Team Sky is at the prospects of facing a Civil war as Chris Froome said in an interview that he plans to lead the team in Tour De France. This happened just a few hours after Bradley Wiggins had suggested that he would be defending his title this season of summer.
Wigginhs has given priority to Giro d’Italia whereas Froome is focusing at the Tour de France. The Giro d’Italia id geared to start from this Saturday and Tour de France will happen in the summer months of June and July.
Wiggins says that he prioritizes Giro as the event is taking place before Tour de France and it is the first part of the potential double victory this year.
These comments also brought a speedy response from Chris Froome. He says that he expects Bradley Wiggins to return Froome’s last year favor and support his efforts himself to win a yellow jersey.
It is true that this year, the leadership of Team Sky has had a lot of speculations, especially regarding the Tour De France. Froome clears this by saying that he has being very direct that his main agenda is to win the summer tour from the very beginning. He is also sure that his Team Sky has full backing and therefore the leadership of this team should not be questioned. Moreover, he adds that winning Tour de France is a huge responsibility and he expects complete commitment from all his team members. He believes that there team is definitely the strongest and expects support from all the riders.
It is undoubted that Froome is in outstanding shape this season, confirmed by his performance at Tour de Romandie last week. He had supported Wiggins in the race last year and took the second place in overall.
It was being speculated that the roles of leadership would be reversed this year, but Wiggins doubting his own comments said that he is eager to defend his title only.
An absolutely new team has been organized in USA which is aiming to provide young talented cyclists with the chance to compete with some of the nation’s best riders, in some of the most thrilling races held in USA. Airgas, Inc. has become ready to co-sponsor D3Devo p/b Airgas Cycling Team as the team prepares to race in the USA Crit Champions Series 2013 along with some other racing events carried out throughout the nation.
The Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter is thrilled with the idea of a local- resident group coming together and jointly supporting the developing, young riders and offering them with the break to make it big at the national events in Philadelphia and other parts of USA. Philadelphia has a very capable and tough cycling community. Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia is quite pleased to see that this national-level squad will have its basis in this city.
The D3Devo p/b Airgas is included in the 10 teams which are going to participate in the USA Crit Champions Series. This Champions Series consists of a total number of ten races which are being held in ten different states of USA. These races will be beginning in March this year and continuing till the month of September. The cyclists are also on the watch to participate in the USA Cycling National Championship Races and also some of the selected UCI events.
Along with Airgas, other sponsors of the cycling team are: ENVE Composites, Rudy Project, Vermarc USA, IRC Tire USA, Clif Bar and SIDI America. Airgas and D3Devo are working together not only to support young athletes but also to give chances to the people to realize the importance of cycling as a sport in USA. They wanted to provide a doorway for their workers and their own families to get involved in cycling.
Ridley, the leading Belgian road bike manufacturer has lately come up with an amazing release- Ridley Fenix, a fantastic blend of super durability and extreme comfort. The new model is a wonderful combination of the two high profile models from the ace bike company, the Excalibur and Damocles and is equipped with lighter construction & comfort of the former & durability and stiffness of the latter. The blend is said to be the most ideal for the rough roads.
The Fenix comes with a balanced geometry and its medium length 250 mm head tube would be satisfactory for both cycle tourists and flexible races preferring an upright posture. The very geometry design would enable you to maneuver smoothly whether you are in high-speed peloton or on slower rides or you are riding solo. It’s great to mention that Ridley has backed its latest road bike Sharp-Edge design at the top and down tubes and this 5-sided design puts extra carbon across the edges that in turn results in greater stiffness & impact resistance. The rider will get a solid and responsive feel from front to back whether you are fighting up on hill or taking a sprint thanks to the bike’s asymmetric chainstays, PressFit30 down bracket and 11/8 to 112/2” tapered head-tube.
The latest road bike from the leading Belgian manufacturer is versatile enough for the multisurface rides. It weighs around 18 pounds and comes with a frame of 24t high-modulus carbon. The fork is made of high-modulus carbon as well. Besides, the Ridley Fenix is backed by Shimano Ultegra 6700 shift or brake levers, Fulcrum Seven wheels, derailleurs brakes, crank from FSA Energy BB30, seatpost, handlebar and Cirrus stem from 4ZA and saddle from Prologo Zero 2. It’s available in an extensive range of sizes like XS, XXS, M/L, X, L, XL. L/XL.