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Other Sport 25 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Armstrong and Ullrich save energy for time trial decider

Lance Armstrong's day in the saddle for the 181km duration of the Tour de France 17th stage worked out perfectly Thursday.

Other Sport 21 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Italian Simoni wins most demanding mountain race

Lance Armstrong's grip on the Tour de France was loosening again Sunday after Italian Gilberto Simoni won the most demanding mountain stage of this year's race in the Pyrenees.

Other Sport 17 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Virenque seeing spots

French cycling hero Richard Virenque will be focusing on only one thing during the next few days on the Tour de France #8211; winning a record-equalling sixth 'King of the Mountains' polka dot jersey.

Other Sport 14 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

American takes yellow jersey, Mayo takes the eighth stage

Four-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong revelled in the discomfort of two of his rivals here yesterday as he pulled on the overall leader's yellow jersey following the eighth stage.

Other Sport 11 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Novak stages fightback to enter quarter-finals

Former winner Czech Jiri Novak moved into the Swiss Open quarter-finals after coming from behind to defeat Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu on Wednesday.

Other Sport 11 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Federer makes q-finals as Corretja shown exit

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer stormed into the quarter-finals of the Swiss Open for the first time with a 6-1, 6-2 demolition of Frenchman Jean-Rene Lisnard.

Other Sport 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Legendary Emerson gives Federer a lesson in cow-milking as Gaudio wins

The farmland education of city slicker Roger Federer continued yesterday as the newly-crowned Wimbledon winner was given a cow-milking lesson by former tennis great Roy Emerson.

Other Sport 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Meet the famous Federer

A glass of champagne and a two-van police escort greeted newly-crowned Wimbledon winner Roger Federer when he touched down in a private jet in the heart of the Alps on Monday a day after the biggest win of his tennis career.

Other Sport 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

It's redemption time for Nazon

Jean-Patrick Nazon brought an end to his nightmares about watching the Tour de France on television after becoming the first French rider since Jerome Simon in 2001 to pull on the race's yellow jersey following yesterday's 167.5km third stage from Charleville to St Dizier.

Other Sport 09 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Roger gets a cow as reward, Nadal dumps El Aynaoui

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer is now the proud owner of a cow after Swiss Open organisers marked his Grand Slam success in bizarre fashion yesterday.