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The Six Days of Amsterdam event which started with a bang on the 20th of October, 2014 (Monday) came to a very abrupt end on the second day (21st of October, 2014) because Cees Stam got seriously injured in a collision. He was taken to the nearby hospital for further treatment after receiving emergency treatment immediately after the accident.
Cees Stam is a sixty-eight year old, well-known derny driver who was also a world champion (four times) in motor paced track events and a Dutch professional cyclist previously.
SixDayRacing.com’s official Twitter page released a report that the racing on Tuesday (21st of October, 2014) had been halted because of a major accident.
A statement was released by the organizers of Six Days of Amsterdam on the official event website which said that numerous other riders and pacemakers also suffered the major crash but they were not injured very seriously.
Carlton Kirby (Eurosport commentator) also tweeted directly from the race venue that the racing has been stopped after a derny driver was injured seriously.
Jasper Buyst (one of the contestant in the event) said that Cees Stam was the only participant who got seriously injured because another derny ran over him.
Frank Boele (organizer of the event) announced that the cycling will be resumed from Wednesday morning (22nd October, 2014). According to Boele, such major crashes are very rare in track cycling events like Six Days of Amsterdam.
Boele even said that Stam and his family are famous in the world of cycling. Stam’s son Danny Stam had previously won the Six Days of Amsterdam in the year 2003. Therefore Stam’s injury has affected the organizers of the event deeply as well.
Some other participants of the Six Days of Amsterdam are: Niki Terpstra (champion of Paris-Roubaix), Terpstra’s partner Yoeri Havik, Pim Ligthart (rider for Lotto-Belisol) etc.
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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.”