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Wiggins widely expected to help develop young track riders

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

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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.

Alberto Contador is aiming to be the first rider to win both the Tour and the Giro in the same year since 199

Alberto Contador interview: 'Chris Froome is the man to beat in 2015'

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McCarthy has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park again

Sport's biggest villain was signed up to take part in a swimming race with no drugs testing, but pulled out after concerns were raised

Lance Armstrong drops out of 'Beer Mile' early

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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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