Chris Froome has complete faith in his teammate Geraint Thomas who is going to lead the team Sky along with Mikel Landa and tipped him for the first Italian success.
The three-time winner of Tour de France Froome said that Thomas has been the part of the winning team thrice and he was a good team player.
An announcement coming from the London Bike Show has it that the event will be officially opened by Sir Chris Roy.
The doors of the London Excel Centre will be opened from February 16th to 19th for all cycling fans as they showcase a vast array of leisure bikes, cyclocross, commuter bikes, MTBs and BMXs.
BMC top rider Richie Porte has stated that he is prepared to challenge Team Sky’s top man Chris Froome at the Tour de France in 2017.
Porte and Froome had been teammates at Team Sky, where Porte had been instrumental in Froome’s 2013, and 2015 victories.
However Porte moved to BMC earlier this year, and the former teammates faced each other at Tour de France. Unfortunately Prote finished 5th while Froome emerged as winner.
Mark Cavendish will act as a backing role to Edvald Boasson Hagen, Dimension Data team-mate, in Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix 1-day classic. The Manxman has tried ‘Queen of the Classics’ only once, when he could not finish in the year 2011.
The thirty year old sprinter told that he expect to get a bit deeper in the race than the previous time and helped Edvald Boasson Hagen later on.
An adventurous man from New Zealand put the pedal to the medal and cycled six thousand kilometers throughout India in a record twenty-three days and twenty hours.
Tim Chittock, aged 25, began his journey across the Indian Golden Quadrilateral on February 21 in?New Delhi and finished on 22nd March in order to bust a Guinness World Record.
Tim, who is University of Waikato’s law and economics university student, is not new to challenging adventures.
Great news for the strong proponents of female cycling- Pro Challenge USA has declared to include female cyclists for the 1st time ever.
The 7-day Colorado hosted summer cycling event would include an invitation-only 3-day event for women that would run along with men’s race.
The participant female riders of the Colorado race will cover same courses (in parts) as would be followed by male riders from 21st to 23rd August & would earn a similar prize value during those days. USA Cycling has already sanctioned this decision
Alberto Contador has said that his participation in two Grand Tours this year is absolutely certain. Contador will be participating in Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France this year. He has also said that there is absolutely no chance of him taking part in a third Grand Tour this year.
Shane Sutton, the director of the British team has said on Tuesday, 2nd December, that Sir Bradley Wiggins will not take part in the UCI Track Cycling World Cup which will take place this year in London. The competition will start from December 5th.
Erstwhile Sky sports-director Sean Yates has reportedly joined up with Tinkoff-Saxo as their sports director recently. Yates was the very man who oversaw Bradley Wiggins’ 2012 Tour France triumph.
The 54-year-old English quit Sky by the conclusion of 2012, declaring that he would be retiring from pro cycling.
He spent one full year out of sport prior to joining up with NFTO doe 2014 campaign & has now got back to professional riding again- and that too, interestingly, for one among the closest rivals of Sky.
Jonathan Tiernan Locke is eager to return to racing competitively as his ban on doping expires. He feels that the fire in him is there still there and he wishes to stay as long as his body continues. He was banned and Team Sky also stacked him in 2012. It was regarding the case of passport which had been outdated for long.