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Chris Froome wins his 3rd Tour de France

Yesterday (Sunday 24 June) cyclist Chris Froome won his third Tour de France, and his second in a row (he also won in 2013). He becomes the first cyclist to retain the Tour de France title since Miguel Indurain did so in 1994 and 1995 (Lance Armstrong’s wins have been erased from the record books, as they should, for cheating). 405 more words

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Racing Hard - William Fotheringham

This is a chunky book, well stuffed with articles from the past 20 years covering all sorts of things, from the Olympics to the birth of Team Sky, Marco Pantani to Beryl Burton, and loads of others. 179 more words

Non-fiction

Tour de Past, 21 Stage Memories. Stage 7, 2011. Britain Not Ready For A Tour Win Yet. 

Team Sky came into the 2011 Tour with a lot of hope and expectation. A difficult race the previous year, where their top GC rider Bradley Wiggins only finished 24th, was put down, in part, to the fact that it was the teams debut year and mistakes were bound to be made. 680 more words

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Life after the Olympics: what to do?

For world renowned athletes like Michael Phelps and Victoria Pendleton; the difficult transition of leaving workouts could be considered a cause of depression and substance abuse. 805 more words

Jason Hanold

Dame Kelly Holmes takes on Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 cycling challenge

Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes MBE will ride the inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 on Sunday 31 July as she continues her quest to raise £250,000 for five charities: The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Hospice in the Weald, Myeloma UK, Pickering Cancer Centre and Mind UK. 69 more words

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David Millar (2011) Racing Through The Dark. The Fall and Rise of David Millar.

Today Maria Sharapova, the winner of five grand-slam tennis tournaments, received a two- year ban for failing a drugs test. It’s an old story, from hero to villain quicker than Honk Kong Phooey could do a karate chop. 674 more words

Olympian Bradley Wiggins gatecrashes local time trial

Sir Bradley Wiggins has found a novel way of warming up for the Rio Olympics, by taking part in a local time trial in the village of Bickerstaffe. 246 more words

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