HUNT IN FRANCE

Britain?s Jeremy Hunt finished the demanding Tour de l?Ain stage race in France yesterday, in 76th place overall.

The race was won by Columbia?s Linus Gerdemann who is making a welcome comeback after breaking his femur in a crash at this year?s Tirenno-Adriatico.

Hunt is currently without a team for next season after news that his French Crédit Agricole his failed to find a new title sponsor. With six places available at this year?s World Championships, Hunt will be hoping to secure a place in the British team.

MORE BRITS IN FRANCE

With Nicole Cooke winning a gold medal and Emma Pooley taking a silver in Beijing, British women are enjoying a run of success.

Britons Catherine Hare (Fenixs) and Leda Cox (ESGL93-GSD Gestion), who have both represented Britain at World Championship level before, are currently riding in the Route de France Féminine.

Up against some of the top ladies in the world including Ina Teutenberg (Team Columbia) and Luise Keller (Team Columbia), the duo are faring well with several top thirty placings in the race so far.

TOUR OF BRITAIN?S FINAL STAGE REVEALED

Details of the final stage of this year?s Tour of Britain have been released.

The seventh and last stage of the race will take the riders south from Glasgow through the countryside of the Southern Uplands and ending at Drumlanrig Castle.

With the undulating 153km stage coming so close to the overall finish of the race, it could be decisive in the general classification battle.

RAPHA TEAM ANNOUNCED

Rapha Condor Recycling team manager has released provisional team line-ups for the upcoming Tours of Ireland and Britain.

Tour of Ireland line-up: Chris Newton, Kristian House, Dean Downing, Ben Greenwood, Graham Briggs, Rob Partridge and Dale Appleby.

Tour of Britain: Chris Newton, Kristian House, Dean Downing, Ben Greenwood, Rob Partridge and Dale Appleby.

Herety said, ?We now approach the team?s two big targets for 2008. I feel we have had a great season so far but these two events are what we have been building towards since January. Realistically we are looking to show the team on TV, hope for a stage win and if we can, get a top 10 on GC?.

EVENT HQ LAUNCHED

British Cycling has unveiled its new Event HQ system, allowing for riders to make online entries to events.

For riders it presents a simple and straightforward method of entering a race, with the system even capable of receiving ?on the day entries? preventing length queues at the signing-on desk. For organisers, the system automatically verifies a riders? eligibility to race and makes the registration process a lot more efficient.