Dan Carrier

Dave Brailsford backs Chris Froome’s Olympic bid despite lack of one-day race wins

Despite never having won a one-day race, Chris Froome’s Sky boss Dave Brailsford says the Tour de France champion has a good chance for a medal Chris Froome, Tour de France 2016 Credit: Yuzuru Sunada Chris Froome 1 s lack of one-day race victories and experience will not count against him in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games 2 road race on Saturday, says Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford 3 .

Froome has never won a one-day race.

Though he has three Tour de France titles 4 and stage victories, he counts only a third place in the Giro dell Appennino in his palmar s.

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Ben Swift looking to the future after ‘inspiring’ year for British cycling

Having suffered from a bad injury at the Tour de Yorkshire this year, Ben Swift is looking to regain his form for 2016 and return to being part of British cycling’s continuing success Ben Swift on stage 2 of the 2015 Abu Dhabi Tour The success of British cycling, including Lizzie Armitstead s recent World Championship 1 win, inspires Sky s Ben Swift to push for more.

Swift, who placed 22nd in the Worlds in Richmond, Virginia, is already pushing ahead towards 2016 with the Milan-San Remo and Doha World Championships in his sights

British Holidaymakers Face New Levy on Trips to Baleriac Islands

22 September 2015 Ibiza Millions of tourists heading to the Baleriac Islands could be faced with a “green tax” in addition to their holiday costs.

Biel Barcelo, vice president of the islands’ coalition government, said that the tax was “absolutely necessary” to help conserve the “paradise of the Balearic archipelago”.

Exact details about the levy, such as possible seasonal fluctuations or whether amounts may vary by age group, have yet to be released, but the government will charge a daily fee of ‘ 2 – around 1.50 – per person.