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Trott powers to Gold in 10km Scratch Race

Trott celebrates after winning Gold Credit: PA

Laura Trott has won Great Britain's first gold of the Track Cycling World Championships in London with victory in the women's scratch race.

Hertfordshire's two-time Olympic champion put the disappointment of fifth-place in team pursuit qualifying earlier today behind her to win the non-Olympic discipline.

Trott on track for Gold Credit: PA Images

It was Harlow-born Trott's sixth world title and second individual honour. Her only prior individual win was in the omnium at the 2012 World Championships in Melbourne.

Trott had been a team pursuit winner at four successive World Championships from 2011 to 2014 until having to settle for silver 12 months ago.

She can win bronze at best tomorrow in the team pursuit after a disappointing qualifying ride.

Gearing up to welcome huge cycle race to the Anglia region

The Women's Tour is back in Northamptonshire, Norfolk and Suffolk in June. Credit: Women's Tour

The Anglia region is gearing up to welcome back dozens of elite cyclists to the highways and byways of Norfolk, Suffolk and Northamptonshire over the summer.

The 2016 Aviva Women's Tour is back in June with the opening stage from Southwold in Suffolk to Norwich and the final stage from Northampton to Kettering.

A new video has been released to build up the excitement to the event which see thousands of spectators lining the route.

  • Stage One - Wednesday 15 June - Southwold to Norwich (132km)
  • Stage Two - Thursday 16 June - Atherstone to Stratford-upon-Avon (140km)
  • Stage Three - Friday 17 June - Ashbourne to Chesterfield (112km)
  • Stage Four - Saturday 18 June - Nottingham to Stoke-on-Trent (119km)
  • Stage Five - Sunday 19 June - Northampton to Kettering (133km)

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Tour of Cambridgeshire to return next year after successful debut

Action from last year's event. Credit: ITV News Anglia

After a successful debut this summer, the Tour of Cambridgeshire will return next year.

The two-day festival features the largest mass participation road race in the UK, the 'Gran Fondo'.

It starts at Peterborough Showground and takes in closed roads around the county.

There is also a time trial. Both form part of the World Cycling Tour.

Essex cyclist Dowsett forced to withdraw from the Tour De France

Movistar's Alex Dowsett has been forced to pull out of the Tour De France. Credit: PA

Essex cyclist Alex Dowsett has pulled out of the Tour De France after failing to recover from an elbow injury he picked up in one of the earlier stages.

The Movistar rider was involved in a crash on stage four last week.

26-year-old Dowsett was making his Tour debut this year.

Before today's stage, he was second from last in the standings.

Essex County Council launch bid to bring Giro d'italia to the county

Fabio Aru celebrates winning a stage in this year's Giro d'Italia. Credit: PA

Another major cycle race could be coming to our region if Essex County Council get their way.

Following on from hosting last year's Tour de France in the county, the council is now keen to bring a stage of the Giro d'Italia to Essex.

The Giro is one of the three Grand Tours with the Spanish Vuelta being the other.

“This is part of an on-going wider debate and builds upon the success of the recent Women’s Tour, Tour de France and the recently launched Hadleigh Park, ensuring Essex continues to build on this momentum."

– Essex County Council statement

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Dowsett congratulates Wiggins after seeing his world record broken

Sir Bradley Wiggins celebrates beating the record with his family. Credit: PA

Just a month after it began, Alex Dowsett's reign as a world record holder is over.

The Essex cyclist lost his one-hour record to Sir Bradley Wiggins last night (June 7).

1.589km
The difference between Dowsett's effort in May, and Wiggins' last night.

Wiggins completed a distance of 54.526km in the time allowed - beating Dowsett's effort of 52.937km which was set in Manchester back in May.

Alex Dowsett had held the record since May. Credit: PA

The Maldon rider took to Twitter after Wiggins' triumph to congratulate his fellow Briton.

Thousands turn out for first Tour of Cambridgeshire cycling event

More than 6,000 cyclists from all over the world have been in Cambridgeshire today for the county's first big cycling competition.

The Tour of Cambridgeshire started yesterday but the main event was today's 'gran fondo' - a mass participation race where elite amateur cyclists lined up alongside leisure riders to race along closed roads.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Dowsett faces anxious wait as Wiggins aims to take world record away from him

Alex Dowsett celebrates breaking the world record. Credit: PA

Essex cyclist Alex Dowsett will find out tonight whether he's still a world record holder.

The 26-year-old's one-hour record is under threat this evening at London's Olympic Velodrome from former Tour De France winner Bradley Wiggins.

Bradley Wiggins is aiming to take the record away from Dowsett. Credit: PA
52.937
How many kilometres Dowsett covered in his successful world record bid.

Dowsett booked his place in the record books last month in Manchester when he covered just over 52 kilometres in 60 minutes.

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