• February 7, 2018 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Saint Malo – Marcel Kittel won his second victory at the Tour de France 2013. German rider who strengthens Argos-Shimano team was leading at the stage finish tenth, Tuesday (07/09/2013).

    Take the tenth stage of the Saint-Gildas-des-Bois Saint-Malo heading within 197 kilometers with the flat terrain.

    Kittel, winner of the first stage, touching the finish line at the beginning. He beat Andre Greipel in a sprint to the finish line and recorded a time of 4 hours 53 minutes 25 seconds.

    The third position is occupied by the United Kingdom rider, Mark Cavendish. Peter Sagan and William Bonnet following behind him.

    After the tenth stage, the yellow jersey as the marker leaders still held by the Team Sky rider, Chris Froome. Froome, who finished at No. 24 in the tenth stage, has now recorded a total time of 41 hours 52 minutes 43 seconds.

    Froome winning 1 minute 25 seconds over Alejandro Valverde who finished second. The third and fourth position is occupied by a two-rider team Belkin, Bauke Mollema and Laurens ten Dam. Roman Kreuziger who strengthens Saxo-Tinkoff team is in fifth position.

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  • February 5, 2018 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Twice a really bad accident did not dampen the spirit of the MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo to race forward again. He still comes to the Laguna Seca circuit ahead of the first official practice of MotoGP in the U.S. ninth series. The Spaniard was stated, if the doctors permit, he would not hesitate to join the race on Sunday (21/07/2013) this. Because he was used to performing in a state of physical injury at Laguna Seca.
    Three weeks ago Lorenzo suffered a fatal crash during the official practice ahead of the Dutch GP in Assen. Two broken collarbone and had surgery. Two days after surgery pen installation, the Spaniard severe fall while racing at Sachsenring Circuit, Germany. The incident resulted in the messy pen and must be reinstalled with eleven screws.
    But apparently he did not give up. Through twitter twitter he was ready to appear at the U.S. GP and wait for recovery from injury to perform at the Indianapolis circuit. But he was still present at Laguna Seca, ready should be allowed to perform, he would appear.
    “This is my second surgery on the left shoulder blade in a month’s time. Clearly there is still pain. But it felt my condition was better than the time at Assen. At that time I was just a day of rest, whereas now I have a week recovering. So conditions I am better than at Assen, but it was worse than the time in Germany, “he said.
    Different from the previous statement when he said he would not appear at Laguna Seca. Problem was he said, initially he did not think was possible appeared at Laguna Seca.
    “I think I am better at home calm. But then the incidents experienced by Dani (Pedrosa, Repsol Honda) at the Sachsenring, it opens my chances to seize the top position. Anyway I feel better condition the body is in two the last day. Here’s what changed my mind to perform, “he said.
    Lorenzo know very well the physical condition of the track at Laguna Seca and never had the experience of performing in the circuit in poor fit.
    “The circuit has many changes of direction, up and down and very short trajectory. We have to face 30 laps or more. In healthy physical condition it is difficult to finish the race there, now imagine if we are in a state of injury as I am today. But I’ve got thoughts raced there in a state of injury as well. In 2008 I raced there with an ankle injury and two on the first lap I was memetahkan back two wrist. In 2009 I do not break the scapula, but an injury to the ligaments of the shoulder muscles, so I race there with conditions the weight and finish in third position. In 2011, I fell and injured during the official practice waist but not too seriously, so I do a lot of racing experience in injured condition in the circuit, “he said.
    Concretely, Lorenzo said, depending on the development of the last two days. “Tomorrow we’ll see. Mornings at Laguna is usually very cold, foggy, and humid. Calm and we should see other drivers before entering the track.’s Very important so as not to fall and lose points,” said Lorenzo.

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  • Tontowi / Liliyana Absent in SEA Games 2013

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    February 3, 2018 /  Badminton, Uncategorized

    Tontowi Ahmad/Liliyana Natsir. (Foto: BadmintonIndonesia.org)

    JAKARTA – Indonesia’s best mixed doubles, Tontowi Ahmad / Natsir Liliyana been ruled out in the event the SEA Games 2013. Because the schedule clashed with the SEA Games tournament BWF Superseries Finals 2013.

    As reported by the official website of PBSI, Tontowi / Liliyana finally settled on the BWF tournaments. BWF Superseries Finals 2013 will take place on December 11 to 15, 2013, while the 2013 Games the sport of badminton will be played on 10-14 December 2013.

    “Tontowi / Liliyana will follow the BWF Superseries Finals, as the player who missed the tournament will get penalized. Instead, Riky Widianto / Richi Puspita Dilli SEA Games team will go with Muhammad Rijal / Debby Susanto “said Team Manager SEA Games, Ricky Soebagdja.

    Changes in the composition of players also occur in men’s singles and men’s doubles. Tommy Sugiarto is now in the ranking of the two rankings superseries also most likely have to play in the BWF Superseries Finals which will take place on 11 to 15 December 2013.

    Partner Hendra Setiawan / Mohammad Ahsan too, their position in the core team SEA Games 2013 will be replaced with a new men’s doubles partner, Ricky Karanda Suwardi / Berry Angriawan.

    The following list of Indonesian badminton team at the 2013 Games:

    men’s singles
    Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka and Wisnu Yuli Prasetyo

    women’s singles
    Linda Wenifanetri and Bellaetrix Manuputty

    women’s doubles
    Greysia Polii / Nitya Maheswari and Tiara Rosalia Krishinda Nuraidah / Gebby Ristiyani Imawan

    men’s doubles
    Angga Pratama / Rian Agung Saputro and Ricky Karanda Suwardi / Berry Angriawan

    mixed doubles
    Muhammad Rijal / Debby Susanto and Riky Widianto / Richi Puspita Dilli

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  • A look at how Chris Froome won the Tour de France

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    January 29, 2018 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    PARIS (AP) — Chris Froome is the second successive British rider to win the Tour de France. Here’s a look at his key moments:

    Stage 1

    Froome only had a few difficult moments on the bike. But one of those happened before the race had begun, with Froome tumbling off his bike after clipping a curb and grazing his right knee before the Stage 1 start. He changed bikes and returned to the peloton ahead of the official flag drop to start the Tour. If anything, it was the right time to fall because Froome avoided a heavy crash later on in the stage, when organizers changed the finish line area at the last minute because a team bus was camped on the line and unable to move.

    ”If that’s the only crash I have this Tour, I’ll take that,” Froome said at the time.

    Stage 8

    The first week of the Tour was about avoiding crashes and drinking enough water to cope with the searing heat as the race moved from Corsica and along the Mediterranean to Nice, Marseille and Montpellier. Once the race hit the high mountains of the Pyrenees, Froome launched a devastating attack on the last climb up to Ax 3 Domaines, and none of his rivals could even come close to catching him. That earned him the race leader’s yellow jersey – and the first question about doping. Froome’s incredible uphill speed drew comparisons to serial doping cheat Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of all seven Tour titles. Froome said he understood the suspicion but insisted he is clean. It would be the first of a barrage of questions he and Sky team manager Dave Brailsford would have to answer.

    Stage 9

    Isolated in the Pyrenees on a day when his Sky teammates fell apart, Froome had to withstand attacks from rivals all on his own. Colombian climber Nairo Quintana attacked him four times on the last climb but couldn’t break the Briton’s resolve. It was a defining moment as it showed he could defend just as well as he attacks.

    Rest Day 1

    Why was this rest day significant? Because Froome and Brailsford had to answer several questions about doping as the atmosphere started to turn sour. Self-professed Twitter experts provided a myriad of data, cycling blogs were full of comparisons with Armstrong and mainstream media outlets were keen to probe into why Froome is so good. It was a mere appetizer compared to what would happen on Rest Day 2.

    Stage 11

    Froome comes second to Tony Martin in the first time trial, missing out on victory by 12 seconds. It was still a victorious day for Froome as he finished more than 2 minutes ahead of archrival Alberto Contador and extended his race lead over the Spaniard to nearly 4 minutes.

    Stage 13

    For the first and only time, Froome loses to Contador after the Spaniard launched a clever late attack on a windy sprint stage to claw back more than 1 minute. It raised hopes – which proved fleeting – that the 2007 and ’09 champion could close the gap.

    Stage 15

    Froome did it again: another solo burst on the last climb up Mont Ventoux in Provence, one of the Tour’s most famed climbs. Froome showed rare emotion as he spoke of the pride he felt wearing the yellow jersey on the 100th Tour. His lead over Contador grew to 4 minutes, 25 seconds.

    Rest Day 2

    More questions about doping. Froome and Brailsford again assured reporters that they are racing clean. Brailsford offered to give the World Anti-Doping Agency unlimited access to Froome’s performance data. Froome snapped: ”Lance Armstrong cheated. I’m not cheating. End of story.”

    Stage 17

    Froome clinched his third stage victory, finally getting the time trial win he craved on a hilly course. Froome made up ground in the last third of the course after changing bikes, beating Contador by 9 seconds to move 4:34 ahead of him.

    Stage 20(equals)

    Froome assured everyone he would not go for any more stage wins in the three tough Alpine stages of the race. He stayed safe on Stages 18 and 19, but could not resist one last go on the penultimate 20th stage, jousting with Quintana and Joaquim Rodriguez on the day’s last climb up to Annecy-Semnoz. This time, Quintana beat him. But Froome still managed to extend his lead over Contador, who slipped off the podium and down to fourth.

    Stage 21

    Nothing left for Froome to do except ride safely on the processional stage and then enjoy a glass or three of chilled Champagne.

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  • Raikkonen was asked not to move to Red Bull

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    January 27, 2018 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Lotus Kimi Raikkonen tried to convince to stay on the team and did not move to Red Bull.
    “In the last two years we managed to close the gap to Red Bull. And we continue to catch up with this,” said Eric Boullier, Lotus boss told the BBC.
    Raikkonen speculation of a move to Red Bull’s Mark Webber came after deciding not to renew his contract with Red Bull.
    Click Webber will leave Formula 1 at the end of this year and will jump in NASCAR.
    With Daniel Ricciardo of Toro Rosso team, Raikkonen is considered as an ideal replacement for Webber.
    end of August
    Click Raikkonen record of achievement is quite impressive and for a while was in third position in the championship under the Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
    Boullier said that Raikkonen at Lotus future will be decided before August.
    “He’s old enough to decide what is best for him. Sides There is a positive side and a negative if he decided to move to Red Bull next year,” said Boullier.
    Beyond the technical factors, Boullier said there was a problem between Lotus and Raikkonen related payroll but Boullier confirmed that the salary arrears is now complete.
    Red Bull Webber himself said a replacement will be announced in late August.

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  • Lauda lengthly waiting F1 Racing in Austria

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    January 11, 2018 /  Racing, Uncategorized

    Niki Lauda. (Foto: Reuters)

    Spielberg – Good news for the Austrian society. Formula One (F1) will be re-rolling there. Former racing driver Niki Lauda admitted that he had been waiting for this for a long time.

    Effort to restore the F1 sport already done last year, after New Jersey failed to hold this year’s race debut. Since that time the owner of Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz and F1 boss, Bernie Ecclestone has agreed to hold the race in 2014.

    It also ended the 11-year wait Austrian lovers of the F1 calendar. Known, the first time the state has an estimated population was 8,032,926 at the 1964 F1 race held at Zeltweg Airfield, before moving to Österreichring in 1970.

    The last time Austria to host the 2002 F1 season. “This is the best thing that could happen to our country,” said Lauda, who won at Austria in 1984, the Kleine Zeitung on Wednesday (07/24/2013).

    “This publicity worldwide invaluable for Austria. I always look forward F1 title race back here, “said three-time F1 world champion.

    “In fact, all of this is left to Mr. Mateschitz. It means a lot to me, considering I also never won the race here, “he added.

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  • Moyes Believe Kagawa Quality

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    January 9, 2018 /  Football, Uncategorized

    Manchester United’s new coach, David Moyes excited by the skills possessed Shinji Kagawa. Moyes heard many positive things about the Japanese midfielder was straight out of Sir Alex Ferguson.
    “Sir Alex said many positive things about Shinji and its high quality. I had just met her, so we are still trying to know each other, “said Moyes as reported by Goal International.
    “Last season was his first season playing in the Premie League. He’s still young, so we hope to continue to grow. I’m looking forward to be working with him and I hope he has a good season, “said Moyes.
    Kagawa appeared last season as much as 26 times for United and scored 6 goals. 24-year-old player is also hoping to establish good cooperation with the new manager.
    “We’re still new to each other, but I intend to build mutual understanding between us,” said Kagawa. [bnt]

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  • Assou-Ekotto: It’s Sad to See FECAFOOT Suspended

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    January 8, 2018 /  Football, Uncategorized
    Indomitable lions defender, Benoit Assou-Ekotto has told Reuters Cameroon’s suspension from international football by FIFA because of alleged government interference in the country’s football federation will be resolved.
    “It is sad to see the Cameroon federation in this kind of situation but I’m sure the problem will be solved soon and we will hopefully qualify for the World Cup,” the Tottenham Hotspur left back told the London based international news agency Friday.

    The temporal ban imposed by the world’s football governing body came soon after Cameroon learned they would top the qualifying group because Togo fielded an ineligible player against them.

    It’s feared that if the ban is not lifted by September 6 Cameroon will not be able to play their final game against Libya and may be expelled from the qualification process for the 2014 finals in Brazil.

    Assou-Ekotto, 29, who joined Tottenham in 2006 from Lens, told Reuters he was happy at White Hart Lane despite local media speculation that he might soon leave the club.

    Asked about his future, he said: “When you spend seven years somewhere it is obvious you are happy there. I am not a man who likes to swap his team every two or three years and the club is a part of my world. I want to stay at Tottenham.”
    Assou-Ekotto, known for his forthright opinions and social conscience, believes there is more to life than football and said it was important to give back to communities.

    Assou-Ekotto is expected in Cameroon on Monday July 8, with a charity that is helping to save the sight of millions. “I want to help people to have a better life,” he said, before heading for a remote village to administer the 250 millionth treatment for river blindness for the international development organisation Sightsavers.

    “As footballers we have a chance to do things that can save the life of someone and by this treatment we can help someone to enjoy life. I’d never heard of this treatment before and it will be a fantastic experience for me to go and learn about them.”

    The World Health Organisation estimates that 37 million people are infected by river blindness – or onchocerciasis – in Africa with over 300,000 people already blinded by the disease. It is transmitted through the bite of a black fly, which breeds in fast-flowing water.

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  • Against Chelsea, Andik Not Seek Jersey

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    December 30, 2017 /  Football, Uncategorized

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  • Benitez backs Ancelotti Earn Success in Madrid

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    December 29, 2017 /  Football, Uncategorized

    Naples – Carlo Ancelotti will start the adventure with Real Madrid in the season 2013/2014. Rafael Benitez in order to provide support for the coach nicknamed Don Carlo success with El Real.

    Seat vacant after Madrid coach Jose Mourinho decides to move to Chelsea. To replace The Special One, on June 25, Los Blancos recruiting Ancelotti.

    The former Real Madrid B were now dealing with Napoli, Benitez, Ancelotti has the belief that to achieve success with Los Merengues.

    Benitez believes that Ancelotti will be able to bring Madrid back victorious after ending the season without a trophy last season.

    “We have a very good relationship. He is a good coach, a good person, and I believe that he will (bring Madrid) has achieved success. Somehow, Madrid has lost all desire to win,” said Benitez told Eurosport that dilanir by Football Espana.

    “I think that Madrid has always been a team that should be winning with a bit of superiority and it disappeared. And somehow he would bring it back,” added the coach who once worked with Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan, and Chelsea.

     

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