Tejay Garderen has reportedly won the 4th stage of Volta Catalunya while 2013 Tour France champ Froome (Chris) finished around twenty-eight minutes behind the winner.
Tejay started off more than eighteen minutes down post crashing on the 3rd stage & hence according to many- Porte was the favorite for overall lead since the previous lead Pierre Rolland from Europcar & Maciej Paterski from CCC Polsat were being dropped earlier.
Chaos is generated in the classics to control the races of stage. The riding done methodically by Sky was important for the victories.
The strategy created by the Sky is imperative to remain intact. The goal of the team has also heightened. Thomas admitted that number is the key to win in Classics. The major part of the focus of team is due to Geraint Thomas who has a splendid record in Classics and is a fierce competitor to all.
Andy Schleck got the second place in the 2010 edition of Tour de France.
Alberto Contador finished first in that race but he was disqualified after he was found guilty of doping and consequently Schleck was declared winner of the 2010 Tour de France. Schleck received the trophy for winning the 2010 Tour de France on Thursday, 27th November 2014, about 4 years after he was declared winner.
2014 Velo d’Or was won by Alberto Contador. He got the rider award. He wants to climb to 5895 metres with his team mates of Tinkoff-Saxo at Kilimanjaro.
He wants to start his career with a kick start in 2015. He states that he will have to recover soon from the trip so that he could focus on other tour.
On 21st October, 2014- Steven Del Duca (Transport Minister) reintroduced in the legislature certain amendments to Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act. Earlier this year, Liberal government had initially put forward the proposals but due to the June elections these were not passed.
Mr. Del Duca made it clear in a certain interview that it is essential for the government to show support to the Ontario cycling community and make the motorists understand that it is important to share roads with cyclists.
Brian Cookson, the UCI chief has openly expressed fury over the new naked kits meant for Bogota Humana female riders. Terming them as “unacceptable”, the UCI President has declared to be “on case” over the eyebrow-raising uniform.
The new cycling kit for Bogota Humana female riders has led to serious controversies across the cycling world, citing outraging the decency of women. The cycling kit has got a beige vagina shaped design for the female uniforms that make the wearer look almost naked.
A star name- Bradley Wiggins battled through the weather to take part in the race of the London Park’s Olympic. He raced for Team Sky. The race was shortened to 86 miles from 100 miles due to warnings of weather. In Surrey, Box Hill and Leith Hill were left out.
The 2013 Tour France champion Chris Froome is surely one of the most dangerous competitors in the esteemed race this year – but on the eve of 2014 Tour de France, the defending champ revealed that he too is tensed about his contenders, especially Alberto Contador.
The 31 year old Tinkoff-Saxo rider has twice been the Tour France champion in 2007 & 2009 while it was the first Tour France win for the 29-year-old Froome last year.
A sum of £3,000 was raised by two friends for special children, by cycling all the way from London to Holland (Amsterdam). Alison Armstrong and Kate Lovett, both at forty nine from Sutton upon Derwent , have taken up the challenge third time in a row, in support of the National Autistic Society to help the children with special needs.
After a consecutive two years of disappointment Andy Schleck is all set to start afresh in 2014 and his hopes are sky high. 2012 was an injury filled year for Andy where he could not perform well in any of the major championships and 2013 saw him struggling to perform even after the break in 2012. The reason for his off form can be his brother Frank Schleck who is serving a ban for one year and was also not able to clear the race for his team RadioShack Leopard.