Tour de France: Bernal takes yellow from Alaphilippe as hail stops stage 19

Egan Bernal took the Tour de France yellow jersey from Julian Alaphilippe as a hailstorm and reported landslides forced stage 19 to be stopped before the final climbing into Tignes The most dramatic mountain stage yet in the 2019 Tour de France ended in chaos when race organisers were forced to abandon the schemed finish […]

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Fat-biking: the miracle solution to cycling on sand

Peter Kimpton finds a motorcycle thats perfect for riding on the beach and explores the Glamorgan coast near Porthcawl Smooth tarmac to rough, potholed roads, gravel tracks to mountain paths, cyclists encounter both good and bad surfaces, but rarely do we ride on sand. Most bikes would get stuck and seize up in seconds. Beaches […]

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Chris Froome’s traumata’ could have been hell of a lot worse ‘, says Thomas

The Tour de France champion, Geraint Thomas, said of Chris Froomes accident last week: It sounds like he was lucky to come away with the damage hes done Chris Froome was ” lucky” not to have sustained even greater injuries following his crash last week, according to his teammate Geraint Thomas. Froome crashed into a […]

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‘ A zombie party ‘: the deepening crisis of conservatism

The long read: The traditional right is clinging on to power but its ideas are dead in the water Conservatism is the dominant politics of the contemporary world. Even when rightwing parties are not in power, conservative ideas and policies defined the shape of society and the economy. Ever since the transformative 1980 s governments […]

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Chairman ceases troubled tourism body

Image caption Ron McMillan chaired Welcome to Yorkshire, where two independent investigations are under way The chairman of a troubled tourism body has resigned. Ron McMillan has stood down from Welcome to Yorkshire, where two investigations are under way. Sir Gary Verity, the organisation’s chief executive, paid back PS4 0,000 expenditures before resigning on health […]

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‘ Houdini’ Dave Brailsford shows durability in the face of scepticism

Dave Brailsford, the Ineos team principal, has ploughed on through a cyclone of criticism to toast a seventh Tour de France win in eight years with Egan Bernals victory On a corner of the Place de la Concorde on Sunday night Michal Kwiatkowski dropped his motorcycle, sat down on the cobblestones and tucked into hot […]

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