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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
Cadel Evans is seemingly stunned & impressed with team-mate Rohan Denis who surged to overall lead at Tour Santos Down Under. Denis triumphed with spectacular victory at the 3rd stage of the race ay Pracombe.
The BMC racing rider was previously riding as a supporting aide of Evans but dramatically went past his legendary team-mate & other riders from a front select group with a fantastic attack, around 500m from finishing line & couldn’t be caught.
The 24-year-old Aussie rider crossed line 3 seconds before Runner-up Cadel & 3rd placed Giant-Alpecin’s Dumoulin (Tom) with Richie Porte from Team Sky, following another 2 seconds later in 6th.
Having picked 10 bonus points in comparison to Cadel’s 6, Rohan now leads Evans by 7 seconds in general classification whilst Tom is 9 seconds back in 3rd & Porte 15 seconds adrift in 4th.
Denis did admit that did not follow the team plan.
“Honestly, I did not expect to come up with the finish”, stated Denis. “According to the plan, I was about to attack right at bottom of final climb & put Richie & Domenico & two other cyclists under pressure while Cadel would sit back. But it was kind of too far to run as per the plan. (more…)