Tour de France winner and four-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins was “looking forward to getting back on the bike” as he continued to recover from injuries sustained in a road accident.
There were mixed fortunes for Britain's two quarter-finalists as Heather Watson was left to fly the flag in the HP Open in Osaka.
Bradley Wiggins launched Britain's summer of sporting success with his historic win in the Tour de France and his influence is still being felt. With the action due to start tomorrow in the Velodrome, the latest to cite the Wiggins effect is Rik Waddon, one of British cycling's golden hopes in the Paralympics.
Before today’s time trial win, Bradley Wiggins emphasised that one of the biggest appeals of going for gold in this discipline was that it showed his athletic versatility - and given the last time we saw him on an Olympic podium was inside Laoshan velodrome in Beijing celebrating victory in the pursuit event, both individual and team, back in 2008, there is certainly no denying that.
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Hampton Court Palace is to host the start and finish of the London Olympics time-trial, 2012 organisers said today.
Gillian Low, the new president of the Girls' Schools Association, tells Richard Garner why she supports single-sex education – and what she believes state schools can learn from the private sector
Three peers were given lengthy suspensions from the House of Lords today after wrongly claiming thousands of pounds in expenses.
Carpenter and his cousin accused of locking teenagers in house then burning it down
Hampton Court can offer a wedding to remember, but it's not cheap. Ian White grabbed his ducats
Sir David Lean is rightly celebrated as one of British cinema's greatest ever directors, the creator of, among others, Lawrence of Arabia, Great Expectations and The Bridge on the River Kwai. And yet little is known of his final project, Nostromo, which proved to be one of the biggest epics never to see the light of day and which caused the downfall of a tormented genius.
Emma Townshend meets the author of a new book celebrating the contentious work of the avant gardeners
The 'Atonement' screenwriter is up for his second Academy Award tonight. If he wins, he must remember his lines – or face his family's wrath
When the topiary specialist James Crebbin-Bailey ( www.topiaryarts.com ) showed me some pictures of a small front garden in Hampton, Middlesex, I could have kissed him. Fortunately for him, we were at an RHS event and someone had just started to make a speech, so puckering up and embracing in the middle of the Westminster Hall just wouldn't have been appropriate.