...velodrome again. Another dominant display by Great Britain in the track cycling at the Olympics, where every one of the riders that took to the track won a medal, has brought the usual sour grapes from the usual suspects.
...continues. Yet another yellow jersey for Chris Froome, to go with seven stage victories, one third of the stages, by British riders, and the best young rider in Adam Yates, it's a British game now.
...tournament. Euro 2016 ended as it started and then meandered for a month as the only team to beat Iceland lost the final to the team that qualified out of the group stage below Iceland. It was rubbish.
...R.I.P. Sad news that one of rugby's greats, All Black, Jonah Lomu has died aged only 40 years old.
...kid. After a man of the match performance against France for England to follow up the one against Woolwich, Dele Alli will have Daniel Levy hearing cash register noises.
...loser. Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie is right when he said a fourth consecutive second-placed finish for England in the Six Nations is "not acceptable".
...to blame. For all the good he's done in building this current England side yet again Stuart Lancaster couldn't help himself managing by numbers and playing his part in England losing the Six Nations championship.
...post. Very lax of me, I mean England snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in Paris and then the ineptness of the Jocks at home against the Auld Enemy should have elicited something here.
...couldn't get any better for British cycling. On a mountain that has had a major impact on British cycling, Chris Froome chose the biggest stage to make his biggest statement. If this really was a yellow winning ride then it couldn't have been more emphatic.
...before. Stage 8 on the second Saturday of the 2012 Tour de France in the first trip to the mountains Chris Froome rode to a brilliant stage victory and Sky's team leader took the yellow jersey on a mountain top finish. Exactly the same thing happened on the second Saturday of the 2013 Tour.
...grand. Can't say I was feeling that confident about an England grand slam before Saturday's game. My confidence having dropped over the last couple of outings. And then the ref being announced.
...England. If England go on to win the Grand Slam or just the Championship they need to strike one more medal and award it to the current French coach because on Saturday he made sure it could happen.
...team? The previous two home victories, against New Zealand and Scotland, were good but was winning away in Ireland the indication of where this England rugby team is under Stuart Lancaster?
…one. Just in case you might not have heard – Spurs only have one player, Gareth Bale, Newcastle United are all French and Lewis Holtby is a German international with an English dad. It’s true I did Tweet during the match that Spurs would be… Buggered without Bale. — Toxic Web (@Toxic_Web) February 9, 2013 […]
...it was George Hincapie what done it. Of all the evidence against Lance Armstrong one man's is more damning than any others. His loyal lieutenant through all the seven Tour victories.