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    Chris Froome to ride for Britain at the Road World Championships in Norway

    Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome has been named in Britain's long list of riders for the upcoming Road World Championships in Norway.Froome, who is currently leading La Vuelta as he bids to become only the third man to win the Tour de France and the Vuelta in the same season, has said he hopes to compete in the hilly individual time trial in Bergen depending on his condition after the Spanish race concludes next weekend.However, Froome is not expected to take part in the road race as he does not believe the course suits him. Chris Froome has ...

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    Chris Froome and Team Sky finish fourth in opening stage of Vuelta a Espana time trial nine seconds off lead

    Chris Froome's Team Sky finished fourth in the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana, with BMC Racing winning the team time trial in Nimes.Froome's bid to become just the third man to win the Vuelta and the Tour de France in the same year got off to a solid start, while BMC's Australian rider Rohan Dennis won the opening stage.Froome currently sits down in 18th place, but only trails Dennis by nine seconds. Chris Froome helps Team Sky to finish fourth in Vuelta opening stage time trial Team Sky sit just nine seconds off leaders BMC racing team led ...

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    Marcel Kittel confirms Quick-Step Floors exit as he signs two-year deal with German team Katusha Alpecin

    German sprinter Marcel Kittel has left Belgium's Quick-Step Floors and signed a two-year deal with Swiss cycling team Katusha Alpecin.The 29-year-old, who joins world time-trial champion Tony Martin at Katusha, said he was looking forward to the new challenge.'For me, this moment is exciting,' Kittel said on the team's website. 'With this step, I also hope to get new inspiration. I find all the requirements in the team that I need to be strong in the sprint finals.' Marcel Kittel has signed a two-year deal with German team Katusha AlpecinKittel, who won five stages at the Tour de France this ...

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    Denise Lewis hopes young athletes will deliver for Great Britain after meagre medal haul at World Championships: 'You will look for these names at Tokyo'

    Denise Lewis insists the future is bright for British athletics, despite the lack of individual medals at the World Championships in London.Sir Mo Farah was the only Briton to win individual medals in the capital, taking 10,000 metres gold and 5,000m silver in his final major event on the track, and the hosts only just achieved their medal target thanks to four relay medals on the final two days of competition.However, there were also a clutch of fourth-placed finishes from up-and-coming athletes, including Laura Muir in the 1500m, Kyle Langford in the 800m, Callum Hawkins in the marathon and Nethaneel ...

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    Michael Johnson says British Athletics should be concerned after 27m of funding reaps just six Team GB medals

    Track legend Michael Johnson says British Athletics should be concerned despite hitting their World Championship target with a late rush of relay medals.UK Sport set the British team a goal of six to eight medals in return for funding of 27million. They managed six after taking five in the final weekend.Four came in the relays but it is reasonable to question the depth of the success with only Mo Farah's 10,000 metres gold and 5,000m silver to show for the 80 athletes in individual events. Michael Johnson has commented on Team GB's medal haul at the World Championships Considering Farah has ...

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    Alberto Salazar's son was coaching in London during World Championships and could have helped Mo Farah

    Mo Farah could have received guidance and support from Alberto Salazar's son during the World Athletics Championships, with Sportsmail able to reveal that Alex Salazar was in London as a member of the American team's coaching staff.As one senior British Athletics figure revealed before the Championships, Alberto Salazar took the decision to stay away from London to protect Farah's reputation when the four-time Olympic champion was going to be the focus of so much attention. Salazar, after all, remains at the centre of a United States Anti-Doping Agency investigation.A conscious effort has certainly been made to put some distance between ...

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    At least Lord Coe's tainted sport won't be back any time soon... the World Athletics Championships really were an orgy of self-congratulation

    The World Athletics Championships ended, predictably, in an orgy of self-congratulation.Lord Coe, of the IAAF, was thanked by the BBC for laying on the greatest games ever, Coe returned the praise to the broadcaster for their wonderful coverage. Back in the studio all the talk was of how soon the event could return to London. We're so fine, do-lang, do-lang, do-lang, as The Chiffons didn't sing.'That's why athletics is the greatest sport in the world,' cooed a commentator, surveying a podium containing one Russian athlete, running as a neutral because his country is so bent it is banned, and a ...

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    Greg Rutherford calls for improvements in coaching after British athletes failed to deliver at the World Championships

    Greg Rutherford has backed the next generation of British athletes to deliver but echoed calls to improve standards for coaches.The 2012 Olympic long jump champion is optimistic after the World Championships in London ended on Sunday.Only Sir Mo Farah won individual medals, gold in the 10,000 metres and silver in the 5000m, as every relay team collected medals to boost the squad's tally to six. Great Britain star Greg Rutherford has called for better coaches for the next crop of athletesGB's men's 4x100m relay squad became world champions but the hosts still only just reached their medal target.Farah is retiring ...

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    Chris Froome bidding for double grand tour glory at Vuelta a Espana as Team Sky reveal squad: 'I've got unfinished business with this race'

    Chris Froome will bid for consecutive grand tour wins as he leads Team Sky at the Vuelta a Espana.The Briton will look to improve on his three second place finishes at the season's final grand tour as he tries to become the first man to win the Tour de France/Vuelta double since Bernard Hinault.No rider has managed to win both races since the Vuelta switched from the first grand tour of the season to the last in 1995. Team Sky's Chris Froome will bid for consecutive grand tour wins at the Vuelta a Espana Froome leads Sky's squad for the ...

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    Usain Bolt calls on next generation of Jamaican talent to have same 'hunger' for glory as him to achieve greatness

    Usain Bolt has warned the next generation of Jamaican sprinters they have to display the same insatiable desire for greatness he did if they are to follow in his footsteps.Bolt bade a final farewell to the sport he has ruled for the past nine years with an emotional lap of honour at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday.Warmth poured down from the packed stands, but he admitted he had endured a 'rough' send-off on the track, having to settle for bronze in the 100 metres and then pulling up injured in his very last race, the ...

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    We're all still head over heels in love with Usain Bolt as he bows out after the World Championships in London

    Nobody wanted to see it end the way it did on Saturday evening, with Usain Bolt face down with only his sprint relay colleagues and a chap with a wheelchair for company.But the organisers of these World Championships gave him a rather more fitting send-off on Sunday night, presenting him with a souvenir to remind him of happier, more successful days in London.He might have looked slightly underwhelmed by the framed piece of running track that was unveiled by Lord Coe but the montage on the giant stadium screens then provided us with a neat reminder of his prowess in ...

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    World Championships 2017: The ups and downs from the London Stadium

    The curtain came down on the 2017 World Athletics Championships on Sunday night with a bronze for Great Britain in the men's 4x400m relay. The medal was the nation's sixth of a dramatic games which saw the likes of Mo Farah and Usain Bolt denied fairy-tale farewells to track racing.Sportsmail's athletics correspondent RIATH AL-SAMARRAI was on hand at the London Stadium. Here, he casts his eyes over the best and worst moments of the championships. Britain won two gold medals at the World Championships, including in the men's 4x100m relay High pointBritish 4x100m relay men not only getting the baton ...

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    The secrets of the awesome foursome that won Great Britain 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships

    The tremors were still being felt deep into the early hours of Sunday morning, long after Danny Talbot had tiptoed past the sleeping hurdler in his room. He got under the covers, put his headphones in and watched the golden moment on loop for two hours.When he got up a short time later, he reached for his phone and went through it all again CJ Ujah to Adam Gemili to Talbot to Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Bolt grimacing in the background. The sheer bedlam of it all.In Talbot's estimation the clip might be played for a while yet, given he and the ...

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    Great Britain win bronze in men's 4x400m relay final as Trinidad and Tobago take gold to bring the curtain down on World Championships

    Great Britain won bronze in the final of the men's 4x400m - the last track event of the 2017 World Championships in London.Matthew Hudson-Smith, Dwayne Cowan, Rabah Yousif and Martyn Rooney finished behind gold medal winners Trinidad and Tobago and the United States to earn Britain their sixth medal of the championships.Rooney took the baton in third for the final leg but he was unable to chase down the two leaders. Trinidad and Tobago's Lalonde Gordon passed the US's Fred Kerley on the home straight to earn a shock victory.More to follow Great Britain's 4x400m relay team celebrate after securing ...

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    Olympic champion Caster Semenya wins women's 800m at the World Championships in London

    Caster Semenya claimed another global title when she won the world 800 metres gold while seemingly barely taking a breath on Sunday.Semenya bided her time before surging clear to record one minute 55.16 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year.South Africa's Semenya, who won bronze in the unfamiliar 1,500m on Monday, looked much more at home in her preferred event as she sat on the shoulders of front-runners Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and in-form American Ajee Wilson before driving clear off the final bend. South Africa's Caster Semenya cruised to victory in the women's 800m final on Sunday ...

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