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UCI has reportedly announced to revamp plans in road racing. According to the reports, the governing body of cycling wants to have promotion & relegation in pro cycling as the part of their new proposed 3-tier league idea. The UCI has further declared their plan to scrap down the schedule of elite pro teams to 120 days.
The proposed 3 tier League will comprise of 16 team 1st division, 8 team 2nd division & feeder 3rd division regional teams. As per UCI’s revamp plan, the 8 team 2nd division would race for 50 days. The reforms are yet to be sent for approval by January next year & if approved by UCI management Committee & PCC (Professional Cycling Council) would be implemented by the year 2015.
The road race revamp proposals have been published in a latest UCI newsletter and are planned to have complete implementation by the year 2020. UCI has dubbed these revolutionary plans as “profound & decisive changes” in the field of pro cycling.
Brian Cookson, the newly elected President of UCI stressed that they are planning to restructure the elite team road-race calendar with a view to enhance the significance of cycling globally. “My manifesto wasn’t simply a mere declaration. In fact, it’s a genuine plan considering the future & a serious working document. It’s not that my priorities have changed post my election”, stated Cookson in the UCI’s newsletter.
“UCI should take all essential steps for restoring it’s credibility & that of the sport as well- specifically in regards to public view on anti-doping measures & present-day leaders in the cycling world”, our sources quoted Cookson. “We need to alter our ways regarding anti-doping management, restructure the elite road racing, improve women’s cycling scene & reinforce our influence & status particularly within the esteemed Olympic Movement.”
Alberto Contador is a name which is quite popular in the world of cycling. He is a Spanish cyclist who is among those people who have won the road cycling championship in all 3 Grand Tours. Now he is going to join Chris Froome in the one day cycling competition going to be conducted next month. This competition will be held in the Quebec City of the Canada. This tour is going to witness some other notable players such as Andy Schleck and Cadel Evans. This cycling competition is divided in the 21 team eight members each. It is the only cycling event which is conducted in the North America.
This tour will be started from Quebec and then proceed to Montreal. All the cycling champions will hit the hilly streets of these cities and compete as team with each other. Alberto Contador will be leading the team Saxo-Tinkoff. Other teams participating in this competition are Sky Procycling Squad which is headed by Froome, BMC Racing leaded by Evans, Radhishack Leopard headed by Schleck and Garmin Sharp which is headed by Hesjedal. There are some more teams which are being headed by some other notable cycling winners. This competition is definitely going to be a must watch for cycling lovers.
Some other competitors that will face the challenge by above cycling stars are Slovak Peter Sagan, Lars Petter Nordhaug, Rui Costa and Robert Gesink. These all are familiar name which will be giving a tough competition in the cycling race event. Among these 21, 10 teams are of professionally noted cyclers who will encourage the viewers to watch the race. So, it will be an exciting event for the spectaculars and contestants. If you want to witness it then don’t forget to register yourself for the event. After all a live match is more thrilling.
Wilco Kelderman has reportedly emerged as the winner of Tour of Denmark 2013. The young 22 year old Dutch racer from Belkin took up the coveted yellow jersey after winning on the 2nd of 2 stages on August 3. The Tour of Denmark 2013 started on July 31 and continued till August 4.
The Dutch cycling pro won on 12.1 kilometer stage coming up first on the individual time-trial at the final stage of the Tour. He triumphed at five individual time-trial within fourteen minutes & 35 seconds in Holbaek, just 2 seconds prior to Timofey Kritskiy from Katusha & 3 seconds better than Elmiger from IAM Cycling. Continue reading →
The world of cycling few years ago was shocked by the famous Lance Armstrong’s doping incident. The fans felt cheated and started hating this cycling star. Once who was a hero for the fans became a traitor and a villain in the eyes of the same fans. After all these negative acts there are people who still love the legend Lance Armstrong.
Recently Newcastle got a new cycling hub for all the cycling lovers. Lance Armstrong became a permanent mark on the new hub thanks to the designer Paul Robson. In his design he has added an artwork on the floor using the pages from the legends autobiography. The artwork is created by pasting all the pages of the book on the floor and coating it with six coats of varnish to stick it permanently. This artwork was made possible by the fans donating their book to the hub.
When asked about the main idea behind using Armstrong as a subject for the artwork the designer had to say that there are fans who still love this hero. He said that there is a mixed amount of fans in the world some still love him while others hate him. He also added that while collecting books he got few books with LIAR imprinted on the front of the book.
The designer personally loved this cycling legend because of the amount of charity he did using the money he won in Tour de France. The designer also stated that the artwork being on the floor would give a good idea about people’s reaction over the legend. If people still love him then they would keep it safe in the memory else they would stamp him and walk over the artwork. Now it will be good to see on what is the real reaction of the fans over this legend.