Tour de France - Ewan celebrates his second stage win - Sport
The Australian prevails in the sprint. The Austrian cross-country skiers Baldauf and Hauke are being blocked for doping for four years.
Cycling, Tour de France: Australian cyclist Caleb Ewan has won the 16th stage of the Tour de France. The 25-year-old from Team Lotto-Soudal prevailed after 177 km with start and finish in Nimes ahead of the Italians Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) from the Netherlands. For Ewan it was the second stage victory in the current Tour of France. The yellow jersey defended successfully at temperatures up to 39 degrees of Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step).
The race is over for co-favorite Jakob Fuglsang. After a crash about 30 kilometers from the finish of the overall rank nine lying Dane in the accompanying car and gave the Tour de France 2019 prematurely.
Cross-country skiing, doping: Cross-country skiers Dominik Baldauf and Max Hauke have been suspended for four years by the Austrian Anti-Doping Law Commission (ÖADR). The duo had been proven at the Nordic Ski World Championships in Seefeld, the use of blood doping. Both of them had had a larger number of blood samples taken at irregular intervals since April 2016 for storage and subsequent reintroduction, according to the Commission. According to ÖADR, Baldauf recently had his own blood infusion on 24 February 2019. On that day, the ÖSV duo achieved sixth place in the team sprint. Hauke was caught in a raid by the authorities in Seefeld on February 27 during a blood transfusion. All results achieved by Baldauf and Hauke as of April 2016 would be canceled and title, prize money and entry fees denied. In addition, both must bear the legal costs.
Football, Holger Badstuber: The former national player of Bundesliga relegated VfB Stuttgart has sued his health insurance. Badstuber demands from the private cash register (DKV) in front of the Munich district court the payment of sickness daily allowance. The value in dispute lies, according to the court, at 28,575 euros. The health insurance company denied the payment with the note that Badstuber (30) had stayed abroad during the period in question.
As confirmed by the district court, a clause in the contract for sickness allowance insurance stipulates that the claim for payment in this case no longer applies. Badstuber believes, however, that the clause is grossly disadvantageous and therefore ineffective. The scheduled trial on Thursday with oral proceedings was postponed for court-internal reasons and is now scheduled for October 1.
In the periods for which the payment between the parties is controversial, was the Badstuber often injured in the course of his career at Bayern Munich under contract. From mid-September 2014 until the beginning of January 2015, he dropped out due to a tendon tear, and at the turn of the year spent 12 days abroad. From mid-February to early July 2016, he had to take a break due to an ankle injury, and spent 15 days abroad in June.