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Chris Froome claims Tour de France hat-trick
After a gruelling Tour which saw Froome crash twice, the 2013 and 2015 champion became the first ever Briton to claim three Tour de France titles. With the Olympics next in Froome’s sight, few would bet against him bringing home a gold medal from Rio to add to his impressive trophy cabinet.
Konta claims first WTA title
Johanna Konta became the first British lady since Sue Barker in 1977 to claim the Stanford Open in California, one of the most prestigious on the WTA Tour outside of the Grand Slams. Konta triumphed against seven-time Grand Slam winner, Venus Williams, winning 7–5, 5–7, 6–2 and will now move to the lofty height of world number 14.
Hamilton hammers Rosberg in Hungary
Once Lewis Hamilton had overtaken Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg at the start of the race, the three-time Formula 1 champion controlled the race and never looked back. Despite trailing by up to 43 points at one point in the season, Hamilton now leads team mate Rosberg by six points in the race for F1 glory.
Allardyce is the new man for English football
With Roy Hodgson’s departure as England manager after the national team’s dismal display in France, Sam Allardyce was announced as his successor. Experienced, straight talking and a meticulous organiser of his teams, Allardyce will certainly offer something different as England manager.