Monday 22 July 2019

Marianne Vos powers to the La Course title after five year wait

Marianne Vos powers to the La Course title after five year wait

Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos has won the sixth edition of the La Course cycle race in France on Friday after overtaking runaway lone leader Amanda Spratt on the steep final climb. Vos, who has three time former world champion, had been favourite to take the title in the event, which begans and ended in the French city of Pau and covered 121 kilometres. La Course, organised to coincide with the Tour de France, first took place in 2014 when Vos... More >

Matthijs de Ligt joins Juventus for €70m

Ajax’s teenage captain Matthijs de Ligt has ended weeks of speculation by completing a transfer to Italian champions Juventus. Paris St Germain and Barcelona had also been chasing the 19-year-old’s signature, but Juventus emerged as favourites two weeks ago when it was reported that the player had agreed personal terms. The clubs are said to have agreed a transfer fee in the region of €70 million. De Ligt was one of the most coveted players from the Ajax side that... More >

Teunissen leads Tour after Jumbo stage win

Mike Teunissen will start stage three of the Tour de France in the yellow jersey after his Jumbo-Visma team were the surprise package for the second day running. The 26-year-old became the first Dutchman to lead the cycle race in 30 years after snatching the opening stage win in Brussels on Saturday, and his Jumbo team-mates followed up by winning the 27.6 kilometre team time trial on Sunday. Teunissen is 10 seconds ahead of his team leader, Steven Kruiswijk, in... More >

Verstappen: GP ruling 'good for the sport'

Max Verstappen has said his confirmation as the winner of the Austrian Grand Prix after a stewards’ inquiry was the ‘right decision for the sport’. Officials spent more than an hour studying the overtaking move three laps from the end that saw Verstappen touch tyres with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, before ruling that it was a ‘racing incident’. By then Verstappen had already stood on top of the rostrum and listened to the strains of the Wilhelmus in front of thousands... More >