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Archibald Breaking Mould In 2016 Olympic Quest

The very perception that Brit Cycling has its production chain of cyclists with preordained success is all set to change now- courtesy cycling champ Katie Archibald.

“The talent squad & Olympic Development Programme implies that you have grow up within a certain system where one realizes that top scorers are getting through what you are doing”, remarked the young lady cycling star. “I wasn’t ever involved in anything like this. I was born & brought up right there in Scotland & not here in Manchester.”

It’s tad more than couple of years since the Scottish champ watched 2012 London hosted Olympics from her place at Milngavie before venturing to Brit Junior Championships in Manchester Velodrome- where she triumphed at individual pursuit.

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Chris Horner Returns To The American Team

Chris Horner’s agent Baden Cook has confirmed that the 43 year old American will return to the US Cycling team. Chris Horner, the winner of 2013 Vuelta a Espana will continue his professional career in 2015 according to Baden.

The Italian Lampre-Merida team said earlier that they’ll not extend their contract with Horner. Chris Horner rode for the team for only one season and currently it is being speculated which team he would join next for the upcoming season. Brian Cook did not mention which team Horner would join.

Apparently there are not many teams Horner could possibly join. Cannondale-Garmin has finalized its team for 2015. United Healthcare also announced its team for the next season which had Astana team member, Janez Brajkovic. Novo Nordisk, another American professional continental team adopted a policy of including only diabetic players in its team. Horner is not likely to join a small team just to continue his professional career. The salary he was paid by Lampre-Merida is almost equal to the total budget of many American Continental teams.  Horner became the first American rider to win the Vuelta a Espana a year ago, and a racer of his stature is unlikely to join a small team.

Danny Van Haute, the manager of US Continental team Jelly Belly has said that he doesn’t have the money that would let him include Chris Horner in his team. BMC Racing and Trek Factory Racing, Two Major American teams can include Chris Horner in their list of riders if they intend to. BMC Racing’s Cadel Evans will retire after the next season’s Tour Down Under and Thor Hushovd will also be retiring after which they’d require new riders. Andy Rhis, the manager of BMC Team said that after Samuel Sanchez departs from the team, they’ll need a rider like Horner to ride for the team at the Vuelta and the Giro d’Italia.

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The Bird Zero Is The New Favorite In UK

UK has brought out the new Bird mainly for its mountain bikers. The Zero hardtail is the first one to come out. The goal of Bird is very simple. It is to produce the best bikes at the most affordable rates. You might find other brands giving the same features but the best part of choosing Bird is that it is completely UK based.

The Zero has ahead angle of 67 degrees and a travel fork of 140mm which gives a purer focus on the trail riding. The 650b wheels and the lack of aluminium tubing make it helpful to dive more straight. The 142 x 12 mm bolts along with the tapered head tube keeps its quiet stiff from the front to the back. The harshness is minimized by the perfect angle of the chainstay and the seat as it keeps the whole thing tight. This is where the comfort lies. The 70mm bar is really wide and it helps in maintaining the riding positions

The full length outer of the gear cables make the tyres better as the rest of the gear cables are tucked up under the top tube and so, they don’t cause a problem if it rains. The Zero has 5 different stock builds that you can choose from and each of them have the 6061 aluminium frame. You can even custom pick various specifications like the width of the handlebar, tyre, length of stem, etc. the prices start at 1175 pounds for the basic Zero but most of them are in your budget. If you can afford 1400 pounds, you can upgrade it to a great extent as you can add the features like front end grips and thus you have lesser arm pump.

The Bird is way lighter than the NS and so the climbs are faster and corners can be crossed more swiftly. The overall riding positions can be maintained very easily and so the riding becomes more comfortable.