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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 2014.01.11.14
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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.10.18.13
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Andy Schleck is a cycler who is popular for his riding as well as his smart looks. He is a professional cycler from Luxembourg and represents the team of RadioShack- Leopard. Tour de France 2010 has witnessed the winning of Andy Schleck. And here is some latest news from his side about teaming up with his brother Frank. Andy Schleck has huge mass appeal and people can die to see him cycling in the field. Some awful time has been faced by him but now he is all set to comeback. Tour Down Under was not good for him. He got the 91 position in the Gran Premio Citta di Camaiore which was conducted in Italy. After then he withdrew from other tours such as Tour of Oman, Tour Mediterranean and Tirreno-Adriatico.
Also after being 57th in the Criterium International he decided to withdraw in the Amstel Gold Race. However, after that he managed to hold 86 position in La Fleche Wallonne and got 41 position in Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Now he is trying to improve his performance in the cycling field and want to comeback with a winning practice. During this year while preparing for Tour de France he managed to get 40th position in Tour de Suisse. But in Tour de France he has shown the best performance of the year by managing to be at the position of 20th.
Now Andy Schleck is going to participate in the team of RadioShack Leopard Trek being very hopeful. He is excited to be participating along with his brother. He wants to b with Frank in the cycling field. He is looking forward for this game and enthusiastic to give a new start to his career and family. He wants to achieve some great things this time. It should be noted that his brother Frank was suspended in the doping case.09.20.13
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