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Simon Gerrans reclaims the overall lead after fifth stage on Willunga Hill

Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome in Oman

Cycling: Team Sky opt for Chris Froome to lead in Oman ahead of Bradley Wiggins

Wiggins finished last in today's race after being involved in a crash

Armstrong could lose bonuses

Cycling: Lance Armstrong faces $12m suit over bonuses

Disgraced cyclist braced for legal battles

Nicole cooke of Britain kisses her gold medal after winning the woman's road race in Beijing

Cycling: Nicole Cooke bows out with attack on Lance Armstrong

Britain’s former Olympic road race champion has retired

Bradley Wiggins holds court after winning the Olympic time trial

Kevin Garside: Oh, Wiggo, say it ain't so. Sir Bradley will just never do

Now what? Ascot’s royal enclosure? You can’t park your bike there, son

When someone like Sir Chris Hoy describes Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France win “as a one-off sporting achievement, the greatest thing we have ever seen from a British competitor” the implications of what Wiggins did this summer become clear.
Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome

Cycling: Confusion over whether Bradley Wiggins or Chris Froome will lead Team Sky at Tour de France

Wiggins has stated he will accept whatever Team Sky decides over who will lead the team

Bradley Wiggins winning the Olympic time trial

Bradley Wiggins the shining light in sea of stars at the Sports Personality of the Year awards

Cyclist who became first Briton to win Tour de France rounds off his superb year with award

Sports Personality of the Year: a vote for Wiggo is a vote for the French. It has to be Mo.

This year has provided us with an embarrassment of sporting riches to choose from, but there can only be one winner

Duchess of Cambridge to attend BBC's Sports Personality award show

The Duchess of Cambridge will attend the BBC's Sports Personality award show tonight in her first public engagement since leaving hospital for severe pregnancy sickness, St James' Palace said.

The New BOA Chairman, Lord Seb Coe talks to the media during the BOA Announcement of Their New Chairman

Sebastian Coe to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Sebastian Coe is to be honoured for his achievements on and off the track by being given the Lifetime Achievement Award at tonight's BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

Bradley Wiggins, 32, created history this summer by becoming the Tour's first British winner of the Tour de France.
Just 10 days later he stormed home to win Olympic gold in the men's time trial.
Wiggins has now won seven Olympic medals, including four golds.
Wiggins of Chorley, Lancashire, has now returned to training after he was knocked off his bike on November 8.

Tour de France departs to Yorkshire for 2014

Leeds expected to hold two stages, including the opening prologue

Bradley Wiggins: The Team Sky rider says no decision has been taken on Tour ‘leader’

Cycling: Bradley Wiggins still in the race for second Tour de France title

Bradley Wiggins could yet target a successful defence of his Tour de France title, despite previously suggesting his focus for 2013 would lie elsewhere.

Wiggins could ride the 2013 Tour for Team Sky as part of the support group for Chris Froome

Cycling: Bradley Wiggins targets back-to-back Tour de France victories

Wiggins is set to  crown a memorable few months by winning the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday

Modern sound: John Grant can't get enough of Kraftwerk's crisp and beautiful live album Minimum-Maximum

Kraftwerk fans crash Tate Modern website

Fans flocked in droves to Tate's website this morning to purchase tickets for the hotly anticipated Kraftwerk gigs at the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.

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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
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Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
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Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
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'You need me, I don’t need you'

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Hard to swallow

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Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
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Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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