UK Sport outline hosting aspirations

UK Sport has released a list of major sporting events it hopes to attract to Britain in the coming years, in a bid to “reinforce the country’s status as a world-leading host”. It is believed the events could attract over 15m spectators and generate an economic impact of almost £2 billion for the communities involved. ...

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Valverde wins World Championship

Alejandro Valverde won a dramatic sprint finish to end his long wait for victory in the men’s race at the Road World Championships in Austria. The 38-year-old, who had finished on the podium a record six times without taking the rainbow jersey, finally claimed an elusive first title ahead of Frenchman Romain Bardet and Canada’s Michael Woods. After six hours, ...

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Strikes warned as cycling chief backed

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas are among those that could strike after members of the CPA (professional cycling union) voted to re-elect president Gianni Bugno for a further four years. Sky Sports News exclusively revealed on Wednesday that 27 top riders had written an unprecedented letter to Bugno demanding change to both the election process, and the union’s procedures. He ...

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