Schlock And Duchess Spoke To Children In Luxembourg

At an event in Luxembourg the maternal side of Kate Middleton was seen a little boy when met this lady who was her motivation, he into tears. Middleton then called him and consoles the little boy.

The Duchess of Cambridge was in the event that was organized by the leaders of cyclists, she came here for a day, visited the festival that has cycling-themed in Place de Clairefontaine. Ex-Swiss cyclist, Frank Schleck was also one of the dignitaries of the event.

The incident happen this way that Kate was meeting the celebrities and dignitaries in the festival and then the turn of the little boy came. While giving the bouquet of flower to Kate, the boy burst into tears and went back into the arms of her mother. He couldn’t overcome his emotion at that time.

The boy gifted the Duchess a bouquet of green and white flowers. After looking the little boy crying, the motherly side of Kate came in; she knelt down next to the little boy and tried to console him by making faces. Continue reading “Schlock And Duchess Spoke To Children In Luxembourg”


The decision to cancel the fourth stage of the Dubai Tour in Hatta was taken after blustery conditions made racing impossible for the riders on Friday.

The cancellation decision was welcomed by top riders. On Thursday night, the route for the fourth stage was changed. This came on the heels of a vicious sandstorm which the riders had to deal with in the third stage.

The cancelled part of the fourth stage was supposed to start from the Hatta Club stadium and end with a steep climb to the splendid Hatta Dam.

Unfortunately, the winds kept blowing non-stop at a very terrifying speed. In lieu of this, the UCL’s extreme weather protocol was applied by the Race Management and Commissaries Panel which led to the cancelation of the stage.

This important decision was taken by the organizers, who were more concerned of the safety of the riders as a whole year of racing still remains ahead of them. Continue reading “4TH STAGE OF DUBAI TOUR CANCELLED, RIDERS WELCOME DECISION”

Stijn Devolder To Replace Injured Cancellara In Tour of Flanders

Trek Factory has declared to replace injured Fabian Cancellara with Stijn Devolder for the upcoming Flanders Tour. Cancellara has badly broken his vertebrae in a tragic crash as the recently concluded E3 Harelbeke that ruled him out from Spring Classics.

Devolder, who had earlier stated about possibilities to triumph at Flanders Tour, is to face new set of responsibilities given his dramatic shift of role of late.

“Certainly, we should strive to come up with something great. Cancellara was surely the prime favorite & it’s always fantastic to have such a great cyclist in the team”, stated the Belgian rider which approached on Tour of Flanders.

“Now he isn’t here but there isn’t any reason to worry. We would stay focused & would attempt to come up with something good with our existing team.”

The Belgian’s twin Ronde wins came during QuickStep days & he owes much of his strength to Tom Boonen in particular. The contrast in between his 2-year unhappy sojourn as Vacansoleil captain & his following reanimation on signing as Cancellara’s deluxe domestique 2 years back suggests- that the Belgian more compatible in supporting role. But as Gert Steegmans has been ticked off on injury issues as well, the current trek leadership goes to Devolder only for Flanders Tour.

“It was quite a great role to participate in the finale with Cancellara & maybe to support him at the finale”, admitted Devolder. Continue reading “Stijn Devolder To Replace Injured Cancellara In Tour of Flanders”

Cavendish Might Miss Out On Chances For Upcoming Olympic

Mark Cavendish might miss out on chances for upcoming Olympic which is scheduled for 2016. At least this is what Shane Sutton feels like.

“We would’ve opened our door to Mark as he is a gifted rider with the uncanny ability to do just anything technically. He is the greatest of road sprinters ever but unfortunately, to me it’s an end for Cav”, noted Sutton, the technical director for British Cycling.

Last autumn saw Cavendish hopeful to participate in Rio Ominum in 2016 but last month he shocked everybody with his fear of falling foul of UCI qualification system. The system which demands ninety ranking points from the sprinter before 1st September 2015, is a tough deal for Cavendish.

“It quite a shame”, the BC technical director looked worried. “The road will end when he won’t be able to qualify numerically, till then it is open. However, if he is unable to come up with the mandatory points, he cannot qualify. I am one among his greatest admirers, as everyone knows & at this very moment, Cav must look to safeguard the road contract.” Continue reading “Cavendish Might Miss Out On Chances For Upcoming Olympic”

Graeme Brown Joins Drapac For The Next Cycling Season

Graeme Brown gave up his nine year long association with Belkin Pro Cycling Team/Rabobank by signing a deal with Drapac Cycling Team for the 2015 cycling season.

Brown is a very essential addition to the team because it is planning to join team Orica-GreenEdge to participate in the Tour de France 2015.

The Australian professional cyclist has won stage races in Tour Down Under for about three times and he has also participated in the grand tours like Vuelta a Espana and Giro d’Italia in the past.

In the track races at the Olympics 2004, Brown was able to win 2 gold medals. He is considered to be one of the world-class sprinters in the cycling world. Continue reading “Graeme Brown Joins Drapac For The Next Cycling Season”

1 Million More Female Cyclists On Track

Great news for English female cyclists- Brit Cycling is reportedly on a mission to bring in 1 million more female cyclists on track by the year 2020.

The British Cycling is working to hard to develop female cycling in the country that was witnessed by its launch of Women’s Cycling Strategy in march 2013, post London Olympics. As per the newly launched Strategy, nearly 106,000 female cyclists have signed up for the programs this time.

“Women here have a true appetite to take part in racing or getting into personal challenge riding”, stated Ian Drake, the CEO of British Cycling body. “Post the launching of our strategy we have witnesses huge progress within 6 months only & it’s our goal to bring in 1 million more women in cycling by the coming 7 years. So far, 24,000 women expressed interest in participating for the Brit Cycling sportives in 2013 & our women member base shows a 19 percent enhancement post the Strategy launch.”

The English Secretary for media, culture & sport, Maria Miller, cited the examples of star female Brit cyclists like Laura Trott & Becky James while stressing on the high momentum of female cycling in England. “With star role models like Becky James and Laura Trott, an increment in women’s races, the announcement of Women’s Tour & increasing number of female coaches- it seems that cycling here is in grand momentum here”, our sources quoted Miller. The Women’s Britain Tour, which would be launched in 2014, achieved the same dignified status as men’s race this year in October

According to reports from British Cycling scene, around 37,000 female riders have participated in 2013 traffic-free cycling. Shanaze Reeded, the 30time Brit BMX Champion of the world remarked-“the sport of cycling has always been usual with men for long. Now, we have started to end the gender gap.”

Van Velthooven Bags The Silver Medal

Olympic Medalist from New Zealand, Simon Van Velthooven fought hard to win the silver medal at the Track Cycling World Championship being held in Belarus. He was competing in the Kilo time trial and had focused his attention to Kilo instead of Keirin because according to him, both complement each other.

Last year, in the World Championships held in Melbourne, he had won the bronze medal in the Kilo time trial event. But this time he got the silver which just shows that he had worked hard for the kilo event. As Van Velthooven was ranked as a top cyclist, he was the last to race in the Kilo, after Francois Pervis from France had set forward a blazing time record that Simon had to beat. The time record set by Francois Pervis was the fastest sea level record of the world.

Simon was not able to overtake the record set by Francois Pervis and so won a silver medal. Van Velthooven was seen following the footsteps of Harry Kent, the New Zealander who came second in the Kilo event of the World Championships and won the first medal ever for New Zealand in 1970.

Van Velthooven knew he had the capability to beat the sensational time set by Pervis but unfortunately he couldn’t beat it this time. Eddie Dawkins, another New Zealander participating in the event got the eighth position. Joachim Eilers from Germany won the bronze medal in the kilo event.

The twenty four year old New Zealander, Van Velthooven is very hopeful for the future and thinks there are plenty of chances for him to get hold of the world title. He believes that kilo should be a part of the Olympic events as well. He always loves taking part in the kilo events and he is also looking forward to the other events of the World Championships.