The ‘Grande Boucle’, as the Tour is known in France, is the central economic pillar which supports the 22 professional teams on the roster for 2020. File / Agence France-Presse
Tour de France organisers are working feverishly in the shadows to find a new start date for Cycling’s biggest stage race after public gatherings were banned until mid-July in the latest extension of the French cornavirus lockdown.
Reigning Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar won season-opening UAE Tour as Australian Caleb Ewan claimed Saturday’s seventh stage sprinting honours in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Sajin Gangadharan has bagged the overall honours in Dubai Sports Council’s Virtual Tour Challenge, finishing ahead of Chris D’Amelio and Babu PD in the five-stage cycling event which saw around 500 participants in action across five days.
Her victory in the Women's singles badminton at the Commonwealth took her to completing a hat-trick of medals at the Games with a win over Michelle Li of Canada in the women's singles final in Birmingham.
She picked up her first victory since the 2021 French Open on Monday, beating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz 6-3, 6-4 at the women’s National Bank Open.
The six-time defending champions showed their opponents no mercy in sweltering conditions on the final day of sporting action in Birmingham.