LITESPORT London Lite Wednesday, 22 July 2009 39 True Brit Wiggins isnt doing Bradley in AlpsBY NEAL COLLINS LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL RANT to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite HARRY (L&B 21/07) Galaxy fans are right. Beckham took a lot of money and prestige out of that club on the back of some apparent empty promises. We are used to our footballers manipulating club and country to their own ends. As an ex-England captain he had a lot to offer Galaxy. What they got was a warning of things to come. Pat@Bank HARRY (L&B 21/07) Galaxy fans show exactly what the Americans know about football squiddly dit. Nobody would even know about your poxy team if Beckham wasnt playing and once he isnt which wont be long we wont hear about you again. See ya! Macca JOHANN (L&B 21/07) in rather more simple terms, Freddies class! Sue Jones, Eltham MAN CITY have offered Arsenal 50 for Bendtner. Wenger is holding out for more saying: He is worth double that. Andrew, W1 Going on holiday? You can now keep up with all the action in LiteSport by logging on to: e-edition.thelondonlite.co.uk THEGloriousGoodwoodFestivalisoneof thehighlightsofthesummersportingand socialseasonandrunsfromTuesday,28 JulyuntilSaturday,1August.Thefestival takesplaceontopofthebeautifulSussex Downsandoffersgueststhechanceto seesomeofthefinesthorseracingin Europe.EdwardVIIfamouslydescribedit asagardenpartywithracingtackedon. 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Williamson, who clocked 10.05secs -- the fastest British time this season -- in beating Dwain Chambers in Birmingham two weeks ago, is set to go head-to- head with the Jamaican at Crystal Palace. Bolt is also in ominous form, having cruised to victory at the Paris Golden League meeting last week. But Williamson, 23, is refusing to be cowed by the world record holder. He said: Everyones beatable. Nobody thought anyone would beat Asafa Powell after he broke the records but then Usain Bolt came along. If your minds not there, you can be the fastest man in the world and you will still struggle. It just depends on what happens on the day. Guys like Bolt are setting the standards, so that spurs everyone else on. You need to be able to challenge these guys. Tickets available at www.uka.org. uk or call 0800 055 6056. TICKETSTOTHEGLORIOUSGOODWOOD FESTIVAL TO BE WON Bloody mess: Tom Williams of Quins TOM WILLIAMS has been made a scapegoat for faking a blood injury says Alan Gaffney, whose Leinster side were the victims of the controversy in the Heineken Cup clash. The Harlequins full-back was banned for a year from all rugby by tournament chiefs this week after they ruled he had not cut his mouth during the quarter-final. Williamss injury had allowed him to be replaced by fly-half Nick Evans, who then missed a late drop-goal to win the match. The incident in April sparked an official complaint from furious Leinster, leading to Williamss suspension and a 215,000 fine for Quins -- though the London club are set to appeal against both punishments. Gaffney, who is part of the Leinster coaching team, said: What has amazed me is that Tom Williams is the only person who has been penalised and it appears he has been made the scapegoat in all of this. That is quite amazing, although I havent seen the details of the decision that the disciplinary committee made. At the time, there was a feeling that what happened wasnt kosher I wouldnt be against an independent doctor being involved on the touchline for big games to adjudicate. Williams just the scapegoat says Leinster coach Gaffney BY HARRY LANE LONDONER Bradley Wiggins is clinging on to third place in his brave bid to become the first ever Briton to achieve a podium finish in the Tour de France. Before yesterdays 16th stage through the Alps, race leader AlbertoContadorhadspokenof the need to increase his lead over Wig- gins, who learnt his trade at the Herne Hill Veldorome, ahead of tomorrows individual time trial. Spaniard Contador did his best to capitalise on a break by the Schleck brothers,AndyandFrank,butWig- gins was able to respond as seven- time winner Lance Armstrong was left trailing in their wake. The Texan fought his way back and stays ahead of Wiggins in sec- ond place overall but if the 29-year- old survives todays five climbs, he seems certain to finish in the top three on Sunday in Paris. A third Astana rider, Andreas Kloden, lies fourth, 31 seconds adrift of the leaders. I felt strong, Wiggins said. I keep telling myself its hard for everybody and that Im not the only one suffering. Theres a lot of guys gone already and thats good for your morale, too. Im going to take it a stage at a time and see what happens. Wiggins,whowontwogoldmedals in the velodrome at the Beijing Olympics last summer, has hinted that he may give up track racing for the grand tours on the road. And that major career choice may be taken for him if he goes one better than Robert Millar, the Scot who holds the record for the best British Tour finish when he came fourthin1984.MikelAstarlozatook the stage win yesterday, while Ger- manys Jens Voigt was taken to hospital with concussion and a broken cheekbone after a horrific crash at 50mph, which left him slid- ing along the road face down strad- dling his bike. This morning Armstrong twit- tered: Just heard from Frank Schleck that Jens is doing ok. Good news. And the American also com- plained: Team truck stopped at bordertodayandsearchedforthree hours. At the end they said, why do you have this olive oil? Really? But Armstrong produced this summary of yesterdays action: Stage 16 done. Pretty tough day with two looooong climbs through three countries. Felt a lot better today. Team did an excellent job of controlling the race. OVERALL STANDINGS AfterStage16 1.AlbertoContadorVelasco(Spa)Astana 2.LanceArmstrong(USA)Astana 1min37secsbehind 3.BradleyWiggins(Gbr)Garmin 1min46secsbehind 59.CharlesWegelius(Gbr)Lotto44:42 72.DavidMillar(Gbr)Garmin1:00:14 142.MarkCavendish(Gbr)Col2:15:38 Nextstages Today:Stage17,Bourg-Saint-Maurice toLe Grand-Bornand(169.5km). Tomorrow:Stage18,Annecytimetrial (40.5km). Friday:Stage19,BourgointoJallieu- Aubenas(178km). Live on British Eurosport Blazing saddles: Bradley Wiggins chasing Alberto Contador in the mountains yesterday index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html