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Cavendish claims first win of 2018 in the Dubai Tour

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Great Britain's Mark Cavendish took his first victory of the 2018 season, after winning stage three of the Dubai Tour on Thursday.

The Dimension Data rider claimed his first win since taking a stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour in February 2017.

Last season was severely hampered for Cavendish by bouts of illness and a crash during the Tour de France that lead him to quit the race because of a fractured shoulder.

Cavendish won the sprint finish ahead of Nacer Bouhanni and Marcel Kittel. Fellow British rider Adam Blythe finished fourth.

"There are so many good teams for sprinting here. I'm nowhere near the form I had in July but I'm happy with my form now." The Manxman said after the race.

"I still feel the consequences of my Tour de France crash in my body. It will remain for the rest of my life."

Laura Kenny set to return competitive cycling

Laura Kenny will return to competitive cycling just over six months after having her first child. Credit: PA

Laura Kenny will return to competitive cycling just over six months after having her first child after being selected by Great Britain for the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

The 25-year-old and her husband Jason Kenny - British cycling's golden couple - have both been named in Britain's squad for the event, which begins in Apeldoorn, Holland on February 28.

Laura, a four-time Olympic champion, and Jason, a six-time Olympic gold medallist, announced the arrival of their son Albert in August last year.

So there we go.. I'm am excited to announce that I'm going back to where it all began. I have been selected to ride for GB at the world championships at the end of the month!

Froome to begin his 2018 season at the Ruta del Sol

Froome will begin his 2018 season at the Ruta del Sol. Credit: PA

Chris Froome will begin his 2018 season at the Ruta del Sol later this month, Team Sky have announced.

The Tour de France champion will head to the five-day stage race in Andalusia on February 14, Team Sky have announced.

It will be Froome's first appearance since his third-place finish in the time trial at the Road World Championships in Norway on September 20.

That was the day he learned he had returned an adverse analytical finding for the asthma drug salbutamol two weeks before, on his way to victory at the Vuelta a Espana - the second half of last year's historic Grand Tour double, having already won his fourth Tour de France.

Froome and Team Sky are presenting their case to the cycling's governing body, the UCI, about the adverse finding, and Froome said: "I'm confident that we will be able to get to the bottom of what has happened and I'm working hard with the team to do that."

Adam Yates to ride in 2018 Tour de France

Adam Yates will ride in the 2018 Tour de France. Credit: PA

British cyclist Adam Yates will ride in the 2018 Tour de France, team Orica-Scott have announced.

The 25-year-old finished fourth in the 2016 race and was the white jersey winner for the best young rider.

He will be the team's only general classification rider at next year's Tour.

The Bury-born cyclist said: "It feels good to be going back to the Tour de France and I am very excited about the challenges it will bring.

"The Tour will always be a special race for me having watched it growing up through to getting the opportunity to race it for the first time in 2015."

Simon Yates, Adam's twin brother, will double-up and focus on the Giro d'Italia and La Vuelta Espana along with Colombian Esteban Chaves.

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