Cycling

Yates wants Giro redemption

Simon Yates says he wants to “finish the job” after confirming his participation at the 2019 Giro d’Italia. The 26-year-old won three stages and held the pink jersey for almost a fortnight in the 2018 edition, but lost the lead to eventual winner Chris Froome on stage 19 of the 21-stage race. The Mitchelton-Scott rider, ...

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Thomas wins SPOTY crown

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, beating Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton into second place, with England captain Harry Kane third. Team Sky rider Thomas becomes the fifth cyclist to win the award – the fourth in the last decade – and the fifth athlete from Wales. British Cycling chief ...

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Varnish verdict due in 2019

The verdict in Jess Varnish’s employment case against British Cycling and UK Sport will not be revealed until mid-January at the earliest, a tribunal has been told. After four days of cagey, complex and, at times, confrontational argument, Judge Ross told the tribunal on Friday she will now retire to deliberate, but would be reserving her judgement. This means she ...

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