Astana Plead For License

Under-fire cycling team Astana had a meeting with UCI executives last Thursday in Switzerland where the former pleaded for retention of their World Tour license.

Astana has been in the news since the final quarter of 2014 as 5 of their riders failed the doping tests. This led to UCI President asking for the annulment of the team’s World Tour license by UCI’s License Committee. The decision has not been finalized yet and the squad is presently under probation.

Cycling boost for the region of Yorkshire

Investment has been made for the Tour de Yorkshire for euro 800,000 to promote the facilities of cycling Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister announced that euro 500,000 euro would go for the facilities of county cycling that will also take under the new circuits.

The investment will be overseen by the British cycling.

The funding of matches will also be secured along with clubs of cycling and partner organisations. Spokesperson of the government confirmed that funding will be continued from two years- 2015 to 2017.

Voeckler Stopped Midway In The Ride

It is the crowd of Tour de France which is hailed as good and bad. This year was no exception as a man got violin in the event. Such has been the response from the spectators that they are indulging in taking selfies which also took place during Tour de France.

Clearly the racers did not love it at all. Other than that what was all the more annoying for Voeckler and other riders was the verbal jab which they were indulging in.

Welsh Cycling Awards 2014 Honored Manon Carpenter And Geraint Thomas

USN Welsh Cycling Awards are held annually to honor coaches, officials, volunteers and cyclists who work very hard in order to encourage cycling in Wales in the most efficient manner. The 2014 USN Welsh Cycling Awards were held on the 18th of October, 2014 in Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium. The 2014 Welsh Cycling Awards have honored Manon Carpenter and Geraint Thomas for their individual efforts.

Rowsell Invited As Guest Speaker At 2014 Sports Awards

Brit cycling champ Joanna Rowsell has been invited at guest speaker in 2014 Rochdale Borough Community Sports Awards.

The Middleton based riding star was appointed as MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in New year 2013 Honours for her stellar services to the cycling sport. The 25 year old is the reigning European, World & Olympic champ in team pursuit as well as reigning World & Commonwealth champ in individual pursuit. Lately she has bagged the prestigious Gold at Glasgow.

Charity Rider faces Tragic death at RideLondon

RideLondon 2014 ended on a gloomy note this year following a young charity rider’s death last Sunday.
It was 36-year-old Kris Cook who injured himself at RideLondon track & later was pronounced dead while carried to hospital. The charity rider participated in 100-mile ride that carried through London & Surrey on Olympic road racing track where he crashed down with a cardiac attack. The accident happened at Guildford’s Newland Corner. Though Cook received immediate treatment on track but the arrest was too string to deny all the medical efforts.

Sir Dave Brailsford Opines That Britain Comes Top In Cycling

The boss of Team Sky Brailsford gives credit to both the road and rail department for preparing a congenial track for cycling. Britain has also broken the jinx of Spain and France, the two power blocs in cycling. According to BBC Sport Britain is the most sought after nation in terms of cycling.

Sir Chris Hoy dreams of Le Mans

Legendary Olympian and six times gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy has been signed up by Nissan in a deal that will see him compete for the Le Mans 24 hour race as early as 2016.
Hoy has turned his attention to motor racing since he called time on his cycling career after the Olympic Games last summer and he plans his biggest dip in the world of motorsport with the world famous race.

Schleck to return this week

Frank Schleck will be returning to the racing tracks this week for the first time after serving his ban for one year. The 33 year old has vowed that he will make up for the time he has lost in between. Frank was found positive for a doping case during the Tour de France in 2012. His contract with his former team RadioShack Leopard has also been terminated which has resulted in his joining his brother’s team.

Cycling Road Titles Track Draws Sparks

The Aussie road titles course has again drawn sparks- this time it’s Martin Barras, the coach for national women team, who is disappointed with the racing track.

According to him racing in the Buninyong’s 102 km hilly racing circuit would be less exciting for the women racing event which is about to start this weekend. The coach expected more changes following previous season’s experiment which saw an addition of a flatter route to the usual circuit.