Mark Cavendish celebrates as he crosses the finish line on Stage Seven of the Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain: Mark Cavendish takes second stage victory as Sir Bradley Wiggins closes on overall triumph

Cavendish wins the Epson-to-Guildford penultimate stage

Sir Bradley Wiggins leads from the front on the final kilometre of Stage Six on the Tour de Britain

Tour of Britain: Sir Bradley Wiggins retains yellow jersey with home rider Simon Yates showing the future is bright

21-year-old sees off both Wiggins and Nairo Quintana to seal impressive stage win

Sam Bennett wins the Tour of Britain’s fifth stage in Caerphilly

Tour of Britain: Sir Bradley Wiggins pays tribute to team-mates after surviving tough day

If he didn't appreciate the value of teamwork already, then a day spent repelling numerous attacks in the Brecon Beacons was enough to ram it home. Sir Bradley Wiggins paid tribute to his Team Sky colleagues last night after he retained his lead in the Tour of Britain today on a gruelling stage five that pushed the 2012 Tour de France winner to his limits.

Sir Bradley Wiggins leads from the front on the final kilometre of Stage Six on the Tour de Britain

Tour of Britain: Sir Bradley Wiggins retains yellow jersey with home rider Simon Yates showing the future is bright

21-year-old sees off both Wiggins and Nairo Quintana to seal impressive stage win

A view of stage five of the Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain: Sir Bradley Wiggins retains overall lead as Irishman Sam Bennett wins stage five

Today's stage was the toughest of the tour

Bradley Wiggins enters Knowsley Safari Park on his way to winning the time trial

Tour of Britain: Dominant Sir Bradley Wiggins signals his intent in time-trial win

Team Sky rider will now aim to defend his lead

Brian Cookson says he is more than the ‘not McQuaid’ candidate

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British Cycling President believes he is on course to convince voters to unseat McQuaid

Don’t let the nimby drivers deflate cycling

Surrey residents’ objection to cycle races is yet another depressing reminder that the two-wheeled revolution that has swept the UK is by no means universally welcomed.

The RideLondon 100 race last month on Box Hill

Tour de Surrey: 'Cycle track' residents up in arms about road closures for races

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Bradley Wiggins

Tour of Britain: Bradley Wiggins takes overall lead following time trial victory

The Team Sky rider will now aim to defend his lead over the next five days

Elia Viviani wins the first stage of the 2013 Tour of Britain

Cavendish error hands first stage win to Viviani

Italian Elia Viviani won the first stage of the Tour of Britain on Sunday as home sprinter Mark Cavendish made a rare mistake to miss the chance to cross the line first.

Europe votes for Brian Cookson in battle for UCI presidency

The battle for the presidency of cycling’s world governing body took a potentially decisive step on Sunday when Britain’s Brian Cookson won a significant victory over his Irish rival Pat McQuaid.

Knight rider: Wiggins has one eye on the World Championships

Cycling: Sir Bradley Wiggins leads the way in trying to put the great into British tour

Sky’s knight and other stars are lifting the profile of the ‘people’s race’ which begins today

Steven Gerrard in training on Friday

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England captain was the subject of a sickening tirade of insults and threats while he trained with team-mate Philippe Coutinho

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