{{ 'Go back' | translate}}
Njus logo

Cycling news | Njus India

Esow Alben wins silver in individual sprint at UCI World Junior Track Cycling Championship

Cycling Scroll

This was Esow’s third medal in the compeition, having won team gold in sprint and individual Keirin bronze
'Esow Alben continued his dream run at the UCI World Junior Track Cycling Championship as the 18-year-old added an individual sprint silver to the team gold and Keirin bronze medal on Saturday. The cyclist from Port Blair, who had finished seventh in the sprint’s qualifying with a timing of 10.225, had to come to through an additional knock out rounds to make it to the last 16 where the top-four finishers were already seeded. He began by beating Great Britain’s James Bunting and then got the better of Australia’s John Trovas to reach the quarter-finals, which had a best of three race format. In the last eight round, Esow surprised Australian Sam Gallagher, who had finished second in qualifying, 2-0 to set up a semi-final against Germany’s Julien Jager. It looked like Esow could miss the final after losing the first race against Jager but came back to win the next two under pressure to set up a final clash against Konstantinos Livanos of Greece. In the fast paced final, Esow managed to level the scores after the second race but could not maintain that tempo and missed out on the gold medal losing the summit clash 2-1. #Cycling Esow won the Silver medal 🏅 in Sprint event. This is his.. Read more'

Cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht Dies After a Crash in Tour of Poland

Cycling Essentially Sports

In a spot of tragic news, Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht succumbed to injuries sustained in a crash.The 22-year old was rushed to the hospital immediately, sadly, it was too late for him.
'In a spot of tragic news, Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht succumbed to injuries sustained in a crash.The 22-year old was rushed to the hospital immediately, sadly, it was too late for him.His team, Lotto-Soudal announced, “The biggest tragedy possible that could happen to the family, friends and teammates of Bjorg has happened… Rest in peace Bjorg.” According to Polish news website Onet, Bjorg Lambrecht collided with a concrete structure.The incident took place around 30 kilometres into the race during an unexpected rain shower.Attempts were made to resuscitate him on the spot, before he was taken in a critical condition to a hospital in Rybnik.Tragically, Onet reported that he died on the operating table. #BREAKING Belgian cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht dead after Poland crash: reports pic.twitter.com/MHUZf3NIyY — AFP Sport (@AFP_Sport) August 5, 2019 “It wasn’t a high-speed descent.It was a straight and wide road.He had a moment of hesitation, he left the asphalt and the tragedy occurred,” said race director Czeslaw Lang to PAP Agency. “The injuries were so serious that we called for a helicopter and an ambulance.He was transported to hospital.His heart started beating again but he sadly died during the operation.” “There are no words to describe this tragedy.Bjorg Lambrecht passed away during following an accident on today’s stage.Our thoughts are with his family, friends, team and the whole cycling community.” The @Lotto_Soudal confirmed that promising young Belgian Bjorg Lambrecht has died following a crash during stage 3 of the Tour de Pologne.The 22-year-old crashed into a concrete culvert with just over 50km to go in the 150.5km stage. @TityThierry @Hitclo @Augustinbig pic.twitter.com/5OoFL6qspy — TV 250 + CYCLING (@TV250RWANDA) August 5, 2019 Meanwhile, coming to the actual race itself, German cyclist Pascal Ackermann took the stage three victory.Initially, Fabio Jakobsen crossed the finish line first, but it was taken away from him.The reason behind the penalty was an irregular sprint heading into the finish line.Naturally, there were subdued celebrations and Ackermann paid tribute to the late Bjorg Lambrecht. “Today, the result of the race doesn’t matter,” Ackermann said. “I was devastated to hear today’s tragic news and I would like to personally send my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bjorg Lambrecht and everyone at Lotto-Soudal.” Belgian rider Bjorg Lambrecht was killed in a crash at the Tour of Poland on Monday.Read the full article at Belgian rider Lambrecht dies after Tour of Poland crash on https://t.co/00mfeWjOP6 . https://t.co/bvc4Os31u1 via @cyclingboomer #velo #bike pic.twitter.com/dW0k3jLcWO — Boomer Cycling (@CyclingBoomer) August 5, 2019 Meanwhile, 2018 World Road Race Champion, Alejandro Valverde tweeted his condolences.He also echoed Ackermann’s comments on Twitter and gave his own tribute to the Belgian. “Deeply sorry for the loss of Bjorg Lambrecht, a cyclist who had demonstrated a lot in a few years,” the Spaniard said.  “My deepest condolences to family, friends and team.” Pascal Ackermann built up a hefty advantage of 12 seconds to second-placed Fernando Gaviria after the 150.5km run between Chorzow and Zabrze.Bjorg Lambrecht have died after today’s fatal crash during #TdP2019 — Kamil Żakowski (@kamilzakowski) August 5, 2019 What made his passing even more heart breaking was Lambrecht’s excitement ahead of the race.In fact, he even shared his excitement in a video shortly before the event.He said,  “I hope I have a good condition to make some good results for me and the team,” Bjorg Lambrecht joined the Lotto-Soudal team in 2018 and re-signed for two more years in June.He had had a run of good results during one-day classics earlier in the year, and was named most promising youngster in the June tour of the Dauphine, a preparatory event of the Tour de France . As a tribute to Bjorg, Lotto Soudal will take the start in the neutralised stage four of the @Tour_de_Pologne today. — Lotto Soudal (@Lotto_Soudal) August 6, 2019 . The post Cyclist Bjorg Lambrecht Dies After a Crash in Tour of Poland appeared first on Essentially Sports .'

Cycling: Champion-in-waiting Egan Bernal set to become first Colombian to win Tour de France

Cycling Scroll

Defending champion and Bernal’s teammate Geraint Thomas ended the day in second overall, with Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk in third.
'Egan Bernal all but clinched victory in the Tour de France, defending his overnight lead in the penultimate stage which left him only needing to cross the finish line on Sunday’s twilight parade into Paris to become the first Colombian winner of cycling’s greatest prize and its youngest in more than a century. The champion-in-waiting said he was so nervous on the climb to Val Thorens in the Alps that he counted down the kilometres on the way up as defending champion and teammate Geraint Thomas ended the day in second overall, with Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk in third. “I still have to get to Paris but it’s incredible,” said 22-year-old Bernal who will become the Tour’s youngest winner since Francois Faber in 1909. “I’m a little calmer now. I kept thinking 5km, 4km, 3km one less, one less to go each time as we came up the mountain. “When we got to the finish and Geraint held out his hand I realised it was over and I was going to win the Tour de France.” The stage itself was won by 2014 champion Vincenzo Nibali who broke from the main contenders late on to win by 17sec at the line where he raised his finger to his lips and.. Read more'