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Completion of the seven seasons will see Tyler Farrar leaving Garmin-Sharp with a win over the Tour de France. For 2015 he will join the team of South Africa MTN-Qhubeka.
The participation is a huge event for him in his career as he has already spent seven years with his team for which he is playing with. It will be a change of the same team. The timing is apt for him to move ahead as the team of MTN-Qhubeka attracted him the most. In the Grand tour of all three he is counting three wins. In the year 2014 he has not win any event. His hope is pinned on the placing in Giro’d Italia and in the Tour of Britain place of fourth twice.
Farrar is moving in the team of second division from first division. As far as the team is concerned they are providing assistance to emerging Africans. Vuelta a Espania is the first tour of grand event which MTN is racing for. Douglas Ryder the principal of the team stated that Farrar is an asset to the team as he has succeeded in winning three stages. As far as classics are concerned he is aspiring to be a top contender. The performance of the team will notch up further this is what he believes in. Tyler’s participation is also a global boon for the event that is going to take place.
The contract of Farrar was given up till last year and had to be kept waiting. Two new members are added to the team for which Farrar used to play. Farrar has a big responsibility on his shoulders with a new team to carry in. It will be a tough challenge and a new phase of his career. His potential is not doubted.
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Much to the delight of Sussex spectators, Sir Wiggins would be riding before them this year at Tour Britain. Wiggo’s participation in the esteemed has already been confirmed by Sky chief Sir Brailsford.
The Tour Britain would kick star on 7th September and will continue till 14th of the month. The Sussex level is slated for 13th September.
The tour will run from September 7 to 14 with the Sussex stage taking place on September 13.
Wiggins also rode at the recently concluded RideLondon afternoon race on 10th August. “He is cycling here now & then he would go right to altitude camp”, commented the Sky boss while approached about Wiggo’s schedule during RideLondon race.
“He would ride in two 1-day races & then he would head for Britain Tour. We are hopeful that it would be a wonderful training ground for him before he marches to World Championships – we are positive that he will deliver his best at individual time-trial that he did just brilliantly in 2013. We are confident that he would come up with a similar amazing feat this time as well.”
Wiggin was Britain’s Tour France champ in 2012 & even bagged a silver medal in track riding team pursuit at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Tour Britain will start from Camberley (Surrey) & then would head via West Sussex prior it reaches to East Sussex. It would travel across Newick followed by Uckfield, Hailsham & Eastbourne.
The Tour would turn to west to race through Seaford, then Newhaven & Lewis, whilst crossing through Plumpton & Westmeston.
“This would present a distinct opportunity for visitors and residents here to welcome the world-class cyclists”, remarked Rob Blackman, Lewes Dist. Council leader. “It would also benefit local businesses by getting increasing visitors here.”
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Defending Tour France champ Froome has repeatedly assured the British cycling enthusiasts that he had no role in cancelling Sir Wiggins’ chances in the Tour de France this year.
Wiggo was the first British to attain the coveted Tour France title for UK and hence is revered in high honor as “people’s champ” in his country. His absence in this year’s Tour France has naturally saddened many of the British cycling fans and a lot them assumed that it’s buddy-turned-rival Froome had some contribution in it. But Froome has insisted that he didn’t play anything in the axeing of the 2012 Tour France winner.
However, Froome had declared that he feels that his Aussie lieutenant Richie Porte would be more prospective in the race for him rather than Bradley Wiggins.
Chris Froome insists Bradley Wiggins’ Tour de France axeing by Team Sky wasn’t his call
Chris flew to Yorkshire a few back to take part in the Tour de France 2014 championship which is slated to start from Leeds from July 5.
“Just to be absolutely clean, I don’t have any role in my team’s selection process”, said Froome who is being alleged by many in exercising the veto power to push back Wiggo from the Sky team.
“Yes, I speak to Dave Brailsford (Team Sky boss) about guys I would be racing with, yet, if you see how Tour France squad is chosen, the guys would be in altitude camps all together from very early in a season & racing as one group.”
On asked whether he would have felt uncomfortable with Bradley’s presence in Sky, Chris stressed- “Not necessarily- Bradley’s presence would have certainly altered our team dynamics, but that is bike racing”.
“You can’t stay best buddies with everybody on your team all through & ultimately we are colleagues & are professionals.”