miércoles, 27 de enero de 2010

sábado, 16 de enero de 2010

ciclismo - cycling - ciclisme: Ponferrada to host the World Cycling 2013

Ponferrada Mayor Carlos Lopez Riesco, held in Valladolid a meeting with the Minister of Culture of the Junta de Castilla y León, María José Salgueiro, in which the Board pledged its support for the candidacy of Ponferrada to host the World Cycling 2013, providing one third of investment needed to organize the event, about 5 million.

viernes, 15 de enero de 2010

ciclismo - cycling - ciclisme: The Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador, noted that major difficulties will face this 2010 with the Astana team, as he fel

"I am realistic and know I have a weaker team than in previous years. So we have to work much on the motivation to know what we can accomplish and how," said the Spanish.

Although became champion in the Tour de France, Contador had a difficult 2009, primarily due to constant clashes it had with the seven-time champion American Lance Armstrong.

With the departure of Armstrong and several Kazakh team riders, Alberto Contador will not be asked to mark as a favorite to repeat the title in France, as it requires a competitive squad, which held, does not.

"I know it will be a difficult year and may not be able to win the Tour, even if I am in good shape. People focus a lot on me, but my opponents know that the team that I have not the same as before" , said in an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca.

Finally, the rider reiterated that his relationship with Armstrong was never good, but said: "But really helped me mature. I hope to build on that experience next year," he concluded.

jueves, 14 de enero de 2010

ciclismo - cycling - ciclisme: The winner of last year's Tour de France, Alberto Contador, hopes to win his fifth major back Lance Amrstrong

The winner of last year's Tour de France, Alberto Contador, hopes to win his fifth major back (2 Tour de France, 1 Tour of Spain and Giro d'Italia 1) with the Tour of 2010, as declared in an interview published in daily Marca.

Pinto rider is aware that will have a team forces smaller than its big rival, Lance Armstrong, who has assembled a large group of figures for RadioShack. "I'm realistic and know I have a weaker team than in previous years, so we have to work harder in training. So far as we know we can get there and get it," he says.

"I know it will be a tough year, you may not be able to win the Tour, even if I am in good shape. People in my set too, but my opponents know that the team I lead is not the same as before" said Contador.

It also explains that the tensions experienced by Armstrong during the 2009 season have served "to mature."

The International Cycling Union has announced the list of 19 professional teams ahead of the 2010 season.

The team is not listed Jacobean among the elect, but still has a little time to provide all the necessary requirements for the license Obetener.

In accordance with article 2.16.017 of the UCI regulations, teams that have not been registered as professionals or whose application has been refused, may appeal in writing to the Steering Committee of cycling governing body, which gives them a term that ends this Friday December 4 at noon.

In the list, and it appears easier Cajasur Andalusia and other teams such as the BMC of the current world champion Cadel Evans, Carlos Sastre of the Cervélo or Ceramica Flaminia Riccardo Ricco, who in 2010 will return to competition after his maximum penalty for doping. The list offered by the UCI is the following:
Following the successful 2009 season in which the director Alvaro Gonzalez de Galdeano and four cyclists have made the leap to Euskaltel-Euskadi Romain Sicard, Jonathan Castroviejo, Miguel Minguez, Daniel Sesma-blue training presents seven new faces in 2010.

On the technical side, Alex Diaz will be responsible for assuming leadership of the team sports, in the wake of the elder brother at the wheel Galdeano professional team.

The new additions are the Orbea Continental Mikel Landa Xabier Zabalo, Noel Martin and Jon Aberasturi coming from the joint training of young talents Naturgas Energy Ion Izagirre, Seguros Bilbao, Adrian Sáez de Arregui, Caja Rural, and Aritz Etxebarria, Bidel - Kirolgi.

Runners still on the team are Richard Garcia, Mikel Ilundain, Joseba Larralde, Andoni Blázquez and Beñat Urain. As for the low, Aitor Olano, Ibon Lavin Eriz Eneko Ruiz de Erentxun and have left the discipline Echeverz blue.

miércoles, 13 de enero de 2010

Orbea Continental Team held a rally Thursday and Friday bringing together the 12 members of staff for the 2010

Orbea Continental Team held a rally Thursday and Friday bringing together the 12 members of staff for the 2010 season and where they begin to plan the season subsidiary of Euskaltel Euskadi team, the team reported.

This meeting will be held in the town of Derio Bilbao and will serve as first contact of a set in which there have been significant changes.

Following the successful 2009 season in which the director Alvaro Gonzalez de Galdeano and four cyclists have made the leap to Euskaltel-Euskadi Romain Sicard, Jonathan Castroviejo, Miguel Minguez, Daniel Sesma-blue training presents seven new faces in 2010.

On the technical side, Alex Diaz will be responsible for assuming leadership of the team sports, in the wake of the elder brother at the wheel Galdeano professional team.

The new additions are the Orbea Continental Mikel Landa Xabier Zabalo, Noel Martin and Jon Aberasturi coming from the joint training of young talents Naturgas Energy Ion Izagirre, Seguros Bilbao, Adrian Sáez de Arregui, Caja Rural, and Aritz Etxebarria, Bidel - Kirolgi.

Runners still on the team are Richard Garcia, Mikel Ilundain, Joseba Larralde, Andoni Blázquez and Beñat Urain. As for the low, Aitor Olano, Ibon Lavin Eriz Eneko Ruiz de Erentxun and have left the discipline Echeverz blue.

martes, 12 de enero de 2010

The Municipality of Burgos in 2010 will turn to cycling and will host an arrival and departure of Tour of Spain stage one arrival of the Tour of Casti

The Municipality of Burgos in 2010 will turn to cycling and will host an arrival and departure of Tour of Spain stage one arrival of the Tour of Castilla and Leon, in addition to the role n the development of the Tour of Burgos, which organizes the Provincial Council.

The Municipality of Burgos and Unipublic, the company organizing the Spanish round, have closed the deal by which the capital of Burgos hosting the arrival of a stage and exit from the next of the 65th Tour of Spain, who played from 28 August to September 19, 2010.

As in previous years, according to cyclists, Burgos will witness a huge influx, which promotes the immense line that will have its final goal in the district of Burgos, and that the organizers of the Vuelta in previous years have equated "a coming of World Championship" for its "spectacular, remote and public presence.

Next Wednesday 16 December, the city of Burgos will take their place at the official presentation of the Tour of Spain that Unipublic held at the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Sevilla.

The Tour of Castile and Leon, to be played from 14 to 18 April 2010, designed to track into the path that the Camino de Santiago done by the community, and celebrating the Year of St James.

For this reason, the province of Burgos would be the protagonist of the first stage, according to Efe advanced Cerron Jose Luis Lopez, Director General of the Tour of Castilla and Leon, "could leave Belorado, being a local representative in the home the route of St. James in Burgos, Burgos capital and ending in ".

According to these sources, despite having nothing definitively closed, but negotiations are advanced for the capital hosting the arrival of the first round stage of Castile and León.

In welcoming the arrival of the first stage and more than likely start of the second, members of the publicity caravan would test night in Burgos city, with consequent benefits for the hospitality sector, a fact that according to same sources, "will be instrumental in making the final decision.

In this sense, Lopez Cerron, Director General of the Tour of Castilla and Leon, advanced Efe that the journey in which "we are working with legislatures and city involved will pass through the provinces of Burgos, Palencia and León.

"On April 14 the first phase ending in Burgos, the 15th day of the second would bound Burgos to Carrión de los Condes, for instance, 16 we would go to Leon role of localities and Sahagun, ending, or that is the idea, in Ponferrada, "Lopez Cerron forward.

Finally, in August 2010, the capital of Burgos welcome as long as the Tour of Burgos takes place, an arrival or departure of the round Burgos, organized by the Provincial de Burgos

domingo, 10 de enero de 2010

ciclismo - ciclisme - cycling: Unos minutos junto a Fran, el hermano y representante de Alberto Contador,

Unos minutos junto a Fran, el hermano y representante de Alberto Contador, bastan para comprobar el incesante goteo de llamadas que solicitan al biganador del Tour día a día. Los motivos, múltiples. Para bautizar una nueva calle en un pueblo cordobés, para apadrinar la escultura de chocolate de una asociación, para correr un critérium en Herencia (Ciudad Real).

"Pero es que resulta imposible atender todas las peticiones", se lamenta Fran, que pide compresión ante una respuesta negativa: "Es por una cuestión de salud mental, Alberto tiene que desconectar".

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Encima, su futuro deportivo, el mismo que por contrato le liga al Astaná en 2010, no deja de generar especulaciones. Este viernes concluye el segundo plazo para formalizar la licencia ProTour, la misma que no ha renovado aún el equipo y la que condiciona su permanencia. "Es algo imprescindible", señalaba el corredor este jueves en un comunicado, en el que reconocía un preacuerdo para respetar el año de vinculación que le resta.

La reunión del lunes entre la Unión Ciclista Internacional y los rectores de Astaná, "muy positiva", invita a pensar en la concesión y a ignorar viejos positivos o viejos apuros económicos.

Una solución airosa. Pero no a cualquier precio. "Contador ya tuvo que sufrir vetos por culpa de otros en el pasado y no está dispuesto a volver a pasar por esa situación", dicen desde el entorno del ciclista. "Tenemos todo preparado si la opción de Astaná falla", avisa Fran. Un plan B en la recámara.

The president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid again showed his anger with the French Anti Doping Agency (AFLD

The president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid again showed his anger with the French Anti Doping Agency (AFLD) for making public a report which said the federation had not respected anti-doping rules in the last Tour de France and assured that he will only controls in the next edition of the 'Grande Boucle'.

"For the Tour 2009, we've really tried to find ways of collaborating with the AFLD, but this has thrown everything has broken ground when our positions to make public a report that should have remained between the UCI and the AFLD," said McQuaid in the newspaper 'L'Equipe'.

Therefore, the leader said they are not willing "to risk all the efforts made in cycling in the fight against doping relocating job over to this agency."

viernes, 8 de enero de 2010

The UCI has sent to all national cycling federations a circular reporting of the ban on cyclists in road races of the radio communication

The UCI has sent to all national cycling federations a circular reporting of the ban on cyclists in road races of the radio communication between managers and cyclists, or what is the same, the withdrawal of the now famous earpiece. So far only affected the lower grades, but after this season so far must be completed in professional cycling (men and women).

The withdrawal will gradually: in 2010 only will be restricted to scheduled class tests, 2 in the national and the World. But it will be the first step, since the idea of cycling governing body implementing the restriction is to go slowly: in 2011 racing class 1, and in 2012 in the classics and the Giro, Tour and Vuelta.

The circular was sent last weekend, but the decision was made at the congress of the ICU which was held on September 23 in Lugano (Switzerland). It is based on a study by a technical committee of experts that evaluated the impact of communication between car and driver as show trials. The conclusion was clear: "distorts the cycling sport.

The controversy over the use of earpiece exploded during the last Tour de France. The organization raised two steps without using the earpiece as an experiment. The move sparked a riot. Many of the teams signed a letter of protest and boycotted the race. Now the measure is no experiment, but not cease to raise controversy.

domingo, 3 de enero de 2010