Dual Olympic medal winner Marc Ryan calls it a day

Marc Ryan, the most experienced track cyclist of New Zealand, has declared his retirement from this sport.

The thirty-three year old man from Timaru believes that this is the right time, with complete confidence in the depth of talent among the bunch of young riders he believes are best equipped for Rio Olympics. Marc has been a fixture in the team pursuit squad of men for fourteen years, securing 3 Olympic Games, winning bronze in Beijing in the year 2008 as well as London in the year 2012.
He has won 4 championship medals in team pursuit, along with bronze medals in Poland in the year 2009, Melbourne in the year 2012 and Cali, Colombia in the year 2014, before gold medal as well as rainbow jersey in Paris previous year.
On Wednesday, in a statement, he told that this has been a huge decision but he feels like that this is the right time. Actually, he has attempted to retire two times before, after London and then after Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, but he was enticed back, both as a rider and to mentor the younger guys. Rio is knocking on the door, but he could not go through another campaign and miss out on the final team. He could not bear doing the work and going to Rio but letting these young guys down.

Peter Sagan To Be Challenged For The Green Jersey According To McEwen

Robbie McEwen, winner of green jersey thrice believes that Michael Matthews is all set to challenge Peter Sagan for the crown of sprint, this year since his start in the Paris-Nice was excellent.

In the honourable Milan San-Remo, he came third trailing behind John Degenkolb from Giant-Alpecin and Alexander Kristoff from team Katusha.

Though he began his season late but he did aim at Milan San-Remo. Apart from the three tours which are hailed to be grand, the Spring Classics also known as the Five Monuments is the target. Mathew’s style suits Milan San-Remo which is why he feels that he is going to be successful. It is the team for which he is thankful for. His starting tour will be in July and he feels that he has the ability to push Sagan. In the last year Sagan had positive results in the tour, owing to his successful tour of three weeks. McEwen is sure that Matthews is going to give him a tough fight. Looking at the sprinters, neither Sagan nor Matthews are pure sprinters which are the reason why Mark Cavendish can have an edge over them going by his records of the tours.

Chris Willett thinks Harrison Mudgway Can Win 2015 Oceania Race

The 17 year old Harrison Mudgway’s coach, Chris Willett thinks that Mudgway has the capability to advance further in the sport of Mountain Biking. Harrison Mudgway is from New Zealand and he managed to secure the title of national champion not too long ago.

He became the cross country mountain biking champion in the under 19 category. At present he is aiming at becoming the champion of Oceania race which is scheduled to start on 26th February in Toowoomba.

Chris Willett expects that Harrison Mudgway will be able to achieve a podium finish and also going to win the title of overall leader of the race. Harrison is also of the same opinion. Mudgway said that he is indeed a little nervous but his level of confidence exceeds his nervousness. He also said that his major objective is to be among the top three riders to finish the race. Having a good race is also a priority for him. Mudgway also wants circumstances to be in his favour.

New sponsor for Voeckler

Thomas Voeckler has seen lots of ups and downs in his career and it was about to get over when it began. Ride in the Tour Down Under made his collarbone break as he reached Adelaide. He had flown down from Adelaide after which he is currently in Argentina for a start over but the incident of Australia has not been able to leave his mind.

He however, had strong reasons to start the season but he does not like to train at all. All the more he does not like to go to training camps but competing in the race drives him to perform better.

The demotion of the Europcar from the world tour did create chaos regarding the doping case as well but Voeckler does not like to discriminate between Astana and Europcar. What he is thinking at is the Status of Pro Continental that his team has achieved. He has stated that as far as his status is concerned regarding the future he cannot confirm anything yet but Two seasons were best for him as in 2011 he came fourth in the tour and a year after that he grasped the mountain jersey.

CycleAsia Cast To Be Led By Robbie McEwen

Former professional cyclist from Australia and Tour de France champion in Sprinter’s classification- Robbie McEwen is going to be a part of the BGC CycleAsia Philippines which is going to start on the 22nd of November and continue till 23rd of November. He is going to be joined by the national team members and almost two thousand riders in Taguig City.

This event is going to feature rides such as Ride with Robbie, The Challenge, The Community Ride, The Junior Challenge, The Kid’s Ride, The Tricycle Ride etc.

The BGC CycleAsia Philippines is actually being held to celebrate the National Bicycle Day in Philippines. The National Bicycle Day is celebrated in order to promote awareness about cycling and how it is the most fun and efficient means of transportation.