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”
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Mark Cavendish’s third stage win of the 2010 Tour de France was marred when his HTC Columbia crew-mate Mark Renshaw was disqualified for headbutting.Isle of Man’s Cavendish won the 184.5km stage between Sisteron and Bourg-les-Valence right after Renshaw utilised his head to nudge Garmin’s Julian Dean out the way. The disruption designed room for Cavendish to attack the line and win. Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck retained the overall lead right after a reasonably slow and flat stage by way of the haute Alps. Even so, the race burst into lifestyle 5 kilometres from the finish when Lampre, with green jersey hopeful Alessandro Petacchi in their ranks, and HTC jostled for position at the front for their sprinters to assault in the ultimate 300m.
Australian Renshaw was concerned in an extraordinary tussle with Dean in the last kilometre as the Garmin rider attempted to produce an perfect line for group-mate and specialist sprinter Tyler Farrar to attack. Dean’s presence pushed Renshaw nearer to the barriers on the left, leaving minor room for Cavendish, sat on the again of his staff-mate’s wheel, to react in the ultimate 500m. Renshaw responded by utilizing his helmet three occasions to push Dean to the appropriate and give Cavendish the necessary place to hit the front. With space a premium, the Manxman was compelled to attack at 400m but had just adequate to hold off Petacchi, with American Farrar in third. “It was difficult to get organised, but we were alright,” stated an exhausted Cavendish soon after his 13th Tour stage win in 3 decades, overtaking Erik Zabel’s, Mario Cipollini’s and Robbie McEwen’s tally of 12 job stage wins. “I noticed Julian fighting with Mark, I was behind and I was boxed in. I typically go about 200m – 250m max – but I had to go 375m-400m so it was a long complete by my criteria.” Nevertheless, previous planet crew pursuit track champion Renshaw’s aggressive approach enraged Tour technical director Jean-Francois Pescheux. “Renshaw is out. We watched the movie as soon as and it was blatant. He head-butted Dean like in a keirin race,” said the Frenchman.
“This is a bike race, not a gladiator’s arena. Everyone could have ended up on their backs.” Petacchi’s second spot finish ensured the Italian took the green jersey in the factors classification race from Thor Hushovd. Renshaw’s absence is a huge blow for Cavendish’s hopes of claiming the green jersey, which is normally won by a sprinter, for the very first time in his profession when the Tour rolls into Paris a week on Sunday. Cavendish is fourth in the sprinters’ standings with 132 points, 29 behind leader Petacchi, with Hushovd in 2nd and McEwen in third. Quick Step’s Jerome Pineau keeps the polka dot jersey as King of the Mountains. Saxo Bank’s Schleck taken care of his 41-2nd overall race lead above defending champion and very good pal Alberto Contador of Astana. The duo were pictured chatting amiably throughout the journey via south eastern France. And Schleck, who exposed they had gone on holiday together, stated: “It was quiet and we could act like normal individuals. So we remembered our holidays.” Friday’s intriguing stage between Bourg-de-Peage and Mende addresses 210.5km like 3 3rd-category and two class two climbs with a hilltop complete. (Check out my website and see the most current and most well-liked Fake Watches designs.)
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