Tour of Matabungkay is the most awaited cycling event of Asia which is held in Philippines every year. The 2014 Tour of Matabungkay was organized from the 17th of October, 2014 to the 19th of October, 2014 in Batangas, Philippines. Around five hundred cyclists were participating in the tour this year.
Cash-strapped Cycling Australia, the governing body of Aussie national cycling, has received a funding lifeline to keep alive Olympic program. The body has been offered A$2 million fund support.
According to sources, erstwhile ICC chief Malcolm Speed would be replacing outgoing chief Gerry Ryan & head a completely new board comprising of banks & business personnel as the cycling sport completes governance review & tries to gather more revenue for closing gaps on massive-spending cycling big shots as Britain.
It’s a rough phase for Team Sky- after a disappointing attempt at Tour France, it is Tiernan-Locke’s doping suspension that has brought dark clouds in the Sky.
Sky chief Sir Brailsford has expressed deep disappointment over the doping incident and has expressed that he is feeling “let down” post investing resources ad time in Brit rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke. Locke has received a 2-year suspension order & has also been fired from the team recently.
The first stage of Tour de France began with the crowds lining up to Yorkshire to Harrogate. Chris Froome is being hailed as the favourite of winning the tournament.
The celebration comprised of ceremonial launch by Prince Harry and Duchess of Cambridge. Huge crowd thronged the roads. The first five days are very crucial as they are the most difficult. There also exists a stage of three climbs which are going to be tough. Brailsford the chief of Team Sky stated that there should not be any wastage of time.
A host of the biggest names in world cycling including British Olympic legend Sir Bradley Wiggins could be making their way to Gwent when stage three of the fabled Tour of Britain reaches Abergavenny in September this year.
The 33 year old Englishman, who won the Tour of Britain last time in 2013, has spoken of his desire to participate in the Vuelta a Espana this year as he prepares for the Road World Championships which is scheduled for September this year where the time trial is his prime target.
Chris Froome does not consider 2012 Tour France champion Sir Wiggins as his rival at the upcoming championship this year. The defending Tour France hero is rather more conscious about challengers like Alberto Contador and Vincenzo Nabali at the most prestigious cycling championship of the world.
While Nibali is the reigning Giro champion & Contador is the 2-time Tour France champion- 2007 & 2009.
The Kiwi cycling enthusiasts and especially fans of Eddie Dawkins can finally heave a sigh of relief- the promising New Zealand rider who got himself injured badly a day back has recovered well and is cleared to take part in the soon to start UCI World Track Cycling in Mexico.
Bradley Wiggins, the ace Tram Sky rider is doubtful about his future in the team. The Brit rider was in a long hiatus since May due to severe illness which even forced him to withdraw from Tour de France and this pronged gap seems to have jeopardized his status in team Sky. As per the sources, Porte’s (Richie) claim on being the next Team Sky leader for Giro 2013 has even worsen Wiggins’ chances on the team.
The cycling world is undoubtedly deeply stirred by the constant doping revelations by distinguished riders from all over the world- the last one being the confession by the retired Aussie rider Stuart O’Grady.
However, Stuart’s confession on his dark past has received huge applause and congratulations from Tyler Hamilton, the doping whistleblower.
Pat McQuaid’s expectations of holding on to power at International Cycling Union were hit by a mortal blow after Swiss Cycling decided to withdraw its support for the president on Tuesday.
The constitution amendment that earlier sparked condemnation when it was probationary approved after nominations had concluded for the presidency, let the UCI to take on formal backing for Mr Pat McQuaid by the Thai and the the Moroccan federations.