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Cavendish Loses Out To Kittel As Baarle Triumphs At Britain Tour

Brit cycling star Cavendish lost out to Kittel by inches at the finale of 2014 Britain Tour whilst Baarle triumphed as the overall champion.

Baarle accomplished the yellow jersey for leader on 7th stage of the Tour & maintained his lead post time-trial the next day, which was won by Bradley Wiggins. He then had a safe finish in peloton on final stage where he won by ten seconds.

Kwiatkowski (Michal) was the 2nd overall & Wiggins took the 3rd position. The Tour France 2012 winner was the defending champ for the Britain Tour this year.



Good form for Cadel Evans ahead of Vuelta

Cadel Evans defended his form be performing maturedly well in the stage two at the Tour of Utah. He is preparing his way to the Tour of Spain. He won a sprint, leading ahead by Kelderman and Anacona to clinch the seventh stage of the mountains.
Tom Danielson clinched the title and that would have boosted his performance and strength in the future. In stage six, a dip towards downhill at the Ski Resort of Snowbird, the legend finally made his move. Rosskopf gained some extra speed and seeing him Cadel Evans, charged ahead with the winner of Tour de France. When few seconds were remaining, Evans lead ahead of Rosskopf and to finish it up downhill on the stage of mountain is a bit difficult. He had the idea of finishing it which he did eventually.



Michael Wright Proving To Be Obsessed With Cycling

Britain is hailed as a nation going crazy over cycling with the decision of beginning the Tour de France in Yorkshire. He suffered due to a disease two years ago. The Tour de France starting in Britain has tattered and weather beaten roads and lots of money has also been spent on it.



Geraint Thomas has offers on the table

British rider Geraint Thomas, who is a part of Team Sky at present, has admitted that he has a lot of offers on the table from different teams and is considering the offers from them.

The Welshman is in the final year of his contract with the star studded team, which ends in December this year and his representatives have already held meetings with several different teams over a potential move. Thomas himself has said that along with an offer to extend his stay at Team Sky, he has another four or five offers to consider.

Thomas stated that there has been a lot of interest in his services and a lot of teams have shown a keen interest in taking him on board.



Wiggins excited to make a comeback

Bradley Wiggins is ready to ride on his home soil this year at the Tour de France. He is very excited to make a small comeback as 2013 was not at a good year for him as he had to pull out from the Giro d Italia for a chest infection. Soon following this he faced some knww injuries which kept him out of the Tour de France but he is fit now and the whole team is looking forward to seeing some spectacular performances from him this year.

He will be paired with Chris Froome who won the Tour de France last on his absence and the duo is all charged up to be on the starting line again for Team Sky. The initial three stages of Tour de France will be taking place in England on the 5th of July and Grand Departin is all set to see the two British line up together.



Armstrong Promises Open Confession

Lance Armstrong has promised to help UCI doping inquiry that is to be carried by a new 3-men panel. The disgraced rider has vowed to share open & honesty testimony.

Armstrong has agreed with the confession part even after conceding that the life ban imposed on him won’t be lessened for full confession. The infamous cycling legend confirmed his agreement to an open confession via Twitter.

Last November, Armstrong indicated that his participation into the inquiry would be determined on the basis of treatment meted out to him- he wanted to be treated like others concerning the inquiry.



Urán could have written Olympic history differently

Rigoberto Urán, made news when he won silver in the summer Olympic 2012. He is also the only
Colombian to make the podium when he finished second in the Giro d’Italia.

Vincenzo Nibali took the first spot in the 2013 edition where he took over the wheels of Team Sky after Captain Wiggins abandoned ship. The renowned cyclist was born on 26th January, 1987 and is presently a member of the UCI World Tour Team Sky. In the Giro he also garnered the mountain-top stage win and was adjudged as the best young rider and awarded the white jersey the previous year. He finished an overall seventh position in the event.



Ben Cook’s cycling in Marin

Ben Cook, last weekend, took 2nd spot in state championship road race. While 2nd would be the best that many cyclists could expect for at a state race, the fourteen year old rider from Greenbrae has quite well – two times.

Earlier, Cook won state championship criterium in the thirteen to fourteen age group as well as the state championship time trial in thirteen and fourteen age group. This is not quite bad for someone who begun biking just two years ago.

Cook’s coach on Team Swift, Laura Charameda told that she could see from the beginning that he and the natural talent and ability. He is also a great teammate, a well spoken nice young man. While success in cycling has come very quick, it took some time for Cook to find something he preferred.



Alessandro Petacchi – A specialist in sprinting

Born in Liguria, Alessandro Petacchi is one of the greatest professional cyclists from Italy. He has left his mark as a great sprinter, who knows how to handle his bicycle and leave his mark on the world of great cyclists.

His feat in the tracks includes winning 183 titles in the 18 years of his career and this ensures that he has beat many competitors and has seen many people leaving the track without any medals. He considers himself lucky when he sees all the medals and other decorations which adorns his shelves and walls. Though he was a very talented cyclist, he was not free from controversies and other factors which surround the legends.



Frank Schleck set for a comeback

It has been a year since Frank Schlock was banned by the Luxembourg Anti-Doping Agency (ALAD). During the previous year tour de France in the 13th stage he was tested and the test proved positive. According to the tests diuretic and masking agent Xipamide was found in his body.