FIC President Denies Row With UCI President Over Astana’s License

FIC chief Di Rocco was reportedly in a huge clash with UCI President over Astana’s license but the Italian has strongly denied any question of row with Brian Cookson.

As per the reports, the FIC boss raised a query that why Management Committee of the UCI weren’t consulted prior to UCI’s recommendation of revoking Astana of WorldTour status by License Commission.

Di Ricco, a member of the Management Committee himself, accused the UCI boss of taking to unilateral approach instead of permitting License Commission in taking independent decisions.

Wiggins Makes Donations

Brit riding great Sir Wiggins has reportedly contributed 5,000 pounds as donation to 5 Go-Ride clubs to help them in their discovery of future cycling stars.

Go-Ride is the development programme by Brit Cycling meant to explore young talents from the country. There’re three hundred Go-Ride clubs running across the nations, in schools and communities, with the mission to help young cyclists train in varied cycling disciplines.

Andy Shleck Misses Cycling

In an interview for the magazine Andy Shleck stated that he misses cycling.

At the final league of the season Andy Shleck retired from the sport of cycling as he injured his knee badly. As he turned 35 doctors advised that he would need a knee replacement. The advice given by the doctors scared him so much that he made the final decision in his mind already.

Astana Continental Team Suspended After A Third Doping Case

According to reports, Alexander Vinokourov, the general manager of the professional UCI team Astana suspended Astana Continental team following the announcement of yet another one of the team’s riders failing the doping test.

British Cycling & Sky establish Ride Social

Elite cycling squad Team Sky have joined hands with British Cycling to launch a new community based website Ride Social. The novel initiative is themed to help out cycling enthusiasts to build up their very own riding communities.

The internet system permits cyclists to create profiles that would permit them to organize as well as join up bike riding events around their locality.