There are many niche sports in the world that sometimes get forgotten because of the likes of other sports such as football. One of these sports is cycling – even with the massive fan base it has you don’t see as much coverage as it deserves.
This is strange as so many people enjoy actually taking their bikes outside in their free time and exercising. There are still so many different competitions happening all the time however, and with these there are also people who like to make predictions on who they think will come out on top by putting their money on it.
This has never been easier to do than now with the age of the internet and online casinos and bookies – they now own their own websites such as Lucky Nugget. These allow you to place bets at home instead of leaving for the bookies on the high street; moreover, after you are finished with your bets you can go and play many of the different games offered at the online casino also.
With so many competitions it is sometimes surprising that so many people can only name the Tour de France as a cycling race, but this kind of road race is only one of many types of cycling. For example there is mountain biking which is the total opposite to a road race in which you must tackle very difficult terrain in order to finish the course in the fastest time possible. This is done wherever there is a mountain.
Or if rough terrain is not for you then you might be more interested in the indoor version of cycling where the competitors race on a smooth wooden track and everything comes down to split seconds between the different riders. Whatever it is that takes your fancy there is more to cycling than just the normal road races.
Matt White, the famous cycling coach is poised to return back to his career of a cycling coach after serving a six months ban for doping. The international cycling community is ready to welcome the coach due to his characteristic of honesty.
The decision of White to confess the guilt of doping on a ride with Armstrong’s Portal Service Team of US, made the mentor lose his job from the Orica- Green EDGE and Cycling Australia. Although Matt White has served a suspension of six months, sources indicate that this was the result of Anti Doping authority of Australian Sports.
The Olympian winner has also been investigated by other agencies and also been a subject to the probe by Nicki Vance. Vance’s investigation study will be released finally after two weeks.
Matt White, himself stood down from his position as the sports director of Orica-GreenEDGE last year, when the revelation of his involvement in illegal practices of doping
As soon as the reports proved him guilty, Matt White surrendered his position as a CA and as the sports director of the Orica-GreenEDGE team last year. He admitted to have engaged in illegal practices of such drugs when doping was rife.
The officials of Orica-GreenEDGE yesterday have not commented on the possibilities or eligibility of Matt’s return to the sport of cycling or a reunion of the team with its past director.
There have been examples for such a move in World Tour ranks. The candid approach of White for the investigators might give him a chance at redemption.
Other dope riders who have confessed to their doping habits are Garman boss, Jonathan Vaughters, and David Millar.
Lance Armstrong, Matt White’s partner in this guilt has been banned for life in the US. Irrespective of how the events have turned out, Orica-GreenEDGE is still participating in the Giro d’Italia race which starts this Saturday.