Chris Horner Joins Up US Squad Airgas-Safeway

late. The US team is a Continental-level outfit and Horner has signed a one-year contract with the team.

The 43-year-old rider is the oldest Grand-Tour champion in contemporary cycling and he would be riding for home III Division team in the coming year. After his stances at 1st Div. World Tour squads such as Lampre-Merida this year, the veteran cyclist did not find any elite team to sign up with for the coming season.

“I have earned huge success with my cycling career & I am very much proud of my achievements”, stated Horner. Continue reading “Chris Horner Joins Up US Squad Airgas-Safeway”

Some Names Omitted From The Aussie Tour De France

Iddo Snowy Munro and Don Kirkham were the first Australians that had taken part in the rides at the 3 weeks Tour which was a classic. It has been a century since they rode. It was a line up by Australia that was in honor of having completed a 100 years at the Tour De France.

The stars chosen to lead the cycling event were Phil Anderson and Cadel Evans. Apart from this Stuart O’ Grady has been a noted omission and will not be a part of the team of Australia for the Tour.

Stuart O’ Grady had made a confession the previous year to have doped. And it is the very reason that has probably made him sit back and he is not a part of the team that has nine players. Stuart had won two stages and also won the yellow jersey for leading the team. His career had been great until he accepted his doping after his retirement in 1998.

The team had been announced in Melbourne at the annual awards function for Australia Cycling. The function saw a celebration and praised Cadel Evans for his performance and outstanding career. Cadel also received a standing ovation at the function in honor of the great 20 year career he has had. Cadel has been the only Australian that has won the Tour along with his 2011 victory.

The team for the Tour which consists of nine people was divided into defined roles and Cadel and Phil were naturally the ones who were chosen as the classification riders. The man who had got the team green jersey thrice in the Tour, Robbie McEwen was the most obvious choice for being the team sprinter. Sir Hubert has been chosen as the captain of the team and Simon Gerrans who has worn the yellow jersey and also won many tour stages is going to be the all rounder for the team.

Liverpool to house inaugural stage of Britain Tour

Liverpool has received the esteemed honor of hosting the inaugural level of the prestigious Britain Tour 2014. The biggest pro cycling race in UK would be held in the month of September this year, from 7th to 14th.

The Tour Britain organizers have recently confirmed Liverpool’s selection as the host for “Grand Depart” on September 7, 2014.

It’s the 1st time that Liverpool will be hosting the prestigious inaugural stage of Tour Britain. Albeit the city had earlier held the final stages of the elite race in 2006 & 2008, it never had the opportunity to host Grand Depart.

According to market reports, the Stage 1 might start & finalize at The Strand amidst the picturesque background of 3 Graces, with 10 laps across a thirteen kilometer circuit.

“This is something huge for Liverpool”, said Cllr W Simon, the assistant mayor of Liverpool & the city’s cabinet member for sports. “It’s a great news that the internationally famed cycling event is about to have its inauguration at Liverpool this time.”

“The championship pulls in some among the classiest riders from all over the world with earlier chases featuring elite names like Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins. There is a magnanimous momentum gearing up for the sport & we are proceeding with the plans to beget a massive riding revolution here”, continued Simon. “The recent figures exhibit more people today taking to bikes in the city & that there is some actual appetite for the sport presently. Besides with our new cycle-hire scheme at present there couldn’t be any better period for us to house this elite event.”

The Liverpool track for the Grand Depart 2014 is yet to be revealed shortly, accompanied by details on a mass-participation race that might coincide with Britain Tour’s arrival at Liverpool.