Armstrong Completes Chain Gang Ride

The Michigan memorial ride saw over 700 cyclists taking part in the event to complete the race that was started by the Chain Gang.

This memorial ride was supported by none other than the ace cyclist Lance Armstrong. The Chain Gang was not able to complete the ride as it ended in a tragedy. Five of the cyclists of the Chain Gang were killed and four others were hospitalized after they were hit by a pickup truck.

To complete the unfinished race of the Chain Gang and to show their support to the riders, hundreds of cyclists had gathered at Kalamazoo in Michigan to finish the race. Among them was Lance Armstrong, the greatest cyclist of all times. He had traveled to Michigan to join other riders and extend his support to the China Gang. He picked up the microphone and addressed the huge gathering of cyclists at the event.

Armstrong said that he understands that many of the people would have had a brush of two from a passing car while riding their bike. It is really scary when you find any vehicle come close to you while biking. Everyone is aware of that close feeling, but no one would have known the Chain Gang incident to happen. This is a very tragic accident and one that has caused pain to him. There have been many tragedies and incidents that have happened over the years, but nothing has been as severe as this. Armstrong said that he was pained by the incident and this was his novel way of extending support to the Chain Gang by taking part in the completion of the Chain Gang race.

The driver of the pickup truck, Charles Pickett Jr., has been arrested after he had fled initially. He has been charged with five counts of murder.

Lance Armstrong Gets Back To Local Races

Even though Lance might have retired, he still participates in different biking events.

The Ride to the Rockies that was held on June 12th saw him climbing a hill on the first day of the event. The first day of the riding event had a 50 mile ride that spanned the distance between Carbondale and Aspen. Lance Armstrong was found to be riding among the riders in a nonchalant manner. He pedaled with much ease and no pomp about his background. It was Lance and he remained aloof from the celebrity status that he has in the racing circuits internationally. He had earned about seven titles in Tour de France events before he was accused of doping and stripped of the titles and denied opportunities to race after that. He is now eager to begin his second act of professional cycling. During this first 50 mile ride he was interviewed when he talked about riding plans to the media.

Fabian Cancellara’s last race at Flanders

On Sunday, Fabian Cancellara raced his last Tour of Flanders aboard a very special Trek Domane SLR.

The recently declared Domane SLR sports 2 radically new technologies — front IsoSpeed as well as adaptable rear IsoSpeed — and Fabian’s race bike also has a few 3D graphics lionizing his achievements at the biggest race in Belgium.
Fabian has been more than instrumental in the establishment of the Domane line of bikes from the start, working with Trek on testing models, riding instrumentated bikes, offering feedback and of course hands down bearing as a marketing icon for the survival machine.
On the day after Tour of Flanders, where he placed 2nd to Peter Sagan, Fabian told that his wife would not like when he tells that this is the 3rd baby, the Domane. Fabian first raced the bike at Strade Bianche that he won for the 3rd time. Even though a lot of people noticed the new bike, neither Trek nor Cancellara would speak regarding this till the day after Tour of Flanders at the bike’s official introduction in Kortrijk, Belgium.
There are two remarkable and new technologies on the Domane SLR. 1, rear IsoSpeed — it was first brought in with original Domane where the seat tube twists on a pivot at top tube/chainstay colligation — is now changeable in their range of flex. The divide seat tube has an adaption tab which slides up and down, changing the abidance features from Madone-like hardness to more plush than the present Domane. To deal with this, one loosen the bottle cage bolt, conform the slider, then fasten the bolt.

GB Cyclist Withdraws From Le Tour Charity Ride As Armstrong Participates

Lance Armstrong’s participation in Le Tour Charity Ride ha led to the self-withdrawal of GB Cyclist Nicki Aitken. The Reading rider was the only female participant of the event.

The 36-year-old that she was compelled to withdraw herself from the charity ride when cancer survivor & ex-footballer Geoff Thomas informed of Armstrong’s inclusion in the race in France.

“Honestly, I did not wish to participate in something which is linked with the tainted-most man in cycling”, stated the GB cyclist.

The Le Tour charity ride is a great once-in-a-lifetime event which is scheduled to run a day prior to Tour de France to raise fund for charity organization Cure Leukaemia. Nicki was definitely elated to be a part of such an esteemed event but then again, it seems that she is a person of values & principles.

“My father taught us to battle for the things that we deeply believe in”, stressed Aitken.

“I love sport but I do not understand this mentality that one has to win by any means. Yes, some of the dug cheats do apologize & come back- yet I always that why did they commit it initially.”

Lance Armstrong Hopeful Of His Sentence Getting Reduced

Lance Armstrong was stripped of all the accolades he won in his cycling career after he confessed on a television show that he used banned substances in order to secure his all seven Tour de France victories.

Lance Armstrong was also banned for life from participating in any recognised cycling event. An independent commission was formed to investigate doping in the port of cycling. The commission is all set to bring out a detailed report within a couple of weeks. Lance Armstrong had to visit the commission twice and this year in the month of January, Armstrong said that he is hopeful of his lifetime ban to be reduced.

Lance Armstrong also criticised Brian Cookson being the president of UCI to regarding which Cookson has said that he does not attach much importance to what Lance Armstrong would say about him and further added that like everyone, Lance Armstrong is also entitled to his own opinion.

He said that Armstrong’s visiting the commission is known to him and he said that Armstrong always has an agenda behind everything he does. Cookson refused to make any further statement until he learns in details about what Armstrong has said to the commission.