Cadel Evans' future will be decided very soon as the Australian rider registered his worst result in Tour de France this year. The man from Victoria, Australia, wants to carry on at grand tour level, but his dreams will only come true if BMC backs his ambition.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has raised its voice against the decision given by the Spanish judges to destroy the 200 bags of blood involved in the case of Operation Puerto. Wada has filed an appeal against the decision for the case whose trial was held at a court in Madrid in Spain. Sources confirmed that Wada has decided to fill a declaration for appealing at a Criminal Court at Madrid. Any official from the agency was not available for comment further as per the Wada policy of protecting the integrity of any process initiated by them.
The 2013 Tour de France will be run between 29 June and 21 July. This is it’s hundredth birthday, so the interest will be even higher than usual. The Tour de France is always important event on the French calendar and this time it will be held entirely on French land.
This is an event in which British cyclists have been prospering recently. Last year both first and second places went to Britain.
Cyclist Frank Schleck, who was suspended for a year after failing the dope test during last year’s Tour de France, has once again reiterated that according to him the punishment that he was meted out was too severe.
The 32 year old rider, who came third during the Tour of 2011 had tested positive for diuretic Xipamide, which is a banned substance. The ban handed down to Schleck is backdated to last year’s July 14 and basically means that Schleck will be missing the Tour de France this year.
Alberto Contador has pulled off yet another win, whickering Ricardo Diaz by just around two seconds, in the penultimate stage of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina. In a recent interview that happened before the Tour started had him speaking about the aftermath of the infamous Lance Armstrong confession that the cycling world is confronted with.