Monday 24 October 2011

Cycling India brings you the latest news from the world of cycling.
Cycling News Highlights from October 18th to 24th, 2011


18th October, 2011
2012 Tour de France route officially presented
The route of the 2012 Tour de France has been officially presented in Paris today. The parcours, which had been mistakenly published by race organiser ASO one week ago, has been confirmed and detailed. The 99th Tour de France has been elaborated to include two long time trials and 'only' three summit finishes, so next year's winner will have to be an even more complete rider than in previous years.

20th October, 2011

Sky hold onto Swift, Stannard and Kennaugh

Team Sky has announced that Ian Stannard, Ben Swift and Peter Kennaughhave all re-signed for 2012. The former Olympic Academy trio formed part of Sky’s backbone in the team’s debut season in 2010.

Swift has been the most successful in terms of wins, picking up five this season including two wins in the Tour Down Under, and a stage each in the Tour of California and Tour de Romandie. Stannard, on the other hand, took his first professional win this season at the Tour of Austria, but has become one of the team’s strongest Classics riders.

21st October, 2011
Rolland looking forward to Grand Colombier at 2012 Tour de France
A winner at Alpe d’Huez in July, Pierre Rolland (Europcar) is looking forward to testing himself on a new pass at the 2012 Tour de France, as the Col du Grand Colombier makes its long-awaited debut in La Grande Boucle.
17km in length and with slopes that pitch up to 12 percent gradient, the climb features on stage ten from M√Ęcon. The Col de Richmond follows immediately afterwards before a rapid descent to the finish in Belgarde-sur-Valserine.
23rd October, 2011
Keisse and De Ketele win European Madison


Belgians Iljo Keisse and Kenny De Ketele took the European Madison title in Apeldoorn today, just hours after completing the Amsterdam Six Day the night before on separate teams.
Keisse wrapped up the overall victory in Amsterdam, where he helped Dutch rider Niki Terpstra to his first Six Day victory, after midnight on Saturday. The pair finished one lap up on fierce competition from Dutch pair Peter Schep and Wim Stroetinga. De Ketele's fortunes were much different - paired with young rider Barry Markus, he finished eight laps behind in seventh place in Amsterdam.

ID Sports.