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.

Robbie Mcewen Defends His Mate

Robbie Mcewen who is an Australian Cycling legend has said that his mate Rogers was not a cheat. Robbie has been a star player with 12 stage wins at the Tour De France and has had a glorious 17 year career. He has told that he could never believe that Michael Rogers had intentionally doped or cheated.

Michael has been suspended from cycling by the UCI which is a governing body for cycling. After Michael had won a race in Japan in October, trace of clenbuterol was found in his urine sample. Michael to his defense had said that days before the Tour of Beijing, China he had eaten contaminated meat that was known to use Clenbuterol in its livestock. Robbie has been taking Rogers’ back and strongly believes that he is was innocent. Robbie has said that there was nothing that had evidently come up that proved to have enhanced his performance and so he felt sorry for Rogers. He was not very happy for all that he is having to go through.

The people who are not very fond of him have been very happy but he says that it was not about the riders and that this matter was not the same as others. He said that the UCI should go to the grass root level to find out about the problem. There had been a warning given to players to be careful when in China and Mexico about the use of Clenbuterol in livestock. Clenbuterol makes the meat leaner when it is used in the livestock however, it increases the aerobic capacity of a person. It was very much possible that because of Rogers’ carelessness he had ended up in such a situation but there was no way that he could prove it and come out clean.

Chris Froome Might Skip Tour de France 2015

The course for the 2015 Tour de France was revealed on the 23rd of October, 2014 in Paris and after taking a look at the course, Chris Froome (Team Sky) said that he might skip the tour because the course is not going to suit him at all.

Chris Froome said on his website that he will try to focus on Giro d’Italia because its route is more balanced than the course of Tour de France. According to Froome, he and his team have to carefully consider and decide as to which grand tour he shall participate in before making any serious commitments.

Tour de France’s route next year includes less kilometers of time-trial pursuit which is the main cause of concern for Froome because he is a well-reputed rider when it comes to time-trial pursuits.

Since the tour next year will basically focus on climbing, Froome is of the opinion that the race is going to be massively demanding and aggressive. Tour de France 2015 will have around 14km of individual time trial, team time trial for around 28km. But the most challenging part about the 2015 tour would be the 7 mountain stages.

Giro d’Italia 2015 on the other hand is going to feature individual time trial for around 60 km which might give Froome some advantage. After Giro d’Italia, Froome is probably going to focus on Vuelta a Espana and then the World Championships.

Froome has won the 2013 Tour de France. He had to withdraw from the 2014 Tour de France due to a crash which injured his wrist and hand.

Vincenzo Nibali (reigning winner of Tour de France) said that winning 2015 Tour de France is not going to be easy for him because Chris Froome was unlucky this year. But next year, he has the potential to make a good comeback.