Lizzie Deignan leads six-strong Yorkshire contingent in world road race championships

Otley’s Lizzie Deignan will lead the Yorkshire challenge at next month’s UCI Road World Championships in Qatar.

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Jody Cundy has challenged his fellow GB Paralympic stars to carry the momentum from their Rio heroics towards Tokyo 2020 Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA.

Paralympics: GB turns attention to Tokyo 2020 after stunning Rio triumph

Jody Cundy has challenged his fellow Great British Paralympic stars to carry the momentum from their Rio heroics towards Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft wins the Gold Medal in the Women's 800m - T34 Final.

Rio Paralympics: Halifax’s Hannah Cockroft leads golden streak to beat London 2012 tally

Great Britain’s Paralympians have won more medals at Rio 2016 than they managed four years ago in London - with two days of the Games still remaining.

Scott Thwaites.

Thwaites plays waiting game on place in World Championships

WEST YORKSHIRE’S Grand Tour rider Scott Thwaites is waiting to hear if he will be called up for Great Britain’s World Championship squad.

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Great Britain's Kadeena Cox celebrates with her Gold medal won in the Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA

Paralympics: Tears of joy for Kadeena Cox after her fantastic Rio double

Kadeena Cox was overcome with emotion after defying the doubters by winning Paralympic cycling gold, 24 hours after taking bronze in athletics and two years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Kadeena Cox celebrates with her gold medal won in the Women's C4-5 500m Time Trial final in Rio. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Paralympics: FIVE things you should know about Leeds’s golden girl Kadeena Cox

Kadeena Cox on Saturday won gold in the C4/C5 500 metres time-trial to become the first Briton since Isabel Barr (later Newstead) in 1988 to win Paralympic medals in two sports at the same Games.

Great Britain's Sarah Storey celebrates winning gold in the Women's C5 3,000m individual pursuit final at the Rio Olympic Velodrome (Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire).

Storey speeds into history in Rio with her 12th gold medal

Dame Sarah Storey won her 12th Paralympic gold medal on the opening day of the Rio Games.

Brendan Foster. Picture by David Davies/ PA Wire.

Brendan Foster backs Yorkshire’s latest bid to bring world class sport to the North

The legendary runner who founded the Great North Run is backing Yorkshire’s bid to host the UCI Road World Championships in 2019.

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Cycling's golden couple Laura trott and Jason Kenny would trade honours for greater investment in cycling.

Andrew Vine: Honour our golden Olympians – by building more cycle lanes

GETTING Britain on its bikes was a Conservative manifesto commitment at last year’s general election, but it’s fallen as flat as a punctured inner tube.

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Mark Cavendish before stage one of the 2016 Tour of Britain. Picture: Craig Watson/PA.

Tour of Britain: Mark Cavendish ponders what might have been following opening day crash

Germany’s Andre Greipel won the opening stage of the 13th edition of the Tour of Britain as Mark Cavendish fell in a crash on the final corner.

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2015 world champion Lizzie Armitstead (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

Lizzie Armitstead admits that her world title chances are slim

World champion Lizzie Armitstead admits the chances of her successfully defending the rainbow jersey next month are slim – and that a shot at that elusive Olympic gold in Tokyo in 2020 may also be beyond her.

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National road race champion Adam Blythe (centre) with Mark Cavendish (left)

Blythe, Cavendish, Wiggins and Greipel set for Tour of Britain

Sheffield’s national road race champion Adam Blythe headlines the GB cycling team at the Tour of Britain, which gets underway in Glasgow tomorrow.

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Katy Marchant with her bronze medal in Rio

Rio 2016: Katy Marchant planning now to turn Rio bronze into Tokyo gold

Surprise Rio medallist Katy Marchant of Leeds tells Lee Sobot how she’s already putting plans in place for Tokyo 2020.

WELCOME HOME: Katy Marchant is greeted by dozens of well-wishers on her return to Barwick-in-Elmet last week. Picture: Adrian Murray

Rio 2016 bronze medallist Katy Marchant sets wheels in motion for Tokyo

A CONVERSATION between Katy Marchant and her boyfriend and family clearly highlighted the cyclist’s expectations at the Rio Olympics.

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Lizzie Armitstead will look back on 2016 with pride

Lizzie Armitstead has had the most challenging year of her cycling career but insists she is “not a victim” and will look back on 2016 with pride.

Lizzie Armitstead's Olympics ended in disappointment and without a place on the podium.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Lizzie Armitstead: Back in the saddle and facing the future

After the disappointment of Rio, the Otley cyclist talks to Sarah Freeman about everything from wedding plans to world title ambitions.

Great Britain's Jason Kenny after winning the gold medal in the men's keirin final poses with fiancee Laura Trott who won gold in the Women's Omnium. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Rio 2016: Olympics is all that matters to Team GB’s dominant cyclists

Laura Trott admits to being ‘annoyed and frustrated’ at seeing Great Britain’s cycling success at the Olympics questioned by rivals.

The official opening of the Leeds Cycle Superhighway which has been branded as a white elephant by critics.

YP Letters: Time to change direction over money-wasting cycle lanes in Leeds

From: Shaun Kavanagh, Leeds.

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Scott Thwaites in the Otley Cycle Races

Scott Thwaites in Vuelta a Espana as Chris Froome plays it cool

Scott Thwaites, from Burley-in-Wharfedale, will make his Grand Tour debut from today in the Vuelta a Espana.

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Cyclists make their way through the streets of Market Weighton during the first stage race in the Tour de Yorkshire

White Rose bid to attract the cycling world in £24m investment plan plus reaction

Yorkshire is bidding to boost its burgeoning profile on the international cycling stage by applying to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

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