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Fairfax, Virginia will play host to the 3rd annual VTV GranFondo for campus safety. The event will be hosted by the VTV Family outreach foundation in the Mosaic District on October 5th, 2013 and the proceeds will go to the cause of school safety. The ride is also organized to help victims of mass tragedy apart from help improve school safety nationwide. There will be also an expo held near the finish area where one can expect to see exhibitions of vendors, food and music. Joseph Samaha, President of VTV said that the annual ride event is organized to create future awareness of the increasing challenges on campus and school safety and plans are afoot to expand the event to other major cities as National Campus Safety Awareness Day conducted annually. Organizers also urged people to show support by joining the show.
The Gran Fondos are cycling events that involve mass participation and long distance riding greatly popularized in Italy. The event is open equally to competitive and recreational cycling and riders will either take the 100-mile long route or opt for the 32-mile route and both will start and end in the highly innovative entertainment and retail community of Fairfax, Mosaic District, Virginia. Blacksburg, Virginia hosted the earlier editions of the VTV Gran Fondos. Event is open to all age groups interested in improving school and campus safety.
Several prominent teams participating in the event include VTV cycling team, Sandy Hook Riders and Team 26 featuring Monte Frank. Personal invitations were sent to U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, Congressman Frank Wolf, Congressman Bobby Scott and Congressman Gerry Connolly and several other officials of the state. This will be the largest gathering for VT’s fans outside of Blacksburg and is expected to be shown on the 40 foot outdoor jumbotron if televised. Cycling enthusiasts of all ages are in for a lot of activities and this will also include the VT Alumni and local Virginia Tech football fans.
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Cycle rider Mark Cavendish’s team Omega Pharma-Quickstep have declared huge signings on the very first day of this year’s transfer window. The Manxman is set reunite with ex-lead-out cycle rider Mark Renshaw next season and his former Team Sky mate twenty six year old Rigoberto Uran.
It has been stated that the thirty nine year old Italian Alessandro Petacchi has come out of his retirement to be a part of the the team. Mark Cavendish and Mark Renshaw worked together quite at the HTC team, which is now defunct. The Aussie’s arrival is a response to Omega Pharma-Quickstep’s problems setting Mark Cavendish up for his stylemark finishing sprints. On the other hand, Rigoberto Uran will be the Belgian team’s primary contender in the overall contests of the game’s 3 Grand Tours.
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Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, who rides for Saxo Tinkoff team, once again confirmed that he would not be defending his Vuelta a España title this year. However, it is expected that he would take part in the world championships that would take place later this season.
Recently, the Spanish rider spoke to Spanish daily and told that he did not plan to defend his Vuelta a España crown; it was never in his schedule. Saxo Tinkoff has a whole lot of strong cycle riders and all of them have the capability to do well individually. If Roman Kreuziger, Nicolas Roche and Rafal Majka decide to take part in the race, they could do quite well and battle for the podium.
After the end of Tour de France, Alberto Contador told reporters that he would race in Vuelta a España. That time, Team boss Bjarne Riis stated that the decision was not final and there might be some alterations in the schedule.
Alberto Contador, who finished 4th in this year’s Tour de France, told that he would now concentrate on one day races like Canadian WorldTour events, Milano-Torino, GP de Plouay in France and Giro di Lombardia.
He added that cycling is not mathematics, and sometimes the body does not respond. Before the Tour de France, they made various pre-Tour tests, and the results were the best he has ever had. Still, when he came in Corsica, the sensations were not good from the 1st day, and the watts were worse in the race than during training session and the result was what it was.
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The first half of the cycling season of 2013 has just ended. The first half of the season brought some good news for the Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador. The cyclist Contador came up with a performance that was beyond anyone’s expectation in the recently concluded Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The cyclist from Spain was believed to have a race just like an ordinary cyclist. But the Spanish showed some great character and put up a good show. The teammate of the cyclist also the winner of Amstel Gold race Roman Kreuziger finished ten minutes behind the winner.
During the race Contador was pretty much active throughout the Cote de Colonster. He was seen continuously making moves while cycling in groups. He constantly was trying to make moves in form of groups. Once he was seen to bring out an all out attack in a group of six cyclists just behind Ryder Hesjedal. If the attack lasted a bit more then surely it would have seen the Spanish cyclist go past Hesjedal. All in all the race saw the real character of Contador and made sure that he has given something for his fans to cheer for. Despite such an energetic performance he ended up 57th on the list which can never reflect his performance in the race.
At the end of the race he admitted that in the race he was feeling better and was on top of his game. He also shared his happiness of finishing the first half of the season on a high. For his success he credited his team saxo bank for the perfect support. The highly energetic performance from the Spaniard raises a few hopes for the rest of the season. Now it will be worth looking forward to the rest of the cycling season for the perfect race to the finish.