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. Continue reading →

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. Continue reading →

Oakley working with Cadel Evans and 4DESIGN To Make Futuristic Handlebars

Oakley is working together with Cadel Evans and 4DESIGN, an Australian Design Company for making cycle handlebars that will have futuristic features.

Cadel Evans said that the handlebar they’re working on is like a Science Fiction product but he said that unlike Science Fiction, these handlebars will become reality. The model will have an aerodynamic design and they will also have foldable forearm support that can be added to a bike meant for time trials.

The model will also have a camera at the front as well as one on the back. The cameras will keep track of the movement of the riders and the rider would be able to see the data on the OLED Screen which will be placed on the bars. Continue reading →

Cadel Evans not Participating In Great Ocean Road Race

Cadel Evans said that he’ll not participate in the next season’s Great Ocean Road Race which will be held in Geelong, Australia. The race is 174 kilometres long and is scheduled to take place next year on the month of February.

Evans will participate in Tour Down Under and Australian Championship road race. He isn’t sure about winning Tour Down Under but he has said that he will try to perform to the best of his ability as it would be the last race of his professional career spanning 14 years. Evans got the second place in 2014 Tour Down Under.  He thinks that Michael Matthews, sprinter of the Orica GreenEDGE team is likely to win the Great Ocean road race. Evans has a chance of winning Tour Down Under. Evans doesn’t think that he’ll be able to win Tour Down Under because he considers Orica GreenEDGE team to be too tough to beat.

Regarding his career, Evans said that he worked very hard for his career achievements but he thinks that he deserved more. He said that he was highly motivated which is a major reason behind his achievements. But it is hard for Evans to end his career. He considers being motivated to be a very important factor behind any achievement. Evans thinks that athletes are always supposed to be hungry for more and they should never stop after achieving something. But he also said that if an athlete isn’t satisfied at all then they don’t appreciate their achievements. Evans said that he wants to end his career in the best way possible.

Cadel Evans was chosen as a member of Tour de France Team of the Century at Jayco Australian Cyclist of the Year awards by Cycling Australia. Cadel Evans won Tour de France in 2011. In 2007 and 2009, he got the second place in the race.