Kittel downplays rivalry

Marcel Kittel, the back-to-back Tour of Dubai stage winner, has downplayed the disputes of his arch rivalry with top sprinters, especially Mark Cavendish.

Leading Brit cyclist Cavendish was hailed as the best sprinter of Tour France by renowned French daily L’Equipe two years back – after he came up as the 1st rider to win on the most prestigious cycling championship of the world for 4 years in a row.

2014 Events Will Use Grading System

British Cycling has now come up with grading systems for sportives. With this new system, cyclists who enter sportives from the next year will have a method to judge their comparative degrees of difficulty. The base of the grading system, as announced by the Governing body of British Cycling, will be on a difficulty scale of 1 to 5.

Froome eyes 2013 World Championship Jersey

Chris Froome, the current Tour de France looks all the more confident post his amazing victory in the world’s most prestigious cycling championship. After his Tour France win, the ace Brit rider is now aiming for World Championship Jersey. The 2013 World Championship is scheduled to be held in September in Florence.

The fighting spirit

Geraint Thomas is a name to reckon with in the international cycling circuits and his victories are legendary. He has survived many injuries and has yet come out the winner in the lot. When he was riding for the Tour de France, he fractured his pelvis and still finished the tour because of his fighting spirits.

This tour would become the most memorable one for a long time to come for him. Though he had a fracture in his pelvis right in the first stage of the race, he still managed to fight till the finish and stay with the team.

Women’s Cycling Association to be launched

Women's Cycling Association is all set hold their official launch party on 24th August, Saturday, at Fort Collins in Colorado. There the organization will unveil their official logo and its website.