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So much can change in a week of sporting action and, sure enough, there have been plenty of highs and lows over the past seven days.
The 101st Tour de France had it all. Scorching heat, driving rain, cobbles, crashes galore, enormous crowds and even yellow sheep animating what developed into one of the most compelling editions of cycling’s greatest race in years.
The Tour de France is always the cycling season's marquee race, but for the British fan, the 101st edition is set to be doubly special.
Before coming into these Commonwealth Games there were a lot of questions hanging over Sir Bradley Wiggins, if only in the public mind.
It's been another eventful week across the world of sport, but again it showed that for every smiling winner there's a disheartened loser.
I’m afraid to say I’m going to be leaving the Tour de France today, after my Orica-GreenEdge team decided to pull me out in order to avoid exhausting me.
- I'm eager to complete my medal collection with gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
- Alberto Contador flew past twice as fast as I was going - and he had a broken leg!
- It still feels surreal that I will make my Tour de France debut in Yorkshire tomorrow
- Good Week/Bad Week: Sky Sports picks out the heroes and villains from the past week of sport
- Tour de France: The Climbs
- Tour de France route analysis: Surviving early stages could be key to overall victory
- Tour de France 2014: English stage schedules
- Tour de France: The Sprinters
- Tour de France: Ones to watch
- Leeds City College students investigate impact of the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire
It’s a measure of Tao Geoghegan Hart’s lofty standards and dedication to improvement that he regards 15th place in only his third elite stage race as not quite up to scratch.
Well, that was an interesting first season as a professional cyclist. There were some lows, but they were levelled out by some highs, so all in all, I haven’t got any complaints with how it went.
Four months on and Alex Dowsett’s emotional wounds are yet to fully heal.
Read the thoughts and opinions of Lizzie Armitstead with skysports.com