Category: Sport

The road back to fitness starts here

It’s the new year, the holiday period is over and, like many people, my thoughts have turned to getting fit. I’ve put on a fair bit of weight recently and being in my mid forties, it’s probably going to be hard to shift. Middle-age spread has started and it needs to be stopped. Until about […]

Sepp Kuss wins 2023 Vuelta

Sepp Kuss, the American Team Jumbo–Visma rider from Colorado, has won the 2023 edition of the Vuelta a España. He completed the 3133.2 km route around Spain in 76 hours 48 minutes and 21 seconds to finish seventeen seconds clear of his Danish team mate Jonas Vingegaard and one minute and eight seconds clear of […]

Kuss on verge of Vuelta title

American cyclist Sepp Kuss is on the verge of winning his first grand tour title at the 2023 Vuelta a España, having safely negotiated stage 19 to Íscar, which was won in a sprint by Italian rider Alberto Dainese of Team DSM-Firmenich. Kuss holds the leader’s red jersey with a seventeen second advantage over his […]

Rugby Players Breach Covid Bubble

The thoughtless actions of twelve rugby players have caused a match between England and the Barbarians to be cancelled at short notice. The match was due to be played at Twickenham on Sunday (25th October 2020) but has been called off because the group of players, who were supposed to be in a bio-secure bubble, […]

Rugby Coach Sent Home

A Wales rugby coach, named Rob Howley, has been sent home from the world cup to assist in an investigation surrounding suspected betting infringements. Professional players and coaches are banned from betting on rugby matches and Howley has been provisionally suspended from all rugby activity pending the outcome of the investigation. If found guilty of […]

Dennis retains Time Trial Title

Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis retained his men’s individual time trial world championship title with an emphatic victory on the 54 km route from Northallerton to Harrogate in Yorkshire. He completed the course in 1:05:05 to finish more than a minute ahead of second placed Belgian prodigy Remco Evenepoel. Italy’s Filippo Ganna took the bronze medal […]

England win third Ashes Test to level series

England produced an astonishing come back at Headingley to win the third Ashes Test by one wicket and level the series against Australia at 1-1 with two tests remaining. All had seemed lost when they were set a mammoth total to chase in their second innings and the wickets were falling in quick succession when […]

Five Brits in 2019 Vuelta

The 2019 edition of the Vuelta a España gets underway on Saturday with an 18 km team time trial from Salinas de Torrevieja to Torrevieja. Team Ineos have announced their eight man squad for the race, with Spaniard David de la Cruz coming in as a last minute replacement for Kenny Elissonde after the Frenchman […]

Dumoulin joins Jumbo-Visma

Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin has announced that he will be riding for Jumbo-Visma next season, having spent the previous eight seasons with Sunweb. Dumoulin was world time trail champion in 2017 and he also won the Giro d’Italia that year. In 2018 he was on the podium of both the Giro and the Tour de […]