The sport’s director of Garmin Sharp Geert Van Bondt is trying to be very optimistic and happy about the results in Scheldeprijs 2013. Scheldeprijs was the race before the Paris-Roubaix for the famous American road cyclist, Tyler Ferrar.
Ferrar got the sixth position in the race. The Scheldeprijs was won by Marcel Kittel who rides for Team Argos-Shimano. Van Bondt said that the most essential thing was to avoid crashes in this year’s Scheldeprijs race and that is what just happened. Therefore he is happy with the outcome of the race.
Elinor Barker, the rising British cyclist, has revealed that her call-up to represent GB for the Worlds was unbelievable & arrived a year earlier than expected. The 18-year-old athlete from British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme would be participating in team pursuit for World Track Championship at Minsk, this week.
Barker’s debut in the world Championship comes post a fruitful season in the rookie World Cup. In her opening senior competition, Elinor impressed everyone by winning the World Cup at Glasgow along with the two Olympic champions, Laura Trott and Dani King.
Alberto Contador, the Spanish professional cyclist who is a part of the Saxo Tinkoff team, stated that he won’t be taking part in the Giro d'Italia which is set to start in May 2013. He stressed that he will concentrating more on the Tour de France this time and he will be undergoing extensive training and practice for that. He added that this time, Tour de France is more important to him as compared to Giro d'Italia.
There were controversies regarding Cancellara’s stay at the RadioShack Nissan, with news saying that he might leave the team. But things are now back to normal. Cancellara will be joined by Luxembourg youngster Bob Jungles who is going to make his debut for the RadioShack in 2013.
Lance Armstrong quits his own charity LIVESTRONG completely. He dropped himself from holding the position of Chairman of the organization on 17th October, after USADA banned him from international cycling arena. But he kept a position at the Board of Directors. But on 4th November, he resigned from the Board of Directors, too.