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This past week has been a rough one for runners. With temperatures over 100 degrees, the dangers of heat exhaustion and heat stroke are an ever-present danger. Runners that run every day seem to adapt to rising temperatures better than someone just starting out. This does not mean that these daily runners are immune from heat problems. When a runner goes for a run on a hot day, experienced or not, they are in danger of heat exhaustion.

There are things a runner can do to minimize the danger when running on a hot day. It means changing your normal pattern to fit a run that is safer and less of a danger for those heat problems. Shorter distance, slower pace and plenty of hydration are better alternatives than coming down with heat exhaustion. There is information regarding safety in running in hot temperatures but there are still a few runners that do not follow safe running procedures.

One problem that I see on a regular basis for male runners is the practice of running without a shirt thinking that it will be cooler. What happens is that after a few minutes the runner starts to sweat. The layer of moisture on the upper body creates a barrier on the skin and acts as an insulation against heat loss. The better option is a loose fitting high-tech shirt that will wick away the sweat and create a larger surface area for evaporation. The shirt will probably be soaked with sweat but it still has a larger surface area for evaporation and the weave of fabric allows air to pass through it for cooling purposes. The same thing applies to women runners that think running in a halter top will be cooler. The nice shirt you received at your last race will be a better option.

Wearing a cap is also helpful in keeping the sun off the head. Some runners put an ice bag inside the cap to keep cool. Wearing a damp bandana loosely around the neck is another option some runners try. Both will help wick away the sweat and create a larger area for the process of evaporation. Staying hydrated is a must for runners during hot weather. Cooler water (refrigerator temperature) is best for hydration purposes as it leaves the stomach quicker. Runners are advised to drink on a regular basis and not wait until they are thirsty. Waiting until you are thirsty is often too late to correct a problem with heat.

I have seen too many runners overcome with heat problems and the fallacy that experienced runners are better prepared. I found one runner laying in a ditch after a race one summer and his partner said, He will be okay. He is an experienced runner. I told him, Your experienced runner is not okay, otherwise he would not be laying down in a ditch full of fire ants. Some people wanted to put a blanket over the top of him. I got them to put the blanket under him to protect him from the ants and got water, cool wet towels to cover him, and called for the EMTs.

One problem in dealing with runners overcome with heat is that they often do not realize how serious their condition is. Many think they can still keep running, or rest a minute, and then finish the race. One runner turned a corner too quickly and bounced off the side of a store and fell on the sidewalk. He said he could finish the race. I told him his race was finished and sent for the EMTs again.

One of the most dangerous practices running in hot temperatures, or even warm days, is the belief that wearing a long sleeved rubberized shirt will cause them to sweat off that weight. I finished a run one day and was changing clothes in the locker room when another runner came in wearing a rubberized top. He proceeded to open up the cuff on his sleeve and water poured out from all the sweat he had lost. He thought he was losing a lot of weight. The weight loss was a very short lived as when he drank some water he would gain it all back. His run was probably very short as it is very difficult to run when your core temperature goes up. The number of calories burned from exercise was less and his weight loss was simply water loss. He would have been better to run with cooler clothing, run farther, and burn more calories than resorting to water loss and the dangers of heat problems.

It helps to recognize the warning signs of heat exhaustion loss of concentration, tingling sensation on the scalp, stop sweating and a very drastic slowing of pace. Stop, cool off, and hydrate.

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Jul 18th, 2020 | Filed under Loss Weight

Adam Serwer: Civility is overrated

On one level, what Stevens and others did was exactly what James Baldwin called on us to do a century later. Not everything is lost, Baldwin wrote after the collapse of the civil-rights movement. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again. Stevens and his colleagues went back to where we started. They understood that the three-fifths clause and the fugitive-slave clause had tilted the balance of power to the slaveholding states; that the Constitution did not live up to the Declaration of Independences promise of equality; that the actions of the states and the courts consolidated a view of Black people that mandated their inferior place in American society. With the Civil War amendments, they aimed to begin again. But the country turned its back. The Black-freedom struggle in the mid-20th century, what scholars call the Second Reconstruction, sought, among other things, to complete what was left of this unfinished revolution, as the historian Eric Foner describes it.

Now we find ourselves facing a moral reckoning of the same magnitude. By now, we should have learned the lesson that changing laws or putting our faith in politicians to do the right thing is not enough. We have to rid ourselves, once and for all, of this belief that white people matter more than others, or were doomed to repeat the cycles of our ugly history over and over again. George Santayana, the Spanish-born American philosopher, was right to point out that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. But what he didnt say is that those who willfully refuse to remember become moral monsters.

We have to confront our national trauma honestly if we are to shake loose from the political frame of Reaganism and Trumpism, with its racial dog whistles and foghorns, its greed and selfishness, and its idealized version of America as the shining city on the hill, where the countrys sins are transformed into examples of its inherent goodness. This will demand of us a new American story, different symbols, and robust policies to repair what we have done. I dont yet know what this will look like in its detailsand my understanding of our history suggests that we will probably fail tryingbut I do know that each element is important to any effort toward beginning again. As Samuel Beckett wrote in his 1983 novella, Worstward Ho, Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

A new story doesnt mean that we discard all the elements of the old story, nor does it mean that we dwell only on our sins. Instead, we narrate our national beginnings in light of our contradictions and our aspirations. Innocence is left aside. Who we aspire to be, without the safety of the lie, should always organize the stories we tell ourselves about who we are. I say this because our stories carry moral weight. Who and what we choose to exclude exposes the limits of our ideas of justice. Our stories can make some people the center of the plot and make others latecomers and objects of charity and goodwill or of scorn and derision. Americas should be a story that begins with those who sought to make real the promise of this democracy. Put aside the fairy tale of America as the shining city on the hill or the redeemer nation, and cast the idea of perfecting the union not as a guarantee of our goodness, but as a declaration of the ongoing work to address injustice in our midst.

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Jul 18th, 2020 | Filed under Loss Weight

Surbhi Jyoti has recently shared a few pictures on her Instagram handle in which she looks simply amazing. Check them out.

Surbhi Chandna does not need any introduction. The pretty lady has been an inevitable part of the Indian television industry for a very long time. She has also been a part of multiple TV shows in which the audience loved her stellar performances. We can take the examples of shows like Qubool Hai, Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai, and Naagin 3 here. There is no doubt that Surbhi has proved her mettle in acting by nailing the characters like a pro!

Meanwhile, the actress is currently enjoying her quarantine break to the fullest. We get the proof for the same through the latest pictures that Surbhi has shared on her Instagram handle. The actress is seen wearing a mustard yellow top and a pair of denim joggers with front pockets. The gorgeous diva lets down her lustrous hair as usual and her makeup game is also on point. Surbhi goes on to call herself a lover girl in the caption and we wonder what she is implying about.

On the work front, the television diva was last seen in the supernatural show Naagin 3 that was helmed by Ekta Kapoor. It also featured Pearl V Puri, Karishma Tanna, Anita Hassanandani, and others in the lead roles. Surbhi has also made a cameo appearance in another popular show titled Yeh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka. Right now, she is gearing up for her upcoming movie that is titled Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai.

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Jul 18th, 2020 | Filed under Loss Weight

For much of her adult life, Dame Jenni Murray, longtime presenter of BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, has been overweight, even obese. She has been called a 'fat cow' in the street many times, or taunted with cries of, 'Eh, love, who ate all the pies?'

The taunting infuriated me and it hurt," says Murray (70) whose weight yo-yoed between 14 and 24 stones for some years. She had tried every diet, from Weight Watchers to Atkins and Dukon, but ended up putting back on all the weight and more, she recalls.

At 64, the presenter avoided the scales, refusing to make connections between her weight and health issues, telling herself she was fat and happy. In private she feared that being fat would probably kill her before she hit 70. She'd already had breast cancer - a disease which has been linked to obesity - and a double hip replacement.

The catalyst for change happened on one of her slow, lumbering walks with her dogs and her grown-up son, Charlie. They were having a little sit-down when an enormous woman passed them driving a mobility scooter, her two dogs trotting beside her, their leads attached to the handlebar.

"'Blimey Mum', said Charlie, his voice full of concern, 'if you aren't careful, that'll be you before long'," she recalls.

His comment prompted her to eventually shed 10 stone and stabilise her weight. Now she is revealing her candid story about her battle with obesity in Fat Cow, Fat Chance, in which she also examines the science and psychology of size.

Fat-shamers insist that obesity is the result of lazy, greedy people with no self-control, but obesity is a disease which should be treated as such, she says, a claim backed up by research in the book.


Jenni Murray in 2008

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"James Corden said very openly, 'If fat-shaming worked, there would be no fat kids in school'."

Her mother, Win, a Yorkshirewoman who had an ethos of 'eat everything on your plate', following wartime and post-war austerity, fed young Jenni large portions and then fat-shamed her cruelly when she put on weight.

"I wasn't fat when I was a kid. I wasn't even a fat teenager. I had a big frame - I had my father's bone structure. But my mother was a slim, elegant woman, never fat, although she was continuously dieting."

When Murray returned from Hull University two stones heavier during the Easter break of her first year, after living on toast, chips and stodgy canteen food and alcohol from the student union bar, her mother couldn't suppress her anger, telling her 'You look like a baby elephant'.

"I'd gone from a pretty regular nine and a half stones to 11 and a half stones and my mother was appalled. But I forgive her because all she really wanted was for me to be the best that I could be," she says now.

But the presenter's weight really ballooned when she was working on Woman's Hour and moved house with her husband David and sons Ed and Charlie to the Peak District.

During the week she lived in a basement flat in London she nicknamed 'Wuthering Depths', where she became depressed and started comfort eating. Only at weekends, when she was back home with her family, did healthy eating prevail.

"I bought takeaways, pre-prepared food from the supermarket, drank far too much wine, empty calories. I wasn't doing much exercise because

"I would go to work very early, I'd have two lattes (not skinny ones), a couple of croissants and we'd finish the programme before lunch, either go to the canteen and eat chips or the local Turkish restaurant for pitta bread, hummus and wine.

"It was the evenings when I would comfort eat. We don't necessarily eat when we're hungry and that's the crucial thing. That line has hung over my head as far back as I can remember - listen to your appetite. It was the one subject in which I appear to be profoundly deaf. I can't hear my stomach. I just eat because it's something to do."

She became so low that on one occasion she called the Samaritans. "I was so down one night, stuck in that basement flat. I was worried about the kids, about home, about the husband and the programme the next day, probably after having eaten a pizza and a bar of chocolate. I don't even really like chocolate. I just needed to talk to somebody.

"The young man was so sweet, he listened and answered and asked me questions."

She went on to have therapy, which didn't work for her, as well as trying all sorts of diets, unsuccessfully.

In the end, she chose the surgical route after her new GP told her frankly that she needed to address her weight. She had colleagues who'd gone down the gastric band route including TV and radio presenters Vanessa Feltz and Fern Britton, but Murray remained cautious, having heard horror stories about bad experiences.

Finally, a guest surgeon talking about obesity in children on her show took her through the options (off air) and she chose to have a 'sleeve gastrectomy', an irreversible procedure in which a large part of the stomach is removed, so you can't eat as much as you did and you feel fuller quicker. It cost her 11,000.

"As so much of the stomach has been removed, so the hunger hormones are also removed. I don't feel hungry like I used to," she explains.

She had the operation in June 2015, aged 65.

"I was scared witless," she recalls. "I'd had my breast removed, I'd had my hips completely changed. I was thinking, 'Come on, do you really want to go into another operating theatre and never be quite sure if you're ever going to come out again?'


Dame Jenni Murray with (from left) husband David and sons Charlie and Ed in 2011 after she was made a Dame Commander by the Queen

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"As for my family, there were a lot of 'Are you sures?' But I had researched it properly and was convinced it was the right thing to do."

The recovery was much less painful than she anticipated. She returned to work two weeks after the operation and after an initial liquid-only diet followed by sloppy purees, she returned to eating normally eight weeks after surgery.

"I went from 24 stones to 14," Murray recalls. As she explains in her book, that included eight stone in less than a year.

Today, she has her meals on a small plate and when she goes out to dinner, she'll order two starters instead of a main - but no bread and generally no pudding as she's too full.

Her energy levels and her mobility have been transformed and five years on, her weight seems to have stabilised at around 14 stones, which she says she's happy with.

"I don't mean to insult or upset Nigel Lawson in any way, but when he went on his diet he lost more than half his body weight and his face just crumbled. I thought, hang on, I'm 65, do I really want to lose this nice skin that's not wrinkled? So I didn't try to lose any more weight. If I fancy a chocolate eclair, I'll have one."

She wouldn't want any more surgery to remove the loose skin which has amassed around her tummy and the tops of her arms, she reveals.

"Unless it is to save my life, I will never go under the scalpel again."

So, how will society change its attitude to obesity?

"We have to get people to understand what is causing it and change the attitude that it's their fault, they're lazy, they're greedy. It's much more complicated than that. It is a disease and there is treatment for it which, in the long run, will save the NHS a lot of money."

Fat Cow, Fat Chance by Jenni Murray, published by Doubleday is out now priced 16.99


Book jacket of Fat Cow, Fat Chance by Jenni Murray

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Jul 18th, 2020 | Filed under Loss Weight

Our choice of the best road bike tyres we've reviewed in the last few years - everything from sturdy commuting tyres to super-fast race rubber.

The perfect road bike tyre would weigh nothing, have zero rolling resistance, last forever and make your bike feel like you were floating suspended above the ground. Unfortunately, it doesn't exist, but the best road bike tyres do manage to excel in one or more categories. Here's a selection of the best.

This selection of the best-rated road bike tyres we've reviewed in the last few years, plus a couple of popular classics, covers the range from sturdy commuting tyres to super-fast race rubber. What features should you look for in choosing a road bike tyre?

Your choice of road bike tyres depends on the compromise of speed, longevity and puncture-resistance that works best for you.

Light, fast tyres especially in larger sizes like 25mm and 28mm widths can be a huge improvement to the ride feel of your bike.

Standard tyres with separate inner tubes known as clinchers are the most common type, but tubeless tyres are gaining popularity.

One-piece tubular tyres are now used almost entirely for racing.

Anti-puncture belts under the tread reduce flats and in some cases eliminate them almost entirely; they're the way to go for practical bikes.

There are three types of performance road bike tyres: clinchers, tubulars and tubeless. Clinchers are the regular tyre type you're almost certainly familiar with. They have a wire bead that holds their shape and fits in a hook on the rim to hold them in place.

Tubular tyres have the tyre carcass sewn around the inner tube; the whole lot is then glued to a special rim with a concave surface for the tyre. This is still the lightest way to make a tyre and rim combination, but to repair a puncture you have to unstitch and re-sew the tyre, which puts most people off.

Tubeless tyres, as the name suggests, don't have inner tubes. Air is kept in place by a sealing strip in the rim, and either a liquid sealant inside the tyre or a rubber coating.

Two main forces work against a cyclist trying to make progress along the road. Air resistance is the most famous, but the other is the rolling resistance of your tyres, and it's much less obvious.

Rolling resistance arises from the tyre flexing where it touches the road. The rubber and casing flex and unflex, and some of the energy needed to flex them is absorbed in the process and turned into heat in the process known as hysteresis. It's much more obvious where bigger forces and energies are involved; it's why your car tyres get warm as you drive.

A number of factors affect rolling resistance, including the tyre's width (see below), tread thickness and material, casing thickness and material, and tread pattern. Tyre makers spend a lot of time and money experimenting with these factors to reduce rolling resistance. Schwalbe claims to have made 50 prototypes before settling on the design of its One tyre, which is noticeably faster than many of its rivals.

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The current best performers for rolling resistance are very light tyres with thin treads and casings. According to testing commissioned by VeloNews by the tyre experts at Wheel Energy in Finland, the best performers at the time were various versions of the Specialized Turbo and Continental GP4000S II. If numbers are your thing, Jarno Bierman's site Bicycle Rolling Resistance is a very useful resource.

Grip depends on the rubber compound used in the tread. The rule of thumb used to be that you wanted a compound that contained carbon black and would therefore be black for the best grip, especially in the wet. Modern compounds that contain silica are now virtually as good, so if you must have red tyres, look for that in the compound.

On paper, the lighter a tyre is, the faster it will accelerate. But roa bike tyres are such a tiny part of the total weight of bike and rider that it's very unlikely anyone can actually feel the difference between, say, a 250g tyre and a 200g tyre. However, in their quest for light weight, tyre manufacturers use light casing and thin tread rubber layers, which reduce rolling resistance and that can make a tyre feel faster.

That can mean very light tyres are not very durable, or are so thin they puncture easily. You might be prepared to put up with that for the extra turn of speed when racing, or for that special ride in the sunshine on perfect roads, but most of the time you'll want something beefier.

Lightweight road bike tyres almost all have beads made from Kevlar, which allows them to be folded for easy storage and transport. Kevlar is lighter than the traditional steel wire bead, but its resistance to stretch can make folding tyres harder to fit.

To stop foreign objects getting through the tyre to the inner tube, tyre manufacturers use various barriers in addition to the tread and tyre carcass. Layers of Kevlar or a related fabric called Vectran are used in lightweight tyres, and when weight is less of a consideration, manufacturers put an extra layer of resistant rubber under the tread. This works well; if you're not in a hurry, tyres like the Schwalbe Marathon are great for round-town peace of mind.

Unlike this motorcycle tyre, bicycle tyres don't need water-dispersing patterns. (CC BY-SA 2.0 dvanzuijlekom/Flickr)

On tarmac, it really doesn't make any difference to grip what shapes the designer has carved into the tread. Road bike tyres are too narrow to aquaplane at speeds below about 200mph. But the lumps of tread in between sipes and shapes can squirm, and that increases rolling resistance. The best tread pattern is therefore a smooth, slick surface, but with rare exceptions tyre company marketing departments can't seem to get their heads around this.

Fatter tyres can be run at lower pressures and therefore give a smoother ride, and better grip on bad surfaces. Road bike tyres have long been 23mm wide, but that standard has given way to 25mm and even wider in recent years. Those extra millimetres make a noticeable difference in ride feel, and aside from a small weight penalty there's no downside.

Many people think fat tyres must be slower, but all other things being equal, the wider a tyre is, the lower its rolling resistance. This may be counter-intuitive, but it's been demonstrated time and again in rolling resistance tests.

For any given tyre pressure, the size of the tyre's contact patch will be the same. But the wide contact patch of a fat tyre has a lower circumference than the long, thin contact patch of a skinny tyre. Because less of a fat tyre flexes, rolling resistance is reduced.

Tubes can make a significant difference to tyre performance. The thinner, lighter and more flexible the tube, the less effect it will have on rolling resistance. That's why high-end tubular tyres have latex tubes instead of the familiar black butyl rubber. Latex tubes also provide a bit of puncture resistance as they are flexible enough to stretch round a sharp object rather than being punctured by it. However, latex is porous and needs pumping up before every ride.

Other inner tube materials occasionally crop up. Polyurethane is the most common and is currently available in tubes from Panaracer and for mountain bikes Schwalbe. It has the advantage of being very light and retaining air well, but it's not as stretchy as butyl or latex so needs more precise matching to tyre size. Schwalbe's polyurethane tubes use a BASF plastic called Elastollan which appears from BASF's claims to be stretchier that traditional polyurethane. Schwalbe calls it Aerothan and says 35g road bike tubes are in development, but only for disc-braked bikes.

Road bike tyres are typically a bit cheaper in winter. When the good weather arrives prices go up a bit.

The Power Road is a new top-end race performance tyre from Michelin, available in tubeless and tubed versions. We've tested the tubed type in 28mm width and it's fast-rolling and lightweight with good durability. It's everything you want in a race tyre.

The Power Road is designed to be a very good all-round tyre, described by Michelin as ideal for 80 per cent of typical riding conditions, for training rides to a road race. That sounds like a fit-and-forget tyre for many people, and with 23, 25 and 28mm widths available, there's going to be one suitable for most riders and race bikes.

Read our review of the Michelin Power Road tyreFind a Michelin dealer

The Panaracer GravelKing Plus TLC is ideal if you want a wide, slick tyre for road use but one that is also capable of taking you off the beaten track thanks to its strong build and decent puncture protection. It's a decent price too.

Compared to the standard GravelKing the Plus model has some added puncture protection to increase durability, which has added about 40g per tyre in this 35mm size, but they've retained their very fast and grippy ride.

Read our review of the Panaracer GravelKing Plus TLC 700 x 35Find a Panaracer dealer

The Michelin Power Road Tubeless Tyre is the company's first foray into tubeless for its road line-up and the results are very impressive. Grip and rolling resistance feel to be right up there with the best of the competition, and while they are a tight fit, once set up they'll see you through whatever conditions you are likely to experience.

Much of what we said about the non-tubeless version of the Power Road, above, is echoed here on the tubeless version: it really is a very good all-rounder.

Read our review of the Michelin Power Road TubelessFind a Michelin dealer

The Power Gravel is Michelin's answer to the ever-expanding gravel/adventure market, and it has a lot going for it. Durability is good, as is the grip, it offers plenty of puncture protection, and the price is very competitive too.

The Power Gravel follows a similar theme to many other gravel tyres on the market, as in it is covered in small knobbles for grip on loose surfaces without sacrificing overall speed. It's a format that works, especially when the tracks are dry and dusty.

Read our review of the Michelin Power GravelFind a Michelin dealer

Michelin's Protek Urban Aramid tyre offers a fantastic mix of grip, efficiency, comfort and enhanced puncture resistance. For keen commuters and city riders, it's a choice that fulfils all the most important practical criteria while still providing a rewarding ride experience, and all at a very reasonable price.

Read our review of the Michelin Protek UrbanFind a Michelin dealer

The Challenge Strada HTLR Tubeless road tyre is up there with the most supple road tubeless tyres on the market. The excellent construction translates into very good performance on the road.

What you expect from these tyres is a very supple ride feel, and that's exactly what you get. Once installed on rims with an 18mm internal width, these sat out at 27mm wide and worked well at just under 70psi (62kg rider weight) for the majority of testing. This gave a nice floaty feeling over broken tarmac, plenty of grip on dry roads, and enough speed for group rides, although they don't feel as fast as some.

Read our review of the Challenge Strada Pro HTLR 25mmFind a Challenge dealer

The Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless Easy (TLE) folding tyre is up there with the best race tyres on the market. Grippy, fast rolling and simple to fit, with or without a tube, they're a great choice for your race bike. If durability is your main goal, though, you might want to look elsewhere in the range.

As part of its top end Evo Line, the Pro Ones use Schwalbe's Triple compound which is soft and much grippier than the Onestar compound found on the standard non-tubeless One.

Chucking the bike into tight corners or roundabouts at speed shows the level of grip on offer in both the wet and dry, plus the tyres give a really direct feel of the road thanks to the suppleness of the rubber.

Read our review of the Schwalbe Pro OneFind a Schwalbe dealer

The Panaracer GravelKing will take some beating on rough roads in this whopping 38mm size. We've already reviewed both the 26mm and the 32mm versions of these tyres and this pothole-conquering, gravel-busting 38mm version in Nile Blue is just as impressive. It's light for a 38mm at 337g, is very easy to set up tubeless and comes in restrained black as well as blue, green and ivory. What more could you want?

These tyres need a lot of space. They are listed as 38mm but when fitted to some new wider rimed Halo Evaura wheels, they came up to closer to 40 (39.52mm) so make sure your frame can take them before taking the plunge.

Read our review of the Panaracer GravelKing Slick Tread 38Find a Panaracer dealer

Continental's Grand Prix 5000 tubeless tyres take everything that is improved with these latest generation tyres and add tubeless compatibility for improved puncture resistance. They're relatively painless to set up and provide excellent performance in all conditions with low rolling resistance, good grip and durability.

German tyre giant Continental revamped its long-running and hugely popular GP4000 tyre last year with the GP5000, and in the process developed its first road tubeless offering. It shares all the same features as the non-tubeless version with updated Black Chilli rubber compound, Vectran breaker, Active Comfort Technology and Lazer Grip.

It's a case of lots of small changes adding up to make an improved tyre, and the good news is that on the road the new tyre has all the hallmarks of the old GP4000, but is better in every way. It's fast, grippy and puncture resistant, simply a very high-quality tyre that has no compromises.

Read our review of the Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL

Specialized's Turbo Cotton clinchers are some of the best road bike tyres that we've ever had the pleasure of riding. The supple casing and Gripton rubber compound combine to give a fast and smooth ride that is perfect for racing.

Read our review of the Specialized Turbo CottonFind a Specialized dealer

Vittoria's Corsa Speed G+ Tubeless tyre is a great choice for summer and race use. The casing and tread are much softer than some previous tubeless tyres, giving these a much better feeling on the road.

Tyres can completely change the ride quality of a bike, influencing the way that you can ride in different conditions. These Vittorias the fastest road bike tyre tested by offer easy tubeless setup and a much superior ride.

Read our review of the Vittoria Corsa Speed G+ IsotechFind a Vittoria dealer

The 32mm Panaracer GravelKing tyres are excellent all-winter rubber for your road bike and tester Dave Atkinson's new favourite all-purpose winter tyre. They're pretty light for a 32mm tyre, they're easy to set up tubeless and they roll really well. Also, they come in a range of natty colours. Well, two. Plus black. Are they gravel tyres? Not really for the UK, in this size. But for winter road riding they're ace.

You might think these tyres look a bit like a plus-sized version of Vittoria's Open Pave with their file tread and green bits. And that's a fair comparison a lot of the time. Okay, they don't have the Open Pave's supple 320TPI casing, but the AX-Alpha Cord construction is still supple and you can run them tubeless which makes them even more so. The extra air in the carcass over a standard road width means there's comfort on tap for filthy back lanes and unsurfaced sections.

Read our review of the Panaracer GravelKing 32Find a Panaracer dealer

The Rene Herse (formerly Compass) Bon Jon Pass TC Extralight is the lightest and narrowest of its tyres that can be set up tubeless. It's good. Very good. Rene Herse calls it its 'Goldilocks' tyre, and for going fast or far on rubbish British roads or gravel, in all weathers, it is indeed Just Right.

Rene Herse has its handmade tyres manufactured in Japan by Panaracer, but the process and materials are unique to Rene Herse. These tyres indeed cost a pretty penny, but if you want the pinnacle of real-world performance over varied surfaces, they're worth the cash.

Read our review of the Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass TC Extralight

Bontragers R4 Classics tyres are beautiful handmade clinchers that offer a smooth and very quick ride. You get great cornering grip and such a supple casing really helps on rougher roads.

The R4 Classics have, as the name suggests, been designed to tackle the road conditions commonly found in the spring races. They boast many of the features found in the tubular version that is used by Trek Segafredo for those very races. In fact, this is exactly the same tyre, with the only difference being that it isn't sewn around an inner tube

Read our review of the Bontrager R4 Classics Hard-Case LiteFind a Bontrager dealer

Challenge's Strada Pro Open Tubular is a super-supple tyre designed for racing on rough roads. It's not the quickest tyre we've ridden, but for the battered B roads of Britain these are ideal for racing, fast riding and even as a summer training tyre.

Read our review of the Challenge Strada Pro Open TubularFind a Challenge dealer

How wide is too wide? The 48mm Switchback Hill is the widest 650B tyre that Rene Herse (formerly Compass) makes, and too wide it ain't. It's super-comfortable, fast-rolling, tubeless-compatible, off-road-capable and light. There's really not a lot wrong here. At a time when people are doing roll-down tests to see if it's worth switching to 28mm tyres from 25s, my advice would be to skip a few sizes and fit a pair of these, if you can. They're great.

Read our review of the Rene Herse Switchback Hill Extralight TC 650B x 48mm

The latest tyre from tubeless pioneer Hutchinson might just have knocked the Schwalbe Pro One out of the role of benchmark performance tubeless tyre. The traction of the Fusion 5s out of the box in a range of conditions, especially in the wet, surpasses the Pro One's. Factors like speed and rolling resistance are trickier to compare, but they certainly don't feel any slower at all, and puncture resistance is superb.In a nutshell, they're fast, grippy, supple, durable and easy to fit, and a rival for any other tubeless tyre currently available.

That's down to The new ElevenStorm rubber compound that provides the tread for the very latest version of this tyre. Warning to the wise: there are versions of the Hutchinson Fusion 5 available with Hutchinson's old HDF>5.2 tread compound. They're good tyres, but if you want the latest and greatest, look for the 11Storm.

Going tubeless for the first time? Hutchinson offers a pair of these tyres with sealant, valves and rim tape for 89.

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The UST version of Mavic's Yksion Pro tyre is a massive improvement on the previous, frankly indifferent, tyres that Mavic used to ship with their wheels. It's made in France for Mavic by Hutchinson, who know a thing or two about tubeless tyres, and scores well in Jarno Bierman's rolling resistance and puncture prevention tests. You get a pair of Yksion Pros with all of the Tarmac-orientated wheels in Mavic's new Road UST range, from the 269 Aksium Elite UST and up.

The tread is made from the same rubber Hutchinson calls it ElevenStorm as the super-grippy Fusion 5 tyres, so looks an awful lot like Mavic is throwing in a pair of Fusion 5s with its Road UST wheels.

The old Yksions seriously lacked grip, especially in the wet, and puncture proofing was pretty poor. These UST versions are way, way better, offering loads of grip even in the wet and and if they do break traction, a little shift in power or body position easily brings them back under control.

Read our review of the Mavic Yksion Pro tyres on Ksyrium Elite UST wheels

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Back in 2015 we first reviewed the Schwalbe S-One as it was then called, and it was a revelation: fast, grippy, comfortable. As a 30mm tyre it wouldn't fit in every frame, but our advice was: If you can fit 'em, buy 'em. Fast forward to 2018 and we're riding the new 40mm, 650B G-One Speed, which is every bit as good, and highlights the benefits of Road Plus, as we're now contractually obliged to call 650B, as well as any tyre we've tried.

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The Corsa Control G+ is the beefed-up version of Vittoria's well-respected Corsa G+. They're a great alternative to many winter-specific tyres, offering levels of rolling resistance and grip seen on your summer lightweights without compromising durability.

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The Pirelli P Zero Velo tyre marks a very impressive return to cycling for Pirelli after a half-century hiatus. This tyre is fast, comfortable and long lasting, making for a great all-round ride experience on the road.

Out on the road, they are thoroughly impressive at all times, feeling fast and slippery (through the air, not on the road surface!), yet able to take on the often poorly maintained roads that I'm accustomed to in the south west. Cornering in the wet never feels sketchy, and they zip along very nicely on flat roads without giving any unwanted feedback.

I know that they have bad weather in Italy, but I'm still very impressed with how much Pirelli has obviously thought about adverse conditions when developing these tyres. I saw Pirelli testing the wet grip of the tyres on the test track outside of Milan at the launch, and it certainly appears to have paid off.

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Japanese tyre company Panaracer has been quick to offer a range of gravel-specific tyres, becoming a significant player in the burgeoning market. Measuring 43mm wide, these GravelKing SK tyres are tubeless compatible and feature a tread pattern that excels both on and off road, with a tough carcass that can withstand some abuse.

The GravelKing comes in a variety of widths and tread patterns, but this SK (Small Knob) is probably the pick of the range for the latest generation of adventure bikes like the Kinesis Tripster AT, Mason Bokeh or Open UP. As well as the 43mm tested here (which was called 40 but actually measures 43mm, and is now labelled as such), the same tread pattern is offered on 26, 32 and 35mm width options if your frame doesn't offer enough clearance.

Read our review of the Panaracer GravelKing SKFind a Panaracer dealer

Wider road bike tyres are gaining an almost unstoppable momentum as people discover they can be both fast and comfortable, and with the emergence of the endurance road bike genre, Rubenesque road rubber is only going to become more common as bikes are designed to fit fat slicks. The Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite 700x32c pushes the plump limit to the point where once upon a time it might have been considered a humourously slick cyclo-cross tyre.

The R3 Hard-Case Lite comes in 23, 25, 28 and 32mm widths, and the full fat version here is something to behold, turning your road bike (if the rubber will fit) into something like a SuperMoto bike, although sideways drifts are not required on every corner, however tempting.

Read our review of the Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite 700C 32mmFind a Bontrager dealer

WTB's Horizon TCS is a fast-rolling, super-grippy and super-comfortable tyre that excels on the road and is capable of tackling dry off-road trails to inject some adventure into your routes.

Tyres have been getting wider over the years, and this trend for chunkier tyres and a growing interest in gravel and dirt riding on road bikes has given rise to the return of 650B, an old standard once favoured by French touring cyclists because it allowed bigger volume tyres for more cushioning on rough and badly surfaced roads. (By shrinking the rim size you can use the bigger volume tyre.)

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by Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed.

Years ago, a young surgeon just out of orthopedic fellowship hit a moonshot when he decided to do something no one else had ever attempted in sports medicinecreate a massive database that would help determine predictors of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) outcomes as well as the long-term outcomes of ACLR.

Indeed, research emanating from the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) Knee Group, a project initiated in 2002, has shed substantial light on the long-term outcomes of ACLR. Comprised of 19 physician-researchers from 10 leading health care institutions, MOON now contains over 3,500 cases and has resulted in more than 60 published papers. And they have a nearly 80% follow-up rate at two, six and 10 years. It is the largest prospective longitudinal ACL reconstruction cohort in the country.

The principal investigator on the MOON project for over 10 years, Kurt Spindler, M.D. is Vice Chair for Research in Cleveland Clinics Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute and Director of the Amy and David Krohn Family Orthopaedic Outcomes Center (OOC). He told OSN, The MOON effort can be traced back to a small prospective cohort study with 54 patients who underwent acute ACLR at Cleveland Clinic during my fellowship year. When it became clear that we would need many more patients in order to accurately determine predictors or risk factors of ACLR outcomes as well as ACLRs long-term impact, I decided to move forward with a multicenter project.

Dr. Spindler began this work when he accepted a position as an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University, establishing the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine-Cleveland Clinic Foundation ACLR Registry along with colleagues Richard Parker, M.D. and Jack Andrish, M.D. Eventually obtaining a Prospective Clinical Research Grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), the burgeoning group of researchers at three institutions went on to produce eight related published papers.

Dr. Spindler: It is unlikely that we will ever be able to guarantee a complete return to function after ACLR. However, our goal has always been to establish predictive models that can guide and inform treatments, and result in improved, patient-specific outcomes such as return to sports, pain, function, and early arthritis.

And they have done just that.

By pooling our efforts in a systematic, ongoing effort, the MOON group has resulted in a vast amount of knowledge that has improved the lives of tens of thousands of patients, says Kurt Spindler.

Concerning some of their recent work, Dr. Spindler states, Several years ago, we published a cohort study involving 2,683 patients where we examined the factors involved in ipsilateral and contralateral ACL tears after primary ACLR. We wanted to find out how well people do with pain during sports activities. Some people reinjure their surgical knee and we know they often tear the other side as well. We discovered that when the younger age groups are concernedhigh school and college studentssome surgeons are using bonepatellar tendonbone (BTB) autograft and others are using hamstring autograft. Our team wanted to see what causes failure on the surgical side and what causes failure on the contralateral side.

Dr. Spindler and his colleagues found that the odds of an ipsilateral ACL retear were 5.2 times greater for an allograft as compared with a BTB autograft; the odds of retear were not significantly different between BTB autograft and hamstring autograft.

Numerous considerations such as age, sport, BMI, gender, and activity level (which determines how much someone cuts and pivots per week) all factor into the retear equation. Additionally, if someone has an extremely loose knee with a very high-grade pivot shift or the highest grade on the Lachman test then that is a factor as well.

So they did something that no one else had done in sports medicinethey built a calculator. This was a additional study to the aforementioned in we only looked our high school and college athletes who are at highest risk reinjury/tear. The ACL Autograft Re-Tear Risk Calculator enables patients to input their age (14-22), gender, height, weight, sport, and movements (running, cutting, deceleration, pivoting). The tool predicts the six-year failure risk for each autograft (shown for normal knee laxity and high-grade knee laxity). The user obtains results in the form of a color-coded QR code; anything in green means there is less than a 3% failure rate, yellow means there is between 3-5% risk of failure, while red indicates a failure rate of more than 5%.

Before this work, says Dr. Spindler, if he asked a colleague, What is the best graft for this age group? they couldnt say.

If I am treating a 14-year-old football player and he has a high ipsolateral failure rate and high contralateral failure rate, then that person has to do sport-specific training. But if I have an 18-year-old lacrosse player who is has a very low risk of reinjury but is scared to get back on the field, I can tell him or her, Why are you afraid? Your risk of reinjury is only 2-3%.

Funded with four grants from the NIH since 2006, the MOON Group has helped bring the most advanced ACL care to athletes and non-athletes alike.

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DUBLIN (Ohio) Tiger Woods has claimed that he is going to win the Memorial Tournament this week despite it being his first competitive event in five months and in doing so, make PGA Tour history.

The 44-year-old, who last played on Tour at the Genesis Invitational in February, goes into today's start of the Memorial seeking an 83rd win that would eclipse Sam Snead's mark of 82, set in 1965.

"I would like to say that I'm going to win the event," the 15-time Major winner, who has won the tournament a record five times, said on the BBC.

"That's my intent coming in, that's my intent going into every event."

The American, who tied Snead's record by winning the Zozo Championship in Japan last October, added: "Whether that plays out come Sunday, hopefully that will be the case. There's no reason why I can't do it again this week."

A stiff back hampered his performance at the Genesis, where he finished 68th of 68 players who made the cut, but he said he had not been troubled since.

"I feel so much better than I did then. Physically, I was very stiff in Los Angeles, and I was not moving that well.

"Back was just not quite loose, it was cold, I wasn't hitting the ball very far, and consequently I finished dead last," said the former world No. 1, who also played in May at The Match: Champions for Charity with Phil Mickelson and National Football League stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

World No. 14 Woods, who is making only his fourth tournament appearance of the season this week, added that he has improved his health during the long layoff.

"I've been able to train and concentrate on getting back up to speed and back up to tournament speed."

He admitted on Tuesday that concern over the coronavirus delayed his return to action as he prepares to tee off at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Ohio.

Woods, the last American golfer ranked in the top 30 to return to the Tour, said he had contemplated returning to the Tour earlier but had wanted to see how the first few events of the post-coronavirus shutdown fared before coming back.

"I just felt it was better to stay at home and be safe," Woods said.

"I'm used to playing with lots of people around me or having lots of people have a direct line to me, and that puts not only myself in danger but also my friends and family. I have just been at home practising and social distancing and being away from a lot of people.

"Coming back and playing the Tour... I'm used to having so many people around me or even touch me, going from green to tee.

"That's something that I looked at and said, 'Well, I'm really not quite comfortable with that'."

Memorial organisers had initially planned to allow fans on the course but abandoned the idea as Covid-19 cases across the United States began to skyrocket. On Monday, PGA Tour officials confirmed that the remainder of the season would take place without fans. It means Woods will tee off today alongside world No. 1 Rory McIlroy and No. 6 Brooks Koepka without the customary horde of spectators that usually follows him around a course.

"It's going to be different, there's no doubt about it," Woods said.

"To have no one yelling, no one screaming, no energy, the social distancing, no handshakes, there's nothing to feed off energy-wise.

"It's just a silent and different world."


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Simon Vallily isdetermined to inflict a first careerdefeat on Dillian Whyte's HeavyweightprotgFabio Wardley when they collide for the vacant English Title on the opening week of Fight Campin Brentwood, Essex on Saturday August 1, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

The 2010Commonwealth Gold Medallist has let himself down a few times during his 20-fight professional career, particularly in 2018.First, he was on his way to lifting the English Cruiserweight Title only to lose his discipline and end up drawing with Afran Iqbal. Later in the year, he turned up at the Newcastle Arena over the Cruiserweight Championship weight limit and was stopped by Craig Glover.

While his career was not over, it was hanging by a loose thread. But the 34-year-old talenthas re-invented himself as a Heavyweight and is currently undefeated in four fights, reeling off stoppage wins over Jone Volau, Dorian Darch and Erik Nazaryan before a points verdict over Phil Williams in December.

I think that experience will play a big part in this fight," said Vallily."People keep on going on about the guys Fabio has sparred with, but Ive been around the block and Ive sparred with some of the best lads in the world Im not going to bang on about it.

"10oz gloves and no headguards, believe me its a whole different ball game. Its going to be a big eye-opener for him. Ive had a look at him, and you can see hes got a bit of talent. Hes tricky, hes fresh, hes going to come and hes going to be fit.

Its going to be a really good fight but totally disregard my professional career to this point because, to be honest with you, its been a total shambles. This is where it starts now and unfortunately for Fabio, this is my coming out party and not his. Hes not going to see the final bell. Sorry Fabio, but youre going to sleep mate!

Wardley vs Vallily lands of Week 1of MatchroomFight Camp, top of the billsees Sam Eggington(28-6, 17 KOs) puthis IBF International Super-Welterweight title on the line againstTed Cheeseman(15-2-1, 9 KOs),Belfasts big-hittingJames Tennyson(26-3, 22 KOs) takes on CardiffsGavin Gwynne(12-1, 2 KOs) for the vacant British Lightweight Title, Chatteris talentJordan Gill(24-1, 7 KOs)meets WatfordsReece Bellotti(14-3, 12 KOs) in an electric Featherweight battle,and gifted Sheffield Super-LightweightDalton Smith(5-0, 4 KOs) squares off with LiverpoolsNathan Bennett(9-1, 2 KOs).

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James Whitaker, Marketing Director atDickies Workwear, shares his advice onwhat to consider when shopping forprotective clothing and footwear.

The coronavirus outbreak has put PPE in the spotlight, with calls to protect frontline healthcare workers hitting the headlines. With PPE such a big topic, its a reminder to everyone of the importance of staying safe while working.

While most plumbers will be aware of the basic purposes of PPE, keeping up with whats required by health and safety regulations can be tricky. Plus, with the wide range of safety wear available, where do you start when making sure that youre suitably protected?

On your feetWhen shopping for safety footwear, look for shoes or boots bearing the S3 classification, which means theyll offer an anti-penetration insole (preventing injury should you accidentally step on sharp objects such as loose nails), plus resistance to water penetration and absorption, as well as offering toe protection.

Also look out for a slip-resistant outsole any shoe offering SRC slip resistance helps to prevent slipping on a ceramic tile or steel surface. This is the highest level of protection of slip resistance available.As most plumbers spend much of their days bending or kneeling, choose safety footwear thats flexible and that doesnt feel too heavy. Boots and shoes that include composite toe protection are lighter in weight than traditional steel toe-capped styles.

Stay flexibleSimilarly, trousers designed with flexible fabric are worth investing in, as the freedom of movement they offer will help keep you comfortable throughout the day. Elasticated waistbands will help protect your back, while practical features, such as plenty of pockets, are a must.

Be seenIf youre working in poor lighting conditions, youll need to think about hi-vis clothing.

All hi-vis clothing must conform to the required EN 471 British Standard, which sets out a number of guidelines, including that the wearer can be seen from any angle.

Within this standard, there are three classes of hi-vis ranging from Class 1 to Class 3. These are ranked according to the volume of fluorescent and retroflective surface areas they include, with Class 3 providing the highest level of visibility.

These days, there are lots of hi-vis options available, from hoodies and sweatshirts, to jackets, t-shirts, trousers, and coveralls (including waterproof options), so its possible to find something that fits with your usual working uniform. With the warmer months upon us, a breathable yet waterproof lightweight jacket is a good place to start for a hi-vis item that will see you through to Autumn.

Also, remember its important that hi-vis clothing is kept clean to ensure you remain visible, so go for items that are easy to wash.

Sun protectionWhile were well aware of the importance of sun protection for our skin, you might not think about clothing that protects you from UV rays, but there are many summer workwear items that do just that.For example, there are t-shirts that are light, breathable, and offer Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 45+. The UPF rating is similar to the sun protection factor used for sunscreens.

Protective accessoriesIf youre working on a job that requires a safety helmet, many styles include eye and ear protection as well. On that note, you may not need ear protection while working on Mr Smiths hot water cylinder, but you might if youre on a newbuild development where theres still piling going on, so think about where you might need ear defenders, or ear plugs, as part of your PPE kit.

Respiratory Protective Equipment shouldnt be overlooked either. For example, when working in a newly plastered house youll be constantly surrounded by dust, which you can safely keep out of your throat, nose, and lungs by using respirators and dust masks.

It may sound obvious, but thermal gloves will keep your hands protected in colder environments, while performance gloves will protect them in all kinds of conditions. Look for styles that offer this protection without restricting movement.

As a further point on comfort, kneepads are important on days when youre likely to spend a good deal of time kneeling at work, to prevent pain and potential long-term damage.

Theres a huge range of safety clothing and footwear on the market, and most manufacturers will include details on their labels, packaging, catalogues, and websites that make it easy to see which safety features are included.

Plus, with the variety of styles available, it should be easy to find something that offers you the protection you need to stay safe at work, while also cultivating a professional image.

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Saddled in the opener for his 50th career start by conditioner David Powell, seven-year-old gelding Sure Step justified punters' favouritism with victory by 4 lengths over a large field to give accomplished apprentice Reyan Lewis his first of two wins on the day.

As expected, the form of the Gary Subratie/Robert Halledeen trainer/jockey alliance continued when Pharaoh It Is relinquished his maiden status by outstaying eight weak rivals in the second event.

In the third, based on his ability and form, winner Loose Ball (Raddesh Roman) from the Wayne DaCosta outfit should not have been sent off at 47/1.

The Gary Subratie/Robert Halledeen form was suspended temporarily when odds-on choice Big Big Daddy was outstayed by trainer Fitznahum Williams' well-conditioned XY Soul (Shane Ellis) in the fourth.

Halledeen had to work hard to end Patrick Lynch's Alexa's Star run of second-place finishes in the afternoon's fifth with a desperate scramble to last home.

In the sixth odds-on favourite Case Closed (Shane Ellis) reared at the start and inadvertently gifted the sixth to give Reyan Lewis a double with trainer Arnold Rambally's saddling eight-length winner Cruizinn Jed.

Apprentice Raddesh Roman enjoyed a second visit to the winners' enclosure when short-priced favourite Deep Blue Sea won from in front posting a second-straight triumph to extend the good form of trainer Johnny Wilmot.

Champion trainer Anthony Nunes' misgivings over the 59.0-kilogramme weight allotment was not justified as Toona Ciliata (Dane Nelson) under superb handling in the home straight found room on the inside rails to secure victory by just over a length.

Second generation conditioner Ryan Darby's stable has yielded a couple of winners lately and eight-year-old mare Holy Light (Paul Francis) used the advantageous weight allotment to beat her nearest rival by five lengths for the trainer's first of two triumphs.

There was a surprise for Darby when the lesser fancied of his two starters won the 10th. Royal Vibes (Raddesh Roman) was fifth at odds of 10/1 but victory was secured by the 52/1 chance Salah ridden by former champion Omar Walker.

The 2018 champion jockey Anthony Thomas has ridden Luana 13 times in her last 20 races. Incredibly the mare has now taken the rider to the winners' circle no fewer than seven times. On this occasion, trainer Michael Francis's five-year-old daughter of Casual Trick won by seven lengths to close the card.

THE AWARDS: The Training Feat Award is presented to champion Anthony Nunes for Toona Ciliata's win under top weight over a trip considered short of the four-year-old colt's best. Naturally Nunes' charge is unchallenged for the Best Winning Gallop Award while the Jockeyship Award goes to Dane Nelson whose experience and skill were major factors in the victory by Toona Ciliata.

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