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Chris Froome predicting difficult 2018 Tour de France course

Briton Chris Froome 
anticipates an all-round test in his bid for a fifth Tour de France title next summer.

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Katie Archibald now has an Olympic gold, two world titles and eight European crowns to her name. Picture: Kevin Lee/Getty Images

Katie Archibald recalls pain and gain of early days

A lot has changed for Katie Archibald since making her European Championships debut back in 2013.

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The 34-year-old Scotsman set a new world record for circumnavigating the globe on a bike when he arrived at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris today. Picture: Getty Images

Mark Beaumont smashes 80-day around the world cycle record

Ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont says he feels elation and “utter relief” after obliterating the record for travelling around the world on a bike.

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Mark Beaumont Around the World in Eighty Days

Leader comment: Bravo to Beaumont

It seemed like an impossible challenge – one indeed worthy of Phileas Fogg.

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Mark Beaumont's around the world in 80 days challenge set to finish. Picture: Matt Grayson

Mark Beaumont’s 80 days around the world finishes – ahead of schedule

Ultra-endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont is set to reclaim the world record for circumnavigating the globe one day ahead of schedule.

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Graeme Obree of Great Britain in action during the preliminary round of the men''s individual pursuit at the Olympic Velodrome at Stone Mountain, Georgia, in 1996. Picture: Getty

Cycling champ Graeme Obree’s ‘Beasite’ bike to be auctioned

Cycling champion Graeme Obree is auctioning off more than 30 items from his legendary career including his “Beastie” bike - estimated to be worth at least £10,000.

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Bike made from Glenmorangie whisky casks.

Glenmorangie whisky casks make ingenious bike frame

OLD whisky casks from the famous Glenmorangie Distillery in the Highlands have been used to make unique wooden bicycle frames.

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Chris Froome celebrates his historic Vuelta a Espana victory. Picture: Getty.

King of the road Chris Froome seals Tour-Vuelta double

Chris Froome paraded into Madrid yesterday to become the first Briton to win La Vuelta title and secure the elusive Tour de France-Vuelta double, while Spanish great Alberto Contador celebrated the end of his remarkable career in front of his home crowd.

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Chris Froome smiles as he sports the overall leaders red jersey after finishing third on the 20th stage of the Vuelta at Alto de LAngliru. Photograph: Jose jordan/AFP/Getty

Chris Froome on brink of cycling history in Spain

Thirty-two years ago Robert Millar was poised to become the first British cyclist to win the Vuelta a España when, on the penultimate day, in horrendous conditions, the home teams combined against him.

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Mark Beaumont is spending 16 hours a day on his bike as he looks to beat the world circumnavigation record.

Scots adventurer cycles 7,031 miles into the record books

It is a gruelling adventure which tests the durability of one man’s body and mind, but Scottish endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont has already written his name into the history books as he seeks to beat the world record for circumnavigating the globe.

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Chris Hoy apologised after making tongue in cheek remarks suggesting that wearing Lycra looks awful on pretty much anyone heavier than eight stone

Aidan Smith: the perils of inner-city cycling

In these hard times for cyclists on congested streets, Aidan Smith reveals the pursuit will be off-road for him from now on

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Caleb Ewan, far left, just gets to the line ahead of his rivals in Kelso to win the first stage of the Tour of Britain. Picture: PA.

Caleb Ewan’s Tour of Britain defence has perfect start in Scotland

Australia’s Caleb Ewan of the Orica Scott team resumed where he left off last year when he took the honours in yesterday’s opening stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain from Edinburgh to Kelso. The 23-year-old, winner of the London finale in 2016, lunged at the line to edge out Edvald Baossan Hagen and Ellia Viviani and secure the leader’s green jersey.

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On his mark: He is ready for the Tour of Britain but Mark Stewart has long-term track ambitions.  Photograph: Matthew Pover

Scot Mark Stewart faces a tough test in Tour of Britain

On Friday Mark Stewart pedalled out of Glasgow, heading north for the Campsies, climbing the Crow Road, then doing a loop around the Carron Valley. “It was nice to be back on home roads,” he says, “but it was fresh. Arm and leg warmers weather.”

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Milngavie's Katie Archibald, still only 23 years old, is backing the HSBC UK City Bike Ride in Edinburgh, with the aim of encouraging two million more Brits to get on their bikes by 2020. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Interview: Katie Archibald wonders why she bothered with all the tattoos and hair dye

Frankly, I’m disappointed.
I expected more of Katie Archibald’s T-shirt.

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Chris Hoy trains at the Velodrome after being selected for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Jon Savage.

Exclusive: Chris Hoy on his debt to the Meadowbank Velodrome

A building that can perhaps claim to be Scotland’s most successful sporting facility will soon close its doors for the final time. What other arena comes close? Hampden, Murrayfield – neither has created as many champions as Meadowbank Velodrome.

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Picture: the Tour of Britain starts on 3rd September in Edinburgh, supplied

Best places to watch the Scottish leg of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

With Edinburgh and the Borders set to host Stage One of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, which takes place from the 3rd-10th September, we take a look at the best vantage points to take in the country’s largest free-to-spectate sporting event

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Picture: the Tour of Britain in Edinburgh, 2015, supplied

Big name riders to look out for at the Tour of Britain

With the UK’s biggest professional cycle race set to start in Scotland on the Sunday 3rd September, we take a look at the famous names lining up to take part this year

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Chris Hoy with mArco Librizzi and Richard Chapman at Meadowbank.

End of an era as Meadowbank velodrome to close for final time

Meadowbank velodrome, once the envy of cyclists around Britain, will close its doors for the final time on Saturday, bringing down the curtain on a facility that has been variously revered and undervalued while producing a string of Scotland’s sporting stars.

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Christopher and Scot. Picture: Supplied

Dad to cycle 90 miles for hospital charity in memory of son

THE father of a young man who tragically died unexpectedly is to cycle over 90 miles to help an Edinburgh charity close to his family’s heart.

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Hugh McIlvanney will be appearing alongside Graham Spiers at this year's Fringe. Picture: SNS

10 interesting sport related shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

If you’re looking to see something with a sport twist, The Scotsman has got you covered. Here are ten of the best sport-related shows at this year’s Fringe.

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