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Blaak wins world title despite early crash Dutch national road race champion Chantal Blaak won the women’s road race at the World Championships in Bergen. The 27-year-old, who crashed early on, won by 28 seconds from Australia’s Katrin Garfoot with Denmark’s defending champion Amalie Dideriksen third in the 152km eight-lap race in Bergen. Britain’s Hannah
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Image copyright SWPix Image caption The third day of the 2017 race included eight categorised climbs, including Cote de Shibden Wall The Tour de Yorkshire cycle race has been extended to four days. Union Cycliste Internationale confirmed its decision on Tuesday and next year’s event will now run from 3 to 6 May. Welcome to
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Brian Cookson, left, is being challenged in the UCI presidential election by David Lappartient UCI president Brian Cookson says cycling’s world governing body is “unrecognisable” from the “chaotic and dysfunctional state” it was in when he took over as he seeks re-election. The Briton, 66, is being challenged by Frenchman David Lappartient in Thursday’s presidential
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