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Atherton adds another rainbow jersey to the birdcage

LONDON (Reuters) - Rachel Atherton once had "a bit of a dream" of taking up track cycling but, with five mountain bike downhill world championship golds and six World Cup titles won, she would do nothing different now.

Yates stays strong to increase Vuelta lead

LAGOS DE COVADONGA, Spain (Reuters) - Leader Simon Yates stayed in charge of the Vuelta a Espana after finishing third on Sunday's 15th stage, which was won by Frenchman Thibaut Pinot, with the Briton slightly increasing his gap at the top of the general classification.

Ewan wins Tour of Britain finale, Alaphilippe takes overall prize

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Caleb Ewan won the eighth and final stage of the Tour of Britain around the streets of London's West End as France's Julian Alaphilippe claimed overall victory on Sunday.

Cyclist Fatehah’s Olympic quest gets complicated

PETALING JAYA: The road to the Olympics is going to get much tougher for woman track cyclist Fatehah Mustapa.

Happier times: Malaysian woman cyclist Fatehah Mustapa and coach John Beasley during a training session. Beasley dropped Fatehah for the recent Asian Games because of a drop in form.

Tour champion Thomas signs new deal with Team Sky

LONDON (Reuters) - Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has signed a three-year contract extension with Team Sky, ending speculation that the Welshman could seek a leader's role with another outfit.

Yates leads Vuelta again after storming to stage victory

LES PRAERES. NAVA, Spain (Reuters) - Britain's Simon Yates snatched back the leader's red jersey at the Vuelta a Espana after a stunning late attack propelled him to victory in Saturday's stage 14, giving him a 20-second advantage at the top of the general classification.

Stannard wins Tour of Britain seventh stage, Alaphilippe retains overall lead

(Reuters) - Team Sky's Ian Stannard claimed a stunning solo victory in the seventh stage of the Tour of Britain on Saturday, while Julian Alaphilippe retained his overall lead.

Rodriguez grabs debut Vuelta stage win, Yates cuts Herrada's lead

VALLE DE SABERO. LA CAMPERONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spaniard Oscar Rodriguez pulled off the biggest win of his career by snatching victory in stage 13 at the Vuelta a Espana on Friday while compatriot Jesus Herrada retained the red jersey but saw his lead significantly trimmed by Briton Simon Yates.

Poels wins Tour of Britain stage six, Alaphilippe takes overall lead

(Reuters) - Dutchman Wout Poels timed his late attack to perfection to win the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain on Friday, while Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe took the overall lead with a second-placed finish.

Cycling - Olympic champion Vogel paralysed after crash

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Olympic and world sprint cycling champion Kristina Vogel has been paralysed following a serious crash in training in June, she told a German magazine in an interview.

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