Alberto Contador Takes Up The Top World Title

Those who are fans of Alberto Contador will be delighted as he takes the lead in the World Tour from Peter Sagan.


Team riders of the Tinkoff team take up the top slots in World Tour ranking that is sponsored by UCI. The rankings come into effect after the Critérium du Dauphiné event. Alberto has come to the fifth place in this event as well as experienced a stage win. These accomplishments have helped him to usurp his team mate Peter Sagan of Tinkoff team who was reining the UCI World Tour ranks.

If the points that he won were added those accrued when he won the Tour of Basque Country, it places him second in overall world rankings for Volta a Catalunya as well as Paris-Nice. Alberto being a Spaniard now reigns supreme in the world of cycling, with a margin of eight points over Sagan. The latter has won Ghent-Wevelgem and Tour of Flanders. The rankings showcase the rise of riders and the fall of others. For instance Froome has risen from 73rd to the twentieth position.

David Millar calls for probe to figure out cause of motorbike mishaps

Former cycling pro David Millar had already talked out regarding rider safety, something he spoke about again after the tragic death of Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitié.

Millar, the former Garmin-Sharp rider, believes UCI required to work very hard to crack down on motorbike mishaps following the death of Antoine Demoitié following an collision at the Ghent-Wevelgem on Sunday, but says it’s hard to pinpoint why so many of these accidents are occurring.

Antoine was involved in a break up with other riders as well as a race motorbike on Easter Sunday then later passed away in hospital in Lille in France. Following the death of the twenty-five year old, Miller told that probe required to be conducted following each one in order to resolve why many mishaps of this nature are occurring.

Maciej Paterski was ahead of Alberto Contador by 2:50 minutes

The overall leader of the race Maciej Paterski was ahead of Alberto Contador by 2:50 minutes in the stage of Volta Ciclista a Catalunya. In the stage four of the upcoming mountains, the Spaniard wishes to close on the gap starting from Tona to La Molina. Contador believes that he will not be able to counter the advantage which others have. As it is he also believes that before the Giro, Catalunya is his next race so it will be a training race as well for him. They will take time in GC.

Paterski stands tall amidst all ahead of four seconds after which Pierre Rolland and Bart de Clerq stands. One of the favourite GC riders, Contador lost. The teammates of Movistar had a lot to accolade themselves. The teammates proved that they were focused and it was this concentration that avoided any sort of problem and all the supplies were brought to them. Valverda joined the club of number four. Time to come out of Milas-San Remo is a challenge.

The next day climb proved would be difficult and they are trying their best to recover from their attempts. In fact the beginning of two days was also quite demanding.

Tinker States Contador Is The Best Rider

Oleg Tinkov states that he finds Contador to be a strong competitor in the sport of cycling.

The owner of Tinkoff-Saxo, Oleg Tinkov states clearly that Contador is the best of his generation. Heading into the season of 2015, Alberto Contador is proving to be strong. He is attempting to win Tour de France as well as Giro d’Italia.

It is his 33rd year and he is opting for retirement as well but if he is going to capture doubles, he is sure to think about hanging up his boots. Going by the last year 2014, things are speeding up for him as it was calmer and lighter earlier.

There is no doubt that Contador has received criticisms in the past but for the upcoming generation as well as for the ongoing generation he is considered to be the best rider. His preparation for the dual round is undergoing, considering the effort with which he is performing in 2015.

Cyclist Travels With Single Leg Over The Pyrenees

With one leg and one arm Christian Haettich completed the cycling in summer crossing the Alps, the Dolomites and the Pyrenees. The event was for amateur cyclists which continued for three weeks. He enjoys to cycle around the southern part of England. Amidst the riders who are able-bodied, Christian Haettich seems fitter than the rest.

In 2014 he was given the opportunity to ride through the Haute Route. The best part of the amateur is similar to the professional cyclists as the route of the ride remains the same. Friends join in along with the riders to support them as it is in football. High peaks were also part of the cycling route by the riders. The Pyrenees cover included climb of 19,000 metres, ascent of 21 and over 7 days the race got completed.