As usual in November, the information arrived today - through a short press release by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) - about the place where the Grand Départ of the Tour de France to come in two years will take place. Concerning the 103rd edition, which should start on Saturday 2 July 2016, it'll indeed be in the La Manche depa ...> Read the whole story | 15 comments | shown 2414x
The 2014 cycling season has now come to an end and while the African MTN-Qhubeka team is about to start preparing the 2015 season with a training camp from 23-30 November at the Spier Wine Farm in the Western Cape of South Africa, we felt it would be good to get back on how the team performed in its first Grand Tour, the Vuelta a España 2014.
With a new UCI Pro Continental Team licence for the team, for the 3rd year in a row, the African team is hoping to participate in the Tour de France this year and the invitation for the Tour of Qatar and for the Tour of Oman by A.S.O. (the same organisor as the Tour) might be a good start towards this goal.
Last Friday, Julien Simon (Cofidis, solutions crédits) received his prize as winner of the Coupe de France PMU 2014. That's how - after 2012 with Samuel Dumoulin, who also won it in 2013 for the AG2R La Mondiale team - this prize came back to the Cofidis team.
During the prize award ceremony organised by the Ligue Nationale de Cyclisme at the Hippodrome of Vincennes (in collaboration with PMU of course), velowire.com realised some videos, of the speeches but also with interviews of Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale) and Julien Simon, respectively number 2 and 1 of the individual classification of the Coupe de France PMU 2014. You can find these videos in the article below!
Marc Madiot: "I hope we'll be even more in the future"
As usual, the introduction of the award ceremony was done by Marc Madiot, not in his role as the manager of the FDJ.fr team of course but in his role as th ...> Read the whole story | no comments | shown 1093x