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The Ballad Of Paul Tierney, Football

The Ballad Of Paul Tierney

Poignant tribute song reminds us of the beautiful game’s fickle nature… and puts superstar tantrums into perspective.

By | Football, Olympics, Sport | Thursday, 8 August 2013 at 5:00 am

On The Road at the Tour de France: Last night was amazing – the roar on the Champs-Elyseé was deafening, Sport

On The Road at the Tour de France: Last night was amazing – the roar on the Champs-Elyseé was deafening

You could see the delight in the team’s eyes and young Pete Kennaugh was visibly awed by it all. The fact that the team rode across the line as one is a mark of Froomey’s class too.

By | Sport | Monday, 22 July 2013 at 5:17 pm

On The Road at the Tour de France: Chris Froome’s stage win on Mont Ventoux was electric, Sport

On The Road at the Tour de France: Chris Froome’s stage win on Mont Ventoux was electric

For the past few days I have only really seen the riders looking happy in the mornings by the bus and too tired to be happy by the bus in the evenings. That said, the buzz was palpable on Sunday evening.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at 3:24 pm

On The Road at the Tour de France: A race that makes up its own set of rules, Sport

On The Road at the Tour de France: A race that makes up its own set of rules

Consistency, they say, is a fine thing. In sport it certainly is, and many heads more qualified than mine have proved it. But the Tour de France dictates to hell with all that, and makes up its own set of rules – all of which revolve around wonderful, fascinating inconsistency.

By | Sport | Monday, 15 July 2013 at 11:06 pm

Not quite how Chris Froome did it, but I too cycled up Mont Ventoux, Sport

Not quite how Chris Froome did it, but I too cycled up Mont Ventoux

What happened when Simon O’Hagan tackled the fearsome “Giant of Provence” in the 2009 Etape du Tour

By | Sport | Monday, 15 July 2013 at 10:28 pm

On The Road at the Tour de France: It’s become war on the roads – and Team Sky are up for the fight, Sport

On The Road at the Tour de France: It’s become war on the roads – and Team Sky are up for the fight

Even if you had never seen a bike race before, nor even knew any of the principles of bike racing, the past two days would still have made great entertainment.

By | Sport | Tuesday, 9 July 2013 at 12:29 pm

Tackling the Etape. It may be the amateurs’ stage of the Tour France but it’s still brutal, Sport

Tackling the Etape. It may be the amateurs’ stage of the Tour France but it’s still brutal

My brother David is riding this year’s Tour de France – it is his 12th time doing the event. In 2007, when I told him I was going to ride the Etape – the amateurs’ stage of the Tour France which that year was a brutal 198km through the Pyrenees – he was incredulous.

By | Sport | Monday, 8 July 2013 at 3:02 pm

On the Road at the Tour de France: Running away with the (Tour) circus, Sport

On the Road at the Tour de France: Running away with the (Tour) circus

No news is good news, as they say. I think Sir Dave B and the management team at Sky are quietly pleased with the Team’s current position and general health at the moment, save for G’s pelvis.

By | Sport | Friday, 5 July 2013 at 1:41 pm

Lance Armstrong, Norway, Richard III, Live While We’re Young, Notebook

Lance Armstrong, Norway, Richard III, Live While We’re Young

What’s trending and why?

By | Notebook | Friday, 24 August 2012 at 10:24 am

On The Road: Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky have made Tour de France history – it’s been emotional, Sport

On The Road: Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky have made Tour de France history – it’s been emotional

Martin Ayres has spent the past three weeks on the road with Team Sky. With victory secured yesterday afternoon on the Champs Elysee, Martin looks back at a life changing experience.

By | Sport | Monday, 23 July 2012 at 2:07 pm

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