Francois Pervis, the 30 years old French Cyclist who competes in the track cycling category is making preparations for defending three of his titles in the World Track Cycling championships scheduled to be held in Paris which will start from this week.
Pervis, who has earned the title of world’s fastest man, has said that when he was a junior, he showed signs of potentially becoming successful in cyclo-cross category. Pervis has also said that once his dream was to ride in the one day Classics races namely the Paris Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. At the very beginning of his career, Francois Pervis used to ride the road races.
Two of his competitors at that time were Sebastian Turgot, who rides for the Ag2r-La Mondiale team and Damien Gaudin who also rides for the above mentioned team. Another competitor of Francois Pervis was Vincent Jerome rides for the Europcar team. Pervis said that there was intense competition between him and his rivals. He regrets not becoming a professional cyclist at the same time when his rivals became professional riders. He said that when his rivals became professional cyclists, his training was not equal in intensity to that of his rivals, rather it was less. (more…)
Nacer Bouhanni has said that he wants to become a boxer after he retires from cycling.
Before Bouhanni became a professional cyclist, he used to be a fighter. Every year, he includes boxing as a part of his winter training program. Bouhanni has said that he might quit cycling some time before or after he becomes 32 years old and after that he expects to be able to do boxing for two years at least. He said that he will dedicate himself to the sport completely just like he did in his cycling career.
Bouhanni will ride for the French second division team Cofidis in the 2015 season. He rode for FDJ.fr team for four years after he started his professional cycling career. (more…)
Chris Froome is very eager to start preparing for 2015 season after spending the off season riding in odd criterium and riding in the Himalayas and marrying his fiancée Michelle Cound.
Chris Froome mentioned his riding in the Himalayas in Team Sky’s website. He said that it was a different experience for him and he enjoyed it. Froome considers that after the end of a season, it is very crucial to correct one’s performance shortcomings and prepare for the next season. He said that he’s very eager to resume training for the upcoming season.
The 2014 season was a very bad one for Froome. This season his main aim was to defend his Tour de France Title but he failed to do so due to crashing. Froome considers that the starting stages of the race to be his highlight of this season.
He said that being able to start in Yorkshire was an unforgettable experience for him. He said that being the previous winner of the race, he got enormous support there and it was a great experience for him.
Froome’s failure to perform well in the Tour de France was a very disappointing experience for him. But he regards his performance at the Vuelta a Espana to be satisfying. He also performed very well in Tour de Romandie but he still considers his performance at the Vuelta to be his most satisfying experience of this season. He said that even though he couldn’t perform well in the tour, he’s still happy about the other victories he got in this season.
Froome didn’t clearly say which races, in the upcoming season, he’ll participate in. He said that he regards Giro d’Italia to be a big opportunity and he said that participating in Tour de France is something he needs to decide carefully. Froome said that for the next season his main goal is to perform well.