Fabian Represents Gore Bike Wear

Fabian Cancellara has taken on the product ambassador role with Gore Bike Wear. Being a pro cyclist who announced his retirement, his new appointment seems a natural one.

He is considered a former Classics master as well as Olympic Time Trial Champion. Cancellara won gold in Rio and decided to retire from professional biking at the age of 35. He has now been brought on board with this brand to help them with a product line development. Being a Swiss biking champion, he will be able to provide his inputs on what constitutes quality biking wear and accessories. He states that he was always interested in trying different gear and accessories that were often introduced as prototypes. He is now happy with the new role that gives him a chance to develop products and gave his inputs for them.

The brand will have Cancellara as part of their numerous events in the forthcoming months. Continue reading “Fabian Represents Gore Bike Wear”

Astana Anxiously Waiting To Know License Status

Astana is surely going through a rough phase of late- the once-powerful World Tour team is now anxiously waiting to know whether at all it would be to retain the license to race at World Tours.

The result would be declared within 2 weeks.

The consistent doping scandals involving Astana riders compelled UCI to ask its License Commission to hold back the Kazakh team’s license for World Tours. It even led to a clash between FIC & UCI when the former complained that the latter did not consult the management committee while directing the license withdrawal for Astana. Reigning Tour France champion Vincenzo Nibali is an Astana rider and if Astana is denied of the license the defending champion might not be able to defend his title at this year’s Tour de France.

However, UCI has stressed that nothing is final until the License Commission sits for a meet soon. The meeting is scheduled for 2nd April at Switzerland and would be attended by a delegation from Astana including members of Kazakh federation, riders, sports directors & Astana’s head doctor. Astana was asked to submit every document in its defense by March 31.

“We have been informed that it will take around ten day. Thus, we are hopeful to know the decision post Paris-Roubaix”, stated a source from Astana.

Astana’s license for this year is presently under probation as UCI had declared to strip the team of it’s elite status. Continue reading “Astana Anxiously Waiting To Know License Status”

The latest Podcasts On Cycling World

The recent podcast that the Telegraph has come out with shows that their newfound interest is on Spain. Spain is going to host some of the races to start with the season’s stage races and all this came into news after it was announced that Alberto Contador was making this year his last year in the sport.

Alberto Contador is a two time winner and holder of the Tour de France title and this week, he said he wants to retire by the end of the coming season. The retirement of this legendary rider will create a hollow in the heart of the Spanish Cycling Federation.

The four of the legendary yet aging riders Contador, Joaquim Rodriguez, Alejandro Valverde and Samuel Sanchez will be replaced by a group of very talented young riders and this was the topic of discussion for the riders Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore. This is the state of the cycling sport in the country. Continue reading “The latest Podcasts On Cycling World”

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.

Cycling Center Voted The Best

A competition was held in Portland to find the best bicycle shop in the country. Barb Grover, the owner of Splendid Cycles had tweeted in the morning asking about the tally of votes, as he was eager to pay the donation check.

As already predicted before, the conclusion of this race has been proved right. The Bike shop Bliss tournament was won by Community Cycle Center.

The community Cycle Center is a nonprofit organization. After surviving the five rounds of race, thy community was declared victorious by 307 to 61. In total, there were 64 bike shops who had participated in this Bike shop Bliss tournament.

In order to win the competition, Splendid Cycles planned to donate $1 for each vote in their favor, but this scheme did not make the eager competitors win. Grover, the shop’s owner still desired the competition to continue.

The competition had ended on Wednesday, when the voting tally came to an end at 6 p.m.

According to the results, Splendid Cycle will donate $3017 to charity for the community cycling center’s shop, projects, holiday bike drive and education projects.

It is notable that after the announcement of Grover planning to donate $1 for each vote, they still garnered additional 17 votes for themselves. Needless to say, the bike shops exporting their cycles to the entire world do have fans in the cities of U.S.A and everywhere else.

The healthy competition amongst the bike shops has yielded good results. The competition has a unique rule that the winner is paid the amount by the rival team. After surviving a month of face-off with the other bike shops of the city, fashioned like the NCAA March Madness Bracket of basketball, owners of Splendid Cycles Joel Grover and Barb Grover said that they believe that Community Cycling Center deserved to win, and therefore they have.

Australians Defeat Great Britain

If you want to know how to avenge a defeat, then learn from the Australian cycling team. On 20th February 2013, at the Track World Championships being held in Minsk, Australia avenged the two consecutive men’s pursuit team losses it had faced from Great Britain and thus regained their past glory.

The Australian team had come close to winning the World Championships in Melbourne and also the Olympics held in London last year. But Great Britain had swept away both the titles from right under their nose.

However, the young Australian pursuit squad consisting of four exceptional cyclists: Alexander Edmondson, Glenn O’Shea, Alexander Morgan and Michael Hepburn defeated their rival team in Minsk and won the four kilometre race. The time they took to cover the 4km race course was 3 minutes 56.751 seconds. This time fell short of becoming the world record set by Great Britain at the Olympics in London last august.

The Britain Team had Steven Burke, Samuel Harrison, Ed Clancy and Andrew Tennant who finished off their race in 4 minutes 00.967 seconds losing the race to the Australians. Denmark won the Bronze medal by defeating Spain in their face-off.

Annette Edmondson and Amy Cure bagged the Bronze and the Silver medal respectively for Australia through their outstanding performance in their individual pursuit race. The American Cyclist, Sarah Hammer won the Gold Medal and defeated the two Australians Edmondson and Cure.

The men’s team gave an appropriate farewell to the endurance trainer Ian McKenzie by winning the title. This was the last time McKenzie was there to support the pursuit team as an endurance coach. He will hand over his position to Tim Decker who will take over as the new coach next month. Ian McKenzie has been the endurance coach for more than thirteen years and the pursuit team was happy to give him such a victorious Farewell.

Mountain bikers new heaven

In Grand Valley, Mountain bikers have passed years tardily and steadily arising plans to inflate the valley’s enviable accumulation of single-track, and in this season the efforts put by them are arriving at fruition with many new trails unfolding for bike riders.

From the brand new as well as cheering Palisade Rim Trail to viewheavy Mesa Trail on Grand Mesa to brand new coils on 18 Road network of the singletrack – Grand Valley is hustling with brand new trails which are lifting the area as a workable competitor to Moab as West’s top mountain biking address.
Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association’s president Scott Winans told that they have got a whole lot of momentum at this point of time. This association has led the fundraising and planning to develop several trails in this region.

Winans pulls off the steep trail of the brand new Palisade Rim Trail along with legerity of a bike rider associate with each rock. For the last 6 years, the engineer along with the Grand Junction-based bike suspension organization White Brothers Cycling as well as the Palisade’s Rapid Creek shop’s co-owner has forced for flourishing trail system of the region. It took almost 3 years of managing with the local provision district for trail covering easement to get at Palisade Rim.

Scott Winans told that it was really a huge deal. He also acknowledged the oddity of eking an relief from irrigation ditch co. He also expected that several other projects may look this and tell.