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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.

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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'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.

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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.

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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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RIO VIDEO & 360 PHOTO: Yorkshire's Ed Clancy gears up to equal Sir Bradley Wiggins' five Olympic golds

Yorkshire's Olympic cycling superstar Ed Clancy hopes to equal Sir Bradley Wiggins' total of five gold medals.

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Great Britain's Rebecca James (right) celebrates after winning silver and Great Britain's Katy Marchant celebrates after winning bronze in the women's sprint at the Rio Olympic Velodrome

Rio 2016: Katy Marchant’s debt of gratitude to Toni Minichiello as Laura Trott blitzes field in omnium

On the night Laura Trott cemented her status as the queen of track cycling, Leeds’s Katy Marchant surpassed all expectations by winning a bronze in the women’s sprint.

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Teenager cycling to the winning post

Teenager cycling to the winning post

The grandaughter of horse trainer Pat Rohan is cycling to all Yorkshire’s racecourses. Catherine Scott finds out why.

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The opening of the new cycle route from Leeds to Bradford. Its design has angered bicycle riders.

YP Letters: The ‘cycle superhighway’ is more like a white elephant

From: Clive Newsome, Harrogate.

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Ed Clancy celebrates crossing the line as the Great Britain team win gold in the Men's Team Pursuit First Final. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Nick Westby: Welcome reminder of how much we will miss our ‘golden generation’

We will miss them when they are gone.

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Ed Clancy, inset second left, with his team pursuit team-mates, from left, Owain Doull, Steven Burke and Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Rio 2016: Sir Bradley Wiggins tops the bill but Ed Clancy is beating heart of pursuit team

Ed Clancy is happy to be the greatest British cyclist most people haven’t heard of.

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Yorkshire misses out on the chance to host major cycling event

Yorkshire misses out on the chance to host major cycling event

Yorkshire has missed out in its late bid to host the European Road Cycling Championships next month.

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Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins celebrates with his gold medal following victory in the men's team pursuit final.

Fifth gold makes Sir Bradley Wiggins Britain’s most decorated Olympian

Sir Bradley Wiggins has won his fifth Olympic gold medal as Britain’s team pursuit riders powered their way to victory in a world record time at the Rio velodrome.

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Great Britain's Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Owain Doull and Sir Bradley Wiggins (front) during Men's Team Pursuit on the seventh day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Rio 2016: Ed Clancy, Sir Bradley Wiggins cement status in thrilling team pursuit final

Great Britain have won men’s team pursuit gold - giving Sir Bradley Wiggins a fifth Olympic gold and a British record eighth medal in all.

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Great Britain's Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Callum Skinner with their gold medals following the men's team sprint cycling final

Olympics overnight (Friday): Kenny strikes fourth Games gold

Great Britain won four more medals, including one gold, on day six of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Riders race to the finish of stage two of the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire in Doncaster.

Yorkshire makes last-ditch bid to host world class cycling event – four weeks before it starts

Tourism bosses in Yorkshire have launched a late bid to bring yet another world class cycling event to the White Rose.

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Golden boys Jack Laugher and Chris Mears

Olympics overnight (Thursday): Golden double for our super Brits

Great Britain enjoyed their best day of the Olympics in Rio so far, winning six medals, including two golds.

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