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7 of the best cycling hill climbs in Scotland

Take your cycling to the next level with one of these hill climbs.

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Grant Ferguson road tests the mountain bike trails at Cathkin Braes which will be used for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Mountain biker Grant Ferguson relishes prospect of home venue

Zipping up and down the dips and hills and effortlessly manoeuvring round the last few chicanes on the revamped Cathkin Braes mountain bike course, Grant Ferguson looks at home.

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Chris Froomer kisses the trophy on the podium in Rome. Picture: AFP/Getty.

Chris Froome joins greats with Giro d’Italia victory

Winning three Grand Tours consecutively was already enough to cement Chris Froome’s place in cycling history. The way in which he won this Giro d’Italia, though, adds an extra dimension to the achievement.

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Callum Skinner wants to see change

Callum Skinner wants tougher sanctions on drugs cheats

Callum Skinner has again spoken out against drugs cheats, urging the authorities to come down tougher on those who try to circumnavigate doping rules in sport. But the Olympic cyclist has also appealed to those who are losing faith with sport not to give in to scepticism.

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Chris Froome celebrates retaining the pink jersey after Stage 20 of the Giro d'Italia. Photograph: Luk Benies/AFP/Getty

Grand Slam in sight for Chris Froome at Giro d’Italia

Chris Froome is set to complete a grand slam of Grand Tour titles, and take his tally to six overall, after all but ensuring his status at the Giro d’Italia’s first British winner.

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Chris Froome celebrates after powering to victory on stage 19. Picture: AFP/Getty

Chris Froome grabs pink jersey from Simon Yates in Giro d’Italia

Chris Froome charged into the overall lead of the Giro d’Italia with a stunning solo ride to win stage 19 while former 
leader Simon Yates slid well out of contention.

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Britain's Simon Yates out on the road during the time trial and, left, Rohan Dennis celebrates his win. Picture: AFP/Getty.

Simon Yates keeps Tom Dumoulin at bay in Giro d’Italia time trial

Simon Yates is still in control of the Giro d’Italia after the British rider limited his losses to closest rival Tom Dumoulin in the individual time trial yesterday.

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Chris Froome finished six seconds ahead of compatriot Simon Yates. Picture: AP.

Chris Froome wins stage as Simon Yates consolidates lead in Giro d’Italia

Chris Froome responded to his critics with a fantastic ride up Monte Zoncolan to win the 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia but it was British compatriot Simon Yates who consolidated his overall lead.

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Record-breaking long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont prepares to take on the R.White's Lemonade Penny Farthing One Hour World Record next month at the World Cycling Revival festival. Pic: Ben Queenborough

Scottish endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont gears up to smash 132 year penny farthing record

Record-breaking Scottish cyclist Mark Beaumont has ramped up training as he prepares to smash another world record but this time atop a vintage bike.

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Katie Archibald celebrates winning gold for Scotland in the women's 3,000m individual pursuit during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Picture: Getty

Golden girl Katie Archibald swaps track for Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire sets off today, the men doing four days of racing through those narrow northern roads, the women’s race will be over in half that time. For some it may be a source of bitterness that the sexes are treated differently but Katie Archibald is her own boss and, to be honest, she almost sounds relieved.

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Katie Archibald races during the women's individual time trial cycling. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Commonwealth Games 2018: Archibalds stutter in cycling time trials

Scots cyclist Katie Archibald came agonisingly close to medalling in the women’s time trial event.

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Slovakia's Peter Sagan will take to the cobblestones for the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic. Picture: Bernard Papon/AFP/Getty Images)

Richard Moore: Peter Sagan is a throwback to cycling’s golden era

P eter Sagan is the greatest cyclist of his generation: a genius on a bike and a showman on and off it. With his €4 million salary and other earnings the Slovak might also be the best paid rider in the history of the sport. But he is finding it difficult to win the races that matter. The exception is the world championship road race, which he has won three years in a row: a curiosity we’ll return to.

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Scotland's Neah Evans, right, celebrates her bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games 25km points race with compatriot Katie Archibald who won silver. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Neah Evans goes from tortoises to Commonwealth Games medal

Neah Evans grabbed a bronze in the points race yesterday and has ambitions to add to that medal haul before her Australian Commonwealth Games experience is over.

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Commonwealth Games 2018: Neil Fachie storms to first gold for Scotland

SCOTLAND have their first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games after Neil Fachie powered his way to gold in the men’s blind and visually impaired 1,000m time trial.

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The vast majority of bike thefts in Scotland go unsolved.

Majority of bike thefts in Scotland go unsolved

The overwhelming majority of bicycle thefts in Scotland go unsolved, new figures have shown.

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Katie Archibald is ready to fly the flag for Scotland.

Katie Archibald sets her sights on high five for Scotland

Whisper it, but Katie Archibald could be Scotland’s star turn at these Commonwealth Games.

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Scottish cyclist Katie Archibald. Picture: Jeff Holmes

10 Scottish athletes poised to win medals at the Commonwealth Games

From the largest team ever to travel away, Scotland has a coterie of athletes ready and able to win medals and here are ten in a good position to shine on the Gold Coast, writes Moira Gordon

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Kyle Gordon quit his job on an oil rig in order to compete at the Gold Coast. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Commonwealth Games: Kyle Gordon’s light bulb moment in North Sea

Forget the road to Damascus, it was offshore, on a rig that was being battered by wind and rain that Kyle Gordon had his moment of revelation.

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Callum Skinner is expected to make podium appearances again, this time in Scotland's colours. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/JSHPIX

Pressure just part of the cycle for Callum Skinner

Winning a gold and silver medal at the Olympic Games hasn’t changed Callum Skinner’s life but it has given him a more credible platform from which to air his views.

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Scottish cyclist Jonny Wale says he'll be disappointed if he doesn't come home from the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast with at least a silver medal. Picture: Jeff Holmes

Bipolar, self-trained cyclist Jonny Wale flying the Saltire

It’s difficult to say precisely
what gives Jonny Wale his endearingly singular status in cycling.

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