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TOUR DE FRANCE 2017: MORE CHALLENGES

As tough the participants did not have a lot to be worried about, the route of the 2017 Tour de France seems to be designed in a more difficult pattern than ever seen, the new route will feature more daunting terrains to provide cyclists with challenging experiences that even their rigorous drills and extensive training has not prepared them for.


Christian Prudhomme, the Tour director has explained the reason for this in a statement. Prudhomme had said to his audience in Paris at the Palais des congres in Paris that in the New Year, the Tour de France as a competition will present a “less controlled and more open race.”

He stated that the main reason here was to “break the catenacio” of recent years. Keeping in mind that catenacio here refers to the football lexicon representing a strong defensive system.

In essence, the manager was saying that the goal was to create shake up in the competition structure and make it even more difficult for the powerful teams like team sky that will participate in the Tour. (more…)

Canadians top Rally Cycling’s GC expectations

Rally Cycling come back to the 5 stage Redlands Bicycle Classic in California on 6th April, to hold their overall award in men’s race.

In 2015, Phil Gaimon won Redlands and he now rides for Team Cannondale Pro Cycling. The squad, this year, enters Redlands with 3 team leaders: Americans Evan Huffman and Danny Pate, and twenty-two year old Victoria native Adam de Vos.
Jonas Carney, the Rally performance manager told that they are happy to come back to Redlands and attempt to repeat their win from last year. They are bringing a very strong team with an eye on the general classification. Their people guys are coming off a tough block of European racing in March and must be all set to fight the best teams in North America.
In 2015 edition Lay finished eleventh and later in the season went on to win the mountain queen classification at Amgen Tour of California. Canadian cyclists Catherine Ouellette, Sara Poidevin and Katherine Maine would support the teams GC ambitions while also looking for stage win scopes.
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