While the Briton cycling enthusiasts are upset with GB’s no title in Track World, Shane Sutton is confident about a positive performance from the team at 2016 Rio Olympics.
According to the GB technical director, the team track cyclists are still able to “do business” the coming despite their no-gold status at Track World Championship for the 1st time in fourteen years.
However, Sutton has been realistic in his claims, stressing that the challenge ahead won’t be easy at all.
“I am pretty aware that we are competitive in possibly 7 medal events here in track”, stated the technical director from GB. Read the rest of this entry »02.10.15
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The star rider and champion of Tour de France- Vincenzo Nibali is not planning to leave Team Astana which is trapped in several doping controversies right now.
In November, it was revealed that a fifth Astana rider- Artur Fedosseyev had been tested for doping and he was found guilty. Along with Artur Fedosseyev, Victor Okishev and Ilya Davidenok of Astana Continental Team have also been found guilty.
Brothers and Astana riders belonging to the WorldTour Team- Valentin and Maxim Iglinskiy were also tested. Valentin Iglinskiy confessed to doping and Maxim Iglinskiy did not get his Sample B analyzed.
Due to all these doping scandals, UCI asked the License Commission to review Team Astana’s anti-doping policies and management. Alexander Vinokourov even got the Astana Continental Team officially suspended. Read the rest of this entry »01.13.15
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Mark has taken things very positively and sportingly. Although it has been a big set back for him that he could not even complete the opening stage of the Tour De France because of his crash, Mark has not given up hope. Mark believes that this crash and unwanted end in Tour de France shall be a motivation for him to carry on no matter what and keep his career going for the longest time possible for him.
Mark had hit the deck in Harrogate, his mother’s hometown which was also the end of the Tour’s opening stage. Mark has talked about the injury that he has had to the reporters. The former world champion and the Omega Pharma-Quickstep sprinter has said that he was aware that his shoulder would not be fit and fine for at least some months. He has expressed how he could still feel the hurt from the injury. He has exclaimed that he still cannot lift big and heavy weights which might be a little problematic for later this year but nothing very big an issue.
The injury has left Mark very unfit at the moment and he is himself aware of it. Sometime earlier at the Britain tour when he saw how he lacked fitness he himself backed out. He is aware that there are people who could do better than what he was doing and so gave the same reason for ruling himself out of the squad. He has missed a lot of big events that have felt his absence and he too wants to make his come back soon and not stay away from the tracks for any longer. He has been saying that this year has made him stronger and has made himself push further during situations. He is now sure that these happenings have done only good and his career will definitely last some years more. Mark has told that had the crash happened some years back it would be an end for his career however now that his daughter Delilah was by his side he could fight anything and everything.10.20.14
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Queen Louise’s Bridge is jam packed as you enter the centre of Copenhagen. Surrounded by waterways it makes it even more pinching. There are broad paths which are meant for two wheelers and are filled with bicycles.
People travel through cycle wearing office uniforms and work dresses and make a cool sight sitting on the bicycle. Some prefer to be bare-headed whereas others stick to helmets. There are various kinds of bicycle to be seen ranging from mediocre to latest and utilitarian versions. Not only men but women and children with old people are found to be pedalling their way through bicycle. More bicycles than cars are seen on the road and that too fully jam packed at 8 a.m. So the morning air is crisp and clear without toxic inhalation. It is a friendly culture out there in the most environmental capital city Copenhagen.
As opposed to it the Australians do not prefer cycling. Cycling trip in and around Scandinavia with the last destination being Copenhagen seems an enjoyable trip. The road through Norway and Denmark makes for a lovely sight. The landscape is breathtaking with mountain ranges and green lush scenery. The trucks out there wait for the cyclists to pass through if necessary. It is described as etiquette of motor vehicles. No amount of close pass or hooting is to be heard. A movement called as the Cycle Chic created by Mikael Colville- Anderson has become viral. According to him Australia being under the developed world lacks behind when it comes to cycling.
Even America seems to be lagging behind. For indulging people to get on to the bicycles a holy trinity is essential which includes- bike system based on sharing, better infrastructure and calm traffic. All the countries in Europe are following the design of Copenhagen.