Léon Marchand already great, the MHR in the final of the Top 14, tennis and cycling galore: the news on a set

Léon Marchand already great, the MHR in the final of the Top 14, tennis and cycling galore: the news on a set

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Rugby – Top 14: Montpellier one step from the throne

Logic is sometimes implacable. The first against the second. The poster for the final of the Top 14 will pit the two best teams of the regular phase against each other. Saturday evening, Montpellier (2nd) joined Castres (1st) by dismissing UBB in Nice, after an unspectacular semi-final (19-10). See you next Friday at the Stade de France to find out who will win the Bouclier de Brennus.


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Top 14 – Geoffrey DOUMAYROU (Montpellier).

Credit: Icon Sport

2. Formula 1 – Canadian Grand Prix: Verstappen does the job, Alonso does the show

The defending champion on pole. A great champion in action. Saturday evening on the Gilles Villeneuve circuit, Max Verstappen (Red Bull) put himself in a good position to establish his domination of the championship, while Fernando Alonso (Alpine) surprised, signing the second fastest time. Charles Leclerc did not weigh on the qualifying session of the Grand Prix of Canada, starting at the back of the grid recorded before this one.

3. Swimming – World Championships: Merchant, gold and the way

An immense talent, the coach of Michael Phelps (Bob Bowman) to supervise him and genealogical assets: there was something to ignite for Léon Marchand even before the start of the World Championships. On Saturday, the fantasy became reality, the 20-year-old French swimmer winning gold in the 400m medley in Budapest, with the second fastest time in history (4’04″28).

Léon Marchand, gold medal in the 400m medley at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest, 06/18/2022

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  • Athletics : Winner over 800 meters in a canon time of 1’43″75, disqualified, then reclassified… what an evening for Frenchman Benjamin Robert, Saturday in Charléty. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Renaud Lavillenie were also in contention during the meeting in Paris.
  • Soccer : It starts well, and even strong, for the Blueberries. France clearly won in the opening match of Euro U19, at the host of the competition, Slovakia. A 5-0 success, with goals from Tchouana, Bonny (x2) and Virginius (x2).
  • Handball : Barça will defend their title. Saturday during the Final Four of the Champions League, in Cologne, the Catalan team took the best of Kiel (34-30). In the final, she will have to face Kielce, who took out Veszprem (37-35).

Match perfectly mastered: Barcelona join Kielce in the final of the Final Four

  • Golf : Surprise in sight? Outsiders Will Zalatoris and Matt Fitzpatrick lead the US Open (-4), after the 3rd round, played on Saturday in Massachusetts (and the wind). Defending champion, Jon Rahm is only one shot behind the two co-leaders, in search of a first PGA title.
  • Boxing : The Russian Artur Beterbiev only needed a round and a half to demolish the American Joe Smith and steal the WBO light heavyweight belt from him on Saturday in New York. Beterbiev has an 18-0 pro record, and was already a WBC and IBF champion.
  • Fencing : France collects bronze in Antalya, during the European Championships. Four medals, four of this metal. Saturday, it was Maximilien Chastanet who won the charm, at foil. Sunday, the Blues will be ambitious in the sword.

Maximilien Chastanet in bronze after his loss to Tommaso Marini

The catch-up video:

Tadej Pogacar and Rafal Majka fly over the Tour of Slovenia. Illustration with this funny arrival, Saturday during the 4th stage. “Pogi” still has some progress to make… at “shifumi”. The double holder of the Tour de France remains at the head of his national tour.

Majka winner after a shifumi with Pogacar: relive the incredible finish of the 4th stage

The transfer window recap:

Football is never far away. Throughout the transfer market period, we invite you to follow the latest rumors and formalizations live. Here is Saturday’s bulletin and information on players tracked by PSG – including one very close to signing – before diving back into the transfer window this Sunday.

Compatibility with Mbappé, 4-3-3, 4-4-2… How would Paris use Scamacca?

What you will be sure to follow today

1. Formula 1 – Canadian Grand Prix: Verstappen to take off

He smells blood. Max Verstappen can take advantage of Charles Leclerc’s start from the back of the grid to knock out his biggest rival in the title race, already groggy and left behind after a zero-point weekend. Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz and Lewis Hamilton will be, in that order, his closest rivals at the start on Sunday. Launch of hostilities at 8 p.m., on the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in Montreal.

Porpoising, the alert rating: “I feel like I’m watching a boxing fight”

2. Cycling: Day of epilogues

Thibaut Pinot finds sacred sensations. He proved it on Saturday in the mountains, triumphing during the 7th stage of the Tour de Suisse. Sunday, it is during a time of 25.6 km that he will still be able to test his legs less than two weeks from the Tour. But he has no ambition overall (15th at 4’40”). Geraint Thomas (2nd at 2″ from Sergio Higuita) is favored by the forecasts to clinch the final victory.

Pinot in demonstration, Higuita and Thomas placed for the win: the summary of the 7th stage

The outcome of this race will be live from 3:30 p.m. on Eurosport 2. Before that, you can see the participants of the women’s Tour de Suisse at work on the same route (11:10 a.m.). Three other events broadcast on our channels and / or our application will have their epilogue this Sunday: the Tour of Slovenia, the Tour of Belgium and the Route d’Occitanie.


Women’s Tour of Switzerland 2022 | 2nd stage


3. Tennis – Queen’s/Halle: Berrettini and Medvedev favorites?

A great day of tennis to come as well, with two finals to follow on Eurosport. On the Queen’s side (from 2:30 p.m.), Matteo Berrettini hopes to continue his momentum from Stuttgart, against Filip Krajinovic. Regarding the Halle tournament (3 p.m.), Daniil Medvedev, who has not lost a set this week, will be opposed to Hubert Hurkacz, who knocked out Nick Kyrgios in three sets in the half.


Daniil Medvedev – Hubert Hurkacz


4. MotoGP – German Grand Prix: possible blue sky

Fabio Quartararo, reigning world champion and championship leader, did not have a restful Saturday. But he still set the second fastest time after qualifying. Poleman Francesco Bagnaia will be in the company of two Frenchmen on the front row, since it is Johann Zarco who completes the trio. Start of the German Grand Prix at 2 p.m. this Sunday.

Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) winner of the Catalan Grand Prix, June 5, 2022

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5. Handball – Champions League: Barça still king?

Holders of the title, Barça will be opposed in the final of the Handball Champions League in Kielce, this Sunday in Cologne. A meeting to follow from 6 p.m. on Eurosport 2. If you have the patriotic fiber, there is no doubt that you will support the Catalan club of Dika Mem, Ludovic Fabregas, Timothey N’Guessan and Melvyn Richardson.


FC Barcelona – Lomza Vive Kielce


But also… The continuation of the European Fencing Championships to follow on the Eurosport application, with in particular the French Romain Cannone and Yannick Borel competing in epee this Sunday, and that of the World Swimming Championships, with the final of the 100 m butterfly ladies in which Marie Wattel will participate (6:10 p.m.).

With AFP.

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