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The week in review

21st to 27th September

Today has been stage 20 and the individual time trial and prelude to the final day tomorrow of the Tour de France 2020. Apart from concerns with supporters without masks getting too close to the riders, it has been a very successful tour. Primož Roglic of Slovenia held the yellow jersey at the start of the stage and after a dramatic day, it has been taken from him by fellow countryman Tadej Pogacar. The rider is set to become the youngest winner of the Tour de France since the inception of the yellow jersey, as tradition states no other riders challenge on the final day. In Italy it is also the final day of the Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile with the results not through yet. We stay in Italy for the UCI Road World Championships starting on Thursday until Sunday. It is understandably a very condensed season for road cycling as in October there is still the Giro d'Italia and La Vuelta to complete. On Sunday it will be the first day of Roland-Garros, the final Grand Slam of the year. It follows very closely on the US Open where Naomi Osaka and Dominic Thiem won the singles. Wimbledon was the only casualty during the lockdown period. In golf, the U.S. Open and the penultimate major, is currently underway with Patrick Reed as the interim leader.

The biggest FIA World Endurance Championship race has started. The 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will test drivers to the limit with the winners of the different classes determined by midday tomorrow. Returning to cycling and specifically for mountain bike fans, the UCI Eliminator World Cup starts this week on a revised schedule. This is followed the following week with the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. Also returning to tennis, the Fed Cup has been renamed the Billie Jean King Cup in honour of the tennis champion and founder of the Women's Tennis Association. Finally, athletics saw an amazing achievement this week when Swedish star Armand Duplantis cleared 6.15m on the outdoor pole vault discipline at the Wanda Diamond League in Rome. 

With various nations across Europe dealing with an increase in new cases of Covid-19, we expect potential restrictions to come in to place. This may impact the weekly calendar that follows. Until next time, have a great sporting week! 


Friday - Wanda Diamond League Meeting - Khalifa International Stadium, Doha


1st September to 6th October - 1st South American Online Mixed Teams Bridge Championship


15th September to Monday - IFBB European Championships - Santa Susana, Spain


Friday to Sunday -  ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup and Paracanoe World Cup - Szeged, Hungary


Monday - England Women v West Indies Women (1st T20I) - County Ground, Derby

Wednesday - England Women v West Indies Women (2nd T20I) - County Ground, Derby

Saturday - England Women v West Indies Women (3rd T20I) - County Ground, Derby


Thursday to Sunday - UCI Road World Championships - Imola/Emelia-Romaglia, Italy


Wednesday to Sunday - HUBSIDE Jumping World Cup - Grimaud, Golfe de St. Tropez, France


Thursday to Sunday - Dubai Duty Free Irish Open - Ballymena, Northern Ireland; Corales Championship - Corales Puntacana Resort & Club, Dominican Republic


Tuesday to Wednesday - FIH Pro League - Düsseldorf, Germany


Friday to Sunday - MotoGP Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya - Barcelona, Spain

Sunday - MXGP of Lombardia - Mantova, Italy

Motor Racing

Thursday to Saturday - FIA World Touring Car Cup - Nürburgring, Germany

Friday to Sunday - Formula 1 VTB Russian Grand Prix 2020 - Sochi Autodrom, Russia


20th September to Sunday - World Padel Tour - Estrella Damm Menorca Open 2020 - Menorca, Spain


Saturday to Sunday - 2020 European Rowing Junior Championships - Belgrade, Serbia


16th September to Tuesday - PSA World Tour - Manchester Open 2020 - Manchester, England


Monday to Sunday - WST European Masters - Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes, England


20th September to Saturday - Internationaux de Strasbourg (WTA) - Strasbourg, France

Monday to Sunday - Hamburg European Open (ATP) - Hamburg, Germany

Sunday to 11th October - Roland Garros (ATP/WTA) - Paris, France

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