Nicole Cooke, former world and Olympic champion made her skepticism of the declaration by Team Sky’s that it was the cleanest team in cycling known as she went on to ask some pertinent questions concerning British Cycling, Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins.
Cooke made mention of back in 2011 when a mystery package was transported to Wiggins, and his use of his therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) as well, saying that she felt uneasy about the whole arrangement.
Cooke said: “Taking TUEs just before major events, it raises questions for me. It makes me skeptical of what they have done.”
She was referring to the use of a powerful corticosteroid by Wiggins before the Tours de France in 2011 and 2012, and the 2013 edition of the Girod’Italia.
She also fired some shots at Principal Dave Brailsford who claimed not to know what his riders were treated with.
“I find the stance of being the cleanest team and yet the team principal Brailsford not knowing what the riders are being treated with [strange].” Read more »
Ever since sportsman David Millar turned professional back in 1997, a lot has changed in the world of cycling, and it is not just him either.
Millar had arrived the cycling scene as a 20-year-old talented sportsman which so much promise and after 17 tough years of challenging times and extraordinary victories, he prepares to make his exit as an accomplished professional.
Millar has been through quite a substantial number of ups, down in his career, and has come out to say that riding may not just be a part of his identity anymore.
In an interview with the Guardian, Miller said: Read more »
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 »
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 »