• Turning the Page on the Tour: Have Sky Bought Cycling?
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    Turning the Page on the Tour: Have Sky Bought Cycling?

    I don't really know how to assess this Tour de France, even assuming anyone was still talking about it. I guess we'll always remember the steady diet of cool stage battles and Chris Froome's many roles (descender, runner, winner) en route to his third Tour title, but not much else. One piece from this Tour though is definitely the role of Team Sky. Earlier in the week the Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay wrote a story about maybe having salary caps in cycling. Gay is a good writer and has some reasonable insights into the sport of cycling -- I suppose; his stuff leans more toward reporting than opinion -- and for a few hours the subject of creating limits on what teams could spend got kicked around.

  • Reuters

    Olympics-Athletics-Bolt arrives in Rio for shot at immortality

    By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, July 28 (Reuters) - Jamaica's Usain Bolt has landed in Rio de Janeiro more than a week before the Olympics opening ceremony to fine tune his preparations for his attempt at an unprecedented triple-triple of gold medals in the men's sprints. The wold record holder, who required a medical exemption after he pulled out of the Jamaican trials with a hamstring strain, proved his fitness last Friday by running 19.89 seconds to win the 200 metres at the London Diamond League meeting. The lanky sprinter is among 59 track and field athletes in Jamaica's 63-member delegation.