Weekend sport round-up | Day 79 of 100
Plenty of sport on at the moment, so I thought I'd do a quick round-up of the sport I have been following recently.
America's Cup Sailing – Prada Cup
Prada cup is the tournament to see who will face the reigning champions, New Zealand, in the America's cup final. After a poor show in the warm-up events in December, team Ineos UK made a resounding return to the water in the first part of the tournament. Seeing them seed first place going into the Prada cup final versus Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (Italy). After a dominating first half of the tournament Ineos UK seem to be 'sailing too hard' in my opinion trying to force clever manouvres in the pre-start and ultimately letting Luna Rossa fly to victory. Four victories so far, in a first to seven series.
Rugby Union – Six Nations
England versus Italy, after a slow start at Twickenham England managed to take a bonus point win in what was again a shaky performance from the English. Wales sneak a win past a very strong Scottish side after Zender Fagerson flew in with a deliberate shoulder to the head of a welshman gaining a red card. Rightly so to clean up the sport. Still a jammy win by the welsh if you ask me! The French continue to dominate beating the Irish in Dublin with great skill and french flair, despite a yellow card. My favourites to win the tournament.
Formula 1 – Pre-season
It's currently the F1 pre-season so drivers are starting to bed in with their new teams and things like seat fittings and engine runs are happening. Below is Mclaren's new (but not so new) driver Daniel Ricciardo meeting the team and having his seat fitted.
In other F1 news, returning veteran and world champion Fernando Alonso was knocked off his bike by a motorist recently and has had surgery. He has supposedly been told he will be ok to race in the first race of the season at the end of March.
Cycling – Tour de la Provence
Alaphilippe with a crash on stage 2 following one of the Astana riders. Still early in the tour but the wet weather seems to be causing some havoc. I follow the Lanterne Rouge youtube channel for cycling updates and analysis, funny young Aussie fella teaching me more about cycling than the tour de France itv coverage!