Ian Bibby from NFTO Pro has reportedly emerged as the winner in the first round of Chorley GP and impressed everybody with a thrilling performance at the last few kilometers of the race.
The NFTO rider, who stays quite close to the Preston race track, crossed the finishing line all alone after he & his team-mate Dunbar (Eddie) attacked in the last few miles.
Both of them were part of this eighteen-rider break that went pretty clear on Rivington climb while they tacked 3rd of 5 laps yet it was not till the last climb of the same hill when that decisive move surfaced.
18-year-old Irish Dunbar came up with a tough attack & flew up to the hill, afar from leading break & leaving just Bibby & Raleigh-GAC rider Steve Lampier in touch.
Three of them came together yet Bibby was ahead of them, flying off Eddie’s wheel to secure the victory. Lampier came up with the 2nd position & Morgan Kneisky from the same team took the 3rd place. Read more »
The 38 years old David Millar, who used to be a professional cyclist is at present writing a book. Millar became 38 years old in January this year. No rider other than David Millar, has been able to become the winner of all the jerseys of Tour de France.
David Millar is the first British cyclist to become the winner of leader’s jersey in the three Grand Tours. David Millar used to ride for the French professional cycling team Cofidis and the American cycling team, Cannondale-Garmin.
He has said that his brand will revolutionise the perspective through which the sport of Cycling is viewed. David Millar retired from being a professional cyclist the year before in the month of September. But it would be wrong to assume that his life has become much slower. The success stories of Millar and even the controversies regarding him still persist. This year a book written by Millar will be launched. Read more »
Cycling Video Score: four / 5
Great news for Chris Froome fans- after initial refusal to take part in the upcoming Tour France 2015, the 2013 Tour France champ has finally agreed to take up the challenge once again with full vigor, after Giro & Vuelta Espana next year.
The Team Sky star had to unfortunately withdraw from this year’s Tour France following a severe crash on the 5th stage. Thus, when the Tour France organizers displayed a rigorous mountainous route for next year, Froome had expressed his concerns.
However, Froome, who recently got married to his beautiful manager Michelle last month, is now back in full-on training with Sky in South Africa. He has already begun building his upcoming season to lead at Tour France. Read more »
Biking Video Rating: five / 5
Riding legend Contador has announced he won’t be taking part in his squad boss’ Triple Grand Tour 1 million Euros incentive as he has planned to race at just Tour France and Giro Italia out of 3 Grand Tours the coming season.
Oleg Tinkoff’s Triple Grand Tour incentive idea seemed almost next to impossible the very moment he forwarded his proposition to Alberto Contador, 2013 Tour France champion Chris Froome from Team Sky, Giro Italia hero Nairo Quintana & the reigning Tour France champion Vincenzo Nibali.
Nibali ruled out Tinkoff’s idea almost immediately while Froome placed a huge question mark regarding his participation in Tour France 2015 the moment the tour route was declared given absence of the time trials. The famous Team Sky rider remarked that he is on for Vuelta Espana and Giro Italia next year but would miss out on Tour France.
Thus, the Triple Grand Tour Challenge is on hold at present, especially after Tinkoff-Saxo’s Vuelta 2014 champion Contador declared to bypass the home race in the coming 2015 campaign, despite participation in French and Italian grand tours. The iconic Spaniard rider stressed that a back-to-back ride from Giro & Tour might limit his caliber while the peloton marches off right from Utrecht next July.
“The plan that I have on paper is to race at Giro & Tour France & I feel that would be quite tough challenge”, stated Contador while speaking about his next year Grand Tour plans. “I understand that Giro & Tour back-to-back might undermine my very options at the Tour yet Giro Italia is some race which inspires me & such a championship that I like immensely.”
According to experts, if Oleg Tinkoff’s idea is to transform in reality, the overall distance covered in the 3 Grand Tours have to be reduced.