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Richard Moore: Sketchy evidence behind Chris Froome’s ‘performance-enhancer’

On 12 October I went to Monaco to interview a relaxed Chris Froome. It was peak off season: the brief sweet spot between ending racing and resuming training. He’d been for a run the day before and mentioned that his legs were aching. How far did he run? “About 5k.”

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From left, councillor David McDonald, former Scottish road race champion James McCallum, minister for sport Aileen Campbell MSP and East Dunbartonshire Council depute chief executive Thomas Glen announce the 2018 competition routes. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Glasgow to welcome elite cyclists for 2018 European Championships

The streets of Glasgow will once again become a racetrack for Europe’s elite cyclists this summer as part of the rebranded European Championships.

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Chris Froome celebrates after winning the Vuelta a Espana cycling race In September 2017. Picture: Getty Images

Chris Froome denies seeking ‘short ban’ over salbutamol finding

Chris Froome has denied a report that he is looking to negotiate a short ban rather than fight to prove his innocence after returning an adverse analytical finding for the asthma drug salbutamol during last year’s La Vuelta.

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British cyclist Chris Froome smiles at journalists before a training session in Port de Alcudia on the Spanish island of Majorca. Picture: AFP/Getty

Chris Froome maintains innocence amid calls for suspension

Chris Froome’s renewed protestations of innocence yesterday were accompanied by doubts about why the four-time Tour de France champion was not immediately suspended for failing a doping test.

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Chris Froome (centre) during stage 21 of the Tour de France in Paris. Picture: PA

Chris Froome admits drug test is ‘damaging’ but hopes to clear name

Chris Froome admits his adverse test for asthma drug salbutamol is “damaging” but is hopeful he will be cleared of any wrongdoing.

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Chris Froome, who later failed a dope test, on the podium after a stage at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana. Picture: Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty

Chris Froome is facing ban over failed test for asthma drug

Chris Froome could miss most of next season after a urine sample he gave at this year’s La Vuelta was found to contain twice the permitted concentration of asthma drug Salbutamol.

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Chris Froome pictured in the final stage of La Vuelta in Madrid. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Chris Froome could be stripped of Vuelta title after drugs test result

Chris Froome has vowed to provide whatever information is required by the UCI about his use of medication for asthma during the 2017 Vuelta a Espana after a urine test revealed a concentration of Salbutamol double the WADA threshold.

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Video: Edinburgh’s new electric bike hire given a test ride

Effortlessly pedalling up one of Edinburgh’s steepest streets proved not just a novelty for me but for others too.

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Bid to create £10m mountain biking centre in Aberdeenshire

A £10million project aimed at bringing more visitors to mountain bike in Scotland and boost domestic adventure sports tourism has been unveiled.
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Sir Bradley Wiggins celebrates his Tour deFrance victory. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Richard Moore: How far will Britain push for cycling glory?

The timing is perfect but entirely accidental. Tomorrow evening a documentary, Britain’s Cycling Superheroes: The Price of Success?, will be broadcast on BBC Two, just a few days after UK Anti-Doping finally reported, following a 14-month investigation, on one of the many strands to a multifaceted story.

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Glasgow's nextbike scheme is set to grow (Picture: John Devlin)

Leader comment: Edinburgh, finally, joins global cycle revolution

Finally, the flagship scheme of what is a global cycling revolution has arrived in Scotland’s capital. London has its ‘Boris Bikes’, Glasgow’s version is the nextbike, Paris boasts more than 20,000 Velib bicycles, there’s Citi Bike in New York City and, even that most car-obsessed of cities, Los Angeles, there is Metro Bike Share.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins, who retired from cycling in the summer, is to take up rowing. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Sir Bradley Wiggins set to swap cycling for rowing

Sir Bradley Wiggins’ return to competition has been confirmed, with the five-time Olympic cycling champion swapping his bike for an indoor rowing machine.

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The new track will be built in Knightswood in north-west Glasgow. Picture: Glasgow City Council

Glasgow to open Scotland’s first Olympic-standard BMX bike track

Work is underway to build the first Olympic-standard BMX bike track in Scotland, which will allow for elite-level competitions to be staged in the country on a regular basis.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins riding in the leader's jersey during the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine race when the mysterious parcel was delivered. Picture: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty

Sky and Bradley Wiggins off hook as poor records stymie doping probe

No charges will be brought over the doping investigation that cast a cloud over the reputation of British cycling and Bradley Wiggins, the former Tour de France champion and the country’s most decorated Olympian.

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Great Britain's Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker won the Madison at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Katie Archibald in GB team for Track World Cup in Canada

Katie Archibald will be back in action at the next round of the Track World Cup in Canada next month after winning two gold medals and a silver in Manchester at the weekend.

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Katie Archibald strikes gold as GB win World Cup madison

Great Britain claimed two gold medals on the second night of the Track World Cup in Manchester with victories in the men’s team pursuit and the women’s madison.

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Danny MacAskill riding in Edinburgh

Video: Stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill has tallied up over £1m

CYCLIST Danny MacAskill’s has raked in more than £1 million from his daredevil stunts, new figures have revealed.

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Title holder Britain's Chris Froome launches the official route of the 2018 Tour de France

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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