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Cyclists prepare for Rio Olympics

Three years ago, the London 2012 Olympics were drawing to a close - with Team GB cyclists one of our biggest medal-winning successes at the Games - thanks, in no small part, to riders from our region. Now they're back in the saddle, training for the games in Rio next year. Calendar has been given access to the velodrome in Manchester used by our cycling hopefuls, to get an insight into their rigorous training regime. Matt Price reports.



Kennaugh defends British Cycling Championship crown

Peter Kennaugh of Team Sky successfully defended his British Championship title in Lincoln.

Team Sky's Peter Kennaugh Credit: Press Association

The Manx rider was pushed close by his countryman, Mark Cavendish but pulled away on the final climb to hold on to the title.

Elsewhere, Burley in Wharfedale's Scott Thwaites came home in 5th, followed by Sheffield's Adam Blythe in 6th.

Lizzie Armitstead wins British Cycling Championship

Credit: Press Association

Otley's Lizzie Armitstead has won the Women's British Cycling Championship for a third time.

The 26-year-old was involved in a horror crash during the Tour of Britain earlier this month, but recovered in time to compete today in Lincoln.

Speaking to British Eurosport, she praised the crowds for their support saying she would head to Donegal, Ireland to celebrate with her boyfriend.

Crowds gather in Lincoln for cycling championships

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