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£5m Leeds University cycling hub will be a HQ for champions

Work has started on a £5m University of Leeds sports development that it is hoped will boost facilities for cycling and triathlon in the region - and become a training headquarters for Britain’s world-leading triathletes.

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Bike club: Members of the Hull cycling group on their latest tour to Dunkirk and Ypres.

How a trip to the Yorkhsire Dales set the wheels in motion for a bike club

What started out as a jaunt around the Yorkshire Dales has become an annual bonding exercise for a Hull-based cycling group. Phil Booth reports.

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Tommy Simpson was a cycling legend, but was he a Yorkshireman?

YP Letters: Is Yorkshire’s claim to some of sport’s top names legitimate?

From: Graham Lawton, Manor Fields, Market Weighton.

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Britains Chris Froome, clad in the Tour de France  leaders yellow jersey, cycles serenely during the 113km final stage from Chantilly to the Champs-Elysees, in Paris (Picture: John Walton/PA Wire).

Tour de France: Chris Froome has the all-time record in his sights

Chris Froome crossed the line arm-in-arm with his Team Sky team-mates as he joined the elite club of three-time Tour de France winners yesterday.

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2016 Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain and his Sky teammates cross the finish line in Paris. Picture: AP/Peter Dejong.

Tour de France: Chris Froome coasts home in Paris to third Tour title

CHRIS FROOME crossed the line arm-in-arm with his Team Sky team-mates as he confirmed his third Tour de France title in Paris.

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Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, bleeds after crashing on stage 19 of the Tour de France. Picture: Kenzo Tribouillard/AP

Tour de France: Crash agony for Chris Froome soothed by knowledge that finish line is close

For a second time in this Tour de France Chris Froome crashed in the yellow jersey but still saw his overall lead increase as he closes in on a third title.

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Britain's Chris Froome, wearing his torn overall leader's yellow jersey, bleeds after crashing during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 146 kilometers (90.7 miles) with start in Albertville and finish in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, France. (Keno Tribouillard via AP Photo)

Nick Westby: Clean sweep as British cycling enjoys some halcyon days

Chris Froome’s coronation on the Champs Elysees on Sunday afternoon will further underline the mammouth strides British cycling has made in the last half-decade.

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Adam Yates gained a couple of seconds on Bauke Mollema in second place as his remarkable Tour continued.

Tour de France: Chris Froome hammers home advantage as Adam Yates gains ground

Chris Froome underlined his dominance in the Tour de France as victory in the stage 18 time trial put him almost four minutes clear in the yellow jersey.

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Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, breaks away from Colombia's Nairo Quintana, rear left, during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France. Picture: Kenzo Tribouillard/AP

Tour de France: Another good day puts Team Sky’s Chris Froome into position of strength

Chris Froome is closing in on a third Tour de France title after extending his lead in the yellow jersey while Russian Ilnur Zakarin won stage 17 to Finhaut-Emosson.

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Mark Cavendish has taken an early leave from what could be remembered as one of his most successful appearances in the Tour de France. (Picture: Ian Parker/PA Wire)

Mark Cavendish abandons successful Tour de France to focus on Rio

Mark Cavendish has taken an early leave from what could be remembered as one of his most successful appearances in the Tour de France.

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Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the green jersey, crosses the finish line ahead of Norways Alexander Kristoff (Picture: AP).

Tour de France: Peter Sagan taken aback as he claims seventh stage victory

Peter Sagan won stage 16 of the Tour de France in a photo-finish ahead of Alexander Kristoff while Chris Froome stayed safe in the yellow jersey.

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Stewart sprints away to Abergavenny win

Doncaster pro cycling ace Tom Stewart sprinted to victory in the latest round of the 
National Road Series, the Grand Prix of Wales, in Abergavenny yesterday.

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Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, crosses the finish line of the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France.

Lack of Tour challenge is surprise to Froome

Chris Froome waited in vain for his rivals to make a move as Jarlinson Pantano won stage 15 of the Tour de France.

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Team Sky's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, crosses the finish line of the thirteenth stage of the Tour de France. Picture: AP /Peter Dejong

Tour de France: Chris Froome extends lead on subdued day for Tour

Chris Froome strengthened his grip on the yellow jersey with second place as Tom Dumoulin won the stage 13 time trial.

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Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, runs to the finish after he crashed at the end of the 12th stage of the Tour de France (Picture: Stephane Mantey/Pool Photo via AP).

Tour de France: Jury hands yellow jersey back to Froome after crash

Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey in the most bizarre circumstances after stage 12 of the Tour de France ended in chaos on the slopes of Mont Ventoux.

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Marathon charity cycle ride

Marathon charity cycle ride

Seeing her friends battle cancer has inspired one woman to take on gruelling challenges to raise funds, Sophie McCandlish reports.

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Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, drinks prior to the start of the ninth stage. Picture: AP/Christophe Ena.

Tour de France: Sky’s the limit for overall leader Chris Froome

Chris Froome says he is in the perfect position after fending off repeated attacks on his Tour de France lead yesterday.

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Bibby holds off rivals in Ryedale showdown

National Circuit Race Champion Ian Bibby (NFTO) stormed to victory in the Ryedale Grand Prix yesterday, as the Motorpoint Grand Prix Series brought some of the country’s top road racers to Yorkshire.

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Stephen Cummings rides breakaway on his way to winning the seventh stage of the Tour de France (Picture: Christophe Ena/AP).

Tour de France: Steve Cummings praises Mark Cavendish for breeding winning mentality

Steve Cummings stormed to the second Tour de France stage win of his career on a contrasting day for British riders in the Pyrenees yesterday.

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Britain's Chris Froome, right, rides on the pack during the fifth stage of the Tour de France.

Van Avermaet takes yellow jersey but Froome benefits as Tour rivals struggle

Greg Van Avermaet soloed to victory and the yellow jersey on stage five of the Tour de France in Le Lioran as Chris Froome saw rivals lose more time in the general classification battle proper.

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