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Team Sky given ProTour licence

New British team issued with licence from UCI along with 16 other teams. Astana still have to prove they have the cash

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Manchester track world cup – day three

2009 Manchester track world cup. All the action from the third day of competition including team sprint, team pursuits, women’s keirin and scratch race

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Manchester track World Cup – day two

Pictures from day two at the 2009 Manchester World Cup. Sir Chris Hoy, Lizzie Armitstead and Wendy Houvenaghel all won gold while Victoria Pendleton won a silver medal.