Chris Hoy has amassed a lifetime's worth of honours in 11 years of competitive cycling – 19 international gold medals, a knighthood, sports personality of the year awards and the hard-won status of Britain's greatest ever Olympian.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has retired from the Giro d’Italia after completing 12 stages of the 21.
Novak Djokovic is out of the Rome Masters, Rafael Nadal might have been had David Ferrer not frozen for the 19th time in 23 matches against his Spanish friend, and Andy Murray still does not know if he is in the French Open.
Sir Ian Botham is confident that Jimmy Anderson will surpass him as England's leading Test wicket-taker after the Lancastrian became the fourth member of an exclusive 300 club here.
Civil war is threatening to break out in Team Sky between Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome ahead of this year's Tour de France.