Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Big Wig, Bradley Wiggins, Dave Brailsford, Froome, TDF, Team Sky, Tour de France, wiggin'
Big disappointment, a major high drama showdown between Big Wig and Froome was brewing.
“With illness, injury and treatment Brad has gone past the point where he can be ready for the Tour,” Sky boss Dave Brailsford said in a team statement. “It’s a big loss but, given these circumstances, we won’t consider him for selection.”
Wiggins said it was a “huge disappointment not to make the Tour.”
“I desperately wanted be there, for the team and for all the fans along the way — but it’s not going to happen,” Wiggins said. “I can’t train the way I need to train and I’m not going to be ready. Once you accept that, it’s almost a relief not having to worry about the injury and the race against time.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle racing schedule, European pro peloton, Giro, peloton, TDF, Tour de France calendar, Tour de Suisse, UCI, UCI race calendar, Vuelta a Espana
All perfectly clean races in a new era of clean, clean racing.
23-28 Apr 2013 Tour de Romandie (Sui)
4-26 May 2013 Giro d’Italia (Ita)
2-9 Jun 2013 Critérium du Dauphiné (Fra)
8-16 Jun 2013 Tour de Suisse (Sui)
29 Jun-21 Jul 2013 Tour de France (Fra)
27 Jul 2013 Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian (Esp)
27 Jul – 3 Aug 2013 Tour de Pologne (Pol)
12-18 Aug 2013 Eneco Tour (Ita)
24 Aug – 15 Sep 2013 Vuelta a España (Esp)
25 Aug 2013 Vattenfall Cyclassics (Ger)
1 Sep 2013 GP Ouest France – Plouay (Fra)
13 Sep 2013 Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec (Can)
15 Sep 2013 Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal (Can)
5 Oct 2013 Giro di Lombardia (Ita)
9-13 Oct 2013 Tour of Hangzhou (Chn)
16-20 Oct 2013 Tour of Beijing (Chn)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Basso, doping, EPO, Fuentes, Jaksche, pro cycling, Puerto, TDF, Tour de France
Jaksche said it was “riders who always end up paying.”
“Cycling is not a mafia, it’s a sport run by unscrupulous people,” he said. “Now the same people who were behind doping would later point their finger at us.”
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Bartali, Coppi, fascism, fascists, Giro d Italia, Lion of Flanders, Magni, TDF, Tour de France
In Italy, Magni was known as “the third man,” the chief competitor of the Italian cycling gods Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali. He was not their equal in popularity – partly because of allegations that he had collaborated with Fascists during the war – but he won his share of races.
“In life, defeats are more likely to happen than wins,” Magni said.
“Losing to Coppi and Bartali, and therefore congratulating them, is an experience that I am happy to have had – an experience that taught me a lot.”
Magni won 7 Tour de France stages and the Giro 3 times and some other stuff. He may also have been a fascist, but then, it turns out, so are most Americans.
…is the word from the man himself.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bike racing, Cadel Evans, Chris Horner, Nibali, Radio Shack, Schleck, sports, TDF, Tour de France, Wiggins
Sure looked like it to me.
Filed under: maps, Uncategorized | Tags: Liege, Metz, route map, Switzerland, TDF, Tour de France
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycling, bike racing, biking, cycling, dopers, EPO, Fabian Cancellara, PEDs, prologue time trial, stage racing, TDF, Tour de France, TT
…TDF IS ON… somewhere …
There were murmurs that Cancellara was no longer the powerhouse he used to be, his legs slowing as younger riders developed, and despite uncertainty within his team surrounding missed wages and in-fighting, the experience and most importantly the power were there for all to see in Liège.