Ferrand-Prévot was crowned in cross country, Verstappen’s crazy comeback, the Blues in the round of 16 of the Volleyball World Cup… What to remember from the sports weekend

Ferrand-Prévot was crowned in cross country, Verstappen's crazy comeback, the Blues in the round of 16 of the Volleyball World Cup... What to remember from the sports weekend

From volleyball to soccer to mountain biking, the sports news was rich this weekend. Andrea Giani’s Blues secured their place in the round of 16 of the World Cup. The weekend was also lively on the Ligue 1 grounds, with many goals and big wins. In Belgium, Max Verstappen signed a new comeback to win the 14th Grand Prix of the season, after a start at the back of the grid. Franceinfo: Sport sums up what to remember from the weekend.

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

She is the queen of the cross country. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot dominated the world championship race, at Les Gets, Haute-Savoie, to clinch the world title. She, with four victories, thus equaled the record of the Norwegian Gunn-Rita Dahle, the only one who had won four crowns so far.

Impressive throughout the race, in front of her home crowd, the Frenchwoman left only crumbs to her opponents. She finished more than a minute ahead of her runner-up, Switzerland’s Jolanda Neef. The result is more mixed for the other tricolor hope, Loana Lecomte, who fails at the foot of the podium.

F1: Max Verstappen returns in Belgium

Max Verstappen is more than ever the terror of the circuits this season. Starting 14th, the Dutchman made a fine comeback to claim his ninth win of the season and consolidate his place as leader of the drivers’ championship. He is now 93 points ahead of his new runner-up, teammate Sergio Pérez.

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

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

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

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

Ligue 1: the nets trembled on the pitch

The players put on a show on matchday four of the championship. With 33 goals in the 10 matches, the attacks shone. The slap of the weekend is for Montpellier, 7-0 winner on the Brest pitch on Sunday afternoon. Marseille also beat Nice (3-0), with a brace from Alexis Sánchez, his first two goals in France. Sunday night, PSG, however, were slowed down by Monaco (1-1), after a great start to the season. Earlier, The OL was forced to draw with the same score in Rémois despite being ten.

Basketball: The Blues beat Bosnia and Herzegovina before the start of the Euro

Three days after their reaction victory against the Czech Republic, the French basketball team fell to the soil of Bosnia and Herzegovina (96-90). Dominated after a hard-fought endgame, Vincent Collet’s men conceded their second loss in 2023 World Cup qualifying.

againstFive days before their entry into the European Championship, against Germany, the Blues were not necessarily calm. Weighed down by a laborious start to the match, they ran behind the hosts for most of the match, ending up losing in extra time.

Football: OL wins the Champions Trophy

Lyon could not have dreamed of a better start to the season. In Dunkerque, the Fenottes got rid of PSG (1-0), in the name of the Champions Trophy. Danielle van de Donk (13th) was the only one to put her name on the scoreboard. It allowed OL to achieve her third success in four editions of the competition. TThree months after their victory in C1 and two weeks after the resumption of D1 Arkéma, Sonia Bompastor’s players face the year strong.


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