One of the most preferred bikes of professional cyclists seem is definitely the Pinarello Dogma 2, which Bradley Wiggins used extensively during his France de Tour win last year. Though the cost of the Pinarello Dogma 2 can vary a lot, Wiggins’ was obviously customized and had cost him something in the region of £10,000.
The thing about this bike is the completely hand built carbon fiber frame which features some very subtle yet clever tweaks like the kinked chain stays and also the seat post which is pretty unusual.
Alberto Contador, the two time Tour de France winner has been dropped from testifying in the ‘Operacion Puerto’ trial in Madrid according to the lawyer governing the case for his former team manager Manolo Saiz.
Ignacio Arroyo, the lawyer on Saiz’ side said he would decide how to go about the case and is not in need of contador at the moment. The case, filed for ‘crime against public health’ is being tried in Madrid and has Siaz amongst the five other defendants.
36-year-old Cadel Evans wants to ride at the upcoming tour de France after a hiatus of one year. This time he would be taking the help of Tejay van Garderen in case he is not able to win on his own. Participating in the Tour of Oman and next week’s Tirreno-Adriatico coming up next week would give him an impetus required for Tour de France. That is not enough, and then he would team up with Tejay.
Cadel Evans has been reported to be preparing himself to race along with a group of corporate people in order to raise money fro fund collection for Giant steps, an organization for the Autistic children.
Meanwhile his teammate from BMC team is all set to get the cycle rolling at the Tour Down Under in South Australia in the coming month. Presumably, he is not going to compete in the biggest rod race of Australia. But he is doing this for a just cause and feels fine about it. By the time the race starts, he will be seen practicing in Europe in a training camp.
Britain’s famous cyclist, David Millar alleged that UCI (International Cycling Union) lacked the leadership to stop the doping culture. Millar thinks that UCI must come forward and take some responsibilities regarding the existing doping culture in cycling.
Thomas Voeckler, a Frenchman from Team Europcar riders, won the stage 16 in the 2012 Tour de France at his amazing performance in the 197 km stage of the road race.
After crossing the finish line quickly in a period of 5 hours, 35mins 2secs, he was classified as one of the race favorites.
Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) went down to the second spot, and Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Euskaltel-Euskadi) fell on the third spot.
Bjarne Riis expects to connect Alberto Contador to a deal in next few weeks. The Spanish player was freed from his deal with Riis Cycling as well as Saxo Bank following the Court of Arbitration for Sport tralatitious a 2-year ban before this year for the positive examination for clenbuterol at Tour de France 2010. Alberto Contador had signed up for Riis for the beginning of 2011 season but because to his prohibition cannot come back to cycling till the month of August, when the rider will aim both Vuelta a España as well as Worlds.
If you are familiar with the thrilling sport of cycle racing and have been following the ace cyclists, then you must be aware of Robbie Mcewen.He is one of the most famous Australian road bicycle racer.
Robbie McEwen can barely bring himself to say it. But the Queenslander knows tonight's Milan-San Remo classic might be his last chance to win one of the "monuments" in cycling.
The 38-year-old Queenslander has achieved so much since turning professional in 1996. Among his victories are 12 stages on the Tour de France and three green points jerseys (one year, he wore it with a broken back), 12 stages of the Giro d'Italia, 14 stages on the Tour Down Under and five wins in the Paris-Brussels classic.
With absolutely no structural protection, really low visibility, and some travel patterns that appear somewhat erratic to many motorists, cyclists traveling on roads are at a greater risk of accident than ever before. Guys, make sure you are insured!
A plain truth is that you can be easily injured in a horrible way at even low speeds on the bike. As you can even break your neck by falling off from chair or knock off any tooth by just biting into any pear, wrecks can also occur at slow speed and sometimes they can even prove fatal.