Web Oficial de la Vuelta a España. Bradley Wiggins. Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE (born 28 April 1980), nicknamed "Wiggo", is an English professional road and track racing cyclist who rides for the UCI ProTeam Team Sky. Wiggins began his career on the track, but has made the transition to road cycling and is one of the few cyclists to gain significant elite level success in both forms of professional cycling.
After the 2008 Olympics, Wiggins took a break from the track to focus on the road. Initially viewed as a time trial specialist and as a rouleur, he showed his ability in stage races when he came fourth in the 2009 Tour de France; he was later promoted to third after Lance Armstrong's results were annulled in 2012. In 2011 he claimed his first victory in a major stage race in the Critérium du Dauphiné, and he also finished third in the Vuelta a España. Early life and amateur career Wiggins was born on 28 April 1980 in Ghent, Belgium, to an English mother, Linda, and Australian father, Gary Wiggins.
Professional career Tour de France 2012: interactive stage-by-stage guide. Tour De France 2012 Dark Horses. By Cycling News HD | Thursday, June 28, 2012 7.16am The cycling world seems to have settled on Bradley Wiggins and Cadel Evans as the major favourites for this year’s Tour de France, but in this week's issue of our digital magazine for iPads - Cyclingnews HD - Peter Cossins is looking elsewhere for any surprise contenders.
On the one hand the 2012 Tour de France looks as open as any in recent memory, with a parcours that has shifted the balance away from the climbers. On the other hand most people are finding it hard to look beyond Wiggins and Evans. But the truth is that there are a lot of riders who could be harbouring ambitions for this race, and we’re going to take a look at a few of the less celebrated ones here. Denis Menchov (Katusha): It is surprising to see that the 34-year-old Russian is being so widely overlooked as a potential Tour winner.
Denis Menchov Cycling News HD. Johnny Hoogerland To Sue Over Tour De France 2011 Crash. By Cyclingnews.com | Wednesday, June 27, 2012 1.12pm Johnny Hoogerland suffered serious injuries after he was knocked off by a Euro Media car during last year's Tour de France Laurent Rebours/AP/Press Association Images View Thumbnail Gallery This article was originally published on Cyclingnews.com.
Johnny Hoogerland is going to court against Euro Media, whose driver forced him off the road and into a barbed wire fence during stage 9 of last year's Tour de France. The media company has apparently shown little interest in negotiating a settlement with the Vacansoleil-DCM rider, and today is the deadline for filing a suit. With only 36km to go on the ninth stage of the Tour 2011, Hoogerland and Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) were in a five man-break group going for the win.
Both riders finished the race, and Hoogerland went on the podium to receive the King of the Mountains jersey with tears in his eyes and extensive bandages on his legs. Road Bike Reviews, Cycling News, Routes and Riding Tips - RCUK. Web Oficial de la Vuelta a España. Quotes from the finish line Stage 21 winner Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge): “It’s a dream come true.
It’s one thing to come to a Grand Tour with good form and good spirit, it’s another thing to come out of a Grand Tour with two stage wins including the last one. I wasn’t expecting two stage wins. It was a difficult task for my team-mates to bring me to a sprint finish but they’ve done it at perfection, today and the rest of the Tour.
I couldn’t ask for more. Read moreNews. Cycling news, cycle routes, equipment and forums. Tour de France 2012 - The Tour 2012. Tension until the very end but Greipel gets a second win These stages are meant to run to a script: an escape goes early, they gain a big advantage and then the peloton slowly reels them in and there's a sprint at the end.
That's roughly what happened on the flat race from Rouen to St-Quentin but someone forgot to tell Jan Ghyselinck of Cofidis and Pablo Urtasun of Euskadi-Euskaltel; this pair were part of the attack that went clear in the first kilometer. And they were only caught in the final 500 meters! There was another crash in the final 3km and the main victim this time was Tyler Farrar, a former stage winner who landed with a thud and... Read moreKey moments.