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. 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. 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. 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. 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!