Cycling

Utrecht will become the first city to host stages of all three Grand Tours after being chosen as the location for the start of the 2020 Vuelta a Espana. The Dutch city will stage the tour-opening team time trial, as well as the finish of the second day’s racing. The third day of action will
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Jess Varnish has told an employment tribunal that British Cycling coaches would “listen through the door” during training camps as an example of the body’s “extreme control” over cyclists. The 28-year-old, a former European team sprint champion, is suing for wrongful dismissal and sexual discrimination after being dropped by GB in 2016. The tribunal in
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Mark Cavendish hopes his “mismanaged” illness troubles are over following a three-month break from cycling in order to recuperate. Having felt under par for over a year, the Manx cyclist is back in training after being diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus for a second time in late August. “As it wasn’t managed properly I’ve done myself
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London 2012 gold medallist Dani Rowe has announced her retirement from cycling. The Briton, 28, won team pursuit gold at London 2012 and three consecutive World Championship titles in the event between 2011 and 2013. More recently a road racer, Rowe – formerly King – won bronze at April’s Commonwealth Games. “Today marks both the
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