Tour de France: Injuries, crashes and inexperience push Chris Froome

It all looks so familiar: just like in 2012, a Team Sky leader has taken the yellow jersey on the first summit finish of the Tour and then swept his rivals from the board with a dramatic time-trial performance. From hereon, we thought, pressing the replay button in our memories, all Sky have to do is keep the race under control as they did so brilliantly last year for two long weeks to Paris and it's game over.

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Luck runs out for British duo after magic week

The golden cloud had only a silver lining for Andy Murray here yesterday as the Olympic singles champion and his mixed doubles partner, Laura Robson, were beaten 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the final by Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka. Having made a flying start, the Britons eventually succumbed to the power and experience of their opponents from Belarus. It was the fourth time in a row that Murray and Robson played a deciding champions' tie-break in the tournament and as the Scot said, their luck eventually ran out.