Tyler Farrar is part of the Tour of California, which is now in the twelfth year.
This tour has reached a pinnacle where it is being considered as a World Tour race as well. The race is all set to begin on May 14th
which will comprise of seven stages. The race will take the participants through several beach towns in southern California. There would be a day or two in the mountain regions after which the end would be in downtown Pasadena, completing seven days after it starts.
The current race will see twelve teams on the World Tour competing. Peter Sagan is considered to be the chief contender who is hailed the King of California. There would be two Continental and three Pro Continental teams participating which have received a dispensation from UCI to have eligibility in the race. (more…)
Despite suffering a flat tire for nearly four kilometers away from the finish, Mark Cavendish of Dimension Data managed to outpace all of the other riders in the flat, fast opening stage of the Dubai Tour, except for Marcel Kittel of Quick-Step Floors and Dylan Groenewegen of LottoNL – Jumbo, to finish third in the stage.
With no single air in his rear tubular and at a speed of over 60kph, he was able to cross the line and secure a third place finish for himself.
Speaking after the race, Cavendish recounted his experience during the race, and was quite pleased with himself for having secured such an achievement given the surrounding circumstances.
“Not bad, third. I couldn’t pass, couldn’t do anything. Probably the best result I’ve ever done in this stage. I couldn’t stand up. It wasn’t slipping, you just feel it hard on the cobbles on the rim,” he said. (more…)
Veteran cyclist Tyler Farrar has expressed his opinion about the vuelta a espana tour route, the American has said that the tendency of the route in recent times to move in a more epic and difficult direction is not limited to Spain alone.
Farrar who is currently participating at his 15th
grand tour event at this year’s vuelta a espana is in amazing shape physically.
Referring to the Spanish race as one of the most difficult grand tour he has participated in, he said in a statement that the vuelta will be rightfully regarded as the toughest grand tour competition ever. He further explained that the terrain was not just difficult but came with epic features and would no doubt be one of his most daunting competitions.
Being quite the expert with the wheels, Farrar has participated and completed five Gior d’Italia, Tour de france and the vuelta de espania. However, his years of experience have given him much insight on the difficulties that such a track holds in store. Having participated in several races, he observed that with each coming year, organisers find more ways to make the terrain even more complicated for cyclists. (more…)
Lance Armstrong, the former Tour de France champion, has stated that World Anti-Doping Agency as well as several others are ‘owed an apology’ from him for betraying during his career – but he stated that that the chief of the agency rebuffed attempts to meet back in the year 2013.
WADA director general David Howman state this week that he is really not happy with the fact that Armstrong had not actually apologized for costly and time- wasting lawsuits before the ex cycling champ admitted that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
At first, Lance declined to comment on Howman’s statements showed that he could meet with Lance, but then backed off under WADA lawyers’ advice. In response to Lance’s first enquiry regarding the meeting, Howman told that he could talk at a time and at a suitable place. (more…)