Entries by Marcus Liddell from 07/2012

Sense of History on Tour de France's Showpiece Stage

| Posted 07.18.2012 | UK Sport

There was an unpleasant sense of déjà-vu at the start of stage 16. Frank Schleck's positive drug test continued a dishonourable Tour de France tradition of rest day drug busts. Schleck himself denies taking any banned substance and withdrew from the race awaiting the result of his 'B' sample. But it was a reminder of cycling's darker days ahead of this year's showpiece. A punishing 197 km stage combining four substantial climbs, including the Col du Tourmalet, one of professional cycling's great arenas. If there was ever a stage to truly test Bradley Wiggins this was it.

What Economic Lessons Can the 1930s Teach Us?

| Posted 07.21.2012 | UK Politics

The Great Depression of the 1930s is remembered as one of the worst economic periods in modern history. But statistics show that our current slump is in someways worse.

London 2012: Cavendish Faces Uphill Challenge forGold

| Posted 07.25.2012 | UK Sport

If Cavendish is to win, it will require a far greater performance from him and his team than the excellent one that made him world champion last year.