Dave Brailsford, the Team Sky’s chief in an attempt to clear his team and its embattled 2012 Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins over allegations of doping, has denied any involvement of his team in wrongdoings especially in relation to the use of TUEs.
Contrary to the recent wave of information that the 2017 tour the France will feature a reduction in team sizes, Flanders classic and RCS sport, together with the current leading race organizers of the tour have all accepted that the decision to implement any cut in team sizes for the new season should be put on hold.
Not every cyclist experiences a great year of competitive cycling every time.
Among the notable riders of Tour de France, it is heard that Froome would rely on the Row and Stannard to give him protection in the upcoming Tour de France event.
The two riders are domestic players who would be making the line up for Team Sky. Both would help Froom to defend the crown that he obtained at the Critérium du Dauphiné event. It would also help catapult the success that Froome obtained in 2015.
UCI, the ruling body of cycling, has confirmed that, for the very first time, Kiwis has qualified for each field in track cycling for this year’s Rio Olympics.
New Zealand is one of just 3 countries to have accomplished full qualification with Germany and Australia being the other two.
As well as the team pursuit, team sprint and omnium for both women and men, New Zealand has qualified 2 spots for the individual sprint as well as the keirin, again both for women and men.
Sam Bennett had a roller- coaster ride all throughout his career and in July it can reach to new heights. He has shifted from Ireland to Monaco.
It is not at all surprising as most of the professionals have their home based in Monaco. In the course of two years, Bennett has come a long way since he was about to quit the profession owing to a series of injuries. He is 24 years old and is considered to be one of the best in sprinting.
Vincenzo Nibali might have lost out at the recently concluded Oman Tour but the defending Tour France champ is quite confident about another glorious stint in the upcoming 2015 Tour de France.
While asked whether poor form might cast a gloomy stance in the biggest annual cycling event, Nibali simply brushed off all doubts.
“What does it signify for Tour? Well, it implies just nothing. Now, it is February and the event is in July”, remarked Nibali.
Earlier, Chris Froome (Team Sky) had hinted that he would not compete in Tour de France 2015 because he would prefer competing in Vuelta a Espana and Giro d’Italia next season.
But now it seems he has changed his mind and is geared up for Tour de France.
When the Tour de France 2015’s route was revealed in the month of October, Froome had claimed that the tour is going to be tough next year. Froome was extremely concerned about the mountain stages and the less time trial pursuit kilometers.
Bradley Wiggins is on a mission to set up a team of his own which will win gold for him in the Olympics of 2016 at Rio. He wants to collaborate with Team Sky for further developments.
If the development will be good it will last for 10 years. His aim is to search for the next Wiggins and even Chris Hoy. At the festival of marketing, in Wapping he stated that he was in talks with the Team Sky regarding his contract for next year. His driving force behind developments is to make his own team. His focus has not deterred yet which is a strong hold.
Lizzie Armistead has recently put forward a very practical idea in relation to women’s cycling in the Sportswomen show of Sky Sports News HQ. Armistead believes that minimum wages can help modify women’s cycling in the best possible manner.
The 2014 Commonwealth champion and Olympics 2012 silver medalist is of the opinion that the attitude towards women’s cycling has been transformed for sure but still more efforts have to be made in that direction.