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Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Imola to Vicenza, Italy, Thursday
The Hong Kong team, including Pang Yao, Yang Qianyu, Leung Bo Yee and Meng Zhao Juan, competes during the women’s team pursuit qualifying race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris on Wednesday
The pack races in the cycling track at the women’s omnium 25km point race at the Incheon International Velodrome during the 17th Asian Games in South Korea on Thursday
The peloton crosses the Runcorn Bridge during stage two of the 2014 Tour of Britain
The pack of riders cycles on its way during the 197.5km 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Etienne and Chamrousse
Stage Three of the Tour de France, Cambridge to London, race leaders pass the Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace as they sprint for the finish
Alejandro Valverde of Spain celebrates as he wins the Fleche Wallonne Classic cycling race in Huy on Wednesday
Russia’s Ivan Kovalev, third from left, on his way to winning the gold medal in the men’s scratch race at the Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia.
The legs of second-placed German team, including Rene Enders, Robert Forstemann and Maximilian Levy, during the ceremony in the men’s team sprint race at the 2014 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia.
Cyclists start the sport stage of the 2nd day of the Dubai Tour on Thursday
Great Britain’s Laura Trott, Dani King, Elinor Barker and Joanna Rowsell on their way to breaking the world record in the Women’s Team Pursuit, during day one of the 2013 UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester.
Workers paint cycle lanes in Hanover, Germany.
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Britain’s Bradley Wiggins rides past the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore on his way to clinching the silver medal in the men’s individual time trial event, at the road cycling world championships, in Florence, Italy, on Wednesday.
The peleton approaches the top of Pen-Y-Pass with the Snowdon Massif in the background during stage four of the 2013 Tour of Britain from Stoke to Llanberis
The pack climbs towards Glandon pass during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 km. The stage started in Bourg-d’Oisans and finishes in Le Grand-Bornand, France, on Friday.
Christopher Froome of the UK, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides in a pack on Thursday during the 18th stage of the Tour de France cycling race which runs for 172.5km starting in Gap and finishing in Alpe-d’Huez, France.
Christopher Froome of the UK, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, and Spain’s Alberto Contador, right, speed down the Manse pass on the final stretch of the 168km sixteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race which started in Vaison-la-Romaine and finished in Gap, France, on Tuesday.
The peloton passes fields of wheat near Nouans-les-Fontaines during the 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 173km, which starts in Tours and finishes in Saint-Amand-Montrond, western France
Mark Cavendish of the UK, left, and Marcel Kittel of Germany, right, sprint towards the finish line of the 12th stage of the Tour de France cycling race in Tours, western France, on Thursday.
Nuns of the Monastere de la Consolation in Draguignan cheer as the yellow jersey rider passes at speed during the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race. Cyclists on Wednesday raced over 228.5 km (142.8 miles) from Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille in southern France. The worlds biggest bike race ends in Paris on July 21