The editor’s take
What a weekend of sport!
First up we had the German Grand-Prix, where Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was back to his brilliant best, controlling the race and earning a third victory of the season. Then home favourite Sebastian Vettel had 20 seconds knocked off his time for overtaking Jenson Button off the track, which meant Button moved up to second and Vettel back down to fifth.
Then there was a stunning batting display by Hasim Amla to put South Africa firmly in control of the first test match. The 29-year-old came into bat with South Africa 1-1 and stayed there for nearly two full days of cricket scoring 311 runs, and becoming the first South African batsman to score a triple hundred. England have a long day ahead of them today and are 102-4 going into the final day, needing 151 runs to win a match that seems out of reach.
South Africa had more joy on Sunday as Ernie Els won his fourth major, the 42-year-old played a steady tournament and finished seven under par and then watched on as overnight leader Adam Scott suffered a Rory McIlroy style meltdown to drop four shots on the final four holes to gift Els the championship ten years on from his last.
But the biggest event of the weekend was of course the Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins became the first Brit to win the event and is set to make at least £5 million off the back of it. His performance is being described as the greatest British sporting achievement ever, and it’s easy to see why. Special mention should go to his team mates Mark Cavendish, who won his fourth final-day stage, and Chris Froome, who finished in second place and whose performances helped Wiggins secure the win.
Congratulations to Bradley and Team Sky for a truly remarkable race.
Bring on London 2012!
Dean Mears, Sports editor