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The results of the 15th and 16th race of the Tour de France

Pogacar won the 15th race, Bernal was difficult to defend the final yellow shirt. In the 16th race, Kamna won the race.

The result of the 15th race of Tour de France

Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France 2020 bike race, but it was here that defending champion Egan Bernal almost turned off his hopes for the final yellow shirt. Previously, Tadej Pogacar also made an excellent breakthrough in the 13th and 14th race of the Tour de France.

Again, the Slovenian races dominate the Tour de France 2020 race. Parallel to that, Colombian defending champion Egan Bernal almost had all hopes for the final yellow shirt.

Egan Bernal’s hope was no longer because it took him about 7 minutes 20 seconds because the crowd abandoned 13 km in front of his destination, after passing a 17.4 km journey in the Col du Grand Colombier mountain.

His fellow Tour de France runner-up, Nairo Quintana, also lost contact with the top team led by Roglic’s teammates in Jumbo-Visma.

The defending champion Egan Bernal almost no longer has the opportunity to compete for the final yellow shirt. However, Pogacar has proven that he is the most prolific racer when he rushes past his compatriot Roglic at the end of the 174.5-long roadway through the Jurassic mountains.

The result of the 16th race of Tour de France

Kamna won the 16th race. German racer Lennar Kamna finishes 16 of the Tour de France 2020 bicycle race from La Tour-Du-Pin to Villard-De-Lans.

German rider Lennar Kamna won the 164-kilometer-long Tour de France 2020 leg from La Tour-Du-Pin to Villard-De-Lans. The second was Richard Carapaz from Ecuador, followed by Sebastien Reichenbach of Switzerland.

Lennar Kamna won the 16th race

Happy to let the group of 23 riders rise first, the main group gathered the top candidates for the final yellow shirt after 17 minutes, so Roglic and fellow countryman Tadej Pogacar still maintained a distance of 40 seconds.

The remaining top positions were also unchanged. Rigoberto Uran ranked third, followed by Miguel Angel Lopez of Colombia and then Adam Yates of England. The defending champion Egan Bernal had almost no hope of the yellow shirt due to falling behind.

In the green shirt battle, neither Sam Bennett nor Peter Sagan actively attacked early, so Bennett still had 45 points more than the racer three times the World Championship.

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The results of the 13th and 14th race of the Tour de France

The two-horse sprint of Dani Martinez and Lennard Kamna near the finish line 13 of the Tour de France 2020 bike race is no different from the slow-motion video due to both exhaustion.

Primoz Roglic continues to keep the yellow shirt after 13 races of Tour de France 2020. Even the gap between him and defending champion Egan Bernal widens. Meanwhile, Dani Martinez won the Tour de France for the first time in his career when the team conquered the top of Puy Mary.

During the sprint near the finish line, Lennard Kamna tried to speed past Dani Martinez but was quickly captured. After that, both were slow to finish due to exhaustion with a time difference of more than 6 minutes compared to the group of yellow shirt candidates.

Thanks to the quick split with his best friend, Slovenian Tadej Pogacar, Roglic was 38 seconds faster than Bernal after a 191.5 km route from Chatel-Guyon.

Roglic with compatriot Pogacar made an excellent breakthrough

Increasing the gap helps Jumbo-Visma’s Roglic keep his yellow shirt lighter due to 44 seconds more than Pogacar, who took 81 seconds due to the wind in the 7th leg. Defending champion Bernal was pushed to third place for 59 seconds behind and gave Pogacar the best young racers shirt.

Dani Martinez slowly reached the finish line against Lennard Kamna

Interestingly, before the start of the 13th leg, the gap for the Top 10 was recorded as the tightest since the 1947 Tour de France, but the last pass changed everything.

French racers Guillaume Martin and Romain Bardet, which started in third and fourth place, both popped out of the Top 10. By contrast, the Colombians made a spectacular break with Rigoberto Uran, Nairo Quintana, and Miguel Angel Lopez taking up the remaining spots in the Top 6.

Once holding the yellow shirt a few days ago, Adam Yates ranked 7th, 1 minute 42 seconds behind the yellow shirt.

Results of the 14th race of the Tour de France

In the last 10 km of the 14th leg of the Tour de France 2020 bicycle race, the riders took turns leading until Soren Kragh Andersen took the lead.

In the 10 kilometers of the 14th Tour de France 2020 in Lyon, the leading position has changed hands several times. Sunweb’s Denmark driver Soren Kragh Andersen made a superb strike to the near lead.

Primoz Roglic still kept the yellow shirt on the lack of drama day. His Slovenian compatriot Luka Mezgec finished second, and Simon Consonni was third.

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The most famous bicycle races in the world nowadays (Part 2)

Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under is a bicycle race around Adelaide in southern Australia, first held in 1999. This race is also part of the UCI World Tour system and increasingly attracts many famous drivers from around the world. attend.

Simon Gerrans is the most championship racer with the first 4 times in this race. Tour Down Under is currently the highest-rated non-European bicycle race.

Yak Attack

The annual Yak Attack bicycle race is a race that brings together many famous turns when the track of the Yak Attack tournament is highly challenging. This non-profit race took place in Nepal for 9 days, the racers had to cross the 400km long track with rocky and snow-covered terrain. The world’s highest canyon Thorong La at an altitude of 5,426 m is the challenge that professional riders always aspire to conquer.

Gent-Wevelgem is a cycling race taking place in Belgium, first held in 1934 and gradually becoming familiar to both riders and fans. Gent-Wevelgem is quite challenging as riders often have to cycle under rainy and windy weather as well as have to overcome many steep, high mountain slopes. The race is for both men and women, with women coming out later in 2012.

Amstel Gold Race

Amstel Gold Race is a bicycle race that takes place annually in Limburg in the Netherlands. First organized in 1989, the race is considered part of the UCI racing system.

Although the scale is not as large as the Tour de France, this race is still considered as the most important and favorite cycling race in the Netherlands. 2017 will be the first time that women will compete in the race.

Tirreno – Adriatico

Tirreno – Adriatico is also a cycling race in the UCI system. Tirreno – Adriatico took place since 1966 and is increasingly attracting many famous crabs in the world. Roger De Vlaeminck, a Belgian racer, holds the record for the most number of championships when he has been crowned 6 times.

Milan – San Remo

Milan – San Remo is the opening bicycle race for the annual UCI Road World Tour system. The track takes place between the city of Milan and Sanremo in northwest Italy. Eddy Merckx holds the league record when he has won 7 times.

The races take place on different terrains, so drivers have to know the terrain and weather of the venue. Tour de France always receives a lot of attention and the winner will have the best feeling when taking the throne here.

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The most famous bicycle races in the world nowadays (Part 1)

Tour de France is the most famous cycling tournament in the world. We’ve also heard of the fact that Lance Armstrong won 7 consecutive awards.

In addition to the Tour de France there are many other famous races taking place in the world, let’s take a look at the most famous bicycle races today.

Tour de France

Tour de France is also known as the Round-trip bicycle race in France. The Tour de France first held in 1903 was the first real multi-track race in the history of cycling. This is the most famous bicycle race in the world, usually held annually for 3 weeks in July.

Tour de France has a track that is considered very tough and challenging for riders. When the corners have to cycle through France and neighboring countries. American athlete Lance Armstrong was the first person to win the race seven times in a row between 1999 and 2005.

Giro d’Italia

Giro d’Italia is the Round Italy race, one of the most famous and important cycling races after the Tour de France. Since 1909, the Giro d’Italia award has been held annually, during the 3 weeks of May with the race track leading through Italy and several neighboring countries.

The race always includes sprinters favored flat tracks, “medium-hard” stages suitable for teams that like to go ahead, and high mountain races where the race is decided. The record for the Giro d’Italia award is currently held by two Italian races, Alfredo Binda and Fausto Coppi, when each of them each won 5 victories at this race.

Vuelta a España

Vuelta a España is the third-largest cycling race of the year after the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. This race is held every year in Spain and sometimes extends to routes in other countries such as France, Portugal, the Netherlands, or Belgium.

The race was held for the first time in 1935, the driver with the most victories in this tournament was Roberto Heras, the Spaniard who won four times.

Grande Boucle Féminine Internationale

Grande Boucle means “big loop” and describes individual stages that form a circuit around France. Women’s riders will pass shorter races than men’s, but with the public and the media less attention, it was completely overshadowed by the Tour de France.

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Cycling is getting more and more trendy in the UK (Part 2)

A major cycling culture is growing in London

Residents can rent and change cars for short trips within the metropolitan area. The purpose of this program is to encourage capital residents to leave the bulky cars that are the main culprits of environmental pollution and chronic congestion.

The government of the UK encourage its people to use a bicycle that is both convenient and good for health. This program also aims to build an image of London friendly and environmentally conscious.

From this show, the bicycles, nicknamed “Boris” in blue have significantly increased the number of bicycle trips around London, however, they have created a more viral effect: raising awareness of road users, especially motorcyclists and cyclists.

Today in London, there are many events and activities related to regular cycling. Jacquie Shannon, a London enthusiast of bicycles and architecture, joined the “London Fixed Gear and Single Speed ​​Forum” forum to share information with people from the same department as me.

By connecting people with similar interests, she organized a bicycle parade to find the beautiful architecture of the city of London, derived from the idea of ​​the program Tweet Run each took place in 2009.

So far, the event has attracted about 500 cyclists to meet each April every April with a principle of wearing tweed for a bicycle parade. The Critical Mass is another bicycle-related event. An informal meeting will take place on the last Friday of each month with hundreds of cyclists involved in a call to raise awareness among cyclists and motorcyclists.

The plans to encourage cycling in the UK

Better news for London cyclists in the future is that the city government of London recently announced a £ 1 billion budget plan to improve vehicle transport infrastructure. bicycle.

Under the plan, the capital London will have a clear distinction between cyclists and motorcyclists on the highways, adding a two-way bicycle lane and, most importantly, will increase the construction of safe parking lots to create more favorable conditions for cycling passengers.

In addition, the city is also planning to implement a project called “Bicycle Super Expressway”, which creates clear and safe priority lanes for cyclists to help them move faster and faster. safer. All of these projects are being implemented by the London Department of Transportation to increase the frequency of bicycle use in the city by four times by 2025.

Not only Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Copenhagen of Denmark, so far, including Paris (France), Montreal (Canada), Barcelona (Spain) has succeeded with creating cycling habits for people. And with London, becoming “paradise for bicycles” is probably not far away.

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Cycling is getting more trendy in the UK (Part 1)

For a long time, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Copenhagen in Denmark have been known worldwide as the bicycle capital because the number of vehicles here is larger than the population of the city. But now there is London, England.

A bicycle tour of the British will change the way you look at the city

The number of cyclists in London has doubled over the past 10 years, according to statistics from the London Cycling Campaign. With the increase in the number of cyclists, cycling culture in London has become increasingly fashionable.

From developing bike-themed cafes and investing in bike lanes, London is showing all the signs towards a bike capital.

London is aiming to become a paradise for cycling

London cyclists often meet at the vehicle’s fan café. This is also a place where friendships are built on a common interest in either bicycle or coffee.

The trend of cycling is on the rise in the UK capital that many people shop for themselves a bike to match London fashion trends. Some people are not too concerned about fashion, they will choose for themselves the most suitable car to help them move as quickly as possible when traffic congestion in London worsens.

However, in a city that attaches great importance to fashion such as London, it is not surprising that many major fashion brands of bicycle-style have emerged and developed, such as Nonusual and Cyclodelic. These brands have quickly launched a line of fashion clothes and accessories for fans of the bike.

Visitors can check out the mechanics of their bikes at the bicycle cafes

An equally popular brand is London Cycle Chic – a stylish blog and an online store that sells beauty accessories for women cycling such as helmets, car baskets. , lights, and other accessories. Even big fashion brands like H&M have their own line of cycling fashion, designed in collaboration with major London bike brand – Brick Lane Bikes.

The sense of cycling is increasing

Since 2010, London Mayor Boris Johnson has launched a citywide bicycle rental program – borrowing the idea of ​​the Vélib bicycle rental system in France. The bicycles in this rental service are called Boris Bikes (after the Mayor of London). Approximately 6,000 bicycles have been deployed at docking stations around the city.

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How do developed countries encourage people to use bicycles? (Part 2)

It was not until the late 1980s and early 1990s that cycling and pedestrian priority policies were implemented. Among the factors that contributed to this change was the oil crisis of the 1970s, the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s to oppose the planning of streets to build highways.

Among the new highways for cycling, there is a route between Amsterdam and Amstelveen (a suburb of the capital). Another route connects the town of Groningen with Assen – a city in the province of Drenthe which is known as the “cycling province” of the Netherlands.

The UK

In the UK, former Prime Minister David Cameron once said that the country would invest about £ 94 million in upgrading infrastructure and improving traffic safety to attract more people to ride bicycles.

One of the popular methods used by many places is to provide free bikes. As in the Australian city of Adelaide, free bicycles are available in many places for residents and tourists to use.

The city of Birmingham, UK, offers bicycles to low-income people if they agree to use them. Residents of Gothenburg City, Sweden, if they commit to using less personal cars, will be granted free bicycles by the city government.

But increasing the number of vehicles and bicycle users is not enough, it is necessary to have transport infrastructure as well as policies to encourage and use bicycles. Like New York City, USA, thanks to the investment policies for infrastructure in the past few years, bicycle lovers can cycle continuously for 25 miles without any hindrance.

The city of Bristol also applies the same rules on some major routes. The speed restriction will make traffic on the roads safer, convenient for cycling, and walking.

Paris, France

Another rule that is also supported by people, is the day of banning cars, also known as car-free days. Previously, every year in the capital, Paris, France, people would have a day where the 5-mile stretch from Arc de Triomphe to Nation Square would completely ban cars so people could walk or cycle.

Many questions have been raised about whether one year of only one day of car ban, how can one encourage people to cycle. In fact, the experience of the day of banning cars has fascinated Parisians and demanded more days of banning cars. And now Paris has a car ban day once a month.

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How do developed countries encourage people to use bicycles? (Part 1)

Due to the increasing traffic pressure in urban areas, bicycles are considered as one of the effective solutions to solve the problem of congestion and air pollution.

Netherlands

The number of bicycles in the Netherlands is more than the population. The number of bicycles in the Netherlands is 23 million, out of a total of 17 million people.

The number of bicycles in cities always accounts for over 70% of vehicles. This achievement is thanks to reasonable policies, tireless efforts, and above all the love for bicycles as well as the consciousness and spirit of the Dutch people.

With 17 million people and 23 million bicycles, the Netherlands is a rare country with more bicycles than people. The government hopes to increase the number of bicycle highways as well as encourage more people to use bicycles to work.

According to the Dutch Ministry of Water and Infrastructure Management, 15 routes will be developed into “bicycle highways” (bicycle-only roads), 25,000 bicycle parking lots will be erected, and more than 60 facilities. Bicycle storage will be upgraded to accomplish this goal.

Many Dutch people already love using bicycles for daily activities. According to the Dutch Institute of Policy Analysis, in 2016, more than a quarter of all Dutch trips were made by bicycle.

The Dutch government encourages to use bicycles to go to work, school and other daily activities

Of these, 25% of trips are by bicycle for business purposes, while 37% are for relaxation. The remaining trips are for going to school, shopping, and other activities.

According to Stientje van Veldhoven, more than 50% of the Dutch population lives less than 15km from the workplace, and more than half of the car journey to and from the workplace is made under 7.5km.

In order to encourage people to reduce car use, the Dutch government also spent money on this ideal plan. Accordingly, the Netherlands currently has a policy of rewarding bicyclists with a tax credit of US $ 0.22/km.

The company and its employees will confirm the distance an employee has cycled to work. However, this benefit is currently less known, and not many companies support it.

The Dutch government hopes to change this situation by promoting the program more effectively and promoting more partnerships. There are a number of major companies in the Netherlands committed to taking measures, such as funding bicycles for employees.

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Tour de France rescheduled to August because of Covid-19 pandemic

Tour de France, the world’s leading road bike race, has been rescheduled to August this year, due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic. The original schedule of the Grand Tour on French soil this year was from June 27 until July 19. Meanwhile, the reorganized schedule will take place from August 29 until September 20 this year.

The reschedule of Tour de France 2020

Currently, France is still one of many countries in Europe that are executing orders to close and isolate society when more than 15,000 people die of corona virus. In this situation, many people are concerned that the Tour de France – a “sports icon” of France – will not take place in 2020.

However, when decided to reschedule the Tour de France schedule. By August, Director Prudhomme believed that this was originally a sign that France in particular, and the world in general, was gradually recovering from the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The UCI World Tour 2020 is currently heavily affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. While the organizers of the Giro d’Italia (Grand Tour in Italy) have not yet made an official decision on the fate of this year’s tournament, that the tournament will be canceled or rescheduled like the Grand Tour in France, the tournament.

Tour de France will take place 2 months later than the original schedule and plan. Historically, there has never been a tournament taking place at such a late time, but this year’s tournament will be postponed and will take place from August 29 until September 20 this year.

The Grand Tour in Spain – Vuetla a Espana, and the UCI World Road Bikes Tournament (to be held in Martigny – Switzerland) are still “motionless”.

The thing is, with the Tour de France moving to August and September, both of these tournaments will be greatly affected, as Vuelta a Espana 2020 is scheduled to take place from August 14 to September 6, while the World Championship expected to take place from September 20 to September 27.

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Chris Froome will retire from Ineos at the end of the season

Chris Froome will retire from Ineos at the end of the season, racing for Israel Start-Up Nation, Dave Brailsford said the cause.

Although UCI’s professional road bike racing village has not been able to resume the tournaments, it has witnessed a great event. British horned Chris Froome, who has won the Tour de France’s four-time yellow jersey for the Tour de France, decided to break up with the Ineos team (formerly the mighty Sky team) at the end of this season to move to Israel.

Chris Froome said goodbye to Ineos

The 35-year-old racer was born in Nairobi (Kenya), who won the title of individual champion in all three grand tournaments. This includes Tour de France (Grand Tour in France), Giro d’Italia (Grand Tour in Italy) and Vuelta an Espana (Grand Tour in Spain), recently signed a long-term contract with the Israel Start-Up Nation bicycle racing team (only established from 2015 to present) and will leave Ineos at the end of this season, after 10 years of sticking together.

The fact that Froome, a veteran expert at Tour de France, announced his decision to break up Ineos in the middle of the season. This caused a lot of turmoil and disturbance. But clearly, people can understand his decision.

Although he will bid farewell to Ineos later this season, Froome’s name is still “structured” on the roster of teams attending the Tour de France 2020, with Bernal and Thomas. His goal is still aiming to win the 5th gold shirt, but “must depend on the situation” on the track.

Froome also said goodbye to the racing team

To clarify all the issues, shortly after, Brailsford gave a more detailed explanation of the reason Froome had to break up with Ineos. Cycling commentator Brian Nygaard (Danish, who used to be a media official when Ineos was named Sky) was very interested in Froome’s “new move” and excitedly waited for him to face the team.