No GP in France, Pépé in Nice, C1 draw, Pico Jano: the news on a set

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Formula 1 – 2023 Season: No GP in France

It was a fear, it is now a reality. Despite the active support of Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, Formula 1 will not pass through France in 2023, the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet not having been selected. It is Stefano Domenicali, boss of F1, who announces it this Thursday in L’Equipe. Note that Spa (Belgium) and Monaco are not officially confirmed. See you on October 19 to find out the full schedule.


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Football – Mercato: Grandpa returns to L1

A phenomenon returns. Exceptional with Lille during his last season in France (22 goals, 11 assists), Nicolas Pépé will be loaned with the option to buy from Nice, who were looking for a profile suited to their 4-3-3. Despite great difficulties in assuming his transfer of 80 million to Arsenal, the Ivorian remains a player apart and could bring a lot to Nice frankly struggling at the start of the season.

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Tennis – Winston Salem: Three Blues in the quarterfinals

Blue at the rendezvous. Richard Gasquet, Adrian Mannarino and Benjamin Bonzi continued their journey at the Winston Salem tournament (North Carolina), the last hard rehearsal before the US Open, qualifying for the quarter-finals on Wednesday. Gasquet dismissed Steve Johnson (6-7, 6-4, 6-3), Mannarino dominated Ramos (6-3, 6-3) when Bonzi got rid of Thiago Monteiro (7-5, 6-2) . Note that Dominic Thiem was eliminated quite easily by Jack Draper (6-1, 6-4).

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Tennis – WTA Granby : Diane Parry qualified for the quarter-finals of the tournament on hard courts by beating the Czech Tereza Martincova (6-3, 7-6). The 19-year-old Frenchwoman will face the German Tatjana Maria (95th) in the next round.

Basketball – Preparation game : A week before the Eurobasket, the Blues chained a fifth success in Paris on Wednesday in Paris since the start of their preparation, this time against the Czech Republic (95-60).

Basketball : A jury on Wednesday ordered Los Angeles County to pay $31 million in damages, including $16 for widow Vanessa Bryant, over photos taken by rescue workers at the site of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant.

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What not to miss today

1. Cycling – Tour of Spain: A 6th stage in the form of an explanation

Make way for Pico Jano, the first big meeting for the favourites. During this 6th stage, 180 km short, the riders will first have to tackle the Puerto de Alisas (8.1 km at 6.4%) then the Collada de Brenes (6.3 km at 8.6%) before challenge the Pico Jano and its fearsome percentages from the bottom of the climb. Rudy Molard’s red jersey is in danger. See you at 2:15 p.m. on Eurosport for the big explanation.

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2. Football – Champions League: the long-awaited draw is today

This Thursday, in Istanbul, all European leaders will have a small lump in their stomachs. Because, from 6 p.m., the composition of the groups for the Champions League will be revealed. As usual, the hats will be important at the time of the draw. PSG are in the first, OM are in the last. So, inevitably, the groups of death are much more likely for the Marseillais than for the Parisians. See you at 6 p.m. on for an evening under the sign of the C1.

2022-23 Champions League group stage draw takes place in Istanbul

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3. Football – Europa League Conference: Nice, already a turning point

Lucien Favre, Nice and Ineos play very big, Thursday evening, in the return play-off of the Europa League Conference, after the defeat in the first leg, in Tel Aviv against Maccabi (1-0). An early elimination combined with another disappointing performance would put a little more pressure on a group that missed its start to the season. So, meet at 8 p.m. to find out what the Aiglons have in store.


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