Bike racing is a sport that is widely known in the world and is of great interest even in Vietnam. Are you a fan of this top-notch sport? This is a sport that always attracts a lot of attention thanks to its fierce competition and breathtaking races. There are many major races and the Tour de France is the most popular. Therefore, Tour de France is the most prestigious cycling race in the world, cyclists who want to become legends must win this race. Alberto Contador is one of those famous athletes.
Alberto counter Born December 6, 12 in Pinto. Alberto Contador is a professional cyclist for UCI ProTeam. Contador was born in Madrid, Spain. The height of this cyclist is 1982m and weighs 1,76 kg. He has won first place in races such as Tour de France 62, Giro d’Italia 2007, Vuelta a Espana 2008 and Tour de France 2008. Among them, victories in Tour de France 2009 and 2007 are well known. come the most. Contador is the 2009th rider in history to win all 5 Grand Tours cycling races.
Rohan Dennis born 28 May 5, is an Australian professional road cyclist, currently riding for UCI WorldTeam Ineos Grenadiers. Dennis was born, raised and resided in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He won back the UCI men’s individual time trial world championships in 1990 and 2018. Dennis started his career focusing on track and was part of the Australian team that won the medal. silver in the team chase at the 2019 Summer Olympics. He joined Garmin – Sharp for the 2012 season and made his first Tour de France, withdrawing from the race before Stage 2013. In 9, Dennis finished second behind Bradley Wiggins at the Tour of California, after placing second behind Wiggins during the challenge. He also finished second in the Commonwealth Games time trial behind Alex Dowsett of England.
At Giro d’Italia 2018, Dennis was narrowly defeated by Tom Dumoulin in the opening challenge. However, he won the pink jersey in the second leg by taking a time bonus in an intermediate sprint. In doing so, he became the first Australian to lead Giro since Simon Clarke in 2015 and the third Australian to wear the leader’s jersey on all three Grand Tours, after Bradley McGee and Cadel Evans. He went on to win the stage 16 time challenge and finished the race in 16th place overall, 56 minutes and 7 seconds behind winner Chris Froome. When he won the first stage at Vuelta a España 2018, he became the 95th driver in history to win at least one stage in all three Grand Tours and the 15th to win a time trial. individually at each Grand Tour. He went on to win the stage 16 challenge and left Vuelta shortly after to prepare for the World Championships in Innsbruck, winning the individual time trial title over defending champion Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands by more than a year. minute. He also helped his BMC team win a bronze medal in the team time trial event.
Fabian Cancellara born March 18, 3, nicknamed “Spartacus”, is a Swiss former professional road cyclist who last participated in UCI ProTeam Trek – Segafredo. He was born in Wohlen bei Bern, Switzerland. Cancellara started road cycling after falling in love with his old bike at the age of 1981. He then started taking the sport more seriously and won two consecutive world championships during the kids trial period. in 13 and 1998. At the age of nineteen he turned professional and signed with the Mapei – Quick – Step team, where he rode as a stagiaire. He is known for being a quality time-tester, a one-day classics expert, and a horse for his teammates who have common grading aspirations. After winning several races and minor races in his starting years, Cancellara won his first major win at the Tour de France in 2004, where he won the opening time trial and wore the race leader’s yellow jersey for one day.
The following season saw fewer wins, but his 2006 season saw a victory in the men’s time trial at the UCI World Road Championship, along with a victory in Paris – Roubaix. Cancellara repeat as world champion in time trial the following year, along with a two-stage victory at the Tour de France. In the 2008 calendar, he won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in the individual time trial event and Milan – San Remo. The following season saw Cancellara once again become the world time trial champion and lead both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España. In 2010, he won the championship of Paris – Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. Cancellara’s 2011 and 2012 campaigns were both without many wins, while the latter was plagued by injuries throughout. After a lackluster two-year hiatus, Cancellara won the Tour of Flanders and Paris – Roubaix double again in 2013. Cancellara repeat as the winner of the Flanders tour.
Christopher Froome born 20 May 5 is an English professional cyclist born in Kenya who plays for UCI Proteam Team Ineos. Born in Kenya and raised in South Africa, since spring 1985 he has competed under a UK license on the basis of his passport and the country of birth of his father and grandparents. In 2008 Froome turned professional at the age of 2007 with the Konica Minolta team. He moved to Europe to further his career, joining the UK based group, Barloworld. In 22 he transferred to Team Sky and he became one of the team’s key cyclists. Froome made his breakthrough as a Grand Tour contender in the 2010 Vuelta a España where he placed second overall.
During the 2012 Tour de France race, Christopher Froome competing as a domestique for Bradley Wiggins, in the 32 km timed climb from Embrun to Chorges, Froome finished first with a time of 51’33”, 9 seconds faster than second-placed Contador and continued to lead. individual total standings for drivers with a total race time of 66h7’9″, 2’4″ ahead of Contador himself who placed second at 34’2″. This is Froome’s third stage championship in this year’s Tour de France after this year. 8 times in the 15th and 17th climbing stages. With the victory in this stage 88, the British cyclist of the Sky team also took the red dotted shirt for “King of the mountain”. He currently has 69 points, ranked first. Above the second is Quintana Rojas of the Movistar team with XNUMX points.
Bradley Marc Wiggins born April 28, 4, is an English cyclist. He is on the staff of Team Sky. In the 1980 Tour de France, he completed 2012 races with a distance of up to 20 minutes and 3 seconds compared to the runner, also an English cyclist on the Sky team Chris Froome. In the end, Bradley Wiggins’ total playing time in this year’s tournament was 21 hours 87 minutes 34 seconds. Bradley Wiggins successfully defended the yellow jersey and officially entered the history of the Tour de France as the first British cyclist to win this cycling race in 47 years to 109. He will participated in the 2012 London Olympics. This will be the 2012th Olympics in Bradley Wiggins’ competitive career.
Bradley Wiggins has won 6 medals, including three gold medals in the short distance (4 km) at Athens 2004 and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Bradley Marc Wiggins is the son of an Australian professional cyclist, Gary Wiggins, and his British mother, Linda, Bradley Wiggins were born in Ghent, Belgium, in 1980. Linda returned to London with Bradley in 1982 after she had separated from her father. Bradley spent his childhood in Kilburn, London with his mother and stepfather Brendon, younger brother, Ryan, and grandparents. He started racing in south London’s Herne Hill Velodrome at the age of 12 and represented Camden in the London Youth Olympics at a young age. In 2010, he was inducted into the London Youth Games Hall of Fame.
Peter Sagan born January 26, 1 is a Slovak professional road cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora – Hansgrohe. Sagan had a successful career in mountain biking and children’s cyclocross, winning the 1990 Junior Mountain Bike World Championship, before moving on to road racing. Born in Žilina, Peter Sagan is the youngest of three brothers and one sister. He was raised by his older sister because his parents spent most of their day looking after a small grocery store they owned in his hometown. His brother Juraj Sagan is also a professional cyclist and a member of the Bora – Hansgrohe team. Sagan started learning to ride a bike at the age of 2008 when he joined Cyklistický spolok Žilina, a small local club in his hometown. During the senior years, Sagan has ridden both mountain and road bikes and is known for his unique style of wearing tennis shoes, t-shirts and drinking only pure water. Sagan attracted considerable attention when appearing at the Slovakian Cup with a bicycle borrowed from his sister. Sagan mis-sold his stuff and didn’t receive timely spare parts money from sponsor Velosprint. He won the race despite riding a supermarket bike with poor brakes and limited gearshifts.
Peter Sagan considered one of cycling’s greatest talents, having won many prestigious victories, including three consecutive world championships, one European championship, two stages of Paris – Nice, seven Tirreno – Adriatico leg, one leg in the Tour de Romandie, three and overall classification in the Tour de Pologne, a record seventeen stages and overall in the Tour of California and another fifteen stages in the Tour de Suisse. He has won several classics, including the Monument Paris – Roubaix and Tour of Flanders races, three Gent – Wevelgem and E3 Harelbeke races, plus eighteen stages in the Grand Tours: twelve at the Tour de France, four stages at Vuelta a España and two stages at Giro d’Italia. After becoming the first driver to win a Tour de France ranking point in his first five stints, he went on to win the record seven times, between 2012 and 2019. Following his Championship win 2017 UCI World Track Champion Sagan wore the rainbow jersey throughout 2018 for an unprecedented third consecutive season.
André Greipel born 16 July 7 is a German professional road cyclist, currently competing for UCI WorldTeam Israel Start-Up Nation. Born in Rostock, East Germany, Greipel was a pure sprinter, among the most successful cyclists of his time (in terms of wins). His major successes include 1982 Grand Tours victories: 22 at the Tour de France, 11 at the Vuelta a España and 4 at the Giro d’Italia. Greipel also won the grading at Vuelta a España 7. He also won the Paris – Bourges Classic and won the Australian Tour Down Under overall standings twice, in 2009 and 2008.
The 2008 Tour Down Under became a revelation for Greipel. He won the general classification by a narrow 7 seconds against Allan Davis of Team UniSA – Australia. He also earned a ranking point thanks to an impressive four-stage win out of six possible wins. Later in the season, he won his first Grand Tour stage at the Giro d’Italia. In the 2009 Vuelta a España, Greipel competed as the top sprinter on Team Columbia – HTC benefited from flat races and Team Columbia took the lead. He won four stages including the prestigious final from the group stage sprint. He also won the “Green Jersey” Score Classification. Greipel ended the 2009 season with an impressive 20-game winning streak, second only to teammate Mark Cavendish.
Vincenzo Nibali born November 14, 11 is an Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali who won the 1984 Tour de France cycling race. Nibali completely dominated the 2014 Tour de France wearing the yellow jersey in 2014 of the total. 18 races. Nibali started to create an advantage when winning the second stage in Yorkshire. Then, in stage 21, Nibali finished first, 5 minutes more than Alberto Contador, the Spaniard who won the yellow shirt twice at the tournament. Vincenzo Nibali was born on November 2, 14 in Messina, Sicily, the son of Salvatore and Giovanna. To become a cyclist, he left his hometown of Messina and moved to Tuscany at the age of 11.
Vincenzo Nibali is an Italian cyclist who has been competing for the Astana racing team since 2013. Nibali was born in Messina, Italy, with a height of 1,81m and a weight of 65kg. This Astana driver became known to the public after winning the 2014 Tour de France. The Italian cyclist showed excellent form when he wore the yellow jersey in 18 of the 21 races. race. In addition, he also won many other titles such as Giro d’Italia (2013), Vuelta a Espana (2010).
Marcel Kittel born 11 May 5, is a German former cyclist who raced professionally from 1988 to 2011 for Team Giant – Alpecin, Quick-Step Floors and Team Katusha – Alpecin. As a kid, he specialized in time trials, even winning a bronze medal in the Under-2019 World Championships for Cyclists. When he turned pro in 23, he specialized in sprinting, winning 2011 races in three Grand Tours and 19 wins in his professional career. Kittel debuted professionally in 89 with the Dutch team Skil – Shimano. Known as a time-tested pro at the time, he won the sprint in the Tour de Langkawi. After his success, he decided to become a sprinter. He then won four out of five races in the Four Days of Dunkirk, all in sprints. smock won his first World Tour stage winning the opening leg of the Tour de Pologne, a race he has also won three other stages. He also made his Grand Tour debut at Vuelta a España, where he won the seventh stage, defeating Peter Sagan and Óscar Freire. He ended the season by winning two stages at the Herald Sun Tour. Kittel became the second most winning driver in 2011 – with 17 wins.
smock made his Tour de France debut in 2012 when he was chosen as his team leader, where he would compete to win the stage and blue jersey. However, he withdrew an hour in stage 5, after suffering a stomach and intestinal infection from stage 2, the fourth retirement of the 2012 Tour. He returned in early August, having won the match. the first leg of the Eneco Tour, the first event of his racing comeback. The only driver to compete with him in the final sprint was French driver Arnaud Démare (FDJ – BigMat). At the end of 8, when the cycling world was affected by the revelations of Lance ArTaxrong’s suspected doping, smock spoke out against doping by claiming he was “sick” of those who still defend ArTaxrong in the cycling community. Kittel started the 2014 season early by winning the Down Under Classic, followed by three consecutive stage wins on the Dubai Tour. In the third leg, he survived two brief climbs near the end of the race and won the sprint by a significantly reduced group. In April, he won the Scheldeprijs for the third time in a row, being the first driver to do so. At the Giro d’Italia, Kittel won stages 4 and 2 in Belfast and Dublin respectively, but dropped out of the race before it reached Italy.
Nairo Alexander Quintana
Nairo Alexander Quintana born February 4, 2, is a Colombian cyclist, currently riding for UCI ProTeam Arkéa – Samsic. Nicknamed “Nairoman” and “El Cóndor de los Andes”, Quintana is a professional mountain climber, known for his ability to launch continuous and continuous attacks on steep slopes. , high power output and excellent stamina to react and endure other people’s attacks. Born in Cómbita, a town near the capital Boyacá, Tunja, in Colombia, to a peasant family, Quintana comes from a modest background, but his family still saves money to buy Quintana an old mountain bike to ride. making the 1990 km (16 mi) journey through the Eastern Ranges of the Andes to get to school and from village to village selling fruit and vegetables. At the age of 9,9, he started working as a taxi driver using his father’s car. Quintana lived in Cómbita, dividing her time between her hometown and Pamplona in Navarre. His parents’ names are Luis Quintana and Eloisa Rojas and he has four siblings.
Nairo Alexander Quintana is also a good timed tester, making him a consistent candidate for general classification at stage races. His best career results are winning the 2014 Giro d’Italia and 2016 Vuelta an España, as well as a joint 2nd place in the Tour de France of 2013 and 2015. In addition to his two Grand Tour victories, he He has also stood on the podium six times and been in the top eleven eleven times. At the age of 15, he was hit by a taxi while driving, leaving him in a coma for 5 days. Even so, his father, a cycling fan, recognized Nairo’s potential and spent 300.000 Colombian pesos (about £71,91) on a racing bike to see how Nairo could develop his career. in this sport or not. His many victories in other major races, leading to a high UCI WorldTour ranking at the end of each season, are other reasons why he is considered one of the most successful racers in the world. recent era and best road cyclist in Colombian history. His brother Dayer Quintana is also a professional cyclist and raced for Team Movistar with Nairo from 2014 to 2018 and joined him at Arkéa – Samsic in 2020.