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Chris Hoy Tries Snow Biking

Sir Chris Hoy switches to cycling after motor racing or takes it just for fun.

Anyway, it made the news recently when he was recorded trying a bike with a ski attached to the front wheel. The Olympic champion was seen pedaling the bike in thick snow. This was definitely a novelty in the sports world where it was noted for the first time a snow bike that has ski attached to the front wheel and thick wheels that allow you to travel through the snow.

The trial of this novelty bike was not only a leisure trail as the Olympic champion decided to ride across the Antarctic region with the bike. This is an objective that the six time Olympic champion has set for himself. He has trained himself in Iceland accordingly. The clip that was shared on social media channels like Twitter, he was seen riding the fat bike that has oversized tires and a green ski that is attached to the front wheel. The back wheel slides from side to side, but the skis in front keep him steady.


One of the major goals set by the Trek-Segafredo team for the season is to become the number one ranked team in the world.

This it has begun by strengthening both its Classics squad with John Degenkolb. The team also plans to target the Tour de France and other stage races and as such, has signed Alberto Contador.

Luca Guercilena, the team manager is of the belief that Giacomo Nizzolo, an Italian national champion can also improve further. He hopes that Nizzolo can target Milan-San Remo and Gent-Wevelgemin addition to sprints and stages at the Girod’Italia as well.

Segafredo confirmed it has extended its sponsorship until 2020 on Wednesday therefore giving the team registered in the USA, the needed stability to build a long-term future.

Rejuvenating its roster, Trek-Segafredo has added no less than 50% turnover of riders. Alongside Degenkolb and Contadorother new signings by the team includes Koen de Kort, Matthias Brandle, Jarlinson Pantano, the American Greg Daniel, Mads Pedersen and Michael Gogl.


Vincenzo Nibali is set to make his Bahrain-Merida racing debut on January 23-29 at the Vuelta a San Juan, with Tom Boonen and Gaviria also present.

A total of four World Tour teams have been scheduled to participate in the race at Argentina. The competing teams include; Bahrain-Merida, Quick-Step, Trek-Segafredo and Tj Sport. Although the fate of Tj sport remains uncertain as they are yet to secure sponsorship, and still awaiting the UCl license.

The Vuelta a San Juan was inaugurated in1982 with the famous Bernard Hinault participating in the race, before going on to win the Tour de France. The 2017 edition of the race will be the first time an international field has arrived at the race.

Nibali is certainly no stranger to racing in Argentina having used the now defunct Tour de San Luis as part of his New Year racing program in previous seasons.

He has his eyes set on winning the Giro d’Italia for the third time in his career, and plans to use the race at the Vuelta a San Juan to kick start preparations.

Grand Prix Receives UCI Status

TTCF Easter International Grand Prix Cycling event has reportedly received the prestigious UCI status. It’s undoubtedly something really grand for the event as the cycling championship is the 1st in its region to be honored with such an esteemed status.

The new cycling road event would start off on the suspicious occasion of Easter Sunday right from 6 in the morning in the Diego Martin region, near KFC. The announcement was confirmed by Tourism Ministry office which has collaborated with Phillips Promotions & TTCF- to stage this road event featuring a good 49 miles of course for international cyclists & 41mile of fun ride meant for the well-wishers, amateur & recreational cyclists.

As per the reports from TTCF chief Robert Farrier, the cycling event covers participants from almost every age group, ranging from under-7 riders to 70+ cyclists. The championship includes UCI sanctioned cycling events such as match sprint, scratch race & international keirin that would provide points towards world ranking.

‘When it comes to cycling it’s the points which rule & this event assures points for the international races- as one participates in this event, he will earn a point & a ranking”, stated Farrier.

A Woman Dies While Cycling On A London Street

There has been a fourth accident where a woman died on the London road. A female cyclist has met with a fatal accident when she collided with a truck at Victoria.

The woman was within 30years of age and was said to be spot dead at Victoria Street after she was crushed under the truck at around 8 in the morning. In order to investigate the accident, the police have made a tent compassing the Gordon Plant Hire lorry

A person from the Met reported that the police were informed of the accident at 7:59 a.m. that there has been a crashing at the Victoria Street which is very close to the Victoria palace. The person said that immediately the London Ambulance service and officers as well as the Fire Brigade of London reached the spot but the woman was found to be unresponsive. She was then declared dead at the spot. The enquiries are said to be going on.

Vincenzo Nibali Will Not Quit Astana

Vincenzo Nibali said that he will not leave Astana after five of its members were found to be guilty of using prohibited substances. He said that his technical staffs are in the team and also he said that the team consists of good people and unity is also there in the team.

Nibali became the winner of this year’s Tour de France in the month of July. After he won the Tour, five doping cases against Astana team members were reported. Maxim Iglinsky and Valentin Iglinsky of the Astana World Tour team were found guilty of doping and also Victor Okishev, Ilya Davidenok and Artur Fedosseyev, all three of them belonging to the third division Astana Continental team, have been found guilty of doping.

Top Riding Teams Join Up For Super Squad Velon

The entire cycling world is all set to witness a never-before revolutionary phenomenon- top 11 cycling teams from all across the globe have joined hands to form super squad Velon. The new super group is formed with the objective of pulling in better marketing prospects & money for the sport.

Sky is one among these 11 teams behind Velon. Other than sky, the Velon founders are BMC, Belkin, Lampre-Merida, Garmin-Sharp, Lotto-Belisol, Trek Factory, Omega Pharma, Tinkoff-Saxo, Giant-Shimano & Orica-GreenEdge.

It’s the first collaborative venture by WorldTour UCI cycling teams”, read a PR from Team Sky after the finalization of Velon decision. “This group pulls in 11 elite squads to develop a solid financial model, which in tune with the other international games, assures a bright sustainable future here for the squads.”

Akin to Sky, the other 10 Velon co-founders have also sent press releases highlighting on the new super group formation.

Velon wants a solid coherent calendar which will appeal to fans through new technologies. All the teams stressed on on-bike video shutters which were deployed to capture & create post-race videos in times of Tour France 2014.

“The squads involved in summing up Velon have joined hands with the shared powerful vision of optimizing the sport & develop novel ways for the growth of pro cycling”, noted Sir Brailsford, the team principal of Team Sky.

“If the squads stay united & work together with the other major stakeholders it would help to make the sport better for watching, easier to understand & gain guaranteed commercial backup as well as encourage more & more fans towards our beloved sport.”

2012 Tour France champ Froome added in- “With the formulation of Velon, now it would be easier for the squads to work in collaboration & find out newer innovations that would assist in good growth of the sport.”