Sports News During Pandemic

Martigny-Sports: no new positive case of coronavirus, nor match postponement

In quarantine until August 7, the Premier League club will go to Vevey on August 15 for the resumption of the championship. Among the 24 team members affected, no new positive cases can be reported.

Fabrice Martina’s return from vacation was quite heckled. On Sunday evening, the president of FC Martigny-Sports got down to a squad review by phone. The goal: to ensure that the 24 members of the club’s first team, placed in quarantine since Thursday, are doing well. “There has been no new positive case for the coronavirus,” reassures Fabrice Martina. “In addition, the player who tested positive has no symptoms and is doing very well.”

So reassuring news for the 24 garnets who will have to remain in isolation until August 7, inclusive. “This obviously poses family and professional problems for each of them. But, everyone has been quite understanding and their loved ones are all doing very well. It is the most important.”

The M-S will play in Vevey on August 15.

If the “health” situation of FC Martigny-Sports therefore promises to be less serious than feared, this forced break will inevitably have a sporting impact on the front page of the M-S. “We can resume training on August 8, but by then the players have been given an individual training program. Ugo (editor’s note: Raczynski, coach) keeps close contact with each of them, ”continues the president of the Bas-Valais club.

Martigny will only have seven short days to prepare for his first league match against Vevey, scheduled for August 15. “After discussions with the staff, we made the decision not to ask for a postponement. Having to move this match and play it on a weekday evening would not necessarily be more advantageous for us and it would perhaps impact the schedule of other clubs. “

It remains to be seen how the league will react if such a scenario arises during the championship. “I am very worried about this,” says Fabrice Martina. “For our part, we have had the changing rooms disinfect and we are going to put in place a new Covid plan.”

Additionally, Sport Valais Express: Valaisans shine in Switzerland and around the world.

Simon Pellaud drew on his physical reserves to complete the classic Gran Trittico Lombardo in 13th place, 1.16 behind Gorka Izagirre, two days after his number in the Stade Bianche. “I experienced the most violent storm of my career,” he notes. “He had the merit of removing the last dust that still covered my body since Saturday. Seriously, I can’t believe what I was able to produce in the end by running backwards all day. I saved my day despite some frankly bad feelings. These are super important points for the Italian Cup dear to our owner. “

Cycling: Sébastien Reichenbach placed
Sébastien Reichenbach (FDJ-Groupama) finished 10th in the third stage of the Route d´Occitanie after three difficulties. He conceded 1’39 to Egan Bernal, winner of this queen stage. Thibaut Pinot, fourth, is 31 ’’. Overall, the Valaisan is also back to 10th place at 1’49 from the Colombian, already the big favorite for the final victory since the fourth and last stage. Tuesday, will not involve so many difficulties if not a final climb of 1.4 km to 8.5%.

Hockey: Yannick-Lennart Albrecht injured

Yannick-Lennart Albrecht will have to wait before regaining the ice. As off-ice physical preparation draws to a close for most of the National League clubs, Upper Valais center EV Zug sustained an ankle ligament injury. While no surgery is needed, the 26-year-old forward will still have to wait 10 to 12 weeks before returning to his teammates in training.

Stand up paddle: the Valaisans shine in France

Chanaz in neighboring France hosted the 3rd stage of the Alpine Lakes Tour 2020 last weekend. Two races of 7 and 14 kilometers were on the program on the Savières canal which links the Rhône to Lac du Bourget.

If several Valaisans shone there. The best performance is to the credit of Florence Julen of Paddle Club Sion. Second in the Long Distance among the elite women, she beat the 2018 Swiss champion Lidvina Champendal (2019 runner-up) and was only beaten by the current Swiss champion Anna Tschirky. The young Swiss German-speaking prodigy of 17 years. “It’s my best performance so far. To win a medal here at Chanaz by finishing on the podium with the two best Swiss paddlers. On this magnificent course which I particularly enjoy, is great, “said the Valais. Following in his mother’s footsteps, Malick Julen (9) wins hands down on the Kids course.

The young Martigneraine Leilou Spano (18 years old).

junior champion of the SUP Tour Romandie 2019. Climbed to the second step of the elite podium over the distance of 7 kilometers while Angela Juvet took third place in the inflatable category.

In the Elite Men category. Olivier Comazzi and Nick Crettenand respectively took 4th and 8th place on the 14 km course while Cédric Renard finished 3rd in the short distance. “The return to competition is really good and it’s gratifying to see the progress of all the club’s competitors despite a year disrupted by the health measures we are experiencing. Most of the competitions have been canceled, including some stages of the Alpine Lakes Tour. I congratulate the Tour organization for putting in place strict measures. Respecting the sanitary guidelines required to maintain some of the stages. This allows us, as amateurs or semi-pros, to keep the motivation in training and to be able to continue to compete in complete safety. “says Nick Crettenand, president of the Paddle Club Sion.