Saturday 3 December 2011

Cycling India brings you the latest news from the world of Cycling.
Cycling News Highlights from November 29 to December 3, 2011

November 30, 2011
"At least" two more Tours de France for Evans.
2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans says he wants to ride the Grand Boucle at least two more times before considering retirement.
The BMC Racing Team Australian was speaking in Darwin where it was announced that he would become a spokesman for the Northern Territory.
"I have lived all around the world - I've lived many places around Australia, but of course I was born here in Katherine and it's just something that I feel for as a person, that I can contribute to," he said.

December 1, 2011
Saxo Bank team members building a school in Israel.
Bjarne Riis always has a surprise in store for his team-building sessions, and this year he continued that trend. Not only is Team Saxo Bank in Israel– believed to be the first time a top-ranked team has held its preparations there – but the riders will also build a school. A school for cyclists, of course.“Cycling for Peace” will be part of the Peres Center for Peace, and will integrate both Jewish and Muslim youngsters in its programme. It is located in Acre, in northern Israel.

December 2, 2011
Amador named to Costa Rica's Olympic team.
Andrey Amador of Movistar Team has been nominated for the 2012 Olympic games by the Costa Rica National Olympic Committee.  The central American country has one spot in the cycling events.
“It's a dream come true and a magnificent opportunity to be able to ride there,” Amador said on the Movistar team website.  “Which sportsman does not dream about taking part in the Olympic Games? It's the most important sporting event in the world and I'll be proud to represent my country in London."

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Tuesday 29 November 2011

Cycling India brings you the latest news from the world of cycling.
Cycling News Highlights from November 22 to November 28, 2011.

November 22, 2011
Liquigas-Cannondale confirms Betancur for 2012 roster.
Italian ProTour squad Liquigas-Cannondale has completed its 2012 roster, naming 29 riders, six of whom are new to the green and blue formation.The top acquisition is Colombian Carlos Alberto Betancur, 22, winner of theGiro dell'Emilia and the 2010 Girobio, who joins the team from Acqua & Sapone.

November 24, 2011
2013 Tour de France set to start in Corsica.
2013 will see the 100th staging of the Tour de France and to mark the occasion the world's most iconic cycling event looks set to start on the French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea, according to AFP. It will be the first time that the Tour has visited in the island since the race was founded in 1903.AFP reports that the news was announced by the president of the territorial community of Corsica, Paul Giacobbi, and race director Christian Prudhomme. Race organisers ASO have stated that further details will be given at an official announcement on December 6.

November 26, 2011
Rwanda targets a Continental team in 2012.
The Ferwacy, the Rwandan cycling federation, expects to launch a Continental team in 2012. "We have a meeting next month with the Minister for Sport and we will speak about the project," Aimable Bayingana, Ferwacy's president, told Cyclingnews on Saturday. "Ideally we would like to register our team for the 2012 season.
"Cycling in Rwanda is becoming more and more successful through its national team, which has been managed by former US pro rider Jock Boyer since 2007, and the Tour of Rwanda, which moved up to 2.2 level on the UCI calendar in 2009. A new 2.2 event has also been created this year, the Kwita Izina Cycling Tour.
November 28, 2011
Evans named Victorian Sportsperson of the Year.
The awards continue to come for Tour de France winner Cadel Evans, who picked up the Victorian Sportsperson of the Year this evening in a ceremony in Melbourne. It is the first time Evans has won the award, named for "Outstanding Contribution to Sport."
The 34 year-old was also named Victorian Male Athlete of the Year for the fifth time together with 2010 Commonwealth Games gymnastics gold medallist Ashleigh Brennan who took out Victorian Female Athlete of the Year - the pair stamping their name on the honour role alongside some of the nation's most renowned sportsmen and women including Cathy Freeman, Ron Barassi, Sharelle McMahon, Andrew Gaze, Steve Moneghetti and Shane Warne.

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