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British Cycling: Jason & Laura Kenny named among podium riders

Jason and Laura Kenny have won 10 Olympic gold medals between them Jason and Laura Kenny have both been named among 35 podium riders by British Cycling for the 2017-18 period. Six-time Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny, 29, revealed in September that he had reversed a decision to retire. Laura Kenny, 25, who has won four Olympic gold medals, gave birth to the couple’s first child in August. Annie Last, 27, returns to the mountain bike programme’s senior squad after wining a silver medal in the UCI World Championships in…

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Liam Phillips: Former BMX world champion retires from the sport

Liam Phillips became world champion in 2013 Britain’s former BMX world champion Liam Phillips has retired from the sport after failing to recover from “career ending” injuries. The 28-year-old injured his hand and wrist in a crash in February. Phillips became world champion in 2013, was a two-time Olympian, crashing out in London and Rio, and won 10 gold medals at the BMX Supercross World Cup. “I can honestly say that I achieved more throughout my career than I ever thought possible,” he said. Phillips broke his collarbone 12 weeks…

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Dame Katherine Grainger ‘disappointed’ by Shane Sutton comments

Dame Katherine Grainger tells Dan Roan she knew ‘very few people who had TUEs’ when she was rowing UK Sport chair Dame Katherine Grainger is “surprised and disappointed” after former Team Sky and British Cycling coach Shane Sutton said riders legally used banned drugs to “find the gains”. Sutton told a BBC Two documentary on Sunday that he and his riders “never crossed the line” in their use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs). Grainger, an Olympic gold medal-winning rower, said: “I don’t know any athlete who would want to go…

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British Cycling: Team Sky ‘gamed system’ over use of therapeutic use exemptions

David Millar rode for Scotland in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is now a pundit and anti-doping campaigner Team Sky have been accused of “gaming the system” by seeking permission for their riders to take otherwise banned drugs on the basis of medical need. British former professional cyclist David Millar has told a BBC documentary the team’s use of therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) was “incredibly disappointing”. But Shane Sutton, a former senior coach at both Team Sky and British Cycling, told the programme – to be aired on BBC Two…

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Chris Froome strays on to Nico Rosberg’s patch in Monaco

Watch 2016 F1 world champion Nico Rosberg and four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome take a ride around the Monaco Grand Prix circuit. The pair, who both live in the principality, met up during a documentary on what Rosberg has been turning his skills to since unexpectedly retiring from F1 just five days after winning the world title a year ago, and his plans for world domination in the future. Nico Rosberg: My Life After F1 will be aired on BBC World News from Saturday November 18 at 12:30…

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Sir Bradley Wiggins will make his competitive rowing debut at December’s British Indoor Championships

Sir Bradley Wiggins confirms rowing debut at British Indoor Championships Sir Bradley Wiggins is set to make his competitive rowing debut at next month’s British Indoor Championships. The 37-year-old will compete in the 2,000m race at London’s Olympic Velodrome on Saturday, 9 December. The five-time Olympic cycling champion and 2012 Tour de France winner retired from cycling in December 2016. Wiggins, the most decorated British Olympian having also won a silver and two bronze medals, first raised the idea of switching sports in 2012. “I might be being a bit…

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Sir Bradley Wiggins says his life was ‘living hell’ during investigation

Sir Bradley Wiggins said his life was “a living hell” during an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing at British Cycling and Team Sky. On Wednesday, UK Anti-Doping said there would be no charges over a ‘mystery’ medical package delivered for Wiggins at the Criterium du Dauphine in 2011. Wiggins, 37, said the investigation “felt nothing less than a witch hunt”. He added: “Being accused of any doping indiscretion is the worst possible thing for any professional sportsman.” Wiggins won five Olympic gold medals and the 2012 Tour de France before…

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Sir Bradley Wiggins: No charges over ‘mystery’ package

Wiggins has won five Olympic gold medals on the road and track There will be no charges over a ‘mystery’ medical package delivered for Sir Bradley Wiggins at the Criterium du Dauphine in 2011, says UK Anti-Doping. The ruling follows an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing at British Cycling and Team Sky. It was alleged the package contained a banned substance but the doctor involved, Dr Richard Freeman, said it was a legal decongestant – fluimucil. Ukad said it had been “unable” to prove the package contained Fluimucil. However, the…

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Peter Sagan: Cas to hear case against Tour de France disqualification

Mark Cavendish (far left, on the ground) has won 30 stages in the Tour de France World champion Peter Sagan will appeal against his 2017 Tour de France disqualification when his case is heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) on 6 December. The Slovak was deemed to have caused the crash which ended Briton Mark Cavendish’s involvement in the race during stage four in July. Cas rejected an initial urgent appeal to have the Slovak reinstated. His team Bora-Hansgrohe said the jury did not listen to Sagan’s…

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