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Miguel Indurain

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1. Which northern hemisphere side, apart from England, have won the Hong Kong Sevens?

2. Women were first allowed to compete in the Olympic Games in 1900. In which sport?

3. The Indomitable Lions come from which country?

Sunday, 30 March, 2003, 12:00am

'It had always been my dream to take part in the Tour and all of a sudden I was there' - Indurain

It is 3pm on a mild Sunday at the impressive Wannsee Golf Club on the outskirts of Berlin and Miguel Indurain is late for his interview. Except this isn't a let-the-media-wait, inflated-ego sort of late - he is much too polite for that - in fact the explanation is altogether much more innocent.

23 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Boulevard of dreams awaits end of tainted Tour de Farce

Sport, in general, and cycling in particular will reach a crossroads on the chic Champs Elysees on Sunday.

27 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Tour of China in bid to join Triple Crown

HONG KONG could be part of world cycling's Triple Crown as Kent Tour of China organisers, Medalist Sports, make plans to tie the event with the Tour de France and Tour DuPont.

The inaugural Tour of China, set to roll off in Hong Kong on October 26, promises to be a success with top professional teams like Motorola and Mapei having confirmed their participation.

5 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Sting in the tale makes it a weekend to remember

IT was a weekend that will live long in sporting memory. Three of the world's most prestigious trophies were bestowed and each carried its own tale of pathos.

25 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Big Mig's over-sized engine stalls any Tour excitement

THEY said man-mountain Jonah Lomu could not be stopped in the Rugby World Cup but James Small proved that big does not always conquer. They said Greg Norman was a sure thing to win the US Open but the 'Great White Shark' choked on the bait again and did not conquer.

17 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Russian turns heads in Tour

THE Tour de France was celebrating a new hero yesterday after Russia's Piotr Ugrumov crushed Miguel Indurain in a 47-kilometre time trial, and won his second stage in as many days.

Ugrumov produced a superhuman performance to win the rainy 19th stage, two days before the 1994 race comes to an end on the Champs Elysees, with Indurain as the almost certain victor.

23 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Italians continue alpine success

ITALIAN Roberto Conti notched his first-ever Tour de France victory at the top of the legendary Alpe d'Huez yesterday after yet another massive group breakaway.

But the real action went on behind, where overall leader Miguel Indurain sweated it out to try and control a series of dangerous challenges at the finale of the 224.5-kilometre stage.

20 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Double Danish delight but Spaniard is still supreme

ROLF Sorensen made it double Danish delight in Montpellier yesterday as he won the 14th stage of the Tour de France after a 150-kilometre break.

18 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Rominger provides a shock for Indurain

SWISS Tony Rominger ended Miguel Indurain's time trial supremacy in the Tour de France yesterday with a crushing win in a race against the clock in the penultimate stage.

Rominger's third stage victory of the Tour was not enough to unsettle the Spaniard in the overall standings before today's finish in Paris but it allowed him to jump from fourth to second.

25 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

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