Faris Al-Sultan is the team founder and the leader of Team Abu Dhabi Triathlon. He started his Ironman career at the age of 19 on the island of Lanzarote. Within a few years he became the German epitome of Ironman. In 2005 he was crowned Ironman world champion in Kona, Hawaii.
Crank recently caught up with this Tri Legend.
Frenchman Thomas Voeckler finished second and took the overall race leader’s yellow jersey from Thor Hushovd of Norway.
Team Sky rider Juan Antonio Flecha was struck by a car late in Sunday’s ninth stage of the Tour de France, sending the Spaniard flying into Dutch cyclist Johnny Hoogerland and bringing them both down.
Rui Da Costa (Movistar) won the eighth stage of the 2011 Tour de France, just ahead of classics star Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and BMC captain Cadel Evans. Even though the battle between the favourites raged in the last climb, the 24-year-old Movistar rider pulled away to win 12 seconds.
Mark Cavendish of HTC-Highroad won his second stage in the Tour de France today in the town of Châteauroux, where he celebrated his first ever stage win. Alessandro Petacchi of Lampre-ISD finished second, André Gripel of Lotto was third.
Norway’s Thor Hushovd, seventh on the stage, retained the leader’s yellow jersey after the 218km ride over mainly flat terrain from Le Mans to Chateauroux.
Xterra legend Conrad Stoltz had spectators on the edge of their seats at the Duesouth Xterra Knysna presented by Rehidrat® Sport on Thursday, 07 July 2011. This four-time Xterra World Champion was seen completing theXterra course at Pezula Field of Dreams in an astonishing time of 01hour38minutes07seconds. Hanlie Booyens walked off with her second consecutive Xterra Knysna win in the individual women’s category.
EDVALD Boasson Hagen, the Norwegian sprinter on Team Sky, denied Launceston’s Matt Goss his first win and back-to-back victories for HTC-Highroad at the Tour de France, in a frantic bunch finish this morning.
After the longest stage of the race, held in rainy conditions, Boasson Hagen proved the strongest from a bunch sprint that saw Australian Matt Goss of HTC-Highroad finish second.
Mark Cavendish of HTC-Highroad won the windy and crashed filled fifth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday to take his tally of stage wins in the race to 16. Philippe Gilbert of Belgium came in second with Jose Joaquin Rojas in third.