Geraint Thomas Triumphs At E3 Harelbeke

Great news for the fans of Geraint Thomas & the British cycling world as well- The 28 year old has emerged as the first ever British cyclist to triumph at the E3 Harelbeke championship at Belgium.

Thomas is also the 1st Welshman to win an esteemed Classic in one hundred & nineteen years.

The 215km championship is regarded as one among the toughest in pro-cycling circuit & a dramatic win here surely catapults Thomas’ rising stature in the cycling world. The Sky captain took control in the final 4 kms, riding ahead Zdenek Stybar & defending Slovak champ Peter Sagan.

In the words of the celebrated winner- “I felt that on case I am able to surprise them tad early, it would be easy for me to finish ahead of them”, remarked the Welsh rider while suggesting his ride ahead Stybar & Sagan.

The Belgian race is one among the  8 day races, better known for cobbled Classics – in between end February & mid-April & the GB cyclists have won 3 of the 1st 4.

Fellow Britons Mark Cavendish and Ian Stannard have been victorious earlier before Wales’ Geraint winning in 5 hours fourteen minutes & 57 seconds.

“Honestly, I cannot believe it”, stressed Thomas. “I simply imagined that I was striving to hold to Clancy’s (GB track riding team-mate) wheel in team pursuit. Continue reading “Geraint Thomas Triumphs At E3 Harelbeke”

Tyler Farrar Hopeful Of His Team Becoming Victorious In 2015 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol

The 30 years old American professional Cyclist, Tyler Farrar, has joined the MTN-Qhubeka team which is a South African professional continental team.

Though he has joined a new team, Farrar has not changed his main target which is becoming the winner of Cobbled Classics races. Farrar’s joining the South African team is being considered as the beginning of a new phase in the professional career of the American rider.

Tyler Farrar previously used to ride for the Cannondale-Garmin team, which is an American professional cycling team. Farrar rode for Cannondale-Garmin for seven years. MTN-Qhubeka is a rather new team.

Farrar is currently competing in the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol. According to Farrar, he hasn’t had to encounter any problem yet. He expressed his excitement at being able to ride for his new team. He is also excited at the opportunities he would have this year. Farrar has said that he is completely fit. He also said that his physical condition is as good as it was last year at the beginning of the season. Farrar regards that probably his condition is better now compared to what it was the year before. Continue reading “Tyler Farrar Hopeful Of His Team Becoming Victorious In 2015 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta del Sol”