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Olympic champion headed back to Tour de Yorkshire

Reigning Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet will contest next month’s Tour de Yorkshire.

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Mark Cavendish (centre) shakes hands with Alberto Contador (left) and Chris Froome at the start of of the first stage of the Tour de France in in Leeds. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Mark Cavendish back on the road at Tour de Yorkshire

MARK CAVENDISH has confirmed he will return to road racing after injury by taking part in this year’s Tour de Yorkshire.

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Get on your bike and send us your #MugShotTDY selfies and other fun bike photos to win top prizes

PHOTO COMPETITION: Win £500 of bikes and Tour de Yorkshire VIP tickets - send us your #MugShotTDY photos

SELFIES become 'bikies' today as we gear up for the Tour de Yorkshire with a fun photo competition to snap up £500 of bikes and VIP tickets by sending us your best and fun #MugShotTDY photos.

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Family cycling event returns to Leeds

A popular and free cycling event will return to the streets of Leeds this September.

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Harrogate's Jenny Duncalf, far right, on her way to mixed doubles victory with Adrian Waller. Picture courtesy of World Squash Federation.

Commonwealth Games: Jenny Duncalf up and running as she bids for doubles glory

HARROGATE’S Jenny Duncalf admitted she was relieved to end the waiting as she got her bid for Commonwealth Games doubles squash glory underway on the Gold Coast.

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Priced at 2.99, the programme is on sale from shops along the route, and can also be ordered NOWfor just 4.50,including postage and packing.

Tour de Yorkshire 2018: How to get the official programme posted straight to your door

The Yorkshire Post has teamed up with Welcome to Yorkshire to produce the official 2018 Tour de Yorkshire race programme.
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Missied out: Wakefield's Melissa Lowther. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix

Commonwealth Games: Tears for Melissa as blunder costs her cycling chance

WAKEFIELD cyclist Melissa Lowther was left “gutted” after an administrative error meant she was left off the entry list for today’s Commonwealth Games time trial.

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England's Nile Wilson celebrates winning a gold medal in the Men's Individual All-Round Final with coach Ben Collie. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

Commonwealth Games: Nile Wilson keeps on smiling his way to gold

NILE WILSON grinned his way a second Commonwealth Games gold medal after eclipsing England team-mate James Hall in a dramatic finish to the men’s all-around competition in Coomera.

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The Tour de Yorkshire will return to the white rose county this May

Tour de Yorkshire: Changes made to the race as the four week countdown begins

With just under four weeks to go until this popular cycling race returns to the white rose county, excitement is beginning to build and preparations are busily underway.

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England's Aimee Willmott (right) with her gold medal and Scotland's Hannah Miley (silver) who won silver in the Women's 400m Individual Medley at the Optus Aquatic Centre. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA

Commonwealth Games: Aimee Willmott comes out on top on Gold Coast to end nightmare injury year

THE White Rose of Yorkshire has blossomed early at the Gold Coast, with a storming opening day at the Commonwealth Games seeing many of Yorkshire’s athletes celebrating medals, with two golds, three silvers and one bronze.

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OPTIONS: Tom Pidcock, left, pictured at last year's Ilkley Races.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Tom Pidcock out to punch above his weight as he pedals towards the top

LEEDS cyclist Tom Pidcock is hoping to change the shape of the sport.

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Leeds schoolchildren Mason Webster and Ola Haizel at the trophy event.

Trophies on show as Leeds gears up nicely for Tour de Yorkshire

Schoolchildren in Leeds had their eyes on the prize today as the annual Tour de Yorkshire trophy roadshow rolled into the city.

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Lizzie Deignan: 'As a rider, the World Championship is what you dream of winning.'

Tour de Yorkshire: Deignan targets world glory in the Broad Acres after a pregnant pause

MUM-TO-be Lizzie Deignan says the prospect of being crowned world champion for the second time, on home roads, will spur her return to elite-level cycling.

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Team Dimension Data rider Mark Cavendish is heading to the region for the Tour de Yorkshire. (Picture: Chris Etchells)

Cavendish and Team Sky headline Tour de Yorkshire

Mark Cavendish’s Team Dimension Data and Team Sky headline the list of 20 teams selected to race in this year’s Tour de Yorkshire in May.

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Tour de Yorkshire will be taking place at the beginning of May

Which roads will be closed when the Tour de Yorkshire rides through?

There’s only a few weeks to go before the Tour de Yorkshire once again brings crowds of people to our county. But which roads will be closed when the cyclists ride through?

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Photo gallery: 2018 Leeds Sports Awards - all the action from the ceremony

THE city’s sporting stars were hailed at the 2018 Leeds Sports Awards.

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Otley cyclist Lizzie Deignan.

“Almost unrecognisable” - Yorkshire star Lizzie Deignan happy to see gender gap closing in cycling

Yorkshire’s Lizzie Deignan believes cycling is “almost unrecognisable” in terms of gender equality from six years ago when she highlighted the issue after winning Great Britain’s first medal of the London 2012 Olympics.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins: Under investigation.

Cycling drugs cloud continues to grow over Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky

A PARLIAMENTARY report has accused Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky of crossing an “ethical line” in their use of a powerful drug to prepare for races, including Wiggins’s historic 2012 Tour de France win.

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STAR TURN: Charlie Tanfield wins Gold in the Men's Individual Pursuit final at the British Cycling Championships in Manchester in January. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Yorkshire’s Charlie Tanfield targets track star billing at World Championships

Three days after the closing ceremony of a Winter Olympics that reignited the debate about sports funding in this country, a young man from Yorkshire starts turning the wheels towards Tokyo this week as an example of what can be achieved off your own back.

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Half a million journeys have been recorded on the regions CityConnect Cycle Superhighway since it opened.

Half a million trips on Leeds Bradford CityConnect Cycle Superhighway

Half a million journeys have been recorded on the region’s CityConnect Cycle Superhighway since it opened less than two years ago, new statistics reveal.

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