Go Cav!

Mark Cavendish was delighted to win the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris but is targeting the green jersey next year.

The Isle of Man-born star collected his sixth stage win on the final day and his tenth overall – a record for any British rider – but just missed out on wining the green jersey, which went to Norwegian Thor Hushovd.

Southern Show News:

THE Southern Agricultural Show opened at Great Meadow, Castletown, in brilliant sunshine and ideal conditions for people and animals. It brought huge crowds, many heeding the weather forecast and opting for a visit on Saturday rather than in the rain promised for Sunday and proving correct.

History was made on Sunday when Duggie and Belinda Coole and their daughter Kayleigh paraded a Dairy Shorthorn cow, the first of the breed to win the supreme award at any Manx show since 1972.

Dairy Shorthorn cattle were once the most numerous in the Island and scored successes at shows but 1972 was the last, when John Cooil, of Ballacreggan, Port St Mary, exhibited the supreme at the Royal Manx with a Shorthorn bull.