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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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M&S staff pedal for Parkinson's. Picture: Supplied

M&S staff and customers raise £40k for Parkinson’s

FIFTY-FIVE M&S stores across Scotland have raised £40,000 in one week for Parkinson’s UK, who support 11,000 Scots affected by the condition every year.

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Mark Beaumont on his Around the World in 80 Days charity cycle challenge.

Beaumont set to reach half way round the world cycle target

Scots cyclist Mark Beaumont is expected to reach the half-way point tomorrow afternoon in his record-breaking attempt to cycle round the world in 80 days.

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Ken Laidlaw: Odds stacked against him.

‘Unknown’ Laidlaw bid to be first Scot to finish tour de France

As the Tour de France reached its climax in Paris yesterday, it was fitting to recall that Ken Laidlaw, now 81 and originally from Hawick, became the first Scot to finish the event in 1961. In an interview 20 years ago in the United States where he has lived for over 40 years, he remarked that winning a stage in the Tour, particularly back then, was ‘your ticket to fame’.

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Chris Froome celebrates his Tour de France victory with his wife and so. Picture: PA.

Victorious Chris Froome targets fifth Tour de France title

Chris Froome set his sights on equalling the record of five Tour de France victories after sealing his fourth yesterday.

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Chris Froome couldnt win a first stage of the year but did increase his lead and effectively win his fourth Tour.
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Mellow yellow: Chris Froome set to win the Tour de France

Chris Froome is set to win his fourth Tour de France title after increasing his lead in yesterday’s penultimate time trial in Marseilles.

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Froome has won on a route which seemed custom-designed to curtail his strengths. Picture: Philippe Lopez/Getty Images

Chris Froome’s right this Tour was his toughest test

Chris Froome warned this year’s Tour de France would be his toughest yet, and as he prepares to celebrate victory in Paris he has been proven right.

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Chris Froome talks to French president Emmanuel Macron after extending his lead on stage 17.

Tour de France: Froome extends his lead in yellow jersey

Chris Froome extended his lead in the yellow jersey as former ski jumper Primoz Roglic sailed over the Tour de France’s highest mountain to win stage 17. Roglic went solo six kilometres from the top of the Col du Galibier and crested the summit with a 90-second lead before racing down the 28 kilometre descent to the finish in Serre-Chevalier.

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Chris Froome still in yellow after Stage 15 despite having to stop for a wheel change. Picture: Getty.

Chris Froome retains yellow jersey at Tour de France

Chris Froome survived a scare to retain the yellow jersey as Bauke Mollema won stage 15 of the Tour de France to Le Puy-en-Velay.

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Womens cycle  racing may at last be emerging from the shadows says Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Richard Moore: Cycling’s most visible women are podium girls

One of the many media ironies is that stories about sexism in sport take up acres more space than stories about women doing actual sport. Another is that this week’s sexism in sport story, following Andy Murray’s mild rebuke of a reporter, concerned a sport, tennis, that is far better than most at treating male and female players almost equally.

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Chris Froome celebrates regaining the yellow jersey 14th stage  of the Tour de France Picture: Philippe Lopez/Getty Images

Chris Froome back in the yellow jersey

Fabio Aru was dropped in the last 500 metres of Stage 14 of the Tour de France, won by Michael Matthews, and relinquished the yellow jersey to Chris Froome.

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France's Warren Barguil on stage 13. Picture: Peter Dejong/AP

Bastille Day celebration on Tour for France’s Warren Barguil

Frenchman Warren Barguil delivered a Bastille Day victory on stage 13 of the Tour de France as Fabio Aru retained the yellow jersey.

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Sir Chris Hoy shared a photo of his son, Callum, two, on his first bike.

Sir Chris Hoy’s son takes to the saddle

It is a heartwarming video of a childhood rite of passage, but if the genes are to be believed, it could also prove to be the world’s first glimpse of a future sporting superstar.

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Fabio Aru of Italy slips into the yellow jersey after stage 12 of the Tour de France.  Picture: Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Chris Froome loses yellow jersey to rival Fabio Aru

Chris Froome surrendered the yellow jersey to Fabio Aru as Romain Bardet won stage 12 of the Tour de France in Peyragudes.

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Marcel Kittel of Germany and Quick-Step Floors celebrates his fifth win on stage eleven.  Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Marcel Kittel claims fifth Tour de France stage win

Marcel Kittel underlined his dominance of this year’s Tour de France sprints as he won stage 11 in Pau for his fifth victory of the race, while Chris Froome came home safely to retain the yellow jersey.

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Stage winner and new best climber Frances Lilian Calmejane during the eighth stage to the Rousses ski station in the Jura Massif. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP

Double first for Lilian Calmejane

Speeding away on a small mountain road more suited to goats than riders, Lilian Calmejane won Stage 8 to the Rousses ski station in the Jura Massif yesterday, for his first victory in his first Tour de France.

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Philippa York made the announcement on cyclingnews.com. Picture: Contributed

Scots former pro cyclist Robert Millar reveals: I’m a woman

Scottish former professional cyclist Robert Millar is now Philippa York, in what she describes in a post on a cycling website as “a step forward for everyone”.

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Danny MacAskill performs a daredevil ride, blocking Tim Henmans efforts to play tennis at Wimbledon. Picture: HSBC Sport

Biker Danny MacAskill joins tennis stars for Wimbledon stunt

He has performed perilous stunts on mountain ridges, train tracks, and craggy coastlines, but for his latest showpiece, the Scottish trials rider, Danny MacAskill, has chosen an altogether more genteel location.

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Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, prepares to throw his bouquet of flowers to cheering fans on the podium. Picture: Christophe Ena/AP

Chris Froome takes yellow jersey at Tour de France

Chris Froome took the yellow jersey from Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas in the Tour de France as Fabio Aru won stage five from Irishman Dan Martin at La Planche des Belles Filles.

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