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1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

Aussie Gerrans takes Montreal cycling Grand Prix to sweep both Canadian races

The 34-year-old became the first to pull off the double when he won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal in a sprint finish on Sunday, two days after taking an event in Quebec City. With his 2012 win in Quebec City, Gerrans is also the first to win three times since the two races joined the UCI WorldTour five years ago.

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5 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Cycling: Sergent second in final stage, Contador wins title

New Zealand's Jesse Sergent has finished the Spanish Vuelta on a high with a second placing in the final stage - a 9.7-kilometre time trial. The Trek Factory Racing rider and two-time Olympic bronze medalist finished eight seconds behind stage winner Adriano Malori of Italy.

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9 hrs ago | Velonews

Gallery: 2014 U.S. Open of Cyclocross

Meredith Miller edged out U.S. champion Katie Compton in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Saturday was their first opportunity to face each other again.

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13 hrs ago | Hillingdon Times

Sir Bradley Wiggins won the time trial at the Tour of Britain to move into the podium places

Sir Bradley Wiggins won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain as Holland's Dylan van Baarle clung to his overall lead ahead of the concluding criterium race in Westminster. Van Baarle had a 19-second advantage ahead of the first of two stages on the eighth and final day after soaring into the yellow jersey on Saturday's seventh stage to Brighton.

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13 hrs ago | Korea Herald

S. Koreans shoot for Asiad's first medal

Sharp shooters from the host South Korea will gun for the first medal of the 17th Asian Games when the competition gets underway in earnest on Saturday. The Asiad's opening ceremony is set for Friday.

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14 hrs ago | The Argus

Sussex shines as the Tour of Britain visits the county

More than 300,000 people took to the side of the road as the world's best cyclists battled it across the South Downs. It was then down through Hailsham to Eastbourne before the peloton tackled Beachy Head to take them into the Seven Sisters Country Park.

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18 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Horses out, bikes in for O'Grady's grand plan

OLYMPIC cycling gold medallist Stuart O'Grady has unveiled plans to turn the empty heritage-listed Victoria Park grandstand into a cycling hub. In his first project since his doping confession which ended his career last July, O'Grady, 41, has told the Sunday Mail of his ambition to overhaul the grandstand with a cycling gym, cafe and children's play area.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

This is Wiltshire

Chippenham paracyclist strikes gold

Teenage paracyclist Lauren Booth has picked up five medals including two golds at Sainsbury's 2014 School Games, one for every event she took part in. Lauren, 13, who lives in Cepen Park, Chippenham, beat the odds by even getting on a bike after developing meningitis as a baby and doctors informing her parents she may never walk.

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The Argus

Fans and families enjoy Tour of Britain experience

Despite two punctures, a loose bottom bracket and a chain which refused to stay on, John Kelley somehow made it to the finish. Luckily, he wasn't racing.

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The Age

Coodabeens make footy talk an art form

Ian Cover says the Coodabeen Champions have never "analysed or scrutinised or workshopped" why they've been on radio talking about football for 34 seasons. Of course they haven't; modern workplace jargon makes good material for the Coodas, only because it's the language of the "industry" they continue to rail against.

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Brandon Sun

Aussie Gerrans wins Quebec City cycling grand prix for second time

Simon Gerrans won in a sprint finish to post his second victory in three years at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec on Friday. The Australian from the Orica GreenEdge squad edged Dutchman Tom Dumoulin and Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania for the victory in a race that played out in the final kilometres.

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Wiltshire Times

Tour of Britain: Schools will be out in force to cheer cycling heroes

The Mead Primary School pupil Emily with her Go Britain Go flag and school mates Isabelle and Katie with Union flags made to welcome the Tour of Britain. Picture by Trevor Porter Hundreds of schoolchildren across Wiltshire will line the streets to welcome the Tour of Britain cyclists through the county tomorrow, with pupils going bike crazy ahead of the arrival of the race.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Cycling: Brandle takes another stage, but Dowsett leads

Austria's Matthias Brandle clinched his second consecutive stage victory in the Tour of Britain on Friday , but Movistar's Alex Dowsett is the new overall leader. LONDON: Austria's Matthias Brandle clinched his second consecutive stage victory in the Tour of Britain on Friday , but Movistar's Alex Dowsett is the new overall leader.

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Wiltshire Times

Tour of Britain: Schools will be out in force to cheer cycling heroes

The Mead Primary School pupil Emily with her Go Britain Go flag and school mates Isabelle and Katie with Union flags made to welcome the Tour of Britain. Picture by Trevor Porter Hundreds of schoolchildren across Wiltshire will line the streets to welcome the Tour of Britain cyclists through the county tomorrow, with pupils going bike crazy ahead of the arrival of the race.

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Velonews

Simon Gerrans wins GP Cycliste de Quebec, nipping Dumoulin line

Simon Gerrans wins his second Quebec Grand Prix with a last-second surge to nip Tom Dumoulin at the line. Photo: Casey B. Gibson Simon Gerrans won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec, sprinting from the field in the final 100 meters to defeat Tom Dumoulin .

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Watford Observer

UPDATED: Dowsett takes yellow in Dacorum

Matthias Brandle wins second Tour of Britain stage in as many days as Alex Dowsett takes race lead in Hemel Hempstead Thousands of cycling fans from Hertfordshire and beyond descended on Dacorum this afternoon to watch the Tour of Britain take a potentially decisive twist. The 205.6km stage from Bath to Hemel Hempstead was won by Austrian Matthias Brandle - his second stage win as many days - but the focus of the British crowd was on the man who crossed the line in second, Alex Dowsett.

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Brandon Sun

Aussie Gerrans wins Quebec City cycling grand prix for second time

Simon Gerrans won in a sprint finish to post his second victory in three years at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec on Friday. The Australian from the Orica GreenEdge squad edged Dutchman Tom Dumoulin and Ramunas Navardauskas of Lithuania for the victory in a race that played out in the final kilometres.

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The New Zealand Herald

Cycling: Carswell to guide Kiwi endurance riders on road to Rio Olympics

Former Commonwealth Games medallist Tim Carswell has been named as the new Kiwi men's endurance coach as the road to Rio continues. Carswell, who took the track team to the last two Olympics, will work under head coach Dayle Cheatley as BikeNZ looks to build on a successful Commonwealth Games.

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Velonews

Interbike: Oakley teases new Jawbreaker sunglasses

The big unveiling of Oakley's new sunglasses, the Jawbreaker, came up just 200 meters short. Mark Cavendish wore the prototype Oakley Jawbreaker on the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France.

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Velonews

Boonen, Cancellara, Gesink all leave Vuelta

Three major players have left the Vuelta a EspaA a: Fabian Cancellara and Tom Boonen to prepare for the world championships, and Robert Gesink for a family emergency. Gesink was seventh overall going into the final stages, an important result for the Dutch all-rounder coming back from heart surgery, but family matters took precedent.

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Olympic Medal Count

    Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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