2016 Rio: Sir Bradley Wiggins supports Mark Cavendish for Olympics

Sir Bradley Wiggins, the professional road and track racing cyclist from United Kingdom, told that Mark Cavendish would make Great Britain’s track team for Olympic Games that will be selected later in August.

Mark is not ensured his spot but Bradley told BBC Radio 5 live that he is the right person to ride the omnium. He believes that Cavendish would be in Rio and he wanted to see him there. The Olympics is the one that this is really about for him. Once he gets given the green light for that, his performance would just go up again as he has got nothing to lose.

Mark intends to mix his dream of winning an Olympic gold for the very first time with his sparkly on-the-road career. In the build-up to the Olympics, the thirty year old from Isle of Man wants to ride in Tour de France once again with the expectation of including to his twenty-six stage wins in the race.

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The Dirty Part Of Cycling Soon To Be Revealed

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. Continue reading The Dirty Part Of Cycling Soon To Be Revealed

Vinokourov Sarcastic Over The Idea Of Clean Cycling

Questions over BMC is being levelled out by Vinokourov as regarding the clean cycling and the interest which TMC finds at as he believes that cheating is not systematic in his team.

The general manager of Astana, Vinokourov is also furious with the interest of the media regarding the doping record of his team. In fact what he thinks is that the Team Sky and BMC have dual characteristic regarding clean cycling.

As per the performance, four cyclists from Astana have been found to be taking drug that is they have been tested positive in the World Tour Roster as well as the team of Continental of the second tier which happened last year and signals have been given to drive out the team of Kazakhstan from the professional cycling. Questions over the legitimacy of Astana are under scanner.

In fact Vinokourov was also involved in a blood doping test for which he was suspended in 2007. The question of right versus wrong is a bygone idea what strikes is cheating versus goodwill in the sport of cycling as well. Continue reading Vinokourov Sarcastic Over The Idea Of Clean Cycling

Alexander Vinokourov Suspends Team Astana’s Continental Team

Team Astana’s Continental Team (lower division cycling team) has been suspended by Alexander Vinokourov after another Astana rider was found guilty of doping. UCI confirmed on the 26th of November, 2014 that Artur Fedosseyev is guilty of utilizing banned steroids.

Previously, four other Astana riders have been tested for doping and all of those test results have been positive. Two of those riders namely Victor Okishev and Ilya Davidenok are a part of Astana Continental Team along with Artur Fedosseyev. On the other hand, the other two riders- Valentin and Maxim Iglinskiy are the ones associated with the Astana WorldTour Team.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport (An Italian newspaper), Alexander Vinokourov is certainly not Astana Continental Team’s manager but he has utilized his power to provisionally suspend the team. Kazakh Cycling Federating actively supported Vinokourov and officially suspended all the activities of the team. Continue reading Alexander Vinokourov Suspends Team Astana’s Continental Team