Alaa ad-Dali 21 year old was among the recipients of 1,100 bicycles Turkey sends as gifts to the Gaza Strip, which helps to improve cycling as a sport in Palestinian territory under Israeli blockade. Ad-Dali worked hard for two years to become a long distance cyclist as it was a childhood dream, but he didn’t know dreams would come crashing when he joined the Roth March of Return activists.
The young cyclist rallying on the Gaza was on a six-week protest that will end in May. As-Dali told Anadolu Agency(AA) that “I was in athlete’s uniform and visiting tent of protestors when an Israeli bullet hit me and feeling like electrocuted and in a pool of blood” He was recounting the moments when a bullet hit him in the right leg.
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David Millar and his professional cycling career have definitely had its ups and downs.
The farewell film that has been made in his career has showcased his career well and has gained popularity in the cycling community, named a Time Trial. It documents how his powers as a sportsman started to wane, which was probably the reason he was dropped out of Tour de France in 2014 which was scheduled to be his last participation in the grand race. The first half of the film is all nice and sundry after which it all turns to dust is what David Millar has to say about the film. The comment might not be a judgment against the making of the film but what it showcases. It was indeed the time when he was supposed to end his career in an honorable way but his plans simply fell apart.
The movie showcases his despair when, at the age of 37, he realizes that he does not have the strength to go on anymore. This from a champion who had won the leader’s jersey in the three grand tours of Spain, Italy and France.
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A new Macklin Motors Dealership has recently been opened by Vertu in Glasgow.
At the same time, they in partnership with Radio Clyde’s Cash for Kids, launched a charity so as to help support some of the most vulnerable kids in the city.
The ongoing partnership was started by the organization as the grand opening of its new dealership on Port Dundas Road said to be worth about £5 million.
At that night, Macklin was able to raise a total of £29,760 for the charity. Last year, the money raised was also used in supporting no less than 50,769 children in the locality.
It was able to raise this whooping sum by auctioning off a brand new Nissan Juke which was donated by Nissan, a HOY bike and a cycling Jersey signed by Sir Chris Hoy who was there in his capacity as a brand ambassador of Nissan, and a stay at the luxurious Lartington Hall hotel.
Macklin Motors Nissan Glasgow Central will go on to hold further fundraising events throughout the year 201y7, while also backing the awareness campaigns of the charity. Continue reading “NEW MACKLIN MOTORS DEALERSHIP OPENED”
Roman Kreuziger has expressed his hopes that his former boss Oleg Tinkov, who is now retire will one day return to professional cycling and oversee another team.
The professional has shown admiration for his former boss, describing him as a man with a good heart and full of creative ideas that will have positive impact in the future of cycling.
‘I liked how he treated people’ remarked Kreuziger who recently moved to Orica Scott rider.
Kreuziger had a dramatic time, highlighted by many ‘heavy discussions’ during the period he rode for Tinkov’s Russian team. However, speaking with Cycling News, the rider has admitted that, though there has been many heated discussions between him and Tinkov, he still have high regard for his former boss.
“Anyone can think what they want but I really liked him. We definitely had some discussions, some heavy and some light but every time you understand what he wants or what he needs,” Kreuziger recently disclosed. Continue reading “ROMAN KREUZIGER BELIEVES TINKOV WOULD RETURN.”
Leading cycling rider Mark Cavendish is seemingly disappointed with the recently released doping report by the independent investigation committee of UCI. He has snubbed the report stating that it’s unreliable & contains “all shit from past year compiled in one document.”
He has also stressed that the report has come from the “unreliable sources”.
As per the statements from the sprint great that he hadn’t been asked to provide any information & according to him the report doesn’t include views from sufficient contemporary riders.
“I was not approached to contribute anything”, stated a dissatisfied Cavendish.
“I can say that 95 percent of peloton would be aware of one cyclist who could have stated certain comments. There’re some quotes which are from some unreliable sources which do not imply anything & completely warp the entire sense of this document.”
It’s true that the document provides a damning and lucid analysis of Armstrong’s (Lance) dealing with UCI in between 1999 & 2010- yet this document is not clear of actual state of riding now.
“The commission didn’t hear from anybody credible in this sport who could offer a clean sheet to cycling regarding doping issues today.”
It drew sparks from Millar & also from Olympic gold winner Geraint Thomas.
“It feels really insulting when somebody says that riding is filthy & that I am doing things wrong. I commit everything to the sport & I feel that it’s really lot cleaner now”, remarked an angry Sky captain. Continue reading “Cavendish Finds UCI Dope Report “unreliable””
Chris Froome, the English professional cyclist has expressed his eagerness to ride against Alberto Contador, the Spanish professional cyclist. Both the riders will for the first time face off against each other at 2015 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol. The race is scheduled to begin on 18th February at Seville, Spain.
On the first day of the race a split road and a time trial competition will take place. Vuelta a Andalucia is five day race and the competition will get tougher with each stage. The race will end on 21st February with a summit finish.
Chris Froome has said that it is interesting for him to ride against Contador but he also said that he expects many riders who are taking part in this race to be good and hence he said that the race might prove to be a challenging one for him. Movistar team’s Nairo Quintana was supposed to take part in this race but he will be unable to on account of crashing in the Colombian National Championships. Continue reading “Chris Froome Is Eager To Ride Against Contador In This Year’s Ruta del Sol”