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Vinokourov believes

Alexander Vnokourov, the general manager of the cycling team Astana Pro has high hopes from the team this season and in a recent press conference he said that he has set some goals for the team to achieve and he is sure they will be able to achieve those by the end of the season. Astana Pro will have two new riders this season and they are Michele Scarponi from Italy and Lieuwe Westra from Netherlands.

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France organizers considering Pooley’s proposal

Great news for female cyclists who have long been wanted to be a part of the illustrious Tour de France!

All thank to the very dynamic Olympic silver winner Brit cyclist Emma Pooley, the Tour France organizers are presently considering the rider’s proposal on launching a women’s version of the most prestigious cycling championship of the world- Pooley herself has confirmed the news.

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Trott demands a second thought

While the women riders all over are petitioning hard for all women Tour de France, Brit Olympian Laura Trott feels a need for second thought on the petitions. The online petition for all Women Tour France was initiated by veteran cyclist Kathryn Bertine and has managed to pull up more than 85 thousand signatures till now. The petition has got backing from many elite female riders like Marianne Vos & Emma Pooley.

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USA Pro Challenge 2013

USA Pro Challenge is next in line of prestigious cycling events after Tour of Denmark that ended on August 4. The upcoming cycling event has already came up with its participant list that was declared on august 7.

As per the list the event is going to have both world’s No.1 & No.2 riders in the championship- Chris Froome and Peter Sagan respectively. Froome is the 2013 Tour de France hero while Sagan is the Sprint Jersey winner from the elite championship.

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Classic race gets cheers from birthday boy George Atkins

George Atkins might not have picked up the much anticipated win he was earlier looking for on his birthday, but star gave Leicester Castle Classic high marks. It was not like a bad day for George Atkins as his hundred per cent ME team-mate Simon Yates won the very first city race that attracted huge crowds around the four kilo meter circuit.

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Latest Update from Giro

The Giro d’italaia was full of surprises as it gave Giovanni Visconti his first win at any grand tour stage. He held up the pack that chased him till Les Granges du Galibier to ensure he can come out with flying colors at the 16th stage of the race. The enthusiastic 30 year old racer was ahead of Carlos Betancur by 42 seconds when he finished the race. Niemec from Poland came fourth while another Polish rider Rafal Majka came fifth. Visconti was the Italian National Champion for three times and this win at the 15th stage of Giro means really a lot to him.

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Betting on the Tour de France

The Tour de France begins in the island port of Porto-Vecchio in Corsica on June 29 and finishes in Paris on July 21 over which time competitors will complete 21 stages, some of them being particularly demanding.

There are many Tour de France betting options, and the really heavy betting really gets going once the event gets underway. Many people bet on the individual stages, and if you can find a bookmaker who offers Tour de France accumulators, a lot of money can be made if you are good at picking winners.

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Longo back in the anti doping test pool

Though the 54 year old Jeannie Longo missed out on competing at the London Olympics, her spirit remains indomitable. Longo will still have to provide details about her whereabouts to the FFC (French Cycling Federation) and ALFD, the anti doping agency of France.

In the lead up to the London Olympics, Longo was unsuccessful in meeting the standards of a key qualification race and had to concede younger field during the trial. She finished in the 5th place at the trial and in the 12th place in the road race.

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Hamilton Claimed Supply from Eufemiano Fuentes

Tyler Hamilton, the disgraced American cyclist has reported that it was Eufemiano Fuentes who supplied banned substances to him including EPO. Tyler made the claim while testifying at the trial of the infamous Spanish sports doctor, at Madrid.

Hamilton even revealed that it was Bjarne Riis, the present manager of Saxo-Tinkoff, who introduced the sprinter to Fuentes. Speaking through a video conference from Spanish Embassy, Washington, Tyler Hamilton gave a detailed description of the doping affairs the cyclist was involved in as Fuentes’ client.

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Ashenden alleges Armstrong took Drugs for Comeback

Lance Armstrong’s recent demise due to drug abuse has shocked and saddened the world. The person who was the hero and idol for many had been allegedly taking drugs for years and had hoodwinked the entire association of professional cycling.

The US Anti Doping Agency finally managed to bring him down and all his Tour de France titles and Olympics medal was stripped off him and he has been banned from professional cycling for life. He is also facing multiple lawsuits.

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