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Bahrain Victorious ends cooperation with Osorio

4:57 p.m.: Cycling team Bahrain Victorious, the team of Wout Poels, has said goodbye to Alejandro Osorio with immediate effect. The 23-year-old Colombian has only been driving for the formation since the beginning of this year.

Bahrain Victorious has said goodbye to Osorio due to “several breaches of his contract.” There is talk in various media about not following the corona protocol.

Osorio came over from the Spanish team Caja Rural-Seguros RGA last winter. He drove his last race for Bahrain more than a month ago. He then gave up in the Strade Bianche.

Van ‘t End and Van Dijke with a large group to European Championship judo

4.03 pm: With former world champion Noël van ‘t End and bronze Olympian Sanne van Dijke, a large group of judokas will travel to Sofia at the end of this month for the European championships. Seventeen Dutch people will take action in the Bulgarian capital between April 29 and May 1.

At the last European Championship, a year ago in Portugal, the Netherlands won four medals. Van Dijke became European champion, Guusje Steenhuis and the now retired Henk Grol captured silver while Sanne Vermeer took home a bronze medal.

Judo association JBN calls the delegation, which consists of nine women and eight men, “a nice mix of experienced medal candidates and new upcoming talent, who must once again be able to compete for the podium places in various areas”.

Selection European Judo

Women: Amber Gersjes (-48 kg), Pleuni Cornelisse (-57 kg), Geke van den Berg (-63 kg), Sanne Vermeer (-63 kg), Sanne van Dijke (-70 kg), Hilde Jager (-70 kg), Guusje Steenhuis (-78 kg), Natascha Ausma (-78 kg), Marit Kamps (+78 kg).

Men: Tornike Tsjakadoea (-60 kg), Frank de Wit (-81 kg), Noël van ‘t End (-90 kg), Jesper Smink (-90 kg), Michael Korrel (-100 kg), Simeon Catharina (- 100 kg), Roy Meyer (+100 kg), Jur Spijkers (+100 kg).

Feyenoord has Toornstra back against Slavia Prague

3.30 pm: Feyenoord has Jens Toornstra back for the first leg in the Conference League against Slavia Prague. The midfielder was sick. The injured defender Lutsharel Geertruida cannot participate in the quarterfinals in Rotterdam on Thursday, trainer Arne Slot said at a press conference.

Furthermore, according to Slot, Feyenoord can have almost all players. Goalkeeper Justin Bijlow and defender Philippe Sandler are absent due to long-term injuries. American Cole Bassett was not registered for the third European club tournament after coming in the winter.

Carlo Ancelotti can still coach Real Madrid after negative test

11.14 am: Trainer Carlo Ancelotti can still coach Real Madrid on Wednesday in the away game against Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Italian has tested negative for the corona virus and will therefore travel to London on Wednesday morning, a day after the player group. The match starts at 9 p.m.

Ancelotti tested positive a week ago and therefore missed the won competition match with Celta (1-2) last weekend. Then his son and assistant coach Davide Ancelotti took over.

Motorcycle racer Márquez makes a comeback in Austin

10.44 am: Motorcycle racer Marc Márquez will make his return to MotoGP next weekend in the United States Grand Prix. The 29-year-old Spaniard missed the Argentina Grand Prix last weekend because his vision is still not quite right. Márquez had to skip the Indonesian GP more than a week ago because he suffered a concussion during a fall during the warm-up.

Márquez won six world titles between 2013 and 2019. He missed the entire 2020 season after a fracture to his right arm and subsequent complications. Last year, Márquez gradually returned to the top level, but after a fall at the end of the season, his vision problems started. An ophthalmologist concluded that he suffers from diplopia (double vision).

Márquez won seven of the eight World Cup races in Austin, including last season. The Spaniard is currently fifteenth in the World Cup standings, on 34 points from his compatriot Aleix Espargaro, who is in the lead for the time being.

Norway gives curlers fifth defeat at World Cup

8.22 am: The Dutch curling men have not been able to give a good follow-up to their first victory at the World Cup in Las Vegas. After the 11-9 victory over Italy, skip Wouter Gösgens’ team had to acknowledge its superiority in Norway. It became 8-3.

For the Orange, it marked the fifth loss in six games, putting the Netherlands in last place. A meeting with the United States will follow on Wednesday.

Thirteen countries participate in the World Cup. The two highest ranked teams from the group stage go straight to the semi-finals. The numbers 3 to 6 will play in a qualifying match for the other two semi-final places.

The curlers are participating in the World Cup for the fifth time. In the previous four editions, with Jaap van Dorp as skip, the Dutch men finished eleventh (in 2017), tenth (in 2018 and 2019) and twelfth (in 2021).

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