Laura Trott, the reigning European Track Champion is hopeful about making it big in the upcoming Manchester Track Cycling UCI World Cup. The leading Brit rider is confident about her possibilities in the team pursuit and ominum of the Manchester competition.
The 1st round of 2013-14 track Cycling UCI World Cup is going to be the 1st time that team pursuit Great Britain squad would be scaled against the best of the world’s.
However, with her world record and gold medal from Apeldoorn as well as against-the-odds winner’s medal, Laura seems really positive about a strong performance at Manchester. “The Euro Championship went quite great for me. Certainly the ominum win mean struggle but then I ended up with gold”, stated Trott while reflecting on her grand feat at European Track Championships. “My leg feels pretty good now. I had few ups & downs the previous week and also at the Euros. But now I am feeling much better & it obviously feels as if I have been able to come back.”
“A win is a win, even it was just by point 4”, Trott continued stressing on albeit she Kirsten Wild ended ominum on tie yet it was the Brit who was awarded with the gold medal following the calculation of sum of timed events at the European Championship.
“I am hoping to repeat here what I did at the Euros”, Trott remarked while speaking about here aspirations regarding the World Championship. “Obviously it would be harder here as you have got the Australians, the Americans & the Chinese that certainly makes this field harder and bigger by a great extent.”
Along with Trott, the Great Britain squad for the UCI World Cup at Manchester comprises of Danu King, Katie Archibals, Elinor Barker & Joanna Rowsell. All of them had a fabulous supremacy in the team pursuit event of the European Track Championship.
Alberto Contador, two time winner of Tour de France confirmed that he won’t be participating in the Vuelta a España to defend the title he holds this year. He further affirmed that he is looking forward to racing in the world championships late in the season. In his interview to the MARCA the Spanish daily he said that racing in Vuletta was not added to his racing calendar so he won’t be defending his 2012 victory. According to him his team Saxo-Tinkoff has powerful riders such as Roche, Majka and Kreuziger who can do well individually and end up in the podium if they decide to participate in the event.
Contador who finished 4th in the overall standing of Tour de France had already announced to the press that he won’t be there in Vuleta. On the other hand the team boss’s suggestion hinted that the decision is not a final one. Contador’s comments published in MARCA’s Saturday edition were the latest news about him not contending in the event and this coming on the wake of gran fondo in Italy affirmed that fans won’t be seeing him on 24th August at Galicia when the Vuelta a España race starts.
According to Contador he would be focusing on one day series instead and they may include GP de Plouay, France, Canadian WorldTour events in Montreal and Quebec, rounding it up with Milano-Torino and Giro DI Lombardia. He also showed his interest in racing the world championships to be held in Florence. Contador will join Chris Froome, the Tour de France Champion and Ryder Hesjedal of Canada in the one-day races in Montreal and Quebec City next month. This is the only event held by the UCI WorldTour events in North America and 21 eight-man teams will fight for the honors in the hilly streets of the twin cities.
Two time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador once again stated that he will not defend his Vuelta a España title, but he expects to take part in the world championships later in this year.
Recently, while speaking to a leading Spanish newspaper, the Saxo-Tinkoff rider told that defending his Vuelta a España title was never in his schedule and this is the real reason why he would not take part in the event and try to defend his crown. Read more »
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The 2013 edition of the Tour de California has come to an end and the organizers of the event are patting themselves of their backs for the good job that they have done. One of the biggest tasks undertaken by the organizers was crafting the south to north course that challenged to road racers on all the eight days of the event.
Sports managing partner of Medalist Sports Jim Birrell, while talking to the media said that the organizers had responded to the feedbacks that they had gathered from the riders and the team directors when they have planning on the route. The north to south route had two quite hilly opening stages and the number of windswept transitional stages was three, a relatively difficult and long time trial which was followed by the inaugural Northern California summit finish on the Diablo Mountain and a Santa Rosa fast finish.
Birrell told the media that the very fact that there was a different stage winner each day until the concluding day of the race itself spoke a lot about the competition and the courses were on daily basis.
During the Tour de California, the show put up by the Continental teams stood out and for the very first time in the history of the event a member of a Continental team- Jamis-Hagnes Berman along with Acevedo ound a place in the top three. The domestic Continental teams did pretty well and earned as many as three podium performance. These performances by the Continental teams will be extremely instrumental in helping them get invites for the other major races of the Medalist including the Tour of Alberta, the Tour of Utah and USA Pro Cycling Challenge which is scheduled to take place in Colorado.
The results of Jamis-Hanges Berman will be a big morale booster for the team.