Both Thomas and Jelle were at their best at the Paris Tour and made the best of the climb up the Cote De Beau Soleil. They both had kept a very good lead so much that they were the only ones been seen for sometime. When the others caught up in pace with them they still managed a lead of almost 42” and just 4 kilometers left in the race. At that point it was time to consider a win. There was no chance that anybody would be able to catch them and out-pass them.
Thomas has been a part of lot of major events. However, in the Paris Tour he seemed to be helpless. He could not do anything worth doing in the last decisive minutes against Jelle. And after four years Jelle bagged the big title and won the Paris Tour title. The Belgian star out-sprinted Thomas Voeckler who was the last one to stay with him far ahead of all the pack. He has proved how his youth and determination has paid off with the competition against the experience of his French rival Thomas Voeckler.
For Jelle it has been the most proud and prestigious win of his career. Jelle has also admitted that according to him Thomas and he were the strongest in the race. He said that at the end it was like a two-man sprint finish and he waited for the right opportunity to attack and go in the right breakaway. Jelle has said that it was his first time that had experienced a breakaway with Thomas and that he also learned a lot from the same. He said that he knew that there was going to be a winner among either of them. However the fact that Thomas lost the Tour has led to a lot of disappointment for him.
The “on Yer Bike” is a charity event of cycling that took place on 3rd September in the loving memory of a local businessman Stephen Carroll saw 45 riders cycle with a photograph of Stephen himself on their bike with the word ‘Chapeau’. They rode about 360km in 3 days.
Stephen Carroll was a local businessman who became very popular but lost his life to cancer in the year 2013 leaving his family and friends devastated. His friend Eoin Doohan organized this charity event because he wanted to make his friend more memorable. The riders were scheduled to start riding from Blackrock where the Carrolls live to Clare where Eoin’s home is in Liscannor. The event was organized to raise funds for cancer treatments of those who are in need of the money. Beffnie, Stephen’s wife participated in the race along with the other riders and his brothers and sisters. Before the riders took off for the race, all the gears were checked again and again. The volunteers rode before the others to cheer the locals who came out to support the group. The riders wore Louth colours and they intentionally split into 3 groups so as to enable the riders ride according to the speed they are comfortable to keep up the pace with.
The first day, the cyclists rode to Castlebellingham, Kells and Ardee to Athlone. The second day saw them riding from Athlone up to Limerick and this journey was a tough one due to the saddle soreness they were experiencing. As Friday arrived, they were at the final stage of the ride and changed into Clare coloured attires as they entered the homeland of Eoin.
Very person who took part in the race said that it has been a very emotional journey and they are very proud that their ride earned more than 80000 Euros that will definitely help a lot of people in need of the money for treatment. The money was given to Clare Hospice, The Irish Cancer Society and Noth Louth Hospice.
Since the year 1955, the NSO (Neighborhood Service Organization) has been providing useful services to the people of Detroit. The main aim of NSO is to ensure that families and neighborhoods are empowered and needy people are strengthened in an efficient way. NSO has created many programs which have attracted a lot of national and international attention.
On the 17th of August, 2014, the NSO is organizing a cycling event called Handlebars for the Homeless which is going to start and end at the Bell Building of NSO which is situated at 882 Oakman Blvd. (Detroit). The ride will start at around 10am and will be wrapped up by around 12pm.
The cyclists taking part in this noble cycling event are going to pass through some of the most excellent neighborhoods of Detroit like University of Detroit-Mercy, Sherwood Forest, Boston Edison and Palmer Park.
According to David Rudolph (organizer and founder of Handlebars for the Homeless), bicyclists are people who can really see the world of reality and understand the needs of the homeless people because car owners just pass by the homeless people without even realizing it.
Rudolph is aware of the fact that Slow Roll is more attractive to people since it is free. But he is sure that people will realize the importance of Handlebars for the Homeless and land up in huge numbers on Sunday in order to be a part of this righteous endeavor.
Those who will ride for this noble cause can be assured of the fact that around twenty thousand homeless people who reside in Detroit are going to receive some help from their contribution.
Riders belonging to varied age groups are welcome to the event and registration fee is just thirty dollars. Refreshments and free Handlebars for the Homeless T-shirts will be provided to each of the participants.
The team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford is one of the biggest master minds in the world of cycling. With his skills and understanding he created the British cycling team Sky. His dream was to build a team of British origin which can win the events. He is one of the superstars of the cycling committee in England. The Fans till date treated him as the superstar of the British cycling but with the recent interview given to the media has made him one of the most hate villains of cycling in British. In the recent press release Dave came out speaking that he really want to see a French rider win the famous Tour de France. He believes that last year a British origin rider won this grand tour but his real dream is to see a French rider win this famous cycling event
According to his statements his one of the biggest dream to see a French rider win it and it is his next aim to establish a rider from France who can go up to win the tour. Davis is known to build the racing team named as Sky. He clearly stated that he would be happy when a French origin rider will win this race. The statement from the Sky team boss came in the middle of the ongoing tour de France which started this weekend in the city of Yorkshire. These statements lighted up fire of hatred in the hearts of the people of Britain. He was the man responsible for the cycling success in Olympics and also the man behind two back to back tour successes. In the current tour the team Sky is one of the favourites to win it. The tour currently is in the final stages of the British leg and will end up in the capital of Britain.
Despite dashboard cameras being added at Gent-Wevelgem to bring more colours in for television coverage, it was André Greipel’s dead pan face that garnered the day’s biggest impression. Greipel must have been picturing himself at the podium on his way to the finish. He had managed to get through the final cull on the Kemmelberg. Accompanying him towards Wevelgem was four Lotto-Belisol teammates part of the 50-strong leading group. The issue with the Classics is that things are always uncertain. Uncertainty is inevitable. And it was a surprise for sure, the way Greipel fell. He crashed to the floor flowing Tyler Farrar. It was obvious that it was the end of the race for him. But this wasn’t it. It was the end of the Classics Campaign as well as he broke his collarbone in the crash.
He was put into the passenger seat of the team car, where with an expressionless face he asked to be taken to the finish line. It was necessary to get him to a hospital. The entireatmosphere was solemn as the bus crossed the finish line. The team manager expressed his disappointment in the fact that the victory could not be grabbed by his team. Greipel had seemed to pass the hardest part when he crossed the summit of Kemmelberg. He had only 40 kilometres to go. After boarding the bus Greipel’s team manager, Marc Sergeant affirmed that it was the end of the line for Greipel concerning the Classics Campaign as his collarbone was fractured for sure.
He claimed that they tried everything possible to get with André to the finale and they were successful in the sense that in the finale there were five men for him. It was all going very smoothly until Greipel fell and crashed. From there it went downhill.