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Team Garmin-Sharp has announced its team for the 2013’s edition of the Giro d’ Italia which will defend the crown of Ryder Hesjedal. The Canadian racing ace with have the support of his team members David Millar, Christian Vande Velde, Peter Stetina, Nathan Haas, Robbie Hunter, Ramunas Navardauskas, Tome Danielson and Thomas Dekkar, when he starts the race in a bid to defend his title.
Speaking about the Giro d’ Italia, Hesjedal said that winning the 2012’s Giro was a dream come true for him and he is looking forward to pin on the Number 1 bib when the race kicks off on Saturday; he said it was a true honor. Speaking about his preparation for the Giro, the rider said that his season, this year as well, has been built with the Giro in focus and he has been preparing with the objective to defend his title and he will be doing his best for the same. He further added that his team was also extremely focused and motivated and he is confident that Garmin-Sharp will do well at the event.
Hesjedal said that he will be doing his best to honor the Number 1 bib and the race and after kicking off, he wants to take it day by day and concentrate accordingly. He said, “ We have an excellent team and all of us will be working together, striving hard every day in order to achieve our goal:”
Director of Garmin Sharp Charly Wegelius said that the Garmin-Sharp team has been built around the leader, Ryder Hesjedal and every member of the team is solely focused on performing to the best of his ability during the race and defending Hesjedals’ title. He further said that the Team was balanced and strong and everyone was looking forward to the difficult but beautiful race.
Nicknamed as Queen Victoria, Victoria Pendleton has been a successful name in Great Britain. She is a well-known track cyclist from Bedfordshire in England who specialized in team sprint and sprint disciplines. She represented England in many international competitions and won nine world championship titles. These titles include six world records in individual sprint discipline. These records are worth mentioning as they were recorded in the competitions like Olympics and Commonwealth Games. The contribution of Victoria Pendleton can never be denied in England as far as cycling is concerned.
Victoria has now come up with an innovative idea to promote and popularize women cycling in Perthshire in September this year. The preparations are on with serious measures and if things get going in the same manner then the first cycling race for women would come on September 20, 2013. This is certainly a big start for the women cycling in Britain. However, the first competition is supposed to be treated as a fun raising program for MacMillan Cancer Support, a noble cause which would be dedicated for the treatment of cancer.
Awarded with many social as well as sports awards in Britain, Victoria Pendleton is very much enthusiastic about hosting such a competition. The selection of Perthshire in Scotland has also one big reason. While justifying the selection of the venue at Perthshire, Victoria said, “The place is known for its wonderful scenic beauty and warm climate. Its friendly atmosphere would suit to each and every participant who would visit the place. Victoria has a bigger plan for this cycling competition for women as she wishes to make it a part of local festival. It would be organized every year as per the fixed time schedule and also with bigger prize money. The place is also known for two more events which would go together every year with this cycling competition for women.