Leading Aussie star cyclist Cadel Evans has declared possible retirement plans next year. The Tour France 2011 champ is about to hang his boots after Down Under Tour in 2015. The 2015 Down Under Tour is scheduled to take place from January 17th to 25th. However, the 37-year-old rider will also take part in Great Ocean Road Race championship that is due for February next year. The possible retirement will mark the conclusion of Evans’ 14-year-old career as a pro rider. Post the retirement Cadel would be filling the shoes of BMC Racing ambassador.
After a disappointing fare at the recently concluded Tour France, Chris Froome is optimistic that his team would learn from mistakes & bounce back as a way stronger force next year. Sky was one of the most speculated winners at the 2014 Tour de France give the back-to-wins in 2012 & 2013, thanks to Sir Bradley Wiggins & Chris Froome. But the hope of the hatrick triumph was completely dashed out when the defending champ Froome was compelled to pull out from the most esteemed cycling championship given his fractured wrist on stage 5.
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.