In France currently one of the hardest competitions in the world is currently taking place, the Tour de France is a cycling race spread all the way across the large country France for the best cyclists in the world to take part in. With most of the 21 stages being over 100 miles long the sheer level of fitness for these competitors is astounding and just how competitive everybody is is also a Marvel in itself. This just shows when you look at the top competitors and just how close they are with less than a minute and 20 seconds separating the top five cyclists in a race that has already run for 32 hours long. But with 11 more stages to go there is much more excitement to come.
At the moment the cyclists Chris Froome is currently leading the Tour de France and enjoying wearing the yellow jersey, however this could easily slip away from him by just making a single mistake as the other competitors will see this and jump on the chance to take first place in the yellow jersey away from him. This is not the only kind of race that is going on in the Tour de France for as there are many people only competing for the sprint events and mountain climbs in order to get both the green and red spotted Jersey’s which a prized amongst the different types of racers. Read the rest of this entry »11.21.13
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Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan broke free and snatched the title of the men’s cycling road race from the British team frantically trying to set up a win for Mark Cavendish, the world champion. It happened in the London Olympic when he overtook Rigoberto Uran of Colombia near the Buckingham Palace and that left a one minute gap for the star British team to deal with in which they failed collectively.
Born Alexander Nikolaevich Vinokourov on 17th September, 1973 in Kazakhstan, he is the General Manger of Astana, the UCI Pro Team and retired rider now. He has for his career credits two world championship bronze medals, four Tour de France stage wins, four stage wins in Vuelta a España and the 2006 overall title, one Amstel Gold Race, two Liege Bastogne Liege monuments and the now legendary 2012 London Olympics Gold in the men’s road race. He was also a double medal winner at summer Olympics and the past national champion and world known celebrity of Kazakhstan.
Vinokourov turned professional in 1998 after he moved to France to finish his career as an amateur rider a year before. During Tour de France 2007 he was found blood-doping and the entire Astana team had to pay the price of withdrawing from the race.
He returned back in 2009 after serving the two year suspension to take part in competitions and cycled for his cherished team Astana and his country. He met with a crash in the Tour de France 2011 and it was serious enough to put a question on his cycling career.
However Vinokourov made his intention clear with the announcement of his continuance for another season in 2012 keeping in mind the London Olympic Games. He proved a nightmare for the much touted British team and made the gold for men’s road race his own after he dramatically won it.09.26.13
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The Slovakian cycling star, Peter Sagan is most probably going to be associated with the Tour of Alberta this year. Sagan has won many prestigious races at the age of twenty-three because of which he is considered to be one of the most promising and talented young cyclist.
He has won stages in races such as Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico, Tour de Romandie, Tour de Pologne, Tour of California, Tour de Suisse and Giro di Sardegna. Along with these he has won four stages of the Tour de France and three stages of Vuelta a Espana. Sagan’s victories signify that he is in fact the best sprinter Team Cannondale has ever had. Read the rest of this entry »