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Fort William mountain bike race ‘best in world’

Scotland’s mountain bike racing community has received a major boost after a Highlands race consolidated its reputation as one of the best in the world.

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Jack Carlin (white) of Great Britain and Zac Williams of New Zealand compete in the Men's Sprint during the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup. Picture: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty

Scottish teenager Jack Carlin takes his second cycling gold

Scottish teenager Jack Carlin struck gold for the second weekend in succession when he launched the Great Britain team sprint squad to victory at the second round of the UCI Track World Cup in Holland, writes Colin Renton.

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Logan Thomson will cycle across the Forth Road Bridge 14 times in aid of Poppyscotland. Picture: Contributed

Young Fife fundraiser goes the Extra Mile for Poppyscotland

A 12-year-old from Kirkcaldy has chosen to cycle 20 miles for Poppyscotland after his uncle’s life was transformed by the charity.

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Dave Brailsford of Team Sky will face a select committee.  Picture: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Leaders

Team Sky’s Dave Brailsford to appear before select committee

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has been asked to appear before the Culture Media and Sport select committee as part of its inquiry into how cycling has handled anti-doping issues and the use of therapeutic use exemptions.

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Gordon Wilson, managing director at Carbon Financial Partners, Mark Beaumont ambassador of Winning Scotland Foundation, Sir Bill Gammell Chairman of Winning Scotland Foundation, Mark Christie, Carbon Financial Partners. Picture: Contributed

Record-breaker Mark Beaumont sees £35k handed to kids’ charity

ADVENTURE cyclist Mark Beaumont showed his support to The Winnning Scotland Foundation as a £35,000 cheque from Edinburgh-based financial planning firm Carbon Financial is handed to the charity.

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Bike Butlers set to offer a 'five star' experience to cyclists. Picture: Contributed

Bike Butlers set to give cyclists a five-star experience

CYCLISTS wanting to experience Scotland in ‘five-star’ style can now call upon a new venture calling themselves the Bike Butlers.

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Danny MacAskill filmed a video for Red Bull at the Playboy Mansion in Beverley Hills.

Danny MacAskill admits 'honest mistake' over Playboy Mansion visit

His death-defying stunts and spectacular videos on his bike have won him millions of fans around the world.

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Britain's Chris Froome during the presentation of the 2017 Tour de France route in Paris. Picture: Christophe Ena/AP

Chris Froome: Questions over Bradley Wiggins’ medicine use

Chris Froome says questions remain over Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins seeking permission to use triamcinolone.

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Peter Sagan wins in Doha, pipping Mark Cavendish, far right, on the line. Picture: Getty.

David Brailsford admits he added fuel to Team Sky controversy

Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford admits his errors fanned the flames of controversy over allegations of wrongdoing but has again insisted those allegations are false.

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Amber Neben of the USA on her way to victory in the Women's Elite Individual Time Trial on day 3 of the UCI Road World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Yorkshire ‘confident’ of 2019 world cycling championships

Yorkshire is confident of being named host of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships when the winning venue is announced today.

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Nicolas Roche says the use of TUEs by Team Sky was unethical. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Wiggins’ drug use ‘ethically wrong’ says Sky’s Nicolas Roche

Team Sky’s Nicolas Roche has described the decision to seek permission for Sir Bradley Wiggins to use an otherwise banned drug as “ethically wrong”.

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Scotland's Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Katie Archibald will make her six-day debut in London next month.  Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Katie Archibald: Rio heroine to make six-day race debut

Olympic champion Katie Archibald is making her first venture into six-day racing by heading to London next month.

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A cyclist tries out a new cycle path in George Street, Edinburgh. Picture: Toby Williams/JP Resell

Which Scottish city will be the most cycle-friendly by 2020?

With the latest figures showing cycling rates have fallen, there is a growing demand for Scotland’s cities to make themselves more bike-friendly.

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Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has described the rules allowing athletes to take drugs that would normally be banned under sport's anti-doping rules as "open to abuse" and in need of urgent reform. Picture: John Walton/PA Wire

Chris Froome: TUEs in cycling are open to abuse

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has described the rules allowing athletes to take drugs that would normally be banned under sport’s anti-doping rules as “open to abuse” and in need of urgent reform.

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Callum Skinner won Olympic gold and silver medals in Rio. Picture: Getty Images

Leader comment: Smearing of Skinner a disgrace

Olympic cycling hero Callum Skinner has gone to considerable lengths to demonstrate his innocence after a leak of confidential medical records showed he had taken a banned substance to treat asthma.

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Callum Skinner at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Picture: Getty

Callum Skinner: I want to prove to people my asthma is real

I heard that my therapeutic
use exemptions (TUEs) had been hacked when our team doctor came and told me early last week. A minute later my phone rang: UK Anti-Doping confirming that my records were in the latest batch released by the Fancy Bears.

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Olympic Cyclist gold and silver medal winner Callum Skinner. Picture: Greg Macvean

Callum Skinner releases medical records after being hacked

Callum Skinner – the gold and silver medallist in cycling at the Rio Olympics and one of the athletes whose medical data has been hacked by a group known as the Fancy Bears – has released medical information dating back to when he was five years old to prove he was the victim of a smear.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins during an interview for the BBC's Andrew Marr Show. Picture: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Richard Moore: Bradley Wiggins controversy highlights blurred ‘line’

A couple of weeks ago Sir Bradley Wiggins gave a newspaper interview in which he revealed an interest in politics. As a result, he was booked to appear on the Andrew Marr Show, BBC 1’s Sunday morning political programme. Wiggins kept the appointment but the interview ended up not being about politics.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins during an interview with Andrew Marr for the the BBC's Andrew Marr Show. Picture: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Wiggins denies trying to gain an advantage with triamcinolone

Sir Bradley Wiggins has denied he was trying to gain an “unfair advantage” when he obtained permission to use a banned drug before some of his biggest races, including his victory in the 2012 Tour de France.

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The Countess of Wessex trains ahead of her cycling 445 miles in September from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace. Picture; PA

Palace to Palace: Countess admits nerves ahead of 450-mile cycle

The Countess of Wessex admitted to having some nerves as she embarked on an epic 450-mile palace-to-palace bike ride.

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