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Simon Gerrans reclaims the overall lead after fifth stage on Willunga Hill

MARCH
Wales roar to Six Nations success
Not since 1978/79 had Wales won back-to-back Nations Championships but 2013 proved to be the year they would do it again and do it in style. After making a dismal start with a home defeat to Ireland, Wales rallied and didn't put another foot wrong. With England matching them stride for stride, the championship came down to the last weekend. If a cagey, low scoring game was expected to follow, Wales did the complete opposite, beating England by their biggest ever scoreline to retain the trophy.

The 100 greatest sporting moments of 2013 - 1-20

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MAY
Bayern, best in Europe
Wembley Stadium played host to the all-German Champions League Final where Bayern Munich righted the wrongs of the previous year's competition by beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 to claim their fifth title. Arjen Robben's late winner banished the memories of losing two finals in three years, including defeat to Chelsea in their home ground in the 2012 final. The win completed an incredible year for Bayern who also won all of their domestic competitions and led to people proclaiming them as the world's best team.

The 100 greatest sporting moments of 2013 - 21-40

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JULY Superb Murray ends Wimbledon wait
Great Britain came to a virtual standstill for little over three hours on a hot Sunday in July. The 77-year wait for a men's singles Wimbledon champion finally came to an end with a superb display by Andy Murray. In searing summer sunshine, Murray made his fourth championship point count to beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets and sent the 15000 strong crowd into raptures. On realisation of his magnificent achievement, Murray fell to his knees before being handed the historic trophy and seeing his name forever engraved on the Wimbledon honours board. In the women's tournament, France's Marion Bartoli took the title.

The 100 greatest sporting moments of 2013 - 41-60

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SEPTEMBER
Bale's £85m deal
Gareth Bale became the most expensive player in history as Real Madrid's unrelenting pursuit of Tottenham's talisman finally came to fruition. The £85m fee eclipsed that of Bale's new team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo. The Welshman scored 26 goals for Tottenham during the 2012-13 season.

The 100 greatest sporting moments of 2013 - 61-80

We look back at 12 months of unforgettable action

DECEMBER<br/>
Ashes to Ashes<br/>
England managed to lose the urn they had won in the summer in double quick time on their tour of Australia. The hosts took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series as they got the better of England for the first time in seven years. It was a wholly deserved victory for the unfancied Australians who dominated every match as England fell apart.

The 100 greatest sporting moments of 2013 - 81-100

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Premier League appoint former Team Sky director to help development of home-grown players

Dan Hunt has switched to football from cycling as the top flight's new head of elite performance

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has admitted he is willing to give

Lance Armstrong is refused amnesty for testifying about his history of doping

Lance Armstrong will not be granted an amnesty in return for testifying to an independent commission about his history of doping, but his lifetime ban could be reduced to eight years, according to Brian Cookson, president of cycling's governing body UCI.

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has admitted he is willing to give

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong promises '100% transparency and honesty' in assisting any further doping inquiries but seeks assurances first

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Great Britain's David Millar, reacts after crossing the finish line at the end of the 226 km and twelfth stage of the 2012 Tour de France

David Millar to quit at end of 2014

British cyclist David Millar is to retire at the end of next season. The Scot confirmed his decision in a video interview given to Dutch cycling magazine Wieler Revue.

Andrea Sutcliffe: 'I think of it as the Mum test: is it good enough for my Mum? If not, we need to do something'

CQC chief: I’ll open up care home inspections to the public'

League tables also to be introduced as part of moves to overhaul the regulation of adult care

Bradley Wiggins suffered injury in his attempt to win the 2012 Giro d'Italia

Giro d'Italia takes spin round Ireland in next year's race

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will host the first three days of next year’s Giro d’Italia.

Sir Bradley Wiggins looks on in Florence on Sunday

Road World Championships 2013: Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome slammed for ‘lack of spirit’ by GB coach Rod Ellingworth

Dire day for British riders at the Road World Championships in Florence

Road World Championships 2013: Gloom for Chris Froome as Great Britain left all washed up

Wiggins struggles in the wet again and leads total team pull-out before Costa takes title in Florence

Chris Froome , second from left, hopes to win the world road race title in Florence on Sunday

Team GB behind Chris Froome for World Championships, says Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish is looking forward to his support role at the world championships in Florence this week after being the headline act at the Tour of Britain.

Sir Bradley Wiggins cycles through London on his way to the 2013 Tour of Britain title

Tour of Britain: Sir Bradley Wiggins completes overall victory while Mark Cavendish sprints home to claim third stage win

Wiggins becomes the second home winner of the Tour after Jonathan Tiernan-Locke triumphed in 2012

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