Team Trek-Segafredo rider Richie Porte of Australia celebrates after stage three of the Tour Down Under on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
Reims: Julian Alaphilippe produced a magnificent show of power during in stage three to give France its first win and take the overall lead in the 2019 Tour de France on Monday. The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider gambled and attacked on the penultimate climb of the day, 15km from the finish in Epernay.
Slovenian Tadej Pogacar mastered the mountainous Vuelta a Espana 13th stage on Friday with his compatriot Primoz Roglic consolidating his grip on the leader’s red jersey.
UAE Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar, the youngest rider in the Vuelta a Espana, ended a day of tense twists on the steep roads of the Pyrenees by taking the ninth stage, as 2016 champion Nairo Quintana seized the overall race lead.
Garbine Muguruza outlasted Kim Clijsters, 6-2, 7-6 (6) in a much-anticipated first round match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Monday.
Barcelona superstar and Dubai Expo 2020 ambassador Lionel Messi met Reem Al Hashemy, Minister of State and director general of Expo 2020, on Monday.
Marseille rallied to strike late twice in the dying moments to beat Lille 2-1 remain on course for Champions League on Sunday.