Monthly Archives: November 2016

Track Cycling World Cup: Great Britain pip France to team sprint gold

Over 60s Swimming

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Sir Bradley Wiggins ‘emotional’ after final Ghent Six Day

Over 60s Swimming

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BBC Unsung Hero 2016: Cycling coach Steve Binks wins North East award

Parent and Child Gymnastics

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Wiggins and Cavendish move into Ghent Six Day lead

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish

The British pair lost the final race, the madison, at Six Day London last month

Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish took the lead at the Ghent Six Day after dominating day four.

Starting in third place, the pair won the team elimination race and then the day’s first madison, with Wiggins claiming victory in the derny final.

The teams of Kenny De Ketele / Moreno De Pauw and Elia Viviani / Iljo Keisse are only one lap down and both have more points than the leading pair.

Wiggins, 36, has hinted the race in the city of his birth could be his last.

After finishing second to De Pauw and De Ketele of Belgium in last month’s Six Day London event, the five-time Olympic champion said he could be tempted to race there again next year.

But on Monday he told reporters to ask him on Sunday, at the end of the Ghent event, whether this would be his last race.

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Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana squad sizes cut for 2017

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Team Sky’s Chris Froome won the 2016 Tour de France

Teams in cycling’s three Grand Tours will be reduced from nine riders to eight from the start of 2017.

The Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana will be affected while other major races will also feature one less rider per team.

It is hoped the move will improve rider safety and increase competition by making it more difficult for teams to control a race.

The number of teams will stay the same however, race organisers announced.

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