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Short Sport, December 14. 2012

PUBLISHED : Friday, 14 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 14 December, 2012, 2:10am

Wiggins has rethink on missing Tour de France

Bradley Wiggins says he is likely to defend his Tour de France title next year despite previously nominating the Giro d'Italia as his main cycling objective for the season. The Olympic time-trial gold medallist became the Tour's first British winner last July, with Team Sky colleague Chris Froome second. At October's launch of next summer's 100th Tour, Wiggins intimated May's Tour of Italy would be his priority, leaving the way clear for Froome to lead Sky's French assault. But this week Wiggins said: "I don't know what the situation is in terms of leadership. As it stands I'm probably going to try to win a second Tour de France. I don't know, maybe we'll have two leaders. How that's going to work with the team I don't know, that's more [Team Sky general manager] Dave Brailsford's problem to worry about." AFP

 

Lipsky sets pace for Malaysian tournament

Asian Tour rookie David Lipsky set the pace at the Asian Tour's Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia yesterday, holding the opening-round lead at eight-under through 16 holes before a thunderstorm stopped play. Australia's Unho Park posted a flawless 65 for second place while Korean-American Kevin Na scored 66 to take third at the Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club. Play was suspended in early afternoon and 84 players will resume their round today. Lipsky, who is an American player, won his maiden Asian Tour title in Cambodia earlier this year. AFP

 

Top seed bows out of World Super Series

Badminton's world number one Lee Chong Wei pulled out of the World Super Series finals in Shenzhen, China, blaming injury and fatigue after he lost his opening group match. Lee, who won the silver medal at the London Olympics and got married last month, lost his group-A match to China's Du Pengyu 12-21, 21-16, 22-20 before informing the organisers of his decision to withdraw. "I'm not in good condition. I had a leg injury coming here. I wanted to skip this tournament as I only got married last month," Lee said. "I'll return home and hopefully recover." AFP

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