Many Belgians might find it offensive that Greg Van Avermaet feels that a gold medal in the Olympic is bigger than a win at the Tour of Flanders.
The BCM rider had earlier won a gold medal at the Olympic Games at Rio, taking the victory in the men's road race. Although he is born and bred Flandrien, he still feels that winning a gold medal at the Olympic is more important to him than a victory at the Tour of Flanders.
Paris-Roubaix triumph of Mathew Hayman would be treasured by Aussie cycling as much as Cadel Evans becoming the Tour de France champion.
This did not take him 3 weeks to win this but instead fifteen painful and long; and sometimes heartbreaking years.
This would be treasured because of the out-and-out fairytale of it all that triggered one Orica-GreenEDGE official of the team to declare on Sunday evening that there is a cycling god.
The park officials of Marin County introduced a new bicycle speed control curriculum on open space roads this week, stationing 2 staffers with radar-type devices in places that have rendered public safety charges.
Officials waffled to qualify the move as a clamp down, choosing instead to call it a pilot event that initially would be targeted at educating trail users.
Great news for the fans of Bradley Wiggins- the 2012 Tour France champion won his 1st time-trial with rainbow jersey at the esteemed race of 3 Days of De Panne hosted at Belgium.
The brave heart braved a serious viral attack & antibiotics and pleased everybody once again with a spectacular victory.
The Sky leader fell ill after his race in Paris-Nice & doctors thought that the champion is down with shingles. He had to go through series of antibiotics and skip E3 Harelbeke & nothing could stop him from getting back to the top.
Sun tour by Farrar for the Herald won him yet another finish at the podium.
He took the second position from Michelton Winery till Nagambie which was a 147 km ride. Quick across the line was Caleb Evan from Australia however in the lead was Cameron Meyer. The break was quick and quite clear.
3 minutes lead helped the group of six to reach on the wet roads. At the front of the peloton, Nic Dougall and Songezo Jim showed the stripes. The chase was important.
Alberto Contador (Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) is all ready to focus on both Tour de France and Giro d’Italia next cycling season. Bjarne Riis (Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank’s manager) has recently revealed that Contador wants to win both the grand tours in 2015.
The 2014 Vuelta a Espana was won by Alberto Contador. Contador had also been a part of the other two grand tours namely- Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in the year 2011. He had won Giro d’Italia but then in the Tour de France 2011 his performance was not up to the mark and he stood fifth in the overall standings.
Ole Ritter who holds the hour record formerly presumes that Bradley Wiggins will set the record that is going to be iconic with the 55 kilometre mark.
A distance will be set by him that he is going to follow. The challenge which is going to undertake is called as the track challenge. It will prove that his rivals will not be able to undertake the challenge if he completes it successfully.
David Miller is a Scottish cyclist who retired from his professional cycling career in the month of October this year. He ended his eighteen year professional cycling career after the 2014 Bec CC Hill Climb. Millar was privileged enough to wear the leader’s jersey during his career in the three cycling Grand Tours. Along with that, Miller has also won stages in all three tours- Giro d’Italia (one stage), Vuelta a Espana (five stages) and Tour de France (four stages). In 2007, he was the British national road champion.
Vuelta Espana 2014 has concluded after 3 eventful weeks with Contador as the overall winner. It marked the 3rd Vuelta Espana win for the star Spaniard.
The second position was bagged by Tour France 2013 champ Chris Froome. It was another major grand tour performance by the Team Sky rider.
The thrilling 3-week race, which is widely said to be the best of grand tours for the year, finalized with 9.7 km time trial at Galicia – albeit Froome’s scope of beating race lead Contador were minimal.
Sir Bradley Wiggins is all set to defend the title of Tour of Britain according to Sir Dave Brailsford, the boss of Team Sky rather than competing in Vuelta a Espana. But he said later on that he might consider riding in Vuelta a Espana for the preparation in Spain for Road World Championship.