Lance Armstrong, seven times winner of the Tour de France, had retired from cycling in 2005 and then again in 2011. He announced in 2012 February that he would be pursuing triathlons with the aim of winning at the Hawaii world championships. It is a race that comprises of 2.4-mile of swim, 112-mile of biking and 26.2-mile of running. Armstrong will participate in six races of the World Triathlon Corporation including the Ironman race held in Nice, France, and as per agreement, Andrew Messick, the CEO of WTC would donate $1 million to Lance Armstrong’s Cancer Foundation.
One of the greatest champions in the history of cycling, Lance Armstrong does not want to be remembered as a champion cyclist but as good father.
The seven time Tour de France champion was recently on a visit to Canada to promote his Livestrong line of fitness equipments at the local outlet of Canadian Tire and speaking to Marci Len of Canada AM, Armstrong said that although he is still very much committed to keeping his fitness up and fighting to eradicate cancer, he wants to cement his legacy by being the greatest dad that his five kids could ever ask for.
Bradley Wiggins has secured the Criterium du Dauphine victory to add to his collection. The Team Sky rider led by one minute and 26 seconds going into the 117.5km final stage and retained that advantage over Australia's Cadel Evans.
Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez, who won Saturday's stage, made it back-to-back wins by taking Sunday's finale.
Wiggins finished in 10th place, 11 seconds behind the Spaniard.
The win is a massive boost to the Londoner ahead of the Tour de France, which begins on 2 July.
Carlisle has introduced bike lanes in order to protect the bicyclists. Already, hardy enthusiasts have been seen braving the unpredictable, generally wet, weather and with summer rolling in, more are sure to follow.
The project is on-track to be completed by June 28, but until then, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are urged to remember that it is still an active construction zone.
"I think the concept is good, but I'm concerned with how it was done," Cinda Cole Shannon, vice president of Cole's Bicycles, said.
TI Cycles, a leading bicycle manufacturer, which is a unit of the $3.2 billion Murugappa Group, rolled-out India’s first carbon made bicycle - Montra on Thursday. The Montra has been designed and produced locally. The company has signed the Formula 1 driver Karun Chandok as its brand ambassador for these high-end bicycles. These lightweight bicycles have been priced in the range of Rs 21,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh.
A century ago, a young entrepreneur may have started on the road to fortune by getting on a bicycle and ended it in a luxury car. Today, with the rise of designer bikes, the opposite could be true. British millionaire and TV personality Alan Sugar set the trend several years ago when he bought a £7,000 "Prince of Spain" racing bicycle, named after Spanish champion Alejandro Valverde, from Italy's Pinarello (pinarello.com).