Seventy two of the best young golfers in Wales took part in the PING Welsh Junior Tour Finals at Tredegar Park, with winners coming from all round Wales. Bleddyn Holgate, from Cilgwyn in West Wales, won the Under 14 category Order of Merit, with Geraint Barnes, Llantrisant and Pontyclun, taking the honours on the day with an impressive 44 points, along with third place overall.
BUCS Super Rugby is set to return with a bang this week with the opening two rounds featuring two classic Welsh derbies. Wednesday night will see Swansea University host last season’s semi-finalists Cardiff Met at St Helen’s. A week later it will be the battle of the Welsh capital institutions, when Cardiff Met host Cardiff University at the Arms Park.
Wales are planning talks with Los Angeles FC to make sure Gareth Bale is in peak condition for the World Cup. Skipper Bale completed 90 minutes for the first time in over 12 months on Sunday as Wales suffered relegation from the top tier of the Nations League by losing 1-0 to Poland in Cardiff. The former Real Madrid star almost equalised in stoppage time when his header struck the crossbar.
Wales Physical Disability Rugby League head coach Craig Fisher says his squad is ready to make its mark at the upcoming PDRL World Cup. Fisher has named a 15-player squad for the tournament which takes place in Warrington from Sunday 23 October.
Dai Flanagan insists Dragons players need to enjoy the company of their coaches as he looked forward to the rest of the season in charge at the region, following the sidelining of Dean Ryan. Although the Dragons have yet to confirm the departure of director of rugby Ryan, it is expected to be announced this week after the agreement of a financial settlement. It means head coach Flanagan will step up to be the man in charge and he has vowed to create a healthy environment, building on the feelgood factor of Sunday’s 23-17 victory over Munster.
Ben Pritchard plans on using his bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships as a springboard to the Paris Olympics in 2014. The Welsh rowing ace's first world medal in the PR1 Men's single sculls added to the bronze he won at the Europeans in Munich in July.
Tour de France
Welsh Athletics Looking To Build On Raucous Support At The Tour de France . . . As They Head To Birmingham
By Owen Morgan Geraint Thomas enjoyed vocal and colourful Welsh support at "Cornel Cymru" - set up on one of the hairpin bends on the legendary Alpe D'Huez climb during the recent Tour De France. Now Welsh athletics fans travelling to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games are being urged to set up... Read More
Geraint Thomas Will Raise A Glass On The Podium. . . But He Has Little Time To Celebrate With Commonwealth Games Ahead
By Paul Jones Geraint Thomas admitted he would not be celebrating as hard as in his younger days, but a podium finish at the Tour de France was still an excuse to raise a glass. The 36-year-old Welshman finished third overall when the Tour concluded on Sunday - becoming only the ninth... Read More
Geraint Thomas still believes Ineos Grenadiers can unseat Tadej Pogacar in the race for the leader’s jersey at the Tour de France. Rather than a back-up to anyone else, Thomas has quickly emerged as the strongman in his team and is likely to be their recognised No.1 for the remainder... Read More
“Bashing Elbows and Swearing At 60km-An-Hour” . . . Geraint Thomas Can't Wait To Get Going At The Tour de France
By Harry Corish Geraint Thomas is ready to “bash elbows” with his Tour de France rivals this weekend, whilst also insisting he is “pretty chilled” on the eve of cycling’s biggest race. Thomas will be one of two Welshmen in the Ineos Grenadiers team that start the tour in Copenhagen on Friday,... Read More
Geraint Thomas is ready for another crack at winning the Tour de France after underlining his return to form with victory at the Tour de Suisse. The Welshman, who won cycling’s biggest race four years ago, says he is ready to lead Ineos Grenadiers after doubts all year over whether... Read More
Luke Rowe's Tour de France is over after he finished outside the time cut on stage 11 which features a double climb of Mont Ventoux, the so-called 'Beast of Provence'. The Ineos Grenadiers rider crossed the line around six minutes outside the time limit which is set by the stage... Read More