The British Cycling Road Series Elite Men’s race that would happen over 3 laps of TT Mountain Course on 10th April, Sunday, is to be sponsored by the Zurich International Life.
The British Cycling Road Series is a yearly contest operated by the governing body of the sport in British Isles, consisting of 9 Grand Prix events for Elite category – men and women.
The event will be the very first pro cycle race to happen in the Isle of Man since the year 2003. Cycle riders who would be contending in island include two-times Olympic gold medal winner Ed Clancy MBE and local stars Jake Kelly and Mark Christian who would ride for a team handled by Sir Bradley Wiggins, the Olympic gold medallist as well as former Tour de France winner.
The event would be telecast on Eurosport and is being backed by Isle of Man Department of Economic Development as part of a designed bid to host 2018 National Championships. Several Zurich employees would also be offering at the event in a series of back roles, including marshalling across the TT course.
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Fabian Cancellara could not come up with a spectacular 2008 performance at the recently concluded Milan-San Remo. It was the sprinters who ruined his dream of a second victory at the esteemed championship.
The Trek Factory riding great was unable to match up with the high end pace of some among the best sprinters of the world. He ended up with a disappointing 7th as John Degenkolb from Giant-Alpecin came up with the win followed by Alexander Kristoff from Team Katusha in the second place. Michael Metthews from Orica-GreenEdge was at the 3rd position.
“There are 6 world-class sprinters & I’m the 1st non-traditional sprinter at the race”, remarked Cancellara.
“I do not have this supreme instinct to identify the very right spot & know when some rider is coming towards you. In fact, I was kind of locked in at right. Yes, I made my mistake & it is somewhat disappointing since I am blessed with good legs.”
“I consider myself lucky as I did nit crash as Gilbert (Philippe) crashed right before me in one corner & I kind of went down”, Cancellara continued. “You would require lots of good luck & tactics as you reach the end.” Continue reading “Cancellara Loses Out To Sprinters In Milan-San Remo”