Ed Clancy has said he’s relishing the men’s team pursuit quartet’s status as underdogs for the Olympics. In previous cycles, the GB quartet has always been either the out-and-out favorites or among a select group of top-performing teams, but given they were nearly seven seconds off the pace at the last World Championships in February 2020 where they finished fifth, expectations have dropped.
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WARMING UP IS IT WORTH IT?
Most of us warm up more out of habit than scientific conviction. Here to add some rigour to our pre-race routines, Dr Mark Burnley has a PhD in precisely which warm-ups work best..
Tour of Britain 7 June, 1964
The race departs from Blackpool, Lancashire, on the second part of the first stage. The riders would race 154km to Buxton where Brit Colin Lewis would cross the line victorious.
Shimano launches new Dura-Ace and Ultegra
Not one but two new 12-speed, semi-wireless groupsets unveiled, writes Simon Smythe
Storey leads British Paralympic velodrome medal rush
Veteran stars as Brits rack up podium places aplenty, writes Vern Pitt
WorldTour teams court Vernon after l'Avenir win
Brit ready to hit the big time, reports Vern Pitt
Relaxed Roglič poised to strike
Stealthy Slovenian bides his time for red jersey move, writes Vern Pitt
Independent Pedaler dominate National 50
Kent team take women’s podium and men’s gold
RACE PREVIEW TOUR OF BRITAIN
WITH A STELLAR LINE-UP AND A TOUGH ROUTE TO TACKLE, THIS YEAR’S RACE SHOULD PROVE TO BE A CLASSIC
Cycling 6 October 1984
Phil Thomas wins titles not hearts
Afghanistan Veteran Van Gass Claims Double Gold
Paralympic debutant sweeps the boards in Tokyo, reports Vern Pitt
MR. OLYMPIA FAT-LOSS STACK
JAW TRAINING FOR STRIKERS
NEWS FLASH: FIGHTERS GET PUNCHED IN THE JAW! THE JAW AND ITS HINGES, ALONG WITH THE CHIN, ARE COMMON TARGETS FOR KNOCKOUT ARTISTS. A WELL-PLACED PUNCH TO THE JAW CAN RENDER AN OTHERWISE TREMENDOUSLY CONDITIONED ATHLETE UNCONSCIOUS IN A HEARTBEAT.
5 EXPERT TIPS
HOW TO RACE IN LIGHT WINDS WITH TIDE
Maybe it’s the one-year delay. Maybe it’s the global pandemic that caused that delay and lends these Olympics more significance than any in recent memory. Or perhaps it’s the fresh energy of new events. Regardless, now—finally—is the time to learn about the athletes and sports the whole world will soon be watching.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
Simone Biles leads Team USA to Tokyo—finally—for the Summer Olympics. Here’s your guide to the most compelling competitors going for gold in your favorite sports
DOUBLE THE FUN
DOUBLE-HANDED RACING HAS BEEN THE STAND-OUT SUCCESS STORY OF RECENT YEARS. JAMES BOYD FINDS OUT WHY IT’S SO POPULAR
CAITLYN'S REVENGE RUN!
Wants to be gov to stick it to K clan
Torah Bright – Olympic Golden Girl OF Snowbarding
Torah Jane Bright OAM is an Australian professional snowboarder. She is Australia's most successful Winter Olympian, former Olympic gold and silver medalist, two time X Games gold medalist, three times US Open winner, two time Global Open Champion, three time World Super pipe Champion, former TTR World Champion and recipient of the Best Female Action Sports Athlete at the ESPY awards. In 2014 Bright became the first Olympic athlete (male or female) to qualify for all three snowboarding disciplines; half pipe, slope style and boardercross.
Forests – Last Stands
The soothing escapes that old-growth forests provide are probably much closer than you think. But they’re under siege
I thought I knew my father well: his devotion to family, his solid faith. A slip of paper in a forgotten Bible revealed more