Bouchon, Pope Francis, Death of Jean Bobet: noon

Bouchon, Pope Francis, Death of Jean Bobet: noon

Over 800 km of accumulated traffic jams at the end of the morning

More than 800 km of accumulated traffic jams have formed this Saturday morning, according to Bison Futé, in this great weekend of crossovers, classified in black in the direction of departure and red in the direction of return. The Juillettists and Augustians were delayed for 862 km around 11:30 a.m., according to the Bison Futé website. As usual, the Rhône valley is the busiest, with more than 150km of delays on the A7 motorway alone, after Lyon. In the south, the Lyon-Orange journey time is 5 hours instead of 1 hour 30 minutes. 123 km of congestion was also observed on the A10, which connects the Paris region with Bordeaux. Less congestion is expected on Sunday, a day classified as orange in the departure direction but red along the Rhône axis. In Brittany, late morning delays were reported on the RN12 and RN165.

After his trip to Canada, the Pope returns to Rome tired

Pope Francis, 85, reduced by severe knee pain that has forced him to move around in a wheelchair, confided that he “can no longer travel” at the same pace as before, also mentioning the possibility of “putting himself on the sidelines” . “I don’t think I can keep up the same pace of travel as before. I believe that at my age and with these limitations, I should spare myself in order to be able to serve the Church, or on the contrary, think about the possibility of putting myself aside,” he stated during a press conference on a plane returning him from his trip to Canada, on the night of Friday to Saturday. At the end of that trip, he also recognized “genocide” in the drama of Aboriginal schools in Canada.

Pope Francisc. (Guglielmo Mangiapane/AFP)

Cycling: the death of Jean Bobet, “the man with the mask of a brother”

Jean Bobet, whom the writer Antoine Blondein called “the man with the mask of a brother”, has died at the age of 92, the National Union of Professional Cyclists (UNCP), of which he was one of the founders, announced this Saturday. Runner, then journalist and writer, Jean Bobet was inseparable from his older brother Louison, the first to win the Tour de France three times in a row, between 1953 and 1955. Winner of Paris-Nice in 1955, third in Milan -Sanremo the same year, however Jean Bobbet led an extremely respectable career, with two appearances in the Tour de France (14th in 1955, 15th in 1957) and three Giros before retiring in 1959 . [Plus d’infos]

Cycling.  Season 1983 Circuit de l'Aulne 1983 at Châteaulin Jean Bobet Photo Le Télégramme
(The Telegram Archive)

Two Costa Ricans injured in an accident in Pase

Around 22:30 a car with two men on board, from Planguenoual (22), was traveling on the RN 12 near Pacé. For an unknown reason, the driver lost control of the vehicle. After overturning, it ends up in a ditch. The two men, aged 58 and 23, seriously injured, were transported urgently by the firemen to the CHR Ponchaillou in Rennes. Based on these facts, a gendarmerie investigation was launched to establish the exact causes of the incident. [Plus d’infos]

Bouchon, Pope Francis, Death of Jean Bobet: noon
(SDIS 35)

Moscow tightens gas taps day after deadly prison bombing

Russia cut its gas supplies to the West again on Saturday, halting supplies to Latvia, a day after the deadly bombing of a prison where Ukrainian detainees were being held. “Today, Gazprom has suspended gas supplies to Latvia (…) due to violation of the conditions for taking gas,” the Russian gas giant said in a statement on Telegram. The announcement comes after Gazprom dramatically cut supplies to Europe this week via the Nord Stream pipeline, citing the need for turbine maintenance. [Le direct]

©ANATOLY MALTSEV/EPA/MAXPPP - epaselect epa10093790 Gazprom office in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 27, 2022. Russian energy giant Gazprom said on July 25, citing problems with a turbine, that it was starting
(Anatoly Maltsev/EPA)

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