For touring sides India represents the final frontier.
Two days into the Tour of Britain, and more setbacks for the world champion Mark Cavendish.
When Sir Sean Connery rolled with some jollity into Andy Murray's victory press conference at Flushing Meadows on Saturday night, unannounced and accompanied by Sir Alex Ferguson and the player's mother, Judy, there was a sense that Scotland's invasion of New York this year might be a very happy one.
My sporting hero growing up may have dismantled my views on cycling but other heroes can be found from all over the sporting globe.
David Weir is simply unstoppable.
"Pea-cock! Pea-cock! Pea-cock!" came the cry from the 80,000.
Sarah Storey insisted afterwards it was not meant to be a statement but it is hard to view in any other way.
The bibulous lunches and fearless gambles which gave Sir Peter O’Sullevan so much pleasure have been recalled at a memorial service for the much-admired horse racing commentator, who died in July.
Just days ago, the Lone Star State stood to become the exclusive home of the American League Championship Series.