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Other Sport 27 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Small boats take lead

A handful of smaller yachts took a surprise early lead over heavily favoured super maxis Skandia and Zana shortly after the start of the 59th Sydney-Hobart race.

Other Sport 28 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Skandia and Zana strengthen lead

Super maxi rivals Skandia and Zana increased their lead in the 59th Sydney-Hobart race Saturday and were engaged in a tense tactical battle as they sailed down Australia's east coast into freshening headwinds.

Other Sport 29 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Big maxis battle for finish

Australian super maxi Skandia maintained its narrow lead over New Zealand rival Zana in the Sydney-Hobart race yesterday as the leading boats neared the finish line after a rough crossing of Bass Strait.

Other Sport 11 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Perez presses his claim for title

The 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Eric Wohlberg of Canada, won the fifth stage of the Tour of Langkawi, an 18km individual time trial.

Other Sport 28 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Formidable American team assembled for world athletics meet

An American team blessed with youth and speed appears ready to expand on their glittering Olympic showing in August's world championships.

Other Sport 28 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Crew members rescued from sinking yacht

Eight crew members abandoned their sinking boat and another three badly-injured sailors were airlifted from the deck of New Zealand maxi yacht Maximus during a rough Sydney-Hobart race yesterday.

Other Sport 22 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

Meyer takes over ochre jersey in Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE: Australia's Cameron Meyer handed his Garmin-Cervelo team a reason to smile on the Tour Down Under when he took the race leader's ochre jersey after a deserved stage win yesterday.

Other Sport 06 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Hushovd still in yellow

MUR-DE-BRETAGNE (France): Two-time runner-up Cadel Evans of BMC held off a late charge from Alberto Contador to claim a prestigious victory on the fourth stage of the Tour de France yesterday.

Other Sport 22 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Tour de France: Andy leaves ’em trailing

COL DU GALIBIER (France): Andy Schleck left three-time champion Alberto Contador floundering in the thin mountain air as he outwitted, outpaced and outclassed his Tour de France rivals with an inspired climb to win the 18th stage yesterday.

Other Sport 26 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Sailing: Wild Oats XI wins Sydney-Hobart start

SYDNEY (Reuters): Wild Oats XI won the race out of Sydney Harbour on Monday in the 67th Sydney-to-Hobart and started surfing down the east coast on a cyclone-generated swell and tailwind, but the 88-yacht fleet will be hit by a gale-force southerly headwind during the night.