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Alberto Contador along with Peter Sagan is going to meet in Tanzania for climbing the highest peak Mount Kilimanjaro, in Africa. The manager of the team has asked to administer a team. He wants to see how the team performs under pressure and with great height. The camp is going to be for 6 days in Tanzania. Joining the trek are Sean Yates and Bobby Julich.
As far as the highest mountain in free standing is concerned it is Kilimanjaro. The athletes who are elite will have an enjoyable time. For at least 8 hours they will be going on great height. The camp at the base is going to be of 4040 metres. For the summit departure they have to travel for 5895 metres. Some riders have the height sickness which can be troublesome. The weather also changes rapidly. A contract was signed for 4m euro. Riis is yearning for a future where team build up will be in process. Every team wants to become the greatest team of cycling world but what is the defining moment is yet to be seen.
A team with ethics that includes morals is desired. The group should be united in spirit. The teams are geared up to join the trek of Kilimanjaro. Pictures are being posted by the team to enjoy the experience. It is going to be an exhilarating experience with fun and technicalities involved in the ride. Smooth ride accompanied with turmoil over the conditions is going to be tough and challenging and whichever team wins over the conditions have an upper hand in the entire ride. Accolades for the team who will be in top three is going to be a tough fight and the competition spirits will be at a high throughout.
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Riis Cycling, fondly known as Alberto Contador’s team, has come under a new ownership lately – Russian business tycoon Oleg Tinkov is the man who has signed up a deal as the new buyer of the famous team.
Riis Cycling has been re-christened as “Tinkoff-Saxo” & would stay entitled so for the coming three years.
The new ownership for Riis was confirmed a couple of days back at a London based press conference. The esteemed Danish team has got the “Saxo” name from its secondary sponsor, the Russian Saxo Bank, which has shared the sponsorship obligations with the Russian business magnet. Interestingly, the team was branded as “Saxo-Tinkoff” earlier in 2003 yet the new purchase brought a change in the name order. Tinkoff Bank withdrew from the team this October given a bitter season straddling with the famous Spaniard rider, leaving Saxo as the principal sponsor for a while.
Tinkoff-Saxo aims to be the world leader with the 2 times Tour France champion Alberto Contador as the spearhead for the 2014 season.
Stefano Feltrin has been selected as the new CEO of Contador’s newly re-branded team while Bjarne Riis is supposed to stay on the team’s GM.
While approached to speak a few words on the new ownership secured by the team, the general manager confirmed content and great satisfaction with the latest deal. According to his statements, this new deal has assured “long-term stability for the team” that “presently has the foundation and funding to go as one of the major players on the esteemed world circuit letting a further raise in our ambitions.”
“With this deal, I firmly believe that Tinkoff Sport has been able to secure best probable foundation & setting that could duly assist to materialize our aim to come up as grandest cycling team across the world- over the upcoming 3 years”, stressed Mr. Oleg Tinkov.
Former Tour de France champion Alberto Contador, who rides for Saxo Tinkoff team, once again confirmed that he would not be defending his Vuelta a España title this year. However, it is expected that he would take part in the world championships that would take place later this season.
Recently, the Spanish rider spoke to Spanish daily and told that he did not plan to defend his Vuelta a España crown; it was never in his schedule. Saxo Tinkoff has a whole lot of strong cycle riders and all of them have the capability to do well individually. If Roman Kreuziger, Nicolas Roche and Rafal Majka decide to take part in the race, they could do quite well and battle for the podium.
After the end of Tour de France, Alberto Contador told reporters that he would race in Vuelta a España. That time, Team boss Bjarne Riis stated that the decision was not final and there might be some alterations in the schedule.
Alberto Contador, who finished 4th in this year’s Tour de France, told that he would now concentrate on one day races like Canadian WorldTour events, Milano-Torino, GP de Plouay in France and Giro di Lombardia.
He added that cycling is not mathematics, and sometimes the body does not respond. Before the Tour de France, they made various pre-Tour tests, and the results were the best he has ever had. Still, when he came in Corsica, the sensations were not good from the 1st day, and the watts were worse in the race than during training session and the result was what it was.
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The first half of the cycling season of 2013 has just ended. The first half of the season brought some good news for the Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador. The cyclist Contador came up with a performance that was beyond anyone’s expectation in the recently concluded Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The cyclist from Spain was believed to have a race just like an ordinary cyclist. But the Spanish showed some great character and put up a good show. The teammate of the cyclist also the winner of Amstel Gold race Roman Kreuziger finished ten minutes behind the winner.
During the race Contador was pretty much active throughout the Cote de Colonster. He was seen continuously making moves while cycling in groups. He constantly was trying to make moves in form of groups. Once he was seen to bring out an all out attack in a group of six cyclists just behind Ryder Hesjedal. If the attack lasted a bit more then surely it would have seen the Spanish cyclist go past Hesjedal. All in all the race saw the real character of Contador and made sure that he has given something for his fans to cheer for. Despite such an energetic performance he ended up 57th on the list which can never reflect his performance in the race.
At the end of the race he admitted that in the race he was feeling better and was on top of his game. He also shared his happiness of finishing the first half of the season on a high. For his success he credited his team saxo bank for the perfect support. The highly energetic performance from the Spaniard raises a few hopes for the rest of the season. Now it will be worth looking forward to the rest of the cycling season for the perfect race to the finish.