Cycling

Is there an unfair advantage? Should transgender women be banned from competing in female categories? Should there be a separate category established? Or should sport be more inclusive? The conversation around the inclusion of transgender women in women’s sport is one that has divided opinion both in and out of the sporting sphere, even drawing
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The Giro d’Italia starts in Budapest on Friday and concludes with an individual time trial in Verona on 29 May. The 21-stage race travels a 3,446km (2,141 miles) route across flat sprinter-friendly days, time trials and gruelling mountain climbs. Here, BBC Sport looks at everything you need to know about the race. What’s the significance
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Dutch cyclist Amy Pieters has regained consciousness and can “communicate slightly non-verbally” four months after a crash in training. Pieters, 30, suffered severe brain damage after falling during a training camp in Alicante in December. After undergoing surgery, she was put into an induced coma and transferred to a Netherlands hospital in January. In a
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British cyclist Ethan Hayter claimed his first World Tour victory after winning the prologue of the Tour de Romandie. The 23-year-old takes the leaders jersey after beating two-time former world time trial champion Rohan Dennis by four seconds. He finished the 5.12km route around Lausanne in five minutes 52 seconds. Hayter’s Ineos Grenadiers team-mate Geraint
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World champion Julian Alaphilippe remains in hospital after hitting a tree during Sunday’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day race. The 29-year-old Frenchman suffered two broken ribs, a broken scapula and a collapsed lung. A huge crash brought down many riders 62km from the finish, with Alaphilippe landing in a ditch. His Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl team said “a period
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