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

Evans Retires With 5th Place At Great Ocean Road Race

Famous Tour France champion Cadel Evans has finally hung up his boots with 5th place at Great Ocean Road Race. Famously named after the iconic rider himself, the maiden 2015 championship was won by Gianni Meersman from Etixx-Quick Step.

Australian rider Simon Clarke came up with the second position while Nathan Haas was in the 3rd position.

It was quite a pulsating contest, hosted in windy and wet conditions. A team of 5 riders with domestic Aussie cyclists like Brodie Talbot, Josh taylor & Darcy Woolley, built up an early lead at the race. However, it was a disastrous experience for Luxembourg cyclist Didier (Laurent) who unfortunately crashed out after around 50 km. The rider was rushed to the hospital soon with suspected fractured arm & the breakaway reduced to 4 riders. Continue reading

Brailsford Planning New 2020 Target For Sky

Team Sky boss Sir Brailsford is on a plan for a great overhaul of the long-term vision that he has been dream for his team post the failure to triumph at 2014 Grand Tour.

Sir Dave, who led Sky to 2 great triumphs on a row at Tour France with Bradley Wiggins & Chris Froome as champs in 2012 & 2013, admitted the fact that his squad’s sustained success might have affected the 2014 fate.

His team got dropped from a stellar 2nd to a much lower 9th stand in World Tour UCI Team ranks which prompted Dave to quit his position with Brit Cycling to commit himself to Sky with full vigor. Continue reading