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“I get irrationally angry about cyclists”: Jeremy Kyle and GB News’ primetime anti-cycling bingo ranting; “Not sure if we were cycling or swimming”: Riding in the rain; Quintana denies using tramadol, pulls out of Vuelta + more on the live blog

"I get irrationally angry about cyclists": Jeremy Kyle and GB News' primetime anti-cycling bingo ranting; "Not sure if we were cycling or swimming": Riding in the rain; Quintana denies using tramadol, pulls out of Vuelta + more on the live blog

It’s Thursday and Dan Alexander is in the hot seat for all your live blog needs… Jeremy Kyle (Talk TV) Cyclists of twitter, I’d love…

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It’s Thursday and Dan Alexander is in the hot seat for all your live blog needs… Jeremy Kyle (Talk TV) Cyclists of twitter, I’d love to see some of your favourite examples of pointless anti-cycling infrastructure. My example: as seen on a shared use path running alongside the A38 between Burton and Derby. pic.twitter.com/ZnqZBHGEVU (link is external) Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the chemical money behind Ineos’ sporting empire and the Ineos Grenadiers cycling team, is interested in buying Manchester United, according to The Times. (link is external)

Ratcliffe’s spokesperson said: "If the club is for sale, Jim is definitely a potential buyer. If something like this was possible, we would be interested in talking with a view to long-term ownership."

Earlier this week, Elon Musk suggested he might be interested in bidding for the Premier League strugglers (that felt good, apologies United fans) before playing off the idea as a joke. Ratcliffe, apparently a boyhood United fan, made a £4 billion bid to buy Chelsea FC in April after the club was put up for sale by Roman Abramovich. Movistar will use a predominantly white kit for the first time, in tribute to retiring team leader Alejandro Valverde, with the 42-year-old’s biggest wins part of the design. "No one deserves it more than him," a team press release explained. "In a one-off move, never seen over the 12 years Telefónica has been the organisation’s title sponsor, the Movistar Team will overhaul its jersey for a three-week Grand Tour and dedicate its […]

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