The success of the Danish Tour break, Cornet’s feat, the madness at Silverstone … What to remember about the sports weekend

Have you decided to relax and cut yourself for the weekend? We can understand you … even if you miss big sporting events! Don’t worry, here’s a reminder of the weekend’s news. It was especially dense and international. From England with Wimbledon and the Formula 1 Grand Prix to Silverstone, to Denmark for the Grand Tour of France, to the victory of the XV of France in Japan, there is something for everyone.

Tour de France: audience on fire, Van Aert in yellow, Jakobsen and Groenewegen turn the page … The departure to Denmark did not disappoint

The Tour de France will not regret its Nordic getaway. In Denmark, spectators turned this event into a magnificent popular celebration. And the platoon was also up to par. Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) surprised everyone at the wet time trial on Friday in Copenhagen to take home the first yellow jersey of the race. A tunic quickly recovered by Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), 2nd of the first three stages! The Belgian was preceded on Saturday by Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), then on Sunday by Dylan Groenewegen (Team BikeExchange – Jayco). The two Dutchmen have definitely left behind the terrible fall of the 2020 Tour of Poland that almost cost Jakobsen his life. The favorites are currently well protected, despite the nervousness of the first days.

Wimbledon: ends the series of 37 consecutive victories of Swiatek, the capital feat of Alizé Cornet

This is the great French feat of the weekend. Alizé Cornet dominated world number one Iga Swiatek on Saturday in the third round of Wimbledon, without discussion (6-4, 6-2). Swiatek held on for 37 straight wins and was a big favorite for the title on the London turf. But he fell on a Cornet in a state of grace all week. Like in 2014, when Cornet had already defeated Serena Williams, then absolute leader of the circuit, on the same track No. 1 and in the same phase of the tournament.

Another great French performance, Harmony Tan also reached the round of 16, after beating Katie Boulter. Cornet will play Australian Ajla Tomljanovic on Monday, while Tan will face Amanda Anisimova. End of the year, however, for Caroline Garcia, who fell in the round of 16 on Sunday. The other highlight of the weekend at the All England Club will continue to be the verbal skirmish between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas, who did not appreciate at all the behavior of his executioner on Saturday in the third round.

Formula 1: worry about Zhou and Albon, then the big premiere of Sainz … We had it all at Silverstone!

The 2022 British Grand Prix is ​​likely to be remembered for some time. First, for his impressive fall at the start, he saw the Chinese Guanyu Zhou finish his race flying in the protective mesh in front of the stands, after sliding on the roof for a hundred meters. The Alfa Romeo driver and Alex Albon (Williams), also affected, are doing well. Zhou was able to thank the roll bar, the halo, without which the accident could have been dramatic.

The victory went to Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), winner of his first Grand Prix of his career after a crazy race. His teammate Charles Leclerc (4th) has not been able to take advantage of the mechanical problems of championship leader Max Verstappen, as his Ferrari team has sealed his career several times. The podium is completed by Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), the great host of a beautiful final.

Rugby: France’s 15th doubles Japan

The French rugby team did not miss the start of their end-of-season tour. With a fairly renewed team, the Blues dominated Japan (42-23), mostly thanks to their sudden physical strength. Mostly they made the difference after the break (13-13 at the break) to record five tries and drown their rivals in the humidity of Aichi. This ninth consecutive success brings Fabien Galthié’s men closer to a small victory in the longest series of successes in the history of the French XV. The appointment is made on Saturday, June 9, with a poster identical to the program.

Athletics: the Zeze rocket!

Signing less than ten seconds in the 100 meters, and less than 20 seconds in the 200 is not easy. Getting a performance like this the same day classifies a man a little more. Frenchman Mickaël-Meba Zeze was the author on Sunday in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

The 28-year-old sprinter started by scoring 9.99 on the straight, becoming the fourth Frenchman to fall below the legendary ten-second mark. Then, in the 200 m, of which he is champion of France, Zeze hit 19 “97, becoming the second Frenchman less than 20 seconds after Christophe Lemaitre. Ironically, on this incredible day, the Norman did not win neither of the two races in question.

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