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Chris Froome confirmed to lead Team Sky at Vuelta a España

The Tour de France champion will cap off his season with an attempt at glory at the final Grand Tour of the year Team Sky 1 have confirmed that Chris Froome 2 will lead the team at the final Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a Espa a 3 .

Tour de France champion Froome, who has just finished a stint in Rio at the Olympics where he took a bronze medal in the time trial 4 , will lead a nine-man team over a Vuelta course 5 that features 10 summit finishes. > > > Chris Froome not unbeatable says Alberto Contador, as pair set to face-off at Vuelta a Espa a 6 Peter Kennaugh is the only Brit to line-up alongside Froome, while Mikel Landa will make a third Grand Tour appearance of the year after abandoning the Giro d Italia 7 and helping Froome to his Tour triumph.

Laura Trott: ‘That was was possibly the easiest world record we’ve ever got’

The Team GB quartet spoke after winning the women’s Olympic team pursuit in a world record time Laura Trott 1 , Katie Archibald, Joanna Rowsell-Shand 2 and Elinor Barker won the women s team pursuit 3 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, seeing off a strong challenge 4 from Team USA.

After both teams had already beaten the previous world record in the earlier rounds, a fast time was expected when it came to the gold winning ride.

We knew a world record was on the cards but it almost felt unreal, said Trott not long after the finish.

Pricing revealed for new Shimano Dura-Ace groupset

Complete groupset will start from 1854.98, although price of power meter is still to be decided After it s launch just before the Tour de France 1 last month, UK pricing has been revealed for the new Shimano Dura-Ace groupset 2 , with a fairly sizeable price increase over the groupset s previous incarnation. > > > New Dura-Ace Di2 v SRAM eTap: Everything you need to know 3 If our calculations adding up the prices of the individual components is correct, the mechanical rim brake Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 groupset will start from 1854.98 (compared to 1436.91 for the old model), although the price depends on your choice of chainset and cassette ratios, and whether you want a band-on or braze-on front derailleur.

Rio 2016 Olympic Games time trial start times

Start times for the men’s and women’s time trials in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Wednesday, August 10 Tony Martin Credit: Graham Watson The men s and women s individual time trials at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 1 both take place on Wednesday, August 10.

The women start first, with the first rider off Anna Plichta of Poland departing at 8.30am local time (12:30pm UK time).