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.
An early 5-man breakaway was formed on final stage of the Tour- more than ten laps of 8.8 kilometer circuit was used for time trial earlier. However, they’re caught with around 5.5 kilometer left as sprinters’ squads vied for the esteemed status, ahead of tough dash for line. The tough fight saw Kittel pitted against Mark Cavendish on the Whitehall & just when it seemed that the star Manxman had already edged ahead, Kittel came back & dramatically won another triumph on Irish and British soil this year.
It implies that he has triumphed at Giro stages in Dublin & Belfast, Tour France stages at London & Harrogate as well as Britain Tour stages in London & Liverpool. “It’s great to finish Tour in center of the English capital”, stated Cavendish. “Wiggo won in the morning & I would have liked to win this afternoon.”
The Britain Tour win was a phenomenal one for Baarle as it was the grandest triumph of his riding career still.
“I expected to be on top ten. It means huge. I would remember the day throughout my entire life”, stated the new proud yellow jersey holder of Britain Tour.
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.
By three seconds he led ahead of Rosskopf. He stated that most of the people do not allow him to go in the breakaway too. It took him for hours, thirty one seconds and thirty four minutes to complete and win the race. Remaining with, BMC he has been in the breakaway for the second time. The climb till seven miles to the Little Cottonwood was brutal. He gave waved a thumps up to the crowd while he rolled on to the line of finish. For him it was the best experience in the group of final. He could feel that he was under control throughout. He did fight his way in clearing up with the other riders.
The experience of him battling the way was tested in the race. He was all praise for Danielson and believes that he has a long way to go in the riding zone along if he maintains his status quo.
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.
The country is going crazy so much so that it is estimated that 3.1 million riders ride a bike generally on the roads maximum number of times. According to him it was Bradley Wiggins who began the craze in Britain. Due to him the psyche of males has gone transformation and he has proved to be the tragic hero as stated by Aristotle. He is also hailed as the person to infect the others with this cycling disease. Wright suffered from being overweight, middle aged man but he had the urge to do something hence the disease also spread to him.
He was filled with awe when the farmer of sheep and his neighbour Gilles celebrated by buying a bicycle on his retirement day. The bicycle was a beautiful machine. In spite of living in the rural areas of France cycling was the natural sport that was prevalent there. It so happened that on one day who was a cycle rider suggested him to buy a bike which his uncle possessed. The moment he rode it he felt out of the world. After some time he took off to the roads by cycling with a 30 year old bike. The other competitors proved to be very hale and hearty so he felt like keeping up.
He urged for a bike similar to the one Gilles had. The industry of cycling in U.K is massive with its proper gears and everything in place. After that he got himself lot of accessories and clothing for cycling.
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.
The highly talented rider is a double Olympic champion and he joined Team Sky when it was first formed four years back after spending some time with Barloworld.
Geraint Thomas was the leader of Team Sky at this season’s Paris-Nice stage race but his stunning crash in the penultimate stage of the race scuppered any chance he had on winning the event.
He admitted that he has been speaking to Team Sky at the moment and although it is too early to comment on the future, he thinks he might be able to sort things out in a couple of weeks.
Thomas mentioned that there is no doubting the qualities of Team Sky as one of the best teams on the circuit but it is also good to have a look at the other teams and what they bring on the table.
Geraint Thomas also added that it is an immense confidence booster when three or four teams are fighting it out for his signature and tells him that he is on the right track as well.