On a damp morning in mid-January, Michel Thetaz’s shaved legs churned the pedals of his Scott Sports carbon fiber bike down a Majorca road. The Swiss millionaire was at the Spanish vacation destination for a three- day business trip.
Sky’s Chris Froome kept the overall lead as Marcel Kittel of Argos-Shimano outsprinted Mark Cavendish to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France by half a wheel after a crash on the approach to the finish.
Britain’s gold medal chase went awry on day one of the London Olympics when world champion Mark Cavendish finished 29th in the cycling road race. He blamed Australians for not helping chase down a breakaway.