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Questions remain for Team GB in Rio

With the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro looming, tough decisions may lie ahead for the Great Britain endurance team. Heavy hitters Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish look to leave their mark in the games which is only a few months away and repeat their great performance in 2008. But, with injuries hampering the team and uncertainty with team selection, could there be trouble in paradise? Team Pursuit coach Heik ...

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Cav goes Bananas……

Mark Cavendish has secured his seventh win of the season. Narrowly beating Caleb Ewan and Nicola Ruffoni by, in technical terms 'a gnats arse' (half a wheel) in the opening stage of The Tour of Turkey. He will wear the turquoise leader's jersey in stage 2. Mark said of his win, "There are a lot of big sprinters at the race so we knew it would be chaotic, and it really was," and added that the season hadn't ...

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Cav rejoins The Tour de France

Showing what can only be described as a remarkable amount of bounce-back following the operation on his shoulder less than two weeks ago Mark Cavendish made his way to France to support his Omega Pharma Quickstep team mates. During an impromptu interview with Ned Boulting during the ITV4 coverage of The Tour de France Cav was keen to show Ned the scar on his shoulder, in fact he kind of insisted on it!  And ...

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Contador crashes, cracks and leaves Le Tour

Alberto Contador is the latest victim of what is turning out to be one of the most brutal Tour de France years we've known for a while.  We were horrified to hear that Mark Cavendish had borked his shoulder, we sighed with sad disappointment when Chris Froome was forced to bailout before the cobblestone sections of the Paris-Roubaix stage.  Now we're feeling bad for yet another fella what could have won Le ...

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Froome crunches horribly out of Le Tour

That's it, it's all over, time to go home boyo.  Nobody likes to see anyone leave Le Tour this way, especially not when it's our very own Chris Froome. After suffering a suspected fracture earned by going down mid-peleton Froome visited the race doctor for some x-rays, and despite leaving the medical van with a cautious smile (and an even more cautious thumbs up) things were not looking good.  The doctor ca ...

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Cav to miss the Commonwealth games – nation gutted

Mark Cavendish riding out of the Isle of Man, is set to miss 6 weeks of competition due to injuries sustained from a crash in stage one of the Tour. The injuries, while non-life threatening, are serious enough to put him out of commission for longer than he would like. "It's worse than I was hoping," opined the injured Manxman. Following an x-ray, it is apparent that Cavendish has injured every ligament sur ...

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Cav crashes, a nation swears loudly.

Yorkshire was excited to have its native son, Mark Cavendish, wear the yellow jersey at the end of this year’s Tour, but a crash in Harrogate during stage one took him out of the race. Cavendish started strong. But he felt the pressure from fellow cyclist Simon Gerrans and crashed 250m from the finish. Cavendish walked across the finish line a full 3min and 37sec behind Marcel Kittel, the stage winner. An i ...

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Sagan, Sprints, and a “Sir” Stir up the Suisse

Someone has come out of hibernation. Peter Sagan has reappeared after his time off training in Colorado. And it looks like the time off from racing has paid off. Sagan is looking to defend his green jersey at the Tour de France and is quickly showing the world that he will be a force to reckon with. He recently won the third stage at the Tour de Suisse and battled to the very end of stage four against speed ...

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Mark Cavendish Did What Men Refuse To Do

….ask for directions. Two schoolboys received the thrill of their life when a lone cyclist asked them for directions. The cyclist needed help due to faulty GPS navigation in Middleham, North Yorkshire. After the schoolboys gave the man the information he needed to find the correct road for the first stage of The Tour de France, they then realized they were talking to a man who had won 25 tour stages. Oh, to ...

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