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Cycling sisters selected for 'podium programme'

Hannah Barnes has been selected. Credit: PA

Northamptonshire sisters Hannah and Alice Barnes will both benefit from top level funding next year.

They've been selected for British Cycling's 'podium programme' as part of the women's road squad.

Unsurprisingly, Hertfordshire's four-time Olympic gold medallist Laura Kenny - formerly Laura Trott of course - has also been picked for the track endurance team.

Bikes worth £12,000 stolen in Norfolk

A Specialized mountain bike stolen from Poringland. Credit: Norfolk Police.

Two bikes worth more than £12,000 have been stolen in Norfolk.

Police are appealing for information after the multi-coloured Specialized mountain bike and grey Santa Cruz mountain bike were taken from a property at Cawstons Meadow in Poringland, near Norwich.

They were stolen some time between 10am on Sunday October 30 and 6pm on Thursday November 3.

A Santa Cruz mountain bike from Poringland. Credit: Norfolk Police.

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Dowsett satisfied with 12th place in elite time trial

Alex Dowsett finished 12 in Qatar. Credit: PA

Essex cyclist Alex Dowsett said he was pleased with his performance in the elite men’s time trial at the Road World Championships after he secured a 12th place finish.

In sweltering conditions in Qatar, Dowsett completed the 40km route in 46:54.07 - around two minutes behind the eventual winner Tony Martin.

"It was alright for me. I think I managed myself well and I’m not sure I could have done a lot more," he told British Cycling.

"There was always that concern after seeing the scary moment in the women’s team time trial and some of the others wondering what was going to happen towards the end."

Cundy powers to Paralympic gold

Jody Cundy Credit: PA Images

Cambridgeshre's Jody Cundy overcame his disappointment of missing out on a medal in London to take Gold in the C4 1K time trial.

Cundy who's from Wisbech powered home in a new Paralympic record.

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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)

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.

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