Mario Cipollini writes a column daily in La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper during the Giro d'Italia. Lately, he has been critical of Mark Cavendish and team Sky.
When the world champion Mark Cavendish delivered a knockout bunch sprint to claim his 10th Giro d'Italia stage of his career and 33rd Grand Tour win yesterday it was very much business as usual – however, the Manxman then created a far greater surprise by announcing he would not be making a widely expected exit.
EDINBURGH has been identified as the starting point for the 2017 Tour de France if a joint bid by EventScotland, British Cycling and UK Sport, backed by First Minister Alex Salmond, succeeds in bringing the cycle race to Scotland.
THE PHILIPPINE Cycling Team graced the recently concluded sales rally of the Asiawide Refreshments Corp. (ARC) at the PICC. Its head coach and members came in full gear to inspire ARC’s Luzon sales force towards achieving victory, as the athletes convincingly did at last year’s Southeast Asian Games.
Roberto Ferrari of Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela, the man whose sudden change of direction led to Mark Cavendish crashing in Stage 3 of the Giro d'Italia in the Danish town of Horsens last week, today outsprinted the world champion to put paid to his hopes of winning in the Tuscan town of Montecatini Terme, close to the Team Sky rider's Italian home in Quarrata.
Tom Boonen will not come to the Tour de France this year. The Belgian of Omega Pharma-QuickStep wants to prepare himself for the Olympics by participating in the Tour of Poland.
Hoy, a four-time Olympic champion for Britain, put up an awesome show by coming from behind to bag the keirin gold at the World Track Championships in Melbourne last month.