Bjarne Riis is no longer ‘actively involved’ with Tinkoff-Saxo after a poor start to the year

Contador's struggling team points manager Riis towards exit

Bjarne Riis is no longer 'actively involved' with Tinkoff-Saxo after a poor start to the year

Brian Cookson, the UCI president, set up the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) to investigate doping in the sport

Doping youth riders is child abuse, says outraged UCI president Brian Cookson

A culture of doping continues in the sport, according to a recent report

Brian Cookson, the UCI president, set up the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) to investigate doping in the sport

Brian Cookson calls on Hein Verbruggen to resign for UCI’s drugs failures

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Froome has drawn first blood in his duel with Contador

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Froome’s victory was his third straight triumph in his first event of the season

Chris Froome has displayed his early-season form by winning the Vuelta a Andalucia stage race

Team Sky: Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas seal impressive stage race victories

Froome pipped his rival Alberto Contador to win the Vuelta a Andalucia

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Pendleton believes Britain can still dominate in Rio despite falling off the track gold standard

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Rowsell misses out on a medal in the individual pursuit and admits Britain faces stiff challenge

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Laura Trott (centre) had previously been unbeaten in the event

GB pursuit teams have to settle for silvers

Britain's men and women had to settle for silver

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Track Cycling World Championships 2015: Pursuit loss sums up poor day for British hopes

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