Daniel Gavins played himself into pole position to regain playing privileges on the European Tour at the final round of Qualifying School in Spain on Monday – but the end is nigh for three of the region’s Tour regulars.
Of all the sage observations Kevin Sinfield has made on international rugby league, England and his beloved Leeds Rhinos this week, the line that struck home most for myself as not only a follower of sport, but also as a father, was this one.
Whether it is tomorrow night that he wins the title, or in Mexico, Brazil or Abu Dhabi in the weeks ahead, the 2018 season has been one in which Lewis Hamilton has hammered home his superiority in Formula 1.
Of all the memories to recall – either from the vast Olympic vault or those he created himself – the moment Sebastian Coe refers to as the one which inspired his sporting deeds was forged by a husband and wife from Yorkshire.
Sportsmen and women are trained from an early age to focus on the here and now, but for two British cyclists in particular, thoughts have already turned to next year’s UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.