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Cycling: Oman win boosts Chris Froome's confidence

Chris Froome believes his maiden stage race victory in the Tour of Oman proves Sky are right to back him as team leader over Bradley Wiggins for the Tour de France and that he can ride to triumph on the Champs-Elysées.

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Ian Williams forced to wait amid congestion in Marseille

Two events on the same piece of water can lead to problems, not least as the deciding, fifth race of the French Match Race semi-final kept Britain’s Ian Williams and the Australian Keith Swinton stooging around for over an hour and half as the MOD70s started two races off Marseille.

New class breaks 600-mile barrier

As a second of the new MOD 70-foot trimarans suffered damage to an underwater foil, the new leader of the Krys Ocean Race from New York to Brest, Yann Guichard’s Spindrift, rattled off 639.9 miles in 24 hours.