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Kimi aims for Canada glory

KIMI RAIKKONEN would love to be a winner in Canada again, but not via Montreal's lottery.

Raikkonen has taken the chequered flag once in nine attempts at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, back in 2005 at a time when he was with McLaren.

To triumph at the track requires not just skill, but an element of luck, given the variables on offer, not least the weather as rain can often strike, as is forecast this weekend.

But as Raikkonen proved in 2008, when vying for the win with Robert Kubica, sometimes the most unexpected events can occur.

"I have won there which was pretty good, but I have experienced some setbacks there as well," said Raikkonen.

"Many times the race has been quite a lottery as there seem to be different things which affect it. Then sometimes another driver (Lewis Hamilton) runs into the back of you when you're waiting at a red light."

 

THIRD STAGE FOR HAGEN

CYCLING: Team Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen won a sprint finish to win the third stage of the Criterium du Dauphine.

The Norwegian held off his rivals to cross a half-bike length ahead on a day Tour de France hopeful Chris Froome maintained position for the general classification.

Froome sits 11th and in a large group of riders who are one minute 57 seconds behind leader David Veilleux (Europcar).

SWIMMING: Chris Bryan, Fiona Doyle, Sycerika McMahon and Barry Murphy will represent Ireland at the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona at the end of July.

Although only Freestyle was included in the consideration standards for the 50-metre events, Swim Ireland selected Murphy on his time of 27.53 seconds in the 50m Breaststroke from the Irish Nationals in April.


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