Sport James Dasaolu last year ran the second-fastest 100m time by a British sprinter ever

As James Dasaolu settles in the blocks for his first race of the season in Glasgow on Saturday there will be a sense of expectation and apprehension over whether he can back up his breakthrough year.

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Marcel Kittel beats Mark Cavendish, left, to the line in Paris

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Even as Chris Froome was on the point of celebrating his maiden win in the Tour de France on Sunday, fellow-Briton Mark Cavendish’s four-year reign on the Champs Elysées ended with a narrow defeat to Germany’s Marcel Kittel and André Griepel – Cavendish’s first ever failure to win on the final stage of the Tour.

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Chris Froome is now just one obstacle away from claiming his first Tour de France title in Paris: one short, and particularly vicious Alpine stage today.

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David Beckham gives the 'thumbs up' to fans

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James Dasaolu became the second fastest Brit of all time last Saturday

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British Olympic champion Darren Campbell tips James Dasaolu to reach 9.8 seconds

James Dasaolu’s coming of age catapults Briton into big time

James Dasaolu may have been back at home with his feet up perusing tweets from the great and good of global sprinting but he remained the talking point for a second successive day at the Sainsbury’s British Championships.

Running the show: James Dasaolu (centre) takes advantage of perfect conditions to become the second-fastest Briton of all time in Birmingham yesterday

James Dasaolu breaks 10-second barrier at British Championships

Sprinter sets sights on Christie's British 100m record as he emerges as potential rival to Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay

Mark Cavendish is on the rebound

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Mark Cavendish wins stage 13 of the Tour

Tour de France 2013: Mark Cavendish roars back in style but Chris Froome hit by ambush

British sprinter rounds off testing few days with victory as overall leader loses over a minute

Marcel Kittel, right, crosses the finish line ahead Andre Greipel and Mark Cavendish

Tour de France: Mark Cavendish's charge held back by crash controversy

British sprinter can only finish third but is cleared by officials of forcing Dutch rival off the road

Mark Cavendish (left) crashes before ending up fourth behind André Greipel

Tour de France 2013: Crash leaves Mark Cavendish too exhausted for final sprint

Britain's Mark Cavendish failed to take a widely expected second straight stage victory following a crash in the final hour of racing and was forced instead to settle for fourth place behind the German winner André Greipel in Montpellier.

Tour de France 2013: Mark Cavendish narrowly misses out on back-to-back victories

The Manxman finished fourth in Montpellier

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Get out of the way Nike, a British invention using bedsprings from Leeds is to revolutionise running

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