Cycling

BMX: Liam Phillips is left on the floor by sport's most unlevel

In a sport that is all about rough rides, Liam Phillips has had more than his fair share and yesterday was another one to add to the list. That he even made the Olympic Games was a minor victory in itself – he broke his collarbone just three months ago – and he seemed on course to turn that into a major one, when he was two-thirds of the way through yesterday afternoon's final of the men's BMX.

BMX: Liam Phillips optimistic of reaching final

Great Britain's Liam Phillips set his sights on a final place and a possible medal after advancing to the BMX semi-finals with a strong quarter-final showing on day two of action at the Olympic Velopark.

Donald MacInnes: My pan-sexual crush on our magnificent Olympic

Mirrored shades are always sexy. Maybe it’s the instant nonchalance they bestow on the wearer. Or perhaps it’s the fact that all you can see when you look at them is your own gaze. Not only can the wearer see that you are looking into their eyes, but that’s all you can see, as well. It’s all about them. And confident acceptance of being regarded by others is, as we all know, extremely attractive.