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Tyler Farrar the Garmin Sharp rider avoids a win-less season and it is his first victory in World Tour after his stage win in 2011 at Tour De France. He had a great acceleration in the bunch sprint to win the third stage of Tour of Beijing.
Caleb Ewan had started to kick off from the bunch but soon from the right side Tyler fired his way and passed his competitors and very comfortably secured his position.
The longest stage of the tour had taken seven categorized climbs. Cabel Ewan regretted on having started very early in the sprint. At the front of a long turn Daryl Impey had seemingly put himself in the best position that was possible for him. Edvald Boasson Hagen and Ben Swift had followed Evan and positioned themselves well. However Ben Swift soon lost his position, and left the Edvald Boasson Hagen to contest the sprint.
Tyler waited for the right time to seize the opportunity of ending the year with a high which had initially had no wins for him. The American, out-sprinted Luka Mezgec of Giant Shimano the stage winner to take the honor for the day.
In the third stage there were no issues of smog that had previously been there. Since the beginning of the race a good pace had been set. A breakaway was established when Michal Golas and Julian Alaphilippe the Omega Pharma Quickstep were enjoying a numerical advantage. Golas was a little ahead on the descent but waited for his companions and there was another small group right behind them. Impey and Ewan were in the front when they passed the flamme rouge, while Mezgec came forward on the wheel of Reinardt Janse van Rensburg. Despite of everything, Farrar still well back at the point passed all his opponents and won the stage on day three.
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Toby Bridgeman (a cyclist from Bristol) has filed a petition demanding for improvements on the Meads Reach Bridge which has a slippery metal surface along with small holes. Due to the surface and holes on the bridge, several cyclists have been seriously injured requiring treatment and cure for whiplash, dental evaluation and stitches. The bridge becomes dangerous especially when its surface is wet.
The petition was launched on the 17th of October, 2014 and over 300 people have shown their support to the petition. The main purpose of the petition is to ensure that the Bristol City Council forces GVA Facilities Management (the management company which owns the bridge) to enhance the surface of the bridge so that the Bristol cyclists can safely ride on the bridge.
Meads Reach Bridge is actually nicknamed as Cheese Grater Bridge and links the Temple Quay central area and the Bristol Temple Meads station. The Sustrans National Cycle Network includes the Meads Reach Bridge. The architect who has designed this bridge is Niall McLaughlin. This bridge was built in the year 2008 and around 2.4 millions were spent to construct it.
Bridgeman has filed this petition to stop the accidents and injuries that take place on the bridge. He wants to force the authorities to add an extra non-slippery surface on the bridge so that future accidents can be avoided.
He had himself suffered through a nasty accident in the month of January last year and had injured his knees. He has even witnessed other cyclists getting hurt on the bridge even if they ride slowly.
A GVA Facilities Management’s spokesman has informed the media that safety of the cyclists on the Meads Reach Bridge is of top priority to the company. Therefore the company is already exploring and looking for ways in which the bridge’s surface can be improved appropriately.
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The kit designed by Bogota Humana for cycling was indecent and not according to the terms of the dress code. It was the President of UCI Brian Cookson who recognised the fallacy and tweeted it.
The design of the cycling dress caused furore as it was showcased. It garnered lot of negative publicity because of the way it was portrayed and the loss of ethics. It is described as a see through and flesh seeing skin through fabric. The dress is designed in such a way that it makes the women of Columbian team of cycling look nude. It looks gross according to many legends of cycling. It is the level of the waist line dress which has come under the scanner for its nudity. Brian Cookson simply pronounced it as unacceptable on all grounds be it ethics, cultural, moral or social.
It was during the Tour of Tuscany that pictures were taken and uploaded in the social media. The picture reveals six women wearing skin colour material tight cloth which makes a person look as if the flesh shows. It is a yellow and red hue kit. With such negative furore there is uncertainty regarding the dress which they wore, whether the dress will be worn the next day or not as they are going to represent their nation at Spain.
Many have disagreed and showed their anger by posting comments on twitter according to the UCI President. Investigation by the body of governing is on and a full review of the case is going to take place. Sports has transformed into a joke according to Nicole Cook, the champion of world road race. A behaviour which does not support the sport in any way and a feminist outlook is bound to clash on the issue of dress.