Bradley Wiggins has already shown the form to be considered a contender for this year's Tour de France, where success is likely to be forged in the mountains and during the two stretches of time trials.
The future of the Grand National seems sure to be the main point of discussion at the offices of the British Horseracing Authority on Monday when its chief executive, Paul Bittar, meets his opposite from World Horse Welfare, Roly Owers.
The launch of the World Snooker Championship, which starts on Saturday in Sheffield, saw the sport's governing spirit Barry Hearn put on a bravura display of pizzazz, salesmanship and generally being Barry Hearn.
Rain was the last thing on anyone's mind when James Doyle enjoyed the most rewarding moment of his eight-year riding career in Dubai less than a month ago.
College basketball loves itself the cranky old man.
Mo Farah has been warned by a tearful former team-mate that more revelations about Alberto Salazar are in the pipeline and he risks tarnishing his reputation if he stays with the coach.
Novak Djokovic has denied on the eve of Wimbledon that he and his coach, Boris Becker, are cheating when exchanging glances during play, although the laws of tennis specifically forbid any communication.