There is absolutely no doubt in anybody’s mind that this year is Cadel Evan’s best chance to win his second Tour de France title. The 100th edition of the world’s most popular cycling event is being held this year and Evans would certainly want to take home the second yellow jersey now.
The champion of 2011 has indicated that he is tracking pretty well this year with a third position at the Tour of Oman behind rival general classification riders, the 27 year old Chris Froome of Team Sky and Alberto Contador, the star of Saxo-Tinkoff.
Elinor Barker, the new cycling sensation from Cardiff has stated that she is strongly focused on world domination with the Minsk Track World Championships dated to start off from 20th of February, 2013. Barker is in the place of Jo Rowsell, who has currently decided to concentrate on road.
After the Middle East got chosen for the cycling tours, the leading cyclists are very happy about the change. According to them, the excitement of cycling would reach a new height altogether. This opinion had been placed by Alberto Contador in particular.
Alberto Contador will start off paddling at the Tour de San Luis in the year 2013 to start off afresh in the professional field after making a stylish comeback at the Vuelta a Espana last September 2012. He also hopes that his team can make it to Tour de France, the coveted tour for every pro cyclist He was flooded by journalists when he came to launch a brand new watch form the Time Force Watches Company in Madrid.
Anne Gripper, an ex-anti doping chief of International Cycling Union (UCI), says that she is happy with the investigations made by USADA regarding Lance Armstrong’s case and supports the ban on him.
Gripper played a crucial role in introducing the blood passport system. She also took some major steps to protect the sport of cycling from going into wrong direction, as you would remember.
American cycling legend Lance Armstrong will indeed be stripped of the record seven titles that he won at the Grand Tour de France and will also be banned from professional cycling for the rest of his life after he decided not to fight the charges of doping leveled against him by the US Anti Doping Agency.
Armstrong released a statement on Thursday night that he will not challenge the allegations of doping against him at the end of the deadline period for him to formally challenge the allegations.
Frank Schleck restarts his present season at Tour of Luxembourg folowing disappointing to finish his Giro run. The cyclist is quite confident of his present form as well as considers as one of the favourites for this forthcoming championship.
He was handed a scope to guide Team RadioShack-Nissan in Jakob Fuglsang’s place as Fuglsang is having health concerns. Frank rode very well during this season’s 1st Grand Tour race and he was appearing nice for an whole win at race.
The Danish sisters Kristine and Anna-Sofie Noergaard (team Rothaus-CUBE) finished in 37:31.03,3 and won their category, having also taken top honours in five of the eight stages in this year’s race. In second place overall in this category were Hannele Steyn-Kotze and Ivonne Kraft (Team Sludge Ladies) in a time of 38:01.15,6 and in third place were Giuliana Vitali and Tamara Horn (team bike2help.ch – Big Tree) in 41:10.43,9.
According to Doctor Basil Bonner, the chief medical officer of the Medi Clinic private hospital division of the Absa Cape Epic, the most common injuries or conditions that needed medical care during this year’s Magical and Untamed African MTB Race included dehydration (62 patients), saddle sores (300 patients) and strappings (145 patients).
Twelve riders incurred fractures during the event. Dr Bonner and his team saw 1030 patients during this year’s Absa Cape Epic, with an average of 171 per day (excluding minor injuries).
The final day of the taxing 2010 Absa Cape Epic presented by adidas saw riders cover 65km and 1640m of climbing, cycling from Oak Valley to their final destination at the Lourensford Wine Estate. As is tradition, the last stage was the shortest, but not easy! It's not like they've just won Ascot Hospitality Tickets!