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Katie Archibald applauds Madison inclusion at Olympics

World and Olympic champion Katie Archibald has defended the inclusion of a women’s Madison race in the programme for the next Olympic Games, amid criticism of the event.

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Chris Froome, right, crosses the line with Geraint Thomas at the final stage of last years Tour. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

Mild-mannered but ruthless Chris Froom is favourite for Tour

Those who know him well say there are few athletes as single-minded as Chris Froome, the three-times Tour de France winner who, with the race starting in Dusseldorf on Saturday, stands on the brink of becoming only the fifth man in history to win four. He is mild-mannered and pleasant but put him on a bike and he becomes ruthless and unsentimental.

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7km Lhanbryde to Elgin cycle route promoted in online film. Picture: John Devline

Video: highlights of River Lossie cycle path

AN ONLINE film has been created to show the delights of the new River Lossie cycle path in Moray.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Peter Kennaugh celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of the seventh stage of the Criterium du Dauphine. Picture: Getty Images

Peter Kennaugh wins on Alpe d’Huez

Peter Kennaugh did his Tour de France hopes no harm as he soared to victory in stage seven of the Criterium du Dauphine.

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Graeme Obree smashed records on homemade cycles

Graeme Obree should need no introduction, but alas, he shares his name with an iconic Scottish locomotive.

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Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana celebrates his overall leader pink jersey after the 20th stage of 100th Giro d'Italia. Picture: Getty Images

Nairo Quintana keeps Giro lead but Tom Dumoulin has a chance

Nairo Quintana held on to the pink jersey in the penultimate stage of the Giro d’Italia yesterday but is not yet sure of victory. The 100th race will be decided on the last stage, writes Jean Lafond in Asiago.

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O'Caykx won the window display competition for the Tour Series in Aberdeen. Picture: Supplied

Aberdeen shops gear up for elite cycling event

A MAJOR cycling event kicking off in Aberdeen today has seen city centre shops playing their part to turn the streets into a cycling hub for the elite competition.

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Geraint Thomas after Stage five of the Giro dItalia in Messina. Pic: Team Sky/Russ Ellis

Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas withdraws Giro d’Italia

Geraint Thomas has been forced to withdraw from the Giro d’Italia due to injuries sustained in a crash during Sunday’s Stage nine.

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Nairo Quintana is aiming to be in the pink again when he contests the Giro d'Italia for the second time. He won the race at his first attempt in 2014. Picture: AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari

Nairo Quintana gives himself a mountain to climb

Nairo Quintana will today begin his attempt to become the first rider since Marco Pantani in 1998 to win the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France in the same year.

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Mountain biking festival comes to Fife farm. Picture: Contributed

Fife farmland is to host the new Eliminator biking festival

THE barley fields and hills of Parkhill Farm in Newburgh, Fife, will next month host The Eliminator - one of Scotland’s biggest mountain bike events.

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Sir Chris Hoy tries out the 'ski-bike'. Picture: Twitter/@chrishoy

Sir Chris Hoy takes up ‘bike skiing’

AFTER switching cycling for motor racing, Sir Chris Hoy is back on two wheels again - but now with a ski attached.

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One of the great views during Etape Loch Ness 2017. Picture: Contrinbuted

Cyclist injured after crash during Loch Ness cycle race

Thousands of cyclists took part in one of Scotland fastest growing sporting competitions, taking in the scenic 66-mile route around the iconic Loch Ness.

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Giro winner Michele Scarponi dies in road crash

Giro d’Italia winner Michele Scarponi, 37, has died after a collision with a van while training today.

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Get on your bike and live longer is the message from researchers who looked at cancer and heart disease. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Cycling to work cuts cancer and heart disease risk in half

Using your bike to get to work could cut the risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half according to new research.

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Great Britain's Katie Archibald celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's omnium at the World Track Cycling championships in Hong Kong. Picture: Kin Cheung/AP

Scotland’s Katie Archibald win world cycling gold medal

Scotland’s Katie Archibald claimed Britain’s first gold medal of the Track Cycling World Championships on day three in Hong Kong with victory in the women’s omnium.

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Mark Cavendish has been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus and faces an uncertain timescale for his recovery. Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Glandular fever leaves Cavendish sidelined

Mark Cavendish has been diagnosed with glandular fever and a date for his return to racing is not yet known.

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Gold medallist Rachele Barbieri, centre, of Italy, silver medalist Elinor Barker, left, of Great Britain and Bronze medalist Jolien D'Hoore of Belgium pose with their medals on the podium after the scratch race at the Track Cycling World Cup in Hong Kong. Picture: Kin Cheung/AP

Briton Elinor Barker has to settle for silver in Hong Kong

Elinor Barker was frustrated after narrowly missing out on a first individual Track Cycling World Championships title with scratch race silver on the opening day in Hong Kong.

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Callum Skinner is not involved in any team events at the World Track Cycling Championships in Hong Kong. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty

Callum Skinner only looking out for No 1 in Hong Kong

Callum Skinner admits he will be chasing personal glory
rather than team success when the World Track Championships get underway in Hong Kong this morning.

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Mark Beaumont sets off from Edinburgh Airport for his round the world cycle ride in 80 days. Picture: Toby Williams

Mark Beaumont: Beating mental fatigue for round the world trip

Mark Beaumont believes guarding himself against mental fatigue is just as important as battling physical challenges as he prepares for an record-breaking attempt at cycling around the world in 80 days.

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