The few months past has seen the British Cycling road offspring, Team Sky and its now retired champion rider, Bradley Wiggins in allegations over his use of drugs that enhanced his abilities during the Tour de France of 2011 and 2012, and the Giro D’Italia of 2013.
In addition, the 2012 Tour de France winner has a number of questions to answer in respect to the contents of a package that was delivered by Simon Cope, a former British Cycling employee to Team Sky in 2011.
However, the downfall of Lance Armstrong, the most adamant athlete so far in regards to denial of doping will continue to act as a reminder in the cycling world.
So far, Team Sky has come off a long way to position itself as the saviors of cycling, going on to cart home four out of the last five Tours de France after they burst into the sport with an explicit zero-tolerance policy to doping. Read more »
Froome’s hope of bagging the vuelta a Espana has been dashed as the cyclist faced a serious loss in a race won by Nairo Quintana.
The sportsman from team sky was able to hang on to the second position in the overall classification but lost out on the first place to Quintana.
The result of the race leaves him adrift of Nairo by 3 minutes and 37 seconds. The sprint attack during the race was launched by fellow cyclist Alberto Contador at about 6km into the 118.5km race and Nairo Quintana was among the first of the 14 riders who reacted quick enough to follow the pace.
Even before the outing, Chris Froome had admitted early enough saying, beating Nairo Quintana will be extremely difficult. As the attack from Contador progressed, Froome’s teammates made good effort in trying to catch up but their advances proved futile. Read more »
The British cyclist Chris Froome is very popular these days after adding another feather to his cap after winning the Tour De France this year.
He went on to win the time trial bronze medal for Great Britain at the Rio Olympics. At present, he is competing at the “Vuelta A Espana” and is now in third position after stage 5 of the race.
Darwin Atapuma of Columbia is currently the leader of the race with a time of 17 hours 39 minutes and 52 seconds, followed by Alejandro Valverde of Spain with +28 seconds more than the leader. The British hero Froome is lying in the third position with +32 seconds. Froome is really happy with the way he is carrying out with his routine at “Vuelta A Espana”. He is still in tack to claim his maiden Espana title and had narrowly avoided a big crash on the Stage 5. It was Gianni Meersman of Belgium who cycled away to victory in Stage 5.
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Chris Froome is known as a two time winner of coveted titles like the Tour de France.
He has changed the build up that he had since this year. There are prospects of taking part in the Olympics along with Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana this year and he has a different strategy in mind. He is looking to do less and achieve more this year, as per the Team Sky sources.
Froome has won Criterium du Duaphine this year, but he has already planned to take part in Tour de France coming up in July. The Olympics would be in August as well as Vuelta a Espana. He has, however, pedaled into the year a little softer than the usual force he puts into his profession. Since he has won the Tour de France event twice already, once in 2013 and then in 2015, he also has recent accolades like Herald Sun Tour in the month of February that he won along with the stage he participated in the Tour de Romandie. Read more »
By the clock Boris Johnson’s full term as the mayor of London is over, the new generation of “cycle superhighways” would be close to almost being finished.
Yet his sight of a city criss-crossed by unintegrated cycle pathways divides opinion.
Canary Wharf Group chief executive Sir George talked for a lot of people when he called them a twentieth century solution to a twenty-first century trouble, stating they would aggravate rather than resolve the congestion problems of the capital.
Head of the property developer Sir George told that he hesitate to say a nineteenth century solution because in the nineteenth century they knew what they were doing. To strangle the traffic is not helpful. If one comes to Tower Hill any morning, there is a tailback of commercial vehicles – miles long.
Journalist Andrew Gilligan who is mayor’s cycling commissioner, told that consultations and polls have revealed a majority of people want betterments for cyclists. There always is noisy objection, but they always turn out to be from the minority.
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Chris Froome is in full support of 24 hours of drug testing. The 2013 Tour de France champion is a strong critic of using PEDs in cycling & is ready to take up anything to clean up the sport.
Froome’s statements follow a derogatory report on doping & criticism by erstwhile Olympic road racing champ Nicole Cooke.
According to Cooke, the Brit rider was wrongly granted a TUE (Threapeutic Use Exemption) during Tour Romandie in 2014 where he came up with a great victory.
The Tour de France 2013 champion has not ever failed in any drug check in his career & confidently welcomed the new policy of 24 hours of drug testing in cycling sport. He tweeted recently saying- “If that could help in cleaning up this sport which I love so much, let us do it.”
The Sky rider was suffering from chest infection on which UCI granted him TUE last year.
Cooke has also criticized UCI chief Brian Cookson regarding the doping issue in cycling. According to her, the new UCI boss has failed to get a firm grip over TUE abuse & it has been legally permitting riders to take to banned substances citing medical conditions.
“I do not feel that it’s okay to take off Chris’ race & prize money retrospectively yet Cookson should come up with a clear message. Brian needs to seek apology from the other cyclists for failing the riders”, stated Cooke. Read more »