Not so Busy Season

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador came fourth in the 2013 Tour de France. The 2007 winner of the international cycling completion said however that he would not be defending his Vuelta a España championship.

The 2012 winner of the Vuelta spoke after the Tour de France although the decision then had not been final. He later confirmed it when speaking to MARCA, a Spanish daily. He explained that he had not planed on participating in the Vuelta a España and had no interest in defending his crown.

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Armstrong-Vaughters rejoins to take Cycling forward

Defamed American cycling legend Lance Armstrong & Jonathan Vaughters, the Garmin Sharp manager have rekindled their long-strained bond with the goal to take cycling forward, on a cleaner note. Armstrong & Vaughters have been teammates at US Postal Service in 1998 & 1999.

However, since the last 14 years, both of them have been into different edges of doping issues- Armstrong was into perfecting the technique of performance-enhancing banned substances profiting hugely from it and Vaughters founded a development group centered on clean sport philosophy.

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Contador comes in third

Alberto Contador’s riding in third at the Clasika Primavera was a kind of consolation prize for him in the wake of a tough week of racing at the Basque Country in Spain.

It was Rui Costa of Movistar who took home the laurels at the 176 km one day race of Clasika Primavera and it was double delight for Movistar as Nairo Quintana of the same team scored an impressive overall win at the Vuelta al País Vasco, one of the most well known six-day races.

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Tour de France 2013

Tour de France celebrates its 110th anniversary this 2013 and presents its 100th edition in the beautiful island of Corsica. The island surrounded by the calm and turquoise waters of the Mediterranean adorned by beautiful mountainous bike tracks with the wild yet calm scenery will host the first three stages of the race.

Brit to head up the strategy for Tour de France 2013

A Brit is all set to head up the strategy for Tour de France 2013 in a bid to refresh the standards of the race in the wake of Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal.

Colin Clews has been appointed the senior doping controller and he will be overseeing all the doping tests, safeguarding the procedures of the test and protecting the rights of all the cyclists. He is the first Briton to take up this responsibility and he is taking up the mantle at a time when Tour de France is under tremendous pressure and scrutiny. It needs to vividly prove that it is fair and clean.

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Route Details Of Tour de France

Tour de France is often termed as the ‘World Championship of Cycling’ by the spirited supporters and fans. As far as sporting significance is concerned, Tour de France is not world championship but it carries a great importance. This prestigious event of World Cycling occupies a great respect among the cyclists who wish to won the championship at least once in their life time.

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Surrey loses out on hosting Tour de France

The cycling fans in Surrey seem to be greatly disappointed as Surrey loses out on the chance to host the legendary Tour de France 2014. As per the reports, Surrey hoped to host the high profile cycling championship the coming year but everything got shattered the previous week with the announcement of the Tour de France route.

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Thomas Voeckler aims the UCI Road World Championship

Thomas Voeckler had a great season in 2012 and was convinced that he could win the World Championships held in Limburg, Holland. In fact most of the people considered Voeckler to be the UCI Road World Champion. He was looking good until Gilbert put up a terrific show in the last 2 kilometres of the race to deny Voeckler from getting the victory. Edvald Boasson secured the second spot followed by Alejandro Valverde. Voeckler finished at the seventh place while the fourth, fifth, and sixth position were claimed by John Degenkolb, Lars Bloom, and Allan Davis respectively.

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Evans thinks the break would help

Cadel Evans became father of a boy child a few months back and now he is happily enjoying his vacation with his family after ending a premature season because of illness. The BMC cyclist was the winner of the 2011 Tour de France but this year he struggled throughout the Tour and finished at the seventh spot.

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Joaquim Rodriguez becomes World Tour Champion

The Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins’ run to become World Tour champion is over. The British cyclist finished second at ll Lombardia while Joaquim Rodriguez swept the victory. Now Rodriguez holds the first position in UCI World Tour ranking and there is no chance for Wiggins to beat him as he is not taking part in Tour of Beijing, too.

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