The Week That Was...
The UCI have rejected a request from the organizers of the 2006 Salzburg World Championship road race to shorten the event distance from 265 to 220km. The organizers felt the reduction would make for a more exciting race.
In a letter to the race management, the UCI said that the World Championships are "one of the biggest events on the international calendar. Like Milano-San Remo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Li?ge-Bastogne-Li?ge, Paris-Tours and the Giro di Lombardia, the World's live on the myth which is created by a distance of 250 to
"[The Madrid World's] were exciting from the very beginning until the end, raced fast with average speeds of
Following his win in the recent Paris-Nice stage race, Floyd Landis has been labeled, by his team mate Axel Merckx, as a possible future winner of the Tour de France.
"Floyd can win the Tour," he told Belgian newspaper HLN. "He's surprising everyone. Never thought that he already would be this good this early,"
"Floyd is really blooming now he's reached thirty. He's got all the qualities [to win the Tour}: he's a strong time-triallist, a decent climber and he's not afraid. You can build your house on him. But let him start with Paris-Nice," Merckx added.
Following his extended trip to
Pevenage reflected that, "the snow chaos is
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According to the Associated Press, Lance Armstrong?s Lawyer, Enrico Nan, has asked an Italian court to drop the litigation case brought about by Filippo Simeoni following comments made by the American in the Le Monde newspaper. Armstrong called Simeoni a liar following his testimony in the investigation surrounding Italian sports doctor, Michele Ferrari, in 2003.
On March 7th, Nan argued the case should be dropped "because a foreigner should not be held responsible in
?Manolo is incredible. He takes care of everything in this team: the rider's programme, the choice of handlebar tape and organizing each rider's traveling. He doesn't delegate anything."
Vinokourov went on to explain that he and his fellow Kazakh riders, which he took to the team with him, he integrated well with the other riders. "I think the Kazakh clan has been accepted; it is now part of the team. It's normal, we were the new ones. We responded to them in our own way: with vodka and caviar which we brought from
One of the Liberty Seguros ? W?rth Kazakhs Andrey Kashechkin last week won a stage at Paris-Nice. Photo copyright Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Finally this week, if you?ve ever dreamt of riding through the Italian hills with one of the leading riders in the world, you have your chance this summer. Australian, Oenone Wood, the number one ranked rider in women?s professional cycling, will be the guest of honor during a 10 day fall cycling tour to
Until next week