Float ripped off for the leader of the Route du Rhum

Float ripped off for the leader of the Route du Rhum

Sébastien Josse was the head of the race when his boat was stopped by the pulling of one of its floats. The last major results of the end of the weekend.

The flying boat "Maxi Edmond de Rothschild", skippered by Sébastien Josse, suffered a major damage, very early Monday morning, with part of his starboard float ripped off, while he was at the head of the Route du Rhum. The skipper, who noticed the big damage when his boat stopped suddenly, is safe and sound. He goes to the Spanish coast to be quickly recovered by his team.

His boat is one of two in the Ultim class, new, with the "Banque Populaire" of Armel Le Cléach'qui he has experienced a power plant problem forcing him to make a two-hour stopover Sunday night to repair with the help of his team.

It is thus François Gabart, left in the lead, which takes again the command which he had left in the evening with Sébastien Josse. The Ultimate Leaders are approaching Cape Finisterre, the western tip of Spain. The first Imocas (monohulls of 18 m) led by a trio Alex Thomson, Vincent Riou and Paul Meihlat, should pass off La Rochelle in the middle of Monday morning.

Montpellier surprising dolphin in Ligue 1

Montpellier grabbed second place in Lille thanks to a better goal difference. Nets winners of Marseille Sunday 5, closing the 12e Ligue 1 day, the men of Michel Der Zakarian have largely benefited from deficiencies of defenses more and more glaring on the side of the staff of Rudi Garcia. The three Sunday games have allowed spectators who made the trip to Montpellier, but also Saint-Etienne and Nantes, to feast on an avalanche of goals. The Greens beat Angers 4-3 and the Canaries devoured Guingamp 5-0.

The results of the 12th day of Ligue 1: Friday, November 3, Paris SG – Lille 2 – 1; Saturday 4: Lyon – Bordeaux 1 – 1, Nice – Amiens 1 – 0, Strasbourg – Toulouse 1 – 1, Caen – Rennes 1 – 2, Dijon – Nimes 0 – 4, Reims – Monaco 1 – 0; Sunday: Nantes – Guingamp 5 – 0, St. Etienne – Angers 4 – 3, Montpellier – Marseille 3 – 0.

Classification : 1. Paris SG, 36 pts, 2. Montpellier 25, 3. Lille 25, 4. Lyon 21, 5. Saint-Etienne 20, 6. Marseille 19, 7. Strasbourg 17, 8. Reims 17, 9. Nice 17, 10. Nantes, 11. Bordeaux 15, 12. Rennes 15, 13. Nîmes 14, 14. Toulouse 14, 15. Angers 12, 16. Caen 11, 17. Dijon 11, 12 3 2 7 12 21 -9, 18. Amiens 10, 19. Monaco 7, 20. Guingamp 7.

Rugby, Racing 92 travels well in Montpellier

The ninth day of Top 14 ended with a mini-sensation, the clear victory of Racing 92 in Montpellier. This impressive victory, acquired thanks to two Juan Imhoff trials, allows the Racingmen to get on the second step of the podium synonymous, if things were left there, of direct qualification for the semi-finals of the championship.

During the rugby weekend, the eyes turned to Toulouse. On the lawn side, Stade players crushed Bordeaux neighbors 40-0. And in the stands, the former Stade coach and coach of the French team Guy Novès recalled that he did not intend to be fooled about his dismissal by the president of the FFR Bernard Laporte. The labor court hearing, which promises to be stormy, is scheduled for February.

The results of the 9th day: Saturday: Grenoble-Clermont, 27-27, La Rochelle-Agen, 33-29, Castres-Pau, 37-10, Toulon-Perpignan 26-10, Toulouse-Bordeaux / Begles, 40-0; Sunday: Lyon 41-6, Montpellier 13-27.

The classification after 9e day: 1. Clermont 32 pts, 2. Toulouse 29 pts, 3. Stade Français 27, 4. Lyon, 26, 5. Racing 92, 26, 6. La Rochelle, 25, 7. Castres, 24, 8. Bordeaux / Bègles, 22, 9. Montpellier, 21, 10. Pau, 17, 11. Grenoble, 14, 12. Toulon, 14, 13. Agen, 12, 14. Perpignan, 3.

Tennis, Khachanov, the new Marat Safin

The Russian not only won Sunday, November 4, at age 22, the first Masters 1000 of his career, but he also put an end to the incredible series of Novak Djokovic, who was thought untouchable since this summer. But the Serb accused the tired young face Khachanov who played his card thoroughly.

Solid at the service, at the bottom of the court, on the fly, fast despite its large size (1, 98 m) it is difficult to find a failing sector to the Russian, which is reminiscent of Marat Safin at the same age. He is slowly but surely approaching the world's top 10, with statistics that do not deceive: in recent weeks, only Top 8 players managed to beat him. This is no longer the case since his victory against Novak Djokovic, who settled despite losing to first place in the world rankings.

Jean-François Fournel

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