LITESPORT London Lite Monday, 27 July 2009 33 LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... DINGO DERMOT (L&B 23/O7) your ladies (Sheilas, I believe) cricket team took a bashing. Perhaps your owner Belinda can take you walkies, or is it walkabout? Linda, NW1 NICKY (L&B 23/O7) totally agree. When speedway riders break bones they dont pick up 125k a week. Most entertaining sport around. Shy NICKY (L&B 23/O7) can going round a roundabout on a bike really be classed as a sport? I think speedway has had its day. Farms, Chelmsford RE TAP UP (L&B 23/O7) so Chelski could be making a formal complaint about Man City tapping up Terry... have they forgotten how they got Ashley Cole from us? Goonergal RE TAP UP (L&B 23/O7) John Terry says it was never a possibility he would leave Chelsea. Sure Pigsfly 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 Going on holiday? You can now keep up with all the action in LiteSport by logging on to: e-edition.thelondonlite.co.uk Massa out of danger says operating doctor Stars fail at farewell to Donington ANDREA DOVIZIOSO won the last British Grand Prix at Donington Park as the top three riders in the FIM MotoGP World Championship had a race to forget. The Repsol Honda rider won his first ever Grand Prix in the premier class after Fiat Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo both crashed while leading in front of nearly 90,000 fans. Rossi was able to remount his bike and finish fifth to increase his championship lead over Lorenzo to 25 points but will rue throwing away the chance to claim a stranglehold on another title. Marlboro Ducati rider and 2007 World Champion Casey Stoner also had a bad afternoon as his tyre gamble backfired to leave him in 14th place. British rider James Toseland (above) was in sixth place. Cav it! Marks sixth stage win British boys celebrate their tour de force BRITISH duo Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins were able to celebrate last night after completing a gruelling three weeks in the Tour de France. Cavendish prevailed in the 21st and final stage by scorching to a thoroughly convincing win on the cobbled streets of Paris Champs-Elysees. It was the Manxmans sixth stage victory in this years Tour and the 10th of his career and although he failed to take the green jersey off Thor Hushovd, he comfortably demonstrated he is the fastest man in cycling. Wiggins, meanwhile, secured fourth place in the general classification after coming home in the peloton yesterday. It matches the best finish by a Briton, equalling Robert Millars exploits in 1984. Its been an amazing Tour for British cycling, said Cavendish. Bradley (right) did an incredible job. Hes been consistent throughout, even though its his first time hes really contended the GC, and Im really proud of him. Every sprinter dreams of putting their hands up in the air as they cross that line, seeing the Arc de Triomphe in the foreground, and its an amazing feeling to do so. Wiggins added: I thought I could get in the top 20. But to finish fourth changes everything. Alberto Contador of Spain won the Tour for the second time in three years. BY GEOFF TEATHER cationplace in the general classifi after coming home in the peloton nishyesterday. It matches the best fi by a Briton, equalling Robert Millars time hes really contended the GC, and Im really proud of him. Every sprinter dreams of putting their hands up in the air as they cross that line, seeing the Arc de Triomphe in the foreground, and its an amazing feeling to do so. Wiggins added: I thought I could get in the top Spain won the Tour for the second time in three years. FELIPE MASSA is out of imminent life-threat- ening danger but is being kept under sedation to protect his brain after his accident, doctors in Budapest said today. Robert Veres, the doctor who performed sur- gery on Massa, said: We can say that the immediate life-threatening condition has been averted but a complication could make it life- threatening again. Currently he is in a severe but not critical condition and he is stable. Brazilian Massa (below) fractured his skull in anaccidentduringqualifyingfortheHungarian Grand Prix on Saturday when he was hit on the head by a bouncing spring, weighing almost a kilogram, that broke free from compatriot Rubens Barrichellos Brawn GP car. Veres said Massa, last years championship runner-up, had signs of brain swelling and that the Ferrari driver was likely to miss the rest of the season. Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo, who flew to Budapest on Monday to visit Massa, said hismainconcernforthetimebeingwasMassas recovery and the team would consider his pos- sible replacement later. He said: For us, the first priority is to find out Felipes recovery progress and situation. Felipe is a very important member of the Ferrari family, not just the Ferrari team. First priority now is to find out the situation with Felipe and then we will see and we will think, without pressure. Only at that moment will we make a decision and if we have to take a decision, we will make a good decision, di Montezemolo said. Defence Ministry spokesman Istvan Boc- skai told Hungarian television that Massa,whosewifeisexpectingtheir first child, spent the night calmly and an ultrasound examination carried out in the past few hours was reassuring. He said: Hes woken up (from sedation) more and more often now and hes able to communicate actively, that is, he reacts when hes talked to. We are optimistic, in our hope a slow recovery is beginning. Bocskai said Massa could move his hands and legs, signs that his brain had probably suffered no serious damage. A Ferrari spokesman said this morning: Felipe had a quiet night. He is okay, and he is due to have another CT scan today. BY NEAL COLLINS Hamilton Hungary for a final flourish Defence Ministry spokesman Istvan Boc- thattelevisionHungariantoldskai theirexpectingiswifewhoseMassa, calmlynightthespentchild,rstfi examinationultrasoundanand fewpasttheinoutcarried is, he reacts when hes talked ourinoptimistic,areWe isrecoveryslowahope Bocskai said Massa could move his hands and legs, signs that his brain had LEWIS HAMILTON is back on the podium and has warned his Formula One rivals hes not budging for anyone. The world champion has endured a torrid defence of the title he won last year, but secured his first win of the current season at the Hungaroring yesterday. It is important we just continue to push, said Hamilton. We just want to keep winning. We definitely deserved this after such a tough stretch of time. Its been hard on everyone -- our new team principal and all the members of our team, but I couldnt have done it without them. While Hamilton is on the up, Jenson Button is, meanwhile, looking over his shoulder after a third successive race without a victory. The Brit now has just a slim 19.5 point lead over Mark Webber and fears he could soon be overhauled. Ive lost 15 points to Webber over the last three races and thats massive, said Button. Its not comfortable but I cant do anything.Just Hamsome: Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium yesterday DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1. JENSON BUTTON (GB) Brawn.......................70pts 2. MARK WEBBER (Aus) Red Bull......................51.5 3. SEBASTIAN VETTEL (Ger) Red Bull..............47 4. RUBENS BARRICHELLO (Brz) Brawn...........44 5. NICO ROSBERG (Ger) Williams.....................25.5 6. JARNO TRULLI (Ita) Toyota.............................22.5 7. FELIPE MASSA (Brz) Ferrari...........................22 8. LEWIS HAMILTON (GB) McLaren.................19 9. KIMI RAIKKONEN (Fin) Ferrari.......................18 10.TIMO GLOCK (Ger) Toyota.............................16 Next Grand Prix: Europe, Valencia, 23 August 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.html