سایت علمی دوچرخه حرفه ایی روزی خواهد رسید که دیگر باید از انرژی های پاک فقط استفاده کرد برای این کار باید در زندگی خودمان باز نگری داشته باشیم از این رو این وبسایت راه های بهتر به صرفه تر. شادابانه تر. و تر های دیگر رو برای شما به معرض عموم و به دیدگان شما تقدیم می کند ارتباط مستقیم:09165775549 http://makibike.mihanblog.com 2018-06-25T06:05:17+01:00 text/html 2018-06-05T01:30:29+01:00 makibike.mihanblog.com sajjad m Schurter tops Cooper in Nove Mesto http://makibike.mihanblog.com/post/528 <header class="post-header" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><h1 class="post-title" itemprop="name" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, Times, serif; line-height: 1.333; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px;">Schurter tops Cooper in Nove Mesto</h1><p class="post-synopsis" itemprop="description" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 11px; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px;">Marotte rounds out podium</p></header><div class="racehub " style="box-sizing: border-box; position: relative;"></div><div id="gallery-wrapper" class="gallery" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 22px; overflow: hidden; position: relative;"><div class="gallery-inner-wrap" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: rgb(34, 34, 34); height: 421.375px; max-width: 1000px; margin: 0px auto; position: relative;"><div class="js-image-touch-area" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="gallery-images-wrapper clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; position: relative; overflow: hidden;"><figure class="gallery-item gallery-item-0 current" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; overflow: hidden; position: relative;"><div class="gallery-image-container image-loaded" data-full-src="http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2018/05/27/2/nmwcup18em_dsc5022_670.jpg" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-bottom: 354.375px; height: 0px; max-height: 355px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; text-align: center; width: 630px;"><img src="http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2018/05/27/2/nmwcup18em_dsc5022_670.jpg" class="gallery-image" alt="Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM MTB Racing) and Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus)" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; max-width: 100%; height: auto; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-size: 100% 100%; max-height: 100%; min-height: 100%; position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px; right: 0px; margin: 0px auto;"></div><div class="beneath-image" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 1px 0px 0px; clear: both; overflow: hidden;"><figcaption class="gallery-image-caption" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 0px 0px 1px; color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 14px; height: 65px; line-height: 18px; min-height: 65px; overflow: hidden;"><span class="push-span" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; height: 45px; vertical-align: middle;"></span><div class="caption-text" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle;">Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM MTB Racing) and Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus)&nbsp;<div class="gallery-credit" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: italic; display: inline;">(Rob Jones)</div></div></figcaption></div></figure></div></div></div></div><div class="post-page" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 630px;"><div class="post-content clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 22px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; overflow: hidden;"><p class="firstpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px; font-weight: bold;">The third round of the World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, saw two lead changes in three days, with Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM) losing the lead to Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) in the Short Track (XCC) on Friday and then regaining it on Sunday with his second win of the season in the Cross-country (XCO).</p><p class="secondpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">The race began with chaos, as three crashes happened within the first 150 metres. The worst affected of the top riders was fifth ranked Mathias Flueckiger (Thomus RN Racing), who went down hard, hitting his face and losing contact with the front of the race. He would eventually abandon.</p><p class="thirdpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">The next to be hit with misfortune was XCC winner Sam Gaze (Specialized), who flatted on the start loop, far from the tech zone. By the time he got going again he was more than three minutes back and also abandoned.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">At the front, it was Schurter and van der Poel setting the pace, with Lars Forster (BMC) chasing a few seconds back. This lasted until the third lap, when van der Poel crashed in a dusty corner. His left arm was clearly bothering him as he slowly remounted and rode for one more lap before eventually dropping out.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">This left Schurter at the front with Forster, who was dropped on the fourth lap as Anton Cooper (Trek Factory) and Maxime Marotte (Cannondale Factory) bridged across. These three stayed together for the rest of the race until Marotte was dropped by a few seconds in the final half lap.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">The finish came down to a drag race between Schurter and Cooper for the final 150 metres, with both throwing their bikes across the line, and then waiting for the photo finish camera to confirm that Schurter had won by a tire width, his 28th World Cup victory.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"First I thought I had him," said Schurter, "then I saw him coming on the right. That's the hardest sprint I ever did. I love this track, it suits me quite well and I felt pretty good today. I wasn't able to get away from the other guys, so it was a crazy finish."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Schurter moves into a commanding lead in the standings with 780 points, while Marotte jumps ahead of van der Poel to second with 573 points. van der Poel is third at 535, followed by Gaze at 475 and Cooper jumps from 11th to fifth at 459 points.</p><h4 style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.333; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 26px; font-size: 16px;">Full Results</h4><div class="results" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="table-responsive" style="box-sizing: border-box; overflow-x: auto; margin-bottom: 1.25em;"><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><table style="box-sizing: border-box; border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0px; width: 630px; overflow: hidden;"><tbody style="box-sizing: border-box;"><tr class="headers" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><th scope="col" class="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><abbr title="Position" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-bottom: 1px dotted;">#</abbr></span></th><th scope="col" class="rider" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">Rider Name (Country) Team</span></th><th scope="col" class="result" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;">Result</th></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">1</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Nino Schurter (Scott-Sram Mtb Racing)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">1:21:31</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">2</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Anton Cooper (Trek Factory Racing Xc)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">3</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Maxime Marotte (Cannondale Factory Racing Xc)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:00:08</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">4</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Lars Forster (Bmc Mountainbike Racing Team)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:00:44</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">5</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Manuel Fumic (Cannondale Factory Racing Xc)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:00:49</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">6</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Henrique Avancini (Cannondale Factory Racing Xc)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:00:56</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">7</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Florian Vogel (Focus Xc Team)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:01:02</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">8</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Arnis Petersons (Zzk)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:01:04</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">9</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Jaroslav Kulhavy (Specialized Racing)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">10</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Carlos Coloma Nicolas (Primaflor Mondraker Rotor)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">0:01:27</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div></div></div> text/html 2018-04-16T19:57:59+01:00 makibike.mihanblog.com sajjad m Commonwealth Games: Gaze wins mountain bike gold http://makibike.mihanblog.com/post/527 <header class="post-header" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><h1 class="post-title" itemprop="name" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, Times, serif; line-height: 1.333; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Commonwealth Games: Gaze wins mountain bike gold</h1><p class="post-synopsis" itemprop="description" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 11px; font-weight: bold; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px;">Cooper takes silver, bronze for Hatherly</p></header><div class="racehub " style="box-sizing: border-box; position: relative; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><ul class="racehub__nav" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 22px; padding: 0px; list-style-position: inside; border-top: 0px; height: 80px;"><br></ul></div><div id="gallery-wrapper" class="gallery" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 22px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><div class="gallery-inner-wrap" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: rgb(34, 34, 34); height: 421.375px; max-width: 1000px; margin: 0px auto; position: relative;"><div class="js-image-touch-area" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="gallery-images-wrapper clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; position: relative; overflow: hidden;"><figure class="gallery-item gallery-item-0 current" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; overflow: hidden; position: relative;"><div class="gallery-image-container image-loaded" data-full-src="http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2018/04/12/2/gettyimages_945030442_670.jpg" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-bottom: 354.375px; height: 0px; max-height: 355px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; text-align: center; width: 630px;"><img src="http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2018/04/12/2/gettyimages_945030442_670.jpg" class="gallery-image" alt="Gold medallist Samuel Gaze (New Zealand)" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; max-width: 100%; height: auto; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-size: 100% 100%; max-height: 100%; min-height: 100%; position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px; right: 0px; margin: 0px auto;"></div><div class="beneath-image" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 1px 0px 0px; clear: both; overflow: hidden;"><figcaption class="gallery-image-caption" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 0px 0px 1px; color: rgb(255, 255, 255); height: 65px; line-height: 18px; min-height: 65px; overflow: hidden;"><span class="push-span" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; height: 45px; vertical-align: middle;"></span><div class="caption-text" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle;">Gold medallist Samuel Gaze (New Zealand)&nbsp;<div class="gallery-credit" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: italic; display: inline;">(Getty Images)</div></div></figcaption></div></figure></div></div></div></div><div class="post-page" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 630px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><div class="post-content clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 22px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; overflow: hidden;"><p class="firstpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px; font-weight: bold;">Sam Gaze overcame a last lap puncture to beat New Zealand compatriot and defending champion anton<a href="http://www.cyclingnews.com/riders/anton-cooper/" style="box-sizing: border-box; background: transparent; color: rgb(109, 56, 159); text-decoration-line: none; border-color: rgb(109, 56, 159); border-style: dotted; border-width: 0px 0px 0.1rem;">&nbsp;</a>cooper to Commonwealth Games mountain bike gold. Gaze got the better of Cooper in a two-up sprint for gold with bronze for South African Alan&nbsp;Hatherly. Ben Oliver closed out a banner day for New Zealand as he finished in fourth place.</p><br><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;"></p><p class="secondpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Gaze was second to Cooper in the 2014 Glasgow mountain bike race and was looking at a repeat silver medal when he stopped in the mechanical pits with a rear flat the start of the final lap. Cooper and Hatherly had pushed on without and the U23 world champion looked to be out of contention for silver or gold. However, a blistering chase quickly brought back Hatherly. Gaze turning the pedals in anger as he then reeled in Cooper.</p><p class="thirdpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"There is good sportsmanship and there's not, and I feel like that wasn't there today. It's a bit of a shame really, I've got the utmost respect for the guy, still, even with that move," Gaze said according to&nbsp;<em style="box-sizing: border-box;">Stuff.nz.</em>&nbsp;"That's racing, you can't get along with everyone."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">With Gaze possessing the faster sprint finish of the duo, Cooper did his best to drop his compatriot. Gaze proved equal to Cooper's strength though, moving into front position inside the final 500 metres of the race. On the velodrome finish, Gaze led out the sprint with enough time to raise a finger to his lips, silencing his doubters, before celebrating the win.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"I went in with one goal and one goal only and I'm honoured I could take it out," said the 22-year-old. "I've also got racing on Saturday with the men's road race so I wanted to conserve best as I can and make up where I could."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">From the gun, New Zealand's three riders made their presence felt in the race, leading into the holeshot and never giving up front position. Oliver was crucial in setting the early pace to distance the likes of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cyclingnews.com/riders/daniel-mcconnell/" style="box-sizing: border-box; background: transparent; color: rgb(109, 56, 159); text-decoration-line: none; border-color: rgb(109, 56, 159); border-style: dotted; border-width: 0px 0px 0.1rem;">Dan McConnell</a>. The leading quartet of Cooper, Gaze, Oliver and Hatherly had been established and would remain unchanged for the seven-lap race.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">A chase group including Grant Ferguson briefly made contact on the second lap while a mechanical saw Cooper step out. Both events were minor moments in the race however as the quartet's lead increased to around the one-minute mark.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">While Cooper and Gaze were enjoying a day out, the early efforts from Oliver took the toll and he dropped from the front group. From the now leading trio, Cooper and Gaze were the riders making the race. Bronze for Hatherly looked a likely outcome but the battle for gold remained open. Cooper was in the box seat to defend his title at the start of the final lap following Gaze's mechanical. Gaze, who won the opening round of the World Cup, had other ideas and pulled off a ride that is sure to go down in Commonwealth Games cycling history.</p><h4 style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.333; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 26px; font-size: 16px;">Full Results</h4><div class="results" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="table-responsive" style="box-sizing: border-box; overflow-x: auto; margin-bottom: 1.25em;"><table style="box-sizing: border-box; border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0px; width: 630px; overflow: hidden;"><tbody style="box-sizing: border-box;"><tr class="headers" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><th scope="col" class="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><abbr title="Position" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-bottom: 1px dotted;">#</abbr></span></th><th scope="col" class="rider" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">Rider Name (Country) Team</span></th><th scope="col" class="result" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;">Result</th></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">1</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Samuel Gaze (New Zealand)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">1:17:36</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">2</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Anton Cooper (New Zealand)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">3</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Alan Hatherly (South Africa)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:00:20</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">4</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Ben Oliver (New Zealand)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:01:05</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">5</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Frazer Clacherty (England)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:01:38</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">6</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Leandre Bouchard (Canada)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:01:39</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">7</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Daniel McConnell (Australia)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:02:23</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">8</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Cameron Orr (Northern Ireland)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:02:30</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">9</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Grant Ferguson (Scotland)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:04:53</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">10</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Nicholas Corlett (Isle of Man)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:08:44</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">11</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Dylan Kerfoot-Robson (Wales)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:09:01</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">12</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Tristan de Lange (Namibia)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:09:23</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">13</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">James Roe (Guernsey)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:09:30</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">14</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Rhys Hidrio (Jersey)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:10:06</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">15</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Andreas Miltiadis (Cyprus)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:10:42</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">16</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Michael Serafin Guernsey</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;- 1 lap</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">17</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Marc Potts (Northern Ireland)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">18</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Phetetso Monese (Lesotho)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;- 2 laps</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">19</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Tumelo Makae (Lesotho)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">20</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Oliver Lowthorpe (Jersey)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;- 3 laps</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">21</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Andrew Colver (Guernsey)</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div></div></div> text/html 2018-02-20T13:54:11+01:00 makibike.mihanblog.com sajjad m Croc Trophy: L'Esperance wins penultimate stage http://makibike.mihanblog.com/post/526 <header class="post-header" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><h1 class="post-title" itemprop="name" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, Times, serif; line-height: 1.333; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Croc Trophy: L'Esperance wins penultimate stage</h1><p class="post-synopsis" itemprop="description" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 11px; font-weight: bold; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px;">Bouchard retains lead with one stage to race</p></header><div class="racehub " style="box-sizing: border-box; position: relative; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"></div><div id="gallery-wrapper" class="gallery" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 22px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><div class="gallery-inner-wrap" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: rgb(34, 34, 34); height: 421.375px; max-width: 1000px; margin: 0px auto; position: relative;"><div class="js-image-touch-area" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="gallery-images-wrapper clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; position: relative; overflow: hidden;"><figure class="gallery-item gallery-item-0 current" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; overflow: hidden; position: relative;"><div class="gallery-image-container image-loaded" data-full-src="http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/09/22/2/lesperance_croc2017_stage7_m_4536_670.jpg" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-bottom: 354.375px; height: 0px; max-height: 355px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; text-align: center; width: 630px;"><img src="http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2017/09/22/2/lesperance_croc2017_stage7_m_4536_670.jpg" class="gallery-image" alt="Stage winner Andrew L'Esperance (Forward Racing-Norco)" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; max-width: 100%; height: auto; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-size: 100% 100%; max-height: 100%; min-height: 100%; position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px; right: 0px; margin: 0px auto;"></div><div class="beneath-image" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 1px 0px 0px; clear: both; overflow: hidden;"><figcaption class="gallery-image-caption" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 0px 0px 1px; color: rgb(255, 255, 255); height: 65px; line-height: 18px; min-height: 65px; overflow: hidden;"><span class="push-span" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; height: 45px; vertical-align: middle;"></span><div class="caption-text" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle;">Stage winner Andrew L'Esperance (Forward Racing-Norco)&nbsp;<div class="gallery-credit" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: italic; display: inline;">(Regina Stanger/Crocodile Trophy)</div></div></figcaption></div></figure></div></div></div></div><div class="post-page" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 630px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><div class="post-content clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 22px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; overflow: hidden;"><p class="firstpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px; font-weight: bold;">For the second day in a row, Andrew L'Esperance got the better of Leandre Bouchard in a two-up sprint for the stage win. The Canadian retains his second place on GC with compatriot Bouchard holding onto the race lead with one stage to come.</p><p class="secondpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"Leandre was very strong and marked me very closely. I did try to get away, but inside the 5km mark it was going to come down to a sprint," L'Esperance said, adding he is still dreaming of taking the win tomorrow. "I tried to put pressure on him [Bouchard], but no chance. I'm now 1:30min back, so tomorrow is going to be exciting. It will be every man for themselves and we'll see what happens."</p><p class="thirdpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">For Bouchard, who is racing his first mountain bike stage race, explained that he was aiming to conserve ahead of the challenging final day time trial to Port Douglas.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"Today my goal was always to keep my lead - I knew, as long as I can stay with him I knew the time gap would remain the same," Bouchard said. "It's going to be interesting to see how we both react tomorrow after seven brutal stages. But I'm still feeling very well – Andrew seems still fresh, but I'm feeling good also. So I think I should be good for tomorrow, it'll be a short race, no tactics, so it will be all or nothing."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Hiroyuki Okamoto rode into third place overall but is well over two hours in arrears to the leading duo. The Japanese rider will take a ten-minute lead into the final stage over Ben May as he aims to make the podium.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Hayley Smith will start the stage tomorrow aiming to make it to Port Douglas and secure the women's GC victory.</p><h4 style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.333; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 26px; font-size: 16px;">Elite Results</h4><div class="results" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="table-responsive" style="box-sizing: border-box; overflow-x: auto; margin-bottom: 1.25em;"><table style="box-sizing: border-box; border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0px; width: 630px; overflow: hidden;"><caption style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;">Elite Men</caption><tbody style="box-sizing: border-box;"><tr class="headers" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><th scope="col" class="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><abbr title="Position" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-bottom: 1px dotted;">#</abbr></span></th><th scope="col" class="rider" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">Rider Name (Country) Team</span></th><th scope="col" class="result" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;">Result</th></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">1</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Andrew L'Esperance (Can) Forward Racing-Norco</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">3:26:08</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">2</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Leandre Bouchard (Can) BH SR Suntour KMC</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">3</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Ben May (Aus) Bicycle Riders/Specialized/Infinit Nutrition</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:11:28</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">4</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Hiroyuki Okamoto (Jpn) Inpulse</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:13:39</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">5</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Mike Blewitt (Aus) Subaru-Marathonmtb.com</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:32:21</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="results" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="table-responsive" style="box-sizing: border-box; overflow-x: auto; margin-bottom: 1.25em;"><table style="box-sizing: border-box; border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0px; width: 630px; overflow: hidden;"><caption style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;">Elite Women</caption><tbody style="box-sizing: border-box;"><tr class="headers" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><th scope="col" class="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><abbr title="Position" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-bottom: 1px dotted;">#</abbr></span></th><th scope="col" class="rider" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">Rider Name (Country) Team</span></th><th scope="col" class="result" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;">Result</th></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">12</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Haley Smith (Can) Norco Factory Team</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">3:48:06</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="results" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="table-responsive" style="box-sizing: border-box; overflow-x: auto; margin-bottom: 1.25em;"><table style="box-sizing: border-box; border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0px; width: 630px; overflow: hidden;"><caption style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: bold;">Elite men general classification after stage 7</caption><tbody style="box-sizing: border-box;"><tr class="headers" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><th scope="col" class="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><abbr title="Position" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-bottom: 1px dotted;">#</abbr></span></th><th scope="col" class="rider" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">Rider Name (Country) Team</span></th><th scope="col" class="result" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;">Result</th></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">1</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Leandre Bouchard (Can) BH SR Suntour KMC</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">26:20:55</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">2</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Andrew L'Esperance (Can) Forward Racing-Norco</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">0:01:31</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">3</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Hiroyuki Okamoto (Jpn) Inpulse</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">2:30:49</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">4</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Ben May (Aus) Bicycle Riders/Specialized/Infinit Nutrition</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">2:40:26</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div></div></div> text/html 2018-01-17T11:46:17+01:00 makibike.mihanblog.com sajjad m Consecutive overall Santos Women's Tour wins for Spratt http://makibike.mihanblog.com/post/525 <header class="post-header" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><h1 class="post-title" itemprop="name" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, Times, serif; line-height: 1.333; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Consecutive overall Santos Women's Tour wins for Spratt</h1><p class="post-synopsis" itemprop="description" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 11px; font-weight: bold; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px;">Hosking wins final stage in Adelaide</p></header><div class="racehub " style="box-sizing: border-box; position: relative; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><ul class="racehub__nav" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 22px; padding: 0px; list-style-position: inside; border-top: 0px; height: 80px;"><br></ul></div><div id="gallery-wrapper" class="gallery" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 22px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><div class="gallery-inner-wrap" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: rgb(34, 34, 34); height: 421.375px; max-width: 1000px; margin: 0px auto; position: relative;"><div class="js-image-touch-area" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="gallery-images-wrapper clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; position: relative; overflow: hidden;"><figure class="gallery-item gallery-item-0 current" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; overflow: hidden; position: relative;"><div class="gallery-image-container image-loaded" data-full-src="http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2018/01/14/2/sptdw900017_670.jpg" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-bottom: 354.375px; height: 0px; max-height: 355px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; text-align: center; width: 630px;"><img src="http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2018/01/14/2/sptdw900017_670.jpg" class="gallery-image" alt="Chloe Hosking (Ale Cipollini) wins in Adelaide on the Santos Women's Tour." style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; max-width: 100%; height: auto; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-size: 100% 100%; max-height: 100%; min-height: 100%; position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px; right: 0px; margin: 0px auto;"></div><div class="beneath-image" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 1px 0px 0px; clear: both; overflow: hidden;"><figcaption class="gallery-image-caption" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 0px 0px 1px; color: rgb(255, 255, 255); height: 65px; line-height: 18px; min-height: 65px; overflow: hidden;"><span class="push-span" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; height: 45px; vertical-align: middle;"></span><div class="caption-text" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle;">Chloe Hosking (Ale Cipollini) wins in Adelaide on the Santos Women's Tour.&nbsp;<div class="gallery-credit" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: italic; display: inline;">(Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)</div></div></figcaption></div></figure></div></div></div></div><div class="post-page" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 630px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><div class="post-content clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 22px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; overflow: hidden;"><p class="firstpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px; font-weight: bold;">Australian Chloe Hosking (Ale Cipollini) unleashed her powerful sprint to claim victory in front of a huge crowd on the final stage of the 2018 Santos Women’s Tour. Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton Scott) made it back-to-back overall victories after surviving a mid-race crash to cross the line safely.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;"></p><p class="secondpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">A fast closing Giorgia Bronzini (Cylance Pro Cycling) claimed second on the stage for the second time this week with stage 1 winner Annette Edmondson (Wiggle High5) completing the podium.</p><p class="thirdpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"It is always nice to get the first win ticked off and then hopefully they just come rolling in like a snowball," Hosking said immediately after the race.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"I’m really glad I could get the win in one of the stages of the tour. I came in knowing I had unreal form and it was disappointing on the first stage I knew I wasn’t slower than any of the girls it was just the positioning that let me down.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"So then to come out again today in what is arguably an easier race and win it shows I am just as fast."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Alongside the majority of her team, Hosking was involved in a big crash mid-race, and while not impacting her during the race, she was feeling the impact after.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"I don’t feel okay, no. I’m starting to feel everything now. My back is super sore and a cork in my leg.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"I went down hard. I think I flipped. I hope someone got it on video as it would have been spectacular," a smiling Hosking added.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">For Spratt it was back-to-back victories following an impressive display in a race she had placed as her early season target.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"I'm really, really happy - I'm so proud of the team this week," said a delighted Spratt. "We've gone up a level, in terms of the way we're working together."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"Certainly this is something I was targeting and I'm really happy to pull it off for the team."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Admittedly shaken by the crash Spratt’s teammates including the coolheaded Annamiek Van Vleuten didn’t allow her to panic.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"It was quite stressful out there. It wasn't ideal, but the team didn't panic - I think I panicked more than anyone else," Spratt said of the crash.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"[Jessica Allen, and [Annemiek] van Vleuten stopped. She was trying to calm me down, everyone around me was really calm, so that helped," Spratt explained. "I'm sore, I have some skin off, but I'm alright."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">After two rainy days the peloton was treated to a traditional Adelaide summer with the sun shining down on the field for the late afternoon criterium.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Carlee Taylor (Holden Team Gusto Racing) was the first to attack in her farewell race with the for Adelaide local leading the race in the opening laps.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">The fight for the green jersey was on from the gun with Katrin Garfoot (UniSA Australia) grabbing five points at the first intermediate sprint after four laps drawing her level with Spratt.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Ahead of The second sprint, as teams were fighting for position a crash spiralled across the road with more than 20 riders going down, including Spratt. A neutral lap for riders impacted by the crash allowed the race to regroup at the half way point. The next two sprints were a repeat of the first two with Garfoot taking both.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">In the final laps the teams of TIS Racing Team, Ale Cipollini, Mitchelton Scott and Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank were present at the front looking to set up their sprinters. It was the yellow jerseys of Ale Cipollini who had the prime position dropping Hosking off as she jumped on the wheel of Van Vleuten before starting her charge to the final.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Grace Anderson gave the Vantage New Zealand National Team something to take home as she sealed the young rider classification. Spratt took the mountains, Garfoot the sprints and Mitchelton Scott the team classification.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><h4 style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.333; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 26px; font-size: 16px;">Results</h4><div class="results" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="table-responsive" style="box-sizing: border-box; overflow-x: auto; margin-bottom: 1.25em;"><table style="box-sizing: border-box; border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0px; width: 630px; overflow: hidden;"><tbody style="box-sizing: border-box;"><tr class="headers" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><th scope="col" class="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><abbr title="Position" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-bottom: 1px dotted;">#</abbr></span></th><th scope="col" class="rider" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">Rider Name (Country) Team</span></th><th scope="col" class="result" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); text-align: left;">Result</th></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">1</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Chloe Hosking (Aus) Ale Cipollini</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">1:07:29</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">2</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Cylance Pro Cycling</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">3</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">4</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Abigail Van Twisk (GBr) Trek-Drops</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">5</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">6</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Emilie Moberg (Nor) Team Virtu Cycling</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">7</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Jelena Eric (Srb) Cylance Pro Cycling</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr style="box-sizing: border-box; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">8</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Sarah Roy (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott Women</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">&nbsp;</td></tr><tr class="alt" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><td class="count" headers="position" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); width: 3em;">9</td><td style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 6px; border: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204);">Alison Jackson (Can) Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank</td><td headers="result" class="result_column" style="box-sizing: border-box; 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color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><h1 class="post-title" itemprop="name" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: Merriweather, Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, Times, serif; line-height: 1.333; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Todd Wells retires at 41</h1><p class="post-synopsis" itemprop="description" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 11px; font-weight: bold; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px;">Multi-time US champion in 'cross, MTB ends his career</p></header><div id="gallery-wrapper" class="gallery" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 22px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><div class="gallery-inner-wrap" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: rgb(34, 34, 34); height: 421.375px; max-width: 1000px; margin: 0px auto; position: relative;"><div class="js-image-touch-area" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="gallery-images-wrapper clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 0px 1px; position: relative; overflow: hidden;"><figure class="gallery-item gallery-item-0 current" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; overflow: hidden; position: relative;"><div class="gallery-image-container image-loaded" data-full-src="http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2015/06/01/2/grand_105_670.jpg" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-bottom: 354.375px; height: 0px; max-height: 355px; overflow: hidden; position: relative; text-align: center; width: 630px;"><img src="http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2015/06/01/2/grand_105_670.jpg" class="gallery-image" alt="USA Marathon and Cross-country champion Todd Wells (Specialized)" style="box-sizing: border-box; border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; max-width: 100%; height: auto; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-size: 100% 100%; max-height: 100%; min-height: 100%; position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px; right: 0px; margin: 0px auto;"></div><div class="beneath-image" style="box-sizing: border-box; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 1px 0px 0px; clear: both; overflow: hidden;"><figcaption class="gallery-image-caption" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 10px; border-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); border-style: solid; border-width: 0px 0px 0px 1px; color: rgb(255, 255, 255); height: 65px; line-height: 18px; min-height: 65px; overflow: hidden;"><span class="push-span" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; height: 45px; vertical-align: middle;"></span><div class="caption-text" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; vertical-align: middle;">USA Marathon and Cross-country champion Todd Wells (Specialized)&nbsp;<div class="gallery-credit" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-style: italic; display: inline;">(David McElwaine)</div></div></figcaption></div></figure></div></div></div></div><div class="post-page" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 630px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><div class="post-content clearfix" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 22px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; overflow: hidden;"><p class="firstpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px; font-weight: bold;">American&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cyclingnews.com/riders/todd-wells/" style="box-sizing: border-box; background: transparent; color: rgb(109, 56, 159); text-decoration-line: none; border-color: rgb(109, 56, 159); border-style: dotted; border-width: 0px 0px 0.1rem;">Todd Wells</a>&nbsp;announced his retirement from pro racing at the age of 41 today. Wells is a three-time US champion in cyclo-cross and has amassed a dozen national titles in mountain biking as well as three Pan American championships, three Leadville 100 wins and numerous other top results.</p><br><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;"></p><p class="secondpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Wells made the announcement on his&nbsp;<a href="https://toddwells.com/2017/10/09/retiring/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; background: transparent; color: rgb(109, 56, 159); text-decoration-line: none; border-color: rgb(109, 56, 159); border-style: dotted; border-width: 0px 0px 0.1rem;">personal web page</a>&nbsp;with a lengthy recollection of a career that dates back to childhood BMX racing. He took up mountain bike racing in high school, and his career took off while in college in Durango, Colorado. He turned professional in 1997.</p><p class="thirdpara" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">He reflected on moving into the sport during the height of the EPO era, and his decision to not take part in doping. "I had thought about doping but couldn't do it," Wells wrote. "I would love to think it was a moral decision but guys were dying in their sleep, there were rumors national teams were traveling with centrifuges to spin the guys blood every day and people were getting up in the middle of the night to run up the stairs to keep their blood from clogging up. It all seemed crazy. I had fallen in love with the sport but wasn't willing to risk my life for it."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Wells quit the sport for a time, but came back and rose up the professional ranks. He made the US Olympic team for Athens, Beijing and London, but was devastated in 2013 by the death of his close friend and fellow MTB racer Burry Stander, who was struck by a driver and killed in 2013.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"After he was killed in 2013 I lost my motivation to race at the highest level," Wells wrote. "I still loved racing and competing but no longer had the drive to compete at that top level so I focused more on domestic racing. I still trained hard and made all the sacrifices but when I went from competing at the highest level to just domestic racing my level decreased. It's hard to describe but once I had pushed to that level and was no longer striving to be the best I lost a bit. I still got some great results but wasn't nearly at my 2008 peak."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Becoming a father also placed his focus closer to home.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"I was still able to achieve some good results but I know my level as bike racer dropped quite a bit when I became a father and I wouldn't want it any other way," Wells wrote. "Even though he became my focus I still missed somethings because of the travel or the training or just being too tired to participate. It has finally come time that I'm not willing to do that anymore."</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">Wells plans to continue racing for fun, coaching and holding training camps, and will at last put his degree to work in a mortgage finance job.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"I have accomplished more than I ever set out to and experienced things I never imagined all because of my bicycle. I have traveled the world and made friends in far reaches of the globe, places I never really knew existed growing up because of what racing offered me. I am extremely grateful to everyone that helped me along the way and gave the chance to chase my dream," he wrote.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px;">"Having neglected my family and community for the last 22 years I'm looking forward to being more present and taking the time to enjoy the ride. And eating more cookies."</p></div></div> text/html 2017-02-01T16:59:36+01:00 makibike.mihanblog.com sajjad m کفش دوچرخه سواری شیمانو 2کاره کوهستان و کورسی www.makibike.ir http://makibike.mihanblog.com/post/473 <div><br></div><div><br></div> کفش های دوچرخه سواری 2کاره کوهستان و کورسی &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Shimano RP2 SPD-SL Ladies Road &nbsp; &nbsp;<div><br></div><div><font size="3">این کفشها با کیفیت خوب و داشتن روزنه بزرگ در زیر کفش که باعث جریان هوا به داخل کفش میشود و دارا بودن &nbsp;جای پیچ پل های کوهستان و کورسی&nbsp;</font></div><div><font size="3">بهترین انتخاب برای دوچرخه سواران می باشد</font></div><div><font size="3"><br></font></div><div><font size="3"><br></font></div><div><img hspace="0" border="0" align="baseline" vspace="0" src="http://shiagole.persiangig.com/کفش دوچرخه سواری/کفش دوچرخه شیمانو/Shimano-RP2-SPD-SL-Road-Shoes-Road-Shoes-Black-2016-www.makibike.ir.jpg" alt="کفش دوچرخه شیمانو"></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><img hspace="0" border="0" align="baseline" vspace="0" src="http://shiagole.persiangig.com/کفش دوچرخه سواری/کفش دوچرخه شیمانو/Shimano%20RP2%20SPD-SL%20Ladies%20Road%20shoes-www.makibike.ir%20%282%29.jpg" alt="کفش دوچرخه سواری شیمانو"></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><img hspace="0" border="0" align="baseline" vspace="0" src="http://shiagole.persiangig.com/کفش دوچرخه سواری/کفش دوچرخه شیمانو/Shimano%20RP2%20SPD-SL%20Ladies%20Road%20shoes-www.makibike.ir.jpg" alt="کفش دوچرخه شیمانو"></div>