Thor Hushovd Signs On With BMC

Thor Hushovd has been champion of the world road race between Paris and Norway two times.


There should be little wonder then that he has been taken up by an American BMC team to be in their group. He has recently completed the signing of a two year contract as has been announced on the official website of the American BMC team.

Thor has several accolades to his credit besides the road race successes. For instance, he has won the green jersey of Tour de France twice, once in 2005 and another time in 2009. Being 33 years of age now, this definitely showcases the pinnacle of achievements in his professional cycling career. He won in two stages when he was riding on behalf of Garmin-Cervelo and he got to wear the yellow jersey of the leader for seven total days. Hushovd spent most of his career riding on behalf of the Credit Agricole team. The long association was because of the clear strategies that the team deployed as well as motivated him to dream of winning the classic race of the Paris Roubaix. Continue reading

HERALD SUN TOUR: ROWE SAVOURS SUCCESS IN BEECHWORTH

For the stage 2 of the Herald Sun Tour, Luke Rowe had explained just before the sign on to CyclingNews that for them to take it up to Orica-Scott, they would need to race as aggressive as ever.


At the end of the race, he went on to duly deliver.

Rowe initiated the day’s 10 man breakaway, before heading out thus sending the stragglers packing late on to solo, to allow him grab what happens to be his first win ever since the Tour of Britain in 2012.

The Team Sky classics cyclist who was also awarded the prize for combativity admitted that it’s been a long time coming.

“It has been a long time coming. We sat down at the end of last year and said it was about time I won something. There are bigger bike races out there to win, but a win’s a win and I’ll take any win I can get.” Continue reading

CADEL EVANS DECLARES SYDNEY UNFIT FOR CYCLING

Tour de France winner, Cadel Evans, has declared Sydney as one of the few places he would not ride in.


He made this statement when he went to Sydney to launch his autobiography.

He believed that the city posed a great danger to the sport. In a recent interview, he said “I’m not intimidated to ride in many places but Sydney is one of them”.

Evan believed that the road users have little respects for one another. Meanwhile, he gave complaints that the streets are narrow, the cycling infrastructures were poor, and that the distance from CBD to a good riding area was far.

He also said: “This could apply to many places in Australia but in Sydney the traffic is concentrated because the population is concentrated so that lack of respect and sometimes aggression is concentrated.”

The former champion said he was not accusing drivers but that his grievance was towards all road users- the bike riders, car drivers, truck drivers. And he believed respect for one another would help the users of the road. Continue reading

Rachel Neylan Signs Up With ORICA-AIS

2012 Worlds silver medalist Rachel Neylan would be reportedly signing up ORICA-AIS & race with them till final quarter of the ongoing season.

The 33-year-old had the most successful chapter of her career till date over the cold months in Australia & she is extremely excited to ride for Orica in the coming months.

I’m everything- trilled, happy, honored & proud to be able to ride for Orica & it’s going to be quite a timely & pivotal step in my riding career”, stated a glad Rachel.

“I am a big admirer of Shayne Bannan & Gerry Ryan who brought this Aussie squad to the route of success & it is something that I have worked hard for & aspired, coveted to be one of the riders of, right from its inception”, she continued.

“I’m thrilled with the fact that I am being able to channelize my enthusiasm, energy & passion for my riding career & link it to an Australian squad- I simply cannot wait to march on the road lying ahead.”

Post a difficult eighteen months, the star rider was able to impress the cycling world with her silver performance at Australian championships that was hosted in Ballarat last January.

The Sydney cyclist went on for better with a great performance at maiden Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race where she triumphed with her great solo win in January only. Continue reading