Cycling

Britain’s Geraint Thomas produced a superb late attack to win stage five at the Criterium du Dauphine. Thomas, 35, used a 180-degree turn to surge clear and hold off Sonny Colbrelli, with Alex Aranburu in third. The result sees the Ineos Grenadiers rider move up to sixth in the general classification 14 seconds behind leader
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Germany have withdrawn from next month’s European Track Championships in Minsk because of the ongoing political situation in Belarus. The German cycling federation (BDR) has called for the event to be moved following the incident, which has been criticised by the European Union. The five-day European Track Championships start on 23 June. The BDR said:
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Italy’s Andrea Vendrame claimed victory on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia as compatriot and former race leader Alessandro de Marchi crashed out. Movistar’s Marc Soler and De Marchi’s British team-mate Alex Dowsett were among those to also withdraw as the riders contended with tough conditions. Colombian Egan Bernal remains 45 seconds ahead of Russian
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