The manager of the Tinkoff-Saxo team has set his goals for the upcoming season.
He wants Alberto Contador to win the Grand Tours and he wants Peter Sagan, who joined the team recently, to win the classics races. Riis and his team went on a climbing expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro and they returned recently after successfully reaching the summit of the highest mountain in Africa.
Great news for Dani King fans- the leading Olympic champ has been finally released from hospital after almost 2 weeks post a traumatic training crash.
The much adored rider was hurried to hospital for surgery after she suffered 5 broken ribs and collapsed lung during her severe training crash early November. The leading Wiggle Honda cyclist, who along with Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott won gold at 2012 London Team Pursuit, had to spend a couple of days in the ICU at Prince Charles Hospital at Merthyr Tydfil.
There has been an enormous amount of media attention on Columbian women’s cycling team’s uniform that features flesh coloured part between stomach and thighs. It is being said that it attracting sexual attention to the rider’s private parts.
The Guardian went to the extent of saying that it resembled an “unwanted, half-dressed Barbie doll, hanging out of a bin.”
Steyleite , one of the defenders called the design ”Masterpieces of fashion ad feminism.” They added that “The world might not yet be ready for nude illusion yet, but give it one more season.”
Sir Wiggins is reportedly contemplating over new contract from team Sky that was offered to hi lately. The new contract has offered to extend the position of head of a Sky development squad to the 2012 Tour France champ.
Wiggins is slated to meet the Sky management on 16th September with the endeavor to sort out details of the new contract that would have him racing in 2015 as the lead of new development group under Sky umbrella.
Leading male cyclists from different parts of the globe are all prepping up for RideLondon-Surrey Prudential Classic and so is Sir Wiggins. The 2012 Tour France hero would be spearheading Team Sky at this race.
Wiggo’s team includes Luke Rowe, Ben Swift & Ian Stannard.
The race would commence from around 1 pm on Sunday.
“I am very much eager for the race and excited to get my place back on road with Sky”, stated Wiggins while asked to speak a few lines on the esteemed race.
Britain has found a huge fan following of cycling as it has increasingly become popular. It has become such a rage that the luxurious are opting for a cycle than Ferrari and driving it on roads.
The tribe popularly called as the MAMILS will be busy in the roads with the Tour de France beginning in Yorkshire.
Great news for Michael Rogers fans- the Aussie cyclist who was sentenced with a ban from UCI given positive reading on drug test has finally received clearance.
Rogers was accused for the intake of prohibited drug clenbuterol in Japan Cup final season which he won the past year.
The 3 time time-trial world champ is naturally happy with UCI’s recent decision and confirmed that he is all set to get back to his sport is earliest possible time. However, UCI’s clearance does not forgive Rogers’ Japan Cup victory last October which would be stricken out from the rider’s record.
The criminal justice system is deteriorating to defend the pedestrians and cyclists according to the crusaders. Many of the cyclists are likely to meet at the Edinburgh for the final pedal on Saturday on parliament dispute. In the mean time the transport minister Keith brown has declared an additional £4.5m investment in cycling who will be present at the protest.
Slovenian cyclist Luka Mezgec registered a comfortable victory in the first stage of the Volta a Catalunya, whereas Chris Froome was successful in finishing it safely in the peloton. Mezgec capitalized on the support provided by his teammates at Giant – Shimano team to beat his closest opponent, Leign Howard of Orica - Greenedge , to clinch the title at Calella.
One of the great riders in cycling Stuart O’Grady will be speaking for the first time publicly since July after his drug confession. Stuart O’Grady who is an Olympic gold medalist confessed in the latter half of 2013 after the Tour de France that he had used some banned blood booster in the year 1998.