The most popular team sports usually have a break between seasons in July. However, that doesn’t mean that there is nothing happening in the world of sport. There are some disciplines that have key events at this time of the year in their calendars. Let’s look at them!
TENNIS – WIMBLEDON
The oldest tennis tournament in the world is coming! This prestigious competition will begin on the 1st of July and continue until the 14th of July when the men’s Grand Final will be played. Wimbledon’s history will show that Roger Federer and Martina Navratilova have won the most single titles. Last year’s champions were Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber. Who will walk away as champions in 2019?
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CYCLING – TOUR DE FRANCE
Cycling also has its biggest event, the Tour de France! This is the oldest race on their calendar from all active competitions and it arouses the biggest interest both among fans and participants. There are as many as 4 cyclists that have won the race the a record amount of times – 5. They are Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault (both from France), Eddy Merckx (Belgium), Miguel Indurain (Spain). This year’s Tour de France will start on the 6th of July and last until July 29th.
FOOTBALL – WOMEN’S WORLD CUP IN FRANCE
The tournament enters its decisive phase in July and we will be treated to the semifinals and the final as well as the 3rd & 4th play-off. Will the team with the richest history add to its record? The United States team already has 7 World Cup medals, including 3 golds up to this point.
July sees the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. These races will have special significance for Lewis Hamilton. This year he will have the chance to beat the record for wins at both tracks. For the moment Hamilton has 4 wins in Germany, just like Michael Schumacher and 5 wins in Great Britain – as many as Jim Clark and Alain Prost. We can’t wait to see if he will end up holding these records alone!
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