Kenyan Riders are the leading team in a country known for running; (top right) John Njoroge, who was killed in October

Chris Froome fires up Kenya's dream of distance glory on two wheels

High-altitude training should help produce cycling breakthrough but team rocked by lead rider’s death

Marcel Kittel in 'Clean Spirit - In the Heart of the Tour'

Clean Spirit – In the Heart of the Tour, review: Joy and agony in the world's biggest bike race

Fine documentary gets to the heart of a young team trying to win clean

‘Laura Trott has revived Team GB’s winning mentality,’ says Shane Sutton

Trott claimed two gold medals at the London Track World Cup

Laura Trott waves to the crowd after winning the Women's Omnium Scratch Race

UCI Track World Cup 2014: Terrific Laura Trott off to a flyer at the Olympic velodrome

Trott made a sensational start to the women’s omnium on day two of the Track Cycling World Cup

Great Britain's Women's Pursuit team (L-R) Kate Archibald, Laura Trott, Elinor Barker and Ciara Horne celebrate with their gold medals

UCI Track World Cup 2014: Double gold for Team GB after illness threatens to ruin first day

British women show no signs of letting slip their cycling domination

Katie Archibald leads the GB endurance team during training at Lee Valley Velopark

UCI Track World Cup 2014: Team GB hope Olympic velodrome becomes happy valley on ride to Rio

The name has changed, the memories have not. The Olympic velodrome may have been renamed the less-catchy Lee Valley VeloPark but it will always be defined by the six days in which Britain decimated the world’s elite with seven gold medals and nine medals overall in 2012.

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Lance Armstrong drops out of 'Beer Mile' early

The disgraced former cyclist tried the fledgling sport this month in Austin, Texas

Chris Froome won the Tour de France in 2013

Tour de France 2015: Chris Froome may skip Le Tour to race in Giro d'Italia

Froome won the Tour de France in 2013

Chris and Sarra Hoy have welcomed their first child, Callum, into the world

Chris Hoy 'a little shocked' after baby son born 11 weeks premature

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Andy Schleck retires: 2010 Tour de France winner forced to retire due to knee injury aged 29

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Nicolas Roche

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Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski crosses the line to win the men’s road race

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Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

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