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.
While Chris Froome is flowing champagnes celebrating his spectacular Tour de France win, his teammate Bradley Wiggins is too devastated to watch his fellow colleague taking up the yellow jersey.
As per the reports, Sir Wiggins is passing through a depressed state presently after withdrawing from Tour de France and has shunned himself from watching any of the cycling events this year.
Women have been addressed as an 'indicator species' of a bike friendly place because they have a tendency to pedal more in those places which are practical and safe for biking. But on those counts, US has some work to do.
In the year 2009, less than a quarter of bike tours in the United States - twenty four percent — were made by women. Some of the places are performing better compared to others; like in Philadelphia and Boston, women make thirty two percent of bike tours, while the number is thirty three per cent in San Francisco.
The Ale Jet from Italy, Alessandro Petacchi has still hopes that UCI will consider his case of rejoining the professional cycling circuit. The 48 times grand tour stage winner earlier last month has announced his retirement from the world of professional road racing. But the 39 year old champion racer changed his mind as he regained his lost passion and hunger for winning after he lead Cavendish a few days post his retirement announcement.
Scotland is all set to open up its 1st purpose built riding track for the specially abled people by this spring. The special cycling track has been constructed at Cantray, located near Inverness.
According to the reports, the track stretches up to 1 km and it took around 250,000 Euros for its construction. Watermill Foundation from Cawdor is in charge of the project. The project is further aided by trusts, charities & national body of Sportscotland. The new cycling track for the physically challenged is about to open up on the later quarter of the ongoing Spring season this year.