In case you missed it, cycling is the best sport. And for many fans this is the best time of year as the one-day classics are here. This Sunday it's the Tour of Flanders — one of the biggest sporting events in Belgium — and the week after that it's the "Hell of the North," Paris-Roubaix. When races come through your town, you can get up close to the riders — inches away — as they whiz by. That's normally not a problem, except when it is. This kid in Belgium took his zealousness to the next level on Tuesday by hopping on his bike and racing alongside pro rider Philippe Gilbert (Quick-Step Floors) during the opening stage of the Three Days of De Panne race. For a few glorious seconds the kid was
The PGA Tour will begin testing distance-measuring devices at four events on three tours beginning this summer. The USGA and R&A announced earlier this month that it would allow DMDs or rangefinders during competition beginning in 2019. For four events on the Web.com, Mackenzie (Canadian) and Latinoamerica tours this summer, the PGA Tour will temporarily enact a local rule that will allow DMDs to measure distance but not slope, elevation or wind. “For years there has been significant discussion and debate about whether distance-measuring devices would have a positive or negative impact on competition at the highest levels of professional golf,” said PGA Tour chief tournaments and competitions officer Andy Pazder.
The 28-year-old beat strong competition in a starting field that included compatriot and Rio Olympic bronze medalist Henri Schoeman, Russian duo Igor and Dmitry Polyanskiy, Spain's 2016 ITU world champion Mario Mola, 2015 under-23 world champion Jake Birtwhistle and Britain's double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee, who dropped out during the event through illness. "I knew where my body was at, but after only a few events and about four speed running sessions this year I was not very sure," Murray said on Tuesday having recovered from the grueling test on Australia's Hamilton Island.