Rigoberto Uran has on two different occasions, come really close to winning the Giro d’Italia.
However, this time around he would be skipping the familiar roads of Italy and make a return to the Tour de France this summer for no more than the fourth time in his decade-long career.
With his return to the Tour, a space would be opening up for him to make a return to the favorable hilly terrain of the Ardennes for the first time since 2013. The veteran Colombian who spoke recently noted that a lot was being changed and this year, he and the team would be trying something different.
“We are changing a lot,” Urán said.
“I believe changes are important, and this year we are going to try something different. We’ll focus more on the classics. [I] won’t go to the Giro after many years in order to prepare well for the Ardennes,” he added. Read the rest of this entry »12.20.16
Not all sportsmen find public attention and praise captivating.
Alexander Vinourkov is one of such men as he rarely shows up at interviews and press conferences.
Despite being in charge of one on the biggest and successful teams in the sport of professional cycling, he seems to be a man of few words who finds solace in the sport and cares very little about what others might think about him.
Vinourkov, who is currently in charge of team Astana, has said in an exclusive interview that he believes Nibali can win the Giro d’italia. He expressed his sentiment saying that Nibali’s chances of success at the competition were rapidly growing.
When asked about how he decided that Nibali would aim the Giro, Vinourkov had replied:
“Vincenzo wants to win the Giro d’Italia again. He immediately asked to target the Giro after what happened last year at the Vuelta. He wanted to find new motivation and the Giro d’Italia is something to aim at. Read the rest of this entry »08.12.16
If you have caught images of the latest custom made bike of Alexander Vinokourov you will admit that it is an extravagant piece that is one of a kind.
It is a gold bike that he has received post his victory in the road race of the Olympic Games. The victory that he won in 2012 surely deserves a bike that goes over the top. Many bikers might decide not to draw attention to them and keep their head down to do their work. However, Alexander is of a different mentality. The top bike that he has obtained has been revealed to all his fans and admirers as well as opponents to gawk at, in awe or in envy. The bike has been revealed before the Dubai Tour that is about to start this week. Vino is universally loved, especially in Kazakhstan. Read the rest of this entry » 04.7.15
The Cycling as a sport is losing its credibility with increasing events about doping and other things that makes people uncomfortable during an interview and exclaims that the question being asked or some recording being played is off the record.
In a recent interview of Pat McQuaid that come out in the newspaper this week was not only about the CIRC( Cycling Independent Reform Commission) that was looking into allegations of anti-doping cover-ups and corruption during his term as the resident of Union Cycliste Internationale or UCI which is the governing body of world cycling. It was very clear that just because no evidence was found then that did not mean the UCI would stop and was not looking for any more. Pat had never actually said anything off or on record about things related to anti-doping but only if you go further at the report made by CIRC you understand some of the things that Pat was talking about and that was off record.
When it comes to the war on doping in the peloton Cookson has realized that the UCI presidency will not make much of a difference and that it could go either way. Read the rest of this entry »02.19.14
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
Vinokourov Video Ranking: four / five