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For the first time in 4 years, Alberto Contador would be racing Giro & Tour France without Riis- the man who has been his mentor & confidante. Tough times ahead for the Spanish great as he would be surely missing out on the exclusive tips and boost from his loving guide.
Riis & Contador were like joined at hip since the year 2011, the very year when Alberto signed up with Riis’ outfit Tinkoff-Saxo. The former Tinkoff owner & manager stuck by the Spanish rider during the controversial clenbuterol issue & Alberto too paid back his loyal mentor with great triumphs at Vuelta Espana 2012 & 2014.
The 32-year recently renewed his contract with Tinkoff that would have him in the squad through 2016. The contract he signed was mostly given his confidence & trust in Riis.
Ironically, Riis is just gone- brutally pushed off by Oleg Tinkov, the contemporary team owner. Contador is naturally flummoxed with Riis’ sudden departure from the team & he is quite unsure that how the instability at top would affect the performances.
Given his such close camaraderie with the erstwhile Tinkoff owner-manager, it is natural that he would be asked about his knowledge on why the man was fired by Tinkov. But the Spanish star had repeatedly claimed that he is completely clueless about the entire issue.
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The world champion of New Zealand in cycling men’s team sprint have lost the title and are now accepting the silver medal as they were defeated in the Paris world track championships.
The pairing of Ethan Mitchell Eddie, Dawkins Sam and Webster have been very carefully defended their title after they won over France at the Sainte-Quentin-En-Yvelines velodrome. The commissioners were only unhappy that the changes has been made as the celebrations had just started. They did not like the changes that were made during the race of New Zealand.
The biking rules at the international level says that one whole lap will only be considered if the last part of the leader’s bike in the race crosses the line lying before the edge of the wheel at front of the rider who is after him.