Tour de France - Groenewegen wins the longest stage of the Tour - Sport
The Dutchman prevails on the seventh stage in the mass sprint. Ferrari discovers refugees in a van.
Cycling, Tour de France: Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen has won the longest leg of the 106th Tour de France. After 230 km between Belfort and Chalon-sur-Saone, the 26-year-old from Team Jumbo-Visma won on Friday in the mass sprint of the seventh section. The team-mate of Cottbus's Tony Martin narrowly relegated Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) to second place and secured his team's third victory in the current tour. Third place went to three-time world champion Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Bora-hansgrohe). As the best German, veteran Andre Greipel (Rostock / Arkea-Samsic) did not get past twelfth place, Rick Zabel (Unna / Katusha-Alpecin) finished 16th. The yellow jersey successfully defended the Italian Tour debutant Giulio Ciccone of Team Trek-Segafredo. The 24-year-old climbed into the Maillot jaune on Thursday, on his way to La Planche des Belles Filles.
Football, Africa Cup: One dead, several injured and more than 70 arrests: Escalated celebrations of thousands of Algerian tribes fans after their national team's semi-final appearance at the Africa Cup in Egypt have led to a scare in several French cities. In Montpellier, a woman in a crowd was killed by an Algerian car driving too fast, while her one-year-old baby was severely injured in the accident and her 17-year-old daughter was slightly injured.
According to government sources, a total of ten policemen suffered minor injuries during riots. In Paris, dozens of rioters sacked two outlets on the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard and destroyed shop windows. In addition to the alleged death driver of Montpellier, the police took in the night of Friday nationwide 72 rioters in custody.
"The destruction and incidents are unacceptable," commented France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Friday the violent riots. Many people of Algerian origin live in France. Migrants from France's former colony in North Africa and the indigenous population have been in turmoil for a long time.
Motorsport, Formula 1: Formula 1 racing team Ferrari made an unfamiliar discovery ahead of the UK Grand Prix (Sunday, 15.10 / RTL and Sky). When they opened the truck of a supplier at the race track in Silverstone, two refugees hid in the van. "When they were found, the team called the police and looked after them," a team spokesman said. The vehicle was "not a Ferrari van" and had "no branding" of the Scuderia. The truck had taken a ferry on its way to Silverstone in Calais, France. The two refugees are said to have climbed into the van to illegally enter the UK.