trial, Team Sky hold
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