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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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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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The demand for bicycles significantly increases (Part 2)

In Europe, Giant will be more active in the future because it has built a large factory in Hungary. This is part of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s gradual transformation program to bring production out of China and gain closer access to consumer markets.

The renaissance of Taiwanese bicycles

Gina Chang, general secretary of the Taiwan Bicycle Association, said at first manufacturers were also reeling in the first quarter due to orders canceled or postponed when the corona virus was first released but then, demand turned on.

The Covid-19 pandemic can be considered the latest chapter in the renaissance of Taiwan’s bicycle industry. In the past, the island maintained its position as the world’s No. 1 bicycle manufacturer until the 1990s, when China’s economic reforms enabled many businesses to capitalize on the labor force.

Although Chinese factories continue to play a dominant role in terms of quantity, Taiwan’s bicycle production is rebounding, especially with higher quality bikes and in the bicycle market segment. Electricity is growing rapidly.

Last year, Taiwan exported non-electric bikes worth US $ 1.36 billion, lower than the US $ 1.5 billion the previous year, but 2019 recorded an increase in electric bicycle exports to 863 million USD, much higher than 377 million USD in 2018 and most to Europe.

Export of electric bicycles from January to April this year reached a record level of 301 million USD, up 23.6% over the same period last year. And Taiwanese bicycles are often higher quality models at a higher price.

The pandemic will help encourage people to choose bicycles as a form of long-term travel after the threat of corona virus has diminished because this is exactly what many governments, especially Europe, looking forward to a fresh atmosphere.

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Cycling in the UK in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic (Part 2)

Except for the convenience of avoiding Covid-19, British residents also find cycling to work as well as exercise, health promotion during isolation.

As a result, they became increasingly fond of bicycles. Many optimists believe that even at the end of the pandemic, UK road traffic will not return to the situation of cars, many congestion as before.

Expand the trend to other European countries

After the UK, many other European countries also encourage residents to switch to cycling. In Germany, people extend the bike lane, marked by lines and signs. In France, Paris has deployed an additional 650 km of “corona bicycles”. Particularly Milan (Italy) also established some routes only for permanent bicycles.

In addition to bicycles, in the UK, there is another means of transport suddenly taking the throne is the tram. In the past, they were often banned from running on public roads and sidewalks because of the danger. During the quarantine period, electric vehicle sales in the UK doubled compared to last year.

In the first week of May 2020, Pure Electric, Somerset electric retailer, consumed 135 units / day. Meanwhile, last year, the total sales were 11,500 units (an average of 31 units / day).

Although bicycles and trams are convenient during the quarantine period, campaigners who switch to bicycles are still worried about traffic safety. In 2019, television host Emily Hartridge (35) was killed in an accident while riding a streetcar in south London.

The current concern in the UK is road safety for bicyclists. The government has to deal with bad roads, potholes, and bicyclists are self-protective with protective accessories such as helmets, knee belts, elbows, etc.

As can be seen, cycling is still one of the most popular choices of people in the UK in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic. This means of transportation promised to be a good solution while the public transportation is not in use due to the pandemic.

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Cycling in the UK in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic (Part 1)

In the midst of the crisis, there was a commodity that suddenly surged in sales in the UK, making experts struggle to understand why. It is bicycle sales. As for why, you will know in the following article.

According to a survey result from a recent UK poll, 61% of the population is insecure about having to use public transport. They are extremely worried about the possibility of being infected with the corona virus on the way to work.

At London subway stations, passengers are required to be at least 2m apart. This distance is intended to be safe from Covid-19, but it also causes a major inconvenience. That is the delay.

London is the city with the most jobs in England. The spacing reduces the capacity on the subway by 15%, and buses by 12% compared to normal. Trips are delayed up to 8 million / day, the transportation system is only 1/5 of capacity. This also means that many workers are unable to catch trains or buses to work on time.

To cope with the above situations, British residents have flexibly switched to cycling. “People are competing to get their old bikes out of a warehouse, repair and replace broken parts,” said Stuart Taylor, manager of a retail bike shop in London. In early May 202020, the company supplies bicycle parts, motorcycles, cars Halfords happy to announce: their stock price soared 23%.

Many bicycle retail stores in the UK consume 50 bicycles a day

In the heart of the old Bicester market, Oxfordshire, bike distribution companies usually send to each retailer 20 – 30 pieces / week. Now, many stores are reaching sales of 50 units a day and there is still no sign of satisfying the thirst for bicycles. Orders were piled up, up 200% from the previous year.

Across the major UK cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Bristol, Leicester, Sheffield, Newcastle and Cambridge, the road system frees up and adds space for bicycles. Currently, the UK has more than 160 kilometers of road converted to temporary service for cyclists. They are located right on the main roads, taking up part or part of a car lane.

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The history and development of Peugeot bikes

Peugeot bicycle brand is most reputable and largest in France. Peugeot sports bikes are more beautiful and durable than other brands.

In 1882, the first bicycle manufactured in Beaulieu – to be exported under the Peugeot label until the 1980s, when the freight train to North America was banned and the right to use the Peugeot brand name. Peugeot produces universal composite frame versions.

In 1882, Peugeot introduced the Grand Bi bicycle model with a bigger front wheel size than the rear wheel. This model has a steering wheel and pedals attached directly to the wheel axle.

But driving such unique vehicles is not easy because when you drive your feet you cannot touch the ground, and it is even harder to stand than a one-wheeled vehicle with an auxiliary wheel. In 1886, Peugeot began to evolve producing bicycles of the same size in Beaulieu.

During the first half of the 20th century, bicycles continued to grow to suit the diverse needs of consumers. The system of multi-plate tires that can be exchanged back and forth while running was developed in France from 1900 to 1910 and gradually improved over time. 

In 1930, the European Bicycle Racing Organization allowed riders to use this system. This is extremely time consuming. This system helps riders save a lot of time when they want to change the speed of the car

Around the middle of the 20th century, the equipment system on the bike was completed such as a hand brake system, a lighter pedal ring, a dinamo light system mounted on the wheels, and the tires were also narrower to help reduce Friction allows the bike to move more smoothly and smoothly.

These bikes became very popular in Europe especially in the UK in the 1950s and were always improved during the remaining decades of the 20th century. And so the bike became a means of transportation. mainly in those days.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, peugoet bicycles have been greatly improved with the development of technology. In design, the chassis is made of different materials to reduce weight but still ensure durability as well as aerodynamic requirements.

Bicycles are carefully calculated by computer software that allows the production of bicycles that are safer for riders. And now new technology is applied such as making carbon fiber parts or electronic self-shifting system that makes the bike more and more modern.

Up to the present time, peugeot bikes have always been improved in parallel with the advancement of science and technology to meet the more stringent requirements of users.

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How trendy is cycling in the UK? (Part 2)

People can rent and exchange cars for short trips in the city area. The purpose of this program is to encourage the people of the capital to abandon bulky cars.

Pollution from the cars is one of the main causes of environmental pollution and chronic congestion to return to a bike that is both convenient and good. for health. The program also aims to build a friendly and environmentally friendly London image.

A major cycling culture trend is developing in London

From the program, the blue “Boris” bicycles have greatly increased the number of trips around London by bike, but they have created a more viral effect. It raises the awareness of road users, especially motorcyclists and cyclists.

There are many events and activities related to bicycles in London today. By connecting people with similar interests, she organized a bicycle parade to discover the beautiful architecture of the city of London, derived from the idea of ​​the Tweet Run program. took place in 2009.

So far, this event has attracted about 500 cyclists to meet every April every year with the principle of wearing a tweed outfit to join the bicycle parade.

Critical Mass is another bicycle-related event. An unofficial meetup will take place on the last Friday of each month with the participation of hundreds of cyclists to raise awareness of cyclists and motorcyclists.

A better news for London cyclists in the future is that the City of London recently announced a £ 1 billion funding package to improve vehicle transport infrastructure.

Under this plan, the capital city of London will have a clear distinction between bicyclists and motorcyclists on highways, adding two-way lanes for bicycles and most importantly, will increase the construction of more safe parking lots to create more favorable conditions for passengers to ride.

In addition, the city is also planning to implement the project “Bicycle superhighway”, in which the priority and safe lanes for cyclists will be built to help them move faster and safer. All of these projects are being implemented by the London Department of Transport to increase the frequency of using bicycles in the city to 4 times by 2025.

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

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How trendy is cycling in the UK? (Part 1)

For a long time Amsterdam of the Netherlands and Copenhagen of Denmark are known to the world as the “bicycle capital” because the number of vehicles here is greater than the city population. But now there are more London, England. 

Visiting the UK capital by bike will change your view of the city forever

The number of cyclists in London has doubled in the last 10 years, according to the London Cycling Campaign. With the increasing number of cyclists, the cycling culture in London is becoming 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 “bicycle paradise”

The trend of cycling is increasing in the capital of England so many people have to shop for themselves a bicycle to match the fashion trend in London. Some people are not too concerned about fashion, they will choose the best car to help them move as quickly as possible when the traffic situation in London is getting worse.

However, in a city that values ​​fashion such as London, it is not surprising that many large fashion brands of bicycle styles have developed and developed, such as Nonusual and Cyclodelic. These brands have quickly launched a range of fashionable clothes and accessories for bike fans.

You can check your bike’s machinery at the bike cafe

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

Bicycling awareness is increasing

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