Marcus Liddell

Tiernan-Locke Tops Off Groundbreaking Year for British Cycling

Marcus Liddell | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Sport
Marcus Liddell

From start to finish The Tour of Britain has felt like one massive celebration of British sport and cycling. And it got even better on the last stage in Guildford with Jonathan Tiernan-Locke taking the overall win and Mark Cavendish winning the stage.

Greening Departure Reignites South East Aviation Debate

Marcus Liddell | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Marcus Liddell

In one of the most controversial moves of his first reshuffle David Cameron pushed Justine Greening out of her job as transport secretary and brought in chief whip Patrick McLoughlin.

London 2012: Cavendish Faces Uphill Challenge forGold

Marcus Liddell | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Sport
Marcus Liddell

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.

What Economic Lessons Can the 1930s Teach Us?

Marcus Liddell | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Politics
Marcus Liddell

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.

Sense of History on Tour de France's Showpiece Stage

Marcus Liddell | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Sport
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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.