London’s ‘cycling revolution’ will continue

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London has said that the ‘cycling revolution’ will continue and has predicted that London will soon become welcoming to the cyclists like the cities of Copenhagen and Amsterdam in spite the worries about safety.

Contador Plans To Focus On Future

Alberto Contador of UCI Pro Team Saxo-Tinkoff reconfirmed he will not defend his Vuelta a España crown, but hopes to race the world championships later this season.
Speaking to the Spanish daily MARCA, Contador said defending his Vuelta victory of 2012 was never in his plans.

“The Vuelta was never on my calendar and that’s the main reason I am not going to defend my victory of last year,” Contador told MARCA.

Wiggins Didn’t Watch

While Chris Froome is flowing champagnes celebrating his spectacular Tour de France win, his teammate Bradley Wiggins is too devastated to watch his fellow colleague taking up the yellow jersey.

As per the reports, Sir Wiggins is passing through a depressed state presently after withdrawing from Tour de France and has shunned himself from watching any of the cycling events this year.

National pressure to shut down cycling gender gap

Women have been addressed as an 'indicator species' of a bike friendly place because they have a tendency to pedal more in those places which are practical and safe for biking. But on those counts, US has some work to do.

In the year 2009, less than a quarter of bike tours in the United States - twenty four percent — were made by women. Some of the places are performing better compared to others; like in Philadelphia and Boston, women make thirty two percent of bike tours, while the number is thirty three per cent in San Francisco.

Petacchi hopes UCI will understand his passion

The Ale Jet from Italy, Alessandro Petacchi has still hopes that UCI will consider his case of rejoining the professional cycling circuit. The 48 times grand tour stage winner earlier last month has announced his retirement from the world of professional road racing. But the 39 year old champion racer changed his mind as he regained his lost passion and hunger for winning after he lead Cavendish a few days post his retirement announcement.