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”
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 Horner will ride for team Airgas-Safeway for the 2015 season. Horner said that he is very happy to join the team. He said that he had achieved a lot in his career for which he is proud. He said that the next part of his career will be all about giving back to the sport of Cycling and not about winning accolades for himself.
Horner said that he had quite some options at hand but he chose Airgas-Safeway because the team gives young riders chances for becoming successful. Chris Johnson, the principal of the continental team Airgas-Safeway said that Chris Horner joining the team will not only be very beneficial for the team but also the American Cycling Fans will love it. Johnson said that the team’s younger riders getting a chance to ride with Chris Horner is in many ways like a dream come true for them. Chris Horner said that he would like to ride with enthusiastic young cyclists and also said that he is looking forward to sharing his experience and tips with those riders throughout the upcoming season. Continue reading “Chris Horner To Ride For Airgas-Safeway Team For The 2015 Season”