Cycling

Ignoring Russia’s failure to admit to state-sponsored doping and “brushing it under the rug just stinks basically”, says Scottish cyclist Callum Skinner. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has ended a three-year ban for a scandal over alleged state-sponsored doping. Leading athletes and anti-doping bodies had opposed it, including Skinner, who said it must “be treated
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Media playback is not supported on this device Sir Chris Hoy says Simon Yates’ Vuelta a Espana victory is “incredible”, and that British cycling fans must be “pinching themselves”. The win saw a clean sweep of British victories in this year’s Grand Tours. “You have to pinch yourself as a cycling fan looking back 10-15
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Paralympian David Smith has decided to delay surgery on a life-threatening tumour in order to continue competing. The 40-year-old rower-turned-cyclist knows the tumour, which threatens to crush his spinal cord, could kill him if not removed. But he could also be left paralysed below the neck if he has surgery. “Subconsciously I’ve created a plan
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