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Fury-Wilder in the legend, the titled Blues, Raducanu is missing… Our tops and flops of the sports weekend


DECRYPTION - Find the Tops and Flops of the sports weekend awarded by the editorial staff of Le Figaro.


Fury (and Wilder) in the caption


I am the greatest fighter of my time


Not needing this to be full of self-confidence, Tyson Fury logically gave it to their heart's content after his success by KO in the 11th round against Deontay Wilder on Saturday in Las Vegas.

A success that allowed the 33-year-old Briton, still undefeated in 32 fights (1 draw), to retain his WBC heavyweight title.

And a little more than that.

Because this fight "

between two warriors

", says the "

Gipsy King

», Has its place in the boxing pantheon.

If he sent Fury to the mat in the fourth round, the 35-year-old American has above all put up incredible resistance, crazy courage, to make a clash last in which neither of the two protagonists hid.

When noble art meets great art.

In 57 years in the business, I have never seen a heavyweight fight as magnificent as this one,

” dared promoter Bob Arum.

However, to have a great fight, you need two great boxers.

Fury and Wilder are of that caliber.

Hats off to both.

Twelve images for a legendary fight between Fury and Wilder in Las Vegas

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Tadej Pogacar wins a second "Monument"

Slovenian Tadej Pogacar never ceases to surprise. Laureate of Liège-Bastogne-Liège in April, the double winner of the Tour de France added a second “Monument” to his list of achievements. At only 23, he won the Tour of Lombardy (ahead of Italian Masnada) to dust off history a bit. Join Eddy Merckx who, the same year, won the Tour de France and the Tour de Lombardie; Eddy Merckx and Bernard Hinault who had in their careers the laurels of Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Tour de France and the Tour de Lombardie. Or Fausto Coppi and Eddy Merckx who won the Tour de France and two “Monuments” during the same season. Pogacar, (already) big among the big ones. In Bergamo, Tadej Pogacar planted the dazzling end point of a new full season.

Read alsoCycling: the four seasons of the indomitable Tadej Pogacar

Bottas in control at the Turkish Grand Prix


I was in control

" summed up Valtteri Bottas after a Turkish Grand Prix which he attacked from pole position and finished in the lead.

The Finn had a very serious race, which he managed perfectly in order to secure his tenth career victory and thus deprive second-placed Max Verstappen of success.

A great personal job, but also a great collective performance because that made the game of Lewis Hamilton, fifth Sunday and who ultimately lost only eight points compared to the Dutchman.

Bottas completed his success by setting the fastest lap in the race.

26 points collected, hard to beat.

Read alsoTops / Flops Turkish GP: Bottas solid, Ricciardo in difficulty

Arnaud Démare in the footsteps of Frédéric Guesdon

A breathtaking final. The sprinter of the Groupama-FDJ team had a spectacular end to the race to return (along with the Belgian Jasper Stuyven) to the breakaways, the duo made up of the Belgian Stan Dewulf (AG2R Citroën Team) and Franck Bonnamour (B&B Hotels) and win in Paris-Tours. After a breathtaking chase, the Picard launched the sprint with authority. And resisted the return of his rivals. Marc Madiot's protégé signed his first success since a stage victory on the Route d'Occitanie in June. He had meanwhile lacked success (4 Tops 5). The sprinter is registered as the first French winner of Paris-Tours since Frédéric Guesdon (who became sporting director of the Groupama-FDJ team), in 2006. To the angels, he summarized:"

We know what I've been through lately, no success, not the legs as I wanted them and today (Sunday), it was an ideal day, with a sprint in the snatch, I really didn't want not miss me.

I didn't know if we were going to go home.

We go in, I take the initiative to plug the hole to get back to the two fugitives and I throw from a great distance, I see the panel 250, I see the opening and I throw in force.

I put everything.

Very, very happy…

Waisea relieves Stade Français

It was the match of fear for the Parisians, who received Sunday evening at the end of the 6th day of the Top 14 a team from Clermont that they had not beaten for three and a half years (6 defeats in a row). Last in the standings with only one victory, they knew they had no right to lose again at home on pain of sinking into crisis. Led by a Coville-Segonds hinge to their advantage, the Pink Soldiers can thank Waisea Nayacavelu, author of two essays and many angry tumbles. At the club for ten years, the center or Fijian winger has registered his 59th and 60th tries in Top 14 under the lightning jersey (75 tries by adding those scored in European Cups, for 184 matches with the SFP). The success could have been clearer. Even improved.But the Stade Français is still fragile. Like Sekou Macalou who wasted two huge opportunities to take the lead. Failures that kept the Parisians under threat from Clermont until the last minutes. Finally victorious 22 to 14 (to go back to ... 13th place, ahead of Biarritz thanks to the goal-average), they can thank Waisea ... announced with insistence on the side of RC Toulon next season. It would certainly be a big loss.they can thank Waisea… announced with insistence on the side of RC Toulon next season. It would certainly be a big loss.they can thank Waisea… announced with insistence on the side of RC Toulon next season. It would certainly be a big loss.

Read alsoTops / Flops Stade Français-Clermont: Nayacalevu sees double, ASM misses its shot


Emma Raducanu, missed

return The



Surprise winner of the US Open on September 11, driven by ten consecutive victories (including three in qualifying), Briton Emma Raducanu (18, 22nd in the world) was eagerly awaited for her return to competition.

The new star was surprised upon entering Indian Wells.

Brutally stopped 6-2, 6-4 by Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich (100th).

Philosopher Emma Raducanu summed up: “

She played a great game. She is a very experienced player, it was my first here. I'm still new to the tour. The experience is going to come by playing week after week and experiencing different things. I'm kind of happy with what happened because I can learn, take it as a lesson, and in the future I will have one more experience.

Raducanu, lucid in victory as in defeat. An asset to grow, bounce back.

Belgium left empty-handed from Italy

Zero points. Certainly, it was necessary to have a fourth in this "

Final 4

" of the League of Nations. But we would not necessarily have bet on Belgium to take on this role. Especially not on the other side of the Ardennes, where we had high hopes for a first title since… the Olympic Games of 1920. Failed. However, Roberto Martinez's men led 2-0 at the break against the Blues on Thursday in the semi-finals. The rest, we know it. The comeback of the players of Didier Deschamps (3-2 final score) and the Red Devils for whom "

the emotional parameter was too great

“, As recognized by their coach. Sunday, they failed to raise their heads and again bowed to Italy, the reigning European champion in the small final (1-2). The absences of Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard did not help. But they do not explain everything. As Opta notes, this is the first time since 2009-2010 that Belgium has lost two competitive matches in a row. Bredouille.

Attacked for a Jules Koundé jersey

A supporter who had obtained the Jules Koundé jersey after the France-Belgium match (3-2), Thursday in Turin, was attacked by several individuals who stole the precious tunic from the stands. It ended in the hands of a rapper from Marseille… The story did not fail to go around the web, until returning to the ears… of Koundé himself. "

He told me 'don't worry, I'll keep your jersey for the final warm.' He gave me the number of the FFF security manager so that I could get in touch with, for the rest of the process. Koundé's first gesture, to give away his jersey, it's wonderful, but contacting me back, it's really a beautiful gesture. And for that, I thank him

”,said the supporter on



That of his attackers is, on the other hand, much less ...

Sebastian Vettel, bet lost

In the fight for points, the German took the crazy gamble of putting on dry track tires shortly after halfway.

A losing bet for the Aston Martin driver who found himself on eggshells.

Forced to return to the pits, one lap later, to put on intermediate compounds.

From that moment, the points became a sweet dream and the race got complicated for the quadruple world champion, finally 18th in Turkey.

A weekend to forget.

Source: lefigaro

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