Bicycle Video Score: 4 / five09.22.14
Bicycle Video Rating: 5 / five09.21.14
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.08.26.14
Robin Williams was known for his acting but very few know that he was a cycling enthusiast who had friends like Lance Armstrong and even Eddy Merck who has won the Tour de France five times.
Williams is said to have always been a follower of professional cycling and was the owner of numerous bikes. Team Sky, a British professional cycling team, who recently won Tour de France with Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins paid tribute to the actor in their official Twitter account. They wrote that they have been honoured with the laugh that they had shared because of Williams and they support that they have received throughout.
Williams became interested in cycling after being inspired by Lance Armstrong. Armstrong had to let go of all his seven Tour De France trophies after admitting that he used performance enhancing drugs in 2012.
Williams is popularly known for his comedy but he took part in the charity event named Ride for the Roses in Texas which was organized by Armstrong’s foundation and he was a regular supporter of the Tour De France.
A less known fact is that in 2002 during the tour, Williams rode out a rest day in company of Armstrong and his U.S Postal team wearing the team outfit proudly. Williams got to know the 1970’s legendary cyclist from Belgium, Eddy Merck who dominated the sport by winning major tours. He also won many one day classics.
Merckx took to the Belgian radio station VRT on Tuesday to show his respect to the actor. He said that he was shocked at the news of his death and that Williams knew him very well.
Armstrong paid his tribute to Williams via Twitter. He said that he wishes for him to rest in peace and he will be remembered and loved as a great friend.08.25.14
Bicycle Movie Rating: 4 / 507.27.14
Bicycle Video clip Rating: 5 / 507.22.14
Christopher Froome fell into a major medical controversy while playing at the Criterium du Dauphine Libere cracking and sliding out of the top 10 while a statement from a governing body the UCI helped prove the implication in the French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche that his request for a Therapeutic Use Exemption for a corticosteroid might have received a preferential treatment creating a stirring buzz in the news world.
It was then a spokesperson of the Team sky confirmed that Froome had been suffering from a chest infection aggravating his underlying asthma and had been prescribed prednisolone tablets at 40mg per day by the team doctor during the Tour de Romandie. Froome who is asthmatic and uses an inhaler occasionally during races had been forced to move out of the Liege Bastogne Liege classic on the 27th of April at less than 24 hours notice, due to the chest infection with the TUE getting issued on the 29th of April; it was the day when the Tour de Romandie commenced. Prednisolone is a corticosteroid which is usually used to cure a variety of unflammatory conditions including arthritis and asthma with a dosage of around 5-60 mg per day.
Usually when it comes to corticosteroids it is on the Wada banned list when taken orally or by injection but it is in the competition where its the permitted dose is decided by the Therapeutic Use Exemption is applied at. In lieu to this Wada system there are certain guidelines adhering to which the application and use of predinisolone is regulated through the TUE system which is granted by the UCI. At this situation the UCI confirmed that Froome’s TUE for oral use of glicocorticosteroids were granted on the 29th of April 2014 based on duly documented medical history and in compliance with the proper guidelines.06.29.14
Bike Video Ranking: 4 / five06.22.14
Tyler Farrar is in a happy mood of late and is really optimistic to come up with a strong hold in the Gent-Wevelgen chase- the optimism is mostly given the very opportunity of racing at his home town.
Gent has been Tyler’s home since the inception of his Euro career years ago. The famous Garmin Sharp rider dwells at a nice cozy haven in the middle of Gent’s vibrant historic center & he’s raced and trained on the neighborhood bergs as he turned professional with Cofidis.
“I’m not moving”, Farrar laughed.” This is like my house away from house.”
Fluent in both Spanish and French, the star rider effortlessly switches from Flemish to English in his post-race interviews. He picked up Flemish while his days at Gent. When Tyler goes to sign prior to start of great local races such as E3 Harelbeke, his local fans hail him with loud cheer.
“I have been at Gent for quite some time now”, stressed Tyler. “ I am no Belgian yet I’m really close to being a one, sans the passport. I’ve several friends here & some supporters as well.”
After two top tens in mid March, the Garmin-Sharp rider is hopeful about something really strong at the Gent-Wevelgem chase.
“If my legs stay as great as they were in the past few days, I feel I would be able to put up a solid fight. Now, the first priority is recovery.”
Last Friday Tyler finished in lead race group featuring Trek’s Cancellara, Omega-Pharma’s Tom Boonen and Belkin’s Sep Vanmarcke. He dashed off to 8th in the chase, coming up with the 4th rank in bunch sprint. Tyler also secured the prestigious 2nd position at Dwars Vlananderen. The recent feats is keeping him pretty upbeat about his upcoming home-town event.06.1.14
Bike Online video Score: 3 / 5