The recent documentary on Lance Armstrong has attempted to seek justification for the fallen hero’s doping antics that shook the entire last year. Filmmaker Alex Gibney has come up with a documentary “The Armstrong Lie” that reveals the factors which urged Armstrong to resort to not-so righteous battles.
The defamed cycling legend became an inspiration not only to cyclists but also to the entire world when he battled his testicular cancer condition to secure his first Tour de France title in 1999. He shot to fame as one of the most highly spirited rider celebrity & a multi-millionaire as well, raising as magnanimous as 300 million USD + for the cancer victims through Livestrong Foundation. Most importantly, Armstrong infused a strong ray of hope and the very spirit to fight back among those trying hard to be in terms with the fatal disease. Read the rest of this entry »02.14.14
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Alexander Vinokourov has reportedly unveiled the latest jersey for his famous Kazakh team for the upcoming 2014 season. The renowned general manager for Astana Pro also announced new contributors & charitable donations along with the updated look at a recent press conference.
Astana is one among the pioneer WorldTour squads that came up with an updated look this year. Although the new one shares huge resemblance with the existing one given the overall display of Kazakhstan’s national colors yet the latest Astana team kit looks little different given the exhibition of new sponsor impression- the Kazakh national airline Air Astana. The team manager also reported about the inclusion of another non-governmental sponsor for the team this time- Astana Motors.
“The gold and blue are our national colors which are pretty unique in the pro cycling zone & they surely ensure a distinct position for our cyclists in peloton”, stated Mr. Vinokourov. “We are very fortunate to stay aligned with our principal sponsor Samruk Kazyna, the Kazakh welfare fund & join up with their esteemed ‘Astana Presidential Club’ meant for the sports teams. These logos have been retained proudly on our new race jersey. We have put the Air Astana impression on the chest & we have also retained logos for Expo 2017 on the team vehicles & printed materials. Astana Motors is our first ever non-governmental sponsor who would be joined by the famous diverse holding firm Raimbek Group.”
The Astana manager described Raimbek Group as a seasoned enterpriser with more than 2 decades of successful and active business ventures across Kazakhstan & all over the globe.
Vinokuorov expressed his gratitude towards the rising number of sponsors who have assisted to strengthen the team enabling Astana to come up with a significant impact across Kazakh community. 2013 was a very successful year for Astana with as many as 15 wins & several podium finishes.11.25.13
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 »