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Holiday romances and dirty socks: Ronaldo’s vacation pretty much the same as yours… except with added Kim Kardashian

After the rigours of Euro 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo was one of many footballers given a bit of extra time off by his club to recuperate ahead of the start of the new season. And in the Portuguese star s case, he s probably been given more time than most thanks to the fact that he picked up an injury in the final of the tournament which is likely to keep him out for most of August. CR7 is clearly doing his best not to get too downhearted about the enforced lay-off, however, and instead is letting his hair down in rare style over in the States where it appears he might even have picked up a new girlfriend.

To be honest, everything he s been up to sunbathing, partying, flirting is more or less the same as any other young, single man would do on holiday.

Except, of course, with a few more celebrities involved.

Here he is, for example, partying with Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian:

Here s Ronnie with Irish motormouth MMA star Conor McGregor:

Here he is, er, posing with some people:

And here is the absolute pick of the bunch Ronaldo keeping it real by proving that even superstars run out of clean socks while on holiday:

Ghost ride!1

A photo posted by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Aug 1, 2016 at 5:57pm PDT

(Also, is it just us, or does his choice of footwear also look suspiciously like those free bathroom slippers you get in hotels?)

And finally, here s the potential Discount Holidays © holiday romance: Ronaldo getting close to (as the tabloids put it) a fitness model wihle splashing around in a Miami swimming pool:

References

  1. ^ Ghost ride! (www.instagram.com)

Mark Cavendish: ‘I didn’t think I’d suffer as much as I did today’

The Manxman had to work hard to make it to the finish within the timecut on the mountainous stage eight in the Pyrenees

Mark Cavendish: ‘I Didn’t Think I’d Suffer As Much As I Did Today’

Mark Cavendish1 and Dimension Data team-mate Bernie Eisel rode alone for much of Saturday s stage2 through the Pyrenees and just made the time cut. Cavendish never thought he would suffer so much as he did on the eighth stage to Bagn res-de-Luchon.

Cavendish and Eisel lost pace from the peloton on the Col du Tourmalet3 mid-stage and only rejoined the gruppetto at three kilometres remaining. They finished in the group of 55 at 39-24 minutes behind winner Chris Froome4 (Sky).

>>> No matter what the course director throws at him, Chris Froome seems to have the answer5

It was hot, I hate it in the Pyrenees, Cavendish said after the green jersey presentation in a hot, 36 C, Bagn res-de-Luchon.

It s just too hot for me, I m from the Isle of Man. I have white skin and that, I can t deal with the heat.

I didn t think I d suffer as much as I did today: I followed Peter Sagan6 around. He was trying to get in the breaks for the points for the green jersey. I was actually cooked by the time we got to the Tourmalet climb, I wasn t that good.



The Tour s top sprinter and his helper topped the Tourmalet, the Hourquette d Ancizan, the Val Louron-Azet and the Peyresourde alone. They had the numbers from the team about how fast they needed to ride to make the time cut and Cavendish said that they felt safe, but their future in the 2016 Tour became uncertain when Cavendish punctured on the Col de Peyresourde.

To be fair, we know what watts per kilo we should ride to make it. We have a great scientist in the team who works out for us what we need to do on each climb and the descents, said Cavendish.

I had a puncture on the last climb, when you lose a minute when you are dealing in minute increments in the end. It s quite tight how we planned the time cuts.

Doug Ryder, general manager of the team, said that he wants to see Cavendish carry the green jersey through the final mountain stage on Sunday and to the rest day Monday. Cavendish counts 204 points, more than Marcel Kittel7 (Etixx Quick-Step) at 182 and Peter Sagan8 (Tinkoff) at 177. The heat in the Pyrenees, though, is taking its toll on the Manxman.

I m cooked. I can t deal with it, this year especially, Cavendish said. I haven t been training in Italy, I ve been on the track and I haven t seen the sun.

It wasn t nice really.

References

  1. ^ Mark Cavendish (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Saturday s stage (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ Col du Tourmalet (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ Chris Froome (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ >>> No matter what the course director throws at him, Chris Froome seems to have the answer (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  6. ^ Peter Sagan (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  7. ^ Marcel Kittel (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  8. ^ Peter Sagan (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)

Daan Myngheer dies from heart attack suffered at Criterium International

Roubaix Lille Metropole’s Daan Myhgheer, 22, dies after suffering a heart attack at the Criterium International on Saturday

Daan Myngheer Dies From Heart Attack Suffered At Criterium International

Daan Myngheer (Photo: Roubaix Lille Metropole/ Jean-Marc Hecquet)

Roubaix Lille Metropole cyclist Daan Myngheer has died in hospital after suffering a heart attack on stage one1 of the Criterium International in Corsica on Saturday. The 22-year-old Belgian is the second young rider from his country to pass away at a race this weekend, following the death of Wanty Groupe Gobert rider Antoine Demoitie2 at Ghent-Wevelgem on Sunday. Myngheer reportedly lost contact with the peloton in the final stages of Saturday s 90km sprint stage before suffering a heart attack in an ambulance that was taking him to Ajaccio. He was placed on life support and then into an induced coma, but he died on Monday evening.

In a statement on Facebook3, his Roubaix Lille Metropole team said: It is with great emotion, that we will make you part of the death of Daan. He lost his last race after having fought like a grand champion.

He died on Monday 28 March at 19.08 in the presence of his parents, his sister Fleur and his partner Emely at Ajaccio Hospital.

Daan going to donate his organs to help other people, it was his will.

All our thoughts, the most sincere will to parents, to Fleur, his sister, to Emely as well as to the whole family.

Rest in peace champion.

Myngheer was in his first year with Roubaix Lille Metropole, having turned professional with Verandas Willems CT in 2015.

References

  1. ^ suffering a heart attack on stage one (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ death of Wanty Groupe Gobert rider Antoine Demoitie (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ In a statement on Facebook (www.facebook.com)