THE BEST WORLD BIKERS
Bike is the most popular transport in the world. Hundreds of millions ride it every morning, millions learn it from childhood, thousands go in for cycling and only a few become the best in it. That’s about the best cyclists in the world and our story will go.
One of the most famous cyclists of our time is Lance Armstrong, who was born on September 18, 1971. From the age of 12, this guy began training in the triathlon and by 16 became a professional in this program. The athlete’s greatest strength was cycling, so he turned his attention to him more closely. In 1993, Lance won his first World Cup. In total, during his sports career, the cyclist won bronze at the Olympic Games in Sydney, and also won seven times in the Tour de France multi-day race. A distinctive feature of this person is his strength of mind. In 1996, Armstrong was diagnosed with cancer with metastases, which he cured, and after which he returned to the track.
Alberto Contador Velasco is a professional road racer, originally from Spain. Born in 1982 in Pinto. In 2004, an athlete had a blood clot in his brain, and for almost a year he restored his health. In 2005, at the Tour Down Ander race stage, he won first place, in 2007 he won the last stage of the Paris-Nice race. Alberto three times became the winner of the famous Tour de France, twice – in 2008 and 2011 – wins first place in the Giro d’Italia. At the Vuelte race in 2008, he was the main contender for the victory and lived up to his expectations. Thus, Contador is the fifth cyclist to win all three Grand Tours.
Joaquim Rodriguez is a Spanish cyclist who has been playing for the Russian Katyusha team since 2010. Born May 12, 1979. The first sporting achievement of Joaquim is climbing Montjuic. This athlete is generally known as an excellent mountain biker, so most of the mountain stages of various world races are won by him. So he three times became the winner of the mountain classification “Vuelta of Spain.” In 2010, Joaquim won eight prizes in the same race, thereby allowing his team to become the first and to receive the title of best cyclist of the year. In 2011, Rodriguez won the two stages of the “Vuelta of Spain” and “Criterion Dauphine Liber”, and then took third place in the Tour of Lombardy. In 2012, the cyclist climbed three times to the top step of the podium, and this happened at the Tours of the Basque Country and Tirreno Adriatico. These achievements brought the total number of victories of the athlete to 15, and this is only in the last two years, and after all there are 19 prizes at various stages of the famous races. Well, apparently, the athlete and the team found each other.
Philippe Gilbert is a professional Belgian cyclist. Born in 1982, July 5th. To date, this athlete is considered one of the strongest riders in the classic one-day competitions. Philippe’s professional career began in 2003, when the first race was won – the Tour de l’Avenir stage. In 2004, he defeated the Tour Down Ander young riders, in 2005 became the first in a series of French races, which allowed him to get the French Bicycle Cup. In 2006, he excelled at the Furmi and Wallonia Grand Prix, won the Eneco Tour and Criterium Du Dofin stages. The year 2007 was greasy and difficult for the athlete – he was diagnosed with skin cancer. Returning to sport in 2008, he won the Vuelta Mallorca and Paris Tours, and in 2009 repeated this success. In 2010 and 2011, Gilbert became the first at Amstel Gold Flight. “The year 011 brought two more major victories to the bike rider’s piggy bank -“ Liege – Bastogne – Liege ”and“ Classic of San Sebastian ”.
Evans Kadel is a professional cyclist from Australia. He was born in 1977, on February 14. As a child, he began to get involved in mountain bike racing, from which he began his career. In this discipline, he received the silver medals of the World Championship among juniors in 1997 and 1999. In the summer of 2000, Evans decided to go on a bicycle race. In 2002, after hard training, good results appeared – a victory in the Tour Down Ander. In 2006, the athlete won the Tour de Romandy. In the same year, as in the following, he was called the Australian Cyclist of the Year. 2009 began with third place at Vuelta Spain, followed by a victory in the men’s World Cup. 2010 did not bring any special results, as minor troubles and injuries constantly interfered with the races. Well, 2011 was one of the best in the career of a cyclist. He won several stages of various races, and took first place in the famous Tour de France, becoming one of the oldest athletes winners.
These are the results shown by the best cyclists in the world. They spend a lot of time in training, racing, they get injured, get sick, lose, but then win, showing everyone their strength of mind, the will to win. It’s worth looking up to such people, right?