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Who could have predicted Caleb Ewan's stage win?  Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Richard Moore: Cycling can be a difficult sport to predict

A year ago, when Geraint Thomas claimed the yellow jersey of Tour de France leader in the Alps, I confidently dismissed his chances. I said it was “fanciful” to even imagine that somebody who had never even finished close to the podium could win the Tour de France.

Britain's Laura Muir celebrates winning the Women's 1500m event

Laura Muir sets sights on World Championships after 1500m win

Two years ago, beneath the triangular steel beams which encircle London’s Olympic arena of 2012, Laura Muir was left with a curious sense of disappointment when she finished fourth at a world championships in which she was so desperate to command the home stage. Never again, she hoped. Fuel for the fire.

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Novak Djokovic, right, and Roger Federer embrace after yesterday's dramatic final

Novak Djokovic: I had to beat crowd and Federer to win final

Novak Djokovic admitted last night that his biggest rival in the Wimbledon final was not Roger Federer, the eight-time champion in front of him, but the 15,000 fans packed into Centre Court.

From first ball till last, they were cheering for their favourite, Federer. Even in the normally decorous Royal Box, the suited and booted were out of their posh, padded chairs to roar and cheer when Federer broke back in the fifth set.

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