PARIS-NICE CYCLING RACE: PORTE AND CONTADOR SET TO BATTLE

With this year’s edition of the Paris-Nice cycling race drawing closer, Richie Porte and Alberto Contador will be getting set to go head-to-head against each other as some of the top cyclists such as Wout Poels, Alejandro Valverde, and Geraint Thomas will be absent for the cycling event.


Early January saw Porte blasting out of the blocks in this year’s the Tour Down Under in and although he hasn’t raced in Europe this year, he remains one of the hottest favorites for the Paris-Nice cycling race.

Porte would be looking to pick up his third win in a race that terminates down the road from his European home situated back in Monaco.

CONTADOR FURIOUS AT VUELTA A ESPANA CRASH

While incurring no serious injury and health problems, cyclist Alexander Contador is thoroughly angered at his late crash at the recent vuelta a espana.


The Spaniard was left with a series of bruises, scrapes and cuts. He was reported to have no broken bones. Contador had suffered a serious crash in the event that he believed was caused by another rider.

The first indication that things were going awry with Contador in the race was at around the end of the 7th stage where he had been at the lead of the pack with the others in hot pursuit behind him, a tinkoff staff had just emerged at the roundabout along puebla de sanabria waiting for the cyclist.

When in an unfortunate twist of events, Contador who had been in the lead up to the final kilometer did not appear in the group of riders coming through. The explanation for his absence and eventual loss was provided to his disappointed fans just a few minutes later as a wrecked Contador came crossing the finish line.

Contador Signs Deal With Trek Segafredo

There was news all over the internet that the Spaniard cyclist Alberto Contador might sign to ride in the US registered team Trek Segafredo team in 2017.


Now, the rumors have come true as Alberto has indeed put pen to paper and signed the deal with Trek Segafredo.

The brother and agent of Alberto Contador have said that the Tour De France cyclist has signed the dotted line after agreeing to the final terms. The deal with Trek Segafredo was signed in Andorra. The agreement says that Contador will be part of the team for the next two years and the second year will be an optional one for both the sides.
Alberto, the 33 year old rider, is expected to rope in two more riders to the Trek Segafredo team and there is every chance for Jesus Hernandez to be part of the team. The Dutch rider is currently in the top ten of the Tour De France season race and will be participating as Contador’s teammate for Trek Segafredo. The team is also looking to sign John Degenkolb for 2017.

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.