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Peter Sagan: Cas to hear case against Tour de France disqualification

World champion Peter Sagan will appeal against his 2017 Tour de France disqualification when his case is heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) on 6 December. The Slovak was deemed to have caused the crash which ended ...

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Happiness trumps Tour de France fame for ex-cyclist Philippa York

Media playback is not supported on this device Philippa York would have traded her success as champion professional cyclist Robert Millar to have lived as a woman from a young age. Glaswegian York, 59, went public in the summer about ...

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England lose to late France goal in Marley's first game in charge

Media playback is not supported on this device England ended a tumultuous week for the women’s game with a 1-0 friendly defeat against 2019 World Cup hosts France. The match – England’s first under interim coach Mo Marley – was ...

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Froome to 'test out' 2018 Tour de France cobbles

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome plans to ride the cobbled section of next year’s route to help prepare for the race. The 2018 Tour, which runs from 7-29 July, features 22km of cobbled road on stage nine from ...

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Tour de France 2018 will be a massive challenge – Froome

Chris Froome says he faces a “massive challenge” to win his fifth Tour de France, as the route for the 2018 race was announced on Tuesday. The 105th edition will run from 7 to 29 July and be the shortest ...

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Portugal & France reach World Cup but Netherlands fail to qualify

European champions Portugal beat Switzerland in Lisbon to finish top of European Qualifying Group B and reach the 2018 World Cup in Russia. A draw or a loss would have left Portugal in the play-offs but an own goal from ...

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Dutch on brink of elimination after wins for Sweden & France

Sweden thrashed Luxembourg to maintain their hopes of automatic World Cup qualification and push the Netherlands to the brink of elimination. Sweden, second in the group, hold a three-point lead and a goal difference that is better by 12 goals ...

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Griezmann, Mbappe, Pogba, Lemar, Giroud – but France can't break down Luxembourg

France coach Didier Deschamps was left “infuriated” by his side’s failures in front of goal in their goalless draw with Luxembourg, a result labelled “historic” by his opposite number. The home side had 76% possession, 34 shots and hit the ...

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Alberto Contador: Two-time Tour de France champion to retire from cycling

Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador is to retire from professional cycling after the Vuelta a Espana, which starts on 19 August. The Spaniard, 34, won the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009, but he was stripped of ...

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Hayley Turner to ride in France for female weight allowance

British Flat racing’s most successful female jockey Hayley Turner is to ride in France to take advantage of the controversial 2kg (4.4 lb) weight allowance for horses ridden by women. The allowance was introduced in February to compensate for a ...

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