Posts Tagged: Cycling


23
Dec 16

MATIN ABANDONS RECORD-SETTING ATTEMPT

Guy Matin has put an end to his intended record setting attempt due to an injury.


The athlete who had been on an adventure to set a new record of cycling the entire length of Britain’s coastline has suffered an Achilles tendon injury, forcing him to abandon his quest.

Martin has had high hope of beating the current record, which Nick Sanders had set in 1984 by attempting to ride the 4,802-mile coastal route in 20 days, a feat that took Sanders 22 days to complete. Unfortunate he pulled his Achilles tendon earlier on in his attempt and had to cancel.

The multitalented athlete who is a motorcycle racer as well as a TV presenter had managed to make a good start on Sunday, December 5 and he had covered the 800 miles distance from Grimsby to John O’Groats in just four days.

“Well, it’s not gone quite to plan,” Martin wrote on his blog on Wednesday. Continue reading →


25
Feb 15

Vincenzo Nibali Unsure Of Becoming Overall Winner In This Year’s Tour of Oman

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 →


19
Jan 15

Chris Froome To Participate In The Next Year’s Tour de France

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 →


3
Dec 14

Stage 3 Wins For Tyler Farrar

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.


2
Dec 13

How my love of cycling around London contributes to my personal and profesional development.

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12
Nov 13

UCI Announces Revamp

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.”


19
Mar 13

Helping Pioneering Young Riders

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.


7
Aug 12

Seasons of Cycling

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9
May 12

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30
Mar 12

Salice Cycling Glasses Review

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