BICYCLE RACING—JACQUES ANQUETIL of France pedaled into the lead on the first day of the Tour de France and 14 days, 2,729 miles later coasted into Paris, over-all winner by more than four hours.
BOATING—In the first two races of a week-long competition on Long Island Sound between America's cup contenders, EASTERNER, under the sure helmsmanship of Bus Mosbacher, twice beat Weatherly and Columbia.
Moppie, 31-foot Bertram inboard piloted by Sam Griffith of Miami, churned through rough seas to win the 280-mile Round Long Island (N.Y.) Marathon in a record six hours 22 minutes. The Miami boat, which won the Miami-Nassau race, was powered by two 330-hp-Chrysler engines.
Robin too II, 36-foot yawl owned and designed by Marblehead, Mass. Sailmaker Ted Hood, won the 360-mile Marblehead-to-Halifax ocean race on corrected time. First to finish was the 72-foot schooner Lord Jim in 67:35:48.
In a close finish the 82-foot sloop Sirius II reached Honolulu just seven miles ahead of the 72-foot ketch Ticonderoga to be first across the line in the 2,225-mile transpacific race from San Pedro. The time: 10 days 10 hours 38 minutes and 35 seconds. A. B. Robb Jr.'s 66-foot NAM SANG finished later to win on corrected time.
GOLF—Despite horrible weather that washed out a full day of play, ARNOLD PALMER played sub-par golf to take the British Open at Royal Birkdale by one stroke with a 284 (see page 20).
Jacky Cupit of Longview, Texas, former University of Houston star and rookie on the pro circuit, played a steady four rounds to win the Canadian Open at Winnipeg with a 10-under-par 270.
Dick Sikes, slim 21-year-old junior from the University of Arkansas, defeated John Molenda of Detroit 4 and 3 to win the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship in Detroit.
HORSE RACING—PRINCE BLESSED ($11) took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off stablemate Grey Eagle to win the $162,100 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap by a neck. High Tide Stable's Whodunit, the surprise favorite, was third. With Johnny Longden up, Prince Blessed ran the 1� miles in 1:59 4/5. The Kerr Stable's one-two victory was worth $132,000.
Hitting Away ($8.70), back in good form again, surged ahead in the final eighth of a mile to edge out High Tide Stable's Baldpate by a neck in the $83,600 Dwyer Handicap over a rain-soaked Aqueduct track. The Ogden Phipps colt, ridden by Hedley Woodhouse, ran the 1� miles in 2:03 4/5. In England's richest flat race of the season—the $64,652 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot—France's RIGHT ROYAL upset Sir Victor Sassoon's St. Paddy by three lengths. Right Royal, owned by Mrs. Jean Couturie, lifted his career earnings to $283,080, second highest ever for a European horse.