In a race that lasts for three weeks and covers 3946.9km, 10 seconds on day one wouldn't seem to count for much. But it was enough to spark lively debate about whether the challenger had delivered a meaningful blow to the champion
He looks and sounds relaxed and he says he's as ready as he has ever been. So Cadel Evans' defence of his Tour de France title is starting on a confident note,
The Olympic rings were nowhere in sight as one of Australia's most impressive sports teams gathered in an atmosphere of high anticipation yesterday - but that doesn't mean to say they were out of mind.
Stuart O'Grady is a record-breaking legend of the Tour de France but nothing he has achieved at the world's greatest bike race makes him as proud as his Olympic gold medal.
The Australian Boomers men’s basketball team have swept Greece in their three-game Farewell Series, the final match-up being played at The Arena in Geelong, with the Boomers running away with the big 79-58 victory.
Australian sprinter Daniel Batman was an amazing sportsman and his death was a huge loss to athletics, says his former training partner Matt Shirvington.
Wimbledon may have served up some early surprises for Australian fans, but six Aussies have been granted Olympic passes to return to the All England Club for the London Olympics.
One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018
Peter Norman posthumously awarded Olympic Order of Merit
Did you know?
American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).
Did you know?
Twins John and Tom Anderson both won gold medals in different sailing events at the 1972 Munich Olympics.