Cycling

Salzwedel departure confirmed

British Cycling has announced the end of Heiko Salzwedel’s third spell as a coach with the national governing body. The German coach guided Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Owain Doull to gold in the team pursuit at the 2016 Olympics in Rio in his spell as men’s endurance coach. He had two ...

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OBE for Warburton in New Year Honours

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours. Former Wales captain Warburton led the Lions on their last two tours, including the drawn Test series against world champions New Zealand during the summer. The 29-year-old Cardiff Blues flanker is currently recovering from surgery on a neck problem which ruled him out ...

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Thomas: I trust Froome

Geraint Thomas trusts Chris Froome but says the four-time Tour de France champion’s mood has clearly been affected by the furore surrounding him. Froome’s future is uncertain after a urine test collected during the Vuelta a Espana in September showed an adverse result for the level of salbutamol – a drug used to treat asthma – in his system. That ...

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