Wiggins, Pooley & Davies shine at British National time-trial championship

Sir Wiggins, Emma Pooley & Scott Davies emerged as the proud Brit National time-trial winners last Thursday with heroic performances at the esteemed Monmouthshire, Wales race.

It was the 3rd Brit time-trial win for Wiggins while Pooley proved her true elite class & Davies earned his much deserving win at men under-23 contest.

34-year-old Wiggins stunned everybody once again as he gallantly completed the twenty-six miles ling hilly course within 53 minutes & 56 seconds- just a minute before Geraint Thomas. Defending champ Alex Dowsett came up as the 3rd man.

“This is probably my last British time-trial championship so to win it and perhaps never come back again is a nice way to end it and add it to the Olympic title and try and win the worlds at the end of the year,” Wiggins said.

“This is most probably my final Brit time-trial tour & hence a win this time has made it a wonderful way to conclude it”, remarked Wiggins after the great win. The Team Sky man was the dominant lead post lap 1 of the thirteen mile circuit & he maintained his gap in the second lap as well.

It was the 3rd national title for Emma Pooley who beat Katie Archibald & Dame Storey to claim the first position.

“It has been quite some years since I have ridden national championships & every time I have ridden it, I have been the winner”, stated the winner lady. “It is really special as it has been quite some time since I have won a championship.”

Scott Davies is naturally ecstatic to create a record with his stunning finish within 27 minutes & 45 seconds that left a 20 seconds + margin. “I am just over moon”, was his exact remark after the grand win.

Alberto Contador and Alejandro Valverde preparing for Tour of Basque Country

Spanish riders Alejandro Valverde and Alberto Contador are expected to go head to head against each other at the end of this week at the Tour of Basque Country in what is one of the most challenging stage races of the cycling calendar.

Both the riders are in top form going into the race with Contador taking the win at the Tirreno-Adriatico as well as taking second place at the Volta a Catalunya with Valverde taking the win at the GP Miguel Indurain this past week.

Both the racers however, have played down their chances of winning the mountainous range this week and Valverde went a step further when he mentioned that he is already eyeing the Ardennes classics.

He stated that he feels good and he has this spark adding that the six days of racing at the Tour of Basque Country will give him the finishing touch he needs to get ready for the hard toil that the classics involve. He also pointed out that the Ardennes Classics are his objective and he will take this race by his luck.

Alberto Contador is also on a great run of form but he will pull the plug on his season for sometime after the Tour of Basque Country and will not be racing at any of the Ardennes Classics.

He stated that he wants a good race but he also admitted that he knows that there are top rivals in front of him as well. He added that he feels motivated and he wants to do well in a race that always brings back good memories for him.

He added that the final time trial will be important in deciding the winner but Alberto Contador also insisted that he will not give up without a fight in the race.

Women Riders To Contend At Tour

The 2014 Tour France surely marks a historic triumph of female cyclists as well as the entire womankind. After elaborate appeals to the Tour France organizers for getting a place for the fairer sex at the most prestigious cycling championship of the world- the race executives have finally agreed to host women’s race at the illustrious Champs-Elysees on last day of Tour France this year.

The race would be held on July 27th, according to UCI elite female calendar.