Mark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France. Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey after the mostly flat ride across Belgium.
The top overall standings didn’t change as defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia and fellow title contender Bradley Wiggins of Britain trailed close behind in the pack after the 129-mile ride from Vise to Tournai.
Mankele Mountain Bike Park, situated near Sudwala Caves on the outskirts of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, is preparing to host the SA National cross-country and downhill championships on 21st and 22nd July.
With the Olympics just around the corner and with mountain biking holding a trump medal card in the form of Burry Stander, it’s no wonder that the excitement is growing for the upcoming Championships.
Former multiple SA mountain biking champion, Kevin Evans will be gunning for his second XTERRA victory on Thursday, 12 July 2012 when he toes the line at the magnificent PEZULA Private Estate’s Field of Dreams (Knysna) to take on his third consecutive TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Knysna presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.
Slovakia’s Peter Sagan confirmed he was the most promising rider in the world peloton when he won the first stage of his first Tour de France on Sunday.
The 22-year-old Liquigas rider surged ahead in the tricky finale of the 198-km ride from Liege, on the wheel of prologue winner Fabian Cancellara, to snatch his 14th victory of the season.
CyclingSA confirm that after being faced with an appeal with respect to the exclusion of one of the women road cycling athletes, that the appeal board has made a final decision, which supports the original selection process used by CyclingSA and the decision made regarding the women’s road cycling team.
The appeal board was requested to review the decision and to determine if the selectors had indeed followed due process and procedures in completing the final selection.
Australian team Orica-GreenEdge announced their nine-man team for this year’s Tour de France on Sunday, with Matt Goss named as the designated leader for the sprint stages.
A stage winner during May’s Giro d’Italia, Goss made his Tour de France debut last year as part of the HTC-Highroad team that helped Mark Cavendish win the green points jersey.
Now he will be supported by fellow Australians Baden Cooke and Brett Lancaster and South Africa’s Daryl Impey.