Ferrand-Prévot crowned in cross-country, the crazy return of Verstappen, the Blues in the eighth of the Volleyball World Cup … What to remember from the sports weekend

From volleyball to football, through mountain biking, sports news is rich this week. Andrea Giani’s Blues secured their qualification for the round of 16 of the World Cup. The weekend was also lively in the Ligue 1 field, with many goals and great victories. In Belgium, Max Verstappen staged a new comeback to win the 14th Grand Prix of the season, after starting at the back of the grid. Franceinfo: sport sums up what to remember from the weekend.

Mountain biking: Pauline Ferrand-Prévot wins fourth cross-country world title

She is the queen of cross-country. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot dominated the world championship race, in Les Gets, Haute-Savoie, to take the world title. With four victories, she thus equaled the record of Norwegian Gunn-Rita Dahle, the only one who until then had four crowns to her name.

Impressive throughout the race, in front of her crowd, the Frenchwoman left only crumbs to her rivals. She was more than a minute ahead of her runner-up, Swiss Jolanda Neef. The result was more mixed for another tricolor hopeful, Loana Lecomte, who failed at the foot of the podium.

F1: return for Max Verstappen in Belgium

Max Verstappen is more than a terror on the circuits these days. Starting 14th, the Dutchman made a good comeback to claim his ninth victory of the season and consolidate his position as the leader of the drivers’ championship. He is now 93 points ahead of his new runner-up, his teammate Sergio Pérez.

The Dutchman’s main rival so far, Charles Leclerc, has had a tougher run. Fifteenth on the grid, the Monegasque was stuck at the top of the field for a long time, before being penalized at the end of the race for speeding in the pit lane. With 98 points behind Max Verstappen, he has undoubtedly said goodbye to his title aspirations.

Volleyball: the Blues qualified for the round of 16 in the World Cup

They are now in the round of 16. Les Bleus won their second group game in Volleyball World Cup, 3 sets to 2 (25-21, 22-25, 23-25, 34-32, 15-7) against Slovenia, host country. At the end of a crazy match in which they saved three match points in the fourth set, the reigning Olympic champions punched their ticket for the final round of the competition.

After the first victory against Germany in three sets for their opening match, the men by Andrea Giani proved their good form against a tough opponent.

Ligue 1: the nets shake the lawns

The players performed on the fourth day of the championship. With 33 goals in 10 games, the attacks shined. The slap of the weekend was to Montpellier’s credit, winning 7-0 on the lawn of Brest on Sunday afternoon. Marseille also beat Nice (3-0), with a brace from Alexis Sanchez, his first two goals in France. sunday night, PSG however was held by Monaco (1-1), after a good start to the season. In the past, OL were forced to a draw with the same points as Rémois despite ten.

Basketball: the Blues lost to Bosnia and Herzegovina before the start of the Euros

Three days after their reaction victory against the Czech Republic, the French basketball team fell to the floor of Bosnia and Herzegovina (96-90).. Dominated after a hotly contested final match, Vincent Collet’s men conceded their second defeat in qualifying for the 2023 World Cup.

VSfive days before their entry into the Euro run, against Germany, the Blues need not be reassured. Overwhelmed by their sluggish start to the match, they raced behind the locals for most of the game, and ended up losing after extra time.

Football: OL won the Champions Trophy

Lyon could not have dreamed of a better start to the season. In Dunkirk, Fenottes dismissed PSG (1-0), for the Champions Trophy. Danielle van de Donk (13th) was the only one to put her name on the scoreboard. This allowed OL to achieve their third success in four editions of the competition. QThree months after their victory in C1 and two weeks before the continuation of D1 Arkéma, Sonia Bompastor’s players attack the year with energy.

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