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Richard Karabaz moves to EF Education-EasyPost
3:28 pm Richard Karapaz will be cycling at EF Education-EasyPost next year. The 29-year-old Ecuadorean is still playing for Ineos Grenadiers, with whom he will be on the Tour of Spain from Friday.
Carapaz won the Tour of Italy in 2019 and last year won the Olympic gold in Japan in the road race. “If you win one thing, you want more. There are still things I haven’t accomplished,” Carapaz said. “I would like to win another Grand Tour. My life goal has always been to win the Tour de France. I will fight for it and I know it is possible.”
Carapaz rode with the Ineos Grenadiers for three years, before riding a bike for the Movistar team.
Clean jump Wells to miss European Championship final on 3-meter board
Time is 13:47 Dipper Daphne Wils was unable to qualify for the final on a 3-meter plank at the European Championships in Rome. The 24-year-old diver from Oudewater, who studies and practices top sports in Hawaii, finished 14th in the qualifying with a score of 232.10 points. Wils had to have finished in the top twelve in the field of 23 participants to also be allowed to make the jump to the final.
At the beginning of this week, the Dutch qualified for the final on a one-meter plank. Wils finished in eighth place.
“It wasn’t my day, but it can only get better from here,” Wills wrote on Instagram after receiving a disappointing result on her 3-meter board. Earlier this summer, she also competed in the World Championships in Budapest.
Van Roandal breaks 25km at the European Open Water Championships
12:54 PM Sharon van Roandal runs 25km at the European Open Water Championships near Rome. The 28-year-old Dutchman chooses the 5km run on Saturday. Van Rouwendaal wanted to swim both distances, but had to choose between 5 and 25 kilometers because they are now swimming on the same day due to program changes.
The European Swimming Federation LEN does not allow swimmers to complete 5 km (starting at 10 am) and 25 km (2 noon). So Van Ruendaal had to pick and choose the shortest distance. She will also compete in the 10km race on Sunday, the distance at which she won her first world title at the end of June at the World Cup in Budapest.
Due to strong winds and rough waves off the Italian coast, the organization was forced to adjust the program for this week’s European Championship matches in the open water.
Beach volleyball players Stam and Shawn reach the semi-finals of the European Championships
12:52 PM: Beach volleyball players Katja Stam and Raisa Schön have reached the semi-finals of the European Championships in Munich. The fifth-seeded Dutch duo eliminated the Swiss Anouk-Verger Debre / Mina Bentley in three sets: 2-1 (22-20 19-21 15-11).
Conditions at Königsplatz were very difficult due to the rain. Stam and Shawn were a little stronger at the end of the first set. The orange pair used the second setpoint. Also in the second group the initiative was located on Stam and Shawn. But this time, Vergé-Dépré and Bentele made the difference by hitting key points at the end of the set. Stam and Shawn convincingly secured victory in the deciding set by scoring their second game point.
The semi-final match will be played later on Friday. Stam and Shaun, who lost the European Championship final last year, will play Latvia’s Anastasia Kravchinuka and Tina Graudina.
China wants to eliminate new references to match-fixing in football
11.44 am: Chinese football authorities intend to crack down on clubs suspected of match-fixing. Chinese state media reported this on Friday.
China has wanted to become a football superpower for years, but the country has long been plagued by corruption and match-fixing. The biggest scandals involving players of national teams and senior officials were at the beginning of this century.
Now there is again the fear of match-fixing. The Chinese Football Association is investigating, among other things, a youth match for under-15 players in the southern province of Guangdong. Soccer players had stopped playing soccer at some point and walked aimlessly across the field for the rest of the time.
Ariane Hartono eliminated from WTA Championships Vancouver
8.55 am: Ariane Hartono was unable to continue defeating Eugenie Bouchard at the WTA 125 Championships in Vancouver. The 26-year-old Dutchman lost in the second round of the Canadian Hard Court Championships to Emma Navarro of the United States: 6-2 3-6, 2-6.
Hartono had defeated Canadian Bouchard, ranked 5 in the world previously, in two sets in the first round. The original Groningen reached the main tournament of the Australian Open at the beginning of this year through qualifications. The current world number 166 was unsuccessful at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, where it got stuck in qualifying.
At the Masters in Cincinnati, Demi Shores reached the semi-finals with her American doubles partner Desira Krausek by defeating Russian/Belarusian duo Ekaterina Alexandrova/Aleksandra Sasnovich 6-1 6-3. Schurz and Krause play the semi-finals against Ellen Perez of Australia and American Nicole Melchard Martinez, last year’s doubles partner for the 29-year-old Limburger.
Olympic mountain bike silver medalist to miss European championships due to doping
8.16 am: Swiss mountain biker Matthias Flückiger, who won silver at the Olympics and World Cup last year, has tested positive for doping. A day before the European title fight in Munich, the 33-year-old Flückiger was told he was suspended for the time being and should return to his homeland.
The 33-year-old mountain biker became a Swiss champion at the start of June. However, he tested positive for the anabolic substance, zeranol, at those National Championships in Lysine. It is on the WADA World Anti-Doping Organization Prohibited List. The Swiss Cycling Federation was informed of a positive doping test on Thursday, a day before the European Championship match.
Flückiger took the silver at the Tokyo Olympics last year behind Britain’s Tom Bidcock. A few weeks later, he also had to take second place in the World Cup in Italy, behind his compatriot Nino Schurter.
On behalf of the Netherlands, only David Nordmann will participate in the mountain bike race at the European Championships in Munich on Friday from 5pm.
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