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.
Sir Wiggins, the 1st Brit rider to bag the coveted Tour France champion jersey last year would be honored with the prestigious “Knighthood” at the imperial Buckingham Palace on December 10, 2013.
Fondly nicknamed as “Wiggo” the Team Sky rider would be regarded for his legendary services towards cycling witnessed last year from his Olympic Gold & the celebrated Tour France victory. The 33-year-old was even felicitated with the coveted “BBC Sports Personality of 2012” award after he showed up as one amidst the highly decorated cyclists in the Brit sporting history.
Bradley Wiggins has confirmed that he positive about his participation in the Tour de France next year. He also assured that he has no qualms in riding in support of his teammate and this Tour France winner Chris Froome.
The famous rider Cadel Evans is expected to meet his BMC managers to deliberate on his future tour ambitions. This is expected to happen immediately he finishes the current tour in France on Sunday. The rider who is now 36 years old is one of the America’s best general classification riders.
The other popular rider in this classification is Tejay Van who is now 24 years old. Tejay joined BMC in 2011 as Evan’s successor apparent.
Mohd Harrif Salleh snatched his 2nd win of the season after securing a win in 132.6 kilometer Stage - 3 of Tour of Borneo from Penampang on Tuesday. The stage - 3 was made for sprinters, with a Category Four climb at halfway mark as well as the Terengganu Cycling rider traversed the line in 3:20:39 in a bunch sprint.
Sir Bradley Wiggins could not be able to defend his title as a Tour de France champion this year after being ruled out of his team for a knee injury. His knee injuries and along with chest infections that occurred in Giro D’italia led him to back out of the race last may. In doing so, he won’t be able to join the sky team for the next tour de France, letting his co-member Chris Froome to lead the new team. 27 years-old and Keya-born Froome finished as a runner up last year to Wiggins in the tour de France.
The one hundredth Tour de France begins in Corsica on June 29. This year there are 21 stages before the race comes to an end on the evening of July 21 in Paris.