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Evans to make a comeback this year

The former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans will be taking part in the Australian Road Championship 2014. This was a surprise for all the cycling fans as Cadel had literally disappeared from the tracks for 9 years. The 36 year old is confident enough and thinks that his age would not be a factor in participating in the championship and says that the preparations have been up to the mark.

There were rumors that Evans will be making a comeback after 9 years in this upcoming season but no one was sure about it. The confirmation was done by Evans himself and he was looking really excited to restart his career once again. This year’s race will start from Buninyong located near Ballarat, Victoria. The manager of Evans, Jason Bakker said that he has come a long way to recover and he will not let his team down in any way. He also added that after the Australian road championship Evans will also participate in the elite road race for men. The decision to participate in this 183.6 kilometer race came late and all the cycling fans were very happy to hear this.

The manager in a press conference said that the preparations and the hard work Evans has put into will definitely be fruitful for him and also for the team. The whole team is looking forward to him racing again and hopes that he will not only do well in the Australia Championships but also the Giro d Italia. There is still time for Giro d Italia which is due to start on the 9th of May and is scheduled to finish on 1st June 2014. Cadel will not be participating in the Tour de France this year but he is confident about the other championships and has said that if things go well this season then he may go for the Tour de France.

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Voeckler Will Start

Thomas Voeckler will be riding in the Tour Down Under in 2014 for the first time. The French stalwart known for his great achievements in cycling has got the license from the UCI Pro Team to participate in this championship. In 2011 the Frenchman finished in the fourth place in the most prestigious championship, the Tour de France.

In 2014 the Tour Down Under will be the first race for the Frenchman and his team GreenEdge believes that this time the Australians will dominate in the race. The most possible leader to the team would be Simon Gerrans who was the winner in 2012. There have been some changes in the team with Matt White, the team director being reappointed in the month of July after a gap of eight months when he was serving for a doping ban. The director said that the return of Gerrans would be a huge boost for the whole team.

Apart from Gerrans and Voeckler there will be other names too such as Cadel Evans, Richie Porte and not to forget the sprinters Marcel Kittel and Andre Griepel. He also went on to say that the Tour Down Under would be a testing stage for all the riders and it will be the path for better performances for the rest of the season. The team will also consist of Michael Matthews and he has the record of winning the three stages in Tour of Utah and also two stages in Tour of Spain. So with a combination of new players and some experienced players it seems that the team will be gearing up pretty well for the championships this season. The Tour Down Under is scheduled to start from the 21st of January and will continue till the 26th of January 2014.

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Cavendish eyeing Yellow Jersey

Mark Cavendish has got high ambitions for the upcoming 2014 Tour France. In a recent interview, the esteemed Omega-Pharma rider expressed about his focus on winning the coveted yellow jersey by the end of the opening level of Tour de France the next year.

As per the sources, the 191 km stage of Tour de France will end up in Harrogate which happens to be Mark’s mother’s home & thus the iconic Brit rider aspires to commemorate the race in great style.

“It’s great”, stated Cavendish. “I am too thrilled about the initial stage ending up at Harrogate, my mom’s hometown. Even today I have a great wing of my family residing there & it offers me a fantastic opportunity to don the desired yellow jersey before my fans- hence it’s a huge thing to have such a dream.”

Stage 1 starts from Leeds & includes excursion through grounds of the Harewood House & Yorkshire Cycling Festival before it reaches up to Harrogate. The 2nd stage stretches from York till Sheffield. Albeit the reigning Tour France champion Chris Froome has described the 2nd stage as a “difficult” terrain yet he is hopeful for some home support all through the initial stages of the race.

The 3rd stage will start at Cambridge & would end up in London. The stretch of Tour France to the Briton capital has been embraced with great enthusiasm here. “Our national fervor towards cycling seems to have reached up to the peak since 2012 games & post 2 consecutive wins at the Tour”, noted Boris Johnson, the London Mayor. “Next year we are hoping for a new genre of Froomes, inspired by our cycling heroes sprinting up for the coveted yellow jersey amidst huge clamor from the spectators”, the Mayor sounded really enthusiastic while speaking about the upcoming Tour in England.

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