Cycling – Peter Sagan became the first ever rider from Slovakia to win the World Championships men’s road race. Peter Sagan has now won 78 UCI races, including 19 in United States (24%). Continue reading
CYCLING – The 2015 Tour de France finished on Sunday. See below some various facts & figures about this year’s edition.
CYCLING – Chris Froome won the 2015 Tour de France and earned €503,530 combined, most of all riders. His final classification victory alone was already worth €450,000, which is more than any other team has earned combined. Continue reading
CYCLING – The 2015 Tour de France is in its first rest day after nine days of racing. Etixx – Quick-Step has earned €44,350, most of all teams. They have earned more than 22 times as much as FDJ (€2,010). Continue reading
Geraint Thomas (GBR), Peter Sagan (SVK) and John Degenkolb (GER) hope to give their countries a rare win in the Ronde van Vlaanderen on Sunday 5 April.
Thomas can follow in the footsteps of Tommy Simpson who won this race in 1961, while Degenkolb has Steffen Wesemann’s win in 2004 as example. For Sagan, a win would be Slovakia’s first-ever win in any of the five Monument races, Milano – Sanremo, Ronde van Vlaanderen, Paris – Roubaix, Liège – Bastogne – Liège and Il Lombardia.
CYCLING – Barring injury or an unusual turn of events, Alberto Contador will scoop up his sixth Grand Tour General Classification victory on Sunday. He will become the sixth cyclist to have won more than five joining Eddy Merckx (11), Bernard Hinault (10), Jacques Anquetil (8), Fausto Coppi (7) and Miguel Induráin (7).
CYCLING – Alejandro Valverde won the 34th edition of Clásica San Sebastian on Saturday. The Spanish rider set a new record of winning this race six years apart (2008-2014). Marino Lejarreta (1982-1987) had the previous record of five years between two victories in this race. Continue reading