Posts tagged: Cycling

COOPERS IN INAUGURAL BACK O’ BOURKE RIDE FOR CANCER

Husband and wife, Mick and Kerrie Cooper will be riding alongside 23 other ridersfrom Dubbo to Bourke as they kick off the Inaugural Back O’ Bourke Ride for Cancer race.


The aim of this ride is to raise the sum of $25,000 in order to fund a room at the new Macquarie Home Stay.

The ride has been slated to run for a period of three days, going all the way through 375 kilometres and three rivers. It is expected to take place between March 23 and 25 and will be the biggest challenge ever undertaken by Kerrie on a bike.

Kerrie who spoke about the upcoming event stated that the reason for this was to raise awareness and money so as to provide an affordable accommodation for patients in need of treatment in Dubbo. Read more »

CADEL EVANS RECOUNTS HIS PROFFESSIONAL CAREER.

Australian professional cyclist, Cadel Evans who retired in 2015 has recounted his career at Saeco to the Tour de France.


Speaking to Daniel Benson the editor of cycling news, he savored the memories of all the success he has had from the beginning of his professional career at Saeco in 2001, to his retirement at the inauguration of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, in 2015.

Evans started his professional riding with Saeco team achieving many success with the team including; an overall win in the 2001 editions of the Tour of Australia.

In 2002, Evans moved to Mapei-QuickStep, where he meets with Aldo Sassi who coached him and assisted him in the transition from a mountain biker to grand tourer.

Consequently, he made his first Giro d’Italia debut with an incredible performance, as he endured a major hunger flat on the final mountain stage, finishing in 14th place.

Evans also became the team leader in 2002. He became the champion of the commonwealth Games time trial, claimed a stage win at the 2002 Tour Down Under, and winning the mountains classification in 2006 Tour Down Under.

He was named Australian cyclist of the year in 2007, with an outstanding performance. Recording a win in the stage 13 time trial, and a second place in the stage 19 time trial. Read more »

Evans Teaching Kids Bike Safety

The cycling legend from Australia, Cadel Evans, has a big passion towards cycling even after his retirement from the big stage.


This is why he takes part in any activity that drives children to take up biking. Evan says that he would be thrilled to see many children take to cycling to go to school. It will provide them with a sense of freedom and will give them a lesson of being independent in their young age itself. There is no better teacher to teach the art of cycling for your kids other than Evans.

Evan understands the practical difficulties and the concerns that parents would be raised when it comes to sending children to school on their bikes in Sydney. The main issue is the traffic.

Evans retired from professional cycling last year and has proved his prowess in the sport by winning the Tour De France title in 2011. He has been at the top of his cycling form for many years and that is why he is called as a cycling legend. His 5 year old adopted son, Robel, is already an expert in riding bikes with gears.
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Demoitie’s autopsy could not pinpoint injury cause

An autopsy did on cyclist Belgian cyclist Antoine Demoitie, who passed away following a fall on Gent-Wevelgem race, was not able to tell whether or not the injury was triggered by a motorbike, said the Dunkirk prosecutor on Thursday.

Antoine Demoitie dies after he fell on the Gent-Wevelgem race.
The twenty-five year old was tangled in a fall with 3 other riders around hundred-fifty kms into the race later on Sunday as it went through Belgium and then into northern France. After that he was hit by a race motorbike when on the ground, before he was transported first to the Ypres hospital and after that being taken to an intensive care unit at Lille, where he lost his life battle.
Prosecutor Eric Fouard told a leading news agency that the cause of death was due to a blow to the back of the base of the skull which resulted in death by cerebral haemorrhage. But the pathologist could not figure out whether the injury was after the fall of the rider or the clash with the motorbike.
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Evans Hangs His Boots With No Regrets

Cycling great Cadel Evans’ retirement decision might have saddened his fans and the cycling world but the legendary Aussie rider has confirmed of no regrets as hung his boots. In fact, he has no doubt that it is the best time for him to retire.

The vivacious cheer that greeted him at post-race presentation of Down Under Tour was the live testimony of the iconic rider’s legendary career- that most possibly has no parallel.

However, a near-disaster at the last stage of the race remind him that there are certain things that he won’t be missing about his beloved sport. The Tour France champ somehow managed to bypass a bad crash on 2nd final lap of that stage race at Adelaide.

“I did hear the crash & a bike struck me in backside…Lucky I was that day that my bike was not damaged”, remarked Cadel.

“Anything can & does get wrong here in cycling.”

Whilst Cadel would have preferred to come up with a better performance than overall 3rd in his final Down Under Tour yet he is pretty comfortable with the fact that he tried his best to achieve one big result in his last race. Read more »

Life After Retirement For Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans has retired from the cycling world and the name of the event has been named after it.

The inaugural session covered 174 kilometres titled as the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road started in Geelong which received tremendous success ensured that race has a bright future which will go long for many years to come.

The race is going to maintain its popularity and can get best status by the International cycling Union. The race is the second best after Australian world race titled as Tour Down Under. After the tour titled as Cadel Evans, next tours which included women were held. Evans thought that with three finishes of the hilly circuit some amount of suspense and surprise were held in store. The Australian board of cycling believes that European tours can learn a lot from their tours.

To have a tour under his name is big achievement in itself. His career saw many ups and downs which was exciting in itself. Retirement has its own joys and he can do many things which was not possible for him to do at the time of his cycling days but now he has got plenty of time to fulfil all his desires which he for so long wanted to fulfil. He gave everything to the world of sport and to cycling especially. Read more »