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Pogacar, Vingegaard set for thrilling third act amid safety concerns

Pogacar, Vingegaard set for thrilling third act amid safety…

The Tour de France looks set to be a battle between defending champion Jonas Vingegaard and twice winner Tadej Pogacar, but there is a question mark over the Slovenian's form while riders' safety will be scrutinised after the death of Gino Mader. Pogacar was enjoying a sterling season, winning Paris-Nice and the Tour of Flanders, before breaking his wrist two months ago, leaving the 2020 and 2021 Tour winner fighting to make a full recovery before the Grand Depart in Bilbao on Saturday.
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Commonwealth Games Cycling crash was nearly ‘complete catastrophe’

A family involved in the horror cycling crash during the Commonwealth Games say they came "close to a complete catastrophe" that could have "seriously injured or killed" their two young children. On the final lap of a qualifying heat for the men's scratch race on Sunday, a high-speed collision involving several riders resulted in England's Matt Walls being catapulted over the barriers and into the crowd with his bike. The incident has led to calls from Sir Chris Hoy and Dame Laura Kenny

Vuelta a Espana: Primoz Roglic wins third straight title

Slovenia's Primoz Roglic wrapped up a third straight Vuelta a Espana after claiming victory in the final stage, a 33.8km time trial. Roglic, the Olympic time trial champion, beat second-placed Magnus Cort Nielsen by 14 seconds and became the third rider to win a third Vuelta.Roglic won by four minutes 42 seconds overall - the biggest winning margin at a Vuelta since Alex Zuelle in 1997. Enric Mas and Jack Haig completed the podium, with Briton Adam Yates fourth. "It's the last stage

Vuelta a Espana: Fabio Jakobsen wins first Grand Tour…

Fabio Jakobsen won his first Grand Tour stage since suffering serious injuries in a crash last year with a bunch sprint victory at the Vuelta a Espana. The Dutchman, 24, held off Arnaud Demare and Magnus Cort to claim an emotional win on stage four in Molina de Aragon. Jakobsen sustained severe head injuries at the 2020 Tour of Poland in a crash with Jumbo-Visma's Dylan Groenewegen. "It's a dream come true for me," said Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider Jakobsen. "After the crash it was

Elinor Barker: Olympic champion back in training after being…

Olympic champion Elinor Barker said she is "relieved" to have resumed training after she was hit by a car. The 26-year-old revealed a driver failed to stop at a roundabout and "went straight into me" last week. "I'm aware that I'm so lucky it wasn't worse, minor damage done and I had less than a week out of training," she said. Barker won gold in the team pursuit alongside Laura Kenny, Joanna Rowsell-Shand and Katie Archibald at Rio 2016. In an Instagram post,

Adam Yates fourth as Primoz Roglic wins Itzulia Basque…

Britain's Adam Yates finished fourth overall in the Itzulia Basque Country, as Primoz Roglic won brilliantly. Ineos Grenadiers' Yates had a strong race but could not haul back the leaders, including Jumbo-Visma's Roglic following his commanding break away. Other race favourite UAE-Team Emirates' Tadej Pogacar was third overall after trying to chase down Roglic with Yates. Groupama-FDJ's David Gaudu won Saturday's 112km stage from Ondarroa to Arrate, with Roglic second. Britain's Hugh Carthy, 26, was 12th in the general classification for EF Education-Nippo