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. Continue reading “PARIS-NICE CYCLING RACE: PORTE AND CONTADOR SET TO BATTLE”

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. Continue reading “CONTADOR FURIOUS AT VUELTA A ESPANA CRASH”

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. Continue reading “Alberto Contador Takes Up The Top World Title”

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.
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Tour de France

Write-up by Mairi Lucas

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Tour De France so far

Write-up by Primera Sports activities

The Tour De France started on July third and finished on the 25th July as the riders completed the 97th tour of the 184 kilometre stint from Rotterdam to the Champs- Elysees in Paris. The individual winner – Alberto Contador from Madrid completed the race in the most astonishing time of 91 hours 58 minutes and 48 seconds. He was quite closely followed by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg a mere 39 seconds later.

Now complete, looking again there has been no shortages of injuries and crashes in this year’s Tour de France. These crashes have throw off a lot of predictions, and left several pre-race favourites out of the running. Just half way by way of at the 10th stage there had by now been 14 riders compelled to withdraw due to damage.

The 10th stage had its honest share of crashes as properly. The medium mountain stage and the last stage in the Alps, noticed an added 3 crashes. Robbie hunter had a undesirable crash at the very starting of the stage but was ready to end the race on a substitute bike. Brent Bookwalter and Yaroslav Popvych have been also involved in a crash, but finished 66th area in spite of the soreness they were in.

Amateur cyclist Rod Gilmour has attempted to comprehensive five phases of the Tour de France this yr. This appears like practically nothing in contrast to the 20 stages that the other cyclists are heading to be completing. Nevertheless, Rod Gilmour has had tiny training, with only a couple of extended distance rides below his belt, practically nothing in comparison to the massive activity he has tried using to attain. Why? You may be pondering. Gilmour is completing this purely for the William Wates Memorial Believe in, an organisation raising income for charity. Five stages. 1000km. In 5 days. Was he mad? He may possibly have been, but Rod Gilmour along with a handful of other cyclists completed the experience, incredibly and raised in excess of £275,000 for their charity. This was an incredibly achievement for them, and their cause.

If you sense that you do accomplish something equivalent to Rod Gilbert by means of cycling then creating confident you’re appropriately kitted out is of top rated priority. Bicycle rides for charity are held frequently in most spots, so get your self signed up! There are numerous Specialized bikes that would be appropriate for you to make confident that you have the greatest bicycle available to you. Cannondale bikes are also a well-known choice amongst cyclists. Once you have sorted out the very best bike for you, the up coming factor to sort out will be your clothing. Assos have a massive variety of cycling gear and equipment that would be excellent for you. So get by yourself kitted out and signed up and see how a lot you can elevate for charity!

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