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Weekend in pictures: Brilliant Britons succeed in likes of cricket, cycling, tennis and F1

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | July 25, 2016

Weekend in pictures

A wonderful weekend saw British success in a wide variety of sports, including in cricket, cycling, football, Formula 1 and tennis.

Read on below to relive the memorable occasions in pictures…

Horse Racing

There were some top races on offer over the weekend at Ascot and York, including the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at the former…

Reel reigns supreme in King George

Highland Reel

Highland Reel made all of the running to claim victory in the Group 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot under a masterful ride from Ryan Moore.

The Aidan O’Brien trained four-year-old put several lengths between himself and his rivals down the back straight and kicked again rounding the home turn to comfortably fend of Wings Of Desire by 1 1/4 lengths.

Highland Reel gave O’Brien his fourth win in the showpiece contest and has now tasted Group in success in three continents having previously triumphed in Asia and North America.

Eva dazzles in Princess Of Margaret Stakes

Fair Eva

Fair Eva kept her unbeaten record intact with an awesome display in the Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes at Ascot and is now new favourite with Coral for next year’s 1,000 Guineas.

The Roger Charlton trained daughter of the mighty Frankel took the step up into Group 3 company in her stride, travelling strongly in the hands of Frankie Dettori in midfield before cruising into contention and quickening clear inside the final furlong to score easily by four lengths.

Time Test eased for Juddmonte after workmanalike success at York

Time Test

Time Test’s odds have been eased with Coral for next month’s Juddmonte Intentional Stakes at York following a wormanlike success in the Group 2 York Stakes at York.

Robert Charlton’s four-year-old, who was sent off the odds-on favourite, cruised into contention and looked set to win easily but found less than expected when push came to shove and was made to dig deep to beat Mondialiste by 3/4 of a length.

Cricket

England put the disappointment of their first Test loss at Lord’s against Pakistan behind them, as they dominated the tourists in the opening three days at Old Trafford…

Root pitch perfect after double ton

England v Pakistan - Second Investec Test - Day Two - Old Trafford

Joe Root followed up his captain Alastair Cook’s century with a double ton (254) of his own – the second of his career – to help England to a first innings 589-8 score. Pakistan managed just 198 in reply, and the hosts finished on 98-1 to lead by 489 with two days to go.

Football

England and Scotland’s 2015/16 champions Leicester City and Celtic collided in an International Champions Cup friendly on Saturday, where the former won on penalties after a 1-1 result in normal time…

Magic man Mahrez makes mark

Celtic v Leicester City - 2016 International Champions Cup - Celtic Park

Foxes star Riyad Mahrez showed just why he’s so in-demand, after helping his side open the scoring against Brendan Rodgers’ men with a stunning solo effort.

Formula 1

The 2016 Formula 1 season reached its half-way point at the Hungary Grand Prix, and we now see a new Drivers’ Championship leader…

Five star Hamilton claims Hungary crown

Hungary F1 GP Auto Racing

Lewis Hamilton finally overtook Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the standings after claiming his fifth success at the Hungary GP, having overtaken the German on the first corner. The Brit now leads the way by six points, having been 43 behind five races ago.

Cycling

The 103rd edition of the Tour de France came to a close on Sunday afternoon in Paris, and Britain’s Chris Froome continued his dominance in the sport with a third General classification win in the Grand Tours event…

Fantastic Froome takes third Tour de France title

France Cycling Tour de France

Froome finished the penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour de France four minutes and five seconds ahead of nearest challenger Romain Bardet in the rain-soaked Alps Saturday showdown. The Kenyan-born cyclist then returned to his bike on Sunday and avoided any damage in the traditionally uncontested final stage to secure his third title.

Tennis

Johanna Konta and Venus Williams squared off in the Bank of the West Classic final in Stanford late on Sunday evening. How did Britain’s number one female get on?

Konta canters to maiden WTA Tour title

Stanford Tennis

Britain’s Konta will rise even further up the WTA rankings to 14th after defeating elder Williams sister Venus in the Stanford West Classic final 7-5 5-7 6-2 to lift her first Tour title.

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