Life felt rather empty last week. Today I realised that its not the fact that I still feel broken from my crash but rather that I missed out on doing my Happy Friday post. Luckily for us all, super sub Adrian stepped in and kept us nicely entertained. Feeling inspired by Adrian’s moving post, I am happy to announce that I am back and I have come up with a cracker. Enjoy and happy riding this weekend.
World time trial champion Fabian Cancellara proved once again that he is still the best there is. The Swiss Saxo Bank rider covered the 52 kilometres from Bordeaux to Pauillac in 1:00:56.
Alberto Contador (Astana) and Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) once again delivered an exciting duel for the overall win in the Tour de France, with the Spaniard narrowly holding on to his lead in the final time trial of this year’s race
Mark Cavendish claimed his 14th career success on the Tour de France Friday after coasting to victory in a bunch finish to the 18th stage over 198km from Salies-de-Bearn to Bordeaux.
Spaniard Alberto Contador retained the yellow jersey with his eight-second lead on Andy Schleck still intact, a day ahead of the race’s final time trial over 52km.
With our main man crank editor ‘the Ror’ out of action after his monster crash, like a true hero he has still been fighting all odds and keeping the crank news up to date with his one fingered, left hand T-rex typing. Of course writing a Happy Friday post is no easy feat, especially when maimed and high on pain killers. Bring on the Super Sub…
We thought that we would spice up our Tour de France competition and announce today that we are giving away pair of Adidas Evil Eyes sunglasses sponsored by the Moscon Optics Group over and above the Comeback 2.0 book sponsored by Crank Cycling News and the Cadence nutrition hamper and a Tour de France cap sponsored by Olympic Cycles.
Spaniard Alberto Contador took a huge step towards a third yellow jersey triumph after matching a series of attacks from Andy Schleck on the Tour de France 17th stage on Thursday.
Pierrick Fedrigo of the Bbox-Bouygues team won the 16th stage of the Tour de France in Pau on Tuesday to hand the hosts their sixth stage win of the race.
Race leader Alberto Contador, who took the yellow jersey from Luxembourg rival Andy Schleck on Monday, came over the finish line just under seven minutes later.
Burry Stander and Yolanda Speedy showed again that they are in a class of their own when during the MTN South African Cross-country championship at the Fountains in Pretoria on Saturday, 17 July.