Today Bradley Wiggins will arrive in Paris donning the yellow jersey hoping to complete one of the most incredible British sporting achievements in securing the Tour De France crown.
Graeme McDowell has insisted his major-winning experience will be of little relevance in his quest to overhaul Adam Scott on the final day of the Open.
I was there, in Rotterdam just two years ago, when Team Sky made their Tour de France debut and it was not an especially auspicious introduction to the world's greatest cycling race. Scratch that: it was a humbling beginning to what would become an unmitigated, three-week nightmare.
For the first four and a half hours of stage 18, it seemed that the seven men of the Praetorian Guard had been given the day off.
Open championships need not always bow to conventional ways. The 141st playing of golf's oldest major has witnessed a wavy-haired country and western fan from Nashville storm to the summit of the leaderboard.
Rory McIlroy may not quite yet be, as has been claimed in more excitable quarters, the new Tiger Woods – give it another five or 10 majors, then let's talk – but few would deny the young man is box office. On the first morning of this Open, the old Tiger Woods marched an animated army three deep up and down Lytham. On the second, Rory's roarers went one better; equally devoted, they stood four in line.
Amir Khan has not ruled out the prospect of a blockbuster British super-fight with Ricky Hatton.
Amir Khan is to add a defensive coach to his team in a move that could signal a split with Freddie Roach, his trainer.
Serena Williams’ historic pursuit of the calendar grand slam was transformed into an emotionally supercharged family affair the world No1 could certainly have done without on Sunday.
The New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has responded to widespread criticism that he would not pitch for his team, should they make the playoffs.
Neil Black has high hopes for the Rio Olympics after a host of younger British athletes proved they were “going global” and have genuine medal potential next summer.