SAGAN SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ANTI-DOPING MEASURES.

Peter Sagan, the reigning road world champion has expressed hopes that clean riders can bring sponsorship back to cycling. Speaking on Wednesday at the Bora-hansgrohe team training camp in Spain, he revealed his support for the improvement of anti-doping measures.


The Slovakian pointed out that the anti-doping measure put in place were very rigorous, and could be likened to being in jail, with no possibility of breaking the rules without being apprehended.

“What happened happened, and now we are a new generation,” he said.

“If we have to talk serious, it’s like we’re in jail, because we have – always, riding in the position that we are – doping controls [that] can come everywhere. It’s just impossible to think about that. I think now cycling is very clean,” he added.

Sagan has said that with the current measures taken, he is optimistic about the future of cycling, with better opportunities for the younger generation. He had said: Continue reading “SAGAN SHOWS SUPPORT FOR ANTI-DOPING MEASURES.”

Wiggins takes 3rd place at Qatar Tour time-trial

Sir Wiggins reportedly settled for 3rd place at Tour Qatar’s stage 3 individual time-trial. It was Niki Terpstra who emerged as the winner with overall racing lead.

The 2012 Tour France champ, who was cycling for the 1st time in world champ jersey, paused the clock on a ten kilometer Losail course in 14 minutes 12 seconds- 9 seconds behind Terpstra & just 1 sec adrift of Fabian Cancellara.

The result catapulted Niki to the topmost status of general classification & opened up an eleven second good lead over Bodnar (Maciej), who finished at 4th– almost at the same time-span as that of Wiggins. Niki was the defending champion of Qatar Tour this year.

Ian Stannard from Sky has taken the 3rd overall position, racing twelve seconds back, post finishing just a second behind Sir Bradley on that day, in 5th place. His team-mate Rowe (Luke) is at the 5th place, finishing 33 seconds back. Continue reading “Wiggins takes 3rd place at Qatar Tour time-trial”