Andrew Vine: Stars welcome but humble cyclist still riding for a fall

CYCLING at this time of year is always a little more hair-raising than I’d like.

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World champion Lizzie Armitstead meets fans after the Women's Tour de Yorkshire earlier this year. (Picture: Chris Etchells)

World Championships: Defending champion Lizzie Deignan puts trust in her own instincts over summer scandal and racing

Lizzie Deignan (nee Armitstead) admits her reign as world champion will, in all likeliness, come to an end today as she closes what has been a traumatic second half to the season in Doha.

Lottery millions helping to bring world's top cyclists to Yorkshire for 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships

Lottery millions for Yorkshire cycling showcase 'will enhance UK as world leading host'

Millions of pounds of National Lottery funding for the 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships will help Yorkshire enhance the UK's reputation as a world leading host, says the head of UK Sport.
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Harrogate hosting the Tour de France in 2014. The UCI Road World Championships will come to Yorkshire in 2019.

Excitement across world peloton at return to Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s selection as host for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships has been greeted with delight across the peloton.

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This was the scene in Leeds when Yorkshire hosted the Tour de France two years ago.

Yorkshire wins bid to host 2019 Road World Championships

Yorkshire’s standing as the capital of world cycling was confirmed today when it was announced that the county will host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

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Yorkshire awaits today’s decision on bid to host UCI World Championships in 2019

Yorkshire will today learn whether its place as one of the leading destinations for world cycling is secure when the sport’s governing body names hosts for future versions of the world road race championships.


‘Fat to fit’ cyclists to feature in new Dales film campaign

An Ilkley cycle clothing brand has launched a campaign to help persuade people of all shapes and sizes to get on their bikes.

World champion Lizzie Deignan. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Lizzie Deignan leads six-strong Yorkshire contingent in world road race championships

Otley’s Lizzie Deignan will lead the Yorkshire challenge at next month’s UCI Road World Championships in Qatar.

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft wins the Gold Medal in the Women's 800m - T34 Final.

Rio Paralympics: Halifax’s Hannah Cockroft leads golden streak to beat London 2012 tally

Great Britain’s Paralympians have won more medals at Rio 2016 than they managed four years ago in London - with two days of the Games still remaining.

Scott Thwaites.

Thwaites plays waiting game on place in World Championships

WEST YORKSHIRE’S Grand Tour rider Scott Thwaites is waiting to hear if he will be called up for Great Britain’s World Championship squad.

Kadeena Cox celebrates with her gold medal won in the Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial final in Rio. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Paralympics: FIVE things you should know about Leeds’s golden girl Kadeena Cox

Kadeena Cox on Saturday won gold in the C4/C5 500 metres time-trial to become the first Briton since Isabel Barr (later Newstead) in 1988 to win Paralympic medals in two sports at the same Games.

Great Britain's Sarah Storey celebrates winning gold in the Women's C5 3,000m individual pursuit final at the Rio Olympic Velodrome (Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire).

Storey speeds into history in Rio with her 12th gold medal

Dame Sarah Storey won her 12th Paralympic gold medal on the opening day of the Rio Games.

Brendan Foster. Picture by David Davies/ PA Wire.

Brendan Foster backs Yorkshire’s latest bid to bring world class sport to the North

The legendary runner who founded the Great North Run is backing Yorkshire’s bid to host the UCI Road World Championships in 2019.

Cycling's golden couple Laura trott and Jason Kenny would trade honours for greater investment in cycling.

Andrew Vine: Honour our golden Olympians – by building more cycle lanes

GETTING Britain on its bikes was a Conservative manifesto commitment at last year’s general election, but it’s fallen as flat as a punctured inner tube.

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Lizzie Armitstead. PIC: Tony Johnson

Cycling: Armitstead admits title chances are looking slim

World champion Lizzie Armitstead admits the chances of her successfully defending the rainbow jersey next month are slim – and that a shot at that elusive Olympic gold in Tokyo in 2020 may also be beyond her.

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2015 world champion Lizzie Armitstead (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

Lizzie Armitstead admits that her world title chances are slim

World champion Lizzie Armitstead admits the chances of her successfully defending the rainbow jersey next month are slim – and that a shot at that elusive Olympic gold in Tokyo in 2020 may also be beyond her.

Olympian Katy Marchant helps re-home stray puppy

Olympian Katy Marchant helps re-home stray puppy

An Olympic heroine has teamed up with an abandoned puppy in a bid to find her a loving new home.

Katy Marchant with her bronze medal in Rio

Rio 2016: Katy Marchant planning now to turn Rio bronze into Tokyo gold

Surprise Rio medallist Katy Marchant of Leeds tells Lee Sobot how she’s already putting plans in place for Tokyo 2020.

Lizzie Armitstead's Olympics ended in disappointment and without a place on the podium.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Lizzie Armitstead: Back in the saddle and facing the future

After the disappointment of Rio, the Otley cyclist talks to Sarah Freeman about everything from wedding plans to world title ambitions.

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