Richard Carapaz wins the 12th stage of the Vuelta, Remco Evenepoel remains leader

Richard Carapaz saved his Vuelta by winning the twelfth stage at the top of the Penas Blancas climb (18.9 km at 6.5%), Friday. The Ecuadorian triumphed in front of Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates), members of a breakaway of 32 riders who managed to make the difference after 40 kilometers of … Read more

Ben O’Connor, Thibaut Pinot and Alejandro Valverde reclassified in the winner’s time

False alarm for some leaders. Arrived off the peloton due to breaks in the last kilometers of the second stage of the Vuelta, Ben O’Connor (AG2R Citroën), Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) had lost 26 seconds, 36 seconds respectively and a minute on the first group. Finally, the jury of stewards estimated that … Read more

Nairo Quintana disqualified from the Tour de France for two positive tramadol tests

The limit is tenuous, but in the UCI regulations, tramadol, a painkiller widely used in medicine, has been banned during races since March 2019 for “ preserve the health and safety of runners given the side effects of this substance “. The International Control Agency (ITA) uses dried blood samples to detect the presence of … Read more

Jordier, Pontvianne, Robert-Michon… The results of the first evening of the European Athletics Championships

The French 400m well underway Thomas Jordier ideally launched his European Championships in Munich on Monday. The French 400 m champion beat his personal best in 45”39, releasing in the last meters, to qualify for the semi-finals. The other Frenchman Gilles Biron also passed by finishing second in his series in 45”82. Among the women, … Read more

The 4 x 100 m mixed freestyle relay European champion

After having cracked in the last 15 meters on the 100m butterfly earlier in the evening, Marie Wattel took her revenge. Ideally launched by Charlotte Bonnet, neck and neck with Italy and Sweden, the Lille woman this time made her end of the race speak to break away in the home straight and bring victory … Read more

More than a year after her last victory, Serena Williams returns to success in Toronto

It’s been 430 days since Serena Williams won a tennis match. The 40-year-old put an end to this interminable drought by winning her first round meeting at the WTA 1000 in Toronto. Victorious in two sets (6-3, 6-4) of the Spaniard Nuria Parrizas Diaz (57th) on Monday, she will face in the second round the … Read more