Boels-Dolmans comes back to Women’s WorldTour Philly Cycling Classic

Philadelphia Cycling Classic organizers G4 Productions have declared that the twenty teams that would take part in their 1 day Women’s WorldTour event held on 5th June, in Pennsylvania. Boels-Dolmans, team of the defending champ Lizzie Armitstead, would be on the start position with Canyon-SRAM and Wiggle High5.
In a press release from the organization, USA Cycling Chief Executive Officer Derek Bouchard-Hall told that Philadelphia is a magnificent cycling city along with a grand history in their sport, and history is about to be made again with the inclusion of Philadelphia International Cycling Classic on UCI Women’s WorldTour.
The PICC is an established and wonderful event here in the America, and their prestige, along with the UCI assortment, makes this an international place for the top cyclists in the world.
Armitstead became victorious in the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic last year after she sprinted up Manayunk Wall ahead of Alena Amialiusik and Elisa Longo Borghini. The event would mark the 9th round of Women’s WorldTour. Armitstead has won 3 of the 6 rounds as of now at the Strade Bianche, Tour of Flanders and Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Cittiglio, and she is presently leading the ranking.
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Mark Cavendish Believes In Himself

Mark Cavendish has courage to shut out the mouths of his doubters but he does not deserve what he has achieved.

He is just 29 years of age and thinks that his career is far from over. His response towards those who take his interview has become completely different. Even when the question is not asked he anticipates them. He feels that scandals and doping makes him sick.

He is ready to strike those out who do not believe in his credibility as he has got 6 wins already in this season. It shows that he is an interesting character with much brilliance. His skills of biking are worth mentioning. The entire experience of biking is a refreshing experience for him. He cares for the servicemen and women who gets injured and feels for them. He wants government to do something for them. As a sportsman he is dynamic in his own way such that he speaks his mind without fear.

Years of facts and figures are behind him which he can always quote. The amount of total wins is 11 by which he measures his talent and record. He points out that if his record is measured then he has got the most in comparison to any British rider but he does not get the required media coverage which he deserves. His anger is basically pointed towards Team Sky since the team promoted Froome and Wiggins more than him and, consequently he left the team.Continue Reading

Cavendish Crashes out of Giro d’Italia

Team Sky’s most prolific rider Mark Cavendish crashed out of the Giro d’Italia in the third stage with brutal consequences as the third stage of the Grand Tour was won by Matthew Goss. Cavendish as well as his mate on the circuit, American rider Taylor Phinney of Team BMC, the winner of the first stage of the famous race both crashed out with just 100 meters of the stage left to go and the finishing line in sight but Orica Green Edge rider Goss stayed clear of the crash to claim his first victory of the season.

In spite of crashing out unceremoniously in the stage, Taylor Phinney still managed to retain the Pink Jersey of the overall leader and later, Cavendish tweeted that it is never nice to be crashing while going at 75 kilometers an hour but what he felt bad about was that he took out the holders of the Pink Jersey, Red Jersey as well as the World Champion Jersey as well.

The third stage that took place between Horsens and Horsens, a 190 kilometer stretch was dedicated to the memory of Walter Weylandt who dies after crashing in the same stage last year as well as the Mayor of Horsens who dies the night before the third stage. It was extremely ironical that a cyclist of the caliber of Mark Cavendish would crash during this stage as well, bringing back the horrors that were experienced at this stage last year when Weylandt crashed in a similar manner.

Cavendish also tweeted about the death of Weylandt in the 2011 edition and speaking to the media before entering an ambulance, Mark Cavendish stated that he wasn’t feeling that bad and hopefully he would be back to race in the next stage of the Giro d’Italia, one of the most prestigious races in the cycling calendar.