Geraint Thomas was able to claim second position in the Giro d’Italia. All eyes were on this Welsh rider who completed the last leg of the race with ease.
It was a span of 159 km that spanned the distance from Pedara to Messina in the Sicily region. As a result, he finished in the 20th
position when he reached the finishing line. The stage five of this race was for the sprinters and Geraint Thomas had little problem holding onto the second spot in the standings overall. Known as the Welsh wizard, his fans were enthralled to see his performance as he completed the last and final leg of the race. Gaviria and his team mate Bob Jungels retained the leading race jersey in pink. All the star riders were spooked with the kind of turnout that the race had this time. Continue reading
Having been unveiled as the first star rider of 2017, Thomas Voeckler will be back in the 2017 edition of the event to defend his Tour de Yorkshire title.
His success in the competition came last year on the final climb of the third stage which saw him break away with Nicolas Roche of Team Sky.
To take home the overall victory, Voeckler was able to outsmart his rival along Scarborough’s North Bayin a two-way sprint.
He has thus become one of the most celebrated cyclists of his generation, with the win which proved the highest-profile success of the 2016 season for the Frenchman.
Due to his never-say-die attitude and his unique attacking style, he has earned himself a cult following.
Voeckler, 37, held the iconic yellow jersey for nothing less than 20 stages, won four Tour de France stages, as well as topping the mountains classification in what has very much been a glittering career.
He announced his plans during last September to retire from pro cycling after the Tour de France this summer. Essentially, it means that the Tour de Yorkshirewill be his last appearance on British soil. The event will hold from 28thto 30th of April. Continue reading
The Danish squad has announced a new sponsorship deal with the German company – the stolting group.
Cult energy team whose future had been on shaky ground for a while are now safe as the German company has swooped in to help safeguard their professional continental status.
The stolting group, which has sponsored a team in the continental ranks in 2015, has decided to provide the sponsorship to German counterpart and join forces with the team; this will help to ensure that the cult energy team has a space in the 2016 professional continental ranks.
While the stolting group will be providing the budget, the new team formed between the German and Danish alliance will be registered as the cult energy-stolting group, the team whose agreement is expected to last for five years is optimistic of riding in big future events, particularly the grand tour.
In a bid to further strengthen the alliance, some of the young riders at the German group will now ride with the new team as part of the squad, this may all just be speculation as the management of the team has said while announcing the agreement that the roster for the season had not been planned out yet. Continue reading
Richie Porte is surely going through a fantastic phase of his career of late. The Australian is in full-form, bagging one major win after another & his latest focus is on Giro crown.
The Australian great clinched his 2nd WorldTour title in stage race recently along with the victory of Catalonia Tour & Paris-Nice win. It was the 2nd Paris-Nice win for him.
The Tasmanian looked sturdy on hilly 7th & final stage at Barcelona to triumph at the race by 4 seconds from Alejandro Valverde of Spain, who picked twelve bonus seconds given his stage win as well as the victory at intermediate sprint.
Domenico Pozzovivo, the famous Italian rider, was 1 second behind Alejandro in 3rd overall while two-time Tour France hero Alberto Contador was further adrift by 2 seconds.
Richie stands in the 1st position in World Tour rankings & he is all set to lead his elite Sky team into Giro Italia that is scheduled for May.
“Honestly, it is just unbelievable”, stated Porte, who came second at Down Under Tour in his own homeland as the current season ushered.
“This season is going really awesome for me, starting from the Down Under Tour to now”, he continued. “I could not ever imagine that it would be going this well, especially where I was in 2014.” Continue reading
Anna Meares has reportedly triumphed with gold at the keirin event as her country concludes the esteemed World Track Cycling Championship on a golden route. It’s surely a remarkable win for the most decorated contemporary female cyclist who made her fans and nation proud with her record-breaking eleventh title.
Annette Edmondson claimed her 2nd gold at ominum making Australia proud once again.
Australia has won eleven medals overall at the recently concluded Paris hosted World championship. It was 4 more in comparison to any other participating nation- 4 gold, 4 silver & 3 bronze. However, the host nation, France, concluded with 5 golds.
Anna’s triumph at the keirin, which marked her last of 4 events at the French capital, signifies that the great riding lady is now the proud holder of more number of rainbow jerseys in comparison to any female track rider ever- in the history of cycling. Continue reading