ASO to include Tour de France flavor to 2 UK sportives

Amaury Sport Organization has declared that they are all set to bring a taste of Tour de France to 2 United Kingdom sportives later this year.

Riders participating in L’Étape London and the very recently rebranded Dragon Ride L’Étape Wales would several features linked with most high profile race of cycling.
Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales (5th June) would feature a timed King of Mountains division. The fastest female and male riders up it would get a couple of tickets to the end of this year’s Tour de France on Champs-Élysées.
An alike feature in the L’Etape London (25th September) will see cycle riders taking part over a one kilometer timed section at the race’s end. A number of official Tour de France jerseys would be up for grabs for fastest male, female as well as junior riders.
As a whole, the sportives, would also offer a Tour flavour. A ‘Tour de France Legends Start’ would see messages from several riders who have sported the yellow jersey, while each path would have French themed feed stations.
The end-line is reported to be inspired by the last stage of the Tour. There, the riders would get a yellow jersey medal to note their accomplishments and getting the scope to have their own glorious moment atop a replica Tour de France winner’s podium.

Andy Schleck To Open Bike Shop Post Retirement

Andy Schleck is gradually learning to make peace with his forced retirement. The young rider has declared to open up a bike shop in Itzig town of Luxembourg.

The 2010 Tour France champion comes across as a positive person who is striving towards a positive & meaningful future even when his potential cycling career met with a doom. As per the recent reports, the junior Schleck is all set to launch a bike shop – which somehow would be able to maintain his ties with his beloved sport.

“We would, certainly, be selling the Trek bikes”, stated Schleck who was a part of Trek Factory during his rider days. “The store won’t just be a mere lobby with the bikes at display.”

“Actually, we wish to offer a very valuable service. I am looking forward to channelize my skills & my very athletic experience and approach to customer service.

Andy would be launching the bike store in partnership with his dad-in-law Mr. Jeannot Delvaux & the new store has been entitled as “Andy Schleck-Schleck-Delvaux Cycles Associates”.

It was a persistent & stressful knee injury which forced the junior Schleck to get into retirement & bid adieu to his otherwise prospective career as a rider. He was compelled to take leave from the professional cycling sector at the final quarter of 2014. Andy was felicitated with the recognition of 2010 Tour France winner after the Spanish rider Contador (Alberto) was ripped of the honor given doping controversies in the year 2012.

Norman Ellis Gregory And His Love For Cycling

Norman Ellis Gregory has reportedly joked that long life is a part of his family. The war veteran of Suffolk has recently celebrated his 93rd birthday but he isn’t relying on his luck. He takes a bicycle ride every day to keep his fitness up and records the miles he rode. The previous year, he had clocked up a total of 3500 miles.

He says that he wakes up every day and then brushes, shaves, have breakfast and by 9 he is out cycling. In normal mornings, he ventures out cycling and rides for two hours and then if he feels that he is going good, he sometimes even takes up a third hour.

As he lives in the Suffolk countryside, the area is a bit rolling and is very much approved for a spin. The lanes are quiet and very good for a ride in the tranquility. He is not attempting any world record but even then he does 10-20 miles each day on the cycle and always records the distance in a log. Although he loves being out on his cycle, it is the exercise that it gives him that excites him to come out every day.

Funding Strategy By The British Cyclists

The funding of the elite sport by UK consultants is going to come to an end soon. The cycling federation of UK is trying their level best to put their opinion first. It is hailed as a partial treatment towards the elite whereas it should be an all round participation.

UK is targeting the investment which allows the cyclists to win medals and awards. In 2012 UK reached third position from 36th at the Games Medal of Atlanta. The funding is considered as transformational since it tries to bring about a balance. It will also allow the nation to grow and become the number one country in terms of funding in cycling is concerned.