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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.
Biking Online video Ranking: four / five
Cycling Online video Score: 4 / five
Biking Video clip Score: 4 / five
Cycling Video Ranking: four / five
All the speculations and rumors about Sir Chris Hoy attending the Scottish Bike Show have come true. In the fourth Scottish Bike Show he will be one of the chief guests attending the event. The track cycling legend said that he is excited about the event. The 6 time Olympic gold medalist in an interview confirmed that he would be attending this event which is scheduled to start on the 5th of April.
It came as a surprise for many cycling fans because he did not attend any of the previous bike shows. In fact this year’s show will also feature many Hoy Bikes that were introduced recently and he has also been requested to try some of them. The organizers of the show are really looking forward to this season and they were ecstatic when they found out that he would be attending the show. Hundreds of names are coming for exhibitors this year and some of the popular names who have been selected are Planet X, Continental, Dolan and Pinarello.
The founder of the show Rowan Mackie believes that this year they will be trying to make the grandest show in history and with Sir Chris Hoy present they would put in that extra effort to make sure that the goal is achieved. The seats for the show are already booked for both the days and according to what the papers say this year’s show will be much bigger than previous years and it will be better as well. When asked about the Hoy Bikes for the show Rowan said that it would be a bias to only have Hoy Bikes and nothing else but it is being done for a good cause and he hopes that people would understand. The show will take place at Velodrome in Glasgow.
Biking Video Rating: four / five
Biking Online video Score: 4 / 5
Chris Froome thinks that all the troubles that has previously been there with Sir Bradley Wiggins has been dealt with and they now have a very good relation. Chris had spent some time with Sir Bradley Wiggins lately and the two have gone on well with each other. Chris and Sir Bradley both were there at the winter training camp of Team Sky. Chris also told the Daily Mail about how Brad and him worked things out. He said that they were at the training camp at Mallorca and they have talked about a lot of things. Whatever talk they had proved to be very constructive and their relation is in a better place now than before. He admits that it was important for both of them to get things going in a positive direction and it has been done. He also said that this thing should have been done long time back but the main thing is they are back to good terms now which are all that was required.
The whole problem started in 2012 when Froome did not obey the orders that were given to him and on top of that he put his team members under pressure and also attacked during stage 11. Although Wiggins did win the tour but it was not a happy victory for all because he was upset about the fact that Team Sky was planning to make Froome the team leader for the season of 2013. Froome later said that it was the year 2012 that made all the difference for both of them. In addition to the problem was the media who played a huge role in the differences that were created between Wiggins and Froome. It was an unfortunate incident and with all the hype the matter got escalated very quickly.