The new Hammer Series was announced this week and it ushers in the beginning of a new form of stage racing. \

Where everything goes according to plan, the sport will be benefitting financially, while fans would be helped to become increasingly engaged.

The series which would begin in early June with an event in Limburg will see professional teams compete against each other over three days. Also, for the general public, a number of related activities has been slated out.

The announcement made on Wednesday didn’t make any mention of racing for women and Graham Bartlett, the CEO of the team organization Velon was asked if any plans had been made to incorporate women’s racing.

Bartlett said:

“We’ve already done some down in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. We ran some data and technology with onboard cameras and with data from the women’s race in Australia.


Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, created by Cadel Evans, will in 2017 be the first one-day WorldTour race to be done on Australian soil.

It would be a part of Tour Down Under which is in the top tier calendar of the cycling sport. The race which is in its third year, has quite surprisingly sprung to the highest point anyone can get to see in UCI. It started at a status of UCI 1.1 in 2015 but in 2016 it had been elevated to 1.HC. After it was noticed for what it offers.

The race which was created by Cadel Evans has taken a lot of accolades. Cadel Evans, who had won a lot of race including Tour de France (2011) and World Championship (2011), created the first edition of this race at the end of his great career.

Cadel Road Race Part Of UCI WorldTour

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is a popular racing event started by Australian legend and Tour De France winner Cadel Evans.

There is happy news for Evans and his fans now as the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has decided to add this race in the UCI WorldTour racing calendar for the next three seasons from 2017 to 2019.

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is just in this third year and within such a short span of time it has gained huge popularity among the racing fans and bikers. This made the UCI take notice of the race and makes a quick decision to include this race in their world calendar for next year. The one day classic 174 km race will now be sitting along with the lines of other popular races like Spring Classics of Europe and Tour De France.

Cadel Evans is very much excited after hearing this news. He said that getting a spot in the race in the UCI WorldTour calendar was a dream comes true for him. He said that his vision has now become a reality and his country Australia too is on the world map of cycling. It will be having its own one day modern racing classic for the next three years.

Cadel Helps To Keep Cycling A Clean Sport

Cadel might be the household name you will find among Australian cycling enthusiasts but he is a shy soul, though he is a world title holder.

Not only did he win the Tour de France as the sole participant from Australia, he has scaled other heights as well. For instance, the solo attempt that he made in climbing Novazzano in Switzerland was definitely a novel feat achieved by him, a first among his fellow countrymen in a different continent. All the success that he has achieved has not robbed him of his shyness however. He still feels shy when he reaches the finishing line and finds it difficult to give acceptance speeches on the podiums.

Ontario serving York region amplify cycling and improve safety

Ontario is giving $ 1.3 million to York Region in the following 2 years to make new, or improve living, cycling base through Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program. Markham will get $ 325000 to ameliorate 2 KMS walking and cycling roads and to make 3 active transportation bridges in Milne Conservation Park.

This project is part of the City’s program to introduce an extended off-road path that would be an important active transportation path, offering a safe link for cyclists from east Markham to Unionville.
Richmond Hill will get $ 325000 to install a brand new 2.26 KMS walking and cycling path next to the busy Leslie Street, leading to a top north-south cycling path and linking employment and residential regions. The facility will also form part of the Lake to Lake cycling route, intended to connect Lake Ontario with Lake Simcoe.
Newmarket will get $ 325000 for an all new 5.28 KMS long Newmarket east-west bikeway which links different neighbourhoods to downtown markets, the Yonge Street commercial region as well as a GO bus station. The path would be primarily on-road but dislocated from motor vehicle traffic by physical roadblocks for most of the path.