Sport 5. Sports Personality? Cavendish should walk it Talking of British cycling… how can Mark Cavendish not win Sports Personality of the
Year now? He shouldn't need his bike either - he should walk it. What
he's done this year, in the Tour de France and now at the worlds, is
awesome. But that whole team performance in Copenhagen last
Sunday was brilliant, particularly the last 10km by Bradley Wiggins.
It's a brutal sport and these guys are some athletes. How could anyone
possibly vote for Rory McIlroy now?

Sprinter Mark Cavendish will have four support riders, the maximum possible, in his bid to become Britain's first Olympic gold medallist next July.

Cycling: Mark Cavendish pulls out of Tour of Spain

Mark Cavendish has pulled out of the Vuelta a Espana. The Manx rider withdrew during today's fourth stage of the event.

David Brailsford: Let's encourage cyclists while sport's on a high

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Wheels of fortune: how cycling became a £3bn-a-year industry

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Britons on top at Olympic test events

It is too early to commit to altering the Olympic BMX course – despite several riders raising concerns after Saturday's Olympic test event – according to Olympic Games Organising Committee director of sport Debbie Jevans.

Cycling: I can win 2012 Tour de France then Olympic gold, says Wiggins

Briton believes he can double up next year – but first comes the Tour of Spain which starts today

Cycling champion breaks back in crash

Paralympic cycle champion Simon Richardson has broken his back in two places in a hit-and-run crash that has left him in a critical but stable condition.

Cycling medalist hurt in hit-and-run crash

Gold medal-winning cyclist Simon Richardson, 44, was airlifted to hospital after a hit-and-run incident with a van yesterday morning.

Cycling: Wiggins targets high finish in comeback

Bradley Wiggins' bid to win the Tour of Spain will be supported by two fellow Britons after Team Sky yesterday confirmed their nine-man squad for the year's final Grand Tour.

Police detain Indian hunger striker Anna Hazare

The Indian Government yesterday sought to see off the campaign of anti-corruption campaigner by detaining him and his supporters just hours before he was due to embark on a public hunger strike. His detention in Delhi's Tihar jail sparked spontaneous protests, which broke out across cities in India.

Letters: Riots and the working class

Riots take us back to the days before the working class found its pride

Cycling: Boasson Hagen wins Tour for Sky

Team Sky rider Edvald Boasson Hagen won the Eneco Tour of the Netherlands and Belgium for the second time in his career after victory in the sixth and final stage in Sittard yesterday.

Switzerland: Sky high in Interlaken

From jumping out of planes to mountain biking and canyoning, <b>Richard Madden</b> enjoys the thrill of Switzerland's spectacular Bernese Oberland region

Cycling fans barred from summit of the London 2012 Road Race

Dress rehearsal is overshadowed as Games chiefs are criticised over Box Hill route

SMEs claim banks still not lending despite Merlin claims

Business groups claimed Britain's banks were not supporting small enterprises yesterday despite figures showing major lenders edging towards their lending targets.

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