Tour de France is surely turning out to be lucky for Chris Froome but the same cannot be said for his cycling team, Team Sky. In the stage 12 of the Tour, a high pace crash took place from about two kilometers far from the finishing line in which Team Sky’s Norwegian cyclist Edvald Boasson Hagen broke his shoulder. Team Sky made the announcement that Hagen will not continue with the Tour because of the injury. This means Froome has only six riders to support him through the next stages of the Tour.
Mahe Drysdale, the Olympic champ's world championship bid is now in doubt after he sustained yet another cycling mishap in South Korea. According to reports, the thirty four year old cyclist was just two kilometers from his hotel when he hit the side of a truck after the truck turned in front of him. The incident took place on Monday evening.
The extent of his wounds is still not clear but there are reports that he had scratch on his skin and now he could be in doubt for World Championship single scull heats that started in Chungju in South Korea on Sunday.
The most awaited grand stage road racing cycling event of the year the Tour de France is going to be held soon in the end of June. It is the 100th time this grand tournament is going to be held and the world is waiting for it to be a grand success like the past 99 years. Every professional cyclist is gearing up for the event and already there has been so much speculation about the favorites, the comebacks and the event happenings. The first three stages of this 100th Tour de France will take place at Porto Vecchio.
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.