Fernando Gaviria wins the Paris – Tours 2016

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The Paris-Tours of 2016 is presented as an of the editions more interesting of this career. In addition, is that in she is met part of them large sprinters that, arrived its time, surely is will play the title of champion of the world in road in the world of cycling that already have begun in Doha, with the disputed of the cronos by teams.

Los French Demare and Bouhanni and especially Mark Cavendish started as favorite to take the last big race of the year, which passed 252 kilometres. However, all of them were surprised by a young cyclist’s 22 years, Fernando Gaviria, a Colombian atypical because it is not a promising sprinter but a beetle.

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Gaviria beat their rivals in a sprint that was not to use. When he entered the final, around 700 metres, there was a small break in the peloton and Gaviria there saw his big chance. Attacking from afar, with more than 500 meters ahead and without looking back, what looked like crazy became the way to get the victory. Continue reading “Fernando Gaviria wins the Paris – Tours 2016”

Rio 2016 Olympic Games: the Dutch Van der Breggen wins gold in women’s cycling

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The test road race in the female category has had as winning the Dutch Anna van der Breggen. As happened in the men’s race, the race was very exciting thanks to the circuit on which passed and left us very similar times in what refers to its outcome.

Starting with the decline in the last climb to Vista Chinesa. Dutch Annemiek Van Vleuten was launched precipitously and left the company of the other getaway, American Mara Abbott. But Van Kleuten would not get very far because he suffered a chilling fall, those that look more to continue putting hair on end.

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So a fall, as it happened to Nibali and Hainaut in the men, leaving only a broker head. In this case Abbot, who started with half a minute advantage over the main group of pursuers? However, Rafal Majka and emulating, Abbott would not reach goal, in her far more tragic than it was for the Polish rider pair end. Continue reading “Rio 2016 Olympic Games: the Dutch Van der Breggen wins gold in women’s cycling”

Tour of Lombardy 2015

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Since 2008 and Italian not win the Tour of Lombardy, but everything pointed to this 2015 is going to end for local cyclists that slump. The Italian national champion Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), is pointed as the big favorite for winning the last monument of the cycling season, and so it proved.

After winning days ago the Three Valleys Varesinos, Nibali and Team Astana came as the men to beat. From the beginning, the Kazakh team showed its status marching at the head of the main peloton with Italian Diego Rosa (Astana) and the Spanish Mikel Landa (Astana) as main squires of Nibali when it came to the decisive part.

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Both of staff heated up so cute and ended any escape attempt. Everything was ready for the moment when Nibali decided to move: surely did on the site that he planned, to 17 kilometers from the finish, in the climb to Civiglio, the penultimate before the finish coat. Continue reading “Tour of Lombardy 2015”

2015 World Cycling: BMC repeated as world champion

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The 2015 World Cycling started Sunday with the running of the team time trial by trademarks. Victory in Richmond’s taken a team with American license, the BMC, which already won gold in the discipline last year. Thus, the palmares of this competition is shared between them and the Etixx – Quick Step with two wins each.

The sextet formed by Taylor Phinney, Rohan Dennis, Manuel Quinziato, Daniel Oss , Silvan Dillier and Stefan Kung were the favorites to take the gold and have met forecasts. They covered the 38.6 km route in a time of 42 minutes and 7 seconds, ahead in 11 seconds Etixx – Quick Step, silver for the second year, and 33 to Movistar, the big surprise of the day to clinch the bronze.

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The Spanish side takes time to improve in this discipline and his jump was definitely showed today, overtaking the podium as a team Orica had been present in the last two editions. Movistar training today was composed Jonathan Castroviejo, Ion Izaguirre, Andrey Amador, jasha sutterlin , Adriano Malori and Alex Dowsett. Continue reading “2015 World Cycling: BMC repeated as world champion”

World Cycling 2015: prior testing schedule to be held in Richmond

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The city of Richmond, Virginia state capital east of the United States, is home to the World Cycling 2015. This city Since Sunday, September 20 until Sunday 27, the best cyclists in the world in all categories seek to win the rainbow jersey in the disciplines of trial and road race.

Despite the time difference, it will not be a difficult world to follow, because cycling events take place in the morning and afternoon, here in Spain will be afternoon and evening.

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Without more, we leave you with the timing of tests and their schedules:

Time Trials

On Sunday 20 the team time trial is held. In the women, the time trial begins at 17:30 in the men at 19:30.
On Monday 21, from 16:00, the time trial will start in junior female category. The same day at 17:30 hours will be the turn of the under 23 male. Continue reading “World Cycling 2015: prior testing schedule to be held in Richmond”

Beijing World 2015: summary

The final day of the World Athletics Championships 2015 began with the women’s marathon, in which the domain Kiplagat, champion in 2011 and finished 2013 and this time could not even get on the podium. A podium that was decided in the last 100 meters of 42’1195 kilometers, Mare Dibaba victory for the first Ethiopian to win a gold in the women’s marathon.

Already in the afternoon session, we saw the competition female javelin with an exciting denouement. The last attempt, the Chinese Huihui Lyu sent with a throw of 66’13 meters, which had also been record of Asia. The local athlete and gold touched with the fingers, but in his latest attempt German Katrhina Molitor managed to reach 67’69 meters, the best throw of his career worth a gold medal.

The other contest that remained to be decided was the men’s high jump with three men, Bohdan Bondarenko, Derek Drouin and Zhang Guowei, tied after overcoming all heights without a zero and not being able to cross the bar at 2.36. So, we had to resort to a playoff to elucidate gold, prize for the Canadian Drouin who was the first and only one to make a jump correctly during the playoff round.

On the track, the performance expected Genzebe Dibaba in the 5000 women, although young Ethiopian athlete has taken its toll attempt doublet and did not live up to expectations. Not only could not keep pace infernal Almaz Ayana , gold record of the championships included, but in the final was also overtaken by his compatriot Senbere Teferi relegated to bronze.

After the race was held 1500 men , in which the favorite, Asbel Kiprop, yes met forecasts and notched his third world gold . Although the last step goal was going well back in the group, it imposed its tremendous strides in the last 200 meters to finish beating the also Kenyan Manangoi, silver, and the Moroccan Iguider, who was bronze, with the Algerian Makhloufi, Olympic champion out the podium.

And the World, which began with an unusual marathon, finished with classic long relay, the 4 x 400. In women, gold stared Jamaica despite the incredible post Allyson Felix to the United States, who had to settle for silver. In men, the United States itself could take the win, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago and Britain, with Jamaica off the podium.

Tom Danielson, positive at age 37

The Cannondale – Garmin is one of those cycling teams who self branded as bearers of the new bike, a free clean cycling of doping. In fact, its director, former American cyclist Jonathan Vaughters, even declared years ago to withdraw the team to be a case of doping within the same.

So far, Vaughters had not had to be called upon to prove whether he was a man of his word or not. Until now, because a few days ago was known the first positive within his squad, that of Tom Danielson, one of the oldest and representative of the American cyclists set.

Danielson was one of the champions of a new cycling. In its 37 years , and as confessed doping , one of which testified in the case of Lance Armstrong, Danielson was one of those cyclists who claimed to have crossed the line and that he regretted having done so, not only the cross but never that no one would watch them from committing their mistakes.

Now, if you can not prove otherwise, Danielson would have failed once again to his word after it has been positive for synthetic testosterone. It was the same rider who announced it through his Twitter account, which honors him, while announcing that it would take all necessary measures to prove his innocence.

The day was positive last July 9, at a checkpoint by surprise by the US Anti-Doping Agency. At that time, Tom Danielson was out of competition, preparing his favorite race, the Tour of Utah, a career that has won its last two editions and it has fallen to go out this positive light.

As already served a previous sanction in 2012 after confessing in the Armstrong case, the penalty would double if it were a first case, and the new anti-doping code the punishment would be eight years. If Tom Danielsonn fails to demonstrate that the USADA made a mistake with it, it has come time to hang the bike, obligation.

The Luxembourg Jempy Drucker surprise winning the London Ride 2015

For the fourth time he will be running the London Ride, a classic framed within the festival dedicated to the bicycle is made in the British capital. Like last year, when he won by surprise Adam Blythe, it was a race very lively and uncontrolled, also with a surprising champion: Jempy Drucker (BMC).

At 28 years and a career that began in 2004, Drucker had just celebrated a victory on one occasion: a stage of Arrow South of 2010. Now, in this 2015, he has had the opportunity to celebrate his second victory sports, wearing the jersey of the team now BMC for which he joined in this year 2015.

Luxembourg rider’s victory has an added value because in addition to rivals beat good level. The race, with six riders per team, without earpiece and multiple dimensions, it is very difficult to control for the squad, so he won a trip of eight men, with well-known people and especially with good legs.

One was for instance Sep Vanmarcke (NL Jumbo Lotto). The Belgian, away from the cobbled roads on how well it operates, it looked to find that victory is denied after his brilliant attack 12 kilometers from the finish , breaking the harmony of the group when and the peloton had given lost.

But the adjective “unfortunate” accompanied once again Vanmarcke. His forces were depleted too soon and were hunted almost to the last kilometer by four other riders. Among them, Drucker was the fastest against all expectations, beating the goal Mike Teunissen (NL Lotton Jumbo) and Ben Swift (Sky).

Final standings:

• Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team 4:47:47
• Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
• Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky
• Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:02
• Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN – Qhubeka 0:00:03
• Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:04
• Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Lotto 0:00:28 Soudal
• Fernando Gaviria (Col) Etixx-QuickStep 0:00:49
• Moreno Hofland (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:01:00
• Yves Lampaert (Bel) Etixx – Quick-Step 0:01:01

Choosing bicycle clothing

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The bicycle clothing is an important supplement for all people who practice this sport. Many people do not get the attention it deserves and believe they can ride a bike with normal shirt and shorts. If not practice this sport with cycling clothing suitable we can have some problems and even physical comfort. Therefore in the following article we explain how to choose the best bicycle clothing.

Instructions

There are several things that must be taken into account when choosing cycling clothing such as sex, size you use; the utility will give these clothes, that type of cycling practices, etc. According to these features will choose a type of clothing or another.

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The first thing we consider is whether we want a jersey tank top with short sleeves or long sleeves. This will depend on the climate that we have in our population, because if it’s a hot climate will use short-sleeved or sleeveless and if cold weather long sleeves, but if we can have a piece of clothing for summer and one for winter. Continue reading “Choosing bicycle clothing”

Advice and tips for winter Cycling

Winter Cycling, it is possible. Just add a few accessories to his bicycle, to dress warmly and to adapt his behavior to the season. Advice and tips for riding bike in winter.

Driving in winter is a totally different sport that performed the rest of the year. First, the cold season of cyclists out in general less often and for shorter rides. They also need to adapt their bike and their driving to winter conditions, taking into account temperature, mound and the inevitable ice patches.

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Road bike or mountain bike?

The best winter cycling is the simplest. As it will be exposed to salt, it will rust faster. No need, therefore, to pay dearly and choose a model provided many speeds and options. A bicycle without derailleur poses fewer mechanical problems. Otherwise, it is better not change gear. The single speed bicycles equipped with coaster brakes provide an interesting option. Continue reading “Advice and tips for winter Cycling”