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Vincenzo Nibali, the Italian Professional cyclist who rides for the Astana Professional cycling team will take part in this year’s Tour of Oman. The Italian professional cyclist expressed his eagerness to start this season but is quite doubtful about whether his physical condition is good enough for him to become winner of a title.
In a press conference held before the start of Tour of Oman Nibali said that he wants to start the season in a good way. He expressed his intention to not get tensed before Milan-San Remo or Tirreno Adriatico, his highlights for this season. Nibali considers that participating in the Tour of Oman is the best way to start a season for him. He said that the weather of this race is better than that of any race taking place in Europe.
Nibali considers Tour of Oman as a race for the sprinters. He said that Tour of Oman is his 2015 season’s second race and he further added that the race having two stages set in the mountains is going to be a tough one for him. Continue reading →
Chris Froome has said that winning Tour de France is one of his goals for the next season. After the route of the 2015 edition of Tour de France was unveiled in Paris in October, Froome said that he wasn’t happy as there were not many time trials in the route.
He said that he will take part in the next year’s Vuelta a Espana and Giro d’Italia. After discussing his next year’s racing schedule with the management of team Sky, Froome has decided to take part in the next year’s Tour de France.
The next year’s Tour wouldn’t be an easy one for Froome as he’ll have to compete against Vincenzo Nibali, the winner of this year’s Tour de France, Alberto Contador of the Tinkoff-Saxo team and Nairo Quintana of team Movistar. Froome couldn’t ride in this year’s Tour de France for crashing but he got the second place in the Vuelta a Espana. Alberto Contador became the winner of this year’s Vuelta a Espana. Continue reading →
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Stage 3 win has been grabbed by Tyler Farrar that took place in Beijing. Gilbert has the lead in Beijing. He ended the drought which was long awaited. The stage of the tour was long with 176 km with climbs and descents which are considered to be rapid and dangerous. He was nowhere to grab the stage but he came and grabbed it. Luka Mezgec and Nikolas Maes were ahead of him but he took speed and went ahead. It was sheer luck by which he could lead and emerge as the winner. He had to face a tough time in the race.
He came out of the corner to go ahead and perform. For the year it was his first victory. It took time to emerge but it came in the season. He was holding on to the position of second, third and fourth but not first and finally he got the first position. Weather cleared after some time and that is when the riders got into a comfortable position. After some time, conditions eased out and the riders again gained momentum. Despite conditions not working in their favour the riders put in all their hard work to put up a great riding performance at the circuit.
It takes courage to go out there and beat all the odds. Attacks are frequent and that is what occurred but it soon died down, owing to the determination put up by the riders. In fact Farrar was able to predict his fortune on the appointed day. The climbers are not as good but he was in a good position. He put in his effort which showed clearly in his performance. He was in charge of the brownie points which he achieved by his skill and tactics in the ride.
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On Friday a cyclist who was a female died at the Ludgate Circus. The London Mayor has called for immediate help and improvement at the superhighways of cycling places. The plans for development of the cycle superhighways have increased. The collision took place with the lorry and similarly other deaths which took place were at the same junction two years back.
The deaths are tragic incidents not only for the family but personal loss for the individual as well as it takes away the Right to Life. Neglect of the roads is a serious issue which should not be dampened. The lanes of cycle also need to be segregated. The style of lanes has to be modelled on the lines of Dutch. The Mayor is not taking full proof steps to quickly develop the place. The issue has to be fast tracked as soon as possible. To lose lives is not affordable for the people in London.
Some are of the opinion that side track for cycling is good while others believe that the side track creates hassles. Mandate is required and the Mayor should look into the matter as is felt. Protest march is going to be held on 15th of November by the supporters at London, Bedford Square. Steps are also taken to control air pollution with measures of the safety ground. There has to be stringent measures put on the cycling routes as well so that the cyclist do not deviate from the main juncture.
Ludgate Circus being the prime locations should be made a lot more convenient for the pedestrians, cars and bicycles. Traffic jam and accidents are common but if it becomes fatal that it destroys the life of the individual then it creates havoc for all crossing the road.