Third GB gold

Great Britain’s men’s sprint team beat France to win the first track cycling final in Beijing. Golden boys Jamie Staff, Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy had a winning time of 43.128 seconds in the final. Germany defeated Australia by 0.008secs to take the bronze medal.

First Spanish gold

Samuel Sanchez clinched a dramatic sprint finish to claim Spain’s first cycling road race Olympic gold medal.

On yer bikes

The Nerja Municipal Council for Sports has announced the IX Ruta de la Axarquia, an annual cycling event organised in association with the Balcón de Europa Cycling Club and in honour of Oscar Delgado.

Contador wins Giro d’Italia

Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has won the Giro d’Italia. He is the first non-Italian winner since 1996 and only the second Spaniard to win this prestigious event.