Manizales Fair Circuit
The already traditional beginning of the national cycling calendar that takes place with a circuit in the capital of Caldas in the middle of its annual fair, will not have the organization of the departmental League, but is in charge of a private entity with the endorsement of the Institute of Sports from the city. Last year’s winner was the great road tripper Santiago Buitrago, today belonging to the ranks of the Bahrain team in the highest division of world cycling.
Tribute in memory of Dana Méndez canceled
An event in memory of the young cyclist Dana Méndez who tragically died on the roads of Boyacá in 2020 was scheduled for next Saturday, January 7. The parents of the unfortunate athlete have proposed to erect a bronze sculpture in the main park of their homeland, but given the refusal of the mayor of the municipality of El Pital (Huila) to allow the placement of the sculpture in the chosen site, the act had to be canceled waiting for a better opportunity.
Track Nationals in France
The National Track Championships for French cycling began at the Roubaix Velodrome, once again becoming a power and world reference in the modality after being seen at the World Cups in Paris at the end of the previous year. The local tournament aims to take advantage of the fitness of French cyclists, men and women, to face this challenge in the first instance and then move on to the European Championships that will take place in Switzerland from February 8 to 12.
Pozzovivo and Cavendish without team
The great Italian climber Doménico Pozzovivo, a great protagonist of the big stage races and who was part of the Intermarché team last year, does not have a contract for the season that is beginning and it does not seem easy for him to get one now when all the teams are practically ready to roll. The same path seems to be followed by the British packing star Mark Cavendish who finally did not appear at the official presentation of the Astana team with which he seemed to have reached an agreement.
Three Colombians in the United States Cycling League
Sergio Henao and Juan Esteban Arango in the DENVER team with the DISRUPTORS, as well as Bryan Gómez in the MIAMI NIGHT will be the representatives of Colombian cycling in the new United States Cycling League, the NCL, which is an entity willing to promote the cycling in that country through a format similar to that of gringo basketball, basing its activity on a whole series of criteriums or circuits and one-day races in a large part of the territory, granting a score that at the end of the season will allow an individual champion to be declared and one for teams.
New careers in Colombia
Looking carefully at the official FCC 2023 calendar you will find three new competitions: Villeta Grand Prix on January 14, Clásica Ciudad de Cúcuta (July 14-15-16), the July 20 Grand Prix three-day race (July 20 -July 23) in Bogota. The absence for one more year of any test that responds to the characteristics of a CLASSIC one-day race in the style of tests of this type in other countries, especially European ones, is noted.
World soccer champion furious practitioner of cycling
The DT of the Argentine soccer world champion team in Qatar (LIONEL SCALONI) is practically a fan of cycling, a sport he came to after leaving the competition as a professional soccer player. Scaloni lives in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and as soon as he arrived at his house in Argentina after the tributes to the National Team, he immediately appeared dressed as a cyclist to advance the practice of his favorite sport.
Thirty-five thousand kilometers, average of a professional cyclist per year
The current measurement systems existing in sport in general and cycling in particular allow us to know data as important as the exact number of kilometers traveled daily or in total by a cyclist, whether training or competing as a professional or simply a practitioner. Many of them usually publish them on their social networks and, for example, Alejandro Valverde let it be known that in 2022 he managed to cover a whopping 37,180 kilometers in 321 days of activity and for his part, another prominent cyclist like Dylan van Baarle covered 42,222 km in 340 days. of activity.
Two Canapro riders travel to Italy to test themselves at IL Pirata; team that pays tribute to Marco Pantani