Lance Armstrong has been disgraced by the community of cyclists who has been stripped off by the titles of Tour de France when it was revealed that he did intake drugs for enhancing his performance. Being a high profile cyclist that too a professional one is something very humiliating, this proved to be bane for him.
Englishman Sir Bradley Wiggins is targeting the Tour de France after securing his first win of the season.
The former Grand Tour champion became the first British rider in history to win the Tour of California and that win has made him even more confident of securing another Tour de France title.
The 34 year old had previously cast doubt about being a part of Team Sky’s lineup for the Tour de France this summer, an event he won back in 2012, but now, he looks all set to be a part of the nine man team that will be led by 2013 Tour de France champion Chris Froome.
Andy Schleck has finally decided to make a comeback this year after being in and out of cycling for a long time. This news brought all smiles in the faces of the cycling fans. While confirming about this he said that the worst that could happen to him is behind him now and he is looking to make a fresh start to his career. He is quite confident about the season in 2014 and he says that he is training real hard to get back to that level of fitness which he had previously.
Boris Johnson, the mayor of London has said that the ‘cycling revolution’ will continue and has predicted that London will soon become welcoming to the cyclists like the cities of Copenhagen and Amsterdam in spite the worries about safety.
Alberto Contador of UCI Pro Team Saxo-Tinkoff reconfirmed he will not defend his Vuelta a España crown, but hopes to race the world championships later this season.
Speaking to the Spanish daily MARCA, Contador said defending his Vuelta victory of 2012 was never in his plans.
“The Vuelta was never on my calendar and that’s the main reason I am not going to defend my victory of last year,” Contador told MARCA.