Tag: France

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.

TREK-SEGAFREDO AIMS TO BE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE WORLD

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 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.