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Nick Westby

Sports editor, The Yorkshire Post and Johnston Press Yorkshire

World Cup - Nick Westby: England hopes rest firmly with captain Harry Kane

There were positives aplenty for England on Monday, mixed in with the same old frustrations.

Football
IlkleyTennis Club's Charlie Maunder. Picture: Tony Johnson

Ilkley content to offer themselves up as stepping stone for tennis hopefuls

There is a ritual the organisers of the Ilkley Trophy conduct every year with departing champions.

Tennis
Great Britain Cycling academy road manager Keith Lambert at the Tour de Yorkshire.' (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Weekend Interview: Keith Lambert – helping to saddle up the next generation

Ten years have passed since Keith Lambert strolled into the headquarters of British Cycling to catch up with old friends – and walked out with a new job.

Cycling
Brendan Ingle, pictured at his gym back in 1982

Nick Westby: Inspiring and uplifting - how Brendan Ingle was a saviour to so many

Any conversation with Brendan Ingle was an uplifting one.

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Family affair: Stuart Lancaster, the Leinster senior coach, celebrates with his wife Nina and son Daniel. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images

Nick Westby: Former England RU chief Stuart Lancaster emerges from the shadows

A QUIET redemption occurred in Bilbao last weekend.

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Just champion: Greg Van Avermaet  after winning  the Tour de Yorkshire.'  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Tour de Yorkshire: Greg van Avermaet not along just for the ride

WHEN eventual winner Greg van Avermaet confirmed his attendance at the Tour de Yorkshire it was easy to think the Belgian was coming to the county with one eye on next year.

Cycling
Max Walscheid wins stage three in Scarborough: (Pictures: Bruce Rollinson)

Tour de Yorkshire: Jersey joy for Williams as Walscheid claims emotional win

Skipton’s Pete Williams will wear the jersey for most active rider past his front door on Sunday after helping animate a third stage that was won in a sprint on Scarborough seafront by Max Walscheid.

Cycling
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: Magnus Cort Nielsen crosses the finish line at the Cow and Calf in front of thousands of fans to win the Barnsley-Ilkley stage two and take the overall leaders jersey in the Tour de Yorkshire. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

Vuelta a Espana now on Yorkshire’s radar as county’s status as cycling capital picks up speed

YORKSHIRE cycling chiefs are exploring the possibility of bringing the Vuelta a Espana to the region.

Cycling
Magnus Cort Nielsen, Astana, winner of stage 2.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Tour de Yorkshire: Holmfirth’s Scott fades away but another day of Tour upsets

It is rapidly becoming a Tour de Yorkshire of upsets.

Cycling
Megan Guarnier, Boels Dolmans,  wins the ASDA Womens Tour de Yorkshire, Stage 2,  Barnsley to Ilkley, and the overall title on the summit of the Cow and Calf.'4 May 2018.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Tour de Yorkshire: Guarnier fights up Cow and Calf as Rowe calls for World Tour elevation

Even though she was absent from this historic instalment of the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race, defending champion Lizzie Deignan still had an influence over its outcome.

Cycling
Abby-Mae Parkinson at the Every Can Counts recycling inititiative at her former school, Bradford Grammar School, on the eve of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Tour de Yorkshire: Abby-Mae Parkinson certain she can inspire her old classmates

Abby-Mae Parkinson took a trip back in time this week.

Cycling
Mark Cavendish of Dimension Data speaks to the media.

Tour de Yorkshire: Cavendish relishing his White Rose return

Mark Cavendish was in confident, effusive mood on the eve of the fourth annual Tour de Yorkshire.

Cycling
Harry Tanfield last year won the Tour de Yorkshire's Digital Jersey for being the "most active" rider on day two of the race. Picture: James Hardisty

Tour de Yorkshire: Harry Tanfield committed to making gains on his rivals

For a rider as laid back as Harry Tanfield, it goes against the grain that he should be synonymous with winning jerseys for most aggressive rider.

Cycling
RIDING HIGH: Yorkshire's Annie Simpson of the Trek Drops team up on the Cow and Calf rocks above Ilkley, scene of the finish to the second stage of next week's Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women's Race. Picture: Simon Hulme

Weekend Interview: No regrets for Annie Simpson as she prepares to line up with cycling’s elite in Tour de Yorkshire

Anna van der Breggen is the Olympic road race champion, the hottest name in women’s cycling right now and a firm favourite to win next week’s Asda Tour de Yorshire Women’s Race.

Cycling
Tour De Yorkshire reccy - Tom Moses pictured at the Cow and Calf, Ilkley (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Tour de Yorkshire: Cow and Calf leaves peloton in no doubt as to scale of task

It was a typically capricious late morning overlooking Ilkley yesterday; sunshine one minute, rain driving in at you sideways the next.

Cycling
Anna van der Breggen is headed to the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women's Race. (Picture: AP)

Olympic and world champions headline all-star Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race startlist

The reigning Olympic and world champions will line up next week in the expanded Asda Tour de Yorkshire women’s race.

Cycling
On the podium: Rio Olympics champion Greg van Avermaet, centre.

Olympic champion pedals in to the Tour de Yorkshire

The growing reputation of the Tour de Yorkshire was underlined yesterday with the announcement that the reigning Olympic road race champion will take his place on the startline in Beverley on Thursday week.

Cycling

WATCH - Birmingham City v Sheffield United: Self-belief pays rich dividends for Leon Clarke

Three years ago when his boyhood club Wolves shipped him out to League One strugglers Bury on a free transfer, a 30-year-old Leon Clarke would have been forgiven for thinking his time in the Championship had reached its natural conclusion.

Sheffield United

WATCH - Birmingham City v Sheffield United: ‘We’ve enjoyed being in the spotlight’ – Chris Wilder

Chris Wilder looks at today’s opponents Birmingham City and sees a salutory lesson for his own Sheffield United side.

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Belgium's Greg Van Avermaet, right, of the BMC Racing team is heading bakc to the Tour de Yorkshire. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

Olympic champion headed back to Tour de Yorkshire

Reigning Olympic road race champion Greg Van Avermaet will contest next month’s Tour de Yorkshire.

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