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Cycling: Cavendish keeps nerve to claim world road race title for

Mark Cavendish snared Great Britain's biggest road cycling success in nearly half a century yesterday when he blasted to victory in the World Road Race Championships – and such was his and the team's superiority that Cavendish even managed to make winning a chaotic 80-man, 70kmh dash for the line appear almost like a formality.

Cycling: Wiggins targets Vuelta victory after 'fantastic' first 10

Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins is thrilled with his position in the Vuelta a España, with the race for Madrid set to resume today. Wiggins crashed out of the Tour de France with a broken collarbone but now sits third in the Tour of Spain standings after 10 days of racing, with Team Sky colleague Chris Froome in the lead.

Cycling: Froome leads the way for Team Sky

Team Sky enjoyed a memorable day on the 11th stage of the Vuelta a España yesterday, with Chris Froome taking the leader's red jersey and Bradley Wiggins bursting into the top three.

Jack Layton: Canadian politician who became leader of the opposition

Jack Layton, a career politician, was the charismatic leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP), Canada's new opposition party. With his boundless energy and folksy yet feisty no-nonsense approach, he had battled cancer and a hip replacement to lead his left-of-centre party to an historic victory in last May's federal election. He had brought hope and optimism to federal politics and was arguably at the height of his political career.

Cycling: Heat forces out weary Cavendish

Mark Cavendish was forced to pull out of the Tour of Spain yesterday owing to heat exhaustion. The riders have been subjected to fierce heat in the last few days, and the temperature got the better of the Manx sprinter during the fourth stage.

Britons on top at Olympic test events

It is too early to commit to altering the Olympic BMX course – despite several riders raising concerns after Saturday's Olympic test event – according to Olympic Games Organising Committee director of sport Debbie Jevans.

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Police detain Indian hunger striker Anna Hazare

The Indian Government yesterday sought to see off the campaign of anti-corruption campaigner by detaining him and his supporters just hours before he was due to embark on a public hunger strike. His detention in Delhi's Tihar jail sparked spontaneous protests, which broke out across cities in India.

Switzerland: Sky high in Interlaken

From jumping out of planes to mountain biking and canyoning, <b>Richard Madden</b> enjoys the thrill of Switzerland's spectacular Bernese Oberland region

Mugged student leaves hospital

The Malaysian student mugged by yobs posing as Good Samaritans during the London riots has been discharged from the Royal London hospital, the trust said today.