USA Cycling along with the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame (USBHOF) have made announced on a new agreement. The agreement will include sharing elements of the historic content of Hall with the membership base of USA Cycling, joining hands to expand the participant number who nominate and select the members of Hall of Fame, and engaging the community of USA Cycling in fundraising to support the Hall of Fame.
Andy Raymond Schleck was a born cyclist and is seen more on the cycle than off it. Born in Luxembourg, he has been one of the greatest professional cyclists the world has ever seen. From one event to the other, he has been winning one title after the other and in the process leaving his mark on the world.
Cycling has been in his blood as his father was also a great cyclist and had won many titles during his peak time. Like father like son, Andy Raymond Schleck was not to be left behind and this meant that he has won as many titles and accolades like his father.
Though the youngest sibling, Andy Raymond Schleck had found great teacher in his father and his elder brothers and this meant that his training began right in his childhood. Taking inspiration from his father, he started cycling at a very young age and this made him a seasoned player within no time.
When he began his professional career, he ensured that he was a force to be reckoned with and his wins were a proof of his talent and professionalism. He soon was caught by one of the most popular sport directors, Cyrille Guimard and this saw the beginning of a great career for him – and he began to rival the football news in the belgian sports papers.
His talent was soon taken into consideration and this was the reason why he was soon amongst the top cyclists of the world. He was a great competitor at a very young age and there has been no looking back since then. His professional wins has left mark in the international circuit and seen him emerge as one of the greatest cyclists and has ensured that there is no blemish to his reputation. One title after the other and one win following the first one, Schleck’s success story has seen no looking back since the beginning.
With the launch of the 2011 range of Boardman Bikes happening on Thursday, we thought we’d give them a road test for our readers. These are the kind of bikes that pros like Lance Armstrong and Alessandro Petacchi like to be seen on!
The Boardman Road Pro Carbon, priced at £1800, will be the centre-piece bike of the Boardman Performance range, using the same frame design as the brand new Elite Seris AiR (aerodynamic racing) frame.
The Road Pro Carbon frame is markedly different from nearly all of Boardman’s previous offerings. It’s not even that close to the Elite AiR/TT/1 time trial frame which up until now has been the company’s only aero frame.
Starting at the front, the head tube is larger than you’d expect from an aero bike – the drag reduction being done through shape rather than frontal area. That means front end handling isn’t compromised too much compared to some ‘narrower’ bikes we’ve ridden.
All tubes, save for the box section chainstays, are smooth and airfoil shaped, giving the Road Pro Carbon a slightly stealthy look. The brake and gear cables fit neatly into the top and down tubes, where they’re fed through the frame until they’re needed.
Finishing kit consists of a Shimano Ultegra 6700 groupset with an FSA Energy BB30 53/39T crankset, zipp wheels with Continental Ultra Race 700x23c clincher tyres, Boardman Pro stem and handlebars and a Fi’zi:k Arione saddle. The size L (57cm) bike featured here weighed in at 7.83kg (17.26lb) without pedals.
All makes for a very impressive ride.